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What is on sale, I live in NH and the website I did not see any great deals on the VT. Is there a coupon code? Thank You Bill Rice
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I am worried I might Miss this promotion at Paul and a very good time for a deal. I still need to return my s60 this weekend and the sale ends this Thursday so I'm worried if I pull trigger on VT60 that Costco will give me a hard time about retuning the s60 even though I'm well inside the return period for a full refund. I want to wait and have the money first before purchasing but I'm afraid there may not be a sale like this again. Seems Pauls runs this sale often but I'm not sure how often. And do the coupons only get posted when places are having sales or does slick deals and fatwallet alway run coupons no matter whT?
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I am worried I might Miss this promotion at Paul and a very good time for a deal. I still need to return my s60 this weekend and the sale ends this Thursday so I'm worried if I pull trigger on VT60 that Costco will give me a hard time about retuning the s60 even though I'm well inside the return period for a full refund. I want to wait and have the money first before purchasing but I'm afraid there may not be a sale like this again. Seems Pauls runs this sale often but I'm not sure how often. And do the coupons only get posted when places are having sales or does slick deals and fatwallet alway run coupons no matter whT?

I just ordered the 60" VT yesterday and questioned them regarding similar pricing in the future. The OPINION of the sales rep was that prices would of course go up a bit after Thursday, but there may be a similar sale around Black Friday.
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My A/V receiver does not have HDMI, however, I have never really ran anything through my receiver.

I ended up going with the 230 as it just seemed easier to order it along with the VT60. I am not thrilled about the ads on it though and may return it.

Another question I do have, though. I was considering getting a 220 since it had more tweakable features. With a set like the VT60, would those features actually be used? In other words, one would want the TV to do the processing rather than the Blu-Ray, correct?

ads? Isn't there a way to set this off.

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yes, under the settings menus there's an option to turn off the banner
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ads? Isn't there a way to set this off.

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sorry, that was in reference to the 230 not the vt60.
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Unfortunately I may have to wait till Black Friday. I'm just worried that Costco will not refund my money even though I'm still within the 90 day. Nothing wrong with the set as far as damage goes but it seems like 90 days is a long time to just open arm accept the TV back and get a full refund...I feel like
I'm being paranoid and should pull on this great deal before the VT60 is no more but it is reassuring to have the money back in my
Hand first before ordering
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Unfortunately I may have to wait till Black Friday. I'm just worried that Costco will not refund my money even though I'm still within the 90 day. Nothing wrong with the set as far as damage goes but it seems like 90 days is a long time to just open arm accept the TV back and get a full refund...I feel like
I'm being paranoid and should pull on this great deal before the VT60 is no more but it is reassuring to have the money back in my
Hand first before ordering
Return it today.

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Costco is very good when it comes to returns.
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Chad just did his magic to my 65vt60.biggrin.gif
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Thank you

FYI, got my set from Paul's setup and its flawless. I'd buy again in a heartbeat.
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Return it today.
Wish I could my weekends are my only free time well actually Sunday is...rest of the week is my two jobs and nursing school.
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FYI, got my set from Paul's setup and its flawless. I'd buy again in a heartbeat.
Sweet man thank you
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If I hook my ps3 via HDMI to my vt60 then the tv to my audio reciever via Optical cable I don't get true 5.1 surround... Only if I hook up my ps3 directly via optical... Obviosly same thing happens with my laptop ...

Any ideas or tips on how to get the full 5.1 signal going through the tv??? Thanks!
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If I hook my ps3 via HDMI to my vt60 then the tv to my audio reciever via Optical cable I don't get true 5.1 surround... Only if I hook up my ps3 directly via optical... Obviosly same thing happens with my laptop ...

Any ideas or tips on how to get the full 5.1 signal going through the tv??? Thanks!

sorry, I believe this tv does not allow you to do that (as with the great majority of tv's out there). I have heard of some that do, but I don't know any of them by name.
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If I hook my ps3 via HDMI to my vt60 then the tv to my audio reciever via Optical cable I don't get true 5.1 surround... Only if I hook up my ps3 directly via optical... Obviosly same thing happens with my laptop ...

Any ideas or tips on how to get the full 5.1 signal going through the tv??? Thanks!

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sorry, I believe this tv does not allow you to do that (as with the great majority of tv's out there). I have heard of some that do, but I don't know any of them by name.

Awww dang frown.gif

That is unfortunate ... Thanks for the reply though!!!
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Does your receiver not have HDMI?

Unfortunately my reciever does not have hdmi inputs... Only optical and rca... I'm trying to get 5.1 out of a macbook pro...

Mini dp to hdmi thorugh the tv... But now I know that wont work...
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I was frustrated in a similar situation a few years ago. I bit the bullet and bought a new receiver. I will say there was one hidden benefit of the new receiver - everything sounded so much better afterwards smile.gif
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I was frustrated in a similar situation a few years ago. I bit the bullet and bought a new receiver. I will say there was one hidden benefit of the new receiver - everything sounded so much better afterwards smile.gif

Yeah, it really can make a nice difference.

