Discussion in 'CES Consumer Electronics Show 2013' started by Mark Hodgkinson, Jan 11, 2012.
Here's a sneak peak at the VT50 and GT50. They certainly do look brighter than the 2011 VIERA's.
Why feed them a poor source? Its like Panasonic just havent bothered this year, first nothing during the presentation then this at the stand They do look brighter and the blacks look good under the bright lighting too. Cant wait to here more.....cant help but be a bit dissapointed, with Samsung catchin youd think theyd be trying harder.
...Steve any chance of a look at the whole range?
Odd that they wouldnt show high quality video on their panels, it's not like they dont make Blu-Ray players.
It's hard to tell in the low light environment but it looks like the VT50 is glass from edge to edge, it's certainly a nicer design than the VT30.
No more silver line on the GT. Very good call. I hated that thing!
Mmmm, I sense the presence of a rodent.
I thought the 25,000 gradations was too good to be true.
I really don't think you can make any judgements from the stand demo.
Really?! lol It always makes me chuckle how bad demo's often are. I had the uk product manager of one top audio company demonstrating a jitter reduction feature on a blurry player to a room full of dealers turning it on and off on 1 menu and all the dealers were sitting there agreeing how much better it was but I could tell it hadn't been setup correctly so his actions were making no difference what so ever I just sat there smiling to my self.
Least were getting to the point that if my KURO dies i could get a replacement that wouldn't totally disappoint me.
btw great work so far guys keep it coming.
Nice video Mark,
What about WT LCD series?? i have a lot of hope for this one.
I think, but can't be sure, the guys will have looked at it but there wont be anything up for a while in terms of a video as they should be sleeping right now
If it will be little brighter and without 50hz bug and just more gradations it will be more then superb and ofcorse without some more new bugs.
Any chance you guys can check whether the panas still have fans to keep them "cool"?
I hate those
I wish the Panasonic officials were more visible and omnipresent like LG's George Mead. This guy seems to have appeared in already 2 videos and none from Panasonic to show off new offerings. Steve! Please get hold of Panasonic guys and show us some meat around the bone
We have an interview filmed, just need time to edit it, heading back to show now, so it will be tomorrow before its published.
Nice 1 I'm guessing all the 60" models are not destined for the UK though
Seen as there is no 42 inch version at CES 2012 and 50" is now the smallest available there (USA), I'm hoping they do release the 60 or 65 incher in the UK
65 too big for me , A 60" ST or GT could be a contender though, along with about 5 other TV's LOL
Other than this one?
Gallery | GT series -Plasma HDTV | PRODUCT | 2012 North America | VIERA | Plasma&LCD TV | Panasonic Global
Europe tends to get 42 inch versions. But they might skip it this time.
Well yeah. I meant on the inside of the bezel (as mentioned in the video). I found it very distracting and it increased the feeling of the 3d being 'boxed in' for want of a better term when I had a demo.
Oh, got ya.
Love the designs myself. Hope the performance matches them
yeh, its bright orite, Samsung have shown with D8000 plasma, that plasma TV does not have to be dim and dull, with their offering last year and have shown the door to Pana.
It will interesting how Samsung do one better with follow up to D8000
Its a real shame there is no 42'' screen, just wonder why they always push for bigger screens and not realising that the avarage house may be able to accomodate these on walls or floor.
42'' is the max I can go for.
So Phil, can you find out what bugs on the Panny have been ironed out?
Is the improved brightness as good as the existing samsung models?
Remember these details are only 100% good for the North American market. I would be surprised if there was no 42" for the UK and Europe.
Mark or Phil can you find out if this years 3d plasma's will have a 3d picture preset and will we get all the features that the usa sets had on the vt30 that the UK didnt get eg-panel brightness adjustment etc?
Big thumbs up for the avforum team great reporting.
Well the US GT and VT50 get THX 3D certification, i.e a 3D pre-set, so it should follow ours will too.
We'll put the second half of your question on the list for the Euro launch, it's something I'd certainly like to see!
Any news on which bugs have been ironed out,if you can kindly find out please. I'm sure it will put many minds at ease on hear asnd the public.
Sorry, no chance of finding that out at CES.
See some photos posted on the ST30 owners thread from Engadget and looks like they still have fans
oohhh cant wait to see these beauties up close and personal
can you find out if this years model will be any quieter than last year? i had to return my 42gt30 because the fans were too loud. : ( does mean im looking for a new 1 tho : )
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