Unfortunately this deal is no longer valid
Panasonic OLED TX-65FZ952B £1199.98 inc VAT at till - instore at Stevenage Costco
294° Expired

Panasonic OLED TX-65FZ952B £1199.98 inc VAT at till - instore at Stevenage Costco

£1,199.98£1,49920%Costco Deals
24
Posted 26th Jul
Panasonic OLED TX-65FZ952B

65" OLED - £1199.98

Instore @ Costco

3269890-SM3zL.jpg
Community Updates

Groups

Top comments
zetecrob26/07/2019 02:43

If only it had Dolby vision!


I can never tell if people are confused and think that they won't be able to watch Dolby Vision content on a TV like this (you can, it'll just revert to the HDR10 layer), or whether they really think that it makes such a huge difference to picture quality that it's essential (in reality you won't be able to notice the difference without two TVs side-by-side for a comparison). A "basic" HDR10 presentation on this will smash any other 65" TV you could find for the same price, Dolby Vision or not.
24 Comments
If only it had Dolby vision!
zetecrob26/07/2019 02:43

If only it had Dolby vision!


I can never tell if people are confused and think that they won't be able to watch Dolby Vision content on a TV like this (you can, it'll just revert to the HDR10 layer), or whether they really think that it makes such a huge difference to picture quality that it's essential (in reality you won't be able to notice the difference without two TVs side-by-side for a comparison). A "basic" HDR10 presentation on this will smash any other 65" TV you could find for the same price, Dolby Vision or not.
I’d ignore the Dolby Vision at this price point for a 65” OLED.

Taken from displayninja.com/hdr…on/

Since there are no 12-bit TVs nor such content available yet, Dolby Vision downsamples its color depth to 10-bit which provides a subtle improvement over the native 10-bit color.
Which store?
Great tv I bought it at Christmas I would snap there hand off at this price
Where are they for sale?

couldnt find them in Aberdeen Costco when this was posted a couple of weeks ago....
Only Stevenage have this price and its on until the 28th. They are a new store, so have some store specific offers. I phoned early and checked.

Tempted to go and buy and return. But just a little too far
You didnt buy the C8 then OP
Mentos26/07/2019 11:35

You didnt buy the C8 then OP


I have quite a few oleds including various LG, Sony and other models
ekko.star26/07/2019 12:37

I have quite a few oleds including various LG, Sony and other models



Just surprised you bought it, as you weren't too keen on the other thread.
Because at this price it's cheap enough 'now' for what it is I guess.

Wouldn't pay anymore for one in the current market though
Just got my £180 refund in Stevenage managed to rearrange a meeting in Hatfield to today so made it worth the trip.

1 left plus display
Costco don't normally refund price differences instore.

It's a real hassle having to return a 65" and buy a new one but you cant grumble if there's enough of a saving in it.

At this price of £1199 whilst its foibles remain it's fairly well priced now
ekko.star26/07/2019 16:01

Costco don't normally refund price differences instore. It's a real hassle …Costco don't normally refund price differences instore. It's a real hassle having to return a 65" and buy a new one but you cant grumble if there's enough of a saving in it.At this price of £1199 whilst its foibles remain it's fairly well priced now



Don't ask don't get

The alternative from their perspective was to take a used one back. In reality if I couldn't rearrange my meeting or they'd insisted they wanted the old one back I probably wouldn't have bothered. Although I could have just bought it, walked out of the store and back in to refund against old purchase

I think most of us thought it was a bargain at £1379 there was just one exception on that thread that disagreed.
Edited by: "Mentos" 26th Jul
Thanks OP. Was searching for this set yesterday online and couldn't find it anywhere. Borrowed a van earlier today and picked one up
how does this compare to the LG OLED65C8PLA im getting confused now.Thank you
Mentos26/07/2019 17:13

Don't ask don't get The alternative from their perspective was to take …Don't ask don't get The alternative from their perspective was to take a used one back. In reality if I couldn't rearrange my meeting or they'd insisted they wanted the old one back I probably wouldn't have bothered. Although I could have just bought it, walked out of the store and back in to refund against old purchase I think most of us thought it was a bargain at £1379 there was just one exception on that thread that disagreed.


