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yes they may. I did it with Myer Southland and they price matched Myer in Sydney.

Sounds like you may have the same receipt I have?

How did the verify it?

Knowing that Myer has no stock at the moment - I went to DJ's. They didn't even blink an eye at the price. The problem was verification of the receipt.

Obviously when DJ's rings Myer - DJ's pretends they are a normal customer to see if Myer can do that price - Myer ask for the customer to bring the receipt in!! So that isn't going to work!!

Seems a lot of places in Victoria wont budge on price on the TV compared to our fellow states :(

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Sounds like you may have the same receipt I have?

How did the verify it?

Knowing that Myer has no stock at the moment - I went to DJ's. They didn't even blink an eye at the price. The problem was verification of the receipt.

Obviously when DJ's rings Myer - DJ's pretends they are a normal customer to see if Myer can do that price - Myer ask for the customer to bring the receipt in!! So that isn't going to work!!

Seems a lot of places in Victoria wont budge on price on the TV compared to our fellow states :(

They didnt verify it.

I told them the best price I had, the guy brought it up on the screen, said wow, thats $5 above cost, however as its above what we bought it for we will sell it to you for that amount.

deal done.

He then asked, where I got that price, and said they don't verify it, but need to put it in the computer, I said Myer Sydney.

All good.

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A message for Danny from streamaster regarding your inquiry (that originated from this thread), your reply email was incorrect. Just did not want you to think we were ignoring you :) as we tried to reply and it bounced.

In short the answer is yes.....and no....:)

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I just ordered a 65" VT20 from HN Wangaratta, who made no argument about the catalogue price of $4499 with all the goodies. Delivery this Friday. This is to replace my Sony 70" SXRD which has severe yellow discolouration of the screen.

I'll have lots of questions about set-up etc as I intend using it with my HTPC. Would there be any interest in an Owners' Thread for this TV? I see there is one already for the 50"; maybe they could be combined.

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got my freebies today.. Blu-ray 3D player and additional 2 pairs of glasses.. now have 3! They said they had run out of the free Ice Age 3D and Coraline movies. CBF arguing.. got the TV for $1500 less than retail..

Good to read it all worked out for you.

How are you finding the new set?

Can you please play the opening scene of the Dark Knight and tell me as the camera is panning towards the black glass building if the white building in the background suffers false contouring ie it begins to distort

This was there in my 65v10 so I'm wondering if Pana fixed the problem.

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My P58VT20a does exactly that on Dark Night. Thought it must be in the movie. Now I will check my Kuro in the family room!

So the issue is still there :(

Sadly this is not the movie but it maybe a manifestation of Panasonic's 24p video processing artefact called false contouring.

My Sammy ps 637000 plays this scene flawlessly. This scene has always bugged me on all of my Pana sets. The worst I have seen it was with my Pana pz800A. The White building practically buckled over.

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Okay... the Kuro doesn't have this issue... But you are right, turn off 24p Smooth Film and the building remains "stable" as a rock. On the other hand, this smoothing feature seems to make film presented in 1080p/24Hz as smooth as silk. While you've got Dark Knight in the player. watch the scene as the 3 clowns get out of the car and walk across to the bank. There's a light pole that judders pretty badly without the smoothing but passes across the screen very smoothly when turned on. I've never noticed any other instances of this shake as on that building at the start of Dark Knight. I'm not worried. I loved my Kuro but I love my VT20 too. I think it shades the Pio overall.

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Okay... the Kuro doesn't have this issue... But you are right, turn off 24p Smooth Film and the building remains "stable" as a rock. On the other hand, this smoothing feature seems to make film presented in 1080p/24Hz as smooth as silk. While you've got Dark Knight in the player. watch the scene as the 3 clowns get out of the car and walk across to the bank. There's a light pole that judders pretty badly without the smoothing but passes across the screen very smoothly when turned on. I've never noticed any other instances of this shake as on that building at the start of Dark Knight. I'm not worried. I loved my Kuro but I love my VT20 too. I think it shades the Pio overall.

