Panasonic ZT60 Deals... - Page 70 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the Watchuseek.com newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!


Forum Jump: 
Reply
Thread Tools
post #2071 of 2092 Old 09-05-2014, 05:11 PM
AVS Special Member
 
turnne1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
Posts: 5,017
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1296 Post(s)
Liked: 282
Quote:
Originally Posted by dasanii19 View Post
I paid $3700 may of last year for a new 65" ZT60. You guys are buying these for under 2k now?
Quote:
Originally Posted by I WANT MORE View Post
Not new. No way.
display /demo units with probably 3K hours on them with full Panasonic warranty from the first day of your purchase

one would have to determine if this is worth a $2000 savings( plus applicable taxes) to them

Warren

Rm 1 Samsung 64F8500 Marantz 8801 prepro Sherbourn 5/1500A amp B&W CM10s..CM2 center...CM5's.rears
Rm 2 LG 47LE8500 Denon 4520 Celestion 305 speaker system
Rm 3 Samsung 51E8000 Pioneer SC77 Kef 2005.2 speaker system
Rm 4 Panasonic 50ST50 Onkyo 5009 Mirage Omni sat speaker system
turnne1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2072 of 2092 Old 09-07-2014, 05:35 PM
Member
 
evanft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Alright everyone, I've been on a journey the last couple days to try and find a 65zt60, so here's my travel log.

Saturday
I went to a number of ABC Warehouse in southeast Michigan hoping to snag a display unit. Obviously, most told me they ran out months ago and if I saw one, to buy it immediately.

ABC Warehouse, Southfield, MI
They had a single 65zt60 marked at $2199. It wasn't in the best shape cosmetically. I had the sales guy give me the remote so I could run the screen wipe and some RGB/grayscale slides. The wipe and slides immediately revealed very obvious burn-in in the lower left corner. It appeared that the unit had run a demo with an Alicia Keyes music video, as her name was clearly visible.

I went home after and called a number of stores that were farther away to see if they had one. Most didn't, but one store informed me that I could check the clearance section of ABC's web site to see if anyone had one in stock. I found a few that were within an hour or so of me, including some down in Ohio. I confirmed that two stores had them while two (Utica and Waterford Township) did not.

Because it was so late, I wasn't able to get ahold of all the stores I wanted to visit, but luckily two of the stores were on their way to stores that claimed to have one. I planned to spend Sunday hitting them

Sunday
ABC Warehouse, Toledo, OH
Single 65zt60 marked at $2399 or something like that. It was up and off the show floor, so it was in very good cosmetic condition. I noticed burn-in in the lower right corner when running the slides and screen wipe. It was very obviously the LG logo from an LG BR player that was hooked up to the TV. The sales guy noticed the burn-in and allowed me to run the wipe while I visited the Sylvania location. It did not fix itself in the half hour trip to and from Sylvania. The sales guy, Mike, was a good guy, though.

What irked me about this one, though, was that the TV had apparently been moved from a different location and input a few weeks prior. If I had come down in August, everything probably would have been OK.

ABC Warehouse, Sylvania, OH
Single 65zt60 marked at $2599 with a 3 year warranty. When I walked in, the TV was on the NFL network. This immediately concerned me, and my fears were confirmed when I checked the wipe and slides. Sales guy was OK, but not particularly good.

ABC Warehouse, Macomb Township, MI
After a rough 1h45m drive, I arrived at the Macomb Township ABC Warehouse to find a single 65zt60 marked at about $2200. Without me asking, the sales guy checked the price and came back with something around $1850. I was excited, as I know that whatever they first offer you is a good 10-15% more than what they'll take. This excitement was short-lived, however, as I noticed the same Alicia Keyes burn-in as the unit in Southfield, although much less severe. I briefly considered offering a lowball price, but thought the better of it and left.

ABC Warehouse, Port Huron, MI
When I first walk into the store, I couldn't find the TV. It's nowhere near the other display models. I wandered into the audio showroom, though, and there it was. It was, by a considerable margin, the best unit I had seen yet in terms of cosmetic condition. I imagine this was due to it being so far out of the way. The TV was actually off when I first saw it, but I noticed that it was hooked to a BR player with a Panasonic demo disc inside. I took this as a good sign, as it meant that the set probably hadn't been hooked up to cable.

