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Another great 5-star review of the VT50. Very thorough with lots of detailed pics (especially of the fan which is unique(?) to this model). They were "astonished" by the black levels!! Originally in Dutch so the link below is that from Google translate.

http://translate.google.com/translat...aar-beter.html
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Ok, so no glasses includes, how much do they cost? Discounts for 4 pair?

Due to the new 3d glasses standard, it may be worthwhile to look into Samsung's lineup of glasses. They have some interesting options....

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Another great 5-star review of the VT50. Very thorough with lots of detailed pics (especially of the fan which is unique(?) to this model). They were "astonished" by the black levels!! Originally in Dutch so the link below is that from Google translate.

http://translate.google.com/translat...aar-beter.html

I got a headache trying to read that "translation".

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Just ordered the 55 from Best Buy it will be here on 5/10

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If anyone can measure how much the power cord protrudes from the back of the tv, I would sure like to know this info before ordering a mount! Aside from that, there is nothing really preventing a very flush wall mount.

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Due to the new 3d glasses standard, it may be worthwhile to look into Samsung's lineup of glasses. They have some interesting options....

Yesterday I tried syncing a pair of Samsung SSG-4100s to the ST50 and it didn't work. I'm going to try again since after reading the manual for the Panasonic eyewear, it suggests a maximum syncing distance of 1.6 feet. Perhaps I was too far away for them to sync. They bear the "Full HD 3D RF" logo so technically they should work without a problem.

I will say that there's a good reason the Samsung glasses are only twenty dollars. They are extremely uncomfortable, have tiny lenses, are open on the sides, and unlike last year's models, they don't fold back. I did not try the $50 rechargeable pair, so those may be better, but at that point you may as well buy the Panasonic glasses.

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If anyone can measure how much the power cord protrudes from the back of the tv, I would sure like to know this info before ordering a mount! Aside from that, there is nothing really preventing a very flush wall mount.

Home Depot and Lowes sell electrical socket "plates" that are actually concave so that you can mount into the wall nice and flush.

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My 65 is coming on Monday!!! I can't wait wish I had a truck I would have drove the hour to pick it up.
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Great to see that some VT50's are now showing up. Maybe, the thread starter can add information and links concerning the VT50 in his first post like almost all other official threads, so that this Offical vt50 owners thread could be fully useful to prospective and actual VT50 owners.

I hope to have an eta on my 65vt50 next week.

Thanks

What links would you like? I'm on my iPad now but can accommodate that with whatever you like.
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I very much doubt the plug "protrudes: out from the back of the TV anyway. It almost certainly mates with a sideways-type socket and doesn't add additional depth.

There is no difference in HDMI cables. If you can see the picture without visible dropouts or sparklies, the cable is working at 100%. No other cable will display a better version of that picture. You're simply wrong if you think there is a better digital cable than one that is already working. (Oh, and plasma didn't die because of logistics problems, nor does OLED ship in big boxes because it comes from Korea.)
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My 65 is coming on Monday!!! I can't wait wish I had a truck I would have drove the hour to pick it up.

Lucky, lucky man. Can I come over?
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I'll never own one, but here are links to the VT50 manuals:

Link to VT50 Quick Start Guide (contains dimensions and schematics): http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPER.../TCP55VT50.PDF

Link to VT50 E-Help Operating Manual:http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPER...-HELP_VT50.PDF

so randy, why are you not joining the vt50 party?

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Will one of you guys who knows how to use a camera take a detailed picture of the bezel area? I'm curious what this looks like.
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Just got back from Best Buy to buy a blu-ray player and what did I see? In the Magnolia section 2 salesmen unpacking and setting up a 55VT50! I have to say, it is the most beautiful design I have ever seen in a tv. Even my wife was impressed. I didn't get to spend much time with it on, there were about 4 salesmen by then. The little bit I did see was some nature video but they had it in Vivid mode. In the low lighting of the store, the screen looked pitch black. I will definitely go back for another look when I have more time!

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My 65 is coming on Monday!!! I can't wait wish I had a truck I would have drove the hour to pick it up.

Where did you purchase it at and did you get a good price? No need to state how much since it's forbidden.
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I very much doubt the plug "protrudes: out from the back of the TV anyway. It almost certainly mates with a sideways-type socket and doesn't add additional depth.

I do have the recessed piece in my wall now, so i'm good for the end plugging in there.... I guess that in this case (a German reviewer) had some trouble with the tv plug when installing his bracket.

Here's the link translated from German....

http://translate.google.com/translat...-11013-94.html

Good pics there nonetheless!

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Will one of you guys who knows how to use a camera take a detailed picture of the bezel area? I'm curious what this looks like.

From the link in this thread to tweakers.net - this is about the most detailed pic you will get for now I think........
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Where did you purchase it at and did you get a good price? No need to state how much since it's forbidden.

Magnolia in LI NY and yes great price I work there..
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was debating on these or just waiting for the samsung OLED
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was debating on these or just waiting for the samsung OLED

Infant tech at twice the price and ten less inches I will let others be the test dummy for that one..
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Infant tech at twice the price and ten less inches I will let others be the test dummy for that one..

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Sometimes a lower price than Amazon, but relatively poor customer service and a poor return policy.

Amazon offers unconditional returns and Panasonic direct does not.
I bought my 65Gt30 directly from Panasonic.

After un-boxing, I discovered a dent in the rear casing.
I called Panasonic and they arranged a replacement. The delivery person helped me take it off the wall and swap them. I am not sure if that is policy or not but he was a nice guy.

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If you plan on keeping the display, it is OK to buy from Panasonic.
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so randy, why are you not joining the vt50 party?

A 55 inch TV is physically too large for me, and i don't really need the VT50's extra features either. My 46" G10 is already blocking more of my man room's window than i'd like, and i can't put the TV anywhere else in the room.

If the VT50 were available in 50 inches, i would seriously consider getting one.

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A 55 inch TV is physically too large for me, and i don't really need the VT50's extra features either. My 46" G10 is already blocking more of my man room's window than i'd like, and i can't put the TV anywhere else in the room.

If the VT50 were available in 50 inches, i would seriously consider getting one.

Sorry but aren't you sort of contradicting yourself? . You said you don't need the VT50's extra features but if it came in a 50" you would seriously consider one? . Wouldn't you then just get a 50GT50?
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Sorry but aren't you sort of contradicting yourself? . You said you don't need the VT50's extra features but if it came in a 50" you would seriously consider one? . Wouldn't you then just get a 50GT50?

Nah, not contradicting myself - the primary reason why i wouldn't buy a 55VT50 is simply because it's too big, and the extra features and design aren't enough to sway me to get a TV that's over two inches taller that would block even more of my great view then my 46G10 is now. And it would be so much wider that it will stick out past the sides of my 47" wide credenza which looks awkward.

A 50" VT50 however would be not quite as tall as my 46G10 is, so if it did come in a 50 incher i would consider it since i like the all-glass design a little more than the GT50's bezel design. I don't care for the ST50's crystal fencing. And the VT50's better black filter would be the icing on the cake, even though i don't need it

If i could rotate my 12' x 16' man room's layout 90 degrees to the right (the long way), i'd probably get a 65" TV since i have a 12 wide solid wall that keeps begging for a big screen. But that layout won't work for me for various reasons.

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