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eric3316's Avatar eric3316 05:16 AM 06-18-2013
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Originally Posted by GregLee View Post

So you want a way to smooth the motion without using motion smoothing? Maybe Panasonic can figure out what you're asking for, but I sure can't.
What he is saying is he would like a smooth 3d picture without the SOE that is needed to be turned on to make 3d even watchable on this TV. It can be done in 2d so it should be capable of the same picture in 3d.

Having to turn motion smoother on mid or high to make something tolerable to watch is a pretty big f'up on Panasonic's part. Also, if people were not part of this site and owned this TV, they wouldn't even know you needed to do that and would just think that 3d doesn't work on this TV.

RolandOfEld's Avatar RolandOfEld 07:23 AM 06-18-2013
would be interested to know also settings for australian models - i am due to get my 65" very shortly too
Lethean's Avatar Lethean 09:30 AM 06-18-2013
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I'm still going back and forth between settings, sure wish there were 2 custom modes hehe.

Same! I tried Cadett's but things looked a little too yellowish and washed out on some content so I switched to D-Nice's and there isn't as much of a washed out look but there was something about Caddetts that I preferred overall. Oh well. I wonder how much will actually change after 100 hours or so. I didn't do slides and now I feel like I ruined perfect aging on my t.v by not doing that. I'm probably worrying for no reason.

On both settings I had to turn the sharpness back to 50. I don't know if that means I'm "doing it wrong" but the image was just too soft for me with 0 sharpness. I really like natural skin tones and everything but for colours to pop and on both settings right now, the PS3 background looks a little dull. As do cartoons. Not sure if like I said a few pages ago that's because of the source or if the settings are geared more for live action.

Just to be clear, I think both Cadett and D-Nice did a bang up job with their settings and really appreciate the fact they posted them and for blu ray watching they're amazing.
Blu_One's Avatar Blu_One 10:13 AM 06-18-2013
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Same! I tried Cadett's but things looked a little too yellowish and washed out on some content so I switched to D-Nice's and there isn't as much of a washed out look but there was something about Caddetts that I preferred overall. Oh well. I wonder how much will actually change after 100 hours or so. I didn't do slides and now I feel like I ruined perfect aging on my t.v by not doing that. I'm probably worrying for no reason.

On both settings I had to turn the sharpness back to 50. I don't know if that means I'm "doing it wrong" but the image was just too soft for me with 0 sharpness. I really like natural skin tones and everything but for colours to pop and on both settings right now, the PS3 background looks a little dull. As do cartoons. Not sure if like I said a few pages ago that's because of the source or if the settings are geared more for live action.

Just to be clear, I think both Cadett and D-Nice did a bang up job with their settings and really appreciate the fact they posted them and for blu ray watching they're amazing.

Yeah don't dwell on not running the slides, whats done is done.. I don't think it's a big deal anyways..
glantern30's Avatar glantern30 10:25 AM 06-18-2013
Does the sharpness adjustment really effect this tv? I tried to adjust the sharpness with the wow dics and I could see nothing change I even went nose close and couldn't see a change
cadett's Avatar cadett 10:41 AM 06-18-2013
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Does the sharpness adjustment really effect this tv? I tried to adjust the sharpness with the wow dics and I could see nothing change I even went nose close and couldn't see a change

The WOW disj is not a good reference for setting sharpness. After 3 sharpening is visibly occurring, I chose to stop it at 8, because I could see contouring to start to happening in fine detail. There are other disk that do a better job at of setting sharpening.
cotoor's Avatar cotoor 10:49 AM 06-18-2013
I'm having a helluva time with my ST60 & Panny surround sound Blu-Ray player. I called Panasonic, which did not help and I'm hoping someone here has figured out a solution. Right now, if I'm watching TV and decide to turn on the surround sound on the Blu-Ray player (connected via HDMI and ARC, output #2 on my TV), the set-up automatically switched inputs to the Blu-Ray, regardless of whether or not there is a disc in it. It's super annoying that I have to go back and switch the input to "Satellite" to continue watching TV when all I wanted to do was turn on the surround sound. Panasonic said there is no option to turn off the Blu-Ray override when it is turned on. I find this unacceptable. My work-around right now is to sync the power on & off via my ST60 settings so that when I turn on the TV initially, the Blu-Ray will turn on with surround sound. This does work, although a) it takes about 20-30 seconds for the audio to actually turn on b) we don't always want the surround sound on (like, early morning when my roommate wakes up to watch TV and I'm sleeping in the room right above the TV). Has anyone out there come across this problem and if so, found a better solution? Much obliged!

