Interesting sizes on this, the Sony and samung 55" models are not as high and only a few cm's wider, surely Panasonic could have kept the width down a bit. It's 4 cm's higher and 3 wider than the gt50 or gt60
The VT65 is wider than the GT50, VT50, and GT60 because it uses front firing speakers running down the left and right edges of the TV.
The sound produced is noticeably fuller and clearer than any flatscreen I've owned, so for me those extra few centimetres are worth sacrificing. In reality, the TV's profile remains unimposing relative to its screen size.
The height difference is down to the stand, which I'm not so keen on. (In part because the TV sits higher, but mainly because the "V" shape makes hiding cables more difficult.)
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i have just noticed something interesting.. The white smokey spot on the set seems to disappear when my curtains are drawn back.. My set is sat on a stand in the bay area..So you can imagine a huge window..Now, when the curtains aren't drawn back and light obviously seeps in, the spot can be seen..but when curtains r drawn back, and only room light is on, u can NOT see the spot...What do you guys make of that..?
What do you guys make of that..?
Watch TV with your curtains drawn!
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Got it. Your TV is perfectly fine. You need to place some tape over a specific area of the back of the set, as light is shining through and causing the spot on the screen. This is perfectly safe and will not void your warranty.
See this thread:
http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/1639440-panasonic-vt50-part-fi... (post #365).
If you're happy with the TV in every other regard, that should be problem solved.
Agree, you can even test it the other way, run the scroll effect and watch from the back of the tv, you will see the white parts from the back through the gaps also. I noticed this when combating my ir. this might give you a better idea which area to cover up
I had the same thing. It's light shining through the back of the the tv to the screen, and can be resolved by blocking the light source.
Mine was like a letter T strangely, and really annoyed me until I worked out what was happening.
I'm sure Strapped's link will help.
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Mine was like a letter P strangely, and really annoyed me until I worked out what was happening.
this might give you a better idea which area to cover up
The area to cover is shown in photograph #3 in the post I linked to.
Has Civilian checked back in on this thread? I hope he's not arranging something more radical without realising there's a simple solution to his problem.
HA HA BB. woooooooooooooooooo, hooooooooooooo!!! Thank you soooooooooooooooooo much Strapped. It worked...I'm so happy i get to keep the set. More so as this was the only issue that I've come across thus far. Thanks to all for replying. Always appreciated, never forgotten. Hopefully i can now enjoy the set once the running in period is over with.
What do i say to the peep's at JL? I will be receiving a call from them next Friday...Do i just simply say i taped the back of the set up?
I'm not sure you need to say anything, unless you're concerned that applying tape to a small section of venting will void JL's warranty. (It shouldn't, but it might be worth asking to be sure.)
In any case, glad you're all sorted!
Nick got a refund from JL as the replacement TV was cheaper. Worth negotiating with JL I think, for your £100.
£1.699 from John Lewis, price matched with Direct TVs. (I'm still on the look out for a better price match before my 28 days is up.)
Attached to the stand, the 50VT65 measures 120 x 79cm.
Just to be clear on a point in my previous post, the VT50 can produce reference greyscale and colour accuracy, but only at the the expense of contrast performance (due to the luminance cap in Professional modes and limited calibration options in other presets). This point is only worth noting if you ever plan to get your TV professionally calibrated. If not, stick it THX mode and away you go...
As you've been so helpful Strapped, it's about time we returned the favour... :)
2 stores have the 50VT65 for £1679 - http://www.totaldigital.biz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=4749&zenid=81ib4052ari2gj9khri3klaln2
And, a few others have it for £1689 - http://pricespy.co.uk/product.php?p=1672586
Both Total Digital & Electronic Empire are the same store.
Yes you're right. I was supposed to mention that.
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