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There's one 65" ZT60 left in my area, going for $3199. Is that a good price for NIB?
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There's one 65" ZT60 left in my area, going for $3199. Is that a good price for NIB?

BUY IT NOW - Not in 2 minutes, not tomorrow NOW!! Don't walk - RUN

I keep saying this - go look @ Amazon - prices start @ 4K & go to 6K - go back and read all the posts that start - "I should have bought it when!!"
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BUY IT NOW - Not in 2 minutes, not tomorrow NOW!! Don't walk - RUN

I keep saying this - go look @ Amazon - prices start @ 4K & go to 6K - go back and read all the posts that start - "I should have bought it when!!"

That was my experienced trying to negotiate for the last 65ZT60 at Magnolia, two calls came in the 10 minutes I was trying to get freebies, lower price...etc. When the second call came in, I just said "Screw it" Paid $3199.


Check Pacific Sales stand alone stores, they still have them, both demo and a NIB here and there.
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Need some help from you guys. The display I'm looking at has 2750 hrs and all the hardware. I noticed 2 faint pink lines across the bottom of the screen...from a banner. Do you think the screen clean mode would get rid of these lines? Is there anything that can be done or is the damage done?
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I was able to get a NIB 60" zt60 from BB for $1900. I feel lucky to have snatched it up.
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Need some help from you guys. The display I'm looking at has 2750 hrs and all the hardware. I noticed 2 faint pink lines across the bottom of the screen...from a banner. Do you think the screen clean mode would get rid of these lines? Is there anything that can be done or is the damage done?
At almost 3000 hours I would suspect they are permanent or close enough to not be worth the trouble of attempting removal.
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Damn, what to do what to do??? I'm on the fence because it is faint and can't really see except on white. Not sure if it matters but the banner was only on for a couple months, not the whole 2750 hours.
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The Best Buy in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA has special access to a warehouse supposedly.

They had 60 units of the 60" ZT when I ordered mine the other day for $2499. I wanted the 65 but I'll have to settle for the 60". I went to other BB's and no one had any stock.

I'm picking mine up tomorrow.

Good luck if anyone is close and still looking. PS If I end up not keeping it, I might let one of you take it off my hands. I can't really afford it right now and I keep going back and forth on whether to go through with it.
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Damn, what to do what to do??? I'm on the fence because it is faint and can't really see except on white. Not sure if it matters but the banner was only on for a couple months, not the whole 2750 hours.

If you can't see it in normal content without looking for it, then go for it. It may go away in time as you run full screen content without logos.
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The Best Buy in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA has special access to a warehouse supposedly.

They had 60 units of the 60" ZT when I ordered mine the other day for $2499. I wanted the 65 but I'll have to settle for the 60". I went to other BB's and no one had any stock.

I'm picking mine up tomorrow.

Good luck if anyone is close and still looking. PS If I end up not keeping it, I might let one of you take it off my hands. I can't really afford it right now and I keep going back and forth on whether to go through with it.

Says unavailable when I try it.

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Says unavailable when I try it.

Ya I had tried it multiple times. Then I went on a 5 store BB trip looking for a good display. That's when I found out that the 60" ZT could be ordered at the MV store (Only in store). They told me there are the only Magnolia Design Center around and therefore have an extra warehouse from where to pull stock.

If you are local, I would call in before going in. Like I said they had 60 left in the warehouse when i paid on Wed.

Either way, I will post whether or not they have more available when i pick mine up.

The displays I saw were all burned in. They told advised me not to buy one. They said they leave the displays on ESPN most of the day
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No, not in the area....by a thousand miles, maybe more. I was just checking for kicks.

I picked up my 60ZT60 about Noon today, er, well, Noon yesterday...

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No, not in the area....by a thousand miles, maybe more. I was just checking for kicks.

I picked up my 60ZT60 about Noon today, er, well, Noon yesterday...

How much did you pay for yours? I saw the other invoices of guys that bought two days earlier. Some paid as low as 2199. I haggled but couldn't get lower than 2499.
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$2299. That was a straight up Best Buy website/online order. There was no negotiation involved.

Just because there is a knob doesn't mean you should turn it.
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BUY IT NOW - Not in 2 minutes, not tomorrow NOW!! Don't walk - RUN

I keep saying this - go look @ Amazon - prices start @ 4K & go to 6K - go back and read all the posts that start - "I should have bought it when!!"

Well, you guys convinced me! I wrestled with the decision all day but ended up taking the plunge. Can't wait to go get it.
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Purchased my NIB 60ZT60 last Thursday from Pacific Sales for about $2500 before tax...I believe they still have some in stock, so I would recommend trying there if you're still looking...
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I also have a 60zt60 from best by at 2499 + 7% tax... Or should I go for a amazon warehouse deal.. Says pristine 65vt60 for $2200?? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
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I called 888 BEST BUY and asked them to look up any open box pannys in my area (Northern California). They identified three here - I went into my local one in emeryville and they looked around but couldn't find it...however low and behold they had a new P60ZT60 in stock! Not sure why it wasn't showing up in their system, but the guy said he could sell me it. Wasn't willing to drop $2599 so walked out.

