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I know this is an old thread, but does any one know what the extra panel below the HDMI ports is for? I vaguely remember there being an expansion port available to add another HDMI port to the TV, but I'm not sure. I'm trying to find a power supply to add a usb port for my chromecast. I hate seeing that extra cable dangling. TIA!
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I know this is an old thread, but does any one know what the extra panel below the HDMI ports is for? I vaguely remember there being an expansion port available to add another HDMI port to the TV, but I'm not sure. I'm trying to find a power supply to add a usb port for my chromecast. I hate seeing that extra cable dangling. TIA!

We have no USB ports at all, right?

 

I'm trying to visualize this. So, the plasma is hung on the wall, but where is the AC Power outlet? How does the HDMI cable get to the STB or amp?


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Amazon App is dead

Amazon Video App in VieraCast is dead now. Strange message about it being un-supported. No firmware update available.


TV is still working great though ... using it hours a day and night as main TV.

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Amazon Video App in VieraCast is dead now. Strange message about it being un-supported. No firmware update available.


TV is still working great though ... using it hours a day and night as main TV.
Yep! No more YouTube, which I used often. But after 7 years my PZ850U 65" is working great. Still has an extraordinary picture quality!

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Yep! No more YouTube, which I used often. But after 7 years my PZ850U 65" is working great. Still has an extraordinary picture quality!
This is a great display, isn't it? Mine is seven years old also and still looks amazing in my HT. Been thinking about having it ISF calibrated again. Will a display this old still be able to be re-calibrated and will it benefit from it.

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This is a great display, isn't it? Mine is seven years old also and still looks amazing in my HT. Been thinking about having it ISF calibrated again. Will a display this old still be able to be re-calibrated and will it benefit from it.
sometimes its unbelievable that ive had this tv since january 09 and the picture is still as great as it is. i had it calibrated back then, but never thought about having it done again. is that a common thing? how often do people get tvs re-calibrated?

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sometimes its unbelievable that ive had this tv since january 09 and the picture is still as great as it is. i had it calibrated back then, but never thought about having it done again. is that a common thing? how often do people get tvs re-calibrated?
Never really heard an answer to that question but have heard from our experts around here that setting do drift over the years. I have not seen anything on my display that indicates any type of problem but figured that with things they way they are right now in the whole display market, I might as well see if it was worth re-calibrating since I want to buy something bigger, 77" or up, but since that isn't going to happen very soon, why not touch this baby up and enjoy it for a few more years.

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Never really heard an answer to that question but have heard from our experts around here that setting do drift over the years. I have not seen anything on my display that indicates any type of problem but figured that with things they way they are right now in the whole display market, I might as well see if it was worth re-calibrating since I want to buy something bigger, 77" or up, but since that isn't going to happen very soon, why not touch this baby up and enjoy it for a few more years.
i guess i could see how the picture could drift a bit over the years; ill have to look into that and see how big of a difference could be expected. my thoughts are that since it was done before (by avical) im probably seeing something better than the average person with a similar setup. either way, it definitely looks to have some more years in it.

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This is a great display, isn't it? Mine is seven years old also and still looks amazing in my HT. Been thinking about having it ISF calibrated again. Will a display this old still be able to be re-calibrated and will it benefit from it.
I NEVER had my display calibrated. Shame on me! lol The colors displayed are true, but I know I will be knocked off my feet if and when I do get my PZ850U 65 calibrated!

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Yep! No more YouTube, which I used often. But after 7 years my PZ850U 65" is working great. Still has an extraordinary picture quality!
How much did you pay for the TV new back then ?

Have you checked the hours from the Service Menu ?
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How much did you pay for the TV new back then ?

Have you checked the hours from the Service Menu ?
Mine was $4900 bought it from Cleveland Plasma) with free delivery and set-up. My ISF calibrating was around $350. Never checked my hours because I don't use the display every day. It's in my HT and only used to watch movies or big events on tv so I can go months not using it.

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How much did you pay for the TV new back then ?

Have you checked the hours from the Service Menu ?
Total Run time - 12,380:40 hours
On/Off Count - 0005318
$3,889.00 Display (Purchased February 2009)
$499.00 Display Stand
$4,388.00 Total (Not including sales tax)

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How much did you pay for the TV new back then ?

Have you checked the hours from the Service Menu ?
Total Run time - 12,380:40 hours
On/Off Count - 0005318
$3,889.00 Display (Purchased February 2009)
$499.00 Display Stand
$4,388.00 Total (Not including sales tax)

WOW! It's hard to believe the TV has been on that many hours. Sounds like a lot, but breaking it down like this doesn't make it seem too bad:
12,380hrs/6yrs (rounded to Feb 2016) = 2063hrs per year
2,063hrs/12months=172hrs per month
172hrs/30days (days per month)=5.7hrs a day average

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