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gosas's Avatar gosas 03:10 AM 10-01-2014
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Unfortunately, I'm not qualified to answer. I would simply be guessing.

thansk for the interest tho! Guys anybody else that knows what kind of transformer I need? please

eric3316's Avatar eric3316 04:17 AM 10-01-2014
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Here is the attachment of my IR or Burn in. I'm not sure if you guys can see it. I'm planning to run the screen wipe. Which mode i need to choose before running the screen wipe?



And also is there any settings that you guys can recommend? Thanks
The pictures do not really show anything so I am guessing it is pretty faint. Doesn't really matter what mode you are running and as far as settings, I believe custom was recommended at contrast of 80 but I use the Professional modes which I set at 60. I think people have said the 2 modes act differently.

I personally use the night settings found here and just make sure pixel orbiter is set to ON.
2013 Panasonic Settings/Issues Thread
B T C's Avatar B T C 04:34 AM 10-01-2014
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thansk for the interest tho! Guys anybody else that knows what kind of transformer I need? please
Have you tried calling Panasonic?
chunon's Avatar chunon 04:45 AM 10-01-2014
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VT60/65 OWNERS Thread - questions about those considering ownership or who currently own the display. You don't have to be a mod to understand how the threads work here at AVS. Your post belongs over on the Panny general issue thread. Chunon contributes a lot to this thread, we'd like to keep him around despite being a Buckeye. Your fud is doing what? Yes I'm an owner of a VT60/65 who has never experienced image retention or burn-in. Generalizations on any thread will always cause a problem. Sorry you had an issue with your set, which wasn't a VT60/65. We all realize that no display is perfect, I've got some fan noise, but I believe most of us are thankful we bought this display before supply dried up.
You're not a bad guy for a Hawkeye and no it will take alot more to chase me off than that !
chunon's Avatar chunon 04:45 AM 10-01-2014
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Did someone mention that chadb had set sharpness to a non-zero value for a client? I've been using the zero setting, btw.

Thanks.
Yes my setting is 16 for sharpness set by Chad.
mbroadus's Avatar mbroadus 05:22 AM 10-01-2014
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Like he said, not hard to mount a TV. Just make sure the screws are in the studs and hit two studs. Studs are usually 16" on center. After you put the plate up, take a rope or chain and hang your weight from the mounting plate to test the load. If you weigh more than the TV and the plate holds then it will hold your TV.

Lag bolts are great for attaching the plate to the studs. Just don't get the really big ones. Remember the studs are likely on 2" wide so you don't want to split the stud. Also, make sure the screws you get are wide enough at the head to cover the opening on the plate. If not, use washers. Also, get screws or lag bolts that are 1 1/2". Remember, your going through the depth of the mount and the drywall (either 1/2 or 5/8 thick).

All you need is a drill, level and a stud finder. If the TV needs to be mounted to far to the left or right, attach some furniture grade plywood to the studs, paint it the color of your wall and then attach the mounting plate to the plywood. You'll need longer screws for this method. You can place the mounting plate anywhere on the plywood. The weight of the TV will be transfer to the studs.

Good luck!
Great info, thanks. After reading the assembly instructions, the mount comes with 4 - 5/16 x 3 1/2 inch lag bolts.
gosas's Avatar gosas 05:26 AM 10-01-2014
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Have you tried calling Panasonic?

not yet I thought it would be stated in the back of the tv isnt it?
mbroadus's Avatar mbroadus 05:57 AM 10-01-2014
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Hello there folks! I brought my VT60 back with me in Greece from the US and now Im on the market for a step down converter from 240V to 120v but I cannot seem to find how many watts transformer should I get for a tcp60vt60 :-/ Could you guys do me a favor and check the back of your tv to see if it is stated there how many watt the tv is rated? mine is in a container right now tripping :P

Thanks guys!
120 V - 50/60 Hz 472W
gosas's Avatar gosas 06:27 AM 10-01-2014
Thank SO MUCH for this! so I wont have a problem with the herz? in greece we have 50hz 240V
caloyzki's Avatar caloyzki 08:11 AM 10-01-2014
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The pictures do not really show anything so I am guessing it is pretty faint. Doesn't really matter what mode you are running and as far as settings, I believe custom was recommended at contrast of 80 but I use the Professional modes which I set at 60. I think people have said the 2 modes act differently.

I personally use the night settings found here and just make sure pixel orbiter is set to ON.
2013 Panasonic Settings/Issues Thread
I guess the picture wasn't that good. And i can say maybe this is a burn in issues. I run the screen wipe lastnight i didbt noticed any changes. If i want to changed the panel does the burn in on my tv will be gone? I called already best buy and technician will look on it on Monday. Does replacing panel help? Thanks
B T C's Avatar B T C 08:27 AM 10-01-2014
Considering that the VT60's are no longer being manufactured, panel replacement will be very unlikely. If they deem it to be burn in, they will most likely offer to replace the entire set with a comparably priced alternative.
eric3316's Avatar eric3316 08:32 AM 10-01-2014
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Considering that the VT60's are no longer being manufactured, panel replacement will be very unlikely. If they deem it to be burn in, they will most likely offer to replace the entire set with a comparably priced alternative.
^This ^

Yes a panel replacement would fix it but they will not replace the panel, they will just offer you the choice of another TV.
smc's Avatar smc 08:41 AM 10-01-2014
I had the 7 blinks of death but it was a little different. The TV would work for anywhere from 5-15 mins before it went into the 7B mode.

