These seem pretty impressed:
Impressive, i want one.
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That reads like a pretty fair review to me on all fronts, especially in terms of kuro comparisons, fan noise and colour reproduction (which, despite all the hype about its black level performance, has probably been the thing that's most impressed me relative to my old kuro, its extreme natural colour reproduction).
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Check out what has happened to this guys VT65:
Looks like he modded the fan......most likely not approved by the manufacturer.
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Yep. If he didn't like the sound it made, I wonder why he didn't swap if for another one. He has bought it from TPS who are on AV all the time, should be interesting to see what they say, and how they deal with him.
Exactly. I'll be surprised if the manufacturer agrees to repair / replace it under warranty.
He has told them exactly what he has done to it too!
The guy refers to having had the 'fan fix' carried out. He might be referring to the 'official' panasonic fix for what panasonic seem to have accepted is higher than normal fan noise on many if this years VT and ZT models. The problem appears to be turbulence as the air flows over the holes drilled in the back panel (apperently the fans are silent once the rear cover is remived) and the 'fix' is basically additional foam strips placed around the fan beneath the casing (am guessing this reduces the airflow, and therefore the associated turbulence?).
People are having the fix done by authorised Panasonic service centres under their warrantee, so if that's what this guy has had done then he should be covered.
Looks like he has done this too:
Lights around the TV.
This is his second ZT65 too, his first arrived with a cracked screen (I think).
he's not having much luck!
can't think the lights would have caused an issue, unless they're pumping out an awful of of heat?
I still wouldn't do it. He bought it from TPS and has now sent his 5 year warranty off to Panasonic. I am not quite sure who he will be dealing with now?
Well, the first port of call is always the retailer even though the manufacturer will be involved.
I don't think the lights would have caused any problem. And I'm pretty sure that the manufacturer has not mentioned this in the manual either. So Panasonic cannot raise this issue as the cause.
He is getting it replaced. Good to know.
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