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post #13381 of 13396 Old 08-21-2015, 12:47 PM
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hey guys long time lurker here looking for some st60 buying advice. Looking to upgrade from a st30 that has crapped out on me. I found a seller locally that claims his p60st60 was set up initially but was too big and has been in the box ever since and unused. Now I plan to check the hour usage and break in slides for IR and dead pixels. is there anything else i should be on the look out for? Also if the set does check out like he claims, what is a fair price for this panel?
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Probably depends on your area but in the SF Bay Area it's probably good for $800-$1000.


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Yeah, $800 - $1000, but I would really go over this TV very closely. The Seller's story sounds a bit fishy to me. Maybe it's all on up & up. What price is the guy asking? Good luck!
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Yes, the seller's story sounds very fishy. Check it out thoroughly.
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Yeah, $800 - $1000, but I would really go over this TV very closely. The Seller's story sounds a bit fishy to me. Maybe it's all on up & up. What price is the guy asking? Good luck!
He was asking 1200 for it. When I got there I had to help him get it out of his garage. We had to kinda of dig it out and the box looked dusty but untouched. After opening everything was like super clean and properly stored. the clear tape on the bezel hadn't been taken off nor did it look like it was retaped. remote stand were all in their proper spots in the box. Label on the back of the panel said it was made in august 2013. I checked the usage, it was clocked at 632 hours. I average this out to around 5 months of use at 4 hours a day. All the ports were still nice and tight. no buzzing, ran the slides a few times and checked for dead pixels and IR. Everything looked good. Ended up buying the panel at an even 1k. Kinda high but it was an impulse buy because my 55st30 crapped out on me 3 months ago. All I can say is WOW. I loved my st30 but what a difference 2 years makes. Didn't even think hd cable could look even better. Can't wait to watch dark knight on this. The blacks are seriously so inky its unreal.

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He was asking 1200 for it. When I got there I had to help him get it out of his garage. We had to kinda of dig it out and the box looked dusty but untouched. After opening everything was like super clean and properly stored. the clear tape on the bezel hadn't been taken off nor did it look like it was retaped. remote stand were all in their proper spots in the box. Label on the back of the panel said it was made in august 2013. I checked the usage, it was clocked at 632 hours. I average this out to around 5 months of use at 4 hours a day. All the ports were still nice and tight. no buzzing, ran the slides a few times and checked for dead pixels and IR. Everything looked good. Ended up buying the panel at an even 1k. Kinda high but it was an impulse buy because my 55st30 crapped out on me 3 months ago. All I can say is WOW. I loved my st30 but what a difference 2 years makes. Didn't even think hd cable could look even better. Can't wait to watch dark knight on this. The blacks are seriously so inky its unreal.
$1200 would have been a steal for a like new ST60, you stole it from him for an even grand. Just my opinion of course but it's a buyers market for these Panny plasmas and I've seen used ones go for over 2 grand on EBAY. You are a very lucky guy, again just my opinion. ENJOY!
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He was asking 1200 for it. When I got there I had to help him get it out of his garage. We had to kinda of dig it out and the box looked dusty but untouched. After opening everything was like super clean and properly stored. the clear tape on the bezel hadn't been taken off nor did it look like it was retaped. remote stand were all in their proper spots in the box. Label on the back of the panel said it was made in august 2013. I checked the usage, it was clocked at 632 hours. I average this out to around 5 months of use at 4 hours a day. All the ports were still nice and tight. no buzzing, ran the slides a few times and checked for dead pixels and IR. Everything looked good. Ended up buying the panel at an even 1k. Kinda high but it was an impulse buy because my 55st30 crapped out on me 3 months ago. All I can say is WOW. I loved my st30 but what a difference 2 years makes. Didn't even think hd cable could look even better. Can't wait to watch dark knight on this. The blacks are seriously so inky its unreal.

Congratulations on the find and enjoy.
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The Plasma market is quite small, 99% of all tv buyers dont even care about plasma, so there are not THAT many potential buyers. But those who are, they know that its the last chance of getting one.


I check the second hand market here in my country, and and have not seen any 60 Plasma series for sale. But quite a few old ones, PV70, PX80 and a lot of LG and Samsung, also older models. Not a single F8500 for months. And if there is 2010 or 2012 Panasonic its one of the cheaper U series.


I just love my ST60. With over 6000 hrs..


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If you want to have your ST60 wow you even more so, then you should have it calibrated or better yet do it yourself if you are capable of such a feat. Either way, first thing you should do is put it in Cinema Mode, Gamma depending on the screen size if it's a 50" inch then set it for 2.6, if it's a bigger size say 60" then 2.4. Mid panel brightness and use a setup disk to adjust your brightness, contrast and sharpness. Color and Tint should be left at default. For this particular TV sharpness at 0 is the correct setting.Video Noise Reduction OFF, MPEG Noise Reduction OFF, Motion Smoother OFF, Vivid Color OFF. Afterwards enjoy the picture. I have a ST60 and love it, I also calibrated the set myself

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Today Chad calibrated my 60ST60. The man is a magician. It is like we have a brand new TV. All I can say is it would be impossible to get this level of accuracy using a calibration disc and the naked eye. Chad has a very unique ability to coax the best image the TV is capable of providing. This requires patience and experience which Chad has in abundance. Chad was very patient with me explaining what he was doing at each step of the process. It was truly an enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend a calibration by Chad.
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Today Chad calibrated my 60ST60. The man is a magician. It is like we have a brand new TV. All I can say is it would be impossible to get this level of accuracy using a calibration disc and the naked eye. Chad has a very unique ability to coax the best image the TV is capable of providing. This requires patience and experience which Chad has in abundance. Chad was very patient with me explaining what he was doing at each step of the process. It was truly an enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend a calibration by Chad.
+1 for ISF calibrator Jim Doolittle of Waltham, MA who did my 50ST60.
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Question for those who've had theirs calibrated: how many hours in did you do it / is it advisable to be done? And do you feel it needs recalibration and if so when?
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Question for those who've had theirs calibrated: how many hours in did you do it / is it advisable to be done? And do you feel it needs recalibration and if so when?
I would wait until you have about 300 hours on the panel, needs a touch-up up about every 1 to 2 years depending on the number of hours you put on the panel.
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Today Chad calibrated my 60ST60. The man is a magician. It is like we have a brand new TV. All I can say is it would be impossible to get this level of accuracy using a calibration disc and the naked eye. Chad has a very unique ability to coax the best image the TV is capable of providing. This requires patience and experience which Chad has in abundance. Chad was very patient with me explaining what he was doing at each step of the process. It was truly an enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend a calibration by Chad.
Chad calibrated my TC-60ST60 about 2 years ago and I still am amazed. I may need to get back with Chad and ask when he recommends a touch up service. I too highly recommend his services for getting the best picture for one's particular environment!!!
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I definitely think it's about time I recalibrate my 60" ST60. May have to look into Chad's services if he's that good.
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Chad is great. Had him calibrate both of my Panny Plasmas (purchased about 3 years apart). Highly recommended.
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