(First World Problems)
Heywould's Avatar Heywould 10:54 AM 06-18-2013
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The whites on mine seem to get brighter as it ages.

At first, hockey ice was gray. Now, using the same settings, it's bright white, as bright as an LCD I previously had.
I thought the same thing but wasn't sure. My 60ST60 is a couple months old and the whites do seem much whiter to me.. I thought I was seeing things
GregLee's Avatar GregLee 10:57 AM 06-18-2013
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On both settings I had to turn the sharpness back to 50. I don't know if that means I'm "doing it wrong" but the image was just too soft for me with 0 sharpness.
I have Sharpness at 30. Whether that's right or wrong depends on what your goal for setup is. The most popular idea in this forum is clearly that the picture should most faithful to the video signal, and in that case, it's wrong, since edges are emphasized above what is present in the signal. Personally, I'm on a completely different page: I think the goal should be to make the picture as much like real life as possible (for scenes that exist in real life). At normal viewing distance, for people with normal vision, real things are not blurry, so if the TV picture is blurry, we need to turn up the sharpness to correct for that. Whether the sharpness is already present in the video signal is irrelevant.
Cuda1169's Avatar Cuda1169 11:21 AM 06-18-2013
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

Scanning the manual it looks like the TC-PxxST60 has a lot more features than the ST50 that it replaced:

Has Pro Settings Menu in Custom and also in Cinema mode

Copy Settings function to copy your Custom or Cinema settings to another input or all inputs

Has a new Home Theater picture mode - "provides a soft film-like picture for watching movies in a dark room"

24p Direct In, with a 96Hz setting available for 1080p content via HDMI

1080p Pixel Direct - Enables 1080p 24/60 4:4:4 signal

Has HDMI/DVI RGB range Auto/Standard/Non-Standard adjustment (standard RGB 16-235 or non-compliance 0-255)

Overscan On/Off setting (looks like it replaces HDMI Size 1 and HDMI Size 2)

Has more stretch modes, and adds vertical size adjustment to the Just mode

Screen Display On/Off (useful when listening to sound without watching the screen - press any key and picture returns)

Screen Wipe (Scrolling Bar) doesn't mention being timed out after 15 minutes like before, pressing any key cancels it

Built-In Wireless Correction - the ST50 also had Built-In Wireless, i forgot to edit this line out when i copy/pasted S60 info - Thanks for the correction guys.

Do you see any other mistakes? :Dquote]

I think the key difference is the Pro Settings Menu in Custom and also in Cinema mode. The ST50 only has this in the Custom mode. I think this would help with calibration.

chunon's Avatar chunon 11:37 AM 06-18-2013
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Originally Posted by GregLee View Post

I have Sharpness at 30. Whether that's right or wrong depends on what your goal for setup is. The most popular idea in this forum is clearly that the picture should most faithful to the video signal, and in that case, it's wrong, since edges are emphasized above what is present in the signal. Personally, I'm on a completely different page: I think the goal should be to make the picture as much like real life as possible (for scenes that exist in real life). At normal viewing distance, for people with normal vision, real things are not blurry, so if the TV picture is blurry, we need to turn up the sharpness to correct for that. Whether the sharpness is already present in the video signal is irrelevant.

25 was the correct settings for the 2012 sets so you are probably pretty close
ousooner2's Avatar ousooner2 11:50 AM 06-18-2013
I plan on picking up the 65 ST60 here pretty soon, but I just ordered 2 of the Monoprice 3900 wall mounts (one for the this tv that will go in living room and 1 for the 50a550 that will mount in bedroom). Has anyone used this mount? Had the most reviews and looks solid for either set. I'm sure it'll work fine, just asking.

