First off let me start by stating that I have been reading reviews/threads here for years and just decided to finally join and add my experiences to the discussions. Many of you have been very helpful in providing valuable information as well as great calibration info for my other TV's. Special THANKS TO D-NICE for his calibrations settings for my VT30!!! Much appreciated D-Nice. Your originally posted threads with calibrations have served well for me.
Here we go: It is like a back and forth shake like you see when you type your password wrong when signing into a computer!
Some background leading up to my ST60 purchase. I apologize if it is long winded. I have a lot in my head that i want to get out about my experience with the new panny line....
I recently purchased the tc-p50S60 for use in my bedroom after having a couple pixels go out on a new Samsung pn50e530. I figured I would try the new panny plasma as I have their TC-P65VT30 in my family room. So after a few weeks I decide I am not happy with certain grainy noise of picture quality. I had cable techs here a few times trying to figure out why I was getting noise especially in black scenes. They found nothing wrong with signals but did agree the TV's had grainy noise and the black scenes had the phosphors twitching like crazy! I did notice this problem with both of my panny plasma televisions might I add. So after the cable guy left with no changes i decide to hook up my other sammy pn50e450 from my office(which is currently not in use) and notice I am not seeing the grainy noise I am seeing with the better panny plasma's. So I am confused and proceed the next day back to (yellow and blue) to return the S60 which i basically loved except for the noise and grainy noise on certain cable content. I thought it's PQ was awesome when receiving a great signal but left a lot to be desired with certain shows on hi def premium movie channels. Here I am dumbfounded how a TV can produce a picture so good and then so bad. So i tell the sales guy who i usually talk with this and he agrees that a cheaper 720p sammy can look better with lesser signals than a superior panny. He proceeds to tell me he wasn't that happy when he first purchased his GT30 but then over time loved it? So i thinking well someone at least understands what I am saying and i am not going crazy but this still doesn't all jive to me.
So at the store I almost buy the Samsung LED UNe6900 BC it was only 999 @ $1,000 off and I do have a few windows in my room which creates glare on my plasma's during the day. Then I almost decide on the NEW Samsung PN60F5300 and get an extra 10 inches in display for $300 more. I did have the e530 and loved it's PQ. Well as you already know i decide on the next model up Panny TC-P50ST60 partly because of the rave expectations everyone seems to have on this TV and partly BC the ST50 was so highly regarded, and partly BC most say the ST50 or ST60 is far superior to the Sammy E530 or F5300....Including all the Yellow and Blue Panasonic Fanboys. Panny's is really all those sales guys recommend!!
So I get TV setup at home and right out of the box the TV seems dull (as expected) in standard but different. So i put home theater picture setting on and a little better brightness but still something looks different to me. So later that night I watch African Cats in HD and the picture was to die for, absolutely stunning color and picture quality. So I am laying in bed saying to myself maybe this will work out. Do I have the winner?? So off to the next day and most programming only looks satisfactory good but there are those flashes of brilliance. Especially with scenes in high light environment withing the scene. The darker the scene withing the content the duller the PQ is! I am also still noticing the picture has a different look to it. It is hard to explain what it is. it almost looks a little fake to me, I think?? Is it so good that I am just not used to looking at a set like this. Hhhmmm? I'm not sure??
So this morning I put in a Blu-ray, Transformers Dark Side of the Moon for my children. Partly BC I want to see a Awesome picture show up! But then I notice there is still some grainy noise with the PQ which I have never really noticed with Blu-ray. So now I start thinking well I will use this TV for up to 60 days and if I am not happy I will pick out another one. What else can I do? I am really wanting to like the new panny Plasma's but I am not sure yet if I can live with it's shortcomings.
So here I am tonight I get back from party after celebrating Easter Sunday and I lay in bed with my family and watch a movie. Well I start seeing the picture shake and wobble.PQ looks pretty nice might I add. So I proceed to reset cable box and still same wobbling. I recheck that I don't have pixel orbiter on and see that it is on Auto and cannot be shut off. I am currently watching in custom mode but soon find out Home Theater has the same issues. I try shutting motion smoother off and still same problem. So I finish watching movie BC wife is getting annoyed that I am surveying the PQ and pulling up menu. Well at the end of the movie I notice more so than ever that what i am seeing is really bad BC when the credits start rolling it was constantly shaking reminiscent of the horizontal judder that plasma's were always plagued with. No matter what channel I put on I am now seeing this. i did not notice this the first few days. Again when the PQ is good it is excellent but the darker scenes leave some to be desired. Much darker and duller than other sets. Is it that TV's this good look like this now. Am I not used to this new breed of plasma? I'm not sure! In any event something is way wrong with this (shaky shake). That is what I am coining this! If this is in fact an issue with this line. BC it shakes once or twice and then follows with another shake once or twice. So help me fellow AVS members with my Shaky-Shake Issue.......With the much heralded ST60!!!
Has anyone else experienced this judder/shake/wobble? Or has anyone heard of this from anyone else who owns this TV? Or any other TV? I am hoping to get some answers to this problem and eventually get to the bottom of it and fix it.
Or at the least bring awareness to this problem if it is in fact a inherent flaw with the TC-P50ST60!
Does the ST60 have the Shaky Shake???
Thanks to all in advance for any feedback or recommendations...