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No 3D glasses though (I don't think), but I don't have a 3D blu ray player, or Sky 3D anyway. 

3D really doesn't bother me.

 

You know what to do just phone up and say where's my 3D glasses when it's delivered - that's what I did.   Smile The promotion is still on the Internet.  That is how I got mine.   Smile

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

No 3D glasses though (I don't think), but I don't have a 3D blu ray player, or Sky 3D anyway. 

3D really doesn't bother me.

 

You know what to do just phone up and say where's my 3D glasses when it's delivered - that's what I did.   Smile The promotion is still on the Internet.  That is how I got mine.   Smile

Bit cheeky at that bargain price, but might do.  :shifty:

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Would've been divorce if I'd bought a Samsung though  :grin:

Out of curiosity, which particular (model and size) Samsung TV might have left you a happily single man?

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2D, but I might get some glasses if the BBC do some 3D broadcasting soon

I gather that the BBC will be doing some of the Olympics in 3D, but then again, they were supposed to do the Wimbledon men's final in 3D, and my friend Laura (and seven other competent people) couldn't get the 3D service at all!

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Any Samsung son of sj, my wife is Japanese, so the Korean tv in the bedroom is as much as I'm allowed.

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

No 3D glasses though (I don't think), but I don't have a 3D blu ray player, or Sky 3D anyway. 

3D really doesn't bother me.

 

You know what to do just phone up and say where's my 3D glasses when it's delivered - that's what I did.   Smile The promotion is still on the Internet.  That is how I got mine.   Smile

Bit cheeky at that bargain price, but might do.  :shifty:

 

Just watching Harry Potter at the moment - the blacks are excellent!  Looking forward to hearing how you get on with it, remember any issues just report straight away.   Wink

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Well, seven days since I declared that I'd be sticking with the Kuro, John Lewis offer up a GT50 for £950.

What is a bloke supposed to do with that kind of temptation?

I'll tell you what he does, he waits for his wife to go to another department (she got bored quite quickly), then he only goes a buys it.

Delivering Thursday, 5 year guarantee, £950. Lovely  :grin:

I've just checked on the John Lewis website, and this evening's price for the Panasonice 50GT50B plasma, with two pairs of 3D glasses and a five-year guarantee, is £1,399!

How on earth did you manage to get it for £449 less?? I guess they must have liked the look of your now-famous wife, even if she was in another department!

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It was clearance, a customer return. Immaculate though, and 5 year warranty, but not sure about the free glasses.

 

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I've just checked on the John Lewis website, and this evening's price for the Panasonice 50GT50B plasma, with two pairs of 3D glasses and a five-year guarantee, is £1,399!

How on earth did you manage to get it for £449 less?? I guess they must have liked the look of your now-famous wife, even if she was in another department!

But no stock.

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It was clearance, a customer return. Immaculate though, and 5 year warranty, but not sure about the free glasses.

 

You will be able to give us an unbiased comparison of the 2 tvs hopefully. Smile

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

It was clearance, a customer return. Immaculate though, and 5 year warranty, but not sure about the free glasses.

 

You will be able to give us an unbiased comparison of the 2 tvs hopefully. Smile

Yeah will do. Might try them side by side before the Kuro leaves me. Mine is not as good as the 5090 or KRP, so we'll see how it measures up

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You've got a brilliant deal!  :clap:

Even I would be tempted at that price!!  :shifty:

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Been chewing this over for a few months now, always been happy with my 5090 but keep reading reviews of the 55" VT50 and the prospect of comparable picture quality with larger screen size is very tempting; just two things holding me back: 1) my soon-to-be wife will go mental (supposed to be saving for a wedding!), and 2) OLED is only just round the corner, and until we've seen it 'in the flesh' it's too soon to say if it's over-hyped or a genuine game-changer!?!

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RE: Pioneer Kuro club members - anyone sold their TV yet?

Why would anyone sell a 5090 / 6090 - unless 3D was essential

 

Instead buy an eye1 lean how to it calibrate it - run it with a high ish contrast off 36-40 depending on eye strain and be prepared to instantly see how 3D is not necessary - if our Kuro is calibrated with that amount of pop you will be amazed. If its not calibrated and you don't fancy learning even though it's easy with them get someone in - its amazing the difference it makes - its an upgrade that's like having a new tv

 

3d is foobar on anything other than a big screen - perfect for a pj new Panasonic in mind 

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Been chewing this over for a few months now, always been happy with my 5090 but keep reading reviews of the 55" VT50 and the prospect of comparable picture quality with larger screen size is very tempting

Leaving all other factors aside, the 55" VT50 is definitely not enough of a size increase over your existing 50" Pioneer 5090 to make the exercise worthwhile. In September 2009 I replaced my 42" Pioneer which was then in the parlour with the 50" Pioneer, and of about eight visitors who had seen the 42" set previously, nobody noticed the size increase. In March this year I replaced the 50" Pioneer in the parlour with the 64" Samsung, and the only reason why one person (eventually) noticed was because the Samsung has a silver bezel, as opposed to the black bezels of the Pioneers. From your existing 50" screen, you have to go up to at least a 60" to make a real difference, and preferably to a 64" or 65".

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just two things holding me back: 1) my soon-to-be wife will go mental (supposed to be saving for a wedding!)

You could always try BigBernardBresslaw's trick of leaving your fiancee in another department while you buy your new larger TV .....

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and 2) OLED is only just round the corner, and until we've seen it 'in the flesh' it's too soon to say if it's over-hyped or a genuine game-changer!?!

Define " 'just' round the corner", at a decent size (greater than 50") and at a sensible cost, ie not many thousands of pounds. The magazine editors and those in the trade will know the likely timescale, but you might be on to at least your second child before OLED becomes widespread.

I'll be in Manchester over the weekend of 28th/29th July, and I'm hoping to see some of the larger Panasonic ST50 series televisions to see how they compare with the VT50 series, which I have seen, and whether a useful, wedding-savings-friendly economy can be made by going for the cheaper series.

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think leaving her in another department when i buy it will only work if i leave her in another house when i instal it! Let me know how manchester goes? The old trick of showing how I've "saved" money while spending it might just work.  :grin:

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