Originally Posted by Speakerphile
I am seeing that they currently have a unit in their system, marked as a shelf display. Maybe they got it up over the weekend? Should have been up a month ago, but I digress...
I'd give them another call, or maybe just stop in if it's close. Hope this helps.
Thanks for that info Speakerphile. I actually took your advise before you gave it
I just went down there last night and indeed they do have the 65" up on display. The guy there said they still don't have the 4k content package from Panasonic yet. So I was only able to see 720p and 1080p signals upscaled. I will need to go back and see it again, The 720p upscaling seemed a little iffy. It reminded me of what 480p looks like upscaled onto a 1080p screen. The 1080p looked pretty good but it was sitting right in between the Samsung and the Sony both running their 4K demos so your eye can't help but think "This one looks like Crap!". So I when I go back I am going to have him turn all the panels around it off so I can see it better.
The one they have up had about a 3" light bleed area in the top right side of the bezzle. It was not noticeable unless you were right on top of the panel and looking for it though. At regular viewing angles I couldn't see it. Now I've never owned a plasma TV so maybe it is all perspective, but I did not see any Banding or clouding issue with that panel. And it was playing the Best Buy Demo which has a majority Blue screen for good periods of time.
All in all, given that this panel is only $1,999.99 and I intend to use it mostly for gaming. I don't think there is a better 4k panel out there right now for the price and features. Main 10 chip, local dimming (of sorts), 37ms overall response time, display port, and pretty darn accurate colors once calibrated. Can't pass it up.
So now I'm just waiting for Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. I'm sure they won't have door buster prices on it, but if I bought it at Best Buy right now and then found it for like 15% cheaper online during the sales I would be sad. That and I can wait.