Strange he mentions Kuros again, he has already said the GT60 was better than the Kuro, it don't take a genius to work out this one would be better too.
Main AV Setup: Panasonic 50VT65 TV, 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.
I think that's because people bought the best TV at the time, the Kuro. ZT65 is the best TV of this time, even better than the GT60.
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Personally, I'm looking at VT65 vs ZT65 but only after moving my house end of this year or early next year.
You are a gamer though aren't you? Does the image retention problems concern you?
Our gaming days are numbered, with junior BB coming in November. Even projector plans shelved (got to be practical).
If we allow junior BB to draw on the Panasonic, I dread what will happen to our friends' TVs.
Looking at upgrading my TV after we move to a new place, and the Kuro will be relegated to the bedroom or gym room.
Sensible move I'd say. I reckon the only that would interest me is the GT60 and it all depends if John Lewis get them probably.
I'm not sure waiting will result in a worthwhile saving on the ZT65. Being a limited edition, it'll hold its value, in terms of retail price and eventually on the second hand market.
It sounds like a fantastic TV (an ANSI MLL of 0.003 cd/m2 is not to be sniffed at), but I'd be slightly concerned about bright room performance. There's quite a difference between a peak ANSI brightness reading of 53 cd/m2 (ZT65) and 92 cd/m2 (VT65). In a batcave or studio, the ZT65's ANSI contrast and peak brightness is fine, but I wonder how practical a solution this is as a living room TV. The lower peak brightness will also have a knock-on effect with 3D. In any case, I doubt these numbers will upset the most ardent videophiles.
I'm not suggesting for a moment that the VT65 is a better TV (it's not). If offered a straight swap, it'd be a no-brainer.
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Price does seem to be coming down:
I can already see ZT65 retailing for £3499. If there are no more ZT65s left, then I'll go for VT65.
The reason for me to hold is not due to current prices. I see no point in installing a new TV and changing cabling etc. in my current house when I'm planning to sell it in a few months time. Also, I do not want to risk transporting a relatively new TV when moving house.
Has anyone seen an image of the gold plaque on the back? I really want to see it.
Apparently there was no gold plaque on the back of the AV sample one!
All of which is fair enough.
Buying and selling houses isn't the most fun. The last time I moved, the first buyer pulled out at the last minute; the surveyors report on the house I was going to buy flagged up a history of subsidence in the area; and the owners of the second house I was going to buy decided they didn't want to move a week before completion. I eventually sold my house to ensure the sale, moved in with a friend temporarily, and ultimately bought a house in need of complete refurbishment (which took me two years to finish).
Not sure why I mention all this, other than to observe that buying a TV isn't that important by comparison. You've got bigger and more important things to focus on, especially with regard to BB Junior!
Not sure why we're calling him/her big boss junior. Surely it's small boss?
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