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post #331 of 9714
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Originally Posted by mnc View Post

Man, the NA GT50 has been out a while, where are the professional reviews???

I thought that we would have had a review from Chad by now.
post #332 of 9714
@rikemomo: Did you notice ghosting when watching 3D different content?
post #333 of 9714
@rikemomo: The two pictures you provided that are of light and dark room of the guy in the white shirt and tie show very different skin tones and brightness. There is even a hint of blue glow on the white shirt. Do you know what is causing this? Did you use different modes? It looks like the dark room view is a better image, more realistic skin tone and better whites. I assume the room lighting has nothing to do with the picture differences, unless it has sensor that changes the picture automatically like my LCD (that I disabled).

Thanks.
post #334 of 9714
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Originally Posted by Italian Dude View Post

@rikemomo: The two pictures you provided that are of light and dark room of the guy in the white shirt and tie show very different skin tones and brightness. There is even a hint of blue glow on the white shirt. Do you know what is causing this? Did you use different modes? It looks like the dark room view is a better image, more realistic skin tone and better whites. I assume the room lighting has nothing to do with the picture differences, unless it has sensor that changes the picture automatically like my LCD (that I disabled).

Thanks.

I would expect the difference are more likely do to his digital camera's "Auto White Balance".
post #335 of 9714
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Originally Posted by Italian Dude View Post

@rikemomo: The two pictures you provided that are of light and dark room of the guy in the white shirt and tie show very different skin tones and brightness. There is even a hint of blue glow on the white shirt. Do you know what is causing this? Did you use different modes? It looks like the dark room view is a better image, more realistic skin tone and better whites. I assume the room lighting has nothing to do with the picture differences, unless it has sensor that changes the picture automatically like my LCD (that I disabled).

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Tigger! View Post

I would expect the difference are more likely do to his digital camera's "Auto White Balance".

Also, the influence of local colors.
post #336 of 9714
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Originally Posted by tigger! View Post

i would expect the difference are more likely do to his digital camera's "auto white balance".

+1
post #337 of 9714
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Originally Posted by pboy207 View Post

First, I would try to escalate the matter to a manager and above. If they are not willing to help, then I would explore the option of returning it and repurchase somewhere else. How is their return policy? Would you have to pay anything to return it to them (i.e. restocking, return shipping, etc)? Did you incur any shipping charges on the original shipment? If not, and they are still unwilling to help, I would I would return and purchase from somewhere else. Seems really silly they would not honor the offer even if you did purchase prior to the promotion.

Or maybe embarrass their regulations. Ask the CSR if it makes more sense to return the TV and re buy to qualify for the promotion. If you are asked how to help you again then ask for their supervisor/manager. Most of the time they come to their senses.
post #338 of 9714
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

i thought that we would have had a review from chad by now.

+1
post #339 of 9714
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

I thought that we would have had a review from Chad by now.

I believe he's doing one this week (or at lest calibrating one).
post #340 of 9714
Review should be up by tomorrow.
post #341 of 9714
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Originally Posted by Chad B View Post

Review should be up by tomorrow.

Very excited. I hope it's good news!
post #342 of 9714
I'm getting ready to pull the trigger and buy one of these, but one thing that has me hesitating slightly is the conflicting information I see about using Netflix on Viera Connect. Panasonic's website conspicuously states that for 2012 models, it is only available in the UK and Ireland. On the other hand, rikemomo (in LA, right?) mentioned in an earlier post using Netflix.

Can any other US owners of a GT50 verify that you can access Netflix using the Viera Connect service?

Sorry for no linkage but as this is my first post, the forum doesn't trust me to put up URL's yet
post #343 of 9714
Has anyone put the GT50 through the hockey torture test?

Specifically... Does this set suffer from any brightness fluctuations? My new Samsung brightens and dims randomly but only when watching hockey. It is very distracting. (I am not refering to camera flashes which may also be seen.) Some thoerize that it has something to do with the ABL. My last plasma did not suffer from this at all.
I heard one post saying that the new ST50 series Panasonics suffer from this same issue.

Also...how are the whites? Are they any brighter and cleaner looking than last years GT?
(I do realize ABL will keep whites less bright then on LCD)

Lastly...any DSE? (dirty screen effect)
post #344 of 9714
60inch GT needs to hurry up and come out! I'm ready to take the dive, unless a certain review says it's not much of a upgrade over the ST. Dual core chip and 24,000 shades of grey is what's making my decision. I can either do a 55inch VT for roughly same price as 60Inch GT but I rather have the 5 extra inches
post #345 of 9714
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Originally Posted by threephi View Post

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger and buy one of these, but one thing that has me hesitating slightly is the conflicting information I see about using Netflix on Viera Connect. Panasonic's website conspicuously states that for 2012 models, it is only available in the UK and Ireland. On the other hand, rikemomo (in LA, right?) mentioned in an earlier post using Netflix.

I have an ST50, so don't shoot me, but Netflix is available. I get some SOE on the Viera version, but it works just fine.
post #346 of 9714
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Originally Posted by Chad B View Post

Review should be up by tomorrow.

Yahoo!
post #347 of 9714
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

yahoo!

+1
post #348 of 9714
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Originally Posted by Bigjoemeat View Post

60inch GT needs to hurry up and come out! I'm ready to take the dive, unless a certain review says it's not much of a upgrade over the ST. Dual core chip and 24,000 shades of grey is what's making my decision. I can either do a 55inch VT for roughly same price as 60Inch GT but I rather have the 5 extra inches

They're almost here, Amazon has activated the 60" & 65" pages. Prices are high but we all know that they will be lower once they actually get them in stock.
post #349 of 9714
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

Yahoo!