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Chad just did his magic to my 65vt60.biggrin.gif
Thanks for posting your calibration comments. I've added a link to your post in the flat panel (post number two) lists that are linked in the signature area at the bottom of my post.

If you have further comments to make about your audio or video calibration, it would be great if you could use the edit command to add them to your original post. Enjoy. smile.gif
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Chad just did his magic to my 65vt60.biggrin.gif
Thanks for posting your calibration comments. I've added a link to your post in the flat panel (post number two) lists that are linked in the signature area at the bottom of my post.

If you have further comments to make about your audio or video calibration, it would be great if you could use the edit command to add them to your original post. Enjoy. smile.gif

lol Les,

that has to qualify as the thinnest review. But I see the hint biggrin.gif
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Chad just did his magic to my 65vt60.biggrin.gif
Thanks for posting your calibration comments. I've added a link to your post in the flat panel (post number two) lists that are linked in the signature area at the bottom of my post.

If you have further comments to make about your audio or video calibration, it would be great if you could use the edit command to add them to your original post. Enjoy. smile.gif

lol Les,

that has to qualify as the thinnest review. But I see the hint biggrin.gif
I use the same "thank you" for all owner reports now. More is always better, and it's even better if it's in the post that has been linked. wink.gif
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Well, I just finished a marathon session getting caught up on the S/ST/VT60 threads and mined a wealth of information. I feel like I was transported in a time machine three times as well!

My wife and I are movie enthusiasts who in our former lives enjoyed the pursuit of the best quality picture and sound that our circumstances would allow. We are now rolling stone expats and the last few years we have watched most of our content on 1080p computers with blu-ray capability but 18" is not 70" like we used to enjoy.

We now have a semi-settled lifestyle that would allow us to upgrade to a 50 or 55" TV. 55" would be the very largest we could cope with. The vast majority of our viewing will take place at night in a reasonably dark room and consist of blu-ray movies/series and 1080p rips from a 2TB hard drive. I also have a laptop with HDMI out that I can send to the TV for some limited downloads of TV shows. We want the best & biggest display that our current lifestyle can support so that's why I am here.

I have narrowed the choices to the ST60 or VT60. We will still occasionally have to pick up and move and the TV will be by far be our largest possession. (We have our priorities straight).

I wanted to see if someone could verify the weight of a 55" VT60. When I look at the Panasonic website or at the Panny data sheet on the Amazon website it has "TBD" for the weight with the stand. It does list the weight as 85 pounds in the Amazon spec section but that is 17 pounds more than the 55" ST60 which does have it's weight listed on the Panasonic website. Weight is critical in our situation.

Another issue important to us is the PQ OOB with the ST vs VT since I doubt calibration will be an option where I live. If anyone has experienced both displays and would be kind enough to offer feedback in this regard I would be grateful. I understand that the VT has more calibration options and better potential PQ but are the sets reasonably similar OOB?

I have read mixed reviews about the web browser. The functionality seems problematic but it appears as though the VT supports flash and blue tooth connectivity for a wireless keyboard/mouse. I would be interested in using the internet function to download and display content from Comedy Central. Has anyone had experience with that? The majority of the streaming apps offered with the TV are of limited use here because of licensing issues but I have no problems accessing Comedy Central.

My wife and I are both excited at the prospect of watching our large blu-ray collection on one of these displays. We have dragged the discs all over the countryside (sans the cases) in anticipation of the day when they could be viewed again on a worthy screen! Even if sanity wins out and we end up with a 50" (which unfortunately precludes the VT) it will seem like heaven after our years in HT exile.

Many thanks for any help or advice!
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If you want oob PQ, then imo you have to pick the vt60 since its THX modes have been measured to have such impressive oob accuracy.
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Hi,

Im interested in getting a VT60 60inch model and over here in Canada the prices are completely insane. Best Buy sells it for $3300 when there's a site called Abe's of Maine that has the exact same TV for $1899 which is where I am interested in purchasing it from. I wanted to ask you guys how I would go about purchasing a TV from the US that doesn't ship directly to Canada. Is there such thing as a third party reliable service that can get the package then ship it to you themselves over the border? If not how would I go about this?

Thanks! smile.gif
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Im interested in getting a VT60 60inch model and over here in Canada the prices are completely insane. Best Buy sells it for $3300 when there's a site called Abe's of Maine that has the exact same TV for $1899 which is where I am interested in purchasing it from. I wanted to ask you guys how I would go about purchasing a TV from the US that doesn't ship directly to Canada. Is there such thing as a third party reliable service that can get the package then ship it to you themselves over the border? If not how would I go about this?

Thanks! smile.gif

Are you not close to the border? You could just go and get one across the border if you are close enough.

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If you want oob PQ, then imo you have to pick the vt60 since its THX modes have been measured to have such impressive oob accuracy.

THX modes are far still from reference, but 'closer' than the others OOB (you shouldn't include Custom or the PRO modes which are meant for a full proper calibration). These modes still need to be properly calibrated to get the most out of them (keyword, properly).

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What is OOB??
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What is OOB??

Out of box, meaning what the TVs look like stock from the factory.
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