Yes the next scene I was going to mention was that re "the three clowns" :) you are very observant. but you're right if you are not concerned what the heck. :)

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To those with the 65" screens, how far back from the screen are you sitting when watching HD content & SD content? After seeing one, I'm beginning to think my living room is too small to handle it.

i sit around 3 metres away. This is fine for bluray stuff. I find FTA is crappy this close given most main channels have gone back to SD. For 3d i like to site even closer as for some reason i dont find 3m to be emmersive.

I have the potential to drop the lounge back to 6m and FTA looks OK from there but too far away for everything else. Damn FTA with its poor quality

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Saw what are the faults with these 3D Panasonic TVs?

I saw the 58" one playing Toy Story 2 Bluray, it looks great but it kinda had a slight flicker, kinda when you set your computer monitor to a high res which is cant handle and it flickers a tad. Only saw it now and then but it was there. Whats up with that???

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Is there a generally accepted running-in period for this TV for the PQ to become optimum? At which point I will run the DVE Blu-ray set-up disc.

I was very disappointed with the first few hours viewing. :( I didn't understand what people meant by flicker until I turned the set on, it was like the video was constantly trying to catch up. After watching bathurst all is good now either the set has run in or I've gotten use to it. :)

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The AVSforum has a running in suggestion of using a series of full screen Colour slides in RGB and grey for 100 hrs. You can download them pics and run them as a slideshow. Plus a guy called dnice has posted som suggested calibration settings. I run mine overnight and while at work to run them up asap.

I haven't experienced any of the flicker that others are talking about. I may start a flame war by saying this but some of the new tools like IFC actually take out some of the artifacts reported by some although I agree that NR and some others do make the picture look crappy.

On the DVE bluray calibration disk, I've run mine early and surprised how little adjustment I have made especially to the colour settings.

Coming off and still owning a 50" isf calibrated Kuro, my 58" VT20 has an edge in my view.

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The AVSforum has a running in suggestion of using a series of full screen Colour slides in RGB and grey for 100 hrs. You can download them pics and run them as a slideshow. Plus a guy called dnice has posted som suggested calibration settings. I run mine overnight and while at work to run them up asap.

I haven't experienced any of the flicker that others are talking about. I may start a flame war by saying this but some of the new tools like IFC actually take out some of the artifacts reported by some although I agree that NR and some others do make the picture look crappy.

On the DVE bluray calibration disk, I've run mine early and surprised how little adjustment I have made especially to the colour settings.

Coming off and still owning a 50" isf calibrated Kuro, my 58" VT20 has an edge in my view.

I wonder if you would have a link for the slides etc on the AVS forum please.

You say you didn't need to change many settings with the DVE BD. So which picture setting of the Pana did you find to be the most accurate? Some people seem to like "Cinema" and others "THX".

My 65" is due to arrive this afternoon.

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I wonder if you would have a link for the slides etc on the AVS forum please.

You say you didn't need to change many settings with the DVE BD. So which picture setting of the Pana did you find to be the most accurate? Some people seem to like "Cinema" and others "THX".

My 65" is due to arrive this afternoon.

Enjoy the new toy. I have used the BI slides on my Sammy 63 7000 and you can download from here http://www.webapalooza.com/plasma/

They may be the same ones on AVS infact I am confident they are.

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I wonder if you would have a link for the slides etc on the AVS forum please.

You say you didn't need to change many settings with the DVE BD. So which picture setting of the Pana did you find to be the most accurate? Some people seem to like "Cinema" and others "THX".

My 65" is due to arrive this afternoon.

Cinema is pretty good out of the box. THX has a yellowish tinge to it.

Congrats, this is one BIG TV. Just remember to enjoy it ! So many people get caught up with very fine details like black levels, settings, break in slides. Sit back, and enjoy.

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Cinema is pretty good out of the box. THX has a yellowish tinge to it.

Congrats, this is one BIG TV. Just remember to enjoy it ! So many people get caught up with very fine details like black levels, settings, break in slides. Sit back, and enjoy.

It is a big TV, but in my case it will be a relatively big TV as it is replacing my 70" Sony SXRD. I admit I get caught up in all those fine details, but that can also be part of the enjoyment.

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Im in Adelaide and have been interested in a 65 inch for a while.Is it a marketing stratergy for panasonic to limit production on big screens to stop the big discounts and keep the customers who pay full RRP happy.Ive tried JB HN and Good guys and they are not fully stocked with the new PANASONIC [Model No: TH-P65VT20A.

