Interesting the higher up the range, the less bright the TV gets!
The higher end models use more aggressive filters. As a result, the panel has to run brighter to compensate for the filter's dimming effects. This is why the VT65 uses fans, while the GT60 doesn't need them.
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I was just starting to think there might be a problem with the brightness of the VT range, but hearing what you and other people have said I don't think it is an issue. I know the VT30 was not bright though and the VT50 got critised a bit there too.
Only way to be sure is to see the TVs for yourself, but there's virtually nothing between the GT60 and VT65 in terms of peak brightness.
Interesting the sound got criticised on the GT60, I think that pushed me more towards the VT65 too.
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The sound is surprisingly good on the VT65. Of course it's no substitute for a dedicated 5.1 system, or even a decent soundbar, but with a few tweaks the TV sounds better than I expected.
Has anyone compared the 2D PQ of the GT60 with the ST60? I want to replace my Panasonic G15 42" set with a new plasma. First I had my mind set on the ST60 but the THX and ISF picture modes of the GT60 intrigue me somewhat. Is the GT60 really a clear step-up from the ST60 with regards to PQ?
Is the GT60 really a clear step-up from the ST60 with regards to PQ?
This review, of the 50GT60, compares it to the ST60 in several places http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-tx-p50gt60-201304052795.htm.
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can the review team someone comment on how much better or not the Gt60 is over the Gt50 for just bluray picture quality...? Joe cox said that you could....
This review from Cnet http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/tvs/panasonic-tx-p42gt60b-review-50010976/ does compare (favourably!) the 42GT60 with its GT50 predecessor in two aspects, but not explicity for Blu-Ray quality, though overall they rate it very highly.
It would be nice if one of the what hi fi reviewers could come back and answer some of questions...they said they would, and other sites reviewers do...
any chance guys?
Still no GT60 on the John Lewis website! Has anyone got any up to date info on if they will or not? If they are going to stock it, surely it will appear in the next week?
Back to the original OP, picked up my new TV last week and WOW, even with rudimentery tinkering out of the box(THX Optimiser) the picture
is superb. I had no real plans to calibrate however i am definately going to, to squeeze the last drop out of it.
Watched Life of Pi over the weekend on sky HD and although i suspect it would look great on any TV it was at times
a staggering picture. The range of colour was unbelievable. Cant wait to run it in and then get the pros in (any recommendations would be appreciated, i live in Lancaster)
I could not care less about the sound, so far absolutely no down sides although from following several threads i may not yet be out of the woods.
For the money amazing
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where did you get it?
what do you mean by 'may not be out of the woods'.? Has the gt60 been reported as developing problems or are you referring to last years gt50 and the fact that the gt60 might be the same?
A clumsy statement i was referring to some reported issues with the GT50, to date i am unaware of issues with the GT60.(no doubt someone will now post a link)
Got the TV from Roy Jowett's in Colne, i enquired on the Tuesday, they needed to order one in and it arrived on the Thursday, great service and
great price including 5 year warranty.
As others have said it was a little cheaper in a couple of midland stores, however in the end i felt better getting one more locally in case of issues down the line.
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