Available from the 19th.
Main AV Setup: Panasonic 50VT65 TV (THX calibrated), 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 4 & iPhone 4S. Dab Radio: Roberts DreamTime. Headphones: Soundmagic P21.
It's all about the sound and vision.
I'm sure I saw it selling for £1349 somewhere. Will check when I get home tonight.
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
Blimey, thats a cracking price to start with if it's as good as they say and Panasonic have resolved all the issues the previous Plasma's had
Lounge: Panasonic (faulty but 'within specification') 50GT50, Mico DVD-A980 (multi region), Yamaha RX-V596RDS, Mission M74, M7C and M7DS speakers, Sony CDPXE570, Nintendo WIi, Sony PS3, Humax FOXSAT-HDR,
Conservatory: Panasonic 42G20 and DMP-BD45EBK
This can't be bad too:
F8500 revied today AVFORUMS........
Yes, just read that review. Apparently, an excellent TV but the Panasonic edges it on performance:
Looks like it's going to be the best year ever for TVs, especially Plasma TVs.
It's a shame that Samsung are only selling this in 51" and 64" screen sizes in the UK, what's happened to everything in-between!
The GT60 looks the big winner again this year.
Now online... Samsung PS51F8500 review
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Looks good! Out of interest, is the stand detachable?
All in all a very good tv then but it would be great to see a supertest in a future edition of the magazine between this and the comparable Panasonic offering which I presume will be the GT60 or VT60?
I'm in the market for a 50 or 55 inch tv myself this year but I don't think I would go back to plasma simply because I'm a gamer and have issues in the past because of it so with a heavy heart it will be LED for me this year unless the latest Panasonic or Samsung plasmas prove to be suitable for gaming.
Where is stapped?? I presume he has seen the review of the F8500...wondering if it has influenced his decision?
Samsung UE55F8000 (THX Pro calibrated), Yamaha RX-A2020, Dali Zensor 5 7.1 (front presence config), Panasonic DMP-BDT500MR, WD TV Live, Marantz CD6003, Marantz PM6004, Beresford TC-7220 MKII, PS3, QED Silver Anniversary XT speaker cable, Wireworld Chroma 7 HDMIs, Chord Crimson Sub and RCA, Chord Superscreen Mains Cable, Netgear Prosafe 8 port Gigabit switch.
Samsung UE40F7000, Sony BDV-E3100 5.1 Home Theatre System, X-Box 360.
Google Nexus 5 Phone, Google Nexus 7 Tablet, Sony PS Vita.
the new Sony is looking good for gamers oldboy. One review says 7ms lag!
Where is strapped?? I presume he has seen the review of the F8500...wondering if it has influenced his decision?
I'm still here mate; though I bought another TV already.
The F8500 is an excellent TV; it's just that Panasonic has moved things on again this year.
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
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