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Jaa-Yoo's Avatar Jaa-Yoo 09:35 PM 08-13-2013
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Originally Posted by LarryInRI View Post

I don't know it these pics show enough detail but look here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1467563/official-panasonic-vt60-vt65-series-discussion-thread-no-street-price-talk/2490#post_23416974

Also read the post before the link.

You should have four "ring" clamps for the base and two cable clamps with pegs for the back cover.

Larry
Thanks Larry.
From the pictures, it definitely appears that those clips are inserted into the holes that i marked on my pictures. I am certain though, that my holes will not accept the clips. When i look closely, i can see that the holes are not very deep, the pegs on the clips simply cannot be fully inserted, perhaps its a manufacturing defect.
Ive routed the cables nicely using the clips inserted into the other holes on the back plate so this isnt really an issue, but i'll see if i can take better pics tomorrow when i pull the table away from the wall again.

con219's Avatar con219 09:37 AM 08-14-2013
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

He can be adamant, though, and egg you on to get the even better model. biggrin.gif

The ZT is not available in Australia. If it was I would have got that one smile.gif . So VT is "premium" here
con219's Avatar con219 09:47 AM 08-14-2013
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Originally Posted by LarryInRI View Post

The bolded statement is interesting. I hadn't heard about this and a quick search shows nothing. Got a link?

Larry

Hi Larry

My own experience with the Sammy 63 7000 was the Panel failed twice. It was wall mounted and was told by tech that this can be a killer given the unit did not have fans either
The back panel of my Sammy was very hot to touch. Not the case with my fan cooled 65vt20 and 60.

Also a story was run on our nightly current affairs program down here in Australia. It was about failure of plasma panels. The technician had a graveyard of Samsung and LG panels.

He pointed out that wall mounting the larger panels coupled with lack of fans exacerbates panel failure. Stating that "passive cooling" on the larger panels is ineffective especially when wall mounted.
ab2ab's Avatar ab2ab 11:04 AM 08-14-2013
For those of you who have 1,000 or more hours on your sets, have you noticed a greater susceptibility to IR? I'm asking because there are reports in the ST60 forum that highlight a developing pattern of the loss of IR resistance somewhere after the 500 hour mark.

Regarding the panel heat related topic (ST v. VT/ZT), I've read accounts where the ZT was noticeably hotter to the the touch than the ZT. Does anybody know the nominal operating temperature of each 60" model? Personally, I prefer passive heat dissipation over fans (moving parts) in electronics, but I may have to reconsider and opt for the VT (supposedly runs cooler than ZT) if I go with the 60" model.

Your thoughts and comments are appreciated. Thanks.
Cody1811's Avatar Cody1811 11:25 AM 08-14-2013
I have the 60" VT60 and to be honest, you can only hear the fans if the volume is muted or turned down to almost nothing. At normal viewing volume, I can't hear them at all. Just my opinion for those who are worried about buying a VT60. I personally don't mind it, heat is a bad thing with electronics and I feel better knowing it's being cooled properly. Just my .02.
cbragwel's Avatar cbragwel 11:57 AM 08-14-2013
Just curious, anyone know what the repair cost would be to replace a bad fan in the VT if not under warranty? If not under warranty (so you're not worried about voiding it), would it be a simple do it yourself fix?
Rick Pott's Avatar Rick Pott 12:19 PM 08-14-2013
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Originally Posted by Cody1811 View Post

I have the 60" VT60 and to be honest, you can only hear the fans if the volume is muted or turned down to almost nothing. At normal viewing volume, I can't hear them at all. Just my opinion for those who are worried about buying a VT60. I personally don't mind it, heat is a bad thing with electronics and I feel better knowing it's being cooled properly. Just my .02.

Cody1811, I would agree. I've had my 60VT60 for about 3 weeks now and the fan noise has not been an issue for me, nor has IR for that matter.
DavidHir's Avatar DavidHir 12:28 PM 08-14-2013
Does anyone know if the MLL is any different between 60hz and 96hz?

I thought I heard somewhere it was a hair better at 96hz. However, I see flicker on brighter scenes and occasional weird motion artifacts with 96hz and these are not seen at 60hz.
smurraybhm's Avatar smurraybhm 01:59 PM 08-14-2013
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Originally Posted by ab2ab View Post

For those of you who have 1,000 or more hours on your sets, have you noticed a greater susceptibility to IR? I'm asking because there are reports in the ST60 forum that highlight a developing pattern of the loss of IR resistance somewhere after the 500 hour mark.

Regarding the panel heat related topic (ST v. VT/ZT), I've read accounts where the ZT was noticeably hotter to the the touch than the ZT. Does anybody know the nominal operating temperature of each 60" model? Personally, I prefer passive heat dissipation over fans (moving parts) in electronics, but I may have to reconsider and opt for the VT (supposedly runs cooler than ZT) if I go with the 60" model.

