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I had the same issue where my VT60 couldn't be repaired and the warranty company wanted to send me a lesser quality LED. I wasn't happy with their choice so I asked them to send me a check so I could pick out my own set and they did. I was able to purchase a very good LED 4k TV with the money. Good luck. JT
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Take the refund and use it as a downpayment for an LG OLED (or the Sony but prepare to pay more). You will have to pay beaucoup money to get an LCD that will come close to the performance of your dearly departed VT60.
As the saga continues with BWG Warranty Group. I spoke with the rep again this morning and seems they may be willing to work with me a little better but are asking for details/specifics on why/how I feel the LG 65UH8500 LED TV is NOT a comparable TV as a replacement for my plasma... more then just the black levels and smoothness of the natural picture just are not there and a few small minor things I came up with on the fly real quick, there is a ton of articles/reviews showing the only TV that started coming close to a good plasma panel these days is an OLED rather then a regular 4K LED they are trying to push off on me.But whats the best way to explain that to someone looking to get this settled with as little $$ as possible?

Any help with a few bullet items I can use as ammo to hopefully get a little more cash out of them or an actual quality OLED TV model thats close to the $2900 range I paid for the panny would be VERY helpful? Seemed like I was talking to a typical salesman but at the same time may be willing to work with me? I feel as if I can prove with facts the replacement TV is not a true comparison I should get my full refund of purchase price....
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As the saga continues with BWG Warranty Group. I spoke with the rep again this morning and seems they may be willing to work with me a little better but are asking for details/specifics on why/how I feel the LG 65UH8500 LED TV is NOT a comparable TV as a replacement for my plasma... more then just the black levels and smoothness of the natural picture just are not there and a few small minor things I came up with on the fly real quick, there is a ton of articles/reviews showing the only TV that started coming close to a good plasma panel these days is an OLED rather then a regular 4K LED they are trying to push off on me.But whats the best way to explain that to someone looking to get this settled with as little $$ as possible?

Any help with a few bullet items I can use as ammo to hopefully get a little more cash out of them or an actual quality OLED TV model thats close to the $2900 range I paid for the panny would be VERY helpful? Seemed like I was talking to a typical salesman but at the same time may be willing to work with me? I feel as if I can prove with facts the replacement TV is not a true comparison I should get my full refund of purchase price....
Just have to tell them that a crappy LED is no way a comparable replacement for a VT60. Give me the money so I can kick in the extra for an LG OLED.
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Just have to tell them that a crappy LED is no way a comparable replacement for a VT60. Give me the money so I can kick in the extra for an LG OLED.
Of course that's what I wanna say but most likely will not help the situation right now if there's a chance to get a little better deal out of them.....But may end up telling them that exact statement either way but first wanna try and be civil and present a few facts...
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Hi
I'm trying to use the internet browser on my vt 60 to watch a university hockey game. Me thinks the tv browser needs an updated flash program. How on earth do I do that.

2nd question - same goal. Have a Lenovo laptop with vga to hdmi Trying this as plan a above won't work. So neither will the laptop. I tried hdmi 1 and 3.
Me thinks that it has something to do with the f7 key on the laptop-but no matter the configuration I can't seem to project the laptop to the 65" screen via hdmi 1 or 3

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If this is something you're going to do a lot, I suggest you get a Chromecast.

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If this is something you're going to do a lot, I suggest you get a Chromecast.
that might be a better idea. i can return the $60 vga/hdmi cord and get the chromecast video. then al i would need to do is fugure out how to set it up.

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...2nd question - same goal. Have a Lenovo laptop with vga to hdmi Trying this as plan a above won't work. So neither will the laptop. I tried hdmi 1 and 3. Me thinks that it has something to do with the f7 key on the laptop-but no matter the configuration I can't seem to project the laptop to the 65" screen via hdmi 1 or 3...
Probably is the F7 key not playing nicely. You are holding down the Function key when depressing F7 - right? You could also try using an HDMI port on your AVR, if one is available.

