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post #241 of 1640
Okay, So i just picked up a 55gt30 for $1400. Its almost sounding like I should wait and maybe pick up a 55st50 when it hits that price. Does anyone know if the st50 will have a better picture than the gt30 or equal to it? The brighter panel on the st50 would be nice though.

Plus I'm now a new member.
HELLO
post #242 of 1640
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Originally Posted by D-Nice View Post

Its 50% brighter based on certain criteria.

Interesting. Kind of like 5,000,000:1 contrast ratios on LEDs?
post #243 of 1640
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Originally Posted by mattb_1 View Post

Okay, So i just picked up a 55gt30 for $1400. Its almost sounding like I should wait and maybe pick up a 55st50 when it hits that price. Does anyone know if the st50 will have a better picture than the gt30 or equal to it? The brighter panel on the st50 would be nice though.

Plus I'm now a new member.
HELLO

Welcome.

Yeah, I'm a bit torn as well.
post #244 of 1640
The onl;y worry I have about getting the Panasonic 65vt50 is that last year the vt30 was hyped up and now look, so many complaints about ir and burn in (2 tv's from a very reliable source that owns them) green blob, fbr, white pops, etc... . So I am hesitating cause spending $4k is a big deal for me 9 especially on a tv), not that I don't have $$$ but I hate paying alot for something that in the end was a bad purchase. Can anyone , and I mean anyone with real knowledge, be willing to stake their reputation on the new vt50, that it will be as advertised and will not have the flurry of problems the vt30 had ? Yes I know all display's have a problem here or there, but I am not talking about 1 or 2 sets here and there, I am talking about a large number of sets, with more than just the occasional symptom that is easily fixed. So, anyone want to put it on the line and back these new vt50's ???
post #245 of 1640
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Originally Posted by tonyjd40 View Post

Can anyone , and I mean anyone with real knowledge, be willing to stake their reputation on the new vt50, that it will be as advertised and will not have the flurry of problems the vt30 had ?

That's kind of silly to ask, nobody can do that because nobody has a VT50 yet to comment/review. Its all pure speculation at this point.
post #246 of 1640
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So, anyone want to put it on the line and back these new vt50's ???

Gee Tony, you're asking a question - or for a Commitment - that no one can reasonably answer (give) yet.

Might expect pretty much the same people to "stand up for" the VT50 as were willing to do likewise for the VT30 - and you've already pointed out how well THAT worked out!

We have a 60" ST30 - our 4th 60" 2011 Pan plasma - that still has (just) over 60 days remaining on its return period, and right now it is 50/50 whether or not it will be HERE at the end of April.

The 2012 models SOUND enticing, but then so did the 2011 panels.
However, will NOT be an Early Adopter of ANY of the 2012 sets - from any manufacturer, and regardless of any "introductory" bundles or special bundles....
It is clear that Quality Control has taken a dive over the past several years, and I am not willing to be a "Beta Tester" trying to uncover the manufacturer's Current Year's Glitches....
post #247 of 1640
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post

That's kind of silly to ask, nobody can do that because nobody has a VT50 yet to comment/review. Its all pure speculation at this point.

Agree, and nobody would vouch for anything here , anyway. Really silly.
post #248 of 1640
The 50% brighter is ostensibly when the screen is at 20% overall average brightness. What I don't honestly know is how terribly far that is off from normal content. My sense is that's pretty close to normal content, but that there is definitely real content that is somewhat brighter.

Perhaps someone else can chime in though with more specific info.
post #249 of 1640
yes, sorry. sometimes i just want confirmation before i buy something as important as this. Oh, and by the way if you can't tell, patience is not my strong suit. lol OK guys what else do we know about the vt50 ? how much better will the 3d be ? will there be any 3d adjustments ? and does the vt50 have a full web browser ( i think i read it does , but not sure.)
post #250 of 1640
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Originally Posted by tonyjd40 View Post

yes, sorry. sometimes i just want confirmation before i buy something as important as this. Oh, and by the way if you can't tell, patience is not my strong suit. lol OK guys what else do we know about the vt50 ? how much better will the 3d be ? will there be any 3d adjustments ? and does the vt50 have a full web browser ( i think i read it does , but not sure.)

OK, let's speculate a little bit: In 2 or 3 weeks we will have the first real reports about the entry level models. If they are significantly superior to the entry level models from last year, chances are the VT serie will also be noticeable better.
post #251 of 1640
Is it bad that the 2012 model I'm most excited about is the 55" ET5? I mean... it's NOT a plasma...

