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ps24eva's Avatar ps24eva 03:59 PM 02-22-2009
Best 65 inch, price no object


We already have a projector, but want something for the daytime.
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allisgreen's Avatar allisgreen 08:13 PM 02-22-2009
I believe your only options are the Sharp models and the uncertain Olevia 265t, but, since cost is no option, scratch the Olevia and your options are the limited edition LC-65XS1U-S, the special edition LC-65SE94U, and the all day every day versions both LC-65D64U and LC-C6554U.
LaoChe's Avatar LaoChe 11:08 PM 02-22-2009
If you can wait until August, Panasonic is set to release their 65" TC-P65V10 plasma which is said to be VERY nice. Otherwise Sharp LC-65XS1U-S or Panasonic TH-65PZ850U.
ps24eva's Avatar ps24eva 01:00 PM 02-23-2009
whatever happened to pioneer elite plasmas being the best regardless of price?


Good thing I checked in!
PENDRAG0ON's Avatar PENDRAG0ON 01:03 PM 02-23-2009
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whatever happened to pioneer elite plasmas being the best regardless of price?

Pioneer maxes out at 60 inches, Panasonic goes up to 65inch, which is what you were asking for.
sharpbandaid's Avatar sharpbandaid 02:35 PM 02-23-2009
Daytime=LCD. Price no object=Sharp XS1. Best static contrast outside OLED.
Zivman's Avatar Zivman 03:10 PM 02-23-2009
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whatever happened to pioneer elite plasmas being the best regardless of price?


Good thing I checked in!

They are the best regardless of price, but you are looking for a 65" display. Hell would have to freeze over for me to buy an LCD based on the current LCDs available. My only suggestion would be for a panny pdp. But if you were willing to drop to a 60" display, a 141 or 151 pioneer is where you should spend your money
paul416's Avatar paul416 04:08 PM 02-23-2009
Stay away from plasma, they are of almost no use in daytime viewing and are as overrated as any product can be. That is why they are fading into the sunset. Price no object? Check out the RUNCO Crystal Portfolio CX 65HD
tbird8450's Avatar tbird8450 04:13 PM 02-23-2009
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Stay away from plasma, they are of almost no use in daytime viewing

Absolute nonsense, though some will perform better in the daytime than others.
chadmak09's Avatar chadmak09 04:33 PM 02-23-2009
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Stay away from plasma, they are of almost no use in daytime viewing and are as overrated as any product can be. That is why they are fading into the sunset. Price no object? Check out the RUNCO Crystal Portfolio CX 65HD

OP don't listen to Paul, He has never owned a good plasma so his opinion is based off of a best-by-drive-by.
He is just upset because LCD keeps getting spanked by plasmas in all of the reviews out there. poor guy.

If money is no object then why not look into the RUNCO XP-65???

personally, I would drop 5 inches and go 151 or 141.
paul416's Avatar paul416 07:03 PM 02-23-2009
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OP don't listen to Paul, He has never owned a good plasma so his opinion is based off of a best-by-drive-by.
He is just upset because LCD keeps getting spanked by plasmas in all of the reviews out there. poor guy.

If money is no object then why not look into the RUNCO XP-65???

personally, I would drop 5 inches and go 151 or 141.

ps24eva was looking for a 65 good in the daytime-has to be lcd. But price being no object, shoot up 5 inches and get the Sony 70XBR7. I haven't seen one yet, but a filthy rich friend of mine is going to be getting on soon. I can't wait.
tbird8450's Avatar tbird8450 07:50 PM 02-23-2009
Elites are fantasic during the day. I frequently watch mine in concert with liberal sunlight and several lights beaming away with no issues. In fact, I don't use the brightest setting even in those conditions. But yes, the OP would still be missing the extra 5" he's asking for.
creemail's Avatar creemail 08:19 PM 02-23-2009
If price is no object...I go this...

