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Thanks strapped...very helpful as usual! Top fella!

gel: it's was JL online saying they won't stock until the 50's done with....have you heard the same?

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Nick_Shepherd wrote:

Thanks strapped...very helpful as usual! Top fella!

gel: it's was JL online saying they won't stock until the 50's done with....have you heard the same?

 

I heard it will be a while before they get them, but the online website would eventually.

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Hi guy's. Hope your all enjoying the weather..!

 

My 50vt50 2012 arrived on Tuesday. I must start of by saying, there is a difference between this set and the GT50 in terms of picture... Ive read  many times that there isn't much difference .. I have disagree..! There is noticeable difference ... To me and few friends. to think it is still in burning in mode. only another 180 hours to go..Lol. Okay, i watched footy on it twice 15 Min each time...I can NOT see the dreaded lines(on the right hand side) that haunted my GT50... The blurry lines either side of the screen aren't there either... There was a buzzing noise when the set was turned on, but seems to have settled down in to a quiet fan nose.. I as opposed to a buzzing.Quite soothing if you stand right next to it..Lol. As Ive mentioned, i haven't really sat and watched it for more then 15 at a time, but I'm hoping the issues do stay away.

 

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civilian wrote:

My 50vt50 2012 arrived on Tuesday. I must start of by saying, there is a difference between this set and the GT50 in terms of picture... Ive read  many times that there isn't much difference .. I have disagree..! There is noticeable difference ... To me and few friends. to think it is still in burning in mode. only another 180 hours to go..Lol. Okay, i watched footy on it twice 15 Min each time...I can NOT see the dreaded lines(on the right hand side) that haunted my GT50... The blurry lines either side of the screen aren't there either... There was a buzzing noise when the set was turned on, but seems to have settled down in to a quiet fan nose.. I as opposed to a buzzing.Quite soothing if you stand right next to it..Lol. As Ive mentioned, i haven't really sat and watched it for more then 15 at a time, but I'm hoping the issues do stay away.

That's encouraging to hear. If problems don't emerge, you can rest easy that you got a better TV overall.

I'm not surprised the VT50 produces a better image than the GT50. Much of that is down to the filter, which is a fundamentally important part of any plasma TV.

I'll tentatively congratulate you on resolving your problem. Hopefully this marks the end of your TV woes and you can settle down to some enjoyable viewing. 

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civilian wrote:

My 50vt50 2012 arrived on Tuesday. I must start of by saying, there is a difference between this set and the GT50 in terms of picture... Ive read  many times that there isn't much difference .. I have disagree..! There is noticeable difference ... To me and few friends. to think it is still in burning in mode. only another 180 hours to go..Lol. Okay, i watched footy on it twice 15 Min each time...I can NOT see the dreaded lines(on the right hand side) that haunted my GT50... The blurry lines either side of the screen aren't there either... There was a buzzing noise when the set was turned on, but seems to have settled down in to a quiet fan nose.. I as opposed to a buzzing.Quite soothing if you stand right next to it..Lol. As Ive mentioned, i haven't really sat and watched it for more then 15 at a time, but I'm hoping the issues do stay away.

That's encouraging to hear. If problems don't emerge, you can rest easy that you got a better TV overall.

I'm not surprised the VT50 produces a better image than the GT50. Much of that is down to the filter, which is a fundamentally important part of any plasma TV.

I'll tentatively congratulate you on resolving your problem. Hopefully this marks the end of your TV woes and you can settle down to some enjoyable viewing. 

glad to hear that it looks good for you guys on the tv front now, the vt50 was a risk, hopefully it's paid off for you

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strapped for cash wrote:

civilian wrote:

My 50vt50 2012 arrived on Tuesday. I must start of by saying, there is a difference between this set and the GT50 in terms of picture... Ive read  many times that there isn't much difference .. I have disagree..! There is noticeable difference ... To me and few friends. to think it is still in burning in mode. only another 180 hours to go..Lol. Okay, i watched footy on it twice 15 Min each time...I can NOT see the dreaded lines(on the right hand side) that haunted my GT50... The blurry lines either side of the screen aren't there either... There was a buzzing noise when the set was turned on, but seems to have settled down in to a quiet fan nose.. I as opposed to a buzzing.Quite soothing if you stand right next to it..Lol. As Ive mentioned, i haven't really sat and watched it for more then 15 at a time, but I'm hoping the issues do stay away.