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Probably is the F7 key not playing nicely. You are holding down the Function key when depressing F7 - right? You could also try using an HDMI port on your AVR, if one is available.
the laptop doesn't have an HDMI port.
so after work , i'm returning the $60 VGA/Hdmi cord and will pick up the $40 Chromecast video unit. the game tonight starts at 7pm , so i should have it figured out by then.

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the laptop doesn't have an HDMI port.
so after work , i'm returning the $60 VGA/Hdmi cord and will pick up the $40 Chromecast video unit. the game tonight starts at 7pm , so i should have it figured out by then.
It's very easy. Download the Google Home app. Once the Chromecast is connected, choose it as an SSID from your mobile device. From there you configure onto your WiFI network.

You can also set it up from your laptop using the Chrome browser of course.

https://www.google.com/chromecast/setup/

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It worked

Thanks for the chromecast suggestion. It worked great and StFx won the game,so all is good.

Next up is the remastered Roy Orbison concert.

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Greetings,
I've had my 60VT60 for quite some time now and I am up to 6300 hours or so. Lately I have been noticing increased IR (Very very bad when first turned on) any static pictures (HUDs, Menus in games, etc) even displayed for a small period of time lingers on the display for awhile, also I have noticed severe ghosting or frame blurring during fast motion, extremely noticeable turning quickly in videogames, I have bypassed my receiver, tried different cables to no effect. Is my TV basically on life support and time to pull the plug?
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Greetings,
I've had my 60VT60 for quite some time now and I am up to 6300 hours or so. Lately I have been noticing increased IR (Very very bad when first turned on) any static pictures (HUDs, Menus in games, etc) even displayed for a small period of time lingers on the display for awhile, also I have noticed severe ghosting or frame blurring during fast motion, extremely noticeable turning quickly in videogames, I have bypassed my receiver, tried different cables to no effect. Is my TV basically on life support and time to pull the plug?
I have the 65 inch and I am at 10,000 hours now. I remember the same thing around 6300 hours and just keep going and it will outgrow the problem. I think around 6400 hours mine was good and then it happened again at around 8500-9000. It drives you nuts I know but keep watching it and it will be gone. It also happened like two times up to the point your at. Seems to happen about every 2500 hours or so. I think it's an ageing software thing.
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If you are having IR issues: Did you try the screen wipe function? You'll find it in menu/picture/screen settings. It might help. Let it run for a while.
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the screen wipe only helps with the long term IR, the near term stuff with menus, huds, any static image on there for a short duration happens constantly, and the frame blurring/ghosting is very noticeable and distracting. It's like the pixels can't refresh fast enough.
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I downloaded and used the WWE Network APP from the app store to watch Wrestlemania. Every few minutes the tv would go into the spinning screen screensaver mode. I cannot find any option in the settings menus to turn off the screensaver. This doesn't happen when using YouTube. I don't know about any of the other apps as I haven't tried them. Super annoying that you can't just disable the screensaver. It's amazing to me that this hasn't been addressed and the set has been out for years.
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I recently acquired a TC-P60VT60 that has a great picture but none of the HDMI or component inputs appear to be working. I've done a factory reset from the setting menu and no improvement. I haven't tested the antenna or composite inputs yet because I don't have reliable sources readily available to test those with. Besides, I'm not interested in using those inputs. I've tried several different known good HDMI cables as well as a few different component cables and no picture on any of the inputs. However when I hooked a Sony blu-ray player tonight via HDMI, the Anynet turned it on and off when power cycling the TV with its remote. So the connection is there but no image via the inputs mentioned. However the menus and apps work fine including Internet and the picture on those looks great. In regards to the component input, I tried the blu-ray player that way as well and got nothing but to be honest the player may require that the output be changed via a menu that I'm not seeing and again I don't really have anything else with component out now. Regardless HDMI is the only input I'm interested in using now anyway. Anyone have any ideas?
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Panasonic VT60/VT65 Bluetooth Connection?

I have 3 of these great sets but haven't been able to make a Bluetooth connection to my Sony BT Headphones ?

