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Old 01-22-2014, 07:09 PM
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I bought the following Bell'o stand two years ago when I got my 55gt30 and love it. My 65vt60 sides hang off about 2" on each side because it is made for 60" max TV's. The price has been fluctuating lately on amazon so keep an eye on it. Lots of ventilation, easy to get to components and very well made.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007KJ1U9E/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

http://www.bello.com/bello-images/av-furniture/av-stands/cw356/CW356_SpecSheet_091013.pdf


another but less ventilation for 65"

http://www.amazon.com/Bello-WAVS99163-Espresso-Finish-Cabinet/dp/B00CIMM7XG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390440823&sr=8-1&keywords=WAVS99163

I've looked at that bello before. How well do the side panels hide wires.
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Custom built.

Bugger. I love the design an may copy it to some degree and make my own (as I can't find any to buy that I like).
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I got this stand about 5 years ago from bb for maybe 400.00 now they want 2k that's crazy. maybe check out craigs list





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Sorry, I meant to add some text to my last post.

I love this stand! And our VT60 of course.

Hope this helps.

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Okay, I'm saying it. TV stands has got to be the most boring topic to take place in this thread. Lol
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Okay, I'm saying it. TV stands has got to be the most boring topic to take place in this thread. Lol

Yes, we've strayed off topic and there's a furniture subforum. What should we talk about next?

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Well, I for one feel so lucky to have purchased a VT60 before they ran out.

It's a gorgeous PDP!
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Yes, we've strayed off topic and there's a furniture subforum. What should we talk about next?
Surge protectors? I need to get myself one.
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Surge protectors? I need to get myself one.

Touchy subject...some prefer power conditioners and some think they're snake oil but it's all personal preference. And yes, you do need something.

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I was recommended these by members on here, they are totally worth it. Got rid of the red power light today on mine with the black out editions.

Black out dims blend ok with the clear bezel?
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My VT60 October build has the foam fix, but is still audible at silent scenes, not as bad as with no foam fix. My VT50 is dead quiet so it has to be something did that caused the airflow to be more turbulent to make more noise as the fans as the same. I posted my additional fix in the thread about the noise that makes them inaudible.
Possibly post a pic of the foam? I'd like to see where it's placed
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Hi, if you don't mind me asking again, how and why does this translate into the settings you've posted on here for the VT60 being zero?

I am sorry, I don't understand your question.

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So I have about 250$ to BB for a TV stand. I'm not looking for anything extravagant but nice. Tops on prolly like 350$. Saw a few people discussing and though those are about 500$ more I was wondering if you had any suggestions for ones BB offers. Need good ventilation for Xbox 360 and ps3 as well as other components to come (X1, PS4)
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This stand from World Market is pretty nice to be honest, and it's 62" wide so even a 65" plasma looks at home over it. For a solid wood top at $299 it's a great deal.



http://www.worldmarket.com/product/62-hako-media-stand.do?&from=fn
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Yes, we've strayed off topic and there's a furniture subforum. What should we talk about next?

Perhaps someone could answer my question from before all the calibration hoohaha, is it possible to wireless mirror a surface pro on this TV?

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I'm thinking of getting a 55VT60 and would like to be able to send from my Surface Pro 2 to the TV wirelessly, has any one tried to use the Android Pin as the Windows 8.1 WPS pin?
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Are we talking 60" or 65"?

Neither...64" smile.gif I talked to a guy who scored a PN64F8500 for $1900 through Amazon after the delivery guys damaged his 65" VT60, then called back and got the free soundbar and subwoofer when that promotion came out.
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Okay, I'm saying it. TV stands has got to be the most boring topic to take place in this thread. Lol

As long as it directly relates to stands for this tv I think it is fine. I for one have found it useful.


Having come from a dlp I have found I actually think motion looks best with creative frame interpolation set to min as appassed to off. This is the first time I have seen an implementation that I felt worked well and was of benifit. Any thoughts on this as I am shocked that I intend to leave it set to min as opposed to off. I think I may have been spoiled by dlp motion as I never had this 'issue' before.
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Neither...64" smile.gif I talked to a guy who scored a PN64F8500 for $1900 through Amazon after the delivery guys damaged his 65" VT60, then called back and got the free soundbar and subwoofer when that promotion came out.
Well there is a smokin deal..........
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Black out dims blend ok with the clear bezel?