That's encouraging to hear. If problems don't emerge, you can rest easy that you got a better TV overall.

I'm not surprised the VT50 produces a better image than the GT50. Much of that is down to the filter, which is a fundamentally important part of any plasma TV.

I'll tentatively congratulate you on resolving your problem. Hopefully this marks the end of your TV woes and you can settle down to some enjoyable viewing. 

glad to hear that it looks good for you guys on the tv front now, the vt50 was a risk, hopefully it's paid off for you

question for both of you if I may, either of you watch the wrestling or boxing? Interested to see if the line bleed means you can 'see the rope' through the person 

ta

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RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

Sorry mate, I don't watch boxing or wrestling, so I honestly can't comment.

Bear in mind that Civilian and I have different TVs.

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No worries strapped. I was wondering if they both did it or if this years model was any better than last years.

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Right then.....after much deliberation.....I have decided to exchange my 50GT50 for....another 50GT50!!!

why? 

1. It's a great picture

2. I have got used to the buzz and can't hear it when I watch bluray with home cinema sound on, which is all it turns out I do. 

3. The second set buzzed more than the 1st (and had a few picture issues) so hoping the 3rd will be like the 1st or better.

4. No one has a GT60 yet and I'm board of waiting.

5. And this is the clincher, JL will send me a new set and refund £300. (I had paid £999)

So, I will have a GT50 for £699, half the original price. Bargin. I can live with a few minor issues for a picture this good and crucially, at this price.

 

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Nick_Shepherd wrote:

Right then.....after much deliberation.....I have decided to exchange my 50GT50 for....another 50GT50!!!

why? 

1. It's a great picture

2. I have got used to the buzz and can't hear it when I watch bluray with home cinema sound on, which is all it turns out I do. 

3. The second set buzzed more than the 1st (and had a few picture issues) so hoping the 3rd will be like the 1st or better.

4. No one has a GT60 yet and I'm board of waiting.

5. And this is the clincher, JL will send me a new set and refund £300. (I had paid £999)

So, I will have a GT50 for £699, half the original price. Bargin. I can live with a few minor issues for a picture this good and crucially, at this price.

 

 

Sounds like a great deal to me.   beauty, eh

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I can NOT believe my BEEP, BEEP, BEEP 50VT50 2012 has an issue after a week..! Just like me my GT50, there seems to be a smokey small spot on the screen. It's only visible when the set is switched off.  I'm so vex.. I don't know what to do.

 

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I can NOT believe my BEEP, BEEP, BEEP 50VT50 2012 has an issue after a week..! Just like me my GT50, there seems to be a smokey small spot on the screen. It's only visible when the set is switched off.  I'm so vex.. I don't know what to do.

 

ask for a full refund and look at this years models. If they refuse a full refund (which they shouldn't) and you purchased the first set in the last six months before it went back quote the sales of goods act.  I wouldn't touch any Panasonic tv from last year, to many faults

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I only went for the VT50 because i did not have to or want to spend extra. I wasn't  aware this set would also be faulty..I have read many topics regarding issues about the GT but not much on the VT. Seems like it backfired.. Ill have to really think about it now. Very frustrating.

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Did you sell your old tv or have you still got it? I'm still having issues with my gt50 which I intend to take up with my retailer under the sales of gods act and if that doesn't work with my credit card company. I will be pushing for a full refund and then wait for 6 months for the new models to settle in before buying a new one. Thankfully I still have my old 42" in the conservatory so it will come back to the lounge while the gt50 farce is sorted and I get a new tv. I don't want to buy one when its just come out, so I completely feel your pain and frustration on this  banging head against wall

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I managed to exchange it with  a price match for the Vt50. I purchased my set from JL.. They have been very understanding. I don't know what to get...JL aren't sure when they well be stocking the GT60... I'm stumped!  I didn't really want to spend a lot for a new set, but maybe that's the only option.. Cant believe such stunning looking sets have these issues. I head LCD calling me back...HA!