May have a score at a brand new sealed 65-inch ST50 and was wondering if it's worth it. I understand Panasonic plasmas are a rare find nowadays, so I just wanted to hear your thoughts... even with the F8500, ST60,VT60, ZT60... would you buy the 65-inch ST50 right now if you did not own a plasma, or would you rather save or get a current model?
Without knowing the price it's difficult to know if it's worth it or not.
And would you be buying it from a retailer who will provide you a receipt so you can qualify for the factory warranty? If it's a private party or clearance house, Panasonic will not warranty it.
Personally i think the F8500 has better picture quality than the ST50 (which was plagued with a relatively soft image). I had a GT50 (same exact panel and filter as the ST50) and the softness always bothered me so i replaced it with a much sharper ST60. Some other folks either didn't notice the softness on the 2012 models, or it didn't bother them. But it drove me nuts.
Sony 55W800B, Panasonic TC-P55ST60, TiVo 2-Tuner Premiere, TWC Arris DCX3600-M 6-Tuner DVR, Onkyo TX-SR333 AVR, URC MX-890, MX-780, MX-450, MX-500 Remotes.
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Gallery - http://www.avsforum.com/g/a/2082686/randywalter...