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That's good news Titan! Do you know when you'll be receiving your TV?

Mine is still sitting in the "Shipping Soon" phase, with a delivery window of March 5-9th. I wonder why it's taking so long? Perhaps because I received the free super saver shipping? It still seems odd it's taking a few days to simply ship the item.

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How did you get them to "match" you at $2,337 if the place you were comparing it to was $2,397?

My bad, the $2397 was the price but I had a credit with them which came to $2337

I got a great tv for this price. I call it a gift
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We should start a club called "The 2397 Club".
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My bad, the $2397 was the price but I had a credit with them which came to $2337

I got a great tv for this price. I call it a gift

I thought I read you having some buzzing issues with yours. Did you ever get that fixed?
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You're referring to the 65"? How did you get it from $2,397 down to $2,237?

Actually, I was factoring the savings from my 3D glasses...you got me!

My actual cost is 2397 but I'm saving $160 by returning my glasses. My set is on the truck, being delivered Tuesday.

First thing I'll do is plug it in and get the EEPROM build, hoping to be at the new build...84.46. If that and/or the serial number is 1215 or higher, we are golden.

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Actually, I was factoring the savings from my 3D glasses...you got me!

My actual cost is 2397 but I'm saving $160 by returning my glasses. My set is on the truck, being delivered Tuesday.

First thing I'll do is plug it in and get the EEPROM build, hoping to be at the new build...84.46. If that and/or the serial number is 1215 or higher, we are golden.

Amazon or Panasonic will give you $160 if you return the glasses included in the box? Or are you talking about glasses you separately already own?
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Amazon or Panasonic will give you $160 if you return the glasses included in the box? Or are you talking about glasses you separately already own?

No, I have the Sharp glasses from my LED set that are being returned. Unfortunately for Sharp, they make you buy the glasses seperately.

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I thought I read you having some buzzing issues with yours. Did you ever get that fixed?

I had an appointment with Panasonic to come check it and the day before they came the noise had died down so much from day one that to me it was not worth it to have them come out

I can barely hear it now.

I love this tv
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Just received notification that my unit has shipped, arriving on Wednesday. Time to get my USB stick prepped so when they deliver it I can have them wait while I turn it on and throw on some images and single color slides to check for any issues. Hopefully it'll turn out well!

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Frys instore clearance one day only 65VT30-1995
I have not seen it in the store but read in the paper

Sorry, 1999.
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I had an appointment with Panasonic to come check it and the day before they came the noise had died down so much from day one that to me it was not worth it to have them come out

I can barely hear it now.

I love this tv

Glad to hear it's no longer an issue. I'm undecided between this and the Samsung 64d7000/8000. I keep weighing the pros and cons of each but can not seem to make up my mind. Factor in the VT50 coming in May, which are supposedly are improved over this year models makes this a tougher decision.
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Frys instore clearance one day only 65VT30-1995
I have not seen it in the store but read in the paper

Is this ad available anywhere online? I don't have a Fry's within 2,000 miles of me but might try to get Amazon to match if it was verifiable.
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Is this ad available anywhere online? I don't have a Fry's within 2,000 miles of me but might try to get Amazon to match if it was verifiable.

The only problem with price matching with Amazon is that they only match website pricing (not B&M) at least according to their policy. I've confirmed the price is $1,999 at Frys B&M but is $2,799 on their website. You can give it a try with Amazon, but most likely you will be shot down. Please let us know if you do have success at Amazon. Damn you ppl that live by Frys!! That price is insane!!!
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Frys instore clearance one day only 65VT30-1995
I have not seen it in the store but read in the paper

Sorry, 1999.

Similar question as Citivas. Do you have an ad you can upload for proof? Thanks
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I've confirmed the price is $1,999 at Frys B&M but is $2,799 on their website.

Did you get quoted that price on the phone, or actually in-store? I called mine and was told $2799. So like so many of the truly great Fry's sales, it may not be at all stores. The one near me with them in stock is an hour away, so I can't easily just pop in and check, unfortunately.
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Did you get quoted that price on the phone, or actually in-store? I called mine and was told $2799. So like so many of the truly great Fry's sales, it may not be at all stores. The one near me with them in stock is an hour away, so I can't easily just pop in and check, unfortunately.


Called the Vegas store
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Thanks for the reply. Must not be every store
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Called the Vegas store

Hmmm im in vegas. I got the vt being delivered from pauls. Should i go pick one up at frys and save $237? Wonder if pauls will match frys...

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Thanks for the reply. Must not be every store

Yeah, it sucks its not every store. I really wish they had put this on their website. Oh well.

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Hmmm im in vegas. I got the vt being delivered from pauls. Should i go pick one up at frys and save $237? Wonder if pauls will match frys...

You should check first if Pauls TV would match, they should as I believe they have a price guarantee. If they don't I would definitely got to Frys for $230 savings.
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Glad to hear it's no longer an issue. I'm undecided between this and the Samsung 64d7000/8000. I keep weighing the pros and cons of each but can not seem to make up my mind. Factor in the VT50 coming in May, which are supposedly are improved over this year models makes this a tougher decision.