I ran the screen wipe and my slides and noticed absolutely no irregularities or burn-in. The demo disc material looked great, and it appeared the set had about 2700 hours on it, which I was perfectly comfortable with. I was in at this point. I told the sales guy that the marked price, $2999, was too high. He talked to his manager and came back with about $2200+tax. I told him that the last store I was at was closer to $1700, which was only a half-truth. He came back with $2000 out the door. I told him $1800 would do it. After talking to him again, his manager came over and said that $2000 was absolutely it, and that they'd rather just sit on the TV than let it go for $1800 OTD. I tried to haggle more, but it was clear to me that this guy was not BSing me and he wasn't going to move. $2000 was basically my absolute maximum, but given the condition of the set, I agreed to it. It even came with all the accessories, including the 3D glasses and second touch pad remote. Some of the others I looked at did not, so that definitely factored into it as well.

Conclusion
The real takeaway here is that the more out of the way a store was, the more likely they are to have one. Stores in busy shopping areas, like Canton or Southgate, won't have them, but stores in places like Port Huron, just might.

TL;DR
- 1 tank of gas
- 2 states
- 5 stores
- 4 65zt60s with burn in
- 1 65ZT60 in my home theater

Last edited by evanft; 09-11-2014 at 04:31 AM.
evanft is offline  
post #2073 of 2092 Old 09-07-2014, 08:07 PM
Advanced Member
 
eaayoung's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 147 Post(s)
Liked: 106
Congrats on a great find. Worth all your time and effort. Sit back and enjoy since got one of the last ones.
eaayoung is online now  
post #2074 of 2092 Old 09-07-2014, 09:02 PM
Advanced Member
 
HLdan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 935
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 448 Post(s)
Liked: 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by evanft View Post
Alright everyone, I've been on a journey the last couple days to try and find a 65zt60, so here's my travel log.

Saturday
I went to a number of ABC Warehouse in southeast Michigan hoping to snag a display unit. Obviously, most told me they ran out months ago and if I saw one, to buy it immediately.

ABC Warehouse, Southfield, MI
They had a single 65zt60 marked at $2199. It wasn't in the best shape cosmetically. I had the sales guy give me the remote so I could run the screen wipe and some RGB/grayscale slides. The wipe and slides immediately revealed very obvious burn-in in the lower left corner. It appeared that the unit had run a demo with an Alicia Keyes music video, as her name was clearly visible.

I went home after and called a number of stores that were farther away to see if they had one. Most didn't, but one store informed me that I could check the clearance section of ABC's web site to see if anyone had one in stock. I found a few that were within an hour or so of me, including some down in Ohio. I confirmed that two stores had them while two (Utica and Waterford Township) did not.

Because it was so late, I wasn't able to get ahold of all the stores I wanted to visit, but luckily two of the stores were on their way to stores that claimed to have one. I planned to spend Sunday hitting them

Sunday
ABC Warehouse, Toledo, OH
Single 65zt60 marked at $2399 or something like that. It was up and off the show floor, so it was in very good cosmetic condition. I noticed burn-in in the lower right corner when running the slides and screen wipe. It was very obviously the LG logo from an LG BR player that was hooked up to the TV. The sales guy noticed the burn-in and allowed me to run the wipe while I visited the Sylvania location. It did not fix itself in the half hour trip to and from Sylvania. The sales guy, Mike, was a good guy, though.

What irked me about this one, though, was that the TV had apparently been moved from a different location and input a few weeks prior. If I had come down in August, everything probably would have been OK.

ABC Warehouse, Sylvania, OH
Single 65zt60 marked at $2599 with a 6 year warranty. When I walked in, the TV was on the NFL network. This immediately concerned me, and my fears were confirmed when I checked the wipe and slides. Sales guy was OK, but not particularly good.

ABC Warehouse, Macomb Township, MI
After a rough 1h45m drive, I arrived at the Macomb Township ABC Warehouse to find a single 65zt60 marked at about $2200. Without me asking, the sales guy checked the price and came back with something around $1850. I was excited, as I know that whatever they first offer you is a good 10-15% more than what they'll take. This excitement was short-lived, however, as I noticed the same Alicia Keyes burn-in as the unit in Southfield, although much less severe. I briefly considered offering a lowball price, but thought the better of it and left.

