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|02-15-2011 12:50 PM|
|blacksunseven||One of the reasons I'm concerned about the GT vs the G is the extra image processing that goes into handling 3D imagery. If this is passive until a 3D signal is received, additional image latency should be negligible but if there is processing to constantly determine signal type, then additional input lag could be introduced. The G has a reputation as being pretty much the de facto Plasma to buy if you're a heavy gamer - there are other equivalently priced sets for the avid movie watcher (sets with 24p, for example). I'm going to hold onto my G (which I get tomorrow, hopefully) until it's widely accepted the GT doesn't introduce latency.|
|02-15-2011 10:27 AM|
|SuperPooPooMan||^I'll agree with this... In fact prices on the P50GT25 haven't really changed *that* much for months now. Before Xmas it was available from Amazon in a bundle at $1399. Around the Super Bowl it dropped to $999 for the TV alone from Amazon. Now the rock bottom price is $897 for TV alone from US Appliance. If you were too purchase all of the same items (3D starter kit plus 3D blu ray player) that used to be in the bundle today, you'd still come out to $1200-$1300 no matter who you purchase from. So the real drop in price for the bundle is less than $200 over a several month time span. Real difference is #1 perception and #2 the fact that you can get a better deal on the TV by itself if you don't want the 3D stuff. Personally I think we'll still see some reductions in price going forward, but it'll be incremental more than anything else.|
|02-15-2011 09:22 AM|
No more are being made and everyone (major retailers) bought their huge group purchases long ago - expecting the recession to end before Xmas, 3D sales to through the roof, no black level problem etc. When those events didn't happen, most of these had pre xmas sales, then xmas sales and then after xmas sales with huge discounts and combo deals offered. They sold their inventory in these sales. Most of the public can be dupped with just putting a sign out 50% discount of (say $3000 retail) and most trample over each over buying. Now that the price is below $1,000 - most buyers are like us, looking for the "real slick" deal, them fighting the deadline to sell out the last one; BUT, at what price. Most retailers do not have any inventory left, except for the bigger ones >50 or the expensive VT models - so you may be in luck. Also, after March they start selling the display models (another sale).
Black Level. Many of you have read the CNET review report for the Panasonic 2009 models. I read between the lines of what was NOT REVIEWED (2010 models) and why. CNET caused some pain to Pansonic by actually saying there was a black level problem (2009) forcing Pansonic to make their announcement (after most 2009 models were sold). Panasonic, really, didn't like that. Any annoucement now, would drop 2010 model prices - BUT, most have been sold.
|02-14-2011 11:03 PM|
|02-14-2011 05:21 PM|
As long as the 50GT25 is available even over the phone (very limited stock) from US-appliance (see SD thread), and it is said there will be more, I would recommended the GT over the G model ($930 versus $897 for that GT model). Even though you may not want 3D, you really cannot lose getting it. The
50GT is also available from Panasonic EPP(at least yesterday) for about $975+tax, but was with free shipping(last time I looked, double check me). There has been some movement in the Samsung 3D plasma price, downward and a couple of good deals are below $1,000 - see threads.
|02-14-2011 03:58 PM|
This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
See comparison of this TV vs several other models by ChadB, respected AVSforum-goer here (scroll to bottom).
There is no indication that this TV has rising black levels.
|02-14-2011 03:58 PM|
Panasonic P50G25 50" 1080p Plasma - $930 + FSS
Amazon.com is offering the Panasonic VIERA TC-P50G25 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV through one of its retailers for $930 + free super saver shipping/free shipping w/ prime. This is an excellent TV for gaming and movies if you're not interested in 3D. I've been watching it a while and this is the lowest price I've seen that doesn't require any hassle with the Panasonic EPP.
First thread so please be gentle