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post #1 of 8 Old 07-30-2012, 10:18 AM - Thread Starter
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I am looking to get a 65". There are 3 choices in the Panasonic line. I have a 50" and will stay with Panasonic.
The room that will house the TV has no windows. Until I turn on the lights it is dark. I have low level lighting.I am not interested in 3D but it looks like it is there on all 3 sets. ST , GT , VT. Money is a concern. What set and features would be best.

ADD: I have a HTPC,Roku,Marantz reciever and Comcast cable.

I do not care about Internet. Sound goes to Marantz so TV speakers are set to OFF. I set custom viewing settings as I never like presets.A quirk I guess.

The TV will act as a monitor so I want good picture.

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If it's going to be used as a PC monitor you're better off with a LCD due to plamas IR issues, and if money is a concern... then get the cheaper set.

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I did not mean as a computer monitor. I meant as a viewing device. It does not need to produce sound or go o the internet or do anything except be a TV and a good one at that. I do view Blu ray and DVD and watch TV.

TV's make lousy computer monitors IMO.
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Gotcha... then the ST50 is the "best bang for the buck". But, really it's all up to you and what you need/want and how much you're looking to spend.

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I am looking to get a 65". There are 3 choices in the Panasonic line. I have a 50" and will stay with Panasonic.
The room that will house the TV has no windows. Until I turn on the lights it is dark. I have low level lighting.I am not interested in 3D but it looks like it is there on all 3 sets. ST , GT , VT. Money is a concern. What set and features would be best.
ADD: I have a HTPC,Roku,Marantz reciever and Comcast cable.
I do not care about Internet. Sound goes to Marantz so TV speakers are set to OFF. I set custom viewing settings as I never like presets.A quirk I guess.
The TV will act as a monitor so I want good picture.
Thank You

I would go ST50, depending on how may inputs you need you might want to look at the UT50 also, very good performance in a light controlled room but only has 2 hdmi slots.

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Out of these sets, I would definitely go for the ST50 - it has the best quality and features for its price. The VT50 doesn't offer much more for the extra cost, but you can look into getting a reasonable deal for either of these sets.
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I only need 1 HDMI. everything I have plugs into the receiver. The receiver plugs into the TV.
I am down to the GT or the ST. Is the picture the same between these 2 sets.
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I only need 1 HDMI. everything I have plugs into the receiver. The receiver plugs into the TV.
I am down to the GT or the ST. Is the picture the same between these 2 sets.

Yes the picture quality is reported to be the same, the GT offers an additional HDMI input, a dual core CPU for faster internet apps, a different cabinet style, and extra picture menu modes.
But if calibrated in the custom picture mode, the ST picture is excellent.
If you only need 2 HDMI, the even lower cost UT50 models are a choice too, though they don't have the anti-glare screen coating, but in a dark and light controlled viewing environment thats fine too.
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