ABC Warehouse, Port Huron, MI
When I first walk into the store, I can't find the TV. It's nowhere near the other display models. I wandered into the audio showroom, though, and there it was. It was, by a considerable margin, the best unit I had seen yet in terms of cosmetic condition. I image this was due to it being so far out of the way. The TV was actually off when I first saw it, but I noticed that it was hooked to a BR player with a Panasonic demo disc inside. I took this as a good sign, as it meant that the set probably hadn't been hooked up to cable.

I ran the screen wipe and my slides and noticed absolutely no irregularities or burn-in. The demo disc material looked great, and it appeared the set had about 2700 hours on it, which I was perfectly comfortable with. I was in at this point. I told the sales guy that the marked price, $2999, was too high. He talked to his manager and came back with about $2200+tax. I told him that the last store I was at was closer to $1700, which was only a half-truth. He came back with $2000 out the door. I told him $1800 would do it. After talking to him again, his manager came over and said that $2000 was absolutely it, and that they'd rather just sit on the TV than let it go for $1800 OTD. I tried to haggle more, but it was clear to me that this guy was not BSing me and he wasn't going to move. $2000 was basically my absolute maximum, but given the condition of the set, I agreed to it. It even came with all the accessories, including the 3D glasses and second touch pad remote. Some of the others I looked at did not, so that definitely factored into it as well.

Conclusion
The real takeaway here is that the more out of the way a store was, the more likely they are to have one. Stores in busy shopping areas, like Canton or Southgate, won't have them, but stores in places like Port Huron, just might.

TL;DR
- 1 tank of gas
- 2 states
- 5 stores
- 4 65zt60s with burn in
- 1 65ZT60 in my home theater
Congrats, but I'm not sure I would've gone through that much trouble for a TV, especially the risks you took driving nearly 2 hours to one store only to find a ZT60 with massive IR and not buying it.

Last edited by HLdan; 09-07-2014 at 09:06 PM.
HLdan is offline  
post #2075 of 2092 Old 09-08-2014, 07:13 AM
Advanced Member
 
Tom Riddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Greater Houston Area - Texas
Posts: 955
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 268 Post(s)
Liked: 252
Thanks for the update! I wish there were more stores around my area, Houston, that had floor models. Definitely the tv to pick up if you can find one in good condition.

Klipsch RF-7 II's, RC-64II, RS-62 II's, RS-52 II's
SVS PB13 Ultra
Marantz SR7008
Emotiva XPA-5
Samsung PN64F8500 with Ideal-Lume Panelight
Panasonic 65VT30 (Master Bedroom)
Tom Riddle is online now  
post #2076 of 2092 Old 09-09-2014, 06:53 AM
Member
 
evanft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by HLdan View Post
Congrats, but I'm not sure I would've gone through that much trouble for a TV, especially the risks you took driving nearly 2 hours to one store only to find a ZT60 with massive IR and not buying it.
Meh. I didn't have anything better to do and wanted an excuse to get out of the house for an afternoon.
evanft is offline  
post #2077 of 2092 Old 09-10-2014, 12:31 PM
AVS Special Member
 
chunon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wilmington Ohio
Posts: 5,954
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 628 Post(s)
Liked: 769
Quote:
Originally Posted by evanft View Post
Alright everyone, I've been on a journey the last couple days to try and find a 65zt60, so here's my travel log.

Saturday
I went to a number of ABC Warehouse in southeast Michigan hoping to snag a display unit. Obviously, most told me they ran out months ago and if I saw one, to buy it immediately.

ABC Warehouse, Southfield, MI
They had a single 65zt60 marked at $2199. It wasn't in the best shape cosmetically. I had the sales guy give me the remote so I could run the screen wipe and some RGB/grayscale slides. The wipe and slides immediately revealed very obvious burn-in in the lower left corner. It appeared that the unit had run a demo with an Alicia Keyes music video, as her name was clearly visible.