The VT30 is a great TV. I have no problems viewing it in my bright living room, and I've always bought CCFLs and LEDs. I also have a Sony XBR-55HX929 in my room and still watch the VT30 almost everytime!!

It's an amazing TV and I def. recommend it over the Sammy! The Sammy's colors [ like their Galaxy S2 Phones which I also have lol ] are somewhat artificial and cartoonish. The Samsungs do look sexier, no doubt, but I def. prefer the Panny!!
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I just called and they are out of stock. They said it was a discontinued item and won't be getting them back in. I assume they cut the price so they can clear out stock for the 2012 models. Oh well, I'm actually pretty happy with the $2397 I paid and I still have 30 days in case it comes down in price elsewhere.

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I just called the Indiana Frys and they said $2799.00 on the 65VT30
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The VT30 is a great TV. I have no problems viewing it in my bright living room, and I've always bought CCFLs and LEDs. I also have a Sony XBR-55HX929 in my room and still watch the VT30 almost everytime!!

It's an amazing TV and I def. recommend it over the Sammy! The Sammy's colors [ like their Galaxy S2 Phones which I also have lol ] are somewhat artificial and cartoonish. The Samsungs do look sexier, no doubt, but I def. prefer the Panny!!


Thanks for sharing you experience. My concern is the Panasonic being dim as I too have a somewhat bright living room. You mention that its fine in your living room, but then I've also read ppl mentioning it was not bright enough for them. I see you said you would pick the Panasonic over the Samsung. Does that mean you also tried the Samsung D7000/8000 plasma? It's interesting you said the Samsung colors looking artificial, since I believe I read the Samsung had better color accuracy. I thought PQ was pretty much even, with Panasonic having the better blacks and details, while the Samsungs were a little brighter with better color accuracy. Those Samsungs are pretty damn sexy though. I know in the end I will just have to try them at my home and see how they perform.
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I have a feeling it will only keep on dropping though, especially after Christmas

Christmas! I can't wait that long! I know exactly what you mean though.
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Just called Fry's in Downers Grove (Chicago Area Store)
No sale.... their price is $2799.
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Seems pretty competitive (was looking at the 60" ST30 for $1,199 there, wife hated the bezel, loved the look of the VT - who was I to argue...!)

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I was impressed by the pq of these and the only downside is they were a little dim. I am reading that the 50 series will be 1.5 times brighter with all these new changes... Makes it very tough to decide.
I called Pauls TV about the st65" and they are telling me that the 50 series is on it's way and it's going to make the 30 series prices climb very soon... But maybe he just wanted me to order one right away. LOL
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I was impressed by the pq of these and the only downside is they were a little dim. I am reading that the 50 series will be 1.5 times brighter with all these new changes... Makes it very tough to decide.
I called Pauls TV about the st65" and they are telling me that the 50 series is on it's way and it's going to make the 30 series prices climb very soon... But maybe he just wanted me to order one right away. LOL

I would take the 1.5X brighter for 2012 with a grain of salt until actually tested by third parties. I'm sure it may be better but usually TV manufacturers statistical claims turn out to be wildly exagerated (consider supposed contrast claims for example). Yes the set is redesigned for 2012 and yes it may be brighter. But how much remains to be seen.
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Same, called after the original price match and the woman agreed he did the right thing. I mean, it is covered on their tv price advantage help page or whatnot, but still, why were some able to avoid this? I think the fact that mine was already shipped and ordered previously was the issue, as they already have shipped it using their more "premium" shipping method and couldn't rightly send it a cheaper, slower method in order to remove the added cost.

Hey Titan, I know you received your rebate, I'm curious if you know what is included in delivery?

I just received a call from Amazon scheduling the delivery of my tv this Wednesday. They informed me that the individuals who will deliver the TV will bring it in, unbox it, place it where I want it, and will work with me to turn it on to make sure it works before they leave. They also informed me to keep the box for 30 days in case I want to return the TV.

Is this the normal delivery system for Amazon? If so, it's fantastic! The last time I had a tv delivered (years ago) it was a very different experience, with the driver making me help him carry it into my house and then trying to bolt out before I was able to turn the TV on.

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I don't know about everyone, but I can say I am very glad I pushed for the delivery refund.

They brought the TV in ok, but beyond taking the top part off the tv and giving me a minute or two to check the TV over they were gone and were no help in getting it mounted on my stand...I was afraid of turning it on to check it as it was very cold that day and the tv was still noticeably cold and I'm not sure how cold plasmas would do when turned on so I did a typical flashlight through the screen check for cracks inside the glass and they were on their merry little way.

Fortunately the TV works great and is flawless and my wife helped mount the TV (a bit heavy, but she's been working out lately haha).

As I said though, certainly not worth the $149 they wanted to charge me. Oh and to whoever asked earlier up, I got the TV last friday, the 2nd.

Can anyone point me to any good settings to try out beyond D-Nice's and Dave K's? I am running the 2.1 firmware (updated to 2.2) and did not do the 100hrs of slides.
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