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post #2371 of 3266
SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #2372 of 3266
That's crazy fast!

550 of these sold in less than six days.

I have a spare that I will sell for $6K wink.gif
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Originally Posted by fmzip View Post

That's crazy fast!

550 of these sold in less than six days.

I have a spare that I will sell for $6K wink.gif

I am a nice guy. I will sell for $5k:D
post #2374 of 3266
Soz, the ZT is the one worth $6k. wink.gif
post #2375 of 3266
I broke down and grabbed one of the last three p65VT60's from amazon to replace my "old" p54S1. I wonder if my wife will notice? :-/
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post #2377 of 3266
I just couldn't pull the trigger. Maybe I'll get lucky down the road and find a mini update to last remaining stock or some other chance as likely to a hole in one.
The wife was asking for a compromise that I would not pick up any other electronics this year, i.e. Xbone/PS4. That was too hard to consider.
I just needed more time!
post #2378 of 3266
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Originally Posted by velvet396 View Post

I just couldn't pull the trigger. Maybe I'll get lucky down the road and find a mini update to last remaining stock or some other chance as likely to a hole in one.
The wife was asking for a compromise that I would not pick up any other electronics this year, i.e. Xbone/PS4. That was too hard to consider.
I just needed more time!

You realize it's only January? Good luck!
post #2379 of 3266
I got suckered into frenzy buying this thing today when there were 16 left.

Do you guys think this mount will work for the 65vt60? The wall plate is 32" long and says it's rated for 165 lbs. However, it states it's only for 63" TV's.

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082801&p_id=3900&seq=1&format=2
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Originally Posted by etc6849 View Post

Do you guys think this...
I'm guessing the VT60 thread would be better place to ask that than here on the deals thread...
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1467563/official-panasonic-vt60-vt65-series-discussion-thread-no-street-price-talk/10650
post #2381 of 3266
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Originally Posted by velvet396 View Post

I just couldn't pull the trigger. Maybe I'll get lucky down the road and find a mini update to last remaining stock or some other chance as likely to a hole in one.
The wife was asking for a compromise that I would not pick up any other electronics this year, i.e. Xbone/PS4. That was too hard to consider.
I just needed more time!

Maybe not new stock, but sooner or later there's bound to be someone who bought on impulse given the end-of-the-line aspect of this Panasonic scenario. Someone who is better suited for LCD or a projector or a smaller size plasma or someone who comes to find they simply prefer the performance attributes of the current or possibly forthcoming version of the Samsung 8500 plasma. Then, there you will be, fully prepared to score a discounted "like new" Panasonic VT/ZT! biggrin.gif
post #2382 of 3266
I have one from Amazon. Supposed to be delivered next week, but I'm going to cancel it. Anyone in the NY area want it before I call Amazon?
post #2383 of 3266
Yes. sending you a pm
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Originally Posted by etc6849 View Post

I got suckered into frenzy buying this thing today when there were 16 left.

Do you guys think this mount will work for the 65vt60? The wall plate is 32" long and says it's rated for 165 lbs. However, it states it's only for 63" TV's.

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082801&p_id=3900&seq=1&format=2

Yes that one will work
post #2385 of 3266
It'a up and running! Woo hoo!

Thought that going from 54 to 65" might be too much......

It's PERFECT


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It'a up and running! Woo hoo!

Thought that going from 54 to 65" might be too much......

It's PERFECT



Nice B&Ws! That little dangly cable on the right side of your table has positively got to go, though.

Watch out with that nice bright HGTV logo... speaking from experience... eek.gif
post #2387 of 3266
Yes, love those B&W's!

I knew I should have photo shopped that cable out of the photo......

You are as anal as me! smile.gif


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Originally Posted by fmzip View Post

Yes, love those B&W's!

I knew I should have photo shopped that cable out of the photo......

You are as anal as me! smile.gif



LOL! Sorry! 'Chop looks perfect wink.gif
post #2389 of 3266
You know, it's next to impossible to watch a channel without a network slapping their still logo on your screen.....

Thankfully there are commercials!
post #2390 of 3266
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Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post

Nice B&Ws! That little dangly cable on the right side of your table has positively got to go, though.

Well, since you got the ball rolling with unsolicited decorating advice, I'm going to chime in with unsolicited audio advice. tongue.gif

A) Get rid of the glass coffee table. Supposed to be horrible for sound (reflections off glass). Best is a cloth based ottoman coffee table, leather next best, a wood table third best and glass.. the worst option of all.

B) Because of the height of the screen and the complimentary height of the left/right speakers, this set up is absolutely begging for a third matching floorstanding speaker to serve as the center channel speaker instead of the existing dedicated horizontal center speaker. A third floorstander would be a perfect fit here. All audio experts agree (the ones with a clue anyway) that it is always better to have the same 3 speakers across the front end if you have the space to pull it off. Most people don't, hence, the creation of the compromised quality horizontal centers to fill this market need.

Assuming this advice will be disregarded due to financial or aesthetic considerations, a compromise solution would be to toss a blanket or throw over the coffee table, at least for important audio/viewing content and to pull the existing center channel up to or just over the front edge of it's own table (to minimize reflections from the surface immediately in front of the center channel).
Edited by CruelInventions - 1/16/14 at 6:40pm
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was thinking of using this stand, it's 74 inches wide which is nice but the best part is it's 19.5 inches deep so my big ass Pioneer Elite receiver will fit in one of the center sections

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Originally Posted by CruelInventions View Post

Well, since you got the ball rolling with unsolicited decorating advice, I'm going to chime in with unsolicited audio advice. tongue.gif

A) Get rid of the glass coffee table. Supposed to be horrible for sound (reflections off glass). Best is a cloth based ottoman coffee table, leather next best, a wood table third best and glass.. the worst option of all.

