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Old 01-26-2014, 03:15 PM
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Anyone had '3D signal detected' on a non-3D bluray? I've just popped I-Robot in and the message came up. Definitely the 2D version. Weird!

On another note, can any Oppo users suggest what color settings they are using with their VT60? Not sure if should be 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 and if Deep color should be off or 36bit.

Thanks!

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Tried your Color Temp NORMAL trick. Sky Blue for starters but it calibrated well while maintaining solid Gamma and blacks not crushed as opposed to trying this with Warm 2 which is waaaay closer to D65. The results are excellent and yields an output of 47.3 FtL with Accupel small patterns.


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Anyone had '3D signal detected' on a non-3D bluray? I've just popped I-Robot in and the message came up. Definitely the 2D version. Weird!

On another note, can any Oppo users suggest what color settings they are using with their VT60? Not sure if should be 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 and if Deep color should be off or 36bit.

Thanks!

Yes - a few times since I got mine in May. Nothing to worry about. Good pick on the blu - great picture, sound and a good flick to boot.

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Anyone know of a good HDMI splitter? The ones I have looked at on Best Buy, Monoprice, Amazon, don't seem to have unanimous great reviews. The reason I want one is because I want to try the 3D on my 65VT60, and my receiver doesn't pass the 3D signal. So I want to come out of the PS3 with HDMI, split it in two, with one going to the AVR and one going to the tv.

You may not be in the market for a new Blu-ray player, but you could always get the Panny BDT-500 which has dual hdmi outputs.

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I have a onkyo 805 which is non 3d and the bdt500 works great.
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After about a month and a lot fiddling I still find my tv to be too dark, even with contrast set to 75. As much as I live plasma in certain situations, I think I al going to swap it for a led (sony w905). We do a lot of daytime viewing and I have a feeling the Sony will fit us better.

Very sorry to hear that...
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Does it bother anyone that after spending what we've spent for a VT60, that we continue to have to fiddle with it and entertain spending hundreds more for a possible calibration?

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I don't feel that way. I put in the soundandvision.com settings, and tweaked my brightness, contrast and color with the spears and Munsil bluray for night mode. It looks stunning. S&V's settings for day mode. Set it and forget it.
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If you guys were given the choice to repurchase. Would you have grabbed a VT50 with no fan noise, but brighter blacks, and slightly inferior color decoding or would you still stick with your VT60?

My Oct. 13 build is awesome but the fan noise is defintely that low pulsing sound and the fix is applied which I saw behind the fan. I'm wondering for those who had the fix applied after delivery or prior to the builds that implemented at the factory if what you hear is still a low pulse or is it dead silent? Mine is very low but can still be heard. Obviously not a huge issue because my TV Isn't going to be on mute but just curious. The back where the fans are does get a little hot and so does above the fans. Everything else stays cool as a cucumber. It is beyond me why they would put bigger fans instead of like 5 smaller a ones throughout the unit.

Let me understand, you're asking if I would've passed up on one of the best TV's ever made and opted for last years inferior in almost every way VT50 because of a fan noise that I can't hear unless I have the set muted and I stand right next to it ? Is this what you're asking ? If so, the answer is a Strong No ! Would you? Who the hell would ?

I don't think 5 smaller fans would be quieter than the 2 that are in there. Do you ? It's warm around the fans because they're doing their job and expelling heat out of those vents.
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Anyone had '3D signal detected' on a non-3D bluray? I've just popped I-Robot in and the message came up. Definitely the 2D version. Weird!

On another note, can any Oppo users suggest what color settings they are using with their VT60? Not sure if should be 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 and if Deep color should be off or 36bit.

Thanks!

I suspect it's something with the Oppo triggering it, but not 100% either, but I have encountered it with my Oppo too. You can turn off the notification in the display's settings.

I would go with 4:4:4 and keep Deep Color turned off.


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There are Professional Calibrators that also provide education during the calibration session and will answer questions...

FYI, Chad is very good at taking the time of explaining and answering any questions as well as explaining the process, the charts, etc. I learned quite a bit from him over the years, but the customer has to be interested as you alluded.


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Does it bother anyone that after spending what we've spent for a VT60, that we continue to have to fiddle with it and entertain spending hundreds more for a possible calibration?