Of course the TV was out of warranty by 1 1/2 months. Had the local authorized service company come and check it out. Pany told him to replace the A board.

This fixed the problem for about a month.

It is happening again but only stays on for maybe 2 minutes.

Pany now tells the repair guy that to replace tha A board again and says that the Comcast X1 box is causing the issue.

Has anyone heard this before. Seems very far-fetched.

Thanks
Cloverleaf's Avatar Cloverleaf 08:54 AM 10-01-2014
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I guess the picture wasn't that good. And i can say maybe this is a burn in issues. I run the screen wipe lastnight i didbt noticed any changes. If i want to changed the panel does the burn in on my tv will be gone? I called already best buy and technician will look on it on Monday. Does replacing panel help? Thanks
Is this the ex demo set ? I would not entertain an ex demo plasma, they will inevitably have burn in, impossible to shift after displaying static logos etc for hundreds of hours solid.
caloyzki's Avatar caloyzki 09:06 AM 10-01-2014
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Considering that the VT60's are no longer being manufactured, panel replacement will be very unlikely. If they deem it to be burn in, they will most likely offer to replace the entire set with a comparably priced alternative.
Wow. I already contacted panasonic regarding panel placemebt they told me they will contact 3rd party for the panel replacement. Hopefully i can still get one.
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^This ^

Yes a panel replacement would fix it but they will not replace the panel, they will just offer you the choice of another TV.
If they will offer me new set. Id rather get my money back

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Is this the ex demo set ? I would not entertain an ex demo plasma, they will inevitably have burn in, impossible to shift after displaying static logos etc for hundreds of hours solid.
Yes best buy floor model tv. And it has burn on on screen lot of logos of there advertisement for the geek squad calibation.
caloyzki's Avatar caloyzki 09:22 AM 10-01-2014
Im still running the screen wipe. Can i leaved the tv on running the screen wipes for a week? On the bottom right one of the solid burn in logo from bestbuy
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B T C's Avatar B T C 09:24 AM 10-01-2014
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Yes best buy floor model tv. And it has burn on on screen lot of logos of there advertisement for the geek squad calibation.
So, within the span of three days, you left the store without purchasing due to IR issues with the display, returned and purchased the set, and now have a Best Buy technician coming to look at the IR that was clearly visible in the store?

Panasonic's warranty does not cover burn in, but I think Best Buy's warranty does. I'm not sure how their warranty works. If the Best Buy warranty does not apply during the original manufacturer's warranty period, you may be out of luck. Either way, it's probably unlikely that you will be able to get a brand new VT60, or VT60 panel, but good luck.
caloyzki's Avatar caloyzki 09:32 AM 10-01-2014
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So, within the span of three days, you left the store without purchasing due to IR issues with the display, returned and purchased the set, and now have a Best Buy technician coming to look at the IR that was clearly visible in the store?

Panasonic's warranty does not cover burn in, but I think Best Buy's warranty does. I'm not sure how their warranty works. If the Best Buy warranty does not apply during the original manufacturer's warranty period, you may be out of luck. Either way, it's probably unlikely that you will be able to get a brand new VT60, or VT60 panel, but good luck.
Yes. 1st time i went there the manager that i spoke to was not at the store and they are selling me the tv with a different price whuch is not thw manager told me. Come back next day and manager was there and when he saw that there is a burn in/ir he lowered the price. Included 5yrs bestbuy warranty. He said no more manufacture warranty. Bestbuy covers everything ir/burn in even panel replacement. Or changed the unit or returned it to them and get my money back. Hopefully they can still find a new panel for me. But bb will come and look the unit until monday. We'll see what they say. If no more panel replacement maybe i can just returned the set. Cant keep it with those ir/burn it logos.
mbroadus's Avatar mbroadus 10:31 AM 10-01-2014
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What he says. I've got my 55VT60 on a Sanus LF228 (which is a BEAST of a mounting arm) and the bottom edge of the screen is at 31" for a 10' viewing distance. It's been perfect for both seated viewing at that distance and across the room in the kitchen area.
Did you use the spacers that were provided by Sanus? Did you have to buy any extra hardware?
wkearney99's Avatar wkearney99 10:36 AM 10-01-2014
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Did you use the spacers that were provided by Sanus? Did you have to buy any extra hardware?
I did not have to buy any additional hardware. I may have used some of my own lag screws. I don't recall if I used the spacers or not, I don't think I had to use any. There were a ton of screws that came with it. Lots of flexibility for all kinds of TV back panels. The VT60 is probably one of the easier ones.
LyftedLyfe 12:50 PM 10-01-2014
Whats up everyone, VT 60 owner myself. Love it! Production date was october 2013! Anyone looking??

