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post #271 of 1445
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Originally Posted by David_B View Post

D-nice is a nice guy, but he hardly knows what the President and Board of Panasonic are doing with this company in such dire financial troubles.
Would you buy a 2013 Panasonic plasma if it was the last year for them?

Sure, why not?
post #272 of 1445
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Originally Posted by slimoli View Post

Articles like this make me believe a better plasma in 2013 can just be wishful thinking.
http://vr-zone.com/articles/major-japanese-electronic-manufacturers-forced-to-sell-off-assets/18296.html#

Last year there were people saying there was no way they would improve in 2012. lol The 2013s are already essentially designed. I don't expect drastic improvements from last year, but some improvements in some areas none the less.
post #273 of 1445
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Originally Posted by MechanicalMan View Post

I'd be shocked if Panasonic ever releases a plasma as large as 75". It seems they've been strongly hinting that there will be a model or models (including a VT) between 66" and 70" in 2013. Of course, we should find out for sure during CES. But I think 70" is the largest that anyone can realistically hope for. I think the market is just too small for expensive, 75" plasmas.

I agree. 70" seems to be the logical replacement size for my 50" KURO. I hope Panasonic comes through with such a model and size. 60" isn't enough of an upgrade and anything larger than 70" gets pricey for me. The only other choice it seems for plasma people would be Samsung but I've never been overly enamored with their sets and I'm not sure if I could buy one. What I do know is that LCD is still just not gonna work for me. Maybe the high end Sony HBX line would but I ain't paying those prices!
post #274 of 1445
I could justify the jump from 55 to 60 if the PQ is improved appreciably (Kuro blacks?) and the price is right. I'd have to sell my new VT50 first though. Any guess as to the used market value come March?
post #275 of 1445
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Originally Posted by HLdan View Post

Yeah, like the "fact' you stated yesterday that Plasmas don't buzz unless something inside is defective? Well that would account for almost everyone here who complains about buzzing. What you said simply was not a fact.
Of course you have a BETTER memory than anyone you know. You come across as a know it all and that is pompous. Why don't realize how you're coming at people rather than calling them sensitive? That's also pompous. You also said someone PM'd you and called you the "F" word? Yeah, of course you don't offend people. No worries. I'm finished.



++++++1 I wish I could post what I really want but I will get another timeout. Well said though!
post #276 of 1445
+100 but when you can't hear above 500hz you don't hear buzz.
post #277 of 1445
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Originally Posted by jh901 View Post

I could justify the jump from 55 to 60 if the PQ is improved appreciably (Kuro blacks?) and the price is right. I'd have to sell my new VT50 first though. Any guess as to the used market value come March?

The used market is tough on sellers. I seem to recall people getting about half of what they paid for their 65VT30s when they sold them off earlier this year....perhaps others can chime in.
post #278 of 1445
Hopefully they've changed some of the materials so that all the Kuro stuff they have works well with neopdp tech.

xrox, what do you think? separate initialization cell for 2013? Changing to SrZrO to allow CEL to work because of the high Xenon gas content for neopdp?
post #279 of 1445
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Originally Posted by David_B View Post

D-nice is a nice guy, but he hardly knows what the President and Board of Panasonic are doing with this company in such dire financial troubles.
Would you buy a 2013 Panasonic plasma if it was the last year for them?


Sure would. That being said, 2013 IMO is just another incremental advance. Panasonic has done a good job since 2010 making baby steps and killing off the nagging issues like floating blacks and rising blacks. 2012 models were very good, I expect the 2013 models to be a smidge better. Reduced MLL and improved filtering would be a fine start.
post #280 of 1445
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

Sure would. That being said, 2013 IMO is just another incremental advance. Panasonic has done a good job since 2010 making baby steps and killing off the nagging issues like floating blacks and rising blacks. 2012 models were very good, I expect the 2013 models to be a smidge better. Reduced MLL and improved filtering would be a fine start.

I am sure no one purchased a pioneer knowing it was their last year of producing plasmas,right? I purchased a FS 5020 from best buy to go along with my 8th. gen. elite...I know the 5020 is not an elite...but it beats a lot of TV's that are being shown right now.
post #281 of 1445
Think about all those last minute KRP's that were sold too!
post #282 of 1445
Does that really surprise anyone?smile.gif
post #283 of 1445
Great post! Looking the 60", and stuck between the UT, ST & GT

Everyone says the GT is the best (well from the price it should be!)

I have not seen an ST, but my understanding is it is the same as the GT but not calibrated (I assume and hope more, as there is about a $500 price jump)

I have seen UT and GT and both look great. They were not beside each other, so was very hard to compare.

Can you really see the difference??

