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post #2791 of 14802 Old 06-21-2013, 09:45 AM
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the horror stories aren't all that awful if you read them, nor applicable to our product. In some of the 'horror' stories the people even admit that ST replaced their laptops for even things like liquid getting spilled into it. But 99$ for a $400 warranty at the same company, is amazing. I'm confident in my coverage...enough to recommend them on. I normally feel higher cost warranties are not worth it since if something does go wrong, at those price points I might want to use that money on the next 'upgrade'....but at 99$ I can't but do it, whether I need it or not.

Now, the Geek Squad warranty covers burn-in, correct? (Assuming it was bought from BB). Because I have burn-in on my ST30, and I have seen traces of image retention on my VT60 (albeit not as bad as my ST30), I am considering getting the Geek Squad warranty even though it's like $400 for two years. I do watch a lot of The History Channel and I am bit nervous of getting that logo faintly burned in again.

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Now, the Geek Squad warranty covers burn-in, correct? (Assuming it was bought from BB). Because I have burn-in on my ST30, and I have seen traces of image retention on my VT60 (albeit not as bad as my ST30), I am considering getting the Geek Squad warranty even though it's like $400 for two years. I do watch a lot of The History Channel and I am bit nervous of getting that logo faintly burned in again.

Yes it is covered to my knowledge, that History channgel logo is bad, but the H2 logo is worse imo

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I didn't realize there was a warranty that covered that tbh - the manufacturer certainly doen't - but I read the plan and it seems you are right! Very bizarre that they would cover something that's generally considered user error - hopefully there's no other language in the contract that negates that clause similarly.

I would find out if anyone has successfully made that claim? Also is the 2 years after the manufacturer first year? The IR I have of HGTV is still there on my vt50, but is academic since I can't actually see it without pausing on an all gray screen and walking up to the tv and having to get the right angle to see it.
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I believe I did.. there was no setting called ARC though.unless I am missing something??
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I didn't realize there was a warranty that covered that tbh - the manufacturer certainly doen't - but I read the plan and it seems you are right! Very bizarre that they would cover something that's generally considered user error - hopefully there's no other language in the contract that negates that clause similarly.

I would find out if anyone has successfully made that claim? Also is the 2 years after the manufacturer first year? The IR I have of HGTV is still there on my vt50, but is academic since I can't actually see it without pausing on an all gray screen and walking up to the tv and having to get the right angle to see it.


If you buy an extended warranty from Best Buy it begins on day one. Issue with the display you contact them, not the manufacturer. The warranty does cover burn-in, dead pixels (3 or more), power surge and then the other things covered under a manufacturers warranty. With all the talk of about fan noise, burn-in issues with prior models, red-blinking light of death, etc. I have to admit I bit on a 2 year plan when I bought my VT60 thinking if something was going to happen it would be within the first few years. The only other time I bought their coverage was when I purchased an XBR4, it ended up failing after a few years and since the repair required a new panel they just gave me a credit and I walked out with the latest and greatest from Samsung. Working with them through the whole process was quick and easy. I don't see any reason why they would deny a claim for something the is expressly covered in their service plan. It was hard to buy their plan vs. going to Costco and getting a Square Trade warranty for less. We all know that no one sells extended warranties to lose money, but the VT60 was a big purchase for me and the extra things that BB covered made me decide to spend the $. If my fans go from quite to noisy they will be hearing from me. As others have pointed out you can usually get them to come down a little more then whatever their original quote is if you are willing to purchase their warranty coverage/money maker. Maybe the sales staff get a bonus or incentive for selling them.
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If you only want two years total coverage, another thing to consider is some of the good mastercards will double the manufacturers warranty if you purchase your product on it. Of course you'll have to live with the terms of the original manufacturer warranty, but its zero out of pocket.
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If you only want two years total coverage, another thing to consider is some of the good mastercards will double the manufacturers warranty if you purchase your product on it. Of course you'll have to live with the terms of the original manufacturer warranty, but its zero out of pocket.

The only reason to go with BB is if you want the extras that the original manufacturer warranty doesn't cover and at least in my limited experience BB was much easier to deal with when making a warranty claim. The AMEX it was bought with provides an extra year of coverage. When it was all said and done I got the TV and the warranty for a good price relative to what others have paid for just the TV. See what reading AVS on a daily basis does to you? I would probably have a few more dollars in my pocket if I never had heard of this forum - savings on equipment upgrades may have paid for a year or two of my son's college tuition.
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I ll check that and update.. i doubt if thats not enabled though.
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Just took delivery of a 65VT60. It was delivered by Ceva, and the two delivery guys were great. They brought it in, unpacked it, and made sure everything worked before taking off. I was worried that they would bring it to the door and leave me to it. Big weight off my shoulders. smile.gif

So far everything looks good; I'm running an older version of a break-in slide DVD I made, and I don't notice any dead pixels (my old 5080 had a pixel that was red almost dead-center of the screen). I can't hear any fan noise or buzzing either. *fingers crossed*
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Yes it is covered to my knowledge, that History channgel logo is bad, but the H2 logo is worse imo
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Question: I'm running full screen DVD, muted for aging. It seems that if I'm not in the room or walk through once in a while the TV will shut off and I'll get a "No Activity" shut down. Twice today it happened. Once when I went to the store and once when I mowed the lawn. It's happened a total of 4 times in the past 2 days. When I turn the TV back on, the DVD is still playing. Using XBox as player. Has anybody seen this? I left the default settings at 4 hrs no activity shutdown. I might have been gone 1 to 1.5 hrs.