I went home after and called a number of stores that were farther away to see if they had one. Most didn't, but one store informed me that I could check the clearance section of ABC's web site to see if anyone had one in stock. I found a few that were within an hour or so of me, including some down in Ohio. I confirmed that two stores had them while two (Utica and Waterford Township) did not.

Because it was so late, I wasn't able to get ahold of all the stores I wanted to visit, but luckily two of the stores were on their way to stores that claimed to have one. I planned to spend Sunday hitting them

Sunday
ABC Warehouse, Toledo, OH
Single 65zt60 marked at $2399 or something like that. It was up and off the show floor, so it was in very good cosmetic condition. I noticed burn-in in the lower right corner when running the slides and screen wipe. It was very obviously the LG logo from an LG BR player that was hooked up to the TV. The sales guy noticed the burn-in and allowed me to run the wipe while I visited the Sylvania location. It did not fix itself in the half hour trip to and from Sylvania. The sales guy, Mike, was a good guy, though.

What irked me about this one, though, was that the TV had apparently been moved from a different location and input a few weeks prior. If I had come down in August, everything probably would have been OK.

ABC Warehouse, Sylvania, OH
Single 65zt60 marked at $2599 with a 6 year warranty. When I walked in, the TV was on the NFL network. This immediately concerned me, and my fears were confirmed when I checked the wipe and slides. Sales guy was OK, but not particularly good.

ABC Warehouse, Macomb Township, MI
After a rough 1h45m drive, I arrived at the Macomb Township ABC Warehouse to find a single 65zt60 marked at about $2200. Without me asking, the sales guy checked the price and came back with something around $1850. I was excited, as I know that whatever they first offer you is a good 10-15% more than what they'll take. This excitement was short-lived, however, as I noticed the same Alicia Keyes burn-in as the unit in Southfield, although much less severe. I briefly considered offering a lowball price, but thought the better of it and left.

ABC Warehouse, Port Huron, MI
When I first walk into the store, I couldn't find the TV. It's nowhere near the other display models. I wandered into the audio showroom, though, and there it was. It was, by a considerable margin, the best unit I had seen yet in terms of cosmetic condition. I imagine this was due to it being so far out of the way. The TV was actually off when I first saw it, but I noticed that it was hooked to a BR player with a Panasonic demo disc inside. I took this as a good sign, as it meant that the set probably hadn't been hooked up to cable.

I ran the screen wipe and my slides and noticed absolutely no irregularities or burn-in. The demo disc material looked great, and it appeared the set had about 2700 hours on it, which I was perfectly comfortable with. I was in at this point. I told the sales guy that the marked price, $2999, was too high. He talked to his manager and came back with about $2200+tax. I told him that the last store I was at was closer to $1700, which was only a half-truth. He came back with $2000 out the door. I told him $1800 would do it. After talking to him again, his manager came over and said that $2000 was absolutely it, and that they'd rather just sit on the TV than let it go for $1800 OTD. I tried to haggle more, but it was clear to me that this guy was not BSing me and he wasn't going to move. $2000 was basically my absolute maximum, but given the condition of the set, I agreed to it. It even came with all the accessories, including the 3D glasses and second touch pad remote. Some of the others I looked at did not, so that definitely factored into it as well.

Conclusion
The real takeaway here is that the more out of the way a store was, the more likely they are to have one. Stores in busy shopping areas, like Canton or Southgate, won't have them, but stores in places like Port Huron, just might.

TL;DR
- 1 tank of gas
- 2 states
- 5 stores
- 4 65zt60s with burn in
- 1 65ZT60 in my home theater
Congrats worth more than a tank of gas and some time invested. Ultimately a great deal imo !
StinDaWg likes this.