What can I bring to the store to really test and show the differences?? Particular movie or ???
post #284 of 1445
Looks like Panasonic is indeed halting "research" on their plasmas ;(

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20121218a4.html
post #285 of 1445
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Originally Posted by pdawg17 View Post

Looks like Panasonic is indeed halting "research" on their plasmas ;(
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20121218a4.html

That articles says "weighs whether" to cease research. Old news, there is a Panasonic insider on HDJ that says the exit from Plasma display manufacturing is too early to speculate.
post #286 of 1445
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Originally Posted by chunon View Post

That articles says "weighs whether" to cease research. Old news, there is a Panasonic insider on HDJ that says the exit from Plasma display manufacturing is too early to speculate.
He's hardly going to come out and say "I think that we are getting out of TV all together" now is he?

The president of Panasonic said they are going to look at what divisions are in the black first half of next year and dump non-profit making divisions. TV hasn't made any money for the last 3 years, doesn't look good IMHO.
post #287 of 1445
^^^

But the good old anonymous "insider" has stated otherwise to anonymous people who are never named.
post #288 of 1445
It really doesn't look good . Best we can wish at this point is "there WILL BE a Panasonic plasma next year".
post #289 of 1445
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Originally Posted by Weedeater 
And it would not surprise me at all if they stopped production entirely.
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

Absolutely nonsense.

I stand by my prediction that Panasonic will be out of the TV business by the end of 2013.
post #290 of 1445
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Originally Posted by weedeater View Post

I stand by my prediction that Panasonic will be out of the TV business by the end of 2013.

Very likely:mad:
post #291 of 1445
If people believe they are leaving the plasma market that soon, they haven't been paying attention to what industry insiders have been saying about it.
post #292 of 1445
... but he stands by his prediction!
post #293 of 1445
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Originally Posted by Glashub View Post

^^^
But the good old anonymous "insider" has stated otherwise to anonymous people who are never named.

Go over to HDJ and read for yourself the "source" has proved very reliable in the past,.
post #294 of 1445
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Originally Posted by weedeater View Post

I stand by my prediction that Panasonic will be out of the TV business by the end of 2013.

That is why they have been improving their plasmas and LCDs year after year - using new phosphors for 2013 - and pouring money into OLED - all to get out of the TV business in a year. Sure. Keep smoking....errr...eating that weed!
post #295 of 1445
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

That is why they have been improving their plasmas and LCDs year after year - using new phosphors for 2013 - and pouring money into OLED - all to get out of the TV business in a year. Sure. Keep smoking....errr...eating that weed!

Where did you hear that Panasonic is using new phosphors for 2013?
post #296 of 1445
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Originally Posted by weedeater View Post

I stand by my prediction that Panasonic will be out of the TV business by the end of 2013.
I don't think they will be out of the tv business. They may abandon plasma in favour of a newer technology, like OLED, maybe.

I think we've seen the best plasma television can offer at a reasonable cost. Pioneer priced itself out of the market. Panasonic has been sitting on the technology for a few years now, giving incremental changes to its models. They are apparently not yet to Kuro quality, not by lack of means, but by lack of financial return: there's not enough people willing to pay 6000$ for a tv. So a 2500$ tv has to make some compromises. This forum is packed by hardcore users, so it's kinda skewed toward the big elite models.

So if Panasonic plans to stop plasma research, it's because they found another niche wich they think they can exploit. That means they'll keep producing tvs for a few years after their research is done, they probably have enough "new" technologies to produce fair priced plasma tvs for a few years, wich will give them time to create fair priced tv of better or equal quality to their current plasma line with a newer tech that has some future. they might even start introducing these lines parallel to plasma, for the bigger models by 2014-2015, wich will gradually replace plasma as it is phased out.
post #297 of 1445
The demographics are changing. I wrote extensively about this in another thread. The now and the future is in mobile. Santa Monica, NY, SF and other cities are passing ordinances for construction of apartments as small as 200 sq.ft. Panasonic should've gotten out years ago. They've done nothing but lose money. Anything new you see is the execution of plans developed years ago. Takes years to make and execute R&D, manufacturing and only a very short time to stop them.

Businesses are in business to make money not to provide money losing novelties. Panny is a business losing money making TV's. Finally just because something is new doesn't mean it'll be better. People buying 1st gen tech from a company losing money are it's beta testers....and they'd better hope the support is there. What if new means materials that are of less quality but give a larger margin?

The VT50 panel is fully optimized.
Edited by Glashub - 12/19/12 at 7:58am
post #298 of 1445
even in a 200 ft cheese box...guys are going to find a way to get a tv 50" or above!biggrin.gif
post #299 of 1445
I mean..who the hell wants to watch anything on an iphone or an IPad???wink.gif
post #300 of 1445
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Originally Posted by DaveZ06 View Post

Where did you hear that Panasonic is using new phosphors for 2013?

I stated this earlier in this thread. This "info" came from the insiders thread at hdj. So hopefully they will use this new soup for a few years.
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