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Panasonic ZT60 (now ZT65)

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Have you got a link? I tried to find it but couldn't! Cheers.

Here you go mate...

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/632436/hdtvshootout

 

Ah cheers!  Smile

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My VT65 now has mild vertical bands. At the moment they're nowhere near as severe as on all GT50s I went through, but they are there. Less of the screen is affected (it's really only the very right five percent); and the bands are less pronounced. Fan noise and buzzing are non issues on this TV and I've been through too many replacements in recent months to believe that swapping out will make a difference. Out of interest, how many hours to people have on their VT65s now? I've run mine near constantly since I got it and I'm now at the magic 200 hour mark. (I mean magic in that something's appeared out of nowhere.) I first spotted the bands during Come Dine with Me this afternoon, during camera pans on a terracotta coloured wall. I'm watching Match of the Day now and can also spot them. I'm slightly gutted; not least because this is a sensational TV in every other regard. I'm not sure what to do now.

 

Just seen this - first sign of a worrying issue when considering a new panny

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I'm so sorry to hear about this, ellisdj, and you are a very experienced observer of Pansonic plasmas. Of course, it will still be under guarantee. The vertical bands appearing only now, after about 200 hours' use, will not of course have been seen during the magazine reviews. Perhaps if you wait another 200 hours and see if the vertical bands go away again, and stay away? Maybe with time, if the problem persists, you will feel able to try a replacement set?

What size is your VT65? If I come into some money, as I think I will before Christmas, I would get the 65VT65.

On a happier note, you will be one of relatively few people who can comment authoritatively on how the 2013 Panasonic plasmas compare to the 2012 versions. Specifically with regard to colour, motion handling, black level and shadow detail, and any other qualities you may think relevant, how does the VT65 compare with the GT50.

But it's a damn shame about the mild vertical bands.

Oh, you need to update your signature to show that you now have the VT65!

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Ellisdj doesn't own the TV. He has simply copy pasted the problem from another forum.

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bigboss wrote:
Ellisdj doesn't own the TV. He has simply copy pasted the problem from another forum.

Oh really? In that case he should certainly have said so.

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Son_of_SJ wrote:

bigboss wrote:
Ellisdj doesn't own the TV. He has simply copy pasted the problem from another forum.

Oh really? In that case he should certainly have said so.

I agree. The last paragraph of that post should've been the first, & the copy paste comment should be in inverted commas. I know because I'm aware of ellisdj's system.

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Sorry for the confusion - I posted it because I didnt expect to see any bad reports and sadly thats the first one - posted in a bit of a rush

I am considering a new Panny as I fancy a 60" - but sometimes you have to wait a minute and make sure they are as spot on we hope.

 

That guy posted it seems bloody unlucky as he has had a series of bad Panny plasmas by the looks of it. 

My current TV is flawless in a sense of working as it should I would flip my lid if I converted and got problems

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Ah, so.

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ellisdj wrote:

Sorry for the confusion - I posted it because I didnt expect to see any bad reports and sadly thats the first one - posted in a bit of a rush

I am considering a new Panny as I fancy a 60" - but sometimes you have to wait a minute and make sure they are as spot on we hope.

 

That guy posted it seems bloody unlucky as he has had a series of bad Panny plasmas by the looks of it. 

My current TV is flawless in a sense of working as it should I would flip my lid if I converted and got problems

 

Are you in the market for a Panasonic now then?  If yes which one?  Cheers

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I got to have a look at the ZT65 the other evening, it does look good but wasn't blown away, now don't get me wrong I am a big plasma fan and am hoping it was just a case of a poor setup and the Panasonic demo disc it was running wasn't great at all.

still can't wait to see it and get it setup better and have a play though Laughing out loud been told they are shipping in June

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June sounds about right, as the dealer I've ordered from initially said "third week of may" (ie pretty much now), but when I called a few days ago they still couldn't confirm a delivery date. Bit frustrating but not much to do other than be patient I guess. 

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I done some more pictures if anyone is interested:

 

http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/1767098-panasonic-gt50-owners-...

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gel wrote:

I done some more pictures if anyone is interested:

 

http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/1767098-panasonic-gt50-owners-...

v. nice - am only viewing on an iPhone so can't comment too much on black levels etc, but Ol' Mr Neeson's close up looks great in the shot from The Grey

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mr malarky wrote:

gel wrote:

I done some more pictures if anyone is interested:

 

http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/1767098-panasonic-gt50-owners-...

v. nice - am only viewing on an iPhone so can't comment too much on black levels etc, but Ol' Mr Neeson's close up looks great in the shot from The Grey

 

Ah cheers!  Smile  

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mr malarky wrote:

v. nice - am only viewing on an iPhone so can't comment too much on black levels etc, but Ol' Mr Neeson's close up looks great in the shot from The Grey

Yep, much better black level on your Panasonic 50GT50 than on my dear old LG 60PZ950T in the kitchen, when I played The Grey two nights ago!