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Just my 2 cents...
I have had the tv for two months and I have loved every minute of it!biggrin.gif

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^^ +1 ... I love my 60ST50. Nothing but great picture. I don't regret one moment of my purchase. Watching TV is so much more enjoyable on the plasma.
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^^ +1 ... I love my 60ST50. Nothing but great picture. I don't regret one moment of my purchase. Watching TV is so much more enjoyable on the plasma.
I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a 60" Panasonic Plasma also. How far are you sitting from your TV? I'm just worried that it might be to big from the distance i am sitting from.
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I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a 60" Panasonic Plasma also. How far are you sitting from your TV? I'm just worried that it might be to big from the distance i am sitting from.

How close is your MVP? Fwiw I got a 55 and sit 13 ft away and wish I had a 60...but I also have a wife that Sid the 60 would overtake the fireplace mantel.

Go big if you can and you aren't closer than 7 ft
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I'm sitting about 8.10 feet away from the TV right now. Yeah man at 13 feet you could have easily gone to 70".
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I was sitting 8 feet from my 60ST50 and felt that was too close, even though THX recommendations were 7.8 feet. I now sit at 10 feet and this feels comfortable for me. It is very subjective as some prefer a closer sitting distance for a more immersive experience.
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I Have a 65" st50 and sit aprox. 9 ft away, at times I wish for a larger set! Have had the tv for appros 10 mo. and am extremly pleased with it, no IR to speak of and definatly no buzzing, hope that helps for those that are concerned about long term use.
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I Have a 65" st50 and sit aprox. 9 ft away, at times I wish for a larger set! Have had the tv for appros 10 mo. and am extremly pleased with it, no IR to speak of and definatly no buzzing, hope that helps for those that are concerned about long term use.
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Did it feel too big when you first got it? I know TV's shrink after having them for some time.
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I upgraded from a 50" to a 55" in December and remember feeling like it was so much bigger, now I wish I had a 65" lol.

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I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a 60" Panasonic Plasma also. How far are you sitting from your TV? I'm just worried that it might be to big from the distance i am sitting from.

I'm sitting 9 feet away and sometimes I feel I can go bigger. When I first got the TV, it felt small and I had to double check the size at the back of the TV just to make sure it's a 60"...LOL. Probably the only regret is not going bigger.
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Well i think i've made up my mind. Even if the 60" feels a bit big at first it will get smaller and i will regret it if i go any smaller. I don't have anything to gain going from 50" to 55".
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I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a 60" Panasonic Plasma also. How far are you sitting from your TV? I'm just worried that it might be to big from the distance i am sitting from.

60ST50 - primary seating position is about 9 feet, straight on. Secondary seating (angle view) varies from 10 - 12, secondary straight-on seating is around 12 ft back.

9 feet is great for (most) blu-rays & HDDVDs - and marvelous for full-screen (16:9) material; that distance also works for better quality SDDVDs and some "HD TV" programming.

Wife finds 9 feet acceptable for nearly all viewing - I sometimes prefer the 12-foot distance for poorer quality material.

FWIW, we also have a 50" Pan, with primary seating about 10 ft straight on: SD DVDs and "HD TV" both tend to look Great on that panel!


An interesting observation: while the 60" panel has "grown smaller" when viewing Wide-screen material from our primary seats, full-screen programming still seems impressively Big, AND the 60" seems to look "Bigger" from across the room than from our normal seats!
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60ST50 - primary seating position is about 9 feet, straight on. Secondary seating (angle view) varies from 10 - 12, secondary straight-on seating is around 12 ft back.

9 feet is great for (most) blu-rays & HDDVDs - and marvelous for full-screen (16:9) material; that distance also works for better quality SDDVDs and some "HD TV" programming.

Wife finds 9 feet acceptable for nearly all viewing - I sometimes prefer the 12-foot distance for poorer quality material.

FWIW, we also have a 50" Pan, with primary seating about 10 ft straight on: SD DVDs and "HD TV" both tend to look Great on that panel!


An interesting observation: while the 60" panel has "grown smaller" when viewing Wide-screen material from our primary seats, full-screen programming still seems impressively Big, AND the 60" seems to look "Bigger" from across the room than from our normal seats!
I sit close to 9 feet straight on.
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I've had my 55ST50 for a couple months now and I really like it, but there's an issue that has been bugging me.

