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panasonic 50vt65

Hi Peep's.

I currantly have the Pana 50VT50.  I have noticed on standered definition the faces break up.. And they go greeny/yellow.. What is this? It's starting to annoy me a little.  Beisdes that i have no issue with the set. I have the option of returning and getting the 50VT65 in return...  Is the latter worth the additional cost? If so, can anyone direct me on to a good deal so JL can price match..

 

Thanks in advance,.

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I have the option of returning and getting the 50VT65 in return...  Is the latter worth the additional cost?

The VT65 is certainly better, but I'm not sure if enough better to merit the price difference. In any case, the VT50 is no longer widely (if at all) available.

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RE: panasonic 50vt65

Thanks for the reply. I thought the same thing. I'm actually looking for a good burgain that JL would price match.. If i can get something that suites me i would probably swap. Until then i'll hold on the the VT50

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The VT65 is worth the difference, I got a price match here with John Lewis:

 

http://www.totaldigital.biz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=43_51&products_id=4749

 

Yep, it is fantastic.

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

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Hi Gel.

 

thanks for the link. I had asked Jl to price match from TotalDigital they declined... They said it was because it was a third party company....

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Hi Gel.

 

thanks for the link. I had asked Jl to price match from TotalDigital they declined... They said it was because it was a third party company....

 

Hi

 

It isn't a third party company, you do have to call it Total Digital, they do have a clearance website too but you are not allowed to use that one.  They have a physical shop so there shouldn't be any problems.  Here are some more options:

 

http://www.idealo.co.uk/compare/3860343/panasonic-tx-p50vt65-tx-p50vt65b.html

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 4 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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Thank you for you reply's and help, much appreciated. JL have finally priced matched for me.  I've been reading the fan makes noise when watching quiter scenes on movies or any other quiet moment..Is it really that bad?

 

P.S. sorry for late reply, work has kept me busy

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I am really fussy over things like this and I can't hear nothing, no buzzing and no fan noise either.   :cheer:

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

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That's good to know. I think i'll take the step and return the 50VT50 for the 50vt65.  I was holding back because i assumed the difference would not be that great.. But from the reviews from owners, there is.... Can you echo that Gel?

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That's good to know. I think i'll take the step and return the 50VT50 for the 50vt65.  I was holding back because i assumed the difference would not be that great.. But from the reviews from owners, there is.... Can you echo that Gel?

 

Yep, the VT65 is definitely better.  It goes brighter, darker, more detail, better sound and better motion.  It is a cracker!

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 4 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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 I think i'll take the step and return the 50VT50 for the 50vt65.

Any chance of your trying to get the 55VT65, and paying the difference in price between that and the 50VT65? Bigger is definitely better.

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civilian wrote:

 I think i'll take the step and return the 50VT50 for the 50vt65.

Any chance of your trying to get the 55VT65, and paying the difference in price between that and the 50VT65? Bigger is definitely better.

 

Agreed.  John Lewis website is currently out of stock of the 50 inch too.  

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

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i can only cater for 50Inch Would love to go bigger, it just isn't possible. Update: JL have finally got the 50VT65 in stock...I just have to confirm i want it. Gel. or others, can you confirm its a big step up from my 50VT50..? The VT50 is supurb, the only issue i have with it is, faces break up and and ticnge of yellow and green appears when characters are walking of screen. with BR, PS it's fine. I don't want to purchase the 50VT65 and it has more problems... I have already experienced this with GT50/.. I wish not to go through that again.

 

P.S. JL were very strict this time around.. Even though i was in my rights. My past experiences have been great. I wonder why the change in attitude.

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i can only cater for 50Inch Would love to go bigger, it just isn't possible. Update: JL have finally got the 50VT65 in stock...I just have to confirm i want it. Gel. or others, can you confirm its a big step up from my 50VT50..? The VT50 is supurb, the only issue i have with it is, faces break up and and ticnge of yellow and green appears when characters are walking of screen. with BR, PS it's fine. I don't want to purchase the 50VT65 and it has more problems... I have already experienced this with GT50/.. I wish not to go through that again.

 

P.S. JL were very strict this time around.. Even though i was in my rights. My past experiences have been great. I wonder why the change in attitude.

 

The VT65 is better made for sure.  It is up to you though.  It is better TV for sure.

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 4 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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RE: panasonic 50vt65

I have the VT65 and the judder on panning shots on Sky HD (mainly people on white backgrounds) is an issue for me - it's very noticeable. No issue with BR though.

The other gripe I have with it is the well documented fan noise. I've arranged for mine to be investigated under warranty as it's very annoying.

Having said this, the picture qualify is amazing, especially in darker conditions.

 

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civilian wrote:

i can only cater for 50Inch Would love to go bigger, it just isn't possible. Update: JL have finally got the 50VT65 in stock...I just have to confirm i want it. Gel. or others, can you confirm its a big step up from my 50VT50..? The VT50 is supurb, the only issue i have with it is, faces break up and and ticnge of yellow and green appears when characters are walking of screen. with BR, PS it's fine. I don't want to purchase the 50VT65 and it has more problems... I have already experienced this with GT50/.. I wish not to go through that again.

 

P.S. JL were very strict this time around.. Even though i was in my rights. My past experiences have been great. I wonder why the change in attitude.

 

Out of interest, can you let me know the timescales involved here?

You mention a GT50, when did you buy it and how long did you keep it (was it faulty?)

Your VT50, when did you buy this, and when did JL agree you could change it (has it been looked at by an engineer?)

Sorry for all the questions, but I too have a (documented on here) battle with JL going on, so I'm intrigued about your story

Thanks in anticipation

 

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