Who said you have to fiddle with it ? THX cinema out of the box is better than anything you can find on the market right now ( basically ever ). It sounds more like a personal issue. Some people are just fiddlers, whether it's a $2k set or a $500 doesn't make a difference. Some people will never be satisfied,even with a calibrated reference quality set you'd probably still want to tinker with it.
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I have had my 65VT60 for a little over a week now. Have about 150 or so hours on it. I just entered Dnice's VT60 settings and I have to say OMG!!! I cannot believe the picture quality of this set. I am coming from a Sony KDS60A3000 which when I purchased that set I was very happy with the picture quality. The SXRD was a good set, I did not have ANY of the known issues on my set, still looked like the day I bought it but it is a HUGE leap in picture quality to this plasma. Wasn't planning on buying yet but found out that they were not making them anymore and this would be my last chance to get a panasonic plasma. Black level is astounding compared to my Sony. Just watched Marvels Avengers on Dish and even not being blu-ray I was blown away with the 3 dimensionality of the picture due to the black level. Blu-ray is even more amazing. This is an awesome tv, glad I got one when I did.

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I have had my 65VT60 for a little over a week now. Have about 150 or so hours on it. I just entered Dnice's VT60 settings and I have to say OMG!!! I cannot believe the picture quality of this set. I am coming from a Sony KDS60A3000 which when I purchased that set I was very happy with the picture quality. The SXRD was a good set, I did not have ANY of the known issues on my set, still looked like the day I bought it but it is a HUGE leap in picture quality to this plasma. Wasn't planning on buying yet but found out that they were not making them anymore and this would be my last chance to get a panasonic plasma. Black level is astounding compared to my Sony. Just watched Marvels Avengers on Dish and even not being blu-ray I was blown away with the 3 dimensionality of the picture due to the black level. Blu-ray is even more amazing. This is an awesome tv, glad I got one when I did.

I too came from a 60" A3000 SXRD and it was a good display for the money back for 2007, no question. But, yes, the VT60 is in a different universe. smile.gif


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Does it bother anyone that after spending what we've spent for a VT60, that we continue to have to fiddle with it and entertain spending hundreds more for a possible calibration?
The fact that you, and a few others think that you have to "fiddle with it" doesn't really apply to anyone but you and a few others. wink.gif
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I have had my 65VT60 for three weeks and am just under 300 hours on it. I used the Cnet setting and this plasma has the best picture I have ever seen. I upgraded from 50UT50 which I was very happy with but the Mrs gave me the ok to go big and I am so happy that we did. biggrin.gif

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Let me understand, you're asking if I would've passed up on one of the best TV's ever made and opted for last years inferior in almost every way VT50 because of a fan noise that I can't hear unless I have the set muted and I stand right next to it ? Is this what you're asking ? If so, the answer is a Strong No ! Would you? Who the hell would ?

I don't think 5 smaller fans would be quieter than the 2 that are in there. Do you ? It's warm around the fans because they're doing their job and expelling heat out of those vents.

First I love how all of a sudden last year's VT50 is so,inferior. I own a VT50 and VT60 and yes the VT60 is better, but if you don't put them side by side you would be very happy with a VT50.

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I had the same problem, so I bought an optical cable for the sound to the receiver and an HDMI 1.4 cable for connecting the PS3 directly to the tv. Much cheaper than buying a new receiver.
And after having tested 3D I don't think I will be using the feature that much...

I have a PS3 and an Onkyo 604 which I don't think passes 3d. What would be my options to play 3d Blu rays?
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I recommend that newbies read this. "Plasma help guide with focus on Panasonic VT60 most common plasma questions answered here"

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First I love how all of a sudden last year's VT50 is so,inferior. I own a VT50 and VT60 and yes the VT60 is better, but if you don't put them side by side you would be very happy with a VT50.

It's inferior to the VT60. I didn't say it was a bad TV. I answered a goofy question, what don't you like about my answer ? You can take my comment out of context and act like I said the VT50 is a turd if you like, but that's not what I was saying at all. According to every review I've seen, the VT60 is superior to the VT50, so why would I exchange the VT60 for the VT50 because of a fan noise that can only be heard with the TV on mute while I'm 1ft away from the set?
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I have had mine in THX Cinema since I opened it and I am thrilled with the picture. I am afraid to put in settings from Dnice or CNET with the fear they may make my set worse. The general settings like brightness and contrast should be ok to use but adjusting the color balance seems a little risky. If my set trends in the opposite direction of the one Dnice used won't his settings will just compound the problems instead of fixing them?
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It's inferior to the VT60. I didn't say it was a bad TV. I answered a goofy question, what don't you like about my answer ? You can take my comment out of context and act like I said the VT50 is a turd if you like, but that's not what I was saying at all. According to every review I've seen, the VT60 is superior to the VT50.

