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Old 04-30-2018, 05:28 PM   #21
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.. I do agree with the article pointing out it's weird they are making a new 4k player with DV but the new oled won't have DV.
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Agreed, but I can't imagine that the 2019 models will be missing DV given they have now added it to a 4K UHD player.
Yeah that made no sense to me as well, releasing a player with DV but yet not making a TV that can play back that content. So it's like they are deliberately putting TV sales in jeopardy to competitors to gain more player sales.

Perhaps DV will come via a firmware update. Do the tv's play HLG?

Any idea why there isn't a new 77"? I can't figure that out. LG has 2 new models but oddly Sony has no new 77" models either, just carrying over the A1E. Do you think there is something we should be concerned about there?
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:31 PM   #22
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We have them at Bay Bloor radio in Toronto and they are the king of the OLEDs. Best panel Pana' has ever done and they've done some great panels. The processor was developed with DeLuxe color labs and they are indeed used as pro panels in editing bays etc. Their 4K BluRay player by the way is freaking outstanding.
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:49 AM   #23
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Man I wish we could get the Z1000 here...
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:51 AM   #24
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Me too!!
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:52 AM   #25
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I just can't figure why they won't come back into the US market.
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Old 05-01-2018, 02:58 AM   #26
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My money is waiting for them.I will only buy Panasonic.Own a ZT60 and very happy with it but the plasma is a space heater.2 hours and the things on fire.Need something that just as good but stays cool.Fingers crossed.
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:33 PM   #27
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Can you guys in the US, providing you are close to the border just drive over and purchase from a Canadian retailer? I suspect the warranty either wouldn't be honored or only honored if the tv was returned to the Canadian retailer.
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:34 PM   #28
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Yeah, no warranty service in the US. I also live on the Gulf of Mexico LOL.
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:39 PM   #29
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We have them at Bay Bloor radio in Toronto and they are the king of the OLEDs. Best panel Pana' has ever done and they've done some great panels. The processor was developed with DeLuxe color labs and they are indeed used as pro panels in editing bays etc. Their 4K BluRay player by the way is freaking outstanding.
Do you know when the new 2018's are coming out? I believe it's the FZ series. With no mention of a new 77", will the 77EZ1000C remain or be discontinued? What happens with the 65EZ1000C, does it remain or does the new FZ series replace that as well? I'm assuming the new FZ series will definitely replace the 65EZ950C and 55EZ950C, I'm just not sure what happens to the 1000 series.
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:15 PM   #30
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Can you guys in the US, providing you are close to the border just drive over and purchase from a Canadian retailer? I suspect the warranty either wouldn't be honored or only honored if the tv was returned to the Canadian retailer.
I live in Seattle so I am 2 1/2 hours souh of Vancouver BC. I would love to get a Panasonic OLED but the warranty issue, if there even is one, would be a major factor. My ten year old Plasma never has had any type of need for warranty/servicing but I just don't want to take the chance on an OLED. Getting back into the USA I am unsure if there would be any fee or issue though.

I did contact Panasonic asking when they would be returning to the USA market to offer their OLED sets and they could not give me an answer. I then asked why they debuted their new models at CES, which is an electronics show in the USA as I thought they would finally announce a return for 2018, but the message went unanswered. Odd they would announce their new line-up at a trade show in the USA but still refuse to sell here. If they wait too long, they are going to miss a large chunk of the market as those wanting OLEDS or other 4K televisions will go with other brands. I am holding out for a Panasonic return but after another year or so I will go with another company.
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Do you know when the new 2018's are coming out? I believe it's the FZ series. With no mention of a new 77", will the 77EZ1000C remain or be discontinued? What happens with the 65EZ1000C, does it remain or does the new FZ series replace that as well? I'm assuming the new FZ series will definitely replace the 65EZ950C and 55EZ950C, I'm just not sure what happens to the 1000 series.
September on the 2018 models. Our Pana' rep says there wont be as big a delta in pricing between the two models as there is now. Bear in mind, the Pana' tech guys and reps explained that the 1000 and 950 models are the same, except for the soundbar and the dark back filter that cuts down direct reflection from lights - if they're hitting the panel directly. Whether the models numbers stay the same for the 2018 models... doubtful. They never do but we wont have those model numbers until at least mid-summer.