-Mike
El Gabito's Avatar El Gabito 01:01 PM 10-01-2014
I have a Harmony 900 and a VT60. Is there any way to program a discrete, single-button push for turning the display off? There's a menu item for it, but I can't find any way to do it other than navigating the menus.

If there's some custom solution for this sort of thing, I'm interested in that as well.
mbroadus's Avatar mbroadus 01:49 PM 10-01-2014
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I have a Harmony 900 and a VT60. Is there any way to program a discrete, single-button push for turning the display off? There's a menu item for it, but I can't find any way to do it other than navigating the menus.

If there's some custom solution for this sort of thing, I'm interested in that as well.
I would ask this question on the Remote Control Area. There are some guys in that forum that know more about remotes than anyone should! Be sure to do a search for Harmony 900 in case the question has been asked before or there's a dedicated thread for that model, like there is for the 880.
fahrenheit's Avatar fahrenheit 02:09 PM 10-01-2014
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Im still running the screen wipe. Can i leaved the tv on running the screen wipes for a week? On the bottom right one of the solid burn in logo from bestbuy


I had this type of IR on my GT50 for four months. You can be rid of it, but this isn't a sprint. Its a marathon. Don't try and run it all at once.

This type of IR is from MgO sputter. It takes a very long time to remove.
You may think that running the screen wipe non-stop for a week is beneficial, but you'd be wrong. This type of IR tends to manifest when the display is warming up. This is also the time when best to treat it. The longer you leave the display running, the less effective it is at getting this type of IR. The same is true for treating it.
You will be much better off giving the TV a cool-down period and then hitting it again with the screen wipe as soon as you start up again.

It should also be obvious, but I'll state it anyways, the logo that did the damage, should not grace your TV any time during this treatment period. No matter how long that may be.
caloyzki's Avatar caloyzki 02:28 PM 10-01-2014
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I had this type of IR on my GT50 for four months. You can be rid of it, but this isn't a sprint. Its a marathon. Don't try and run it all at once.

This type of IR is from MgO sputter. It takes a very long time to remove.
You may think that running the screen wipe non-stop for a week is beneficial, but you'd be wrong. This type of IR tends to manifest when the display is warming up. This is also the time when best to treat it. The longer you leave the display running, the less effective it is at getting this type of IR. The same is true for treating it.
You will be much better off giving the TV a cool-down period and then hitting it again with the screen wipe as soon as you start up again.

It should also be obvious, but I'll state it anyways, the logo that did the damage, should not grace your TV any time during this treatment period. No matter how long that may be.
Hi thanks for the tip. Did the IR from ur gt50 was gone? I will be fine if it will takes time to get rid of it as long as it will be gone soon. I can live with that. Its like how many hours you running ur screen wipe per day? Maybe when this set was on bestbuy display they never run the screen wipe. So im guessing this is the first time the set got the screen wipe. Lol.
And also geek squasld is coming to my home Monday and hopefully they can get the panel replacement. Still hoping for tge best. We'll see.
eaayoung's Avatar eaayoung 02:28 PM 10-01-2014
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Did you use the spacers that were provided by Sanus? Did you have to buy any extra hardware?
When installing a TV on the wall, make sure you following the recommendations in the TV manual for the screws that attach the TV to the mount. If you use screws that are too long, you could short out TV or damage the panel.
fahrenheit's Avatar fahrenheit 02:54 PM 10-01-2014
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Hi thanks for the tip. Did the IR from ur gt50 was gone?
Yes, completely gone.
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Its like how many hours you running ur screen wipe per day?
Nine hours average. Turn on first thing in the morning and immediately start with the wipe, then watching normal TV/movies/gaming in the evening after 6pm. Turn off at midnight, then repeat again next day.

I didn't start off doing it that way. I tried for weeks by running the screen wipe at the end of the evening overnight, then turning everything off in the morning. This had very little effectiveness compared to the above.
smurraybhm's Avatar smurraybhm 03:01 PM 10-01-2014
I'm going back to not checking this thread and just enjoying the great picture offered by my VT60. Sorry for the few who are having issues, hopefully mine will last long enough for something comparable and reasonably priced to come into being.
caloyzki's Avatar caloyzki 03:10 PM 10-01-2014
Any good settings you guys can recommend for me? The new vt60 owner! Lol. And also what are the latest firmwares you guys have on your set? Also i don't see any isf 1 and isf 2 on my set. How to activate them? Thanks
whipit's Avatar whipit 04:20 PM 10-01-2014
To open the pro modes you have to go to Menu, Setup, then scroll down to the next page and look for ISFccc mode. It's off by default.
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