1. Panasonic 65VX100
2. Sharp LC-XS1
3. Panasonic TC-P65V1
4. Panasonic 65PF11UK

Chris
GmanAVS's Avatar GmanAVS 06:20 PM 02-24-2009
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Originally Posted by chadmak09 View Post

OP don't listen to Paul, He has never owned a good plasma so his opinion is based off of a best-by-drive-by.
He is just upset because LCD keeps getting spanked by plasmas in all of the reviews out there. poor guy.

If money is no object then why not look into the RUNCO XP-65???

personally, I would drop 5 inches and go 151 or 141.

+1

Football, Baseball, sports and HD cable programming in general looks fantastic, even during the day.

BD (& HD DVD) movies.... phenominal

Gman

..... Get the Pioneers while you can
dhp1675's Avatar dhp1675 06:41 PM 02-24-2009
Price no object, eh? Than look no further: http://www.bang-olufsen.com/beovision4 at your local Bang & Olufsen store. Just be prepared to shell out $20K, hope you have a good job. I live block away from one of their stores in DC, so unlike the Runcos, I've seen this demo'ed to me in person and can attest to its pure beauty. If you can find me another TV that calibrates itself over time, let me know...

Now that being said, save yourself like $15K and go for either a 55" XBR-8 or my 60" 151 Elite (or 141)...

Paul, no offense, but the 70" XBR-7 is basically an overpriced, rebadged XBR-6 (remember, no 240 Hz on this size set, don't ask me why). Just go to your local Sony Style store and check it out for yourself if you don't believe me. Again, if still interested, get ready to shell out another $20K. Personally, even at $10K, I don't think its worth the money. For that kind of money, you really couldn't go wrong with any of before mentioned choices, including the equally expensive B&O Beovision 4...
paul416's Avatar paul416 08:00 PM 02-24-2009
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Price no object, eh? Than look no further: http://www.bang-olufsen.com/beovision4 at your local Bang & Olufsen store. Just be prepared to shell out $20K, hope you have a good job. I live block away from one of their stores in DC, so unlike the Runcos, I've seen this demo'ed to me in person and can attest to its pure beauty. If you can find me another TV that calibrates itself over time, let me know...

Now that being said, save yourself like $15K and go for either a 55" XBR-8 or my 60" 151 Elite (or 141)...

Paul, no offense, but the 70" XBR-7 is basically an overpriced, rebadged XBR-6 (remember, no 240 Hz on this size set, don't ask me why). Just go to your local Sony Style store and check it out for yourself if you don't believe me. Again, if still interested, get ready to shell out another $20K. Personally, even at $10K, I don't think its worth the money. For that kind of money, you really couldn't go wrong with any of before mentioned choices, including the equally expensive B&O Beovision 4...


NO WAY would I spend that kind of dough on a television. I haven't even seen a 70XBR7. When my good buddy has his set, I'll head over to watch some baseball(He will have the set soon) and judge for myself. If it is really worth it, which I doubt, he is going to have plenty of company during the 2009 baseball season
Fanaticalism's Avatar Fanaticalism 08:57 PM 02-24-2009
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NO WAY would I spend that kind of dough on a television. I haven't even seen a 70XBR7. When my good buddy has his set, I'll head over to watch some baseball(He will have the set soon) and judge for myself. If it is really worth it, which I doubt, he is going to have plenty of company during the 2009 baseball season

Smearing on 70" should be sensational. Can I come? I'll bring the Alka-Seltzer, and paper bags.

OP, look at the Sharp XS1, or the Panasonics.
dhp1675's Avatar dhp1675 06:55 PM 02-25-2009
Yeah, Paul, I think you buddy might be in for a surprise, but not the one he wants Besides the shear size, I am completely unimpressed by the XBR-7. Another thing about that set that I forgot until now is its fairly deep for a flat screen (maybe 6-7"??), so it looks even larger, but more in the bad, DLP way.