Two days later walked in to try and negotiate it down some, and without me saying anything they offered it to me at $2099 as a distressed sale. Bought, and told them I will bring my car in to pick up today (Friday). Will let you know what condition (better be new!) the tv is in.
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I called 888 BEST BUY and asked them to look up any open box pannys in my area (Northern California). They identified three here - I went into my local one in emeryville and they looked around but couldn't find it...however low and behold they had a new P60ZT60 in stock! Not sure why it wasn't showing up in their system, but the guy said he could sell me it. Wasn't willing to drop $2599 so walked out.

Two days later walked in to try and negotiate it down some, and without me saying anything they offered it to me at $2099 as a distressed sale. Bought, and told them I will bring my car in to pick up today (Friday). Will let you know what condition (better be new!) the tv is in.

Is your car a minivan or truck?

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Take them both. If the Amazon deal is pristine then you can send back the smaller model to BB or sell it to recoup some of the larger ZT cost. ZT is already selling for a premium...
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Is your car a minivan or truck?

It's an suv.
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Best Buy in Mays Landing NJ has a 65 ZT for $2800 floor model.
Not sure of hours. Sales guy said it's been on for the 6 months he has been employed.
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It's an suv.

OK. Well, just measure before you get there. The box for 60ZT60 measures roughly 71" x 38" x 13", and plasma glass does not appreciate being transported on the side/laying flat.

Just because there is a knob doesn't mean you should turn it.
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It's an suv.

 

 

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OK. Well, just measure before you get there. The box for 60ZT60 measures roughly 71" x 38" x 13", and plasma glass does not appreciate being transported on the side/laying flat.

Good advice. Most people don't realize how long the box is due to stand being packed end to end with the TV.

highly doubt it'll go in upright in an SUV

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At almost 3000 hours I would suspect they are permanent or close enough to not be worth the trouble of attempting removal.

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Damn, what to do what to do??? I'm on the fence because it is faint and can't really see except on white. Not sure if it matters but the banner was only on for a couple months, not the whole 2750 hours.

I've got the secret sauce for IR!!

I recently bought a 60ST60 from BB with a whopping 3300 hours on it!! I bought it to potentially replace my 60ZT60 but will keep the ST as backup. Actually, I just might keep the ZT as backup and use the ST60 as my primary TV (there are some things I like better on the ST than ZT). Anyway, the 60ST60 had the dreaded "Panasonic" logo imbedded right in middle of the screen but at $849 with no stand, I took it anyway as I had a hunch that I could get that "burn-in" out!! Well, I'm happy to report that it is fading!! Moreover, without the use of Pixel Filpper!

What is the secret sauce, you may ask? Well, it ain't a secret...I've been using these slides: http://www.eaprogramming.com/downloads/download_main.htm

I've run the slides for a little over 100 hours now and the letters are definitely getting lighter and I can barely make out the logo during bright scenes while watching normal content. A friend of mine borrowed my Pixel flipper disc so I'll try that when it's returned. Incidentally, I was able to remove the "pink box" IR caused by the demo banner at the bottom of the screen on the 50ST60 demo I sold. That same "pink box" IR is fading on my friend's 60ST60.

I stumbled on the effectiveness of using these slides over D-Nice's slides (I am acutely aware that his slides are not meant to remove IR) a few months ago while using Evangelos slides to get rid of the Fox logo after football games. However, I also noticed that it was easier to acquire IR on the ZT and it was slightly less responsive to removal using the color slides. Further, D'Nice's color slides were less effective than Evangelos slides and Screen Wipe seemingly had no effect.

Anyway, if I were spending over $2000 on a TV, I probably wouldn't have taken a chance on a display that had what appeared to be burn-in. But with the price I paid, it was worth a shot and I'm happy to see that the image retention is improving.

Long story short, use a combination of Evangelos slides (I have a theory why it works) and Pixel Flipper for the best results. smile.gif
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Best I can find is $3,899 for the 65"...am I going to find anything better in the coming weeks?
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Best I can find is $3,899 for the 65"...am I going to find anything better in the coming weeks?

Probably not - they had a 65ZT60 in BB in Hartsdale,NY (NYC area) with 2,600 hrs. that they sold for $ 2,700 in a hot second - they have no ZT's in NYC area - Appears now or never - look at amazon folks have report "used" at good prices.

BUT - if you got the $$$$$ - go for it - it is literally NOW OR NEVER - there ain't no tomorrow!

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Well, based on those prophetic words I pulled the trigger. I think that Hartsdale BB has a 60" too...both are still there on the wall.
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Well, based on those prophetic words I pulled the trigger. I think that Hartsdale BB has a 60" too...both are still there on the wall.

Just left there - all are gone - in the Magnolia & outside in the general area - NOTHING! - When I was the a few days ago the staff said that was it for ZT's - now no Panasonic Plasma's are displayed.

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