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I've fired Skype on my moms vt60 and got message that Skype will be ended June 30th. What gives... Last year sammy disabled Skype on their TVs equipped with camera and now pany....

Anyone knows the name of the app where you can jog and show google street map view? It was mentione by the store in HDTV shootout 2013 I believe. I wasn't able to find it.
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That's not bad. You didn't do terribly or anything. My vt60 was $200 less but has double the hours and probably was used a little less gently (family with little children).


I don't regret it or anything but have started to wonder how quickly Pannies dim in general. Having owned 2 Pioneers, I know they take a LOT more time to dim considerably than the ~7000 hours on my VT60 so it may just come down to panel variance.


It was noticeably dimmer than the 60gt50 I picked up and subsequently sold that had close to 4k hours. I'd always heard conflicting reports on the brightness of the 2012s vs 2013s but figured the truth was that the VT60 was only marginally, if any, brighter than its predecessor and the st and gt lines were brighter because of the less aggressive filter. It's going over a mantle in the new apartment and vertical viewing angle dims it further so I'm not unsure it was the best choice (as much as I personally love the PQ in a dim/dark room...guests may think it looks dim)


My 65ST50 is significantly more brighter than the 55VT65 I had. My ST50 is as bright as my Pioneer LX5090 in normal picture mode. I've also seen a 65VT50 which also looked a fair bit dimmer than my ST50. The ST50's were quite bright!
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I've fired Skype on my moms vt60 and got message that Skype will be ended June 30th. What gives... Last year sammy disabled Skype on their TVs equipped with camera and now pany....
Does anyone know if the Panny's popup camera can be used for video conferencing with anything other than Skype? Would be nice to be able to use the popup camera thru my HTPC with Google Hangouts.

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Does anyone know if the Panny's popup camera can be used for video conferencing with anything other than Skype? Would be nice to be able to use the popup camera thru my HTPC with Google Hangouts.
I am not aware of any apps for Panasonic or for that matter any other competitive brand that can utilize built in camera for chat other than Skype.
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Anyone else still prefer 1080p Panasonic plasma over 4k LCD?
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Anyone else still prefer 1080p Panasonic plasma over 4k LCD?
Maybe over LCD but certainly not 4k.OLED
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Maybe over LCD but certainly not 4k.OLED
Or even 1080p OLED. I have a 55" Panasonic ST30 and a 55" LG EG9100. They are very close in picture quality but I would have to give a slight edge to the OLED.
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Anyone else still prefer 1080p Panasonic plasma over 4k LCD?
Yes, when it comes down to motion or viewing from the side. Neither LCD nor OLED do it for me. The only way not to loose resolution on LCD/OLED is to use interpolation or insert black frames. Basically you have to deal with soap opera effect or loose brightness. I have Kuro in the kitchen and 78" js9500 samsung in living room. I bought VT60 Panasonic for my mom and it is an excellent set. They all have advantages it simply comes down to personal choice what is available at TV screen size vs your budget. I feel Samsung LCDs offer the most detailed picture without visible artifacts. Though all LCDs with VA panel are bad when it comes down watching anything off center. If you have FALD set you will also notice blooming. OLEDs are great and are getting better but they don't offer anything even semi affordable in screen sizes over 65". The size of the screen is a quality metric of its own.
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Anyone else still prefer 1080p Panasonic plasma over 4k LCD?
Yes! And considering price for LG's flat OLED, not ready to jump.
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