See this thread. Read the whole first post as it has several updates.
Yes, the 65L9400U is on the list of competitors. The 55L7400U is not.
Sad for not including 55L7400 but performance should be similar.
What I'm saying is he more recently stated he felt OLED incorporating the sample and hold technique (i.e. LG OLED) is too LCD-like in its motion performance claiming he wouldn't buy one, completely sidestepping the infinite contrast ratio benefits that overshadow even Panasonic's last best plasmas. Owning one now, I'd say the concern is overblown, as is the blue degradation concern. WOLED has compensation measures in place to make it moot. Granted, time will tell if the concern was warranted or not, but at the moment with panels that are less than a year old, it's just speculation.
The blue thing is real as the fragility and degradation of the panel. You have to constantly recalibrate the screen as the blue color degrades. Quite sad. People should always look for things that last as long as possible and not at things that you change every 3 months.
"Hopefully" is not the same as an actual guarantee from the manufacturer. See how it behaves in 2 years.
Oldest panel in the house is a 2005 View sonic PC monitor (still working fine ) the other two PC monitors are 2010/2011 , 3 of the TV's are 2013 sets 2 are Sony and LG LED/LCD and one is A Sammie Plasma ,another is Toshiba 2012 CCFL /LCD with the oldest being a 2010 Dynex CCFL/LCD set all working fine with no warranty or other issues thus far.
My last 2 Sony CRT's (FD HD Trinitron and regular Trinitron ) lasted 13 and 14 yrs without issues they still worked fine when I replaced them with new sets ! I have a 14 yr. old Panasonic Technics 5.1 AVR that outlasted one Sony ES AVR and may outlast the newer replacement Sony ES AVR
Never seen an LCD TV last 14yrs without repair yet .... I'm not counting on it either . If it should happen it would probably be a Panasonic ,Sony or Toshiba maybe Sharp.
ofc 14yrs ago you were talking Phillips and maybe Pioneer and Panasonic Plasma's ? maybe some FPTV /RPTV s ? or maybe a 15" LCD and ofc CRT's .
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- David Sarnoff's associates at RCA the 1920's -
Indeed take the most expensive.
These prices are overinflated. Can you find it in shop right now ?
How many dimming zones does it have at 65" ?
In other words when it breaks you can't fix it.
98% color gamut of what ? Rec 709 ?
I tried but like the above poster said, there is no way to repair a broken ZT panel. Apparently Panasonic didn't make replacement parts since they knew they were getting out of plasma. SO ZT OWNERS BEWARE!
It was sold as "Beyond reference level performance" with a DCI color gamut rating if 98%. Also added a "pure" red phosphor to the mix as well. Here is an article I found on the ZT.
Bingo. The fixing needs to be done under the same conditions found in Panasonic factory.
Best Buy = stupid employees with high school.
If you care about your money avoid OLED as it won't last more than 3 years at best.
Better go with that Sony LED. At least it can be fixed ! OLED panels you throw them away like the ZT.
Moreover you can estimate correctly the life of the LED inside the panels.
However since it has many dimming zones and many LEDs it will cost you a lot now to fix it.
However when it breaks the prices for LEDs will be half or even less compared to today.
Read it all : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode
Also try to find where was the original problem and where did they exactly break the television.
Panasonic no longer gives you warranty for the broken ZT.
But you will have a hint regarding what parts are still fully functional.