I just purchased this TV and I have some questions/concerns. Sorry if this is a long-winded post.
First the back story. I have been looking for an ST50 or ST60 for a while but they are hard to find. I needed to replace my old set ASAP so I started looking at other models. I found somebody selling a Samsung 55" F8000 and he was offering to deliver. I thought this was ideal because I only have a sedan and would need to rent a van otherwise. I went to check it out and it looked good so I said I would take it, we packed it up in the box and were ready to load it up.
He goes and pulls out his car, an Audi A4, which was even smaller than my car. I was surprised and wondered how he would load it up. He was going to fold down the rear seats and load it in flat. Even though it was packed in the box, I didn't feel right about transporting it like that in a car for 20 miles, but he kept saying it's fine and that's how he brought it back from the store. I felt bad doing this he packed it up, but I backed out of the deal.
Still needing to find a set, I went to the local electronics stores and surprisingly found a 55" ST60. It was a floor model that was out for 1 yr. and has 4500 hrs. on it, but they included 4 yr. extended warranty for free. I took it and they packed it up. Because it was a floor model there was no box so they wrapped it in bubble wrap. They laid it flat when they were wrapping it, and they also laid it flat on the cart when they were bringing it to my car. I am probably being paranoid because I understand the TV will need to be laid flat at some point, but should I be worried about any damage to the screen because it was laid flat and moved? The TV looks to be working fine but I have heard about micro-fractures or something like that.
On to the actual TV. The HD quality looks really nice, but the SD quality was really grainy and the colours didn't seem to be right. My old 46" set didn't look this bad on SD but I was thinking maybe it's because it was smaller so it wasn't as pronounced. I tried to adjust the settings based on what I saw here: Custom Calibration settings for TC-PST60-Here you guys go!!!
but all of the settings, mainly the W/B Adjustment and everything after that, weren't available. Is it because my TV is a Canadian model that it's different or are these setting available somewhere else?
Also, even after I change the settings to Custom it keeps going back to Vivid.
Any advice would be appreciated.