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Purchasing a used P55VT50?

I'm in the market and found one locally. Guy took really good care of it, original box, 2 sets of 3D glasses etc. He had it professionally calibrated. He bought it way back in 2012. I had a Samsung Plasma that was too large for our new room, so wanted something in the 55" range and found his Panny. He's asking $375. Good deal? I checked it out and it worked well, picture looked great. I just don't know about investing any money in 2012 tech. Confession: I went to Fry's and bought an LG 4k UH6030 for around $500 (coupon) and I'm really struggling to get the picture up to Plasma standards. When I get 4k content it looks pretty good, but man do I miss the dynamic
range of my Plasma.... so should I return it and buy an old P55VT50? He was a regular TV watcher so i know it has some hours in it, but maybe it will keep rockin' for another 5 years?!

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I'm in the market and found one locally. Guy took really good care of it, original box, 2 sets of 3D glasses etc. He had it professionally calibrated. He bought it way back in 2012. I had a Samsung Plasma that was too large for our new room, so wanted something in the 55" range and found his Panny. He's asking $375. Good deal? I checked it out and it worked well, picture looked great. I just don't know about investing any money in 2012 tech. Confession: I went to Fry's and bought an LG 4k UH6030 for around $500 (coupon) and I'm really struggling to get the picture up to Plasma standards. When I get 4k content it looks pretty good, but man do I miss the dynamic
range of my Plasma.... so should I return it and buy an old P55VT50? He was a regular TV watcher so i know it has some hours in it, but maybe it will keep rockin' for another 5 years?!
As long as my 2012 55VT50 lasts, I have absolutely no interest in any of the newer technologies. Sure, OLED looks great, although I have not done a studied comparison. All I know is that I look at the picture on the VT50 and it is truly excellent, a beautiful thing to behold every day with any type of programming.

You can't go wrong for the price you mention IMHO. What if you have bad luck and the TV conks out after six months or a year? Well, then you've had a great picture for that time at a cheap enough price. But if the TV is in fine shape right now, I would guess it will last much longer.

Hell, if I had an extra room in my condo, I'd buy the thing as a backup. I say go for it!

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I'm in the market and found one locally. Guy took really good care of it, original box, 2 sets of 3D glasses etc. He had it professionally calibrated. He bought it way back in 2012. I had a Samsung Plasma that was too large for our new room, so wanted something in the 55" range and found his Panny. He's asking $375. Good deal? I checked it out and it worked well, picture looked great. I just don't know about investing any money in 2012 tech. Confession: I went to Fry's and bought an LG 4k UH6030 for around $500 (coupon) and I'm really struggling to get the picture up to Plasma standards. When I get 4k content it looks pretty good, but man do I miss the dynamic
range of my Plasma.... so should I return it and buy an old P55VT50? He was a regular TV watcher so i know it has some hours in it, but maybe it will keep rockin' for another 5 years?!

If you watch TV in a very bright room, then you might actually be better with the LED/LCD.

On the other hand, if you watch in a medium to dark room, then the VT50 would be the better choice.....in my opinion which might not be worth that much. lol

Actually, I had a somewhat similar situation. I had one too many big screen TVs. Kept the VT50 because in the room that I was going to use it, having darker blacks was worth more to me that a brighter overall picture.

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I'm in the market and found one locally. Guy took really good care of it, original box, 2 sets of 3D glasses etc. He had it professionally calibrated. He bought it way back in 2012. I had a Samsung Plasma that was too large for our new room, so wanted something in the 55" range and found his Panny. He's asking $375. Good deal? I checked it out and it worked well, picture looked great. I just don't know about investing any money in 2012 tech. Confession: I went to Fry's and bought an LG 4k UH6030 for around $500 (coupon) and I'm really struggling to get the picture up to Plasma standards. When I get 4k content it looks pretty good, but man do I miss the dynamic
range of my Plasma.... so should I return it and buy an old P55VT50? He was a regular TV watcher so i know it has some hours in it, but maybe it will keep rockin' for another 5 years?!
No brainer. Get it. Check the hrs before you buy. If over 10k bargain him down a few more bucks.
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I have a 65" vt50 prof calibrated and bought an oled65g6p wondering what I could sell it for? I'm in Santa Rosa California and it is in a box but one bought from moving company so don't know how it would survive shipping


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I'm hoping someone can help...I sold a 55" VT50 to a friend last year. I know that he confirmed it worked when he took it home, but I don't really know if he kept using it or not, as they were building a house etc.

He recently moved into his new place, and says that when he went to power it on, nothing happened, no power light and not blinking.

I suggested he hold the power button on the set for 60 seconds, but is there anything else that he can try?

I'd gotten a warranty for it, but unfortunately it's expired.

Maybe a fuse?

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Sounds like its not getting power.

First, I'd check to be sure that the power cord hadn't wiggled loose on the back of the display.

Since this is a new house, it wouldn't hurt to check the power outlet to be sure that its getting power.

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How do you check the hours on a VT50?

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How do you check the hours on a VT50?
Here is the method I had documented from way back when. I don't recall the source, but it worked for a me a time or too, granted it's been 4 years since I last did it.

1)Press and hold the "VOL -" button ON THE PLASMA TV.
Do not release the "VOL-" button just yet.

2)While holding the "VOL-" button on the TV set itself, now press the "INFO" button on the remote control 3 times

"Start Adjustment Menu" message will be displayed followed by the Service Menu after few seconds.

You should see this as your display:

ADJUST {Picture Adjustment}
WB-ADJUST {White Balance Adjustment}
OPTION {Option Setting}
V-SUS {V-SUS Adjustment}
AGING
SRV-TOOL {Service Tool}
"1" & "2" buttons move through options

This is your first button press while in the above display:
3) Press the "2" button once to select "SRV-TOOL".

Your display will look like this:

SRV-TOOL VIVID
00 (note that this 00 is high lighted in orange. Just leave it there. Do not scroll away from this)

1,2:MAIN SELECT
9 :Picture MANU SELECT
OK:ENTER

4) Then press the "OK" button to access it. Note: Do not scroll. you should not highlight the OK selection on your screen. You are simply hitting the "OK" button on your remote.

5) Using the cursor keys, highlight the right side of the last item "PTCT :00.00.00.00.00" Note the "right side" of the last item is a blank box for time being.

Your movements with the remote control cursor on your remote should be five presses down and one press to the right in order to accomplish step #5

6) Then press and hold the {MUTE} button for 3 seconds.

Time and Count will be displayed in red color:
I got Time 00000:48 Count 0000020


__TIME = Hours : Minutes of operation.
COUNT = Times the Plasma was powered on.

7) To exit, unplug the power cable. Or hold down the exit
Button on the remote (results in the TV turning off/on automatically
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Hello,

I've been using DLNA on my 65VT50 quite a bit more in recent months to stream movies from our home theater PC. Everything is contained in mkv's and plays flawless over the network.

My issue is that fast-forward or rewind will just restart the video??? Anyone else experienced this before?

My DLNA server is JR Media Center running on my HTPC.

Thanks!
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