Err, really? I got 5 years on mine (from Pioneer), pretty sure I've still got at least a year left.
Either way I wouldn't buy a new Panasonic, far, far too many stories of them going wrong (not just stories either, work colleague has had problems with both of his, the second a replacement for the first).
Mine is expiring in June, and my KRP 500A is from amongst the last batches. The OP likes the Sony, so he's safe.
My Home Cinema Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90
Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H
Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
£1400 is half of getting you a 65VT
You would not regret for 1 second selling the kuro, simple as that. The 65VT is a whole different experience to a 50" kuro or any other tv smaller
In fact I would act quick before their all gone or the buyer changes their mind as they can get a 55VT for nearly that.
Pointless buying another 50" especially an LED that would be a mistake in my eyes
Or pick up a ZT also an awesome and 10" bigger tv. I have calibrated a ZT - The calibrated 3D performance is so good it makea calibrated 2D look underwhelming in many regards
Meridian G61R, HD621, Bryston 9BSST
Optimised Audio PC - J River / JPlay / Custom Full Linear Power Supply
Panasonic 65VT65, Marantz UD7007, HIFi Racks Podium Reference
Monitor Audio GX100, GXC150, GXFX, BK XLS400 (set with hard knee house curve)
JCAT USB and Sata, Graham Slee Spatia (SC) Graham Slee Lautus Digital / Analogue IC x 9
I for sure will never buy a Panasonic TV, given their attitude towards dealing with faults.
A 55-inch OLED is already available for less than £5000, and 4K TV for less than £3000 in 2013. So hopefully, a 4K OLED TV will become affordable by 2015-2016. Or I'll go the projector route.
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