New GT50 due tomorrow (god I'm getting good at packing them back in the box)........and its costing just £699......bargain!
I called JL yesterday evening asking them when they would be stocking the GT60.. To my surprise he gave me a date...27/5/2013....I have called back since and have not gotten a repeat date.
If that is the case and it does come out that week...Is it worth me changing my VT50 FOR THE GT60? I don;t seem to have any serious issues with my VT50... Fuzzy image of the face for a second or two is the worse i have had...Thats during SD viewing. Have not really noticed any else besides that, maybe thats because its in run in mode and cant notice any banding ect ect due to settings being low. . So is it worth me considering a swap?
That's a tricky one.....
do you notice the fans on your VT50 at all?
Whats the price difference likely to be?
If fan noise is no problem..maybe its just a case of price difference.....I'm very happy now with my GT50 as I only use it for movies (with 5.1 volume loud) and its ended up at £699......
i know the GT60 is newer but it would need to be the same price as the VT50 for me to consider (if I were you)
On what basis would you be entitled to a swap?
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I think JL offers a considerable cooling off period.
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Personally, I would keep the VT50 if nothing's wrong with it. JL loses money on every swap & it's not fair. We did advise you earlier to wait for the GT60. I was confident of JL stocking it.
Here's my view, for what it's worth.
The retailer has a responsibility to supply products that are fit for purpose. If a TV has a noticeable defect out of the box it doesn't fit this description. On that basis you should feel free to take whatever action affords the most satisfactory result.
With that last point in mind, you got a VT50 for a sensational price and it appears to be problem free. A problem free television is the Holy Grail and seems far from the norm in recent years. If you switch out again, you may get a TV with problems, in which case you'd be worse off than you are now.
I think you should hold on to your problem-free VT50 tightly and refuse to let anyone wrestle it from your hands. That situation works best for John Lewis, and is hopefully the most sensible course of action from your perspective, too.
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My concern isn't JL well be losing Money, My concern is for myself. There a retailer who accept goods being given back. I have been given a 90 day cooling of period which i will take advantage off. . I was told by JL that they would NOT be stocking the GT60.. Yes, we were making ASSUMPTIONS on them stocking it...But i could go on assumptions. JL preferred i had given my GT50 back as quick as possible hence me exchanging for the VT50 and not waiting.
My concern is for myself.
Likewise, my concern is that you get the best possible outcome. Problem free televisions are rare indeed; when you get one, you hang onto it.
True, and agreed. I think i need to take a step back and just enjoy. I guess deep down I'm just concerned this set may end up having problems down the line... Even though it has none now. and thought the 2013 models well not.. The GT50 has scarred me!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol, As usual thanks for the Logical advice strapped.
All this talk about problems with Panasonic TVs is really putting me off. I might end up going for the F8500 instead...
The GT50 has scarred me!!!!!!!!!!!!
Those scars don't fade easily. You'll watch every other TV focusing on the right hand side of the screen, just in case a problem appears.
GT50 owners should mobilise and seek compensation for psychological damage!
You'd be trading Panasonic problems for Samsung problems. The trick is working out which problems are easiest to live with; or which issues bother you least.
The best you can do is brush up on manufacturer specific problems, audition, and buy from an understanding retailer.
Panasonic = mild-to-major uniformity problems and 50 Hz motion issues, even on this year's sets, though these problems are not so glaringly obvious this year.
Samsung = brightness pops, less impressive black levels, and new this year a horizontal band near the top of the screen.
Ha-Ha, strapped! Your spot on though.. I watch my VT50 like like that... And in turn, i start imagining problems that aren't there..Lol. I wonder if i can ever enjoy my plasma or any other..!
P.s. I think the motion is way better on this set then the GT50.. Would i be wrong in stating that..? saying that, i see uniformity issue on this set and did not on my Gt50.. Only when watching EastEnders in particular.. lol.
How's you set starpped? Iv been so in to my own issues i forgot to ask..
These problems probably won't rear their respective ugly heads at the TPS event. Decisions, decisions...
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