Your thoughts and comments are appreciated. Thanks.

As for IR not seeing it as being that widespread on any display from Panasonic or Samsung this year. A few people who experience it will post and post about it here on AVS and make it seem like more of a widespread issue. I could probably find IR on my LED if I looked hard enough for it after a long session of the Discovery Channel and the damn channel logo. Remember we are a small community of AV junkies when compared to the market at large. Heat between the ZT and VT should be similar, same processor and design on the backside with only the front glass being different. The warmest part of the back is right below the top left fan when facing the backside. It is warm to the touch but not hot, etc. I would buy the display that best fits your needs (room environment) and budget (if a factor). Both are good choices. I don't own an ST but based on my visits to BB, I would say since it lacks fans it tends to put out an equal amount of heat front/back. I wouldn't let the lack of fans on the ST keep me from buying it. Some might see no fans as an advantage, no fan noise. My 5020 had fans and any time I checked over the 4 years I used it the fans where never running regardless of how long I had it on. Hope this helps.
LarryInRI's Avatar LarryInRI 03:05 PM 08-14-2013
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Originally Posted by con219 View Post

Hi Larry

My own experience with the Sammy 63 7000 was the Panel failed twice. It was wall mounted and was told by tech that this can be a killer given the unit did not have fans either
The back panel of my Sammy was very hot to touch. Not the case with my fan cooled 65vt20 and 60.

Also a story was run on our nightly current affairs program down here in Australia. It was about failure of plasma panels. The technician had a graveyard of Samsung and LG panels.

He pointed out that wall mounting the larger panels coupled with lack of fans exacerbates panel failure. Stating that "passive cooling" on the larger panels is ineffective especially when wall mounted.


So it is not as prevalent as you made it out to be. It's anecdotal. My 64D7000 is still going strong with over 6000 hours on it.

The Samsung engineers obviously decided to disperse the heat by radiating it through the panel and using normal convection through holes in the back cover. Panasonic engineers decided to use fans which, by the way, add another potential failure point to be regarded. What will happen if a fan fails?

Thanks for responding.

Larry
jconjason's Avatar jconjason 03:10 PM 08-14-2013
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Originally Posted by smurraybhm View Post

As for IR not seeing it as being that widespread on any display from Panasonic or Samsung this year. A few people who experience it will post and post about it here on AVS and make it seem like more of a widespread issue. I could probably find IR on my LED if I looked hard enough for it after a long session of the Discovery Channel and the damn channel logo. Remember we are a small community of AV junkies when compared to the market at large.

Ain't that the truth! There should be a pop up warning when you join the forum saying....be careful, problems here are hugely exaggerated!

Same with the fan noise "issue", but that's a whole 'nother story smile.gif
vinnie97's Avatar vinnie97 03:14 PM 08-14-2013
Concerning fan/air noise, the ZT60 is the loudest TV I've ever owned, and that's no hyperbole. biggrin.gif
Latinoheat's Avatar Latinoheat 03:14 PM 08-14-2013
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post

Ain't that the truth! There should be a pop up warning when you join the forum saying....be careful, problems here are hugely exaggerated!

Same with the fan noise "issue", but that's a whole 'nother story smile.gif

Totally agree.

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Originally Posted by smurraybhm View Post

As for IR not seeing it as being that widespread on any display from Panasonic or Samsung this year. A few people who experience it will post and post about it here on AVS and make it seem like more of a widespread issue. I could probably find IR on my LED if I looked hard enough for it after a long session of the Discovery Channel and the damn channel logo. Remember we are a small community of AV junkies when compared to the market at large. Heat between the ZT and VT should be similar, same processor and design on the backside with only the front glass being different. The warmest part of the back is right below the top left fan when facing the backside. It is warm to the touch but not hot, etc. I would buy the display that best fits your needs (room environment) and budget (if a factor). Both are good choices. I don't own an ST but based on my visits to BB, I would say since it lacks fans it tends to put out an equal amount of heat front/back. I wouldn't let the lack of fans on the ST keep me from buying it. Some might see no fans as an advantage, no fan noise. My 5020 had fans and any time I checked over the 4 years I used it the fans where never running regardless of how long I had it on. Hope this helps.

Very well put.
Bond 007's Avatar Bond 007 04:06 PM 08-14-2013
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

Concerning fan/air noise, the ZT60 is the loudest TV I've ever owned, and that's no hyperbole. biggrin.gif
Try to use words we can understand Vinnie. biggrin.gif
sillysally's Avatar sillysally 05:33 PM 08-14-2013
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

Does anyone know if the MLL is any different between 60hz and 96hz?

