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Panasonic eyes Plasma Exit

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by Cholly, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. May 1, 2013 #81 of 104
    bobukcat

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    That's a very tough question to answer, how far away do you sit from the TV and what is your primary sources for content. One of my Pioneers is a 50" 768 set and from 8 ft away with a sat HD feed I really don't know if the 1080 set would be any better. Unless you are getting a really good price for your Pioneer I think I'd hold on to it and wait for this next years Pannys to be on closeout, or even longer. :)
     
  2. May 2, 2013 #82 of 104
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    I sit 9-10 feet from monitor. I watch TV though a 722K and always watch HD, cannot see SD. The blacks are great. My receiver is set to 1080i which fits perfect with a 768P. I also watch Blu Rays, but use the 722K 95% of the time. I really don't care about all the WEB features on the Panny mentioned. Will I see a better image on DISH with this GT series HDTV I am keeping the eye on??? That is my concern. :rolling:

    So you think with the GT I would not say WOW in image quality????. I also wanted to mention that all I use is HDMI connections and I have calibrated the set myself for night use ( I don't watch during the day ). My setup does not put any reflection on the glass and I have a dimmed light behind set. The 5080 has about 10,000 hours or less of use.

    Now that you have the facts, WITHOUT putting the money factor in between, what would you do. Thanks.
     
  3. May 3, 2013 #83 of 104
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    That's a tough choice, you aren't likely to see a huge jump in PQ when fed from the 722K (or any other non-1080P source for that matter) so I would probably just hang on to your Pioneer for now. If you did decide to buy a new Panasonic though I would probably wait until at least the new models are out and I would suggest you buy the VT series so you have more access to calibration controls which are lacking in the lower-end models.
     
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  4. May 3, 2013 #84 of 104
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    I will keep it for now. Your input was very helpful. Thank you very much.
     
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    Looks like Panasonic has confirmed it and it's happening very quickly. If anyone is in the market for a new TV larger than 40", particularly if you have a discriminating eye, you better plan on getting one soon or be prepared to wait a long time for something better. I guess the Sammy will still be around for some period of time, and their high-end plasma displays are pretty darned good, but this still stinks - even if we knew it was coming for a while now.




    http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/31/5050038/panasonic-plasma-tv-production-end
     
  7. Oct 31, 2013 #87 of 104
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    Ya. We were also discussing it here. Apparently the theoretical power requirements for a 4k plasma would be prohibitive.
     
  8. Oct 31, 2013 #88 of 104
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    I wouldn't count on Samsung holding out much longer. I think this just brings the end to Plasma much closer.
     
  9. Oct 31, 2013 #89 of 104
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    Based on the Panasonic announcement, I pulled the trigger on a 65ZT, which was delivered today. It's waiting to be unboxed and set-up and will replace my calibrated 65S1, likely by the week-end. The S1 is going to my daughter's home.
     
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    Maybe I missed the discussion of this part: Why are plasmas on their way out? Is LED at the point of a comparable picture? Or is OLED going to hit the market at affordable prices? Or.....?
     
  12. Nov 6, 2013 #92 of 104
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    Seems to be mainly because Panasonic is losing money or not making enough money on plasmas. Having seen a couple of their LCDs, a horrid experience, it seems like a blunder. Money rules tho. I'd guess that we should be waiting for the plasma patents to be sold to someone and then check out those plasmas. I cannot believe that just because Panasonic stops making them every manufacturer will.

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    Oled is on the market now at ridiculously high prices that are starting to fall rapidly. A fourteen thousand dollar set was recently reduced to nine thousand and is now at eight thousand. I think it's an LG set. Still way too much money.

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  14. Nov 6, 2013 #94 of 104
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    According to this, it's because energy requirements to drive a 4k plasma would be prohibitive.

     
  15. Nov 6, 2013 #95 of 104
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    I've still seen a lot of misconceptions on Plasma, and they don't demo as well in the standard big box store with it's lighting etc as an LED. Whether they are right or not, what consumers believe have an effect.
     
  16. Nov 6, 2013 #96 of 104
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    I was just getting all weepy about VCRs and Blockbuster, and now this.

    Argh.

    FWIW, one of the very first plasmas I ever installed, a 42" Panny with no speakers or tuner is still working. The picture is disturbingly dim, and the set is now relocated to a garage (wall mount, HD satellite, and a modest JBL surround system) and is living out it's days as a weekend sports venue for the neighbors.

    I believe small quantities of beer are involved too.




    As the sign says, I know beer will change the world, I don't know how, but it will!
     
  17. Nov 7, 2013 #97 of 104
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    They do look bad in our local Costcos compared to the LCDs. One of our local 6th Avenue stores used to have dark rooms where you could compare LCDs and plasmas fairly and the plasmas always looked better. Wasn't just my opinion, just about everyone in those dimly lit rooms was in front of a plasma.

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  18. Nov 7, 2013 #98 of 104
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    Exactly. Best Buy does the same thing with Magnolia.
     
  19. Nov 7, 2013 #99 of 104
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    Plasma is better than LCD. Led is better than LCD (yes I know its light sourcing is what's really different) but it's still not plasma. With that said led do cost a heck of a lot less to run.
     
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    I was pleasantly surprised by the energy sticker on my new 65ZT60 plasma.

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