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post #2101 of 2123

1. The "Model" you have.

 

Panny 55" VT60

 

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

 

Panasonic Plasma lover ever since and based on what I've heard, read and seen, I knew I couldn't go wrong with this TV. I originally wanted a 55" ST60 (space constraint on my family room) but they did not have it anymore so bought it up a notch and got the VT60.

 

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

 

Like everyone else, Black Levels!

 

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

 

That its one of the best TV's out there and I have no clue on how to calibrate it.

 

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

 

Should include a calibration disk

 

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

 

App to interface with wireless hard drives.

 

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

 

Best picture quality EVER!

 

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

 

So far none.

 

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

 

Yes. I actually bought mine like 500 less than that actual price. If I looked harder I know I could've gotten a better price but I think its really worth it.

 

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

 

Will calibrate my TV tonight using the AVS calibration disk. I'll post results once I'm done and let you guys know how it turns out.

post #2102 of 2123
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Originally Posted by mbroadus View Post

Went to Best Buy last weekend and was able to get the Panasonic TH-37PX50U on sale for $300 under MSRP and 36 month no interest financing. This is my first plasma purchase and my first tv purchase since I bought a Sony Wega 7 years ago. I'm very excited about joining the world of the audiophiles. Now, I have my eye on the Sony S70 DVD player. I did most of my research on this board and I look forward to posting questions in the near future. After looking at some of the pictures in the gallery, I'm excited about putting together a killer HTS.

It's been 7 years since I bought my first plasma (37PX50U) and today I received my second, a Panasonic P60VT60. The 37PX50U has been fantastic and is now relegated to the spare bedroom.

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my new 151 elite that was a warranty exchange from pioneer was delivered on 1/21/14 right now I am running break in slides I have about 62 hours on the new elite
post #2104 of 2123

and to go along with my new 151 is a new Panasonic BDT500P Blu-ray player and a new Bose Acoustimass 10 series IV
post #2105 of 2123
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Originally Posted by rcapprotti View Post




my new 151 elite that was a warranty exchange from pioneer was delivered on 1/21/14 right now I am running break in slides I have about 62 hours on the new elite

How can the pioneer be new in the box?
post #2106 of 2123
like I said in my post it is a warranty exchange from pioneer new not a refurbished new in fact it is the Third new kuro pioneer has sent to me in the last 9 month,the fist 6020 they sent had a broken plasma panel the next 6020 they sent Lasted about 3 month before it had problems dark spots on the screen they tried 2 times to fix it before the service man said the plasma panel was bad.so for a cost of $410 pioneer upgrade me to a 151 elite that's how it was new in the box well 3 days ago it was new in the box
post #2107 of 2123
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Originally Posted by rcapprotti View Post

like I said in my post it is a warranty exchange from pioneer new not a refurbished new in fact it is the Third new kuro pioneer has sent to me in the last 9 month,the fist 6020 they sent had a broken plasma panel the next 6020 they sent Lasted about 3 month before it had problems dark spots on the screen they tried 2 times to fix it before the service man said the plasma panel was bad.so for a cost of $410 pioneer upgrade me to a 151 elite that's how it was new in the box well 3 days ago it was new in the box

I realize that but they haven't been available for several years and I've been looking. Directly from Pioneer?
post #2108 of 2123
sorry I misunderstood your question. pioneer still has 9G kuro not for sale but just for warranty replacement I was surprised they upgraded me to a 151 but the only reason they did that is because I have had so many problem with the 2 6020 model.now when they offered me the 151 it was not for $410 like I said they wanted $1000 I told them I was no going to pay that so after going back and forth we came to the price of $410,who knows when all the kuro owners warranty run out then maybe they will sell them to the public they did tell me they had no more 141 because I tried to get one
post #2109 of 2123
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Originally Posted by rcapprotti View Post

sorry I misunderstood your question. pioneer still has 9G kuro not for sale but just for warranty replacement I was surprised they upgraded me to a 151 but the only reason they did that is because I have had so many problem with the 2 6020 model.now when they offered me the 151 it was not for $410 like I said they wanted $1000 I told them I was no going to pay that so after going back and forth we came to the price of $410,who knows when all the kuro owners warranty run out then maybe they will sell them to the public they did tell me they had no more 141 because I tried to get one

Good deal...happy they worked with you. I would like to get one for my wife.
post #2110 of 2123
Thanks
post #2111 of 2123

How the heck long is the Pioneer warranty?  Didnt Pioneer stop selling these in 2008 or 2009?  I assume standard 1 year warranty from the MFG?  How does that get you to 2014?

post #2112 of 2123
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Originally Posted by jasondjulian View Post

How the heck long is the Pioneer warranty?  Didnt Pioneer stop selling these in 2008 or 2009?  I assume standard 1 year warranty from the MFG?  How does that get you to 2014?


