Originally Posted by starchild
Thanks for your reply. I appreciate your info, as not my intention to disseminate bad info. I should had known the info I was given about the Panasonic / Xbox display port match up was from 2 employees at magnolia. I had done some looking into xboxs lack of HDMI 2.0. I never thought to double check the display port info they gave me as they seemed confident in their response. Obviously they have no idea what they are talking about and I finding it frustrating.
Funny thing is they had a Sony 850 mounted above the panny with a Sony 4k loop. They blame the panny rep for only giving them a 1080 bluray looped to display on the panny. I asked if it would be OK for them to temporarily feed the panny the Sony 4k feed so I could compare. They said absolutely not since that would constitute a breach in licensing agreement with Sony and bb. Apparently that's bologne too, since you were able to see both. I would have loved to compare them and against the 900 they had. Comparing a 4k loop to panny 1080 feed didn't help me compare.
Its interesting you and your wife liked the panny better than the other models. I agree the panny looked good with 1080. I think we are trying to decide if matte screens are a problem for us. We also enjoy the 900 Sony and 9000 Sammy which are both gloss finish, which seem to pop. I'm thinking the presentation I was given on the panny did it injustice, we drove an hour to see it since the Marrietta store was selected for a early panny set. I think they should rethink who they select as top magnolia centers. They didn't even have a direct TV feed piped to the whole magnolia center. But asked if we wanted to sign up. Jeesh!
The Store I went to was in Los Angeles, Woodland Hills to be exact. They had no issues feeding the Sony 4k feed, which to me is the only way to really compare the sets. The screen on the Panasonic just looked a lot cleaner than the Sony. The blacks were a lot better. Both sets were running in "Vivid" mode, which is a mode I would never use in home, but I was able to set the Panasonic to its THX Bright Room setting and the image looked even better because some color were not exaggerated like they are in Vivid mode.
According to a few Magnolia Stores only the top 50 stores across the country received the early displays models. The actual TV's that we can buy hit the Best Buy Warehouse yesterday, so if you go to Best Buy's website it is now listed under "add to cart". I get my set next Monday. I could of had it this Wednesday, but I promised my fiancée we would take a trip to Disneyland this week and on Saturday I have a tour of a cruise ship which we will be doing the wedding on, so I had to choose next Monday for delivery.
I plan on putting up an "Official" owners thread. I have a bunch of links to user manuals, videos at other stuff to put in the 1st post of the thread. I will probably do this tonight or next Sunday and then also post impressions, settings, input lag results, 4k@60fps performance and whatever else I can think of.