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post #16111 of 16235 Old 06-21-2015, 10:38 PM
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I tried to get 2 pairs but amazon will only allow me to buy one pair. pity
you can buy them at bb for $20, I just ordered 2 pair.
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Hello friends. I have a question. I bought my P60VT60 back in Dec of 2013. I work offshore, travel often, etc so there really aren't a whole lot of hours on my TV. I keep it on a nice power strip that I unplug from the wall when I leave for work. When I got back from being offshore today after being for the last few weeks, my TV is now giving a No Signal warning no matter what input I use. I normally run everything through a receiver and thought it was that, but it isn't, as I can still hear all the noises that should be coming from the BluRay/Roku. I've tried my Roku/BluRay Player/etc on all of my HDMI inputs but I'm still getting the same warning. I have also tried different HDMI cables, and a factory reset on my TV. I still get nothing.

Is there any other way I can test this to see if it's a faulty board or does anyone have suggestions for a resolution other than replacing the board?

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Oddball score. I used to work at Magnolia design center in Santa Monica ( disclaimer: I was more knowledgeable than All of the staff on audio) and know that when they dump old units the price is lower than what I could buy it for as an employee.

I got a perfect condition Panasonic TC-P65VT60 for $1199 with full warranty at the Costa Mesa store, apparently the last unit left in the USA that they had.. and bought A COSTCO extended 3 year warranty for $89 , I used AMERICAN Express to buy the TV so I think I got an extra year of coverage for a total of 5 years of coverage for only $89.

Obviously I am very happy with my unit, no dead pixels or burn in. Hooray. I do think this is one of the best Plasmas ever made. I used to work for Bang And Olufsen in Boston and thought their 2005 model of the Beovision 4 65" ( which uses a Panasonic panel cherry picked of the line ) was really good. This is not as good with motion, but the picture out of the box in THX mode is about the best I have seen for something without calibration.

But I am missing the bracket and screws that mount inside the base. I bought remotes on eBay , and need to b the best 3d glasses ( and recommendations for the best 3D glasses for this particular TV). I have a lead on a base... But if anyone in the LA OR Orange County area wants to sell me their base and bracket and screws that they feel they will never use again , please contact me 949-243-4377

Anyone know the part number for this bracket and where I might buy one.... Hint hint..anyone got a bracket in their closet. I live in Laguna Beach and would be thrilled to drive anywhere from La to sandiego to pick one up.

Panasonic is notorious for not supplying this part according to Best Buy.
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Here in the UK you can buy replacement parts/accessories direct from Panasonic:

https://www.pas-europe.com

I don't know if they'd ship internationally. And you might not like the prices. Maybe something similar where you are?
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Well I got my new 65VT60. Box was blown wide open by Averitt Express. Tiny little nick in the glass on the top right edge, and tiny scratch on the silver bezel on the top right. State Farm paid for it, and I took it. Playing slides now, everything looks good. If it were my $5,000 I would have refused it, but I will not find another new one. I will check the hours when I get a chance. Working 12hr shifts leaves little time to play with the TV.

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I know what to expect coming from the 60" VT60. Checked the hours and it has 22, all by me running slides and it has been powered on only 5 times.

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After the Shootout, we should all be giving thanks for owning the last of the great plasma displays. 2 years later and my VT60 looks damn good.
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After the Shootout, we should all be giving thanks for owning the last of the great plasma displays. 2 years later and my VT60 looks damn good.
Amazing what people will pay for a worse TV
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Hello all,

Im trying to set up my VT to power on/off through my Marantz pre (AV7701). I have Viera link on with the power on/off set to on.

Is this a issue of some setting on my pre? I had somewhere that the HDMI needs to be in a specific port for Viera to work, is that the case?

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It's pretty amazing to read the various threads on different new 4K sets and they all have such serious flaws. Then you go back and read the VT60 reviews and there is hardly anything to pick at. I don't need 4K. Looking forward to more than a few years with my fresh 65". Now I just need to keep lightning away from my house!!
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Was there any comparison to our tv(or the ZT) in the shootout? I missed it all and seeing some discussion has me curious.
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I'm thinking about ditching my 65VT60 for a LGEC9300 55"

65" is a bit too big for my room and I'd appreciate the slightly better contrast.
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Was there any comparison to our tv(or the ZT) in the shootout? I missed it all and seeing some discussion has me curious.

Sound & Vision Mag did a review of both the VT60 and ZT60 in the October 2013 issue and both were part of the Value electronics shootout a couple of years ago.

