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Old 01-20-2014, 07:48 AM
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Does anyone look at owners manuals anymore? Here it is for all three sizes of the VT. You will find a picture with numbers for mounting the TV to its stand:

http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/TCP55VT60.PDF

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Sorry, I didn't realize what you were saying. lol

I am not by my TV but they are in different spots. some are right in the first screen of the setting menu if you scroll down and I believe the others are in the first level of the pro settings or whatever it's called. I would not be surprised if your model is different than the US model though and might not have everything we do.
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Hi, I am trying to turn the orbiter to OFF to run the slides as in the instructions suggested. But the Orbiter on the VT60 is ON and grayed out. How do I turn it off? Or I can
just run the slides for 100 hours with Orbiter ON? TIA.
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Hi, I am trying to turn the orbiter to OFF to run the slides as in the instructions suggested. But the Orbiter on the VT60 is ON and grayed out. How do I turn it off? Or I can
just run the slides for 100 hours with Orbiter ON? TIA.
Put the TV in custom mode and change the orbitor to auto. You are probably in a THX setting I am assuming.
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I had my 60VT60 delivered last week and I noticed that Best Buy's delivery guys did not attach the bracket cover. I wasn't concerned until the discussion here about how the pedestal is attached so went to check and noticed that one of the screws has broken off. The stand seems to be fine but I'm concerned that I will not be able to remove the stand if I wish to mount the TV on the wall. Is there a way to get the screw out without destroying the stand? I'm thinking about calling Best Buy and having them come back and replace the screw.


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I had my 60VT60 delivered last week and I noticed that Best Buy's delivery guys did not attach the bracket cover. I wasn't concerned until the discussion here about how the pedestal is attached so went to check and noticed that one of the screws has broken off. The stand seems to be fine but I'm concerned that I will not be able to remove the stand if I wish to mount the TV on the wall. Is there a way to get the screw out without destroying the stand? I'm thinking about calling Best Buy and having them come back and replace the screw.


If it was me, I'd have BestBuy come back out and make it right whatever it took. You paid a lot of money and you shouldn't have to live with a broken screw.

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Here's how mine looks:

 

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I could be wrong, but I believe what you are seeing as a broken screw is actually a screw that comes up from the bottom. The 4 screws that attach the tv to the stand are intact. Also the little plastic cover that you are missing is purely decorative and provides no structural support.
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I could be wrong, but I believe what you are seeing as a broken screw is actually a screw that comes up from the bottom. The 4 screws that attach the tv to the stand are intact. Also the little plastic cover that you are missing is purely decorative and provides no structural support.

You may not be able to see it but I can see where the screw head snapped off and the drill bit hit the pedestal and scratched it. I wonder if I can unscrew it with vice grips?

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I have just noticed that my tv on the stand has a slight angle to it. Is this normal?

I did a quick draw up to give an idea of the angle. It is probably a bit less then below but still.


Mine tilts back slightly. Drove me nuts so put 3 felt pads under back of stand to straighten it out.

What screws that are part of the base should I check?
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So I've had my VT60 for about a week now and I noticed that if I set the motion smoother on Mid or High I'll experience some motion judder from time to time. It happens more frequently when I'm streaming video like Netflix.

Is there a way to resolve this?

Anybody? ^
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Just refused delivery of a P60VT60 due to a cracked screen from Amazon. Heartbreaking... Debating about digging deeper in the pocketbook or waiting for OLED a couple of years down the road.
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You may not be able to see it but I can see where the screw head snapped off and the drill bit hit the pedestal and scratched it. I wonder if I can unscrew it with vice grips?

Looks like they put the cover screw in before the cover.

You should be able to back that screw out considering there is quite a bit of screw to grab and the screw itself isn't very long.
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Just refused delivery of a P60VT60 due to a cracked screen from Amazon. Heartbreaking... Debating about digging deeper in the pocketbook or waiting for OLED a couple of years down the road.

