Panasonic 65VT65 in John Lewis on Friday 21st June 2013.
Hmm, my hand must be steadier than I thought. Even on an ancient (2006) 1.3 Megapixel mobile phone, and in dodgy John Lewis fluorescent lighting, this 65VT65 still looks half decent. I wish I had waited 10 more seconds for the answer to Mary, Queen of Scots's second husband to appear (Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley), wonder how many members of the Pointless audience knew that, certainly I didn't!
By the way, does anyone know how to make this image (from photobucket) appear bigger when is is pasted into this forum? I'd like it to occupy the full width of the text.
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Nice picture - cheers! Last time I uploaded a picture I had to copy and paste it from Flickr.com, so in there I would have clicked on the image and made it bigger.
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Like 500 or 600 is quite big, sometimes you can do it on here too.
The 65VT65 is £3000 here:
You can't. This site auto resizes the images.
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Damn. Thanks anyway.
I will let you know how good the 65" is SonofSJ in a few weeks once I have had a chance to play with it - its coming today!
I will be calibrating it after a few hours then once every couple of weeks until she settles down and I can squeeza tghe max performance out of it.
I think they say in that the extra screen size / lower cost is better than the slightly better picture, but thats personal obviously - depends if you want the absolute best or not.
I find though in that review the settings he has used to cal it are odd - he is running a high contrast of 70, but then reducing green cut off to -10.
Now my undertsanding is the green is luminance i.e. brightness i.e. contrast - so he is boosting then reducing? Makes no sense to me to do it that way unless he wanted a certain ftl light output?
How about some more images sometime mate? What about Titanic? Cheers.
Waiting on new cables - I have sold my Graham Slee Cusat and have ordered the Latus - waiting of them to be manufactured.
Then will calibrate again both 2.2 and 2.4 gamma then will take a few more snaps.
Should be looking good then, sounding even better
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I came across this 27th June 2013 review of the Panasonic 65VT65 on the HDTVtest site http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-txp65vt65b-201306273079.htm. David McKenzie. He does mention a few slight imperfections, but overall the set is still rated at Reference Level.
some very interesting reading in the review regards to settings and setting up - also in regard to calibrating. I like learning somethign new every day, learnt a fair few things in that review there
Yep, that review is not bad! I like their comments about image retention, I now avoid the news channels too.
It's the comments on chroma processing that is really interesting - looking forward to testing what he says.
i think HD TV test are best tv reviews by far. He always says things others don't even think of .... Guy knows his stuff
Some more Calibrated 2.2 Gamma picture of my 65VT65 for Gel.
These are looking really buff if I do say so myself - seriously good image on this TV now
Ah cheers! Great images again, I had a demo of the 55VT65 today and can't stop thinking about it!
Get a dem of the 65" as well if you can mate - its really good being that big, its a fair bit more money but should hold back the upgrade urge longer I am hopng at least
I forgot to add this pic last time
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