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post #16111 of 16638 Old 07-10-2015, 06:10 PM
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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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Just wanted to add that I updated my VT60 to the latest firmware last night (from 26 May 2015) and it seems stable. I haven't noticed any differences but the changelog says it improved network functionality.
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Just wanted to add that I updated my VT60 to the latest firmware last night (from 26 May 2015) and it seems stable. I haven't noticed any differences but the changelog says it improved network functionality.
Where'd you get that from?
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It looks like they didn't release it for TC (North American) models, but for TH models it's at http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/...oce_me_04.html
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It looks like they didn't release it for TC (North American) models, but for TH models it's at http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/...oce_me_04.html
What issues does the update fix? The last update issued for US model ZT/VT is 2.873.
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I don't know which issues it fixes. The changelog doesn't have any detail.
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Anybody with a PS4 found a way to press the 'home' button on the Panasonic remote using HDMI-CEC? Nothing seems to work, the Viera Tools button on my old GT50 did
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Officially moving on to the LG EC9300. First set I tested was a lemon. Watched Revenge of the Sith on it and my oh my. When Anakin and Obi-Wan face off on Mustafar you can see all of the individual smoke etc. blows my VT completely away.
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Officially moving on to the LG EC9300. First set I tested was a lemon. Watched Revenge of the Sith on it and my oh my. When Anakin and Obi-Wan face off on Mustafar you can see all of the individual smoke etc. blows my VT completely away.
Congrats on the new set
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Congrats on the new set
Thank you sir. Haven't got my hands on it yet - that's on the 26th
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Thank you sir. Haven't got my hands on it yet - that's on the 26th
I think you like it not a perfect set but impressive none the less. Now if those 65 inchers would just come down in price!
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I think you like it not a perfrct set but imprrssive none the less. Now if those 65 inchrrs would just come down in price!
Definitely not perfect but a step in the direction
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BUT...,
1) 55"
2) Curved
3) issues with processing/color accuracy.

I could probably overlook number 3. But not size and the curve.

Hope you enjoy. Just not for me.

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BUT...,
1) 55"
2) Curved
3) issues with processing/color accuracy.

I could probably overlook number 3. But not size and the curve.

Hope you enjoy. Just not for me.
55" fits my room better and is easier to move in a year. Don't mind the curved aspect. A proper calibration solves that at least if you have someone that knows what they're doing. Set is a pita to calibrate though.

I also almost exclusively game.
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Well I am really discouraged. Bought my 65VT60 about 1.5 years ago. One of the best reviewed TV's ever. A few weeks ago I turned it on and got this buzzing sound. No image. Just a low level buzz. Took to Best Buy where I bought it. They tell me the panel needs to be replaced AND they can no longer get the panel. So I am screwed. $3000 down the drain. SO upset. I plan on emailing Panasonic something....not sure what good that would do. But it's very very upsetting that their top tier TV only lasted 1.5 years? And since they no longer make them I am screwed?

Thoughts? I realized it was going to be kind of pricey to repair. I kind of thought $500? I would have paid a little more to have it fixed. The TV is awesome. Was.

Anyone have any similar experiences or suggestions on what I can do?

Thx in advance
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Officially moving on to the LG EC9300. First set I tested was a lemon. Watched Revenge of the Sith on it and my oh my. When Anakin and Obi-Wan face off on Mustafar you can see all of the individual smoke etc. blows my VT completely away.
Blows it away ? I am surprised since I know the VT's were among the highest of the Panny plasmas, 2nd I believe to the ZT series.