I 'm not sure about over there, but in the UK some were sold with a 5 year warranty. Panasonic have also been offering that this year for in-store purchases, but I understand that is not the case in the US.
post #2113 of 2123
6020s here in United States only have a one year warranty how I had pioneer replace mine was they never fixed the TV after four times they sent me a new 6020 the only reason I have a new is because I had to pay for a upgrade there is a lot more to this story it has been going on for over 2 years
post #2114 of 2123
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Originally Posted by cheridave View Post

I want to hear from you guys about your Plasmas. This is not a "Mine is Better than Yours" thread. Be thoughtful and honest.


Just got a new display? Post it here ONLY: please do not start a new thread


Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

--- A: Samsung 64F8500

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

---A: It was my second choice after a couple months research, went to it after the top choice had fan noise I could not stand.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

--- A: How bright it is and the pureness of the whites, first plasma I have owned where the whites are white and not light gray with a hint of blue

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

--- A: Nothing, for the first 2 months I did hate the source error message but they have since fixed that in a firmware update.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

--- A: Has every feature I need or want. What they lack is a good manual, many of the tuning features are not explained well and some not at all past a one liner.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

--- A: Stop indulging this insane notion that the producers and directors should have a say in how our picture looks and make every feature available on every source type (that makes sense). If I want to fill my screen with a blu-ray flick why are they stopping me, I should be able to choose to watch in the wrong aspect ratio if I prefer all 64" filled, if I do not mind the top and bottom getting chopped, why does Samsung make it their business to stop me. Panasonic is a little more liberal and things line Visio generally do not care at all.

Put a little more money and time in the to manual, also not just to include the literal description of the setting but when there are trade-offs a little discussion on that also. Like on my Receiver (a Sony) it will give the pro / con of various settings where it is not naturally clear what the advantage would be.


7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

--- A: The stunning brightness without messing up the colors, my jaw actually dropped seeing it the first time at home, and after a quick by eye tune using Disney WOW it got even better. This of course leads to the best picture in typical living room lighting I have ever seen! Totally blew my socks off in mid-day light levels (more than bright enough to read by)

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

--- A: I only have had the one issue, it used to pop and error message anytime you changed sources and it would linger for what seemed forever, this was fixed in 1112 of the firmware. On one firmware upgrade something went very south, but that only happened once and a factory reset corrected it. I have never actually had to go to Samsung for any support.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

--- A: I think the Samsung 64F8500 was very well priced when I bought it, it was a grand less than the 65ZT60 I sent back and from my perspective delivers a better all-around picture. (The ZT60 in my opinion is still the best picture with absolutely ideal lighting).


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

--- A: N/A at this moment

Thanks.


Dave

See my answers between your questions
Edited by CamaroDrvr - 1/27/14 at 3:29pm
post #2115 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic 65" VT60

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Panasonic Plasmas going away. Planning on upgrade anyway so just reprioritized to get this and take advantage of a solid sale price from Amazon and free delivery

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Black levels and colors

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
HDMI AVR channel doesn't handshake perfectly with my Marantz receiver other than the very first time I set it up. No matter what settings on the TV or Receiver so I'm going optical back. Not a big deal for me as I don't use apps or smart functions hardly at all but do want to Skype with family on the unit when I'm traveling. I also have a home theater PC to take care of the other functions.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Nothing really. Happy overall.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
None

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
That was a damn large box it came in

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I paid around $2,200 which I think is more than fair. This is not a $999 65" bargain basement display. This is a reference picture display so one should expect to pay more. I don't know that I'd be willing to go $3000+ on it or the ZT as with family and many other priorities it's just not that important to me BUT for a long-term upgrade that was a long-time coming...my price works all day long and I couldn't be happier with the display.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
None
post #2116 of 2123
It doesn't matter who makes our displays as long as were happy with them at the end of the day enjoy your new display ChrisFB
post #2117 of 2123

1. Samsung 64F8500 Plasma.

2. Overall performance, esp in bright rooms.

3. Picture quality.

4. Nothing; maybe a thinner bezel but that's nitpicking.  I'm skeptical about the evolution kit's future capability.

5. Teleportation.

6. See #5.

7. Its weight.

8. None.

9. To me, yes, but worth is very subjective.

10. I'm new to the forum and most interested in the communities' experience with connecting a new smart TV to an older AVR.  I have an Onkyo 605 that doesn't have ARC.  I want to use my 8500's "smart" features like Netflix and Vudu to watch 5.1 DD programs but I've read that I might only get stereo sound by running an optical audio cable from my 8500 to the Onkyo. 

post #2118 of 2123
Thread Starter 
Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TC-P60ZT60

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

Long time Panasonic Plasma owner, 3 prior Plasmas, confidence in the manufacture. On-line and user reviews.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The styling, the many user controls for picture quality and calibration, and of course the "BLACK Levels".