Thanks! biggrin.gif


OH!...I forgot to ask...anyone know how long the power cord is for these sets? I play on running a recessed 1-gang wall plate behind the tv and below the mount to feed the power cord & HDMI through and down into another one behind my tv stand (and into the AVR). I'm assuming this is what most do..
eric3316's Avatar eric3316 11:57 AM 06-18-2013
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Same! I tried Cadett's but things looked a little too yellowish and washed out on some content so I switched to D-Nice's and there isn't as much of a washed out look but there was something about Caddetts that I preferred overall. Oh well. I wonder how much will actually change after 100 hours or so. I didn't do slides and now I feel like I ruined perfect aging on my t.v by not doing that. I'm probably worrying for no reason.

On both settings I had to turn the sharpness back to 50. I don't know if that means I'm "doing it wrong" but the image was just too soft for me with 0 sharpness. I really like natural skin tones and everything but for colours to pop and on both settings right now, the PS3 background looks a little dull. As do cartoons. Not sure if like I said a few pages ago that's because of the source or if the settings are geared more for live action.

Just to be clear, I think both Cadett and D-Nice did a bang up job with their settings and really appreciate the fact they posted them and for blu ray watching they're amazing.

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Yeah don't dwell on not running the slides, whats done is done.. I don't think it's a big deal anyways..
Agree. Aging a plasma TV is just using the TV. As long as the pixels are on they are aging. Running slides does not improve anything whats so ever. There are 2 reasons to run slides, really one but I will give the 2nd just for the heck of it.
1)To age the panel in a quick amount of time if you want to get the TV calibrated or just want put hours on it to check for defects and by using slides you won't have to worry about any static images being left on your screen for a long amount of time.
2) Really doesn't even deserve a number but if you want to see how D-Nice calibrated his TV and reached the number settings he did. Kind of pointless though because no 2 TV's will ever age the same and it has even been said that the panel will shift all the way up to about 300 hours so a 100 hour calibration is a waste of time anyway.

There you have it, so now enjoy your TV.
GregLee's Avatar GregLee 12:09 PM 06-18-2013
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

Scanning the manual it looks like the TC-PxxST60 has a lot more features than the ST50 that it replaced:

Has Pro Settings Menu in Custom and also in Cinema mode
...

I think the key difference is the Pro Settings Menu in Custom and also in Cinema mode. The ST50 only has this in the Custom mode. I think this would help with calibration.
I would like to know what the controls in "Advanced Picture: HDMI content type" are for.
AKA's Avatar AKA 01:20 PM 06-18-2013
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Originally Posted by ousooner2 View Post

I play on running a recessed 1-gang wall plate behind the tv and below the mount to feed the power cord & HDMI through and down into another one behind my tv stand (and into the AVR). I'm assuming this is what most do..
Running your power cord in-wall is technically in violation of most building codes. The only code-approved methods to hide the power cord are:
  • a new receptacle
  • Wiremold or a similar product
  • a Powerbridge or similar product

Gamereviewgod's Avatar Gamereviewgod 01:58 PM 06-18-2013
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What he is saying is he would like a smooth 3d picture without the SOE that is needed to be turned on to make 3d even watchable on this TV. It can be done in 2d so it should be capable of the same picture in 3d.

Having to turn motion smoother on mid or high to make something tolerable to watch is a pretty big f'up on Panasonic's part. Also, if people were not part of this site and owned this TV, they wouldn't even know you needed to do that and would just think that 3d doesn't work on this TV.

Correct. I wouldn't say motion isn't "smooth" w/o motion smoother in 3D, but more like it's jumbled. It looks like a frame is visible being left behind when something moves. The effect is then broken because it's impossible to focus.
samijubal's Avatar samijubal 02:46 PM 06-18-2013
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Originally Posted by cotoor View Post

I'm having a helluva time with my ST60 & Panny surround sound Blu-Ray player. I called Panasonic, which did not help and I'm hoping someone here has figured out a solution. Right now, if I'm watching TV and decide to turn on the surround sound on the Blu-Ray player (connected via HDMI and ARC, output #2 on my TV), the set-up automatically switched inputs to the Blu-Ray, regardless of whether or not there is a disc in it. It's super annoying that I have to go back and switch the input to "Satellite" to continue watching TV when all I wanted to do was turn on the surround sound. Panasonic said there is no option to turn off the Blu-Ray override when it is turned on. I find this unacceptable. My work-around right now is to sync the power on & off via my ST60 settings so that when I turn on the TV initially, the Blu-Ray will turn on with surround sound. This does work, although a) it takes about 20-30 seconds for the audio to actually turn on b) we don't always want the surround sound on (like, early morning when my roommate wakes up to watch TV and I'm sleeping in the room right above the TV). Has anyone out there come across this problem and if so, found a better solution? Much obliged!