Passive 3d IPS LED ftw?
post #252 of 1640
Just ordered my TCP50ST50 from ABT, getting here Thursday, initial impressions to follow. No word on release date of the new bluetooth 3d glasses tho...
post #253 of 1640
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Originally Posted by mattb_1 View Post

Okay, So i just picked up a 55gt30 for $1400. Its almost sounding like I should wait and maybe pick up a 55st50 when it hits that price. Does anyone know if the st50 will have a better picture than the gt30 or equal to it? The brighter panel on the st50 would be nice though.

Plus I'm now a new member.
HELLO

As of last night Amazon had the 65" ST30 for $1800...
post #254 of 1640
not sure why, but i subscribed to this thread thinking there would be posts about

a) 2012 plasmas
b) no price talk

sorry to be a nag but that post was 0 for 2

(and yes i know, my post was also, but you get what i'm saying..)
post #255 of 1640
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Originally Posted by xCREEP1NGDEATHx View Post

Just ordered my TCP50ST50 from ABT, getting here Thursday, initial impressions to follow. No word on release date of the new bluetooth 3d glasses tho...

Awesome and congrats
post #256 of 1640
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Originally Posted by sillycyberfunguy View Post

What are the release dates ?

My 8 year old lcd is finally fading

They just started showing up today, well the ST50 models did anyway !
post #257 of 1640
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Originally Posted by xCREEP1NGDEATHx View Post

Just ordered my TCP50ST50 from ABT, getting here Thursday, initial impressions to follow. No word on release date of the new bluetooth 3d glasses tho...

Can't wait to hear your impressions. Really, I can't wait. Sad, I know
post #258 of 1640
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Originally Posted by NxNW View Post

not sure why, but i subscribed to this thread thinking there would be posts about

a) 2012 plasmas
b) no price talk

sorry to be a nag but that post was 0 for 2

(and yes i know, my post was also, but you get what i'm saying..)

And your point is........
post #259 of 1640
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Originally Posted by NxNW View Post

not sure why, but i subscribed to this thread thinking there would be posts about

a) 2012 plasmas
b) no price talk

sorry to be a nag but that post was 0 for 2

(and yes i know, my post was also, but you get what i'm saying..)

My apologies I just can't believe the price drop...
post #260 of 1640
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Originally Posted by MrVizio View Post

Interesting. Kind of like 5,000,000:1 contrast ratios on LEDs?

Actually no.

as rogo said...

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Originally Posted by ROGO View Post

The 50% brighter is ostensibly when the screen is at 20% overall average brightness. What I don't honestly know is how terribly far that is off from normal content. My sense is that's pretty close to normal content, but that there is definitely real content that is somewhat brighter.

Perhaps someone else can chime in though with more specific info.

Panasonic stated it's 50% brighter with 20% APL material if you read their marketing documentation in detail. Using the past 2 years as reference. I'd probably use Panasonic marketing documentation to wad up and put under your fire logs to start the fire.

Wait until the TV is out for 3-4 months. Then assess it. All of the marketing stuff was created to stir excitement. That's basically the main goal of marketing...

How does that saying go.

Fool me once, shame on you
Fool me twice, shame on me

Panasonic may release a fantastic TV. But Panasonic's VT50 quotes like "A reference model in both function and picture quality" is what really makes me second guess them... If you actually deliver those goods you *don't* need to make those statements. Everyone else will do it for you But I guess the marketing can't hurt...

Anyway, I hope all of this pans out I need a TV this year...
post #261 of 1640
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Originally Posted by SiGGy View Post


Panasonic may release a fantastic TV. But Panasonic's VT50 quotes like "A reference model in both function and picture quality" is what really makes me second guess them... If you actually deliver those goods you *don't* need to make those statements. Everyone else will do it for you But I guess the marketing can't hurt...

Anyway, I hope all of this pans out I need a TV this year...

I take the reference model marketing as a good sign that they may have corrected the color decoding issues.
It makes sense that they would not want to be behind Samsung in accuracy this year since it makes it into the reviews.

- Rich
post #262 of 1640
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Originally Posted by SiGGy View Post

Actually no.

as rogo said...



Panasonic stated it's 50% brighter with 20% APL material if you read their marketing documentation in detail. Using the past 2 years as reference. I'd probably use Panasonic marketing documentation to wad up and put under your fire logs to start the fire.

Wait until the TV is out for 3-4 months. Then assess it. All of the marketing stuff was created to stir excitement. That's basically the main goal of marketing...

How does that saying go.

Fool me once, shame on you
Fool me twice, shame on me

Panasonic may release a fantastic TV. But Panasonic's VT50 quotes like "A reference model in both function and picture quality" is what really makes me second guess them... If you actually deliver those goods you *don't* need to make those statements. Everyone else will do it for you But I guess the marketing can't hurt...