B) Because of the height of the screen and the complimentary height of the left/right speakers, this set up is absolutely begging for a third matching floorstanding speaker to serve as the center channel speaker instead of the existing dedicated horizontal center speaker. A third floorstander would be a perfect fit here. All audio experts agree (the ones with a clue anyway) that it is always better to have the same 3 speakers across the front end if you have the space to pull it off. Most people don't, hence, the creation of the compromised quality horizontal centers to fill this market need.

Assuming this advice will be disregarded due to financial or aesthetic considerations, a compromise solution would be to toss a blanket or throw over the coffee table, at least for important audio/viewing content and to pull the existing center channel up to or just over the front edge of it's own table (to minimize reflections from the surface immediately in front of the center channel).

Thanks for the advice.

I do have a wife. It's amazing that she allows this large floor standing speakers and monstrous TV in our living room. to begin with. A center floorstanding speaker just isn't going to happen smile.gif

I really would like to replace the HTM7 center with this one some day

http://www.ebay.com/itm/B-W-Bowers-Wilkins-HTM3S-center-channel-/261370369241
post #2393 of 3266
Ah, the wife problem. Say no more. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by fmzip View Post

The price on Amazon just went up to $3999

Great googly moogly. So glad I got one during Amazon's fire sale this past weekend. Delivery for tomorrow!
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Originally Posted by PolishDude View Post




was thinking of using this stand, it's 74 inches wide which is nice but the best part is it's 19.5 inches deep so my big ass Pioneer Elite receiver will fit in one of the center sections

Sleek, minimalistic, modern.. I like it. However, be careful about the depth issue. If the exterior front to back depth is 19.5", that usually means at least an inch or two less of interior shelf depth. I have a 19" deep cabinet (as measured from the outside, as typical dimensions are) and I've sometimes had to alter my receiver choices because some models are still too deep to fit mine. Especially when you factor in the cable connections coming out of the back end, which requires a little more depth as well.

If you can cut out the back panel/wall, that should buy you a little more placement flexibility. If you cannot, I would reconsider the choice of cabinet.
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Great googly moogly. So glad I got one during Amazon's fire sale this past weekend. Delivery for tomorrow!

So I snatched it, all away from him.......ZAPPA!
post #2397 of 3266
up and running in the family room....

previously had LG's top 60" plasma from 6-7 years ago in this room.... it did (and still does by comparison to current models) have a gorgeous design aesthetic with mark levinson sound system, which was 90% marketing, but did definitely have better than usual TV speaker setup...

wife doesn't like the stand and silver edge on the new TV (but doesn't want it wall mounted)... however, she *really* likes the picture quality...

both of us were not prepared for how awful the sound out of the TV speakers was by comparison to the LG... was expecting worse, just not this bad... was trying to avoid putting stereo equipment back in that room after a certain little boy messed up a $6K pair of Harbeth speakers beating on them with his toys... but might have to bite the bullet as I'm not sure we can just casually watch with such awful audio.

nice surprise was the brightness... granted, part of the reason I'm a front projection guy and plasma guy is that LCD tends to burn my eyeballs...I don't need super bright.... but in THX night and cinema modes, this thing is more than bright enough in this well lit room.... at least 30%+ brighter than the LG it is replacing on its highest power setting... I'm going to have to break out my colorimeters and use one of the custom picture memory slots to dial this thing back a bit... I knew the obnoxious amount of money I spent on my colorimeter and test pattern generator wouldn't be a total waste sitting in the closet and they'd eventually get used again wink.gif hehehe... wasn't expecting the brightness based on the comments I've read on here saying it was dim.... all in the eye of the beholder I guess... much brighter than every plasma panel I have here and (admittedly my memory is hazy since I haven't done a lot of video calibration services in a few years) most of the sets I used to calibrate regularly (Kuros and the like)...

I'm happy... have zero use for the 3D and all the bells and whistles (wife is kind of excited for the camera and being able to skype from the family room).... so would have been nice to get just the panel and picture capability for less without the extra crap added in... but definitely worth the price paid at amazon on Monday....
post #2398 of 3266
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Originally Posted by CruelInventions View Post


Sleek, minimalistic, modern.. I like it. However, be careful about the depth issue. If the exterior front to back depth is 19.5", that usually means at least an inch or two less of interior shelf depth. I have a 19" deep cabinet (as measured from the outside, as typical dimensions are) and I've sometimes had to alter my receiver choices because some models are still too deep to fit mine. Especially when you factor in the cable connections coming out of the back end, which requires a little more depth as well.

If you can cut out the back panel/wall, that should buy you a little more placement flexibility. If you cannot, I would reconsider the choice of cabinet.

 

I looked up the specs and the 4 middle compartments are 18 H x 9 W x 19 D so I should be okay, the cabinet does not have cutouts for wires so I will have to take a dremel to the back either way. I currently have a Pioneer Elite SC-63 but I think I may switch to a Denon X4000 that is significantly smaller

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Sounds like you are on top of the situation. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by GoatLocker View Post

I broke down and grabbed one of the last three p65VT60's from amazon to replace my "old" p54S1. I wonder if my wife will notice? :-/

would go ahead and grab some black electrical tape and cover that hideous silver border on the bezel. she wont know the difference.

Regards,

Wingman.
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