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Topic # 80664 2-Apr-2011 10:27
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Any one in the know, know when the LG PZ950 (50" Plasma - Active 3D Full HD ) will be hitting our shores? And SRP?

The specs look very nice, and will no doubt be cheaper than comparable Panny (GT30/VT30).

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  Reply # 456296 7-Apr-2011 11:06
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can is ask why are you going For an LG? yeah it maybe nice but im sure theres a Panasonic that will blow it off the water



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  Reply # 456335 7-Apr-2011 12:04
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In an ideal world I would probably look at a 65" VT30. But I don't want to remortgage my house to buy a TV.

I am considering a GT30, but until I see some reviews between the Panny GT30 and LG PZ 950, I'll keep an open mind.

Some reasons I don't like the GT30:

- Only 24p 2:2 pulldown versus the 3:3 on the PZ950.
- Still using IR to sync glasses (prone to lose sync causing flickering issues) vs RF on the LG
- basic web content, limited apps, no browser. LG are quite ahead in this area
- Stupid silver strip around glass panel, apparently quite a distraction. PZ950's look sexy.

So unless the PQ of the LGs if substantially worse than the GT30, that is what I will be chosing.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 456610 7-Apr-2011 23:52
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If LG manage to incorporate a decent filter for 2011, they may well be on par with the Panasonic's for this year. However, the entry level panels I've had the chance to look at... well, they don't exactly fill me with hope.
BUT - they do get a lot better as you move up the range.

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  Reply # 456640 8-Apr-2011 09:24
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stick to panasonic - better in every way



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  Reply # 456649 8-Apr-2011 09:56
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Riiiiight. I was waiting for the onslaught of completely groundless statements.

I would rather watch 24p content at 72Hz than 48, just one way in which Panasonic is not better in these similarly priced sets.

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  Reply # 456657 8-Apr-2011 10:10
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raydenl: In an ideal world I would probably look at a 65" VT30. But I don't want to remortgage my house to buy a TV.

I am considering a GT30, but until I see some reviews between the Panny GT30 and LG PZ 950, I'll keep an open mind.

Some reasons I don't like the GT30:

- Only 24p 2:2 pulldown versus the 3:3 on the PZ950.
- Still using IR to sync glasses (prone to lose sync causing flickering issues) vs RF on the LG
- basic web content, limited apps, no browser. LG are quite ahead in this area
- Stupid silver strip around glass panel, apparently quite a distraction. PZ950's look sexy.

So unless the PQ of the LGs if substantially worse than the GT30, that is what I will be chosing.





If you want a GT30, you'll have to import one.
http://panasonic.net/avc/viera/asia2011/index.html

Edit: Don't know why that link isn't working properly. Delete the last bit of garbage from the url (%EF%BB%BF)


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  Reply # 457075 9-Apr-2011 20:32
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raydenl: Riiiiight. I was waiting for the onslaught of completely groundless statements.



I would rather watch 24p content at 72Hz than 48, just one way in which Panasonic is not better in these similarly priced sets.


It's all guess work I suppose - you NEED to put both TV's side by side to assess the differences. And most importantly, you need to put the NZ versions next to each other as the specs always seem to vary quite a bit from one country to another.



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  Reply # 459642 17-Apr-2011 12:19
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So it appears we (NZ) are not getting the Panny GT30, or the Samsung D7000.

LG won't reply to any if my emails regarding the PZ950, so it doesnt look hopeful.

It appears if you live in NZ you either have to buy the premium high end sets (VT30, D8000) or the cheap crap.


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  Reply # 459647 17-Apr-2011 12:28
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raydenl: 
- basic web content, limited apps, no browser. LG are quite ahead in this area


this is true. every 3-4 months, there will be firmware and app updates online.





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  Reply # 459775 17-Apr-2011 16:32
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Where did you get info re D7000? Samsung and jbhifi have told me they should be here first week of may

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  Reply # 459780 17-Apr-2011 16:38
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Also does any one know if we will get the LG led passive 3d in new Zealand?

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  Reply # 459796 17-Apr-2011 17:20
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raydenl: So it appears we (NZ) are not getting the Panny GT30, or the Samsung D7000.



LG won't reply to any if my emails regarding the PZ950, so it doesnt look hopeful.



It appears if you live in NZ you either have to buy the premium high end sets (VT30, D8000) or the cheap crap.





Where did you hear  that D7000 wasn't available? I sold the UA55D7000 just last week - Noel Leeming

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  Reply # 459797 17-Apr-2011 17:22
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Which Noel lemming? do you have more Im eager to get my hands on one

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  Reply # 459803 17-Apr-2011 17:38
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I don't have any release dates or pricing, but both the PZ950 and Cinema3D LW6500 will be available in NZ.

(Source: LG)

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  Reply # 459819 17-Apr-2011 18:35
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LW6500 also?

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