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Sound & Vision Mag did a review of both the VT60 and ZT60 in the October 2013 issue and both were part of the Value electronics shootout a couple of years ago.
Sorry, I meant the 2015 shootout. Years ago they brought out a kuro elite and compared it off to the side. I guess if they did it the VT would get second place against an oled panel due to contrast. Anyway still lovin' the VT
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I'm thinking about ditching my 65VT60 for a LGEC9300 55"

65" is a bit too big for my room and I'd appreciate the slightly better contrast.
where are you located? Did you decide to sell? I can't pm, not enough posts yet
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where are you located? Did you decide to sell? I can't pm, not enough posts yet
Oregon, and I'm thinking I'm gonna.
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So I bought my 55vt60 in Philadelphia last January. I have since moved to Tennessee this month. I had packed the TV in the original box with the original foam and the movers placed it in the regular truck (ie the type that best buy uses). Today, the TV was delivered on a semi along with my other belongings from the movers. I have ascertained that they took my stuff from philadelphia to a warehouse and then changed trucks. In any case, the TV box was placed on its side, vertically on the truck. That scared me half to death but I unpacked it and it's seemingly just fine and running as it should. but now I'm just scared and paranoid. Should I be worried because of how it was transported? There isnt a scratch on the box or the TV and had I not seen the back of the truck, I would never have known how they transported. But we all love this TV and it's my baby, should I be worried or can I relax?
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Not going to sell it! The disaster that is the lack of 4:4:4 (otherwise known as 1080p direct) on the EC9300 kills it for me.
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So I bought my 55vt60 in Philadelphia last January. I have since moved to Tennessee this month. I had packed the TV in the original box with the original foam and the movers placed it in the regular truck (ie the type that best buy uses). Today, the TV was delivered on a semi along with my other belongings from the movers. I have ascertained that they took my stuff from philadelphia to a warehouse and then changed trucks. In any case, the TV box was placed on its side, vertically on the truck. That scared me half to death but I unpacked it and it's seemingly just fine and running as it should. but now I'm just scared and paranoid. Should I be worried because of how it was transported? There isnt a scratch on the box or the TV and had I not seen the back of the truck, I would never have known how they transported. But we all love this TV and it's my baby, should I be worried or can I relax?
Count yourself lucky. I did transport a 54" V10 lying on it's back in the back of my SUV. Wouldn't fit in my SUV standing up. But, I was really careful transporting it and avoided pot holes and bumps. Still running just fine years later. In fact, just added the Dane's board to reset the black level and it looks as good as the day I bought it.
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Quick question VT owners. When you turn your set on does your black level go from a brighter shade then kick into its typical black? Just wanted to confirm this is normal.

Also when you set your contrast to zero and panel brightness to low, then proceed to toggle the screen display option (turns panel off) does your display glow?
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Quick question VT owners. When you turn your set on does your black level go from a brighter shade then kick into its typical black?

Yes. It is normal.
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Yes. It is normal.
Just making sure
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I experience the same thing every time I turn the set on. Glad to hear it's normal. I wonder why this is? None of my previous Panasonic TV's did it...
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I experience the same thing every time I turn the set on. Glad to hear it's normal. I wonder why this is? None of my previous Panasonic TV's did it...
The VT50s did it. I can't remember much about those that went before.

I could only guess what it's for.
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Sorry, I meant the 2015 shootout. Years ago they brought out a kuro elite and compared it off to the side. I guess if they did it the VT would get second place against an oled panel due to contrast. Anyway still lovin' the VT
I was at the 2014 as well as this year. The only plasma at the 2014 shootout was the Samsung F8500. This year? None.

I also went to the Joe Kane seminar on HDR. That was very interesting. He had a Samsung SUHD and was showing Exodus. Below the Samsung was a non-HDR TV (cannot recall which one) and the difference was dramatic to say the least.
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Sillysally, do you still have the LUT for the VT60?
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Ive had my VT60 since its debut and i think im about ready to replace it now. Main reasons being low brightness and high heat output. My living room is very bright and i dont have a way to darken it enough to get a nice contrasty picture so watching it through the day sucks. The set also puts out enough heat to make the room uncomfortable in the warmer months, the back panel reaches 130 degrees F after 30 minutes run time.
Does anyone know of any decent LCD sets that perform well enough to replace my VT60? They dont have to match the excellent contrast levels, just need to be decent. I watch mostly HD streaming content (tv shows, a few movies) and game often (enough that the xbox logo is starting to burn in). Im not very picky, i just need something that has a decent picture during the day and doesnt turn my living room into an oven.
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Ive had my VT60 since its debut and i think im about ready to replace it now. Main reasons being low brightness and high heat output. My living room is very bright and i dont have a way to darken it enough to get a nice contrasty picture so watching it through the day sucks. The set also puts out enough heat to make the room uncomfortable in the warmer months, the back panel reaches 130 degrees F after 30 minutes run time.
Does anyone know of any decent LCD sets that perform well enough to replace my VT60? They dont have to match the excellent contrast levels, just need to be decent. I watch mostly HD streaming content (tv shows, a few movies) and game often (enough that the xbox logo is starting to burn in). Im not very picky, i just need something that has a decent picture during the day and doesnt turn my living room into an oven.
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I'm wrestling with similar issues. I've found that getting comparable picture quality out of an LED is expensive and problematic (Sony XBRX950B or Panasonic AX900) both retail for $5,000 plus and aren't worth it.

Your best bet may be to do what I'm about to do. Sacrifice size for quality and roll with the 1080p OLED. It's really the only set that'll give you better picture quality at this point in time.
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