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I was thinking this same thing. The tv's almost look identical with the same ips panel. By not having Local-Dimming, we'll see if there is a huge difference.

The other $54 question is how deep the the good IPS panel filters down the Panasonic lineup.
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I don't think Panasonics and lg use the same panels. I think Pansonic makes it's own panels. Lg doesn't use ips alpha panels.
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I know the WT50 is the top dog but I actually think the DT50 has a cleaner look to it. (actual tv) I am interested in seeing that one in action.
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I know the WT50 is the top dog but I actually think the DT50 has a cleaner look to it. (actual tv) I am interested in seeing that one in action.

It could offer similar performance to the wt50 hdguru tested...only time will tell
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47dt50 is the one I'm probably looking at. Seems the TVs are basically the same besides features. If you like the looks of the wt50 but can only afford the dt50 just get some black paint and paint the edge of the screen! If you hang it on the wall nobody would know the difference!
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47dt50 is the one I'm probably looking at. Seems the TVs are basically the same besides features. If you like the looks of the wt50 but can only afford the dt50 just get some black paint and paint the edge of the screen! If you hang it on the wall nobody would know the difference!

Let's see if it has similar picture quality...
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I found a little article on Cnet about the wt/dt50 models. It said they were edge lit and that the biggest difference is that the wt is local dimming edge lit and the dt is not.
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I found a little article on Cnet about the wt/dt50 models. It said they were edge lit and that the biggest difference is that the wt is local dimming edge lit and the dt is not.

interesting...wonder if it will be akin to the sony nx720 and hx820
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Hope this means I can grab one before the first. Thanks for the link, Craigslue.
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I'll just settle for the WT50 to match last year's Sharp Elite Pro in overall Pic quality for about less than half the price. The only downside at this point is that the panny only maxes out to 55 inches.

Does any one else think that that the sharp elite pro has forced everyone else to pick up their game for this year? By all early accounts both the VT50 and WT sets have incredible black levels approaching kuro territory.
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I got the chance to see the WT50 the other day at the Engadget Panasonic 2012 event, I have to say i was very impressed by this TV!

I thought I was looking at a plasma for the first 10 minutes. They ran a side by side comparison with the leading Samsung LED to show the Panny running at a lower power rate. They also used colorful blu-ray images to show the off angle viewing, it was a shocking difference, the colors were spot on at even extreme angles and the screen uniformity was excellent. I'm still the lucky owner of a Samsung b8500, this is one of the first LED's I've seen that would make me consider upgrading.
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did they say when the TV's hit the market?
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I got the chance to see the WT50 the other day at the Engadget Panasonic 2012 event, I have to say i was very impressed by this TV!

I thought I was looking at a plasma for the first 10 minutes. They ran a side by side comparison with the leading Samsung LED to show the Panny running at a lower power rate. They also used colorful blu-ray images to show the off angle viewing, it was a shocking difference, the colors were spot on at even extreme angles and the screen uniformity was excellent. I'm still the lucky owner of a Samsung b8500, this is one of the first LED's I've seen that would make me consider upgrading.

Thank you for providing your thoughts on the WT50. What other TV's were located in the vicinity of the WT? How did the WT compare to those panels as well as the plasma's at the show? Could you compare the quality of the black level to the VT50 and if so, what are your thoughts?
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Id really like to know the release date on these! Been waiting since I heard about them during CES and Im ready to replace my c8000.

idk if anyone has noticed this or not, but amazon has a full spec sheet for both the wt and dt models. As well as the DT being available to buy (pre-order?).

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/image...135965330_.pdf
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/image...136009035_.pdf
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I got the chance to see the WT50 the other day at the Engadget Panasonic 2012 event, I have to say i was very impressed by this TV!

I thought I was looking at a plasma for the first 10 minutes. They ran a side by side comparison with the leading Samsung LED to show the Panny running at a lower power rate. They also used colorful blu-ray images to show the off angle viewing, it was a shocking difference, the colors were spot on at even extreme angles and the screen uniformity was excellent. I'm still the lucky owner of a Samsung b8500, this is one of the first LED's I've seen that would make me consider upgrading.

This is the tv that'll be replacing my sammy led too. It's definitely going to dazzle the masses. I just wish they built it bigger than 55", maybe next year.
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Id really like to know the release date on these! Been waiting since I heard about them during CES and Im ready to replace my c8000.

Anytime now for the 47, and panny has said May for its bigger cuz the 55".
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Anytime now for the 47, and panny has said May for its bigger cuz the 55".

If you call them, they will tell you April release date.
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Is the "d" out?
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If you call them, they will tell you April release date.

It's April, no fooling
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Amazon shows the 47dt50 in stock.
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Looks like the dt doesn't have the local dimming since no mention in the spec sheet like it does for th wt.
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I see it's VESA compliant but doesn't give the hole spacing.
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So now you know that LG makes the Panasonic IPS panel?

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I believe It's for the lower end models. (LG) produced.
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I believe It's for the lower end models. (LG) produced.

If that were the case, Panasonic wouldn't be getting their passive tech from LG.

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In the video link the Panasonic rep
Specifically says the the step up top tier are Panasonic panels. I didn't hear him say anything about the passive 3d being LG, the person that says LG is the reporter.
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I'm sure the passive 3D models use the LG panels. I think LG is the only company making passive 3D panels. Since LG doesn't make LCD active 3D panels then Panasonic is sure to be making the WT/DT panels. Basically thats what I understand in the video as well.

I moved on and just ordered a Panasonic 50GT50 plasma on Thursday. Going to be a super tight fit but were there's a will there's a way! Hope I don't get a buzzer! Seems there's always something to worry about with our toys!
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In the video link the Panasonic rep
Specifically says the the step up top tier are Panasonic panels. I didn't hear him say anything about the passive 3d being LG, the person that says LG is the reporter.

panasonic or ips?
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