(First World Problems)

You can try turning off Viera Link in setup on the TV but you will lose the ARC if you do.
cotoor's Avatar cotoor 04:12 PM 06-18-2013
Thanks for the reply! Yeah I tried turning that off on the Tv and Blu-Ray player but lost all audio. Any other thoughts?
bowler's Avatar bowler 04:44 PM 06-18-2013
I tried to watch Avatar in 3D but it says that the blu ray player ( PS3 slim) can't find a 3D player. (TC-P60ST60) using hi-speed HDMI cable. Any clues I know its me.
samijubal's Avatar samijubal 05:18 PM 06-18-2013
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Thanks for the reply! Yeah I tried turning that off on the Tv and Blu-Ray player but lost all audio. Any other thoughts?

I think the only other thing you can do is use the optical from the TV instead of ARC.
eric3316's Avatar eric3316 05:43 PM 06-18-2013
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I tried to watch Avatar in 3D but it says that the blu ray player ( PS3 slim) can't find a 3D player. (TC-P60ST60) using hi-speed HDMI cable. Any clues I know its me.
Power down, then hold the power button until it beeps and then let go. Should then recognize your ps3 as 3d.
cotoor's Avatar cotoor 06:38 PM 06-18-2013
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I think the only other thing you can do is use the optical from the TV instead of ARC.

Thanks--yeah, I thought about that as well, but don't really want to run another cable if I don't have to (albeit a small one). I think I'll try this new set-up for a bit and see how it goes. Thanks!
snidely's Avatar snidely 07:06 PM 06-18-2013
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Correct. I wouldn't say motion isn't "smooth" w/o motion smoother in 3D, but more like it's jumbled. It looks like a frame is visible being left behind when something moves. The effect is then broken because it's impossible to focus.
All this discussion about 3D. I guess most, here, don't believe the "experts" that it's a non-starter in the tech world. (eg. ESPN shutting down its 3D cchannel.)
I'm waiting for the "Holodeck" to become a reality. After all, other items from Star Trek have become reality (Eg. Giving instructions to the computer - verbally. Using a "Replicator" to produce 3 dimensional objects etc.)
Lethean's Avatar Lethean 07:37 PM 06-18-2013
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All this discussion about 3D. I guess most, here, don't believe the "experts" that it's a non-starter in the tech world. (eg. ESPN shutting down its 3D cchannel.)

I'm sure people believe it but either way, failing gimmick or not some people do enjoy it regardless of 3D taking off.
LABNEWF's Avatar LABNEWF 08:41 PM 06-18-2013
Can anyone tell me how well the media player is at handling the diff video formats out there on the 65st60 my gf is Spanish and its kinda her thing watching soaps etc with her mom they trade online.

Also how well does the internal atsc tuner handle ota broadcasts . I have a channel master external with my old set but a friend wants it .. should i hold onto it or let him have it?

Getting the set on the 3rd and still hammering out a final price with the dealer. Cant wait ! Anyone with experience here a response would be most appreciated.smile.gif
cadett's Avatar cadett 09:06 PM 06-18-2013
Anyone else noticing the headbands on the Miami Heat turning pink on your set?
cadett's Avatar cadett 09:33 PM 06-18-2013
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Anyone else noticing the headbands on the Miami Heat turning pink on your set?
Never mind. Had game mode on.
cadett's Avatar cadett 09:38 PM 06-18-2013
Still notice it, probably lighting.
eric3316's Avatar eric3316 09:39 PM 06-18-2013
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Never mind. Had game mode on.
Has your IR disappeared by now?
garnettrules21's Avatar garnettrules21 09:39 PM 06-18-2013
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Still notice it, probably lighting.
I notice it some as well.
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