As anyone considered that it may be a marketing scam?
Samsung PS64F8500, Oppo 105, Arcam AV9 Processor, Arcam P1 x 7, MJ Acoustics Subs x2, Sky HD, Cyrus 8SE CD + PSXR, B&W 800 series speakers x7, Linn Classic & MA Bronze speakers, Graham Slee Solo UL, spitfire DAC, Pure i20, Denon d5000, b&w p5, pheaton ps400, Bose SIE2i headphones. Iphone 5s, ipad 1 & 4, iPod classic, Bose Soundlink & Sound dock Portable, Arcam rcube, geneva sound xs, B&O beosound 1.
Given the time of the original post, I'd say it was likely Tarxman is somewhere on the other side of the world from Europe and is probably asleep now. I can also see he has been a member for over 4 years, so seems unlikely he signed up that long ago, waiting for this opportunity to spring his cryptic marketing scam.
Lets wait and see if there's anything new from him by tomorrow European time before jumping to conclusions!
He owns two very nice plasmas too, and one very current one, so he must be up to date with stuff.
Main AV Setup: Panasonic 50VT65 TV, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1, Optimum AV300 AV Stand, QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable & Chord Silver Plus HDMI Cables. Gadgets: iPad Air & iPhone 5S
Nah, let's all jump to conclusions right now!!
By the way, professorhat, this is now your third avatar that I have seen, and unlike the others, it neither looks like a professor nor displays a hat.
Click here to read about my system
I wonder what the plasma tv line up will be for 2014, if their are any i can't wait.
formerly known as slewis ---
Good point - should be fixed soon...
No more news from the op on this then, and still nothing in the google search
I suppose it wouldnt be a big surprise if they were to stop, I can't see them getting much better results. Panasonic have said a big reason they are pulling out of plasma is that they have taken it as far as it can go. Probably going to concentrate on OLED too.
Hey all, sorry about the delayed response. As some of you have determined, I'm not in UK, but Australia. I work for one of the major electrical retailers over here, and initially we received an email from our buying office directing us to clear all Samsung plasma as they are ending production. Following this, there was another email saying that limited stock would continue to come in until Christmas, but from then on, it's all over. I haven't heard any further updates, but given the fact Panasonic are no longer investing money into R&D of plasma, it's not really surprising that this would be the case. Not to mention the fact that OLED is finally upon us. At the end of the day, manufacturers, like retailers, are all about increasing the average sell price, and despite my love for plasma, figures don't lie. Led tvs have been outselling plasma over here at least at 5:1.
Pioneer LX509A, Jamo C803, Roksan Kandy K2 Integrated & Power Amp, Audiolab 8200CD, Marantz TT-15s1, Marantz DV6001, QED Silver Anniversary XT Bi-Wire.
TH-P65VT60A, Definitive Technology Pro Cinema 1000 w/ Pro Centre 2000, Denon AVR-4520, Sony BDPS5000ES, BDPS580, Toshiba HD-XE1
Hello Tarxman, glad you have returned to elaborate your initial brief posting. I'm not sure what the ratios are for the UK, but I do know that LCDs and LCDs backlit with LEDs heavily outsell plasma sets here also.
If we all lived in Australia, could we all afford the kit that you have in your second room? The 65" VT and the 9-channel Denon receiver - which can drive 11 channels if you add a separate stereo amplifier. It's like the stuff in my parlour, but significantly better!
Generally speaking Australia is quite a lot MORE expensive than the UK.
No signature worth mentioning...
Oh, I didn't realise that, The_Lhc! Oops!
Says the man with a Kuro in his second bedroom.
Admittedly opportunities seem better in Australia than in the UK right now.
Hardware: Panasonic TX-P50VT65B (calibrated); Cambridge Audio Azur 651BD; Yamaha RX-A810; Teac PD-H600; PS3; B&W 601 & 600LCR (series 3); Q Acoustics QAV (rear)
Furniture and Accessories: BLOK Classix 3000 Oak AV Cabinet; Atacama Nexus 6 (atabite metal filled); 3D3 A1112
Not many exchanges on here make me laugh out loud, so well done, Strapped for Cash! Actually at the end of October I'll have more access to the second bedroom, so I intend to spend a few nights there to see how good the post-calibration 9th-generation Kuro is compared to my other calibrated sets! Can't wait! By the way, I do also have an 8th-generation Kuro in my bedroom ......
By the way, I do also have an 8th-generation Kuro in my bedroom ......
I won't dig deeper into your rationale for putting better televisions in less frequented rooms. (Feng shui, perhaps.) I get a sense that guests are very well catered for.
For what it's worth, I saw a 5090 alongside a VT65 (both calibrated) at the Richer Sounds event earlier this year. There was little to choose between the two. I couldn't stick around to see a calibrated KRP in action, which was a shame.
© 2013 Haymarket Publishing