full HD plasma but no smart/3D nonsense

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  1. owain_thomas

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    I'm after a new TV 50-60" with a great picture, but to be honest, I'm not interested in any Smart functions or 3D. The plasma I've had for the last few years is one of panasonic's simple display type ones and it's been brilliant. Is there anything similar out there now? Is it possible to just get a great 2D picture without wasting money on functions I don't need/want?
     
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    Get the ZT (or something like the VX if money is no issue) ;)
     
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    ummmm, yeah... I was looking for something economical! ;)
     
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    My father-in-law has just bought a 50" Panasonic Plasma without the frills, and he is really pleased with it. The picture is great, even close up, and the controls are really responsive. As you might be aware with Plasmas, the screen is reflective, so it might require some positioning.
     
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    Get a time machine and go back 3 years, then you should be able to get a Full HD plasma with no 3D and Smart features.
     
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    st or gt might be what your looking for there both got smart functions and 3d
    but you haven't got to use them. ive got a gt60 and the 3d glasses are in the box
    and i have the telly come on full screen not interested in all that either. :)
     
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    Or just get the VT, ignore the buttons App/Menu/3D and enjoy one of the best 2D picture money can currently buy :)
     
  8. owain_thomas

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    haha, thought that may be the case...

    what's wrong with just getting a good picture?!?!
     
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    So why not just get a Panasonic PF50 monitor?
     
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    All I wanted from a TV was the very best 2D image I could afford. However, I was swayed by the excellent reviews of the Panny 50VT65. I'll not use the 3D function but must admit I've quite liked using the apps, especially BBC iplayer.

    If you want the very best 2D image available today then it just has to be one of the Panny VT65 range.
     
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    BUT if/when when you come to sell, itll be much harder to sell if it aint 3d/smart, as it is trying to sell now
     
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    TVs, like most consumer electronic goods, depreciate at such a high rate that it's pointless basing a buying decision of what it's second-hand value may be a a few years time. It makes much more sense to purchase based on what your needs are now.

    Although the consensus is that the best today are the VT65s, I have no need for smart functions (due to catch-up on SKY, streaming to ATV), speakers nor 3D, plus bullet-proof reliability appeals to me as I don't change my TV frequently, so I would still be tempted to go for a PF panel since I would most likely be paring it with a Radiance. Everyone's needs are different:).

    Glad the OP's sorted though.
     
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    So I picked up a 55ST60B today... And it's amazing. Can't get over how good the picture is, not even set it up properly yet and it's a night and day difference from the panel it's replacing.

    The 3D is a pointless gimmick and the smart stuff is nowhere near what a £40 roku box can do, BUT... the 2D picture is absolutely stunning. It's a real shame that panasonic had to spend the money they did on developing the unnecessary bits but I'm delighted with what they've done with the good bit!
     

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