You do know to get the full benefit of Ultra HD you have so sit about 3 feet away from about an 85" screen.
Thats a hard fact - not saying it wont be better, as ultimately screen sizes will get bigger and you will be able to sit closer to them, but that is still a reality.
Its 8 feet for full benefit of a 65" screen for 1080p. Thats probs closer than most would want to sit from a 65" - not me
I bought the Marantz thinking I was getting a ZT - only the best source is good enough for these top end displays, I think having the 65VT will show the 7007 off to its maximum and I think will show up lesser players.... My 5090 did
Still waiting for it to get here - Torture!
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I still have a CRT in the spare room, can I count that
That's not a TV, that's an artefact - you should be offering that to the science museum!
Yes, rocketrazor, you can still count your CRT in the spare room. I have two retired CRTs, one monochrome, that I can't quite bring myself to throw out yet.
And you, mr malarky, don't you dare diss CRTs and call them artefacts!! I'll show you an artefact, grrr!. This was actually taken in the museum, and is by the founder of television, John Logie Baird himself, before Pioneer, Pansonic and Samsung were even thought of. Now this is a big television!
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Now *that's* a TV fit for the second bedroom
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Can i ask Mr M and Strapped why you chose to buy a plasma now considering OLED is just 'round the corner?
Not having a pop as i know how good the panasonics are
Same answer as BB basically, think we're at least three years away from affordable OLED screens - appreciate 'affordable' is a subjective term, but at £3.5k the ZT is the absolute upper limit of what I could justify spending on a telly and it will be a good while before OLED's even come down to that level. The failure rate for panels coming off the production line is reported to still be extremely high, and while panasonic claim to have solved that issue with their 'printed panel' method they've yet to prove that.
I don't think it helps that the TV manufacturers are going to spen dthe next few years deperately trying to shove 4K LED screens down our throats that have virtually no native 4K content to use with, which will take time and money away from developing affordable OLED screens.
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Thanks for responding BB,so when would you anticipate OLED to be the mainstream reference sets?
I'm not planning on changing my 2yr oled plasma for a good 5yrs
Already dreaming of OLED, eh?
You shoud be ok with your timeframe. I would expect OLED to become mainstream in the next 3-4 years. I usually prefer buying 2nd or 3rd generation sets of a new technology, to allow the manufacturers to iron out any problems that crop up in the first generation.
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My ZT65 has just arrived!
According to the enclosed pack mine's number 00159 off the assembly line.
Just need to find a screwdriver to put the stand together now...
Ah nice one! 159 of 20,000. How's it going?
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Found the screwdriver, which was a good start - then found my HDMI lead wouldn't reach to the side inputs because of the larger screen size. So an hour round trip to the nearest Richer Sounds and now it's finally up & running.
Haven't played around with any of the picture adjustments as yet, have just left it running in 'EBU' preset for the time being; early impressions are good but to be honest am going to reserve judgement until its had at least 50 hours run-in and I've had chance to play around with the settings. The plan is to have it calibrated after around 100 hours so final judgement won't come till then.
Its a lovely looking piece of kit, and the jump up from the 50" pioneer certainly makes a impression in terms of screen size. With the ampt set to Mute there is a very faint fan noise, which was never there with the pioneer, but guess that's the trade off for a larger screen and its not at a level you'd ever hear during normal viewing.
Will post some more detailed thoughst once I've had chance to run a few blu-rays through it in a darker environment (we have a west facing lounge with large french doors, so the lounge gets flooded with light in the afternoons at this time of the year), but so far so good!
Don't forget some pics
Need to figure out how to post pics - am guessing a link to Flickr would work so will have a go at that. Mrs M has just got home so am taking her out for dinner first, to take the edge of that frown that crossed her face when she walked in the lounge just now...
When you get time, you do indeed upload pics to Flickr (or similar). You don't just paste a link tho, a link (ending in .jpg) needs to be pasted into the URL box that appears after you click the 'tree' icon.
seems like a fair deal to me
Signature looking good! How's it going with the TV?
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