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Gazjam
19-12-2013, 11:18
Looking to move up, any good deals on atm for a quality 60?

plasma obviously, not interested in smart features just good picture quality.
Sound not so important as will be relayed through the hifi.

Budget a grand.


thanks.

Audio Al
19-12-2013, 14:26
plasma obviously

WHY ?

I have a 52 LCD LG HD TV and its very good picture quality :)

Tim
19-12-2013, 15:30
Why not get a projector Gaz if you want to 'go large'?

Mark Grant
19-12-2013, 16:22
Have a look at Samsung and LG at that price as Panasonic will be too expensive.

They will nearly all be smart TV's as that is what the marketing executives think you want :eek:

http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/lg/60ph660v/lg-60ph660v

http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/samsung/ps60f5500/sams-ps60f5500

daytona600
19-12-2013, 16:26
Projector Gaz with a fold up screen 60-240inches no problem

MCRU
19-12-2013, 18:03
60" is not that much bigger than 50" chief, why bother?

spend the money up-grading that crappy hifi you got :lol:

there you go

http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs

Covenant
19-12-2013, 18:53
I agree about plasma Gaz, the skin tone is more natural. Pity Pioneer have stopped making them. Panasonic are the only alternative unless there is a new kid on the block.

MCRU
19-12-2013, 19:04
this is what i will be ordering after I have paid dom for his new cartridge

https://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/viera-televisions/plasma/tx-p60zt65b.html

just been awarded european tv of the year

had panny plasmas for 8 years or thereabouts, see no reason to change while stocks last of course

Gazjam
21-12-2013, 09:29
Cheers for the link Dave.
Oohh that Panny looks good, out of my reach though.
Let us know what you think when you get one. :)

Gazjam
21-12-2013, 14:14
Ok..trigger pulled.

Got one of these:
http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/samsung/ps60f5500/sams-ps60f5500
Cant argue with a 5 year guarantee for 89 either.

Picking it up next Saturday. Hiring a van, delivery was 25 and with the time of year could be after new year before it comes.
Its the 60" version of this http://www.whathifi.com/review/samsung-ps51f5500

Video review here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYYFPKSNmB8

Various forum opinion shows it as best bang for buck, so my kinda product. :)

Gazjam
21-12-2013, 14:35
Box is massive!
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4546/eqt9.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/62/eqt9.jpg/)

Macca
21-12-2013, 14:42
Enjoy! You can never have a big enough telly.

I'm tempted by one of these:

http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/panasonic/viera-txp50x60b/pana-txp50x60b

I remember when a decent 50 inch plasma was 5K

Maybe after Crimble...

Mark Grant
22-12-2013, 11:02
Ok..trigger pulled.

Got one of these:
http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/samsung/ps60f5500/sams-ps60f5500
Cant argue with a 5 year guarantee for 89 either.

Picking it up next Saturday. Hiring a van, delivery was 25 and with the time of year could be after new year before it comes.
Its the 60" version of this http://www.whathifi.com/review/samsung-ps51f5500

Video review here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYYFPKSNmB8

Various forum opinion shows it as best bang for buck, so my kinda product. :)

That's why I posted the link :) as that's probably the best for under 1000, not as good as the top model Panasonic but less than a 1/3 of the price and with the 5 year warranty should last until OLED are more mature and affordable.

P.S. Remember to transport it upright in the van and strap it to something so it cant fall over on the way home.

Gazjam
22-12-2013, 15:46
Thanks for the link Mark, and the advice! :)
Took my last plasma home in my car so not taking any chances with this one.
Would get it delivered if it wasn't Chrimbo time, who knows when I'd get it.
Agree its the best under a grand and yup, you can get better (the Panny at three times the price), but I'm sure its not 3 times better.

A bargain I think.
Well that's movie nights sorted then...

Gazjam
29-12-2013, 12:55
Got the 60" in last night, knew it would be bigger (obviously) than the 50" I had in before but i wasn't prepared for the jump in scale.
Whoa..

Not spent a lot of time with it, set it up late last night but had a look at some of the Samsung apps and services built in.
Lots of 3D documentaries available, watched 10 mins of one about the Titanic and picture was great.
particularly noticed the black levels were a lot deeper and motion seemed a lot smoother, as though there were more frames being shown per second.

My last set wasnt 600Hz so it makes a good improvement.

Running low contrast/brightness settings for a while, couple of weeks maybe before I crank it up.
Noticed after even an hour or so of being switched on picture was improving, good stuff.

Happy camper. :)

brian2957
29-12-2013, 13:04
Nice one mate . Hope to see it soon :)

Tim
29-12-2013, 16:54
I'm just looking to buy a Smart TV Gary, got rid of my 42" Panny Plasma and don't have a TV right now, watching Netflix on my tablet which is great with headphones, but only good for one person and one of my mates likes to escape around my place to watch films with me, so he's keen for me to buy a TV - he has three woman and a dog at home.

Let me know what you think of the Sammy, I am impressed by the Smart Hub they have and as I don't intend buying a TV licence or watching broadcast TV, it seems Samsung has the best Smart/CatchUp TV/Streaming options available, so I'll be interested to hear your views on their GUI and the Smart Hub performance? Samsung is top of my list at the moment, but I won't be going to 60"!

One thing I would be interested to know about if possible, is plugging a USB hard drive directly into the TV USB ports and playing VOB file movie rips from the hard drive, which its supposed to be able to do?

How about some pictures too, as you know how nosey we all are :eyebrows:

Ali Tait
29-12-2013, 17:00
Box is massive!
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4546/eqt9.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/62/eqt9.jpg/)

Is it just me, or does that dude look like Harry Enfield in a wig?

Tim
29-12-2013, 17:38
Is it just me, or does that dude look like Harry Enfield in a wig?
:lol: nope not just you, bang on Ali.

Gazjam
30-12-2013, 17:44
and...a pic.

How it was?
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/c/30/5z1r.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/0u5z1rj)


50" on the wall, the big'un has replaced it now.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/c/716/qcpn.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/jwqcpnj)

Tim
30-12-2013, 17:53
Yikes, that's a big TV Gary!

Gazjam
30-12-2013, 20:59
wheres my pics gone? :scratch:

Mark Grant
30-12-2013, 22:07
and...a pic.

How it was?

Something weird with the pictures hosting on imageshack..try this.
here:
http://imageshack.com/a/img30/6519/5z1r.jpg

and here:
http://imageshack.com/a/img716/8020/qcpn.jpg

That's big :)

Gazjam
30-12-2013, 22:57
much better. :)
Cheers Mark.

Imageshack has "upgraded" itself..some gremlins in the works methinks....

Ali Tait
30-12-2013, 23:04
Must be a big telly, makes your Regas look like bookshelf speakers!

Gazjam
30-12-2013, 23:07
Must be a big telly, makes your Regas look like bookshelf speakers!

heh :)

Rega's, what Rega's?
Think the Edingdales might make the telly look small....

For now though, feels a bit like sitting on deckchairs waiting on your new sofa arriving!
That said, the Mission speakers are doing the business, Brian was over tonight for a listen and I think he enjoyed what he heard.
Despite sounding more boxy than the RS3's, they have a "direct" quality which plugs you into the music, nice wee speakers.

brian2957
30-12-2013, 23:27
Aye enjoyed my visit tonight . Really liked the directness of the little Mission speakers . What with the 60 inch TV and all really shaping up to be an excellent audio system and a fantastic almost cinema-like experience mate.

Ali Tait
30-12-2013, 23:54
Cool, look forward to the next board meeting.