First you you may think his question is goofy, but it was a legitimate question. And the VT60 is inferior to other sets as well. Inferior infers a strong tone, and I was not taking your statement out of context, but your answer was not helping the OP with what I am sure he felt was a serious question. With all the hysteria over the fan noise I think some people have a valid concern to ask that. If you have not seen a VT/ZT60 next to a VT50 then the VT50 is a kickass picture. Also I have seen a few comments that say the VT50 preserved black detail a little better than the VT60 and that the VT60 may crush blacks slightly.

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..because of a fan noise that I can't hear unless I have the set muted and I stand right next to it ? Is this what you're asking ? If so, the answer is a Strong No ! Would you? Who the hell would ?

I just spent the better part of the afternoon putting a soundbar under my 55VT60 and never once heard any fan noise. The set was on most of the time but without volume as the optical to the soundbar wasn't yet connected. Mine's an October 2013 build, fwiw.

Tangentially, the Sanus LF228 arm handles this display nicely. I added their VMA202 soundbar mount under it. The VMA202 mount is overkill, but it's got a crapload of ways to adapt to just about any kind of soundbar you might want to use on it. The jury's still out on the bar I picked up, so don't ask which one, I'll pick that apart on some other thread... My main complaint is too many LEDs and no option to kill or otherwise dim them...
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I know that if you read through numerous posts on avs one begins to subscribe to a certain trend of what could perhaps be described as VT 60 etiquette. That being: critical viewing done on THX cinema mode, never using panel brightness high setting or higher contrast settings. Well, thats fine if it actually suits your own eyes but if not, I say you are being self abusive and denying yourself a pleasurable experience. Before you exchange your set I recommend you try the following: view whatever content you really enjoy (including blu rays) using the custom mode. If you still want a bit more pop try taking the contrast up to 90. If you want more dark detail while still experiencing lots of contrasty pop, try adjusting your gamma starting from 2.2 and then alternating with 2.4. I find I use these modes quite a bit and it gives lots of pop. I watched Hannibal on DVD the other day using THX cinema with the contrast at around 90 and found the detail and depth to be lush. Now this is heresy to some and we are made to feel bad about ourselves for not learning to settle for a picture at more sedate contrast settings. If you have been lulled into this thinking, it may account for your displeasure at your display. These sets are infinitely adjustable for a reason - so that you can enjoy your display. If you attempt the experiment that I just mentioned and find no relief for the symptoms, then you should follow through with your exchange - perhaps.
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I have a 103 - VT60 pro calibrated and mine was set to Deep Color - off, Output res - Source Direct, 1080p24 Output - Forced and Color space - 4:4:4, De-interlacing Mode - Auto Let me know if you need additional details.
Thanks for this! I have the 103 also and just updated my settings and checked with Spears disk...all good!
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I'm beside myself with befuddlement. I'm trying to watch the Grammys on my VT50 but I wake up and realize that the inferior MLL makes the picture look awful. Then I rush to the other room where my VT60 sits in the night mode with BT.1886 and I realize that I've hammered the deep level in my quest to see every little detail. Wait! What's that? Oh crap! I realize that the surround sound is in the first room with the cruddy VT50. I suppose I could go back in there and just turn the telly off and listen. I love Rap sooooo much. Only a few more months before the Visio R series comes out to save the world from video garbage....

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I used M8-1.25 x 25mm. Measure the thread depth left over after you put the lock washer on and push it through the mounting bracket. According to the manual, minimum should be 17mm, maximum is 23mm. I also tried 30mm and it was too long for me.

Thanks man! This was perfect - I picked up the M8's from Home Depot and the VT60 is now on the wall. And even though it replaced a 40", the 60" screen suddenly seems "just right", i.e. not too big. 65" would be pushing it in my room due to the layout...but I don't have any interest in upgrading.

Great picture and overall happy. The Viera apps look clunky - my only interest was picture quality (Netflix, Pandora, etc.) are handled perfectly by Apple TV and my DVD player. PQ is great - I am going to let it run for 200-300 hours before any calibration (it's currently on the default Standard mode).

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Please use proper VT 60 etiquette and do not make me to feel bad about myself for not learning to settle for a picture at more sedate contrast settings. If I find no relief for my symptoms then I will follow thru and send Hannibal to your house for dinner.

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