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post #121 of 312
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Originally Posted by maygit View Post

Im expecting the VT50 to be more around $2800-$2900 come october IF it follows the same sales trend as the GT30. GT30 was msrp $3600 at launch and our cost (wont discuss) was actually a little more than cost on the 65" VT50. The GT30 hit around $2700 in early october.

My plan is to buy around November-December and don't want to pay over $3k. I would have no problem paying $2800 in November, even if it eventually went several hundred lower by March-April. I don't want to wait that long!
post #122 of 312
Has anyone found the VT50 warranty document anywhere? I'm most interested to see if it spells out Panasonic's latest dead/stuck pixel policy. I might risk the Panny online store w/EPP if they consider one defective.
post #123 of 312
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Originally Posted by rogo View Post


All of the above posts sound entirely reasonable to me. Without any of us knowing the answer, I think they provide a good guideline.

It's worth noting that we can already determine that "cost" on the VT50 65" model is somewhere around $2600 (based on the price at certain discounters). It wouldn't take miracles to get street prices down there at some point given how close to cost some online dealers tend to sell at.

I can confirm cost is actually below that according to my pricing for the time being anyway that could change by the time I actually order it but doubt it....edit: the time I can actually order it. I think they are waiting for physical stock in the warehouse.
post #124 of 312
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Originally Posted by CaTaSTrOphiK View Post

I can confirm cost is actually below that according to my pricing for the time being anyway that could change by the time I actually order it but doubt it....edit: the time I can actually order it. I think they are waiting for physical stock in the warehouse.

Thanks catastrophik. If cost is already down there, we can figure street eventually will be somewhere near that. Seems inevitable.

Also seems like while Panasonic hasn't gone for UPP strictly, they have tried to clamp down a bit on pricing on the high end. We'll see how that works in terms of success. In other words, does anyone credible launch with stock at much less than MSRP.
post #125 of 312
Anyone have any news or knowledge of arrival of the 65VT50 in Canada? I keep checking and phoning around but nothing other than they are on order. No dates.Thanks
post #126 of 312
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Originally Posted by TommmyJ View Post

Anyone have any news or knowledge of arrival of the 65VT50 in Canada? I keep checking and phoning around but nothing other than they are on order. No dates.Thanks

I was told the 14th of may, but to expect seeing it in store a week after that. How much u pay for yours? I got mine for 3849.
post #127 of 312
where did u get that
post #128 of 312
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Originally Posted by MrBeer View Post

where did u get that

Visions, future shop said they would beat the price for 3700 but when I said I'd think about it and just wanted to get two glasses they tried to gouge me for 120 a pair so I just walk out.
post #129 of 312
Getting mine on Monday in NYC.
post #130 of 312
I haven't purchased yet but I am purchasing from Visions. I had bought the 65GT30 but returned it without a problem to them so I will go back to Visions to get the 65VT50 as well. They were showing me prices on the Vt when I was buying the Gt30 and I remember them mentioning around $3600 being their "cost" or the lowest they would go so when you are saying $3700-$3800 it sounds about right. Seems like forever for these to hit the shelves.
post #131 of 312
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Originally Posted by CaTaSTrOphiK View Post


I can confirm cost is actually below that according to my pricing for the time being anyway that could change by the time I actually order it but doubt it....edit: the time I can actually order it. I think they are waiting for physical stock in the warehouse.

Same here.
post #132 of 312
Thought process help needed:

On a certain website, the 65" GT50 and VT50 are at list price. So the GT is quite expensive, but once one thinks the GT is what one wants, then the VT is acceptably higher: go for the VT. BUT, the ST50 is discounted, so is about 750 less than a GT. I wanna hit the VT button, but that's 1155 higher than the ST. Real money. So if the GT is arguably better than the ST, I'll go for the VT. But if not, perhaps the ST. Does that make sense?

Hard data is not quite in, that is perhaps the problem. OTOH, there is a hole in my TV perch in my basement that needs filling!

(I hope by noting differences in price rather than prices I remain in forum rules. Pls delete or shift locations if need be. Apologies as needed.)
post #133 of 312
Funny story .. Yesterday, the UPS truck pulls into our driveway. My wife looks at me and says "I think the TV has arrived". She runs downstairs, opens the garage doors, starts talking with the Brown guy. "Do you have a Panasonic delivery for us??". "Yes, ma'am". My wife gives me a thumbs up sign. The UPS driver promptly hands her a small box, from Panasonic. IT'S OFFICIAL .. OUR FREE SKYPE CAMERA HAS ARRIVED. Good deal.

Al ..
post #134 of 312
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Originally Posted by frogboy51 View Post

Funny story .. Yesterday, the UPS truck pulls into our driveway. My wife looks at me and says "I think the TV has arrived". She runs downstairs, opens the garage doors, starts talking with the Brown guy. "Do you have a Panasonic delivery for us??". "Yes, ma'am". My wife gives me a thumbs up sign. The UPS driver promptly hands her a small box, from Panasonic. IT'S OFFICIAL .. OUR FREE SKYPE CAMERA HAS ARRIVED. Good deal.

Al ..

WOW. My wife says "Did you buy another TV?". To which I say "Yes". That is the end of her involvement and the conversation.
post #135 of 312
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Originally Posted by frogboy51 View Post

it's official .. Our free skype camera has arrived. Good deal.

Al ..


que the trumpets!
post #136 of 312
Yes, finally some TC-P65VT50 are popping up
post #137 of 312
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

Yes, finally some TC-P65VT50 are popping up


Those fortunate enough to have received their 65vt50, before opening would you be so kind to measure the box dimensions. I need to see If this bad boy will fit when I pick it up.

