Originally Posted by Cravit8
Holy Christmas what will I do later this year when I have the money/credit to replace my busted 58" and neither model is available. I've got a PS4 and BF4 on the way and no display...first world problems.
Surely Panasonic will keep manufacturing till the 2014 models release no?
Doubtful, since stock has essentially vanished from Costco, and Sam's club is dwindling. It's very possible the 65S64's will be gone within a week at this rate. If you have to wait, just keep an eye on the S60 for deals.
Originally Posted by DrVenom24
A few people said at the begining that they prefer the plasma without a filter because the filter ruins vertical angle veiwing and brightness and makes the picture less "crisp", they also said they feel like there in a minority on this subject. EL MATADURR do you really see a diffrence in blacksdo you find the picture overall better then plasmas with the filter.
and how do i know the s64 was made to benefit me. because it kinda sounds like it was just made to look better under heavy lights in costco warehouses.
i still dont understand fully but EL MATADURR and fairchild whats your opinion cas on cnets review of the s60 Dave said the blacks were aswome and color was awsome. he seems to also think that the lack of a filter is a con. and that the s60 was really reflective basically...
so does the s64 give up black levels and overall picture detail and qaulity to fix the mirror problem the s60 has because i also have 20/20 vision and elmatadurr you seemed pretty honest when you gave your opinion on the filter
or does the s64 keep the exact same blacks and pq as the s60
1. There is no difference in blacks...in a dark room. With medium or higher ambient/direct light, the filter helps to keep blacks from washing out. I can typically control the lighting in my setup without a problem though.
2. It'll benefit you if you don't want to control your room's lighting, or have unavoidable lights in the room.
3. David's review is solid, and the PQ is fantastic from the brief time I had my S60. This is a no-frills TV, and will act almost like a mirror if you have any lights on in the room.
4. My only qualm with the filter is that it affects vertical viewing angles to a certain extent. It's not a deal-breaker, and nowhere near as bad as an LCD, but the change is there.
All this said? Sams has the 65S64 at the same lowest cost I can get the 65S60. Combined with the advantages of having a filter the times I *might* need it and cheap gas/groceries/tires/etc., I'll be picking up one of the last stock this Friday. Once I get it set up on a cabinet, I'll see if I'll need to actually purchase a stand or not to get the TV's height right for our viewing area.
Originally Posted by shenaniganz08
keep dreaming buddy
these displays just came out a few months ago and they are selling like hot cakes, there's no reason/proof/precedent that they are going to cut their prices
They'll keep cutting them, no doubt, but I do doubt they'll get to the magical $1k. I would put an end-of-season (December, last of stock) price at around $1150, $1100 at some no-name places. This is assuming there's enough stock to last that long.
Originally Posted by ToonMasterTim
You're really putting the pressure on me to buy now. I'm still torn between the S64 and the Vizio M series.
Originally Posted by anthongy817
Unfortunately Costco is completely out too. They are going to schedule a pick up for the broken TV and a refund..looks like I'm just going to pick up the same model from Sam's since they had it in store. Had to pay $45 Sam's membership just because of that. -_-
Dang man, that really sucks. I couldn't imagine seeing that after all the hassle of a delivery and unboxing. If anything, you could always get a refund for your Sam's membership as soon as you get the TV. You're not obligated to keep it. Though this practice is a bit low-brow to Sam's, they're still getting your money for the TV in the end.