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#374938 - 05/02/12 07:05 PM Re: Large TV Advise [Re: INANE]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8293
Loc: Tacoma
VisualApex is the vendor Ray used, I believe.

I don't know that this route will save you any money, but the commercial displays may (or may not?) be "better" in some way than the consumer-grade TV's.
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#374939 - 05/02/12 07:29 PM Re: Large TV Advise [Re: INANE]
dakkon Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1846
Thanks for the link Tom.


Saving money is not high on the priority list.. Getting the product that i want for a price i am willing to pay is a higher priority to me. I would rather spend a bit more on something that is exactly what i am looking for.

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#375046 - 05/03/12 02:02 PM Re: Large TV Advise [Re: INANE]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1669
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
So last night I was at NFM for the Berkshire sale (got a great deal on carpet). I got to take a look at most of these TVs in person.

The 70 inch Sharps looked great from the front but I will concur with what's been said about the side angle viewing, it was noticeably lacking. Which is too bad because otherwise I probably would have gone this route. (I REALLY want 70 inches!!!)

They also carry all of the Mits DLP's... let me tell you the 92 inch is a freaking giant! Anyway I took a look at the 73 inch and found it had the same side angle viewing issues as the Sharp. I knew DLP wasn't going to be strong in this area but it might just be too much of a problem for my room since it's setup to be really wide (23'). This is also a bummer because it was my fall back option to save money today (~$900) and wait a few years for this part of the market to grow up.

Panasonic... I found a 50 inch VT50 to gaze upon and it was fantastic! Looks like the 65 inch model of it is going to be over 3k so that's just not an option for me. I guess i'm going to have to look into the 65 inch VT30 or ST30. In the stores open box sales section they had a 65 inch VT30 sitting right next to one of the 70 inch Sharps. The Sharp looked way better but I think that might have had something to do with their signal splitter or possibly something being setup wrong on the plasma. I really used that opportunity to compare 65 inches against 70 inches. It wasn't a giant difference but still significant.

I'm more frustrated with my options here than anything else. I think I need to take another trip over there without the family so I can focus on the sets a bit more.
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#375057 - 05/03/12 02:56 PM Re: Large TV Advise [Re: INANE]
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Registered: 10/10/04
Posts: 870
Loc: Delta, BC, Canada
I purchased a 65 inch Panasonic Plasma model GT50 late last year (Boxing Day sale in Canada). At the time I was considering the 70 inch Sharp or the 65 inch Panasonic VT30. The side angle viewing on the Sharp was noticeably lacking and the extra $ for the VT30 did not make sense. I had an older Sony LCD which ended up downstairs in the games room. The plasma is a huge upgrade. smile

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#375090 - 05/04/12 12:34 AM Re: Large TV Advise [Re: INANE]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1669
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
I thought the VT30 series was cheaper than the GT50 series...?

I'm trying to find a good comparison between all of these Panasonic models.

/shakes fists in the air
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#375098 - 05/04/12 04:51 AM Re: Large TV Advise [Re: INANE]
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Here . Note that the 2011 30s are on sale for less than the 2012 50s.
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#375194 - 05/05/12 12:43 AM Re: Large TV Advise [Re: JohnK]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1669
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Awesome, thanks John
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#375198 - 05/05/12 01:36 AM Re: Large TV Advise [Re: INANE]
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10399
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I am hoping Panasonic will follow Sharp and build some huge plasmas in the next few years, I love my S1.

My parents have a Sharp 60" and I quite like it as well, prefer my Plasma but the Sharp is very nice, haven't noticed any off angle issues but I am also off angle to the side and the TV is up high so this could be the difference. I see that Sharp 80" monster in stores and simply start drooling over it. I would only watch from a very slight off angle (with a TV this big) in my room so this could be my next TV.
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#375217 - 05/05/12 07:57 AM Re: Large TV Advise [Re: INANE]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
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I am hoping Panasonic will follow Sharp and build some huge plasmas in the next few years


Jason, you must have missed my earlier post:

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Ben, just go for this or at least this and do that "It's easier to ask forgiveness" thing.....

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#375233 - 05/05/12 12:34 PM Re: Large TV Advise [Re: INANE]
dakkon Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1846
Mark, i would guess that JAson did see that... But, i think he is wanting a product that is at a slightly lower price point.... I'm sure that if the were 100$ less Jason would have already ordered one wink

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