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Old 03-19-2013, 12:10 PM
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I do not know if stand is attached when buying it but you may be able to call amazon and ask them.
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Is the pnf8500 on display at BB Magnolia yet?

Just called to double check. They said at the Roseville Magnolia Store that they will have either or all of the 51-60-64 models in by Friday. They do plan to put the 60 or 64 next to the VT50. I have the store manager calling me when they are set up. Ill post when that happens.
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Yes the stand is removable and the vesa mount on the back of it has 4 little caps that pop out to wall mount it. I talked to robert today at V.E. about the tv.


Ill take a picture of the four caps area on the back of the TV on Friday or Saturday and post.
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do you know if it comes with stand already attached? thx


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Nice deep blacks, I love it. biggrin.gif

I am always puzzeled by how people rate blacks/colors of a TV set based on photos they view on their computer monitor.

The blacks will only be as black as your computer monitor (probably LCD) is able to go. That put aside, the camera being used will have completely mangeled with the blacks/colors as well.
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I am always puzzeled by how people rate blacks/colors of a TV set based on photos they view on their computer monitor.

The blacks will only be as black as your computer monitor (probably LCD) is able to go. That put aside, the camera being used will have completely mangeled with the blacks/colors as well.

Made the girl singers right leg look blue in one of the pictures. I guess I can conclude great blacks, blue legs. wink.gif
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Just called to double check. They said at the Roseville Magnolia Store that they will have either or all of the 51-60-64 models in by Friday. They do plan to put the 60 or 64 next to the VT50. I have the store manager calling me when they are set up. Ill post when that happens.

Damn, wish we had a Magnolia Store around here!! Closest one is 2 hours away near Philly BUT
Heading to Berkeley for a week next Wed. and I see there is a Magnolia Store in San Fran, think I might have to include the Magnolia Store on my list of must see places lol, the wife's going to love that biggrin.gif
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As a sidenote... speaking of the new Panasonic ZT65... this may well be the last Plasma Panasonic ever produces: http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/17/nikkei-panasonic-may-end-plasma-hdtv-production-soon/
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^That hasn't been posted enough. I hope we can see it in all the prospective Panasonic 2013 panel threads, too.
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Was the material in the above pics from a DVD or Blu-ray?
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I am always puzzeled by how people rate blacks/colors of a TV set based on photos they view on their computer monitor.

The blacks will only be as black as your computer monitor (probably LCD) is able to go. That put aside, the camera being used will have completely mangeled with the blacks/colors as well.

Stop confusing things with facts. biggrin.gif
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Was the material in the above pics from a DVD or Blu-ray?

It was the David Foster Hit Man blu-ray dvd. The picture was sent to at least 25 other tvs using a panasonc dvd player.
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Stop confusing things with facts. biggrin.gif

It is hard to tell just how deep blacks are unless you are comparing side by side, or better yet to objectively measuring it. These top of the line plasmas (ie VT50, F8500 and iam sure VT60 and ZT60) are all very close. Another reason to wait for the reviews and see if there is a concensus winner on who is the current black level champ.
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I imagine the black levels between the VT50 and F8500 would be more obvious in a dark environment.
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You said, 'blu-ray dvd'. So, was it a Blu-ray or DVD?
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You said, 'blu-ray dvd'. So, was it a Blu-ray or DVD?

Blu-ray. rolleyes.gif
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But then he said it was played through a DVD player, so I dunno. If it was a DVD, well, what's the point in 'testing' out or forming an opinion on an HDTV while looking at SD content.
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@rrollens......could you estimate about how many inches it is from the edge of the panel to where it starts to get thicker at the crease???
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But then he said it was played through a DVD player, so I dunno. If it was a DVD, well, what's the point in 'testing' out or forming an opinion on an HDTV while looking at SD content.

You realize that Blu-ray is just a format for HD content, it's still on a DIGITAL VIDEO DISC...

Jesus, some of you people....
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Blu-rays and DVDs are two different things. I just want to be sure that the preliminary real-world reviews of the F8500 are being done on HD content. rolleyes.gif
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You realize that Blu-ray is just a format for HD content, it's still on a DIGITAL VIDEO DISC...

Jesus, some of you people....

You may want to get your facts straight. DVD should not be used when talking about BD. They're two different formats.

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BTW, Floridaman, it seems the F8500 may not have as many CMS settings as the VT50. I was unable to get access to do a side by side comparision tonight (Ill try again on Saturday), but I am familier with the settings on my VT30, and it looked like the F8500 did not have as many as my VT30.

The 8500 and the VT50 are the same except that the VT50 has a 10 point gamma module - very handy and time saving.

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Does anyone know if this TV comes pre-calibrated? I know the ZT is already factory-calibrated. I hope the same for this TV.

No consumer TV that I know of comes from the factory pre-calibrated. If you want a calibrated TV delivered to your door contact Value Electronics or Cleveland Plasma.

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I imagine the black levels between the VT50 and F8500 would be more obvious in a dark environment.

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You said, 'blu-ray dvd'. So, was it a Blu-ray or DVD?

Blu-Ray
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Since Blu-ray Disc is a unique digital optical media format, I agree that in the effort to limit confusion the terms should not be used in combination.
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@rrollens......could you estimate about how many inches it is from the edge of the panel to where it starts to get thicker at the crease???

Ill be happy to measure that for you on my next visit to either RC Willey or Magnolia. Please describe in more detail what you want me to measure. I dont quite understand what "at the crease " means. Thx.
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Blu-Ray

Thanks for clarifying. I appreciate the leg-work in getting your eyes on this thing in person and reporting to the community. Cheers!
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If you double click on the picture you can see a close up of all the inputs and outputs as they are marked. I looked to see if there were any other inputs on the TV, and besides the power plug input that is located in the middle/right side of the TV, I did not see any other inputs besides what is in the picture I took.

Thanks, I just wasn't sure if I was missing something my other Samsung that has an HDMI labeled "DVI" is tied to a set of analog audio inputs, seems kind of pointless to label it as such without them.

As for the output I guess I will just have to look and see if the optical can be forced to do PCM stereo as those adapters are only like $20 on Monoprice and would save me from having to upgrade my stereo.

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Ill be happy to measure that for you on my next visit to either RC Willey or Magnolia. Please describe in more detail what you want me to measure. I dont quite understand what "at the crease " means. Thx.



Does this help??? The black line with the arrows.
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Thanks, I just wasn't sure if I was missing something my other Samsung that has an HDMI labeled "DVI" is tied to a set of analog audio inputs, seems kind of pointless to label it as such without them.

As for the output I guess I will just have to look and see if the optical can be forced to do PCM stereo as those adapters are only like $20 on Monoprice and would save me from having to upgrade my stereo.

On my E8000 panel you can set the TV to output PCM through the Optical out.
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