Panasonic Kuro the VT20/V20 plasmas

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Freddy

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Nope . Just wondered why you did it....?
Passion and enthusisam towards those products. It was a great time to buy TVs and was trying to generate some chat around it again. Clearly didn’t take off anyway and like you said it would have me replying to myself for the thread until I got bored.
 
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Passion and enthusisam towards those products. It was a great time to buy TVs and was trying to generate some chat around it again. Clearly didn’t take off anyway and like you said it would have me replying to myself for the thread until I got bored.
It's a bit like trying to debate how good the Panasonic Kuro was when you can no longer purchase them new..... A bit pointless perhaps?
 
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It's a bit like trying to debate how good the Panasonic Kuro was when you can no longer purchase them new..... A bit points perhaps?
Yes. At least I can still talk about my LG C1 OLED in another thread now which is way more relevant and a better TV too. Cheers for the advice. (y)
 

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Considering how long ago ( in TV terms) the last PLASMA ie 2012 models 10 years later there not been much improvement on normal size screens , up to 50 inches . QLED and OLED are pointless because there really for bigger screens and hardly and difference in the picture anyway Standard sound systems on PLASMA tvs generally better or just as good as anything now (50 inch) The last Panasonic made was a fabulous TV in 2012 had that special screen ( on fitted on that particular TV . 2500 hz quoted for there flagship model even my 2011 model 3D had 60 hz but that one had the full black screen The best ever screen on any PLASMA and like mine 3 D . But the LX6090 Pioneer KURO 2008 model has always been regarded as the best TV ever made and that was in 2008 the reasons given full black screen superb audio from it , infact well over the top in connections Hold on that was 2008 . ( i did notice a new one up for sale for £600)The Panasonic flagship model of 2012 was there idea of beating Pioneer To be honest difficult to say what was the best but the KURO name still carries on ,well into 2020s . No PLASMA has been made since . The reasons was simple "cost" and weight and drink electricity . But a KURO or the 2012 model Panasonic will still give good service 12 years later . NO LED QLED will ever last that long ? maybe 3 years or 4 . Local charity shop had a Samsung 60 inch one for sale i must admit i was tempted to buy it £125 with 6 months warranty
 
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Considering how long ago ( in TV terms) the last PLASMA ie 2012 models 10 years later there not been much improvement on normal size screens , up to 50 inches . QLED and OLED are pointless because there really for bigger screens and hardly and difference in the picture anyway Standard sound systems on PLASMA tvs generally better or just as good as anything now (50 inch) The last Panasonic made was a fabulous TV in 2012 had that special screen ( on fitted on that particular TV . 2500 hz quoted for there flagship model even my 2011 model 3D had 60 hz but that one had the full black screen The best ever screen on any PLASMA and like mine 3 D . But the LX6090 Pioneer KURO 2008 model has always been regarded as the best TV ever made and that was in 2008 the reasons given full black screen superb audio from it , infact well over the top in connections Hold on that was 2008 . ( i did notice a new one up for sale for £600)The Panasonic flagship model of 2012 was there idea of beating Pioneer To be honest difficult to say what was the best but the KURO name still carries on ,well into 2020s . No PLASMA has been made since . The reasons was simple "cost" and weight and drink electricity . But a KURO or the 2012 model Panasonic will still give good service 12 years later . NO LED QLED will ever last that long ? maybe 3 years or 4 . Local charity shop had a Samsung 60 inch one for sale i must admit i was tempted to buy it £125 with 6 months warranty
A lot of people still have plasmas and a lot still going strong like you say. Looking back I should have kept my Panasonic 50VT65 longer. And it would do 3D still I think but at the time I never watched 3D because it made me feel unwell. The comparisons between OLED and plasmas TVs are very similar when you see them side by side. OLED does get a bit boring after a while probably why I have a QLED too. It interests me more because it’s something really different with bright colours and great blacks. It makes me think is there a market for QD-OLED at 1000nits? Personally I feel better off with my QLED at 4000nits! Just a pity it doesnt do 3D though.
 
It was actually the Pioneer Kuro KRP 500A and 600A that were the best TVs.


Plasma TVs had certain limitations. They could only make a 152-inch 4K plasma TV. It was technically difficult to cram so many pixels in smaller screens. They were also more expensive to manufacture (Pioneer was losing money on every plasma TV they sold, and would have had to double the price of their TVs to make any money). LCDs were far cheaper in comparison and were easier to adapt to 4K. Also, the stricter energy regulations meant it was no longer viable to pursue plasma technology.
 
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