I thought I heard somewhere it was a hair better at 96hz. However, I see flicker on brighter scenes and occasional weird motion artifacts with 96hz and these are not seen at 60hz.

Should be the same, around 0.0012
I have had profiles showing a MLL of 0.0011 and as high (still very low) 0.0014.
Modes I use are Custom, Pro 1 and 2.

These measurements are using profile's of 4913 points. However that is a full range 0-255. When you do a video scale (legal video 16-235) you are only using a 10% window (like in AVSHD) to take that measurement so of-course your reading is going to be higher. So unless you take a 0% (like in AVSHD 21 point) reading your MLL is going to be higher.

ss

btw, I set my VT60 to native Gamut and 96hz.
javeryh's Avatar javeryh 06:36 PM 08-14-2013
Well, the 65" VT is on sale for $2,800 at Amazon so I think I'm pulling the trigger.  I'm a little nervous even though my current TV is a 42" 1080i Panasonic plasma from 2004 which I still have no regrets buying for a crazy amount of money back then.

I'm excited but still a little nervous about daylight viewing and input lag (for Rock Band).  I'm also not sure about active v. passive 3D glasses but I don't really care about 3D (the kids have been asking for it).  Anyway, I buy a TV like once a decade so this is kind of a big deal.  I hope I made the right decision!
Latinoheat's Avatar Latinoheat 07:12 PM 08-14-2013
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Originally Posted by javeryh View Post

Well, the 65" VT is on sale for $2,800 at Amazon so I think I'm pulling the trigger.  I'm a little nervous even though my current TV is a 42" 1080i Panasonic plasma from 2004 which I still have no regrets buying for a crazy amount of money back then.

I'm excited but still a little nervous about daylight viewing and input lag (for Rock Band).  I'm also not sure about active v. passive 3D glasses but I don't really care about 3D (the kids have been asking for it).  Anyway, I buy a TV like once a decade so this is kind of a big deal.  I hope I made the right decision!

People still play rockband? JJ, once a decade would kill most AVS members here, the most we go is 4-5 years.
con219's Avatar con219 09:06 PM 08-14-2013
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Originally Posted by LarryInRI View Post

So it is not as prevalent as you made it out to be. It's anecdotal. My 64D7000 is still going strong with over 6000 hours on it.

Panasonic engineers decided to use fans which, by the way, add another potential failure point to be regarded. What will happen if a fan fails?

Thanks for responding.

Larry


One thing for sure Larry I will notice it smile.gif It's not that the fans are quiet. And I will replace it.

With regard to the Samsung Panel failure. I don't need "other experiences" to confirm what I actually experienced. My personal experience is all I really need.

I guess Samsung improved the ventilation on the 64" model.
LarryInRI's Avatar LarryInRI 09:17 PM 08-14-2013
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One thing for sure Larry I will notice it smile.gif It's not that the fans are quiet. And I will replace it.

With regard to the Samsung Panel failure. I don't need "other experiences" to confirm what I actually experienced. My personal experience is all I really need.

I guess Samsung improved the ventilation on the 64" model.


You have the right to have personal experiences. But you really have no right to edit someone's post and then quote the edited version without indicating that you did, in fact, edit it.

Bye,
Larry
Bond 007's Avatar Bond 007 11:02 PM 08-14-2013
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You have the right to have personal experiences. But you really have no right to edit someone's post and then quote the edited version without indicating that you did, in fact, edit it.

Bye,
Larry
+10
dingo99's Avatar dingo99 01:07 AM 08-15-2013
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Originally Posted by LarryInRI View Post

Panasonic engineers decided to use fans which, by the way, add another potential failure point to be regarded. What will happen if a fan fails?
Not sure if you were asking that rhetorically, but Panasonic does employ circuitry and logic to detect a fan failure. Unplugged or non-rotating fans should result in the TV powering down after about 10 minutes with an 11 blink code on the power LED.
ajay711's Avatar ajay711 08:05 AM 08-15-2013
Hello fellow VTers! I am new to Plasma and recently purchased a VT60. I love the TV, but have one issue. Whenever the screen is black, I can see visible "snow" or static in the picture. I know it is not the picture source as it does this on the Viera menus as well. I believe there were some complaints about this earlier in the thread. I have toggled between many different picture settings and the black static is still there. Also, when I pause the screen, I can walk up to the TV and see the visible static in the freeze frame. Can someone give me some more insight into this? Thanks!
kimolaoha's Avatar kimolaoha 08:11 AM 08-15-2013
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Originally Posted by javeryh View Post

Well, the 65" VT is on sale for $2,800 at Amazon so I think I'm pulling the trigger.  I'm a little nervous even though my current TV is a 42" 1080i Panasonic plasma from 2004 which I still have no regrets buying for a crazy amount of money back then.

