I'm in Costco right now and see that this deal is even better now with the price reduced to $799! Those who have already purchased, take your receipts to the return desk and they'll refund the difference in price!
I've been looking for a 60-65" TV to replace the 50" the movers broke. I was looking at Panasonic and Samsung but saw this deal and saw the reviews and went for it. I bought 2 of these for less than the price of 1 of the TVs I was looking at. avsforum has some really good reviews on it as does Amazon. These are both listed as 6500 but I'm pretty sure the 6550 is the same, just costco branded.
No 3D, no Internet, but I don't care - I get my Netflix from my blu-ray or my TiVo and have no use for 3D. Hope this helps!
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Jul. 15, 2012 @ 11:52p
posted: Jul. 15, 2012 @ 11:49p
So if you enter the Model Number in the search box nothing comes up but using the browse function it appears that Sams Club has the same model...for those of us not lucky enough to have a CostCo close by.
Hi Buster said: Does anyone know if the brightness is adjustable somehow? Maybe the energy saving feature was turned on? I think it automatically adjusts brightness based on lighting conditions. If you turn it off, it should let you manually adjust brightness.
paratoke said: Hi Buster said: Does anyone know if the brightness is adjustable somehow? Maybe the energy saving feature was turned on? I think it automatically adjusts brightness based on lighting conditions. If you turn it off, it should let you manually adjust brightness.That might have been it. I couldn't get it into a mode where I could adjust the brightness even though I see that being adjustable at the link to AVSForum.
Went to checkout at Sam's with free shipping. Total was $898.00 + $60.62 tax = $958.62. I didn't have a membership, so that was an extra $40, making it $998.62. I was about to pull the trigger when I found it at PC Richard for $988.97, no tax, free shipping. Hope I can cancel my Sam's membership real quick, cause I'll never actually use it. Then again, I'm only saving abo $10 dollars by going to PC Richard. Maybe I can just look at it as a Sam's membership for $10 instead of $40.
paratoke said: Hi Buster said: Does anyone know if the brightness is adjustable somehow? Maybe the energy saving feature was turned on? I think it automatically adjusts brightness based on lighting conditions. If you turn it off, it should let you manually adjust brightness.It was in demo mode. When I switched it to home mode the brighness was adjustable.
I just took my receipt up to Costco and they promptly refunded me the difference. A manager had to come over-ride something, but it was a breeze. Make sure to take your receipt, that's the first thing she asked for. Good Luck!!
jfdub said: Price reduced to $799 now! Thanks!! Went to Costco and got my price adjusted from $849 I paid for it few weeks back. When they lowered the price to $799 rest of them got sold, only floor model left in my Costco. Just make sure you get the outside antena connected to it if you are a sports fan.... love it.
"this is so tempting considering the pana 60-incher P60ST50 is double this price"
Yep, but the next Panasonic down (UT 60") is 178 more from Amazon right now. I believe that's 178 well-spent. Panasonic is my goto TV company since I can't afford Sony (well, I won't pay for Sony anyway.) Been very very happy w/ the 2 I've owned.
Of course the best strategy is to wait for February; Probably get the ST panasonic for <1k then.
Still, you really can't beat 8 bills for a 60" TV! That's the silver lining of outsourcing, innit?.
The lifespan is that it will last right up to the day it dies on you. Frankly just remember the TVS of today are not meant to last 20 years. If you get 5-6 good yrs that is doing well. With technology changing you might want to upgrade anyway after a few yrs.
robertw477 said: The lifespan is that it will last right up to the day it dies on you. Frankly just remember the TVS of today are not meant to last 20 years. If you get 5-6 good yrs that is doing well. With technology changing you might want to upgrade anyway after a few yrs.
Sigh... 5-6 years? People like you are responsible for the disposable nature of today's consumer society. Your expectations are so low.
Panasonic touts a 30 year panel life on their plasmas. Doesn't mean it'll last that long, but they aren't built to fail, as you imply.
They are indeed built for obsolescence! My panasonic 50" plasma lasted 36 months. Flashing LED light (7 times) indicates board failure. Had to scrap it, and not too pleased.This TV was made in 2009 and i bought it in 2010.
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