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question? after the slides are done should i set the pixel orbiter back on and use hd size 1 or hd size 2 with pixel orbiter off? I will be gaming and watching nba alot in hd on this.
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Will these ps3 3d glasses work
With the st50 ? http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/playstation-3-sony-playstation-3-3d-glasses-99021/10183192.aspx?lang=en-CA&pcname=&sku=10183192&path=24c9a52b4d42d9dd9ffab01e77292613en02

If not what is the best ones that work on these that are also cheaper than the regular panny ones?
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...ones that work on these that are also cheaper than the regular panny ones?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SAMSUNG-3D-TV-Glasses-SSG-P41002-1-Pack-2-glasses-/200786747614
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Are those the latest tech in 3d glasses? or just the best for the buck?
What i mean is, are there any that can get me a better quality picture, or these ones are using the best there is? Iv read that there are different generations on Active 3d Glasses.
Thanks for the link nice price
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Getting ready to pull the trigger on the 55ST50 during Black Friday/Cyber Monday as I don't really think the price will drop much more during Xmas. I'm trying to decide who to purchase from. I'm looking at Amazon, BB, Cleveland Plasma, Paul's TV. Price and ability and ease of returning for issues such as buzzing, dead pixels, etc are huge factors. I'd appreciate advice and purchase experiences.
*Does Amazon charge for return, say if the set buzzes? If so, how much?
No charge.

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Are those the latest tech in 3d glasses? or just the best for the buck?
What i mean is, are there any that can get me a better quality picture, or these ones are using the best there is? Iv read that there are different generations on Active 3d Glasses.
Thanks for the link nice price

I bought those just because of low price, works great with TX-P55ST50Y set.
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Has anyone bought their TV through Amazon? This is the 2nd day I've had someone call me from whoever Amazon uses to ship their TV to reschedule my delivery. I'm getting pretty pissed off as I've had to take time off work to make sure I can get the TV delivered.
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Here are my settings after calibrating my 65ST50's grayscale using HCFR and my i1D3 colorimeter:
Picture mode: Custom
Contrast: 83
Brightness: 56
Color: 50
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Color temp: Warm2
Color space: Normal
W/B high R: +2
W/B high G: 0
W/B high B: +7
W/B low R: +6
W/B low G: 0
W/B low B: 0
Black extension: 0
Gamma adjustment: 2.2
Panel brightness: Mid
Contour emphasis: Off
AGC: 0
Here are the resulting calibration graphs -- grayscale tracking is really, really good (and it was actually very good before calibration just using Warm2 and default settings). All of my DeltaE readings are less than 7 except at IRE 0 which is meaningless since the colorimeter's measurement was garbage at that level:





My TV is less than a week old so I'll redo the calibration in a month or so once I get some more hours on it. Also, I didn't mess with the "Color" or "Tint" settings (i.e. I simply left then at their defaults) so maybe my post-calibration settings would've been a little different if I'd ran the standard Avia-style calibration disc.

Will you please post back what your new settings are after another calibration with more hours? I also have a 65" and would be curious how much the red (and others) changes, thanks.
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So what the best option hd size 1 or 2
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Has anyone bought their TV through Amazon? This is the 2nd day I've had someone call me from whoever Amazon uses to ship their TV to reschedule my delivery. I'm getting pretty pissed off as I've had to take time off work to make sure I can get the TV delivered.

Did you not choose their free Scheduled Delivery option where you pick your own delivery date and time window? If not, you're at the mercy of their local delivery contractor and you have no recourse with Amazon. There's usually no such problem with scheduled delivery.

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question? after the slides are done should i set the pixel orbiter back on and use hd size 1 or hd size 2 with pixel orbiter off? I will be gaming and watching nba alot in hd on this.

The Pixel Orbiter is useless - it doesn't really do anything to prevent or reduce the chances of getting IR and is basically just a placebo. There's no good reason to use it.