Anyway, I hope all of this pans out I need a TV this year...

So is Panasonic not supposed to do marketing for their 2012 line up? *scratching head*
post #263 of 1640
I haven't yet found a chart that shows the specifications and features of all three xx50 models on one page. I'm having a tough time deciding which to focus my attention on, and I have a big blank wall right now that needs to be filled soon. Any links to single page comparisons would be most appreciated.

TIA.
post #264 of 1640
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Originally Posted by SiGGy View Post

Panasonic may release a fantastic TV. But Panasonic's VT50 quotes like "A reference model in both function and picture quality" is what really makes me second guess them... If you actually deliver those goods you *don't* need to make those statements. ...

QFT. What kind of reference TV has false contouring for 24p? They should either finally fix it this year or ess tee eff ew re: the reference PQ bragging.
post #265 of 1640
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Originally Posted by Nethawk View Post

I haven't yet found a chart that shows the specifications and features of all three xx50 models on one page. I'm having a tough time deciding which to focus my attention on, and I have a big blank wall right now that needs to be filled soon. Any links to single page comparisons would be most appreciated.

TIA.

Not a complete chart but I came across this on the bottom of the 50ST50 page on Amazon that has a chart for a quick features comparison (no specs) between the VT, GT, ST, UT, XT and U series for 2012. Link
post #266 of 1640
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Originally Posted by GSDTrainer View Post

So is Panasonic not supposed to do marketing for their 2012 line up? *scratching head*

Who said that?

I was just pointing out their recent product history doesn't match to their new bold 2012 marketing statements.

I hope they do deliver on their marketing promises and deliver a reference TV. Like I said, I'll buy one

In the meantime I'll keep a level head on all of the marketing hype and see what people really think once their honeymoon period is over. I.E. 3+ months after they've bought it. Should be some good reviews out by then as well.
post #267 of 1640
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Originally Posted by ATC7 View Post

Not a complete chart but I came across this on the bottom of the 50ST50 page on Amazon that has a chart for a quick features comparison (no specs) between the VT, GT, ST, UT, XT and U series for 2012. Link

There is an excellent comparison of features for all three models at the site of Value Electronics, with similarities and differences. Look at the link for the new 2012 Panasonic models. Also, the site for Panasonic Global has a very detailed description of all the features for all three models.
There are also some preliminary reviews at 'plasma tv buying guide' of the GT50 vs the Samsung E7000 (and first impressions for other models. Also, there is a first impression of the ST50 at TrustedReviews in the UK. The former is a bit more thorough, although I can't vouch for its autenticity.
I hope this helps.
post #268 of 1640
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Originally Posted by Canchero View Post

There is an excellent comparison of features for all three models at the site of Value Electronics, with similarities and differences. Look at the link for the new 2012 Panasonic models. Also, the site for Panasonic Global has a very detailed description of all the features for all three models.
There are also some preliminary reviews at 'plasma tv buying guide' of the GT50 vs the Samsung E7000 (and first impressions for other models. Also, there is a first impression of the ST50 at TrustedReviews in the UK. The former is a bit more thorough, although I can't vouch for its autenticity.
I hope this helps.

Interesting read. Seems that the improved brightness will translate more to savings on power consumption as most of us here don't pursue torchy pictures.

The reduced "pixel afterglow" and 2500 hz field are what I'm curious about. I experience "rainbows" on my GT30 and am very sensitive to the motion of an image. Perhaps these new specs will improve upon both.

The thing is, it always sounds so exciting at this stage. Hopefully these sets are a step up. I wouldn't be able to afford the 65vt50 til the end of the year, so I guess that's a good thing
post #269 of 1640
I saw that the comparison page says the vt50 has "96hz playback of 24p". Can someone tell me what that means?
post #270 of 1640
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Originally Posted by MrVizio View Post

Interesting read. Seems that the improved brightness will translate more to savings on power consumption as most of us here don't pursue torchy pictures.

The reduced "pixel afterglow" and 2500 hz field are what I'm curious about. I experience "rainbows" on my GT30 and am very sensitive to the motion of an image. Perhaps these new specs will improve upon both.

The thing is, it always sounds so exciting at this stage. Hopefully these sets are a step up. I wouldn't be able to afford the 65vt50 til the end of the year, so I guess that's a good thing

I have the same problem with Panasonic plasmas. I don't really understand this. I see more of this "rainbow effect" on a Panasonic than I do on an LG, or Samsung. I'm hoping with the new drive system, and overall panel redesign, the effect is lessened. I actually made a thread about this issue a while back.
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