At Panasonic shop
Main AV Setup: Panasonic 50VT65 TV (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1, Optimum AV300 AV Stand, QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable & Chord Silver Plus HDMI Cables. Gadgets: iPad 4 & iPhone 4S.
Can't work out why the 50GT50 is cheaper than the 50ST50?
Perhaps Panasonic are dumping 50GT50s onto the market.
Perhaps Panasonic are dumping GT50s onto the market.
Seems a strange thing to do. They are clearly selling a lot though.
Well, if they have over produced on them they may need to get rid of excess stock.
John Lewis definitely seem to have an endless supply at present.
Don't buy a Panasonic TV, I have the GT50 and a fault developed within the first year. They refused to do anything about it, customer service is appalling!!
Does the GT50 suffer with the 50Hz bug like previous models?
Home Cinema: Pioneer Kuro KRP-500A, Sky+HD 2TB, Oppo BDP-95EU, Pioneer SC-LX83, Monitor Audio Apex (4xA10s,1xA40), B&W PV1D.
Cables: QED Signature subwoofer lead, Van den Hul Clearwater and QED Silver Micro speaker cables, Chord Active and Audioquest Pearl HDMIs.
Headphones: B&W P7, Bose QC3.
Gaming: PS3 Slim 320GB, Sony Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0.
Misc: Apple TV3, Arcam rCube, Kef Picoforte 3, Iphone 4S 64GB, iPad Air.
I didn't see any sign of it on Sky, it was perfect.
We worked this one out a couple of years back, that is why most of us buy from John Lewis now.
Yes. So do this year's Panasonics, to an arguably lesser degree.
Hardware: Panasonic TX-P50VT65B (calibrated); Cambridge Audio Azur 651BD; Yamaha RX-A810; Teac PD-H600; PS3; B&W 601 & 600LCR (series 3); Q Acoustics QAV (rear)
Furniture and Accessories: BLOK Classix 3000 Oak AV Cabinet; Atacama Nexus 6 (atabite metal filled); 3D3 A1112
Surely it is just a downside of plasma technology now though? My Pioneer 5090 suffered bad on analogue watching football on something like ITV2 or 4. It was just as bad as my Panasonic 50V20.
The new Samsung plasma TVs will no doubt suffer to some degree too all plasma do. The better the source you feed it will take away the problems.
The 50Hz bug is Panasonic specific, or at least it has been since the 20 series. (Not that I'm criticising your new TV.)
Plasma TVs from all manufacturers suffer from certain motion issues, such as dynamic false contouring, but Samsing plasmas don't suffer from 50Hz motion problems in the same way as Panasonic plasmas. Samsung plasmas have their own motion hiccups, however, such as the F8500's tendency to stutter briefly after cut scenes.
60Hz and 24p content are both fine on Panasonic plasmas, though of course much of our viewing in the UK comprises 50Hz content, assuming we watch TV rather than Blu-rays exclusively.
It's a shame, but there you go. 50Hz motion looked smoother on my G10 than on any Panasonic plasma I've owned since. Unfortunately the G10 suffered from the rising black problem and had no advanced calibration controls.
I don't tend to agree with you here and neither does Steve Withers reading his comments on AV. If you ask him now about the problems that exist on Panasonic TVs about the 50hz problem he will tell you it is there of sorts but it is now just a downside of plasma technology not a specific problem in itself. He spoke about this quite a bit when reviewing this years range in his after comments. Pioneer's do exactly the same as the VT65 on an analogue source, so I am not sure how you can keep calling it a Panasonic problem?
I have seen the new Samsung plasmas on analogue too because our John Lewis only demos that TV on it, and it does not look good with motion, but like I said this is just a downside of plasma technology, which Steve Withers refers to a lot.
When I referred to analogue I meant and mean Freeview.
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