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flashgordon1952

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i have two Plasma Panasonics one is 50 and 3D an the other the 46 inch I will keep them running until they go west . Question is what do i buy next ? wait and see maybe it be this year who knows
 
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i have two Plasma Panasonics one is 50 and 3D an the other the 46 inch I will keep them running until they go west . Question is what do i buy next ? wait and see maybe it be this year who knows
Money no object probably the Sony A95K, but I could never justify that amount, rumoured to be £2700 for the 55”. As I’m no longer a console gamer the general consensus seems to be the Sony A80J is a good option due to its superior motion handling over the equivalent LG. I’d never buy a Samsung. Every item of theirs I’ve owned has failed, in a matter of months or even weeks in one case. I’m tempted by the Panasonic JZ1500.
 

flashgordon1952

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So here we all are. 10 months down the line or down the Glass line" what has changed ? Not a lot really the same TVs and specs and few extra channels are on there i believe ie CNN? yes it has it still has it flaws , from day one and good points/ lets look at its good points. decent sound no satellite dish .
But hold on many now use internet to download , so no need to have a dish. anyway ( i take the view this TV is too little too late in what it brings a TV viewer ) Convenient to use "this is questionable " price is good if you rent the TV ie the 55 inch and the larger one and do not have the cash . Now the bad things ! Pointless TV it does not give the mid range specs you would expect on a rental TV and having a TV that is not really mid range means it be out of date within 2 years now . lack of connections except sound but i get the impression you cannot add any decent speakers to it. so the TV is limited but good sounds
The picture for a 4k okay but not full UHD or OLED ? or certainly not QLED and the new one that has just come out , which replaces OLED . See the ever changing picture in the TV world
But these are just fancy letters to get guys like you to buy the latest TV ,which cannot be used to there full capacity ie no 8k Just Blu Ray .
By the way buy as many Blu ray you can buy they are now cheaper than ever before. ( note i bought 10 BluRays for £15 s/h ) Now that is a bargain is it not ?

So did Sky make a blunder in bringing "Glass" ? yes and no . No because they had too. and yes a complete mess of an idea too little too late. They had to do something against Netflix Amazon . But they got it wrong , very wrong.
What would i have done ? Bring out the system before COVID 19 ie 2019 or 2018 With the exact same specs . make a full voice active system offer things people want not bring out a TV that is 2 years behind the times So they missed the boat by a mile Good try perhaps think of something different next time guys
 

flashgordon1952

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I can see the advantages of the Glass system ie you get a TV on a monthly basis . but the TV is only has a 2 years warranty? yes can buy an extension ??? and you could be paying for 3 years . It is in my opinion an out of date TV the sounds system is okay but the rest of the TV is not as good as the latest model Hisense and TCL . So i would advise anyone wanting to get the TV is not too
 

flashgordon1952

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think the conclusion over "Glass" it will suit some people ie no dish and live in a high rise or rural areas. But for the rest of us. Noting it is a Phillips TV which we know is a bit behind the times, with there TVs And them look at the prices . Note can get a fair 55 inch TV for £400 or less . ( wait for Black Friday) . The jury has said guilty as charged . This TV relies on updates for the rest of its life . Those updates have been very slow in coming . yes it is a better TV now in 2022 , than its launch . Clearly not worth the money . , for me at least. I keep my PLASMA 50 3D 2011 model and 2010 model until ?
 

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I wonder what will be next with Sky? :unsure: Hopefully Now TV will get a lot cheaper and they sort out multi-room like they did with Sky-HD.
 

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