I'm excited but still a little nervous about daylight viewing and input lag (for Rock Band).  I'm also not sure about active v. passive 3D glasses but I don't really care about 3D (the kids have been asking for it).  Anyway, I buy a TV like once a decade so this is kind of a big deal.  I hope I made the right decision!

While I am certainly a fan of Amazon, you may want to check out Best Buy before pulling the trigger. Last I checked, the price for the 65VT60 was 2699 which in itself is not a reason to purchase there over the price you quoted from Amazon -- but the BB purchase amount would make you a Silver Rewards member and you'll get another hundred or so (5%) back in store credit and some other bennies. If you establish a BB account it's another rebate, and you get the calibration (not sure if that's a benefit or not) and free shipping, extended returns period, etc. Might want to check it out.
Bond 007's Avatar Bond 007 08:12 AM 08-15-2013
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Originally Posted by ajay711 View Post

Hello fellow VTers! I am new to Plasma and recently purchased a VT60. I love the TV, but have one issue. Whenever the screen is black, I can see visible "snow" or static in the picture. I know it is not the picture source as it does this on the Viera menus as well. I believe there were some complaints about this earlier in the thread. I have toggled between many different picture settings and the black static is still there. Also, when I pause the screen, I can walk up to the TV and see the visible static in the freeze frame. Can someone give me some more insight into this? Thanks!
Try a different HDMI cable.
ajay711's Avatar ajay711 08:53 AM 08-15-2013
Thanks for the response. I've ruled out the HDMI cable being an issue as I was seeing this when I was running the break-in slides off of USB and off of the Viera TV home page menus, which are not getting their source from any HDMI cable.
con219's Avatar con219 09:57 AM 08-15-2013
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Originally Posted by LarryInRI View Post

You have the right to have personal experiences. But you really have no right to edit someone's post and then quote the edited version without indicating that you did, in fact, edit it.

Bye,
Larry

No need to get nasty. It was definitely not my intention to embarrass you so please chill.
DavidHir's Avatar DavidHir 10:12 AM 08-15-2013
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Originally Posted by ajay711 View Post

Hello fellow VTers! I am new to Plasma and recently purchased a VT60. I love the TV, but have one issue. Whenever the screen is black, I can see visible "snow" or static in the picture. I know it is not the picture source as it does this on the Viera menus as well. I believe there were some complaints about this earlier in the thread. I have toggled between many different picture settings and the black static is still there. Also, when I pause the screen, I can walk up to the TV and see the visible static in the freeze frame. Can someone give me some more insight into this? Thanks!

It's normal on any plasma to see "snow" or noise in the image up close at the screen. This should not be visible from any normal seating distance - at least on the VT60. It's also possible your brightness level is too which can show more noise.
SamOner's Avatar SamOner 10:55 AM 08-15-2013
How would the VT60's brightness hold up in this room? Can anyone post up images of their ZT60 in a bright room? I plan to have people to watch football and don't want the PQ to be to dim with lights on.
Im in the process of moving in.. I need to tidy up.lol


Denniswrly's Avatar Denniswrly 11:23 AM 08-15-2013
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Originally Posted by SamOner View Post

How would the VT60's brightness hold up in this room? Can anyone post up images of their ZT60 in a bright room? I plan to have people to watch football and don't want the PQ to be to dim with lights on.
Im in the process of moving in.. I need to tidy up.lol

My Pro calibrated vt60 does fine vt60 at 36ftl does fine zt would do better as reflections but not as bright as my vt60..i would suggest getting it there see there is limted return policy make sure if not vt60 get there and sure u b fine ..i been watching preseason and looks great...that side window needs dark covering of some sort maybe and for sure go for zt otherwise my vt60 does fine imo:)smile.gifsmile.gif
javeryh's Avatar javeryh 02:20 PM 08-15-2013
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Originally Posted by kimolaoha View Post

While I am certainly a fan of Amazon, you may want to check out Best Buy before pulling the trigger. Last I checked, the price for the 65VT60 was 2699 which in itself is not a reason to purchase there over the price you quoted from Amazon -- but the BB purchase amount would make you a Silver Rewards member and you'll get another hundred or so (5%) back in store credit and some other bennies. If you establish a BB account it's another rebate, and you get the calibration (not sure if that's a benefit or not) and free shipping, extended returns period, etc. Might want to check it out.

Thank you for the post. I will definitely go to Best Buy and see if they can price match and let me finance it over time (Amazon is doing 24 months no interest financing on that TV right now). I will need to pay someone to hang it on the wall so that 5% back may help with that.
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