Obviously wasn't a bargain enough for you first time around then. Long way to travel lugging around around a 65" for a refund
Edited by: "ekko.star" 26th Jul
ekko.star26/07/2019 22:37

Obviously wasn't a bargain enough for you then



Huh? I bought it at £1379.
ekko.star26/07/2019 22:37

Obviously wasn't a bargain enough for you first time around then. Long way …Obviously wasn't a bargain enough for you first time around then. Long way to travel lugging around around a 65" for a refund



Perhaps have another read. I didn't have to take anything back. All I had to do was turn up at customer services and get my refund.

I actually said in my previous post:

"In reality if I couldn't rearrange my meeting or they'd insisted they wanted the old one back I probably wouldn't have bothered."
DannyT69126/07/2019 17:37

Thanks OP. Was searching for this set yesterday online and couldn't find …Thanks OP. Was searching for this set yesterday online and couldn't find it anywhere. Borrowed a van earlier today and picked one up


No probs, Costco seemingly are clearing them out for Panasonic and it was only a matter of time before they dropped in price further to shift them

If any of you have found local stock hold off on the £1379 price as they will probably match the £1199 deal in all stores shortly
ekko.star26/07/2019 22:57

No probs, Costco seemingly are clearing them out for Panasonic and it was …No probs, Costco seemingly are clearing them out for Panasonic and it was only a matter of time before they dropped in price further to shift themIf any of you have found local stock hold off on the £1379 price as they will probably match the £1199 deal in all stores shortly


wonder if they will do them at £1199 online too, or will it just be instore?
poisondwarf27/07/2019 13:30

wonder if they will do them at £1199 online too, or will it just be …wonder if they will do them at £1199 online too, or will it just be instore?


Unfortunately I think online is unlikely at this stage, however instore is more likely a possibility. I spoke to the managers and they didn't rule it out.

If you have a local store with stock there is no harm to pop down and have a polite word I guess. They may be happy to offer it at the £1199. The SKU code is company wide anyway.

All the best
poisondwarf27/07/2019 13:30

wonder if they will do them at £1199 online too, or will it just be …wonder if they will do them at £1199 online too, or will it just be instore?



Worth asking.

They gave me the difference back without having to return my TV. But I gave them the impression I would have, so they probably thought better to refund then refund and have a used one returned to boot.

Couple of things that might count against you though. The offer is supposed to end tomorrow at Stevenage. They only had one left when I was there. And a lot of stock appears to have gone.

I contacted my nearest store when I got the alert of the new deal and they had none left. They checked stock and price for me and there were only 3 left spread across the other 3 warehouses near me. They all had several when I purchased two weeks ago.

They may get more stock, so if you’re not bothered hold out. But if you want it and they don’t restock you may have to wait for the next deal. Fortunately the 2019s have come in much lower, so think they’ll end up at this price next year worst case.
locoperro126/07/2019 17:46

how does this compare to the LG OLED65C8PLA im getting confused now.Thank …how does this compare to the LG OLED65C8PLA im getting confused now.Thank you


They're both decent. LG ticks off more boxes in terms of features. Such as DV and Atmos. The main benefit being you can pass Atmos DD+ through to a receiver using the TV's onboard apps. The 2018 Panasonic's opt for the HDR10+ dynamic metadata format over DV. There's no onboard Atmos support, but I don't think that's a massive issue considering most people will have an Atmos receiver or soundbar where their devices would go straight to that for Atmos audio anyway.

Panasonic's best aspect is primarily the out of the box picture. You could pay a few hundred quid for a professional calibration but it's unlikely you'd see any significant difference.

In addition to colour accuracy, the upscaling and motion is also better on the Panasonic when compared to LG. You can also enable game mode on any of the Panasonic's accurate picture modes.

This price is crazy, if you bag one for anything less than £1500 it's a stupidly good bargain. The C8 is good too, I think most would be happy with either - especially without the ability to compare side by side.

Just google search for HDTVTest Shootout 2018.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text