Originally Posted by rogo
Please stop blaming fake things like California and power consumption. I bought a "gas guzzling" 2012 VT Panasonic which neither meets current U.S. Energy Star nor is it illegal to sell in California. In fact, it's for sale at Fry's right now. I'm a "green" and make most of my own power and don't love that my TV is 3 times
less efficient than an LCD, but I made a choice. And no one took the choice away from me. Not Panasonic, not Washington, not California. It is my understanding that my Panasonic -- while bigger than any Kuro -- is about as power hungry as the last of the Kuros. (I base that on reviews and reports from people at AVS who seem to know how to measure power consumption.)
I've seen those reactions, too, but I wonder how they reached those conclusions. The Samsung looked good, but the demo set up wasn't really impressive. It might be the best plasma (TV?) of 2013, but until we get a real test, we're speculating based on a show-floor setup and a lot of hype.
That's not what I am saying. COST
is the number one reason I mentioned, not energy compliance alone. That's my opinion, of course, but I believe a Panasonic with Kuro's black would be possible technically speaking but it would have to be cheap enough to compete with the Koreans AND
would have to be energy efficient. The only reason why I mentioned the energy stuff is because the Panasonic marketing guys are using the reduction on energy consumption on the 2013 models as a big plus. They have not mentioned the reduction, if any, on the VT and ZT models, that's true, but you can bet they are concerned about it. It's a TREND in the industry, like you or not.
It's not a "fake thing" and I don't appreciate when people quote me and start with "stop", this is rude and unnecessary.