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Im in Adelaide and have been interested in a 65 inch for a while.Is it a marketing stratergy for panasonic to limit production on big screens to stop the big discounts and keep the customers who pay full RRP happy.Ive tried JB HN and Good guys and they are not fully stocked with the new PANASONIC [Model No: TH-P65VT20A.

You sure HN Woodville haven't any? Ask for Rod. Told last Saturday they had eight at the back

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Wasnt on 3D just normal 2D viewing I see the screen flicker slightly but its there

Another one to strike of your list Zoidy :D You'll end up with an ulcer if you do not watch out.

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HDMI.org would disagree with you: http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_1_4/...1_4_faq.aspx#19

"The HDMI 1.4 specification adds a data channel to the HDMI connection, enabling high-speed, bi-directional communication"

There is such a thing as HDMI 1.4 but not 1.4 cable. Good quality cable sold as hdmi 1.3 compatable will in most cases transfer HDMI 1.4 sig.

Sick of retaillers sucking people in and telling them they need hdmi 1.4 cable when their current 1.3 "capable" cable is suffice.

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There is such a thing as HDMI 1.4 but not 1.4 cable. Good quality cable sold as hdmi 1.3 compatable will in most cases transfer HDMI 1.4 sig.

Sick of retaillers sucking people in and telling them they need hdmi 1.4 cable when their current 1.3 "capable" cable is suffice.

Is there an extra wire or pin to a 1.4 cable or is it just that the particular hdmi cable has been tested for 1.4 through put?

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There is such a thing as HDMI 1.4 but not 1.4 cable. Good quality cable sold as hdmi 1.3 compatable will in most cases transfer HDMI 1.4 sig.

Sick of retaillers sucking people in and telling them they need hdmi 1.4 cable when their current 1.3 "capable" cable is suffice.

Yes I got that from HN as well, "You must have a 3D cable or it will not work here is one for $199"....... Bollocks!

Jaycar do a range of HDMI 1.4 cables, starting from $34.95 for 0.5m, I buy all of my cables from there.

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productResults.as...&SUBMIT.y=0

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Yes I got that from HN as well, "You must have a 3D cable or it will not work here is one for $199"....... Bollocks!

Jaycar do a range of HDMI 1.4 cables, starting from $34.95 for 0.5m, I buy all of my cables from there.

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productResults.as...&SUBMIT.y=0

The $7-8 hdmi cables selby sells through their ebay store work as well. I use them and tested them with 3d. This includes delivery price. No need to spend more than ten bucks unless you need a long cable

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I was in hardly normal today in a closed off section with a wall of tv's showing the same content with the lights out.A close look at the black levels shows that the Pana is a hair better than the Sammy but i wouldn't call either of them good.They are in reality both just average.If you factor in that the Pana blacks will rise the it is obvious that the Pana tv's are overpriced.I think the Sammy is priced about right.Having said that if i was buying one i would still take the 65 Pana over the 63 sammy but be aware guys you are getting ripped off for and extra $1000 for those two inches. :D

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I was in hardly normal today in a closed off section with a wall of tv's showing the same content with the lights out.A close look at the black levels shows that the Pana is a hair better than the Sammy but i wouldn't call either of them good.They are in reality both just average.If you factor in that the Pana blacks will rise the it is obvious that the Pana tv's are overpriced.I think the Sammy is priced about right.Having said that if i was buying one i would still take the 65 Pana over the 63 sammy but be aware guys you are getting ripped off for and extra $1000 for those two inches. :D

I am Trying to decide Between the 63" Sammy and the 65" Panasonic. As you say $1000 is a lot for 2 inches, but the Samsung has been to produce a buzzing noise which puts me off.

Its just so hard to Decide.

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You sure HN Woodville haven't any? Ask for Rod. Told last Saturday they had eight at the back

Thanks CC RIDER

Just called HN in Woodville and yes they do have 8 out the back.regards price when I quoted the 65" VT20 from HN Wangaratta, the catalogue price of $4499 he said NO WAY they can match it.I will go down over the weekend for a demo anyway.

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