Have your say & ask the experts!

TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

379 replies [Last post]
Joined: 17 Aug 2009
Posts: 4293
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

civilian wrote:

just spoke to JL. They have no idea when the VT well be coming in if any at all. Also, they had no info on the gt60.... Im now not sure what to do. I was hoping to at least move to the VT, cant stand the thought of going back to the issues of the GT50. ARGH.

Hang in there! I'll be shocked if JL doesn't stock Panasonic plasmas this year and an ST60 is a decent solution.

At the very least they'll have to leave your options open until they can confirm which TVs they're stocking. 

__________________

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

civilian's picture
Offline
Joined: 24 Nov 2012
Posts: 116
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

i was told yesterday by representative that i have as long as i want. I told then i did not want to be pushed in to something that would be second choice. That's something. Just want to sort it as soon as.. I hate having to wait as it just leaves me with a set that has problems..And i can;t enjoy it like that;

civilian's picture
Offline
Joined: 24 Nov 2012
Posts: 116
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

update: just got a call from JL, they won't be getting anymore VT sets in. they well be stocking 2013 models soon..but cant say what model yet...hmmmmmmm. . she did add that someone would be going to panasonic tomorrow so we may be able to give a detailed answer then,

Joined: 17 Aug 2009
Posts: 4293
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

Several of us (myself included) are in the same situation with the same retailer.

Just be thankful that you bought from a retailer that looks after its customers. Things could be much worse.

The situation is a pain, but your TV woes should come to an end in the next month or so.  

__________________

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

bigboss's picture
Online
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 11817
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

Given the number of customer returns, have JL decided to not stock certain models? puzzled

Hopefully not! pray

__________________

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

civilian's picture
Offline
Joined: 24 Nov 2012
Posts: 116
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

Good point. Thanks for the reminder. They have been very appreciative and cooperative that i will say. WELL DONE JL.. How about samsung? any models out there that are as good as pana?

Nick_Shepherd's picture
Offline
Joined: 14 Feb 2008
Posts: 514
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

Cancelled the GT50 exchange and JL have kindly said I can keep in touch over the next few weeks to see when they may get the GT60 and then exchange.....they suggested calling Panasonic to check if/when they may supply JL......

strapped: didn't ask about the STas figured that will be covered when I ask Panasonic.....

John Lewis really is the best place to buy a TV.

bigboss's picture
Online
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 11817
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

civilian wrote:

How about samsung? any models out there that are as good as pana?

http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ps51f8500-plasma-hd-1080p-3d-smart-tv-5...

Review here (of the 64-inch version).

His summary of the review is: 

"If you’re looking for some of the best 2D and especially 3D pictures around, then you should definitely check out the PS64F8500."

__________________

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

mr malarky's picture
Offline
Joined: 4 Apr 2009
Posts: 837
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

bigboss wrote:
Given the number of customer returns, have JL decided to not stock certain models? puzzled Hopefully not! pray

you could hardly blame them if they have - reckon their staff have probably nicknamed the GT50 "The Boomerang"..

__________________

Lounge: Panasonic TX-P60ZT65B (calibrated), Pioneer SC-LX75, Denon DPB-2012, Sky-HD1TB, PS4, Xbox 360, Apple-TV, Atacama Equinox AV stand, Monitor Audio Silver RX8, RXC, RX-FX, RXW-12, Anti-Mode 8033c Sub EQ. Kitchen: Pioneer XC-HM81, Monitor Audio Bronze BX2. Bedroom: Samsung UE37D6510, Samsung BD-C5900, Sky-HD, Pioneer N-50, Rotel RC-03 (pre-amp), Rotel RB-9708X (power-amp), Mordaunt-Short MS914

Joined: 17 Aug 2009
Posts: 4293
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

mr malarky wrote:

bigboss wrote:
Given the number of customer returns, have JL decided to not stock certain models? puzzled Hopefully not! pray

you could hardly blame them if they have - reckon their staff have probably nicknamed the GT50 "The Boomerang"..

I can think of some other terms to describe the GT50, but "The Boomerang" seems appropriate from a retailer perspective.

All TVs have problems. Panasonic's issues are magnified on forums such as this, as we focus so intently on their plasma TVs. I wonder how many Sony 853s were returned due to DSE, or Samsung plasmas due to brightness pops, floating blacks and 3D frame skipping?

I'm sure JL will stock Panasonic plasmas this year; we just don't know which ones and when.

__________________

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

civilian's picture
Offline
Joined: 24 Nov 2012
Posts: 116
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

is the GT60 better then the GT50/VT50..? Imean im i better of going for the GT60 over the VT50.. AS A REPLACEMET FOR MY 50GT50.

bigboss's picture
Online
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 11817
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

civilian wrote:

is the GT60 better then the GT50/VT50..? Imean im i better of going for the GT60 over the VT50.. AS A REPLACEMET FOR MY 50GT50.

Check page 4 of this thread.

__________________

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

civilian's picture
Offline
Joined: 24 Nov 2012
Posts: 116
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

Thanks mate.

gel
gel's picture
Offline
Joined: 22 Nov 2008
Posts: 11527
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??
__________________

 

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.

Joined: 17 Aug 2009
Posts: 4293
RE: TX-P50GT50 exchange for 50VT50??

Thanks for the thorough review team (and for getting it online quickly)! 

A couple of things I'd really like to know please.

First, did you spot any issues with screen uniformity, in particular vertical stripes of lighter or darker colour gradation? I'd imagine several forum members are keen to hear about this. If you still have the TV, football or grey slides clearly reveal this problem on many 50 series Panasonics. I'd imagine these would be similarly revealing tests on this year's models.

Second, the dual tuner feature is great, but can you confirm whether timer recording is possible via the EPG? PVR functionality is less effective if you have to stay at home and record manually.

Much appreciated.

__________________

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