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Old 06-23-2018, 12:14 AM   #32
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I see that Panasonic is running a big sale on last years models. Hopefully this is a glimpse into what the pricing will be for this years sets, these prices, no higher, hopefully even slightly lower perhaps.
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:21 AM   #33
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I see that Panasonic is running a big sale on last years models. Hopefully this is a glimpse into what the pricing will be for this years sets, these prices, no higher, hopefully even slightly lower perhaps.
I would have to think Panasonic would be as competitive with their pricing as other companies but you never know. LG, when they released their 55" C7 model back in April 2017 it was $3499.99 MSRP but when LG released the new 55" C8 model this year back in April it was $2499.99 MSRP so one thousand dollars cheaper as a starting point for a newer set.

I still hope we see Panasonic return to the USA soon.
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:28 AM   #34
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Panasonic has 4K Blu-ray players available in the USA (Canada, Europe, etc.) but no OLEDs in the USA.
It is strange, even more so when they were @ the top of their game with Plasmas.

Anyway, for people who can get their hands on them...like I.

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Old 06-28-2018, 03:02 AM   #35
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Curious how people felt about this article on OLED today?

https://www.techhive.com/article/323...r-oled-tv.html
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:13 AM   #36
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I think OLED without 3D is sad.
I think OLED Series 8 is a major improvement over OLED Series 6, from LG.
I think the brighter they are the better for HDR.
I think 2019 will get even better.
I think other technologies are on the horizon.
I think the future OLEDs will be disposable rolling ones.
I think OLED will get brighter and last less longer.
I think OLED is not for gamers and airports and normal bright family rooms.
I think ... many things.

* I've read that article early this morning in my way up the mountain, same for that Panasonic OLED review.

What do you think?
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:07 PM   #37
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It makes no sense why Panasonic OLED TV's are not available for sale in the USA and available in Canada, UK. Hopefully they will launch some 4K OLED TV's for sale in the USA next year. I love the remote layout for that Panasonic OLED the Z1000 model.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:41 PM   #38
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Do you know when the new 2018's are coming out? I believe it's the FZ series. With no mention of a new 77", will the 77EZ1000C remain or be discontinued? What happens with the 65EZ1000C, does it remain or does the new FZ series replace that as well? I'm assuming the new FZ series will definitely replace the 65EZ950C and 55EZ950C, I'm just not sure what happens to the 1000 series.
The FZ models are live now on Panasonic's website. Here's the current pricing:

TC-55FZ950 - MSRP$4000 - Current sale price $3500
TC-65FZ950 - MSRP$5000 - Current sale price $4500
TC-55FZ1000 - MSRP$4500 - Current sale price $4000
TC-65FZ1000 - MSRP$5500 - Current sale price $5000

So $500 off straight across the board.

2017 prices:
TC-65EZ950 - MSRP$7000 - Current sale price $4000 (save $3000)
TC-65EZ1000 - MSRP$8000 - Current sale price $4500 (save $3500)
TC-77EZ1000 - MSRP$20,000 - Current sale price $15,000 (save $5000)

I'm getting pretty much another $5k off the 77" right now as an employee, so friggin' tempting except the missus would quite possibly literally kick me in the nads multiple times if I blew $10k on a telly right now.

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Definitely a good price on last years 77". It's still gut wrenching there are no 77" models for 2018/2019
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Panasonic were clearing out a tiny # of last year's EZ series sets so I made the jump, finally upgrading from my TC-P60VT60 to a TC-65EZ950 4K OLED.

Can't wait!!
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