Use HD Size 2. HD Size 1 zooms the image resulting in about 5% overscan. Everybody uses HD Size 2.
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Will you please post back what your new settings are after another calibration with more hours? I also have a 65" and would be curious how much the red (and others) changes, thanks.
You bet.
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Has anyone bought their TV through Amazon? This is the 2nd day I've had someone call me from whoever Amazon uses to ship their TV to reschedule my delivery. I'm getting pretty pissed off as I've had to take time off work to make sure I can get the TV delivered.

Yes, I just ordered mine on Saturday through Amazon. The Scheduled Delivery was set for Wed from 9 - noon. On Tuesday I received an email from Pilot Shipping saying that there's been a delay and someone would be in touch with me in a few days to reschedule! I called Pilot and got a nice lady on the line and she just said that it would be in the afternoon and not the morning. The next day (Wednesday, the day of delivery), I got a call from Pilot saying it hadn't arrived, and they'd have to schedule something for Friday or Saturday. I called back and got the nice lady again and she said they didn't know that she was watching for it and that we had talked before so she did some checking and said that they should be getting it in, but it may be delivered later that day. She made sure and went to the dock to find it, and got it to a driver and they made the delivery at about 6:15pm Wednesday night. So it got here on the right day, just a little late, so I was happy. It helps to get a nice lady on the phone who will look out for you :-). The guys who delivered it brought it down to my basement, assembled the stand, put the TV on it and lifted it into place and we turned it on to make sure everything worked before they left.
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Hi all, I'm about to buy a 50 inch ST50 and am wondering what kind of wall mount to get. I want one that will securely hold the HDTV but if possible I'd like to be able to swivel it horizontally/vertically so I can position it next to the center channel.
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Ive been running the set for 20 or so hours and its getting kinda hot. should i turn it off for a bit? or will that mess up the panel prep
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Ive been running the set for 20 or so hours and its getting kinda hot. should i turn it off for a bit? or will that mess up the panel prep
Tuning the set off will not effect any preparation that you're doing.

On the other hand there's no problem leaving it on unless you have a defective unit. If it is defective, then it's in your best interest to find out as soon as possible.
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Yes, I just ordered mine on Saturday through Amazon. The Scheduled Delivery was set for Wed from 9 - noon. On Tuesday I received an email from Pilot Shipping saying that there's been a delay and someone would be in touch with me in a few days to reschedule! I called Pilot and got a nice lady on the line and she just said that it would be in the afternoon and not the morning. The next day (Wednesday, the day of delivery), I got a call from Pilot saying it hadn't arrived, and they'd have to schedule something for Friday or Saturday. I called back and got the nice lady again and she said they didn't know that she was watching for it and that we had talked before so she did some checking and said that they should be getting it in, but it may be delivered later that day. She made sure and went to the dock to find it, and got it to a driver and they made the delivery at about 6:15pm Wednesday night. So it got here on the right day, just a little late, so I was happy. It helps to get a nice lady on the phone who will look out for you :-). The guys who delivered it brought it down to my basement, assembled the stand, put the TV on it and lifted it into place and we turned it on to make sure everything worked before they left.

Amazon itself is very easy to deal with especially if your product is deffective. I would not hesitate to deal with them again.

However, they deal with shipping companies that can sub out work, so please be aware that not all delivery companies are the same, and unless you want to pay for the white glove treatment, it can go differently. I had the free ship option, delivery was confirmed the day before by phone [ this was not pilot, but a subbed out service] and the guys showed up close to the sceduled time, brought it into my home, took the panel out of the box, and I plugged it into my sat reciever. They said it was all they were responsible for. I was happy It was in great shape and worked, but I also had to enlist some help to mount the stand and lift it on to the entertainment console. Maybe a big tip might get more, I don't know. Save all your packing in case it has to go back, as you are responsible for re-boxing it.