When the TV displays full black or black bars, the entire left edge (about 1/8" from the bezel) from top to bottom seems to dither excessively. It's distracting because they rest of the screen would be so dark and this blemish runs the entire length of the left edge.

Has anyone else experienced this?
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I've had my 55ST50 for a couple months now and I really like it, but there's an issue that has been bugging me.

When the TV displays full black or black bars, the entire left edge (about 1/8" from the bezel) from top to bottom seems to dither excessively. It's distracting because they rest of the screen would be so dark and this blemish runs the entire length of the left edge.

Has anyone else experienced this?

I have, easy fix. Just turn down your brightness a couple more notches.
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I have, easy fix. Just turn down your brightness a couple more notches.

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You bought this from an authorized Panny dealer ?

Yes, I did. Quite a large one infact, with their own service center too. That's where I am supposed to bring my TV to.
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I posted this in the buzzing thread but figured I would post here.

Hi All,
I have a 55ST50 that I got back in late July from BB. I broke in the tv using d-nice's slides and used his recommended settings. When I initially had the tv I did not hear any buzzing at all. Now recently about a week ago I started to hear buzzing. I hear it on lighter colored scenes as others have reported. I do not use the speakers from the TV. I use the speakers connected to my denon AVR. I have a HTPC hooked up to the AVR and then to the TV. No other connections. I have the TV wall mounted and can hear the buzzing from about 8ft away even with the speakers at a decent volume.

Should I just contact Panasonic to get a repair scheduled? I know most say warranties are not worth it but maybe I should've gotten the warranty through BB to save me the trouble and making it easier to get a replacement.
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I posted this in the buzzing thread but figured I would post here.

Hi All,
I have a 55ST50 that I got back in late July from BB. I broke in the tv using d-nice's slides and used his recommended settings. When I initially had the tv I did not hear any buzzing at all. Now recently about a week ago I started to hear buzzing. I hear it on lighter colored scenes as others have reported. I do not use the speakers from the TV. I use the speakers connected to my denon AVR. I have a HTPC hooked up to the AVR and then to the TV. No other connections. I have the TV wall mounted and can hear the buzzing from about 8ft away even with the speakers at a decent volume.

Should I just contact Panasonic to get a repair scheduled? I know most say warranties are not worth it but maybe I should've gotten the warranty through BB to save me the trouble and making it easier to get a replacement.

I don't see why you shouldn't contact them. smile.gif
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Already guess I'll be giving them a call tomorrow. What info do they require when calling for support? Do they require S/N cause I do not think I can get the info since the tv is wall mounted.
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Well just decided to update the software to the latest available. I know techs love to say 'Have you upgraded your software?' so to get that one out of the way might as well update and test it out.
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Already guess I'll be giving them a call tomorrow. What info do they require when calling for support? Do they require S/N cause I do not think I can get the info since the tv is wall mounted.
The SN is on the side by the buttons. If you have not registered it I would do,it before you call. It only takes a couple of minutes. They will probably want to know where and when you bought it.

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Already guess I'll be giving them a call tomorrow. What info do they require when calling for support? Do they require S/N cause I do not think I can get the info since the tv is wall mounted.
If your S/N isn't on your BB receipt, then BB can probably get it for you from your invoice number.
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I'll be calling panny support later on today to schedule an on-site repair. BB did not have my S/N since I did not get extended warranty plan. Guess I'll need to take down the TV to get the info.

Will update on my repair.
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I'll be calling panny support later on today to schedule an on-site repair. BB did not have my S/N since I did not get extended warranty plan. Guess I'll need to take down the TV to get the info.

Will update on my repair.
Its not on a sticker on the side with the buttons?

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Oh it is on the side? Hmm I thought it was on the back of the panel. Will give it look see.
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Oh it is on the side? Hmm I thought it was on the back of the panel. Will give it look see.
When you ask for advice you should read all the posts. Not just certain ones. I posted that last night. Have you registered the tv? Be aware that they may need to take the tv off the wall to service it anyway.

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