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

Is it true that there were only 18 Panasonic 65" screens assigned to UK - no more stock till October 2012???

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I imagine that you would be able to get rid (of the Kuro!) pretty quickly via the classified advertisements on AV Forums.

It is immaculate, still some warranty left, so hopefully will go to a good home. I am going to miss it, really am.  :cry:

I don't suppose that there is any chance of your wife allowing you to move the 508 Kuro to the bedroom and selling the 32" Samsung instead ....? Of course, you probably won't get much for the Samsung, but that would mean your having TWO (very good) Japanese sets, which should keep Mrs BBB happy ... and no, a 50" set is NOT too big for the bedroom. That would enable you to compare your new Panasonic 50GT50 with the Pioneer 508 at your leisure. You would also remain a member of the exclusive and desirable Pioneer Kuro club!

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I would've liked to have done that, but the Kuro is far too big for the bedroom. The wall where the tv is is only a metre past the end of the bed, and because of built in wardrobes, it's the only wall the tv can go in front of.

Also, I was spending money that was earmarked for other things, so I need to recoup some money. 

It's a shame, but my membership of the Kuro club will soon be ending.

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Just found out that the 65VT50 has landed in Saudi and available for SR17,400 (GBP2,900).  Seriously tempted.  The Kuro just will not fit in my bedroom (believe me I've tried) so will have to be "loaned" to my 15 year old son to be generally abused for gaming and bluray.  I am sure that I asked your advice before regarding gaming and was told that the KURO would handle it.  Sons 42" Panasonic to be moved to my bedroom and current Panasonic 32" now redundant.

Now, here's the rub fellow enthusiasts, absolutely no real chance of demoing (is that a word?) this set.  Probably no problem viewing one, just with the language barrier and genuine lack of shop expertise I will be effectively buying cold with only the shop set up as a guide.

So my question is this:  Is this the closest we'll come to at this size to at least equal the mighty KURO?  If the answer is yes then I shall buy, fit and enjoy.  If the answer is no then I'll have to rethink.

The major reason for looking to increase the screen size is that I now sit 4.8m away from the TV as opposed to 2.5 - 3.0m before and I'm finding I'm less "immersed".

Your views and any one with experience of this set would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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camdxr wrote:

So my question is this:  Is this the closest we'll come to at this size to at least equal the mighty KURO?  If the answer is yes then I shall buy, fit and enjoy.  If the answer is no then I'll have to rethink.

If you're lucky Nick from the Home Cinema Centre might answer your question, he has one in his demonstration room! Do you want a new set for watching films or for gaming? In ten days I'll be in Manchester and I'm hoping to be able to compare the VT50 series with the ST50 series.

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The major reason for looking to increase the screen size is that I now sit 4.8m away from the TV as opposed to 2.5 - 3.0m before and I'm finding I'm less "immersed".

Why are you now sitting further away from the television? Especially for 3D. I have three rows of seating in my parlour, but for maximum visual effect the closest row is best, and that is 3m away from my 64" Samsung. If you must be 4.8m away and you want to be immersed, you'll have to go for the 80" Sharp TV, or a projector.

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Son of SJ - "gaming"????...never! ha ha.  Sorry, just I have spent years avoiding all but my sons best efforts to attach some form of games machine to my beloved KURO that to mention the words "gaming" and "KURO" in the same breath lead almost to war.

I would suggest that 50% of viewing will be HD TV and the other 50% bluray.

The reason for the increased viewing distance is due to the removal of my pool table and addition of my previously missing family.  We found two teenage sons, one 6 year old son and wife plus me on one sofa that was previously lounged on by only myself to be a bit of a squeeze!  So Pool table sold, TV and plasma fire built into a false chimny breast/central Island/Ikea project type thingummyjig and the imminent arrival of three sofas!

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camdxr, just to offer you some reassurance on the whole KURO 'gaming' question, have used mine for gaming for years now with both 360 and PS3, for extended periods (5-6 hours at a time with the likes of 'Mass Effect' etc), and have never had any issues with image retention/screen burn.

 

Can't say would happen after a 24 hour gaming 'binge' (those days are sadly behind me) but for normal use it should be fine.

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mr malarky, thanks for that, tbh I asked the question last Christmas as the "boys" were spending the festive season with me and that lead to the purchase of a PS3.  After splashing out 4300GBP when the TV was new, and hearing so many horror stories, I just think that maybe it lead to me being overly cautious.  I just think that old habits die hard, even now when pausing live TV or a bluray I switch off the TV!.....just can't help myself....What is it they say about old dogs?

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You were right to be cautious - take it from someone who did a great job of burning a permanent 'Health' bar into their first Hitachi plasma back in the day!

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Ouch!

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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

Did you pay full price for your GT gel?(if you don't mind me asking)

Just wondered because I'm feeling a little uncomfortable asking for free 3D glasses when I got £450 off the usual price. I can't remember if the sale tag mentioned free glasses, I presume it probably didn't.

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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

Did you pay full price for your GT gel?(if you don't mind me asking)

Just wondered because I'm feeling a little uncomfortable asking for free 3D glasses when I got £450 off the usual price. I can't remember if the sale tag mentioned free glasses, I presume it probably didn't.

 

Hi mate

 

I paid £1200 with John Lewis because I got a price match with Total Digital.  I then discovered I had no glasses, but the VT30 does include the glasses even on price match with John Lewis.  So the offer with the GT50 clealy states you get the glasses free on a special offer, so definitely worth a try.  I definitely would try, they can only say no, but just say you bought the TV either Instore or online and you have not got the glasses included - that's what I did.

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Thanks gel.

No harm in asking I suppose, will just have to get myself in the zone before ringing, otherwise I'll just be really apologetic when I ask, which will undoubtedly result in failure.  :shifty:

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I have now sold them on eBay for £70, because I have no interest in 3D, so total price for me around £1130.

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

Thanks gel.

No harm in asking I suppose, will just have to get myself in the zone before ringing, otherwise I'll just be really apologetic when I ask, which will undoubtedly result in failure.  :shifty:

 

No probs.

 

When you get it just check it out thoroughly - football is a good one to try out because some people reported vertical lines on the screen.  Other than that they are pretty issue free.  With John Lewis they should exchange within 7 days if you have any issues.

 

Let us know how you get on.

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