It is a black out sticker.. It does not blend in, in my case... but I rather have a black spot than the bright red LED. Seriously, Panasonic could have thought about this better. Should have the RED when it is OFF, and nothing when it is ON...
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Okay, thanks for that. Trying to grasp it. Is there somewhere I can see where a prefect chart would look like. Would it just be all the colors on top of each other at 100% and the delta 1 or under?

just adding on a bit more.. Delta < 2-3 is considered as non-distinguishable by human eye.
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Exactly. The letters do increase with the hours on the panel which is why some believe the panel gets brighter at each level as a way for Panasonic to help break in the plasma and protect itself from burn in at the beginning. Which might also explain why people do not see IR at the very beginning but start to notice it at 150 hours or 300 hours, etc.
Thanks, I think many of us get what happens when entering in someone else's settings but to me currently, someone else's settings are working better for me then what is currently available to me.

Also, a question that has been asked but never really answered and would be curious to your thoughts. What is the difference if everyone used THX Cinema on their TV instead of someone else's settings? The default THX settings are not programmed specifically for each individual panel. They get their settings to what they like and then program that into every other TV. So in essence, using THX Cinema will yield everyone different results anyway so what is the difference at that point in using THX Cinema or someone else's calibrated settings?

We are basically using someone eles's settings when using THX modes or of the default modes. If those settings remained the same on everyone's TV then logically so would using someone else's settings but they don't which is why it is a crap shoot either way so why not use what looks the best to you.

Eric, I think your question make sense. It is really no different than using someone else setting vs THX setting, although I would assume that THX might have taken a few more samples from Panny and test and make sure it meet certain criteria.. given each set could be somewhat different, they will likely pick the average to be safe (just guessing here). So, it is NOT going to be accurate compared to a REAL calibration, but it should be better than ANY default mode. Now, someone "else" calibration is very likely going to be calibrated to a particular set at that particular time and room environment.. and normally do that to make it "super good"... so, it works BEST for that display, but when translated to your set, it could overshoot or undershoot.
So, if you are not going to do a real calibration, then I think just go with whatever you feel like best. THX I think have a better sample size so it probably won't ERR too much as THX do have to stand behind those, and "someone else" setting is a shot in the dark.. but since you don't have equipment to measure, you probably won't know so all is good smile.gif
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It is a black out sticker.. It does not blend in, in my case... but I rather have a black spot than the bright red LED. Seriously, Panasonic could have thought about this better. Should have the RED when it is OFF, and nothing when it is ON...

But then how would you know your tv wad on in a completely black scene without a big ol light letting you know.
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I've looked at that bello before. How well do the side panels hide wires.

It is designed to run the wires through the middle rear slots which I then tuck underneath the stand. When looking at the stand from the front you can make it so you can't see anything. Looking from the side you will see the wires of course.
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Black out dims blend ok with the clear bezel?

Sorry, I should have stated that my set is in a windowless room so I watch it with the lights of 90% off the time. Even when on, the dims come pre cut so I used the size that just fits over the led which you barley notice.
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As long as it directly relates to stands for this tv I think it is fine. I for one have found it useful.


Having come from a dlp I have found I actually think motion looks best with creative frame interpolation set to min as appassed to off. This is the first time I have seen an implementation that I felt worked well and was of benifit. Any thoughts on this as I am shocked that I intend to leave it set to min as opposed to off. I think I may have been spoiled by dlp motion as I never had this 'issue' before.
I never said it wasn't fine, I simply said it was boring topic.

I'm not here to mod the thread, people can discuss whatever they like.
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Possibly post a pic of the foam? I'd like to see where it's placed

Look at the thread for the fan noise, someone posted pic, it is hard to see. The fans have foam that you easily see between the fan and the outer grille. The foam for the fix is between the fan and the back of the plasma panel so if you shine a light in you should see foam under the fan against the silver backing of the plasma panel. The right rear (looking at front) fan will be the easier one to see. You should see foam on the top and both sides of the fan.

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Perhaps someone could answer my question from before all the calibration hoohaha, is it possible to wireless mirror a surface pro on this TV?

I use the Panasonic TV Remote 2 app on my iPad and it contains a Smart Calibration function to set and save inputs.

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But then how would you know your tv wad on in a completely black scene without a big ol light letting you know.

The scene is not going to stay black forever and I normally know if I have turned it on because the banner on the top of the screen pops up.

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Those can help but usually only if you put multiple layers on. Small piece of electrical tape works better.

This is what I did. A 1/4" of black electrical tape stuck right over the red light kills it perfectly. However you will still see it if you look from the side but from a viewing angle, no problem. Works great and its free. And removable if necessary.

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