Now if the XBR-8 came in a 70", maybe you someone could argue, but then reality sinks in... NO flat screen is worth over $7K in my opinion, it's just a waste of money (I know what I said about the B&O, but I was meaning that in a relative compared to another $20K set). At this price, I just don't get why someone would opt for a screen that large without first considering a good projector at about 1/8th the cost. Besides, how long ago was it that a good 50" flat screen set you back $10, maybe 5 yrs?? I know your buddy has already made his decision (and ultimately its his money), but you could always wait for prices to fall at the larger sizes...
rogmatic's Avatar rogmatic 09:46 AM 02-26-2009
It seems pretty obvious to me that you should get the 60 inch Pioneer Elite. The extra 5 inches are not worth that much if you already have a projector.
cajieboy's Avatar cajieboy 10:57 PM 03-01-2009
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Best 65 inch, price no object


We already have a projector, but want something for the daytime.

I'd wait for the all-new Panasonic 65"er, or get a Pioneer Elite 151 or 141 before they run out of stock.

PS: I always get a big kick out of looking at the latest Bang & Olufsen gear. It will be interesting to see how this company survives in this world-wide recession. Maybe this niche market will not be severely affected.
RF1031's Avatar RF1031 06:02 PM 03-04-2009
What about mitsubishi laservue?
Randy
Rick46's Avatar Rick46 07:47 PM 03-05-2009
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What about mitsubishi laservue?
Randy

Stopped making them for the time being........................
cajieboy's Avatar cajieboy 11:07 PM 03-05-2009
Supposedly, we were to see a 65" Pioneer 10G Kuro in late 2009. Those plans are gone & moot. Now, it is Panasonic that will re-emerge as the innovator for plasma video tech. Notice I said "re-emerge" because 4 years ago, it was Panasonic that were producing some of the very best flat panel TV's. Panasonic never went far afield from this, but the extremely advances in video tech from Pioneer put the Kuro displays way ahead of the pack. Now that Pioneer has exited from the display market altogether, I expect Panasonic to once again produce a high-end display in their line-up to fill the void left by Pioneer. The Panasonic VX-100U will be their flagship model, but be prepared to get sticker shock.
dhp1675's Avatar dhp1675 07:32 PM 03-11-2009
Kind of makes me curious now. For those who have seen the Runcos, are they better than the B&O sets?? Personally, I think B&O is safe since they are a niche market, but I guess the same could have been applied to Pioneer plasmas... and look where they are
Artwood's Avatar Artwood 11:02 PM 03-11-2009
It's against the law to mention Runco or B&O unless of course you suspect that someone actually has BO.
chadmak09's Avatar chadmak09 10:14 AM 03-14-2009
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Originally Posted by creemail View Post

If price is no object...I go this...

1. Panasonic 65VX100
2. Sharp LC-XS1
3. Panasonic TC-P65V1
4. Panasonic 65PF11UK

Chris

I can't believe I forgot about the Panasonic Professional 65VX100U.

If he has his heart set on 65 inches, Then that is my final suggestion.

It costs alot, but it comes closer to being a "65 inch kuro" than anything else out there.
saturation's Avatar saturation 02:57 PM 03-14-2009
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Originally Posted by allisgreen View Post

I believe your only options are the Sharp models and the uncertain Olevia 265t, but, since cost is no option, scratch the Olevia and your options are the limited edition LC-65XS1U-S, the special edition LC-65SE94U, and the all day every day versions both LC-65D64U and LC-C6554U.


This was released FYI:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2342278,00.asp

Since the SE94U superseded the D64U series, I presume it looks even better. I own the 46" version and know the D series quite well.
BIG ED's Avatar BIG ED 01:44 PM 03-28-2012
What's the "best" 65 too 70 inches 2012 display?
BillP's Avatar BillP 08:23 AM 03-31-2012
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What's the "best" 65 too 70 inches 2012 display?

The Panny VT50.
Ace1965's Avatar Ace1965 08:38 AM 03-31-2012
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What's the "best" 65 too 70 inches 2012 display?

We really can't answer your question as of now! There is not enough information and professional reviews as to date. Be patient, then go look for yourself when they do come out!
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