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2.0 out of 5 stars Picture great......Panasonic very poor show (see update), 29 July 2012
This review is from: Panasonic TX-P65VT50B 65-inch Full HD 1080p 3D Smart VIERA LED TV with Freeview HD and Freesat HD (Electronics)
If your reading this then you`ve probably already made up your mind about buying this TV.
Yes its big.
Yes its expensive.
No....you wont find anything better!
This is the "Reference" Tv. It the equivalent of a BMW 5 Series car.....other car manufacturers use it as a bench mark.....a target to reach....no one has...yet!
Picture quality in 2D and 3D is spectacular. Rich colours and very dense blacks make the 3D experience stunning. Too many other TV`s have to use intense colours to make up for the lack of depth, which leave you with unnatural colours and over the top contrast. Once setup correctly this TV will deliver totally natural and "believable" colours. There`s plenty of HDMI connections... Aerial,sat,ethernet,sd card and usb connections too for HHD recording of TV programmes. At last panasonic have made the connections on the back lay flat against the TV so there`s no more problems with HDMI leads(or any other connections) being bent up against the wall if you wall mount it.
If you can stomach the price and sit at least 10 feet away from it......it`s a must have item if your into Movies and other AV media.

UPDATE: April 6th 2013
I feel i must update my experience with this tv due to panasonic`s lack of customer care.
6 months after buy this TV it developed a loud buzzing noise when the screen was bright or white. I knew plasma Tv`s buzzed slightly before i bought this model, but when i got it, it was all but silent. This buzzing has got louder and louder to the point where i can hear it clearly from where i`m sitting (over 3 metres away) and at times i have to turn up the volume to drown out the buzzing. i have spoken to Panasonic about this problem but they say that this is within specification even though they haven`t actually heard it! Does this mean any buzzing no matter how loud is OK in Panasonic`s eyes?....It appears so.
This Tv is meant to be the flagship model with a flagship price too. How Panasonic can deem this as "within specification" is beyond me. Repairs cant be done as the TV engineers basicly told me "tough luck, some plasma`s buzz and some don`t" and "can`t do anything about it".
PLEASE BE WARNED! IF YOU BUY ANY PANSONIC PLASMA TV AND IT BUZZES VERY LOUDLY, EITHER NOW OR IN THE FUTURE, PANASONIC WILL DEEM IT AS "WITHIN SPECIFICATION" AND WILL DO NOTHING.
Fortunatley the company i bought this TV from (Richer sounds) have agreed with me about this buzzing and are going to replace it with the latest Samsung LED TV (F8000 model) when it`s released. The reviews of this TV are very good so here`s hoping it lives up to the hype.
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Initial post: 15 Aug 2012 07:56:57 BDT
Staffy 45 says:
If its that good, why arer so many owners returning them and complaining on AV Forums.
However I hope yours is fine and you enjoy every pixel.
Expensive...not really, when you consider what you are getting.

Posted on 22 Jun 2013 22:56:49 BDT
Alan Trevor says:
Here here i had the same problem about five years ago and it was returned to Panasonic for repair. They couldn't fix it-you would have thought it would have been sorted by now.

Posted on 26 Aug 2013 19:03:38 BDT
Darren. says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2013 20:36:27 BDT
Alan Trevor says:
Please clarify

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2013 13:01:11 BDT
P. Mulvey says:
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Posted on 19 Sep 2013 10:14:03 BDT
G. lauf says:
Thanks for letting us know this - I've had many years ago the same attitude from Panasonic and I swore to myself that I will never buy anything with Panasonic on it. I've maintained this and currently I'm looking to replace my Sony 55" - All reviews rave about Panasonic - that is why I ended up looking at these reviews and rethinking if I should by Panasonic again.
But as you mention above - they have learned nothing over the years and are still as bad with customer care as they have always been.
I will continue to stay clear from Panasonic - I think over the years this has saved me many frustrating experiences and my life has been good without them.
Probably will also go for Samsung - they are the next best thing in all reviews.
Thanks.

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Posted on 1 Dec 2013 18:12:09 GMT
koren says:
one of the most helpful reviews i have ever read.one pointer though,dont buy the f8000.it handles sd signal very poorly and it cant match w905 from sony,picture

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2013 20:02:58 GMT
P. Mulvey says:
hi koren
thanks for the kind words about my review. I agree the sony is a very good tv but I did go for the f8000 in the end and am pleased I did. you are right that the sd picture quality on the Samsung isn`t great, but if you do a lot (and I mean a lot) of setting changes it is very good. it also depends on the quality of broadcast. some channels are pretty poor no matter what tv you use. my only criticism of the Samsung is that there are too many setting options. if you don't know what your doing you end up going round in circles.

Posted on 19 Dec 2013 14:46:43 GMT
martin says:
I had the same from panasonic with my 50 inch plasma viera it went wrong after two years no picture at all,they would do nothing about it even though it had a free five year guarantee with it (a selling point).Could not get anything from them would never use panasonic again.
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