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#176 pietro

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:11 PM

which slides, d-nice',s or another, and did you find it straight forward to use re. changing system menu options and the like.


i only ask because ive got a 54inch being delivered and am considering just letting it go on normal tv for the 100 hours

cheers again,
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Yes, D Nice's slides. The menu options are very easy to change. I'm not sure that THX setting is available on the smaller models though.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:16 PM

Totally +1 I have this set at home on trial and for BR the pq is stunning. However very dissapointed :( with the way it handles FTA content which is the majority of my viewing

Interesting about the FTA being disappointing. Is that using the inbuilt tuner? I use the dual tuner in my HTPC and I find the FTA much better than on my previous Sony SXRD. Though I don't watch much any more as my viewing is mainly BDs and HD shows that I have got from other sources. Seeing that FTA has turned HD into a farce in this country, it's just as well there are alternatives. Who wants to waste a TV of this calibre watching SD?

#178 neil23

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 02:00 PM

Yes, D Nice's slides. The menu options are very easy to change. I'm not sure that THX setting is available on the smaller models though.



cheers, yeah i am not sure either, i looked at panasonics website and it says nothing, also i just wanted to ask if you returned to original settings in the system menu, because supposedly they are all individual to each tv and cannot be regained by resetting the picture settings, or did u tweak it a bit?

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 03:10 PM

Totally +1 I have this set at home on trial and for BR the pq is stunning. However very dissapointed :( with the way it handles FTA content which is the majority of my viewing

As Pietro says, I think it is very unfair to blame the TV for how it handles FTA. The HD channels are a farce. Gem and 7Mate rarely have anything worth watching..........!

I watch mostly Foxtel HD channels or BD/HD movies. These are just fine. I've had a few very highly regarded upscaling devices and yet to see any that can overcome poor resolution sources. EG. LOTR DVD's must be the best quality SD material I've owned and the BD versions are only a minor improvement. But most SD aren't a patch on genuine HD sources.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:20 PM

Well I purchased my 65" Viera this morning. It's being delivered today, so we shall be together soon. I was relatively happy for the TV + extra pair of glasses + 5 year warranty for $5300.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:43 PM

As Pietro says, I think it is very unfair to blame the TV for how it handles FTA. The HD channels are a farce. Gem and 7Mate rarely have anything worth watching..........!

I watch mostly Foxtel HD channels or BD/HD movies. These are just fine. I've had a few very highly regarded upscaling devices and yet to see any that can overcome poor resolution sources. EG. LOTR DVD's must be the best quality SD material I've owned and the BD versions are only a minor improvement. But most SD aren't a patch on genuine HD sources.


I have only had this for a week or so and comparing with my PZ700A 50 iinch which is still in the next room I am very happy with the PQ. It varies depending on channel of course but on the dynamic, cinema or THX setting it looks great.

the other settings are okay as well but THX is very natural. BD is great and so is DVD.

As I do not have cable and do not watch much TV anyway I am quite happy when something like "A few good men" comes on Gem.

Worth every cent.

I think anyone would be happy with this TV. Now to wall mount it.

Edited by bradp51, 08 November 2010 - 08:44 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:56 PM

I have only had this for a week or so and comparing with my PZ700A 50 iinch which is still in the next room I am very happy with the PQ. It varies depending on channel of course but on the dynamic, cinema or THX setting it looks great.

the other settings are okay as well but THX is very natural. BD is great and so is DVD.

As I do not have cable and do not watch much TV anyway I am quite happy when something like "A few good men" comes on Gem.

Worth every cent.

I think anyone would be happy with this TV. Now to wall mount it.


good to hear mate....enjoy

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:18 PM

Brad did you see this post re James Cameron's settings Here

Edited by com5984, 08 November 2010 - 09:18 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:45 AM

I have the TH-65PZ850A and I have seen the 65" Vt20 and I can't judge the picture quality with this TV as I saw it in a Harvey Norman with all the fluoro lights and everything but I still prefer the build quality of the TH-65PZ850A. I'm sure the picture quality is an improvement on the Vt20, but build quality wise I still prefer the 850A!

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 09:10 PM

Brad did you see this post re James Cameron's settings Here


Hi Rob,
thanks for that. Will have a look. Lots of settings to play with on this TV. Mailed my Avatar 3D offer by registered post cost $3.60 on tuesday. Also about to go wild on some 2 for $30 BD deal at JB hifi online.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 09:14 PM

I have the TH-65PZ850A and I have seen the 65" Vt20 and I can't judge the picture quality with this TV as I saw it in a Harvey Norman with all the fluoro lights and everything but I still prefer the build quality of the TH-65PZ850A. I'm sure the picture quality is an improvement on the Vt20, but build quality wise I still prefer the 850A!

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Hi what is better on the older model ? I nearly bought an 850A a while back but they wanted about $6500 for it then if I remember and it was a shop display.

Thing that impresses me about the VT20A is the adjustability of the picture. You can even memorise settings for SD and HD Tv separately

Really keen to know difference in build quality. VT20A is made in Japan.

I have a 50 inch 700A and have only looked at PQ difference must admit not looked at chassis quality.