Oh man!

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No one here uses motion smoothing. That's why we own plasmas!
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I cannot stomach motion smoother or the soap opera effect. However, with 3D, motion smoother on weak can be 'okay' sometimes when motion appears somewhat hitchy and the soap opera effect becomes less noticeable at this point at least at times.


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I cannot stomach motion smoother or the soap opera effect. However, with 3D, motion smoother on weak can be 'okay' sometimes when motion appears somewhat hitchy and the soap opera effect becomes less noticeable at this point at least at times.
Actually, on the ST60 you had to turn motion smoother on for the 3D to be watchable although they might have fixed that by now.

But yes, I think it serves a different purpose when viewing 3D. To watch 2D on mid or high, just eww.

Anyway, to answer the original post, motion smoother does not make anything smooth despite what it's called. I would rather deal with some judder on slow panning scenes then any of the negative effects activating it introduces.

Best advice is to shut it off.
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Actually, on the ST60 you had to turn motion smoother on for the 3D to be watchable although they might have fixed that by now.

But yes, I think it serves a different purpose when viewing 3D. To watch 2D on mid or high, just eww.

Anyway, to answer the original post, motion smoother does not make anything smooth despite what it's called. I would rather deal with some judder then any of the negative effects activating it introduces.

Best advice is to shut it off.

It's funny though, even on 3D sometimes I don't like. It almost just depends on the content and motion in the movie.

Yes, definitely keep it off on 2D. I cannot see how anyone can tolerate it.


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I had to pick mine up 3 weeks ago today at the distribution center in Perth Amboy, NJ. After that I checked again and there weren't any left to pick up from the distribution center. I'm from Clifton, NJ and I got tired of searching everywhere.... I guess I got lucky.. Just keep searching around. Have you tried Sears?

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Just refused delivery of a P60VT60 due to a cracked screen from Amazon. Heartbreaking... Debating about digging deeper in the pocketbook or waiting for OLED a couple of years down the road.

See if they'll work out a deal on a Samsung F8500, since all the Panasonics are gone. By the way, how long ago did you order?
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I'm real scared that my VT60 will develop stress fractures during the Superbowl!!! What do you all suggest I do to pre-mitigate this?

What with Denver Broncos florescent orange versus the Seattle Seahawks neon green, the bright tv lights bouncing off the snow and the resultant deep shadows, the screaming crowd, and the endless replays, when there is zoom-in on a crucial goal line pileup then the tv screen will develop stress fractures. I don't think this tv was built to withstand category 4 color clashes.

Would it help to add 3 or 4 more layers of bubble wrap around the tv?
Or putting pillows on the floor?
Or adding Bose noise-cancelling sound settings?
Or every few minutes switching channels and watching a recording of the live Sound of Music?
Or adjusting the mode to Vivid and the Contrast to 100, so that tv knows to expect this content?
Or downloading and applying the Hubble original optics settings?
Or pre-coat the screen with Superglue?
Or maybe I can use duct tape in an ingenious MythBusters way?

You got to help me!!!
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Can someone do me a favor. Go on Netflix for Atlas shrugged part one. Pause the movie at 27:34. . It is a city scene with a black sky but on my black sky I see gray squares appear across the sky. In different modes it becomes more obvious than others, thx Cinema being one of the worst and custom being the least visible. Not sure if that is normal or not as I also see it happen from time to time on other movies
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Can someone do me a favor. Go on Netflix for Atlas shrugged part one. Pause the movie at 27:34. . It is a city scene with a black sky but on my black sky I see gray squares appear across the sky. In different modes it becomes more obvious than others, thx Cinema being one of the worst and custom being the least visible. Not sure if that is normal or not as I also see it happen from time to time on other movies

Sounds like macroblocking which is a sourc compression issue.
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Is this something I can fix?
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Is this something I can fix?

yes. watch your movies on blu ray.

netflix is seriously compressed in order to stream everything. IF you watch high mb/sec sources (blu ray) you probably will never see that.
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I'm real scared that my VT60 will develop stress fractures during the Superbowl!!! What do you all suggest I do to pre-mitigate this?