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Question: I'm running full screen DVD, muted for aging. It seems that if I'm not in the room or walk through once in a while the TV will shut off and I'll get a "No Activity" shut down. Twice today it happened. Once when I went to the store and once when I mowed the lawn. It's happened a total of 4 times in the past 2 days. When I turn the TV back on, the DVD is still playing. Using XBox as player. Has anybody seen this?
Press Menu then scroll down to Timer then u see No activity= Stay on or off and no Signal power tv on or off..That should do it.. smile.gif

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Can someone tell me how to look up how many viewing hours I have on my VT60 ?
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Yes it is covered to my knowledge, that History channgel logo is bad, but the H2 logo is worse imo

Some of these stations use lighter, more transparent logos - so much better.

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Can someone tell me how to look up how many viewing hours I have on my VT60 ?
Not good to go in Service Menu as u can mess somethin up.. But what i do is HOLD Down Volume down button on tv then i press info on remote 3 times then wait a sec a box with bunch of numbers etc on screen appears then i press 2 on remote then enter then scroll down to ptct scroll to right box thenhold mute button then it appears ur hours and turn on and offs..then just power tv off and it works use at ur own risk as i said..

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I ll check that and update.. i doubt if thats not enabled though.
My TV setting to enable ARC was: menu - settings - Viera Link settings - Viera Link On.

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I ll check that and update.. i doubt if thats not enabled though.
My TV setting to enable ARC was: menu - settings - Viera Link settings - Viera Link On.

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i got the square trade warranty for 4 years for 399 at best buy

with the VT60 65"
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The number 1 reason for buyer remorse is screen size ! Buy bigger.........
I am so happy with my 60vt60 i got from you this week i don't notice the 5" smaller screen over my now sold 65vt30.

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I am so happy with my 60vt60 i got from you this week i don't notice the 5" smaller screen over my now sold 65vt30.
You will miss those 5" once the honeymoon is over ; )
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You will miss those 5" once the honeymoon is over ; )

Trust me i won't. I would take my 50" Kuro back today if i could.

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Return tat vt and get yourself the real kuro killer - the galaxy s4; its even smaller!
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Return tat vt and get yourself the real kuro killer - the galaxy s4; its even smaller!


I don't do Ipads and phones.biggrin.gif

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Trust me i won't. I would take my 50" Kuro back today if i could.

I would trade my 65"VT60 for my old Sony XEL-1 11" OLED

Lol Jk : )
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I don't do Ipads and phones.biggrin.gif
That's good because the Galaxy S4 is neither. wink.gif

I'm not sure I'd be as willing to jump back to a 50" Kuro after enjoying this ZT60 for a few nights. I did notice immediately that it handles motion quite differently than the Kuro (smoother, less film-like?).
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That's good because the Galaxy S4 is neither. wink.gif

I'm not sure I'd be as willing to jump back to a 50" Kuro after enjoying this ZT60 for a few nights. I did notice immediately that it handles motion quite differently than the Kuro (smoother, less film-like?).
Have you tried changing motion setting to weak? Or you leave it off which is recommended.
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Cheers. Sure enough, I have it set to weak, so I guess it's engaging motion interpolation. I'll set it to off for the next viewing.
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That's good because the Galaxy S4 is neither. wink.gif

I'm not sure I'd be as willing to jump back to a 50" Kuro after enjoying this ZT60 for a few nights. I did notice immediately that it handles motion quite differently than the Kuro (smoother, less film-like?).

I don't care what it is. Just saying sceen size is not the only thing, the 60vt60 is in my small bedroom and i view 11ft from the screen while in bed. So a 60' is plenty. Just shocked that the vt60 is so much better than my 65vt30.

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Now, the Geek Squad warranty covers burn-in, correct? (Assuming it was bought from BB). Because I have burn-in on my ST30, and I have seen traces of image retention on my VT60 (albeit not as bad as my ST30), I am considering getting the Geek Squad warranty even though it's like $400 for two years. I do watch a lot of The History Channel and I am bit nervous of getting that logo faintly burned in again.

You've got a choice to make.

Worry about burnin from logos and not enjoy your display. All plasmas do it to some degree and you'd have to switch to an LCD based display. Then the complaint will be their faces change color when I slide over a couple of feet.

OR

Ignore it as best you can and try to enjoy the content. That's what I chose to do.

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Some of these stations use lighter, more transparent logos - so much better.

I noticed that on The Voice the other night. Danielle looked like she had a tattoo. lol

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