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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Duane R

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Posted December 12 2013 - 05:38 AM

I currently have a 2012 Panasonic 55" GT50 that is pretty good. The semi recent news of Panasonic plasmas no more has me wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade to a 60" (biggest size I can fit) in either a VT or ZT model while I still can get one. Any thoughts on the subject would be greatly appreciated.


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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted December 12 2013 - 05:57 PM

There have been deals if you want to go with a larger screen on the VT models.  I think you can get a 60' VT model for around $1600-1800.  I have the 2012 65' VT, so I can't really justify buying this year's model or the ZT model.


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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Gregg Loewen

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Posted December 13 2013 - 08:04 AM

i would consider upgrading if you want the additional size, but not for increased performance.

 

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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 16 2013 - 11:41 AM

Duane,

 

If you do consider upgrading there isn't much difference between the VT and ZT series plasmas.

 

Being a ZT 65" owner, I don't think it even keeps reflections at bay any better than other plasmas I own.

 

Think the black levels on the ZT are tremendous, but I also feel it is a bit dim, perhaps due to its screen filtering.

 

I would only recommend you consider upgrading if you need to get into a larger sized display.


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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Duane R

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Posted December 29 2013 - 12:11 AM

Well I pulled the trigger 2 weeks ago while I still could get one. As noted, there's not much of a performance increase over the GT50, but the additional screen real estate is a welcome addition. It's a real shame that Panasonic is exiting the market. Thanks to all for the responses to my query.


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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 29 2013 - 12:14 AM

Did you get the VT or the ZT?

What do you think of the brightness level?

And...oh...of course...congrats on your new display.


 

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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Duane R

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Posted December 29 2013 - 12:43 PM

Sorry for not clarifying earlier, but I ended up with the VT. From everything I read, the ZT has an edge in extremely bright conditions, which is a non-issue for me. I ended up getting it at Best Buy after price matching Paul's TV for a good price of $1749. The bightness of the panel is perfectly fine to me, as I've been running it on the THX cinema setting since day one.


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