Has anyone been successful ?
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I have 3 of these great sets but haven't been able to make a Bluetooth connection to my Sony BT Headphones ?

Has anyone been successful ?
I am successful with a Sennheiser, but it requires making sure no other device around is trying to connect to the headphones at the same time, ie putting the headphones in BT pairing mode is not enough. The tv seems slow to connect and always loses to the other devices (phone, tablet). Oh, and it often requires two tries to get it working. Also make sure your tv is receiving audio. If you're using external speakers, your system may be configured without any audio going to the tv from the avr (easy to test by upping the volume on the tv itself)

Do you get a connection but no sound or no connection at all? If no connection, does the tv at least detect your headphones initially, displaying its name on the screen?
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I am successful with a Sennheiser, but it requires making sure no other device around is trying to connect to the headphones at the same time, ie putting the headphones in BT pairing mode is not enough. The tv seems slow to connect and always loses to the other devices (phone, tablet). Oh, and it often requires two tries to get it working. Also make sure your tv is receiving audio. If you're using external speakers, your system may be configured without any audio going to the tv from the avr (easy to test by upping the volume on the tv itself)

Do you get a connection but no sound or no connection at all? If no connection, does the tv at least detect your headphones initially, displaying its name on the screen?
I can't even get a sniff, nothing shows up when the TV is in scan mode. I have a Sony MDR-100x and the new Sony h.ear MDR-1000
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I can't even get a sniff, nothing shows up when the TV is in scan mode. I have a Sony MDR-100x and the new Sony h.ear MDR-1000
And, obviously, you put the Sony in BT pairing mode (blue/red lights flashing). Hmm. If your headphones are detected by other devices but not by any of your 3 VTs, I'm afraid I'm at a loss, too
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I've had my VT60 for years and for some reason this is the first time I'm asking this. When really close to the TV should I be seeing fuzzy "snow" on throughout the whole display? It's kind of like the fuzziness from a crt picture being displayed back in the day.

If I look hard enough I can also see it from my couch.
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Is this your first plasma? It sounds like dithering, which is by design.
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So I might have to part with my 60" VT60 due to a change in living space that now has a wall of windows -- the glare/reflections are really bad during the day unfortunately. So I'm now evaluating going to a LCD display. The TV has been on the wall since it was purchased in Dec. 2013 and is flawless (no burn in/dead pixels/etc). What are these going for on the used market now roughly?

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You may not fair any better with today's LCD/LED. They are just as reflective.

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You may not fair any better with today's LCD/LED. They are just as reflective.
Indeed many are, but there are some good models which are more matter, have motheye filters, and they get much brighter than our VT60s. Still not totally sold on the prospect though...

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So I might have to part with my 60" VT60 due to a change in living space that now has a wall of windows -- the glare/reflections are really bad during the day unfortunately. So I'm now evaluating going to a LCD display. The TV has been on the wall since it was purchased in Dec. 2013 and is flawless (no burn in/dead pixels/etc). What are these going for on the used market now roughly?
Try to get $800 but be prepared to except less. Consider OLED they get plenty bright for day time viewing.
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So I might have to part with my 60" VT60 due to a change in living space that now has a wall of windows -- the glare/reflections are really bad during the day unfortunately. So I'm now evaluating going to a LCD display. The TV has been on the wall since it was purchased in Dec. 2013 and is flawless (no burn in/dead pixels/etc). What are these going for on the used market now roughly?
Best advice I have is to go to the usual places (Craigslist, eBay and the Classifieds Section on here). Those are really the only reference points you have.

If it were me, I'd strive for one of the new LG OLED models.

But I feel your pain in terms of glare-I've got the VT55 model and its very prone to it.

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Best advice I have is to go to the usual places (Craigslist, eBay and the Classifieds Section on here). Those are really the only reference points you have.

If it were me, I'd strive for one of the new LG OLED models.

But I feel your pain in terms of glare-I've got the VT55 model and its very prone to it.

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Thank you Scott -- we shall see. I love the OLEDs, but unfortunately they all look to be about as reflective as the VT. Looking at Sony LEDs with FALD currently as an option...

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