This was posted 2 years 1 month 21 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

expired Panasonic VIERA TH-P50GT30A 50" Full HD 3D Neo Plasma TV $1096 at JB Hi-Fi

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Awesome TV for a fantastic price. You might have trouble finding them as this deal has been on for a couple of days. The guy in store said it will expire on the 8th but I don't see anything like that written on the website. I did a LOT of research before buying this unit. You will not find a better t.v. until you reach the $1800 or so mark. Here are the specs:

Anti-reflective Louvre Filter
2d > 3D Conversion, THX 2d / 3D Certified
VIERA Connect IPTV Inc DLNA Client
127cm / 50 Inch Plasma Screen
1920 x 1080 Resolution
3D Built-In
USB Recording
USB Movie Playback
USB Picture View
USB Music Playback
Built in HD Tuner
600Hz Screen Refresh Rate
7 Day EPG (Electronic Program guide)
5000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Blu-Ray Ready
Easy IPTV IP TV (Pandora, Napster, Facebook, CinemaNow, Amazon Video On Demand)
Built-In Smart TV Processor & Software
LAN Port
DLNA Certified
Swivel Base
4 HDMI Inputs

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    Unless you want to haggle (of course you do) there is Free Delivery.

    Save the running around, you can locate the product in-store using the website.

    "Dedicated 3D Eyewear NOT included". Factor that in.

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    Specs here if anyone wants… Does look nice. Seems low power consumption as well.
    http://www.panasonic.com.au/Products/VIErA+televisions/3D+TV...

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    Is this the best plasma on the market?

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      This is the BMW 3 series of TVs. Of curse you can find nicer TVs, but you have to pay up.

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        "This is the BMW 3 series of TVs"

        Overpriced (and underpowered in this country until you get to the 335). That aside, Panasonic plasmas have a good reputation. Panasonic have bought Pioneers Kuro technology and are reportedly using it in the newer Viera series.

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      Panasonic Plasmas are regarded as the best. The GT series are their second to top of the line range.
      VT is their top line.
      From my readings, Panasonics 55" and over are made in Japan too.. This 50" is likely to be made in Thailand like the 46" GT30 I bought yesterday, price matched Big W's $848 at HN.
      http://www.bigw.com.au/electronics/televisions/plasma-tv/bpn...

      Be aware though that the new 2012 models are about to be released.. This is a 2011 model runout price.

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        If thats true then I spend extra and get a 55" or over so its made in Japan.

        Nothing like a Japanese made TV.

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    Aww nuts, I bought this in November for $1400.

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    Which one is better for watching bluray movies? Plasma or LED?
    I have been looking at the Sony KDL46HX820 which is going to be superseeded soon, some Harvey Norman stores sell it at $1600..

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      I personally prefered plasma.
      Have tested both and plasma had LED for snack.
      Image quality, picture flow and contrast won by far.

      But make sure to do your research though. NEO plasma is the go.
      This particular model is awesome. Bought it in November and quality still impress me.
      Though i kicked myself so hard for getting it too early when i saw the price today.

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        mrarronax, did you do any of the "break-in" procedures that are floating around the web? I'm not sure if that will get you a more stable picture in the long run or if it's a bunch of baloney.

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          I'm no expert but heard a lot about break-in procedures.
          Read a lot about it. Seems legit.

          But no need for Panasonic plasma.
          It has static image detection to reduce image retention.
          It shifts the image around to prevent burn in.

          I might be wrong or silly not to follow the procedure like others but can't put myself to turn the TV on for 100+ hours straight.
          I just try make sure that I view everything in full screen and do not leave the TV on static image for a long period of time for the initial 100 hours as Panasonic advised.

          But this is what Panasonic had to say:
          "The rule of thumb: if you don't worry about your traditional tube TV, you don't have to worry about a Panasonic plasma TV."

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        Last time I compared a Panasonic plasma and Sony LED TV at Harvey Norman watching a footy game and I found the LED TV is smoother and clearer in showing fast moving objects than the Panasonic plasma but it can be because of the setting.
        I will try to compare them side by side this weekend..
        Thanks for sharing..

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          Please let us know what you think.
          And for plasma, please try the NEO plasma.
          It'll be unfair to put the old plasma to the test with a latest LED.
          (Well, NEO plasma isn't that new)

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          Movement (panning movements or objects on the screen moving) are better on the plasma. I've looked at a lot of tvs over the past two weeks. The LEDs are certainly sexy (thin and svelte) and produce a very bright picture, but they suffer from being edge lit resulting in non-uniform brightness across the screen.

          With that said plasmas are limited in brightly lit rooms and are a bit heavier. But in the end they produce the best picture. The 2nd best (and some would say tied) are the back-lit LED sets. This is because they can do regional dimming which gives you deeper blacks. They are very expensive for their size though!

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    Now back up to $1496.

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