65JS9500
55ST60
Dish Network Hopper/Oppo 103d/ Sony XT1 Soundbase/Harmony 650
Calman Enthusiast/I1Pro/I1D3/Lumagen 2143
chunon is offline  
post #2078 of 2092 Old 09-11-2014, 04:37 AM
Member
 
evanft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by chunon View Post
Congrats worth more than a tank of gas and some time invested. Ultimately a great deal imo !
I'm very happy with it. It's an upgrade from a 55st30, and I'm actually stunned with how much better the picture quality is. Also, the 10" jump in size is fantastic. I really wanted a bigger TV and was planning to wait for OLED, but it's clear to me that it's going to be at least 3 years before the technology is mature enough to invest $3k+ into.
evanft is offline  
post #2079 of 2092 Old 09-11-2014, 04:48 AM
AVS Special Member
 
chunon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wilmington Ohio
Posts: 5,954
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 628 Post(s)
Liked: 769
Yes agree, used to have the ST30 and I agree significant upgrade. I went the floor model route also although with a VT60 no regrets thus far. The size upgrade is a nice bonus also can't imaging going back to a 55".

65JS9500
55ST60
Dish Network Hopper/Oppo 103d/ Sony XT1 Soundbase/Harmony 650
Calman Enthusiast/I1Pro/I1D3/Lumagen 2143
chunon is offline  
post #2080 of 2092 Old 03-17-2015, 06:20 AM
Senior Member
 
myared's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 291
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 26
Best Buy has an open box ZT60 (60") advertised for $1935.99 on their website. And since we're at it, they also have a 55VT60 for $1311.99, a 60GT50 for $779.99, and a 65GT50 for $1595.99. They're in different locations but I'm sure they can ship them anywhere.
myared is offline  
post #2081 of 2092 Old 03-17-2015, 09:46 AM
Member
 
Steve Kuester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 152
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Liked: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by myared View Post
Best Buy has an open box ZT60 (60") advertised for $1935.99 on their website. And since we're at it, they also have a 55VT60 for $1311.99, a 60GT50 for $779.99, and a 65GT50 for $1595.99. They're in different locations but I'm sure they can ship them anywhere.

Probably a simple question, but where do you see that on their website?

I turn the sharpness on my TV all the way up, because that's how I like my picture... real sharp.
Steve Kuester is offline  
post #2082 of 2092 Old 03-17-2015, 10:58 AM
Senior Member
 
myared's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 291
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Kuester View Post
Probably a simple question, but where do you see that on their website?
I got an email invite to check out their outlet. The included button took me to the following link (hope it works):


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/electron...4&eut=17167327


If it doesn't, I would google Best Buy outlet. Good luck.
myared is offline  
post #2083 of 2092 Old 03-24-2015, 12:33 AM
Kpj
Member
 
Kpj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Liked: 10
How are these still even in a store's inventory?!
Kpj is offline  
post #2084 of 2092 Old 08-08-2015, 04:19 PM
Member
 
mharris2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Anyone have a lead on how/where to buy a used 65 vt or zt 60?
mharris2007 is online now  
post #2085 of 2092 Old 08-08-2015, 07:09 PM
Advanced Member
 
eaayoung's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 147 Post(s)
Liked: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by mharris2007 View Post
Anyone have a lead on how/where to buy a used 65 vt or zt 60?
As you probably know, you're a little late to the party. Used is your best bet. Amazon did have either some ZT or VT for sale for around $5,000 as recently as 6 weeks ago. Only used available now. If you buy used (or new), check for IR. These sets are much more susceptible to IR compared to past Panasonic plasma TVs.
eaayoung is online now  
post #2086 of 2092 Old 08-08-2015, 08:14 PM
Member
 
mharris2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hey thanks for your post. I know I'm late to the party and am looking for a used one. I didn't know if anyone here had a line on where to source once used other than the usual. eBay/Amazon sites. I meant to get one in 2013 but the wife sort of nixed it since we were putting in a pool and doing other things. Fast forward 2 years and we're in a different house where our family room is in bright sun and the old 60" low end panny s30 looks like a mirror!
mharris2007 is online now  
post #2087 of 2092 Old 08-09-2015, 07:15 AM
Advanced Member
 
eaayoung's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 147 Post(s)
Liked: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by mharris2007 View Post
Hey thanks for your post. Fast forward 2 years and we're in a different house where our family room is in bright sun and the old 60" low end panny s30 looks like a mirror!
You might have better luck finding a Samsung or LG plasma which were not phased out as early as Panasonic plasma TVs. But LCD/LED may be the better choice for a bright room. If you want the same deep blacks as a VT/ZT, then OLED is the only new available tech that compares. But LG's OLEDs have some of their own picture problems, only 55" and curved.

