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RE: Panasonic TXP60ZT65B now or wait for Panasonic AX900 4K TV

So, are you considering the 55-inch versions of AX800 / AX900? Bear in mind VT65 is exactly the same as ZT65, except for some small differences. Check my views on the ultimate shootout I attended 5 weeks ago:

 

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/tvs-and-projectors/the-ultimate-shoot-out?page=3

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RE: Panasonic TXP60ZT65B now or wait for Panasonic AX900 4K TV

Very useful reading.  Thanks for posting that.  I'll look through the whole of that thread a bit later.

If I didn't go for the ZT65, it would be a smaller screen, yes.  When I was looking at the VT65 I was even down as far as the 50".  For a 4k set probably 55" would be where I'd look - or thereabouts as I think the AX802 comes in a 58" variant?  We're 3m+ away from the screen at viewing distance, so could theoretically go quite comfortably up to a 65", but - and it is a big but - there is a level of domestic bliss I need to maintain, and the 65" VT65 is about 10cm wider and taller than the 60" ZT65 from what I can make out on the Panasonic site.  That might be a stretch too far even for me to convince the wife!

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RE: Panasonic TXP60ZT65B now or wait for Panasonic AX900 4K TV

There you go. Be quick!

 

https://doncaster.store.panasonic.co.uk/p-2866-tx-p50vt65b.aspx

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Just noticed it's out of stock. :doh:

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TPS still have some plasmas left, I would go for the 55VT65 at £1800 - that's a bargain! 

 

http://www.tps.uk.com/?tab_name=PANASONIC&tab_id=52

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RE: Panasonic TXP60ZT65B now or wait for Panasonic AX900 4K TV

If you really want the 50 inch here is stock:

 

http://www.andrewstvdirect.co.uk/Televisions-Essex/Plasma-Televisions/panasonic-50-smart-viera-plasma-tv-tx-p50vt65b.html

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Here is the 60zt65:

 

http://www.electricaldiscountuk.co.uk/store/p/tvblu-ray-homecinema/televisions/plasmatvs/Panasonic-TXP60ZT65B/?gclid=CK2L1LKdrL8CFeyWtAodcB8AlA

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Ooh... now that it seriously tempting.  Especially as the ZT65 appears to have had a £100 price increase at Electrical Discount UK, which is where I was looking at it earlier in the week from their Amazon site which included a five year warranty.  £800 is a big difference between the 55VT65 and 60ZT65.  Well, to me anyway!

Have never bought anything from TPS.  Presumably a reputable retailer?

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funster wrote:

Ooh... now that it seriously tempting.  Especially as the ZT65 appears to have had a £100 price increase at Electrical Discount UK, which is where I was looking at it earlier in the week from their Amazon site which included a five year warranty.  £800 is a big difference between the 55VT65 and 60ZT65.  Well, to me anyway!

Have never bought anything from TPS.  Presumably a reputable retailer?

 

Yep, TPS are on AV Forums all the time and supply them with TVs for reviews.  Quite a few of us have bought 3D glasses from them.  

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If you are not local and can't buy Instore you will need to check what warranty you will get.

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Definitely not local as I'm in South Hampshire, but can get up there on Monday.  Will give them a buzz tomorrow.

If I can get the 55VT65 on Monday I think this is a "done deal".

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gel wrote:

funster wrote:

Ooh... now that it seriously tempting.  Especially as the ZT65 appears to have had a £100 price increase at Electrical Discount UK, which is where I was looking at it earlier in the week from their Amazon site which included a five year warranty.  £800 is a big difference between the 55VT65 and 60ZT65.  Well, to me anyway!

Have never bought anything from TPS.  Presumably a reputable retailer?

 

Yep, TPS are on AV Forums all the time and supply them with TVs for reviews.  Quite a few of us have bought 3D glasses from them.  

TPS are a decent retailer in my (admittedly limited) experience, and the ZT is a cracking TV so well worth a punt. There may be some fan noise (seems to vary by unit) but likely no worse than you would get from running an old PS3. 

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gel wrote:

funster wrote:

Ooh... now that it seriously tempting.  Especially as the ZT65 appears to have had a £100 price increase at Electrical Discount UK, which is where I was looking at it earlier in the week from their Amazon site which included a five year warranty.  £800 is a big difference between the 55VT65 and 60ZT65.  Well, to me anyway!

Have never bought anything from TPS.  Presumably a reputable retailer?

 

Yep, TPS are on AV Forums all the time and supply them with TVs for reviews.  Quite a few of us have bought 3D glasses from them.  

TPS are a decent retailer in my (admittedly limited) experience, and the ZT is a cracking TV so well worth a punt. There may be some fan noise (seems to vary by unit) but likely no worse than you would get from running an old PS3. 

 

I think TPS are good at dealing with the fan noise with a fan fix, so if you get any problems ask them about it.  The guy will know how you can get it fixed he is on the forums all the time.

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funster wrote:

Definitely not local as I'm in South Hampshire, but can get up there on Monday.  Will give them a buzz tomorrow.

If I can get the 55VT65 on Monday I think this is a "done deal".

 

Nice one.  Welcome to the club.   :cheers:

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55VT65

:grin:

Took five hours to get there, four hours to get back.  It was so late I didn't get a chance to open the package up when I got home.  This had better be worth it. Wink

The chaps at TPS were excellent.  Very friendly, and offered to stick around in case I got delayed any more on the M6 headed up.  They had a ZT65 in the shop and it was stunning, but at a £1000 premium... well, that goes a long, long way towards the new equipment I need to complement the TV in our new house!

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