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

The rear firing speakers, what a disappointment. The digital optical out - output is stereo only.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

I am completely satisfied with the features that came with this TV.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

This is a moot point - Panasonic no longer makes Plasma TVs.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

No surprises - This is my 4th Panasonic Plasma. I knew what to expect.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

I am blessed so far, no known issues to report. No Fan or buzzing issues.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Yes, considering my first Plasma was close to the $8000 price range about 14 yrs. ago.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Take you time, do your research and purchase what feels and looks good to you.

Dave
post #2119 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P60VT60.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Did NOT want to upgrade to LCD.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Black level of course!

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Nothing so far.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
A 4th HDMI.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your Plasma.
Inputs could have been a little more towards the middle.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How big it really is...to me at least.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None...knock on wood!

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Absolutely!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Can't think of any right now.
post #2120 of 2123

1. The "Model" you have.

 

Samsung PN51F5300

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

 

Somewhat limited budget and research (AVS Forum, Consumer Reports, other online sites) indicated it was a great "bang for the buck."


3. What you like best about your Plasma.

 

Colors and viewing angles


4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

 

Having to pay attention to possible image retention issues. We keep our televisions for a long time, so we want the Samsung to stay in good shape.


5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

 

A picture setting that would automatically display the picture as it comes from the source, e.g. 4:3, 16:9, etc.


6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

 

Don't stop manufacturing plasmas unless there is an affordable alternative that has a picture at least as good.


7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

 

How good it looks inside. We had seen them on display at Best Buy, but you cannot tell much about them with the bright lighting and the televisions emitting their brightest light.


8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

 

None


9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

 

Plasmas are a better buy than LCD/LEDs in terms of picture quality, especially at their price points.


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

 

Rumors are pretty strong that 2014 is the last year new plasmas are going to be available. If you need a new television, a plasma will be a solid choice to have while companies are developing the next best thing and prices get affordable for the masses.

post #2121 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
- Samsung PN51F5300 and PN60F5300

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
- I missed the Panasonic ST60/S60 models and the Samung models were the next best option. I looked at the F5500, but my wife talked me into the F5300 models to save some money. We don't need 3D or Smart TV functions so the F5300 is a win.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
- The picture quality for the price makes both sets is a tremendous value.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
- The F5300s only have two HDMI ports. It isn't a big deal for the unit in the family room, but it makes hooking up my 360, PS3, and Wii U sort of challenging until I purchase a receiver. In a very close second is the performance in bright light, I wish it was just a little better.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
- Another HDMI input or two would be nice.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
- Please continue to produce plasmas as long as reasonably possible.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
- How good the picture quality ad color reproduction was.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
- None really, the included stand isn't as sturdy as I would like. Especially w/ young children around.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
- No doubt

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
- If you're like me and missed the Panasonic sets, the Samsungs while not as good (except the F8500) are still very solid sets. Get one while you still can.
post #2122 of 2123

Hi there,

1) LG 60PN5000 
2) Price.

3) The size 

4) HDMI (2 Inputs) 

5) More inputs and outputs

6) Include more connections

7) Picture quality was fantastic

8) No problems so far.

9) Yes

10) Get one!

post #2123 of 2123

I want to hear from you guys about your Plasmas. This is not a "Mine is Better than Yours" thread. Be thoughtful and honest.

Just got a new display? Post it here ONLY: please do not start a new thread

Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

 

 

Samsung PN64F8500

 

 

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

 

 

Best rated plasma at Cnet, CR, Audioholics and AVS Forums

 


3. What you like best about your Plasma.

 

 

Picture

 


4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

 

 

Not a single thing

 


5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

 

 

Bluetooth

 


6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

 

 

Manual is poorly written



7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

 

 

Picture is even better than I thought it would be

 



8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

 

 

Manual is so poorly written I had to call support a couple of times



9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

 

 

Yes

 



10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

 

 

 

Smart Apps, and universal remote- iPhone size are great add ons.  No need for Roku or buying another universal remote.  

 

 

I hope it's as well built as my Pioneer Elite 1120, 9 years old and still performing well.  Picture however, can't compare to my new Samsung PN64F8500!

 

You can't hear buzzing unless you place your ear next to TV.  All plasmas buzz, but it can't be heard from a normal listening/watching position: 6-12 feet away.

 

Burn in is non-issue.  Break in TV by playing HBO for 100 hours and be done with it- even this isn't necessary, but I was extra cautious.  No news trailers or logos with HBO and lots of different content.

 

"You don't need no stinking slides" for break in period.

 

 


Thanks.

Dave


Edited by Plasmalvr60 - 4/4/14 at 7:30am
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