Isn't the S30 one of the models that suffers from the rising black problem? The reason I ask, I have a V10 that suffered from the rising black problem. I installed Audiodane's PMCv2 board which restored the deep blacks on my V10. The picture looks as good as the day I purchased it. Not same level of black as ZT or VT, but not too shabby.
eaayoung is online now  
post #2088 of 2092 Old 08-09-2015, 07:18 AM
AVS Special Member
 
turnne1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
Posts: 5,017
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1296 Post(s)
Liked: 282
Quote:
Originally Posted by mharris2007 View Post
Anyone have a lead on how/where to buy a used 65 vt or zt 60?
Ebay


Warren

Rm 1 Samsung 64F8500 Marantz 8801 prepro Sherbourn 5/1500A amp B&W CM10s..CM2 center...CM5's.rears
Rm 2 LG 47LE8500 Denon 4520 Celestion 305 speaker system
Rm 3 Samsung 51E8000 Pioneer SC77 Kef 2005.2 speaker system
Rm 4 Panasonic 50ST50 Onkyo 5009 Mirage Omni sat speaker system
turnne1 is offline  
post #2089 of 2092 Unread Yesterday, 06:04 AM
AVS Special Member
 
pottscb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 84 Post(s)
Liked: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by eaayoung View Post
You might have better luck finding a Samsung or LG plasma which were not phased out as early as Panasonic plasma TVs. But LCD/LED may be the better choice for a bright room. If you want the same deep blacks as a VT/ZT, then OLED is the only new available tech that compares. But LG's OLEDs have some of their own picture problems, only 55" and curved...
So, they come in 65" as well (just way more expensive) and say they should have a flat one out in time for the holidays...I have a VT30 and the OLED smokes it in the blacks department. I too, am no fan of the curved screen.
pottscb is offline  
post #2090 of 2092 Unread Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Member
 
mharris2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by pottscb View Post
So, they come in 65" as well (just way more expensive) and say they should have a flat one out in time for the holidays...I have a VT30 and the OLED smokes it in the blacks department. I too, am no fan of the curved screen.
THanks for posting. I am going to wait for larger OLED's to come out and for the prices to come down to the normal range. I prefer a flat screen but would tolerate the curve if the price was better and the screen was bigger. Paying more for ZT60 or VT60 than what they were brand new, doesn't sit well with me for some reason. I moved my 65ST30 to the main room and have been happy with that for the time being. We'll see......................
mharris2007 is online now  
post #2091 of 2092 Unread Today, 05:55 PM
Advanced Member
 
Tom Riddle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Greater Houston Area - Texas
Posts: 955
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 268 Post(s)
Liked: 252
Quote:
Originally Posted by mharris2007 View Post
THanks for posting. I am going to wait for larger OLED's to come out and for the prices to come down to the normal range. I prefer a flat screen but would tolerate the curve if the price was better and the screen was bigger. Paying more for ZT60 or VT60 than what they were brand new, doesn't sit well with me for some reason. I moved my 65ST30 to the main room and have been happy with that for the time being. We'll see......................
The OLED prices are already coming down, and you should see some flat screen released in next years lineup. Keep waiting and you will be very happy.

Klipsch RF-7 II's, RC-64II, RS-62 II's, RS-52 II's
SVS PB13 Ultra
Marantz SR7008
Emotiva XPA-5
Samsung PN64F8500 with Ideal-Lume Panelight
Panasonic 65VT30 (Master Bedroom)
Tom Riddle is online now  
post #2092 of 2092 Unread Today, 09:27 PM
Member
 
mharris2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Riddle View Post

The OLED prices are already coming down, and you should see some flat screen released in next years lineup. Keep waiting and you will be very happy.
Hi Tom. Good stuff. I've sort of gathered that in my research and is why I held off on buying a used zt or vt 60. I'm being patient. Flat screen 65" in the $3000-4000 range and I'd pull the trigger.
mharris2007 is online now  
Reply Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!

Tags
Panasonic Viera Tc P65zt60 65 Inch Plasma Hdtv , Panasonic Viera Tc P60zt60 60 Inch Plasma Tv
Gear in this thread



Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off