Alas no, definitely not in my house, but as soon as I come into some decent money .....!
I saw the one version of the 70" Sharp (there were two 70" models) only once, and by happenstance in the same place as the Panasonice 65VT65. Decent enough, but probably not a videophile item. I do think that bigger is better, hence my wish for a Panasonic 65VT65 rather than a 60ZT65, but it has to be very good as well as big. The 70" Sharp that I saw didn't seem to be particularly good to me, though in fairness I didn't have the chance to see how it performed on Blu-Ray.
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Interesting! They're the only people talking about "single scan 3D". I never knew you could have different resolutions on the same picture!! Is this even possible?
I think this reflects general disinterest in 3D, as HDTV Test remains the only website that attempts 3D calibration and publishes measurements and charts.
There's a reasonable argument that 3D calibration offers greater returns than 2D calibration, because out of the box 3D greyscale tracking and delta errors are significantly worse. Very few people have viewed accurate 3D images. Those not bothering might be surprised by the results.
I'd like to view "single scan" and genuine 1080p 3D content side by side (so Panasonic and Samsung 3D plasmas, really). I wonder how much resolution loss is perceptible, especially on, say, a 50" screen. Any demo would need to be in a light controlled environment, as 3D viewing under bright store lighting is a horrible experience.
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Indeed, panasonic's greatest TV the ZT60/65. For the amount of money though...it is a waste as OLED and 4k TV is the new kit in Town. Despite Panasonic's pretentions the future is OLED/Super Amoled and Quantum dot technology of edge lit LED for affordability.
Again, I wish people stop drooling about the deep blacks the Pana TV can produce....I know it is measured as 0.003 cdm/2...it's supremacy is undoubted and unchallenged but I like to see a world of colours on my TV and that means OLED is it with its wide colour gamut. Even the Sony W905a will beat the ZT models on the colour fedelity and I kid you not. Trust in science not miracles.
And please let's move on with the new.
1080p TV including the ZT models is only 2mb of an image;my Canon Eos mid market SRL can do 18mb images! Just go to show how behind the TV industry in the West is.
Plasma technology has matured and is coming to the end of its life cycle, it'll take a good few years for OLED TVs to be affordable and as close to perfection as we are seeing with the likes of the ZT65, VT65 and even the Samsung F8500.
And 4k TVs sound great, but where's all the content?
You seem to be a big fan of Sony. Anyway, I think you mean megapixels.
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You'll have to tell us where (in the West) all these affordable OLEDs and 4K TVs are.
Again, I wish people stop drooling about the deep blacks the Pana TV can produce....I know it is measured as 0.003 cdm/2...it's supremacy is undoubted and unchallenged but I like to see a world of colours on my TV and that means OLED is it with its wide colour gamut.
So are you saying that current, or even fairly recent, TVs cannot produce a wide range of colours? You'll forgive me if I disagree.
Even the Sony W905a will beat the ZT models on the colour fedelity and I kid you not. Trust in science not miracles.
Of course, the Sony has its own set of problems like poor viewing angles.
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Ditto. It will be years before there's any widely available, genuine 4k content (as opposed to upscaled 1080p content).
Unless you count the 'exciting' new range of 'mastered in 4k' blurays...
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Your TV looks amazing Strapped:
Have you managed to compare it against the GT60?
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Thanks Gel. It is extremely good!
Anyone been keeping an eye on this year's HDTV Shootout, which started yesterday?
I haven't I'm afraid.
I went for the VT65 as I thought the extra worth paying for (I wanted the better filter, styling, dual tuner, and improved sound).
I'm sure the GT60 will run the VT65 very close in terms of general picture performance.
Have you got a link? I tried to find it but couldn't! Cheers.
Here you go mate...
To be totally honest Ben, I don't actually think z058261 has a clue what he is talking about.
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