That may have been Buzz.
But didn't he do it using an eecolor processor and cube calibration?
I wonder how the panel reacts to ir at those levels when so many have it at 35 ftL???
Yes, I can put a supercharger on my Honda also, he must be raising levels beyond the factory specs to achieve those figures, which by the way are still not as high as the 8500.
I bought my set because it was the best TV I could find for cost / size that fills my needs. Not because who made it, and LED,s are barely brighter than the 8500, and this should hold me over till OLED.
PS: I paid a lot less than the VT / ZT were selling for at the time.
I'm thinking of putting a couple of weak LED lights behind my screen pointing upward to achieve both the needed ambient light in a dark room to avoid eye strain, and make the blacks pop even more. I'm using the stand and the bottom edge of the screen is about 34" off the floor. Plus when the TV is off wouldn't that backlit glow look awesome behind the ZT screen?
I'm curious about your take on this. I watched my friends GT30 a lot prior to buying my ZT. I noticed he has no airgap either. I realized that the VT is the only double layer design with an air gap that Panasonic makes. I studied both the VT and the ZT for an hour in a BB after ordering the VT and decided to cancel the VT and spring for ZT. Now having the ZT for a week, I'm really glad I did. I love that my living room is sunny but it's a liability for TV watching. This whole technical thing focused my mind. You really do need to consider the room and your viewing habits to make the right choice.
That's true, you're right. Panasonic wanted to keep the single sheet design look when they decided to improve upon the VT. The VT design was impeding the "ultimate picture" objective and Panny didn't want to go backwards aesthetically to achieve their goal. Hence the bonding. The older displays and the S and ST all have no air gap either. They didn't need bonding because the raised bezel on them didn't require an extra sheet of glass.
Well, I took the plunge ( been a quite 'lurker' on here for a while....learning from all you ! I stumbled upon a 65" zt60 at BB that was on 'open box' with a few dents in the back that I utilmately made the decision to buy($2150) after toying with Samsung f8500 and Sony w900a and w850 ( 65''). I got a Great deal on it.(bought the 5 yr protection package and calibration service ( since it was a display model it already had the hours on it)...took it home, plugged it in and ..........nothing.. It wouldn't power on ( could 'hear' it trying.)...had the 7 blinking red flashes of death. I could barely believe it....was SO disappointed.
Next day, take it back they find another on in another store in Denver to possibly trade out, but it had the same issue!!!! It would have taken 3-4 weeks to have it sent out and repaired with new power board/source/supply.....but I had the fever and didn't want to wait for it while paying for it. So, Amazingly, I threw out a suggestion....would they exchange the 65'' Panny for the 64" 8500? They did it!!!! and it was new($3k) , not a display. I only get a 2 yr BB warranty for the same $ vs the 5yr on the 'lower priced' Panasonic zt.
Wondered how many of you would opt for the extra $$ for the extended warranty.......$279 for 2 years...$529 for 5 years or not at all?