How does it blow it away ? Were both calibrated ? Blacks, overall PQ, judder/sharpness -- were are you seeing the upgrade ?
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Thoughts? I realized it was going to be kind of pricey to repair. I kind of thought $500? I would have paid a little more to have it fixed. The TV is awesome. Was.
Anyone have any similar experiences or suggestions on what I can do? Thx in advance
I don't know alot about the TV but I bet this and other threads have posts from people with similar problems who were able to fix the TV using parts from various suppliers. Check 'em out.
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Well I am really discouraged. Bought my 65VT60 about 1.5 years ago. One of the best reviewed TV's ever. A few weeks ago I turned it on and got this buzzing sound. No image. Just a low level buzz. Took to Best Buy where I bought it. They tell me the panel needs to be replaced AND they can no longer get the panel. So I am screwed.

Anyone have any similar experiences or suggestions on what I can do?

Thx in advance
Feel your pain. Hope my ZT doesn't suffer the same fate. All of 5 Panasonic plasma TV are still working as designed. And one is 10 years old and is watched daily. Maybe I've been lucky.
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Tim, we'll need a bit more information.

Does the red power LED light up? If so, does it blink? If so, how many blinks between pauses?

With respect to the low level buzzing: Does it come from the speakers (the lower left and right corners of the panel) or does it come from the center of the panel (best located by listening from the back of the panel)?

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Blows it away ? I am surprised since I know the VT's were among the highest of the Panny plasmas, 2nd I believe to the ZT series.

How does it blow it away ? Were both calibrated ? Blacks, overall PQ, judder/sharpness -- were are you seeing the upgrade ?
The contrast, pixel arrangement, not as sensitive to IR, brighter, legitimate blacks in low abl scenes, sharper image (pixel structure), no line bleed, no dithering

Just to name a few. Watched Revenge of the Sith and it looked spectacular - where as my 65 VT looks somewhat meh in comparison (professionally calibrated 1,200 hours ago).

With that said the VT and ZT are great sets in their own right, the judder isn't nearly as bad as it's made out to be and by no means does it overshadow the brilliant picture otherwise. The ec9300 just displays a better picture.
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1) 55"
2) Curved
3) issues with processing/color accuracy.

I could probably overlook number 3. But not size and the curve.

Hope you enjoy. Just not for me.
My big issue was size, curve didnt bother me. Hard to go from a 65/64 inch down to a 55" imo

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My big issue was size, curve didnt bother me. Hard to go from a 65/64 inch down to a 55" imo
Displays a much cleaner image though than the VT and ZT.
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Displays a much cleaner image though than the VT and ZT.
Yes I agree with that just a naturally sharper image imo
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Does anyone know what kind of "1080p" video is streamed from the Panasonic Netflix app built into the TV? is it the same as the Super HD 1080p or not? the info button just shows a 1080p indicator and nothing else.
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Does anyone know what kind of "1080p" video is streamed from the Panasonic Netflix app built into the TV? is it the same as the Super HD 1080p or not? the info button just shows a 1080p indicator and nothing else.
Don't believe it is. I find the VT's Netflix app to be far too restrictive. I believe it has an undefeatable overscan as well. Quality takes forever to pickup on it as well.

Because of these issues above and the lack of picture settings too I generally watch via my ps4.
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I have a hardwired ethernet line going into the TV pushing the Netflix button brings it up fairly quickly. It takes about 15 seconds or so from the start of a show to go from 384 to 1080p on the little indicator thing. I watched an episode of daredevil last night, and while it didnt come close to blu-ray, the quality was definitely very good, if not excellent. SuperHD just means high bandwidth 1080p, right? this thing has a dual core cpu and a hard wired ethernet connection, so it outta stream as good as an apple TV....
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I wonder, is there a quick way of toggling overscan?

I tend to use overscan with channels with logos, so that the pixel orbiter can do its work without black edges appearing. For channels without bold logos, I would like to turn it off. It's not too taxing to do so, but could there be a better way than (menu+ok+page down+page down+arrow down+ok+arrow up/down+exit)?

I could use the aspect zoom option for channels with logos, but it's a greater amount of stretching the image and so a greater amount of degradation of the quality.

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Parting ways with my 65 VT60 today for the LG EC9300. It's been fun
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