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Will you please post back what your new settings are after another calibration with more hours? I also have a 65" and would be curious how much the red (and others) changes, thanks.
My 65" lost more than 5 clicks of blue between the 300 and 500 hour mark... That is to say I had to bring up the blue high about +5 to get it back to grey.

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Is it okay for the set to get a little hot during the prep like in front of it it is a little hot
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My 65" lost more than 5 clicks of blue between the 300 and 500 hour mark... That is to say I had to bring up the blue high about +5 to get it back to grey.

Wow! Would I be best to just get the Disney WOW disc to calibrate on my set?
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Qvc.com has the 55inch st50's for 5 easy payment of 333.00 a month.. Qvc is really good at shipping electronics in one piece
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Little bit of banding during the grey slides is that normal? I mean like something i would have to actively seek out to notice
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Yes, I just ordered mine on Saturday through Amazon. The Scheduled Delivery was set for Wed from 9 - noon. On Tuesday I received an email from Pilot Shipping saying that there's been a delay and someone would be in touch with me in a few days to reschedule! I called Pilot and got a nice lady on the line and she just said that it would be in the afternoon and not the morning. The next day (Wednesday, the day of delivery), I got a call from Pilot saying it hadn't arrived, and they'd have to schedule something for Friday or Saturday. I called back and got the nice lady again and she said they didn't know that she was watching for it and that we had talked before so she did some checking and said that they should be getting it in, but it may be delivered later that day. She made sure and went to the dock to find it, and got it to a driver and they made the delivery at about 6:15pm Wednesday night. So it got here on the right day, just a little late, so I was happy. It helps to get a nice lady on the phone who will look out for you :-). The guys who delivered it brought it down to my basement, assembled the stand, put the TV on it and lifted it into place and we turned it on to make sure everything worked before they left.

Yeah, Pilot isn't here, it's some other company I've never heard of. I finally called Amazon after they told me they weren't gonna deliver the TV till Monday even though they got the TV on Wednesday eek.gif Suddenly Saturday morning delivery is available rolleyes.gif All is right in the world now and hopefully I'll have all Saturday to watch college football on my new ST50 smile.gif
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Qvc.com has the 55inch st50's for 5 easy payment of 333.00 a month.. Qvc is really good at shipping electronics in one piece

The 55"? Amazon has it for $1149 (a difference of $516) and you can sign up for the Amazon store card and get it with 24 months 0% financing. QVC is known for a lot of things, and "good prices" isn't one of them.

EDIT: Realized this isn't the ST50 deals thread. I apologize.
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Can the st50 do 1080p over component cables on the xbox 360?
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Little bit of banding during the grey slides is that normal? I mean like something i would have to actively seek out to notice

In all likelihood, Yes.

Our 60ST50 had some minor screen uniformity issues when new - including an area of Yellowish discoloration, visible only on certain gray slides - but these essentially dissipated well before our "New Panel Aging Routine" was completed. (The yellow tinted area has completely vanished.)

Based upon experience with several 2011 panels, + this 2012 one, it makes sense to run a panel fairly aggressively before the Return Period expires.
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Can the st50 do 1080p over component cables on the xbox 360?

I've read otherwise, but from my experience, yes. My brother has an older 360 without an HDMI port, and he is able to select 1080P in the video settings. Also, our Samsung DLP states that the resolution of the component connection is 1080P.
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Can the st50 do 1080p over component cables on the xbox 360?

Thought that Component Video only passed 1080i or 720p.

The ST50, of course, will display either of these in the panel's native 1080p resolution.
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Thought that Component Video only passed 1080i or 720p.
The ST50, of course, will display either of these in the panel's native 1080p resolution.

Are you sure? The reason I ask is because my older panny plasma did not display anything over 480p on component.
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How long am i supposed to use d nice setting acter panel prep like
To the 250 hour mark? Then calibrate it or use calibrated settings. The reds are geting redder the longer i run the slides
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