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Seeing as a few of us have had problems with Panasonic sets in recent years, and that in some cases these problems seem to have become more apparent after the initial 200-300 hr run in phase is there any chance that when reviewing the new sets the What HiFi team might be in a position to allow the sets to get past this phase?  Just a an idea if time allows. Cheers

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gel wrote:

Anyone good at reading lab results?  Can you check this out and tell me what you think?

 

http://www.digitalversus.com/tv-television/panasonic-tx-p50st60-p15314/p...

 

http://www.digitalversus.com/tv-television/face-off/d1d1929cd3009de4caec...

 

Which one is better then?

 

I have seen better calibration results than that for the VT50 - those look pretty average - especially the calibrated colours

2 of the 3 Main RGB colours are above 6DE - and the luminance is way off on all the sets ??  Should be nearly flat - confused how some resutls seemed to be calibrated some dont ?  I am very tired reading this so I may have missed somehting

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RE: Panasonic ZT60 (now ZT65)

ellisdj wrote:

gel wrote:

Anyone good at reading lab results?  Can you check this out and tell me what you think?

 

http://www.digitalversus.com/tv-television/panasonic-tx-p50st60-p15314/p...

 

http://www.digitalversus.com/tv-television/face-off/d1d1929cd3009de4caec...

 

Which one is better then?

 

I have seen better calibration results than that for the VT50 - those look pretty average - especially the calibrated colours

2 of the 3 Main RGB colours are above 6DE - and the luminance is way off on all the sets ??  Should be nearly flat - confused how some resutls seemed to be calibrated some dont ?  I am very tired reading this so I may have missed somehting

 

The full review is out later sometime today, perhaps we might know more then.  It could be they use different tech to measure their results than others, and that is why the results are different - not sure though.

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Guess it is just a matter of time now:

 

http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1363583630

 

Crying

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gel wrote:

Guess it is just a matter of time now:

 

http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1363583630

 

Crying

Yes, it seems inevitable. Are you buying a plasma this year then?

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RE: Panasonic ZT60 (now ZT65)

bigboss wrote:

gel wrote:

Guess it is just a matter of time now:

 

http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1363583630

 

Crying

Yes, it seems inevitable. Are you buying a plasma this year then?

 

Dont know at the moment, might do but for my other lounge.  I will still keep this as my main setup, as long as things continue to work well.

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Full review of the Panasonic ST60 in:

 

http://www.digitalversus.com/tv-television/panasonic-tx-p50st60-p15314/t...

 

Seems to use up a lot of power!

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Hmmm....that's odd! That's significantly more than the ST50 & GT50! Are the screens brighter this year?

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Hmmm....that's odd! That's significantly more than the ST50 & GT50! Are the screens brighter this year?

 

The Panasonic guy said brighter and blacker.  Can't work out why so much though!   puzzled

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RE: Panasonic ZT60 (now ZT65)

According to Panasonic's website, it's 180W & not 290W:

Similar numbers for GT60:

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bigboss wrote:

According to Panasonic's website, it's 180W & not 290W:

Similar numbers for GT60:

 

Laughing  Oh well.

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RE: Panasonic ZT60 (now ZT65)

With the new Panasonic TVs getting closer and closer to release are we close to a What HiFi review of one of them?  If so, which one will you be reviewing first, if you don't mind me asking?  Smile

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Can I ask too?.

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This is their conclusion, which says it all. Smile

"All we can say is that the P60ZT65 has more than lived up to its billing and is, quite simply, the best plasma TV we have ever seen. Time to put those KUROs on eBay guys."

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