What with Denver Broncos florescent orange versus the Seattle Seahawks neon green, the bright tv lights bouncing off the snow and the resultant deep shadows, the screaming crowd, and the endless replays, when there is zoom-in on a crucial goal line pileup then the tv screen will develop stress fractures. I don't think this tv was built to withstand category 4 color clashes.

Would it help to add 3 or 4 more layers of bubble wrap around the tv?
Or putting pillows on the floor?
Or adding Bose noise-cancelling sound settings?
Or every few minutes switching channels and watching a recording of the live Sound of Music?
Or adjusting the mode to Vivid and the Contrast to 100, so that tv knows to expect this content?
Or downloading and applying the Hubble original optics settings?
Or pre-coat the screen with Superglue?
Or maybe I can use duct tape in an ingenious MythBusters way?

You got to help me!!!

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Purchased the P65VT60 from Amazon last Monday as part of the BB clearance/price match.

Took delivery from CEVA today. CEVA delivery went pretty good. CEVA guy actually knew all about the VT60. CEVA guys did a full assembly of stand and setup the TV.

Got an October 2013 build date, no buzzing, can hear the fans only behind the TV. I am a former DLP guy so this is not a big deal. TV is in a family room with windows. Ambient light is really no issue from what I can tell so far. Picture is outstanding already, can't wait for it to break in.

Question 1: I did not see the rectangular clips that hide the cables around the stand. I only see one zip tie type clip the goes behind the TV. I searched through all the packing it did not see the clips for the stand. Did I miss these somehow? I suppose I can call Panasonic and request them.

Question 2: Are the THX settings not available on Netflix? It appeared there were limited picture setting on Netflix. Love the Netflix APP as it is way better than my Tivo in terms of speed, audio, and picture quality.

Thanks to all the posters before me, this has been a very informative thread.
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I'm real scared that my VT60 will develop stress fractures during the Superbowl!!! What do you all suggest I do to pre-mitigate this?

What with Denver Broncos florescent orange versus the Seattle Seahawks neon green, the bright tv lights bouncing off the snow and the resultant deep shadows, the screaming crowd, and the endless replays, when there is zoom-in on a crucial goal line pileup then the tv screen will develop stress fractures. I don't think this tv was built to withstand category 4 color clashes.

Would it help to add 3 or 4 more layers of bubble wrap around the tv?
Or putting pillows on the floor?
Or adding Bose noise-cancelling sound settings?
Or every few minutes switching channels and watching a recording of the live Sound of Music?
Or adjusting the mode to Vivid and the Contrast to 100, so that tv knows to expect this content?
Or downloading and applying the Hubble original optics settings?
Or pre-coat the screen with Superglue?
Or maybe I can use duct tape in an ingenious MythBusters way?

You got to help me!!!

Or, if that doesn't help, you could try giving it a bottle and then rocking it to sleep before putting it in its crib for the night.


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You'll have to use Netflix through one of your other devices for THX. Blu-ray, DVD player, Roku, Apple TV, coffee maker.
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I had my 60VT60 delivered last week and I noticed that Best Buy's delivery guys did not attach the bracket cover. I wasn't concerned until the discussion here about how the pedestal is attached so went to check and noticed that one of the screws has broken off. The stand seems to be fine but I'm concerned that I will not be able to remove the stand if I wish to mount the TV on the wall. Is there a way to get the screw out without destroying the stand? I'm thinking about calling Best Buy and having them come back and replace the screw.

All kidding aside. If Best Buy did not install the cover or assemble the unit correctly, call the salesperson and s/he will send someone out to correct it. It happened to me and it was fixed the next day after the phone call. Talking about it here will not do you any good. smile.gif

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