Ya, but he just told you the half of it. A Samsung PN60E8000 is sitting right next to it !
post #350 of 9714
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

Ya, but he just told you the half of it. A Samsung PN60E8000 is sitting right next to it !

As if we couldn't get more interested
post #351 of 9714
Yes! If tomorrow for Chad's review means 12:01 am, I might just stay up. Dang anticipation meter is running hot!
post #352 of 9714
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Originally Posted by threephi View Post

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger and buy one of these, but one thing that has me hesitating slightly is the conflicting information I see about using Netflix on Viera Connect. Panasonic's website conspicuously states that for 2012 models, it is only available in the UK and Ireland. On the other hand, rikemomo (in LA, right?) mentioned in an earlier post using Netflix.

Can any other US owners of a GT50 verify that you can access Netflix using the Viera Connect service?

Sorry for no linkage but as this is my first post, the forum doesn't trust me to put up URL's yet

Yes, the GT50 has Netflix.
post #353 of 9714
@sheshechic, how's amazon on tv shipment? Do they sell like squaretrade warranties? Like Costco? was planning on buyin the 60inch GT from bestbuy, but I guess it's looking like amazon will have it sooner
post #354 of 9714
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Originally Posted by Craigslue View Post


Yes, the GT50 has Netflix.

+1 on the GT50 having Netflix, I just watched it tonight using Ethernet connection (AT&T UVERSE 15mb Internet Service) and was obtaining highest quality HD. The picture looked great!
post #355 of 9714
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

Ya, but he just told you the half of it. A Samsung PN60E8000 is sitting right next to it !

Whoa, this is gonna be goood! Thanks for saying so.
post #356 of 9714
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Originally Posted by Mandrake View Post

Yes! If tomorrow for Chad's review means 12:01 am, I might just stay up. Dang anticipation meter is running hot!

LOL, I just had the same thought. Anticipation! It's a killer.

What coast is Chad on?
post #357 of 9714
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Originally Posted by Bigjoemeat View Post

@sheshechic, how's amazon on tv shipment? Do they sell like squaretrade warranties? Like Costco? was planning on buyin the 60inch GT from bestbuy, but I guess it's looking like amazon will have it sooner

I ordered from Amazon and it takes about 6-7 days. They are supposed to unbox it and plug it in for a quick test. They can also take all the packaging but I will keep the main box in case I need to return it. I will comment further after the delivery if you're curious.

You can buy the square trade warranty from Amazon when you order the TV, but I didn't since on the 50" they max at four years, which I can get directly from square trade for about $75 less on the 4 year, which should total about $170. It's about $45 less than amazon normally and I get discount codes all the time and you can google for them too and get another $30 off, depending on the deal. I have about 10 warranties with them now on various devices. I have never had to use one yet, but my coworker did and they sent him the covered amount for his iPod once they received it. For TVs they pay for repairs up to the covered amount over a certain size, 32" maybe, it's all on their site. If you buy a 55", amazon offers the 5 year square trade warranty, but squaretrade.com only goes to 4 through their site so if you want 5 years from them you have to get it from Amazon. I also bought two TVs recently in one week, warranties too, and returned the TVs the next day and cancelled the warranties on their site and they processed it the same day. So not to sound like a commercial for them, but they appear easy to work with and have good reviews. The price is also much less than Best Buy's warranty price for the 4 year. I may wait a few days prior to buying the warranty this time to see if I can keep my OCD in check and keep this and not find things wrong I never knew existed until reading these forums.

Funny how after reading about cloudy and flashlight effects, I turn on my 2 year old LG LCD that I have been perfectly happy with and now see the bright spots on a black blank screen. Ignorance really is (was) bliss. I wish I could unread all these defects to look for! ; )
post #358 of 9714
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Originally Posted by Bigjoemeat View Post

@sheshechic, how's amazon on tv shipment? Do they sell like squaretrade warranties? Like Costco? was planning on buyin the 60inch GT from bestbuy, but I guess it's looking like amazon will have it sooner

Yep, they offer squaretrade warranties. I don't know anything about Costco. For shipping I guess it depends on where you live since they have several companies. I am in Hampton Roads VA and we are served by Ceva and they were wonderful the last 2 times that they were here. They unpacked, put it on the stand and plugged it in. With the 42" I had to ask though, but the guy was really nice about it. Sometimes there are benefits to being a girl who can to talk to guys about guy stuff.
post #359 of 9714
Got mine this weekend. No blobs, but a slight vertical banding on the right when I tried the gray slides (seems to be somewhat common) and its not ever noticeable on anything but the test slides. No brightness pops on the hours of playoff hockey I've been watching, but I did notice a few momentary pops in the warmness during a couple games (the ice would get a reddish hue for about 1/2 a second), but my guess is that its a signal issue. Overall, I'm satisfied. No brightness issues whatsoever during full sunlight. I ordered a few acoustic panels to put behind the TV to stop the buzzing during hockey games (I'm 10 ft away against a flat concrete wall), but that's about it. Amazon VOD seems kind of borked right now. I'm on 50mbps Fios and the picture gets a judder every 4-6 seconds. A friendly reminder: Reset your cable box! I was getting major judder in basketball games and freaked out till I reset the STB.
post #360 of 9714
Gbimmer, hows the shadow detail?
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