Thanks kindly.
post #138 of 312
Mine comes in From Amazon on Tuesday. I'll Measure when it arrives.

Pics to follow.
post #139 of 312
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Originally Posted by Ol' Dirty Ewok View Post

Those fortunate enough to have received their 65vt50, before opening would you be so kind to measure the box dimensions. I need to see If this bad boy will fit when I pick it up.

Thanks kindly.

These come from Panasonic, not direct measurements. I find that they are usually pretty accurate though. Hope they help!

65VT50:
14.45"(D) X 67.44"(W) X 44.57(H) 141.1 Lbs.

55VT50:
11.18"(D) X 59.69"(W) X 34.65"(H) 97 Lbs.

EDIT: These are carton dimensions, not actual TV dimensions.
post #140 of 312
Mine comes from Amazon on Friday! I can't wait.
post #141 of 312
Today's Boston Globe advertises 65VT50 @ Paul's TV. Full msrp of course. Paul's TV in Boston area is located in Jordan's Furniture Stores. A B&M tv store within a furniture store.
post #142 of 312
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

These come from Panasonic, not direct measurements. I find that they are usually pretty accurate though. Hope they help!

65VT50:
14.45"(D) X 67.44"(W) X 44.57(H) 141.1 Lbs.

55VT50:
11.18"(D) X 59.69"(W) X 34.65"(H) 97 Lbs.

The width of the 65" is over 67"? I don't know the measurements but that has to be wrong.
post #143 of 312
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Originally Posted by Dukecat View Post

The width of the 65" is over 67"? I don't know the measurements but that has to be wrong.

I think so because I'm seeing these measurements on Panasonic's website:

65in:

Dimensions with stand
Height [inches (mm)] 37.0"" (939 mm)
Width [inches (mm)] 59.1"" (1,499 mm)
Depth [inches (mm)] 15.8"" (400 mm)

Dimensions W/O stand
Height [inches (mm)] 35.1"" (891 mm)
Width [inches (mm)] 59.1"" (1,499 mm)
Depth [inches (mm)] 2.0"" (50.5 mm)

55in:

Dimensions with stand
Height [inches (mm)] 32.3" (819 mm)
Width [inches (mm)] 50.7" (1,286 mm)
Depth [inches (mm)] 14.1" (357 mm)

Dimensions W/O stand
Height [inches (mm)] 30.4" (771 mm)
Width [inches (mm)] 50.7" (1,286 mm)
Depth [inches (mm)] Max.: 2.0" (50 mm); General: 1.8" (43.5 mm)

Carton Dimensions
Height [inches (mm)] 34.7" (880 mm)
Width [inches (mm)] 59.7" (1,516 mm)
Depth [inches (mm)] 11.2" (284 mm)
post #144 of 312
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Originally Posted by Dukecat View Post

The width of the 65" is over 67"? I don't know the measurements but that has to be wrong.

The dimensions I gave were box dimensions. I was answering a request from someone earlier in the thread.
post #145 of 312
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

The dimensions I gave were box dimensions. I was answering a request from someone earlier in the thread.

Should prolly edit the word CARTON DIMENSIONS into your post so future reading-challenged members don't confuse themselves

Carton Dimensions for the 65VT50:
14.45"(D) X 67.44"(W) X 44.57(H) 141.1 Lbs.

Carton Dimensions for the 55VT50:
11.18"(D) X 59.69"(W) X 34.65"(H) 97 Lbs.
post #146 of 312
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Originally Posted by gostan View Post

Guys, they were just released so you cannot blame them for selling for full msrp or as close as they can get. And, they are certainly making more the a $100 or $200 profit. If I wanted to pay full msrp, I would have one on my wall or on the way. Not something that I need or care to do. Post some reviews and pics please.

Not everyone is selling at MSRP, as of now anyway.
post #147 of 312
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

Not everyone is selling at MSRP, as of now anyway.

Yes, some here (thanks) and there are offering maybe $100-200 discounts (but most are not). But, until supply catches up with demand and some manufacturer credits start to show up, very few buyers will see a 65vt50 in the $3K +/- range, which is where most expect (want) it to be.
post #148 of 312
Anyone who ordered from Amazon don't forget you have 14 days from when your item ships to get them to price match. Amazon has already discounted the 65" VT50 about $80. I'm going to wait a few more days until after I get mine to call and have them credit my account
post #149 of 312
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

Should prolly edit the word CARTON DIMENSIONS into your post so future reading-challenged members don't confuse themselves

Carton Dimensions for the 65VT50:
14.45"(D) X 67.44"(W) X 44.57(H) 141.1 Lbs.

Carton Dimensions for the 55VT50:
11.18"(D) X 59.69"(W) X 34.65"(H) 97 Lbs.



Done. I failed to consider my audience. Rather, I may have over-estimated a small number of them!
post #150 of 312
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Originally Posted by Dukecat View Post

My plan is to now wait for the VT50. I am on my third PN64E8000 with an intolerable directional buzzing. If I ultimately go that route, I just have to hope the buzzing on the Panasonic isn't as bad.

im in the same boat as you im on my second 64 inch e8000 panel and the buzz imo is just unacceptible

im in the process of trying to organise a swap over to a panasonic panel either st50 or vt50 but all the buzz talk is really got me doubting that im gonna get anywhere

are the pannys prone to the buzz also ? as much as the samsungs ?

help !
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