From what i can gather, the new model has a black surround (just like the outgoing LXD52/LXD500 models) - not grey.lee_c00per said:I have the LXD500 which i bought in November and still love it to death today. I saw the newer model and absolutley hated it. It looks a hoirrible light grey.
Now that is strange u managed to see blur on a better set up than what saw, and I didn't notice the any motion blurring, only minor smearing, this was on a poor analogue signal. What else do u find wrong with the picture? I can't really judge the rest of the tv such as colours, blacks and other details since the feed was poor, so I'd just be critisizing the feed rather than the tv. The plasma on the other hand looked fantastic.Iron Monkey said:I've just set up the TX-26LXD60 and TX-32LXD60 today and I can honestly say that on SD material they are not a patch on the older models. The picture is blurry and suffers from motion blur - if something moves quickly on screen it leaves a trail behind it.
The menus are cheap and the buttons are now on top of the set - useless if you're wall mounting it!
I'm not impressed at all and much prefer the picture quality on the older sets. We have a TX-32LXD60 sat next to a TX-26LXD500 and the picture quality is so much better on the LXD500.
I just hope that the new plasmas are not going to be the same, because I've got my eye on a TH37PX60! :evil:
Thanks for your Snap Judgement, I await other reviews. Your's seems too subjective to be believed.Iron Monkey said:Believe it.
They've cheapened the set. I've had them running side by side and there is a definite reduction in image quality for SD material. I haven't tried anything HD on it yet.
I remember when the LX50/LX500 was released last year, I went to to several Shops including the Local Panasonic Shop, Dixons,Comet, Miller Bros) and the Displays looked very poor, even compared to lower quality Brands. I read reviews in various mag's saying these Panny LCD TVs were among the best. Now when you view shop displays, the picture quality is outstanding.ninja168 said:@Iron Monkey: Is it not the fact you have only just had the LXD60 on for a few days and comparing it to a LXD500 which have had many months for it's display to settle in? Yes, I am desperately hoping this is the case rather than Panny releasing a stinker of a successor
The picture quality cannot be worse than it appeared when the LX50/500 was launched in April 2005. When I saw the display, I thought to myself this must be the worst looking LCD TV picture ever. Now when I view these in the shops, it looks one of the best. I remember reading glowing reviews in Video Magazines, and I could not believe that these were for the same TVs that I had viewed in the Shops. Now most accept that LX50/52/500 are top quality TV'sIron Monkey said:Have any of you that are defending it actually seen it running with your own eyes yet? And seen it in direct comparison with the old model?
Well I have and I can tell you its just not as good as the old model.
Like greyhorse said, they have stripped it down to get the retail cost down. Its as simple as that. Even the menus look cheap and nasty compared to last year's models and there aren't even as many options...