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My ZT60 came today. Paul's offers "white glove" delivery which included unboxing and power on to verify functionality. Good thing since although the box looked OK the unit was DOA. When attempting to turn it on, the only thing that happened was a buzzing noise with no image whatsoever. Back it went. I have to say that it's a pretty big blow to my overall confidence in this product.

FWIW, the build date on the unit was October.

If there's a problem with the replacement unit I think I'll move on to something else.
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I wouldn't necessarily blame Panasonic on this... It can happen to any manufacturer.

There seem to be an inordinate number of problem units coming from Paul's - cracked screens and the like.

I wonder what the deal is?

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What do you guys recommend to protect the tv from power hazards? Would $10-30 surge protectors from Belkin and such be sufficient? Should I go for UPS unit or something else instead?

There is some conflicting info about surge protectors, UPS online. I want to protect my investment, but after dropping close to 3K on this tv, I am a bit tapped out on funds, so something cheap would be great.

Thanks in advance
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What do you guys recommend to protect the tv from power hazards? Would $10-30 surge protectors from Belkin and such be sufficient? Should I go for UPS unit or something else instead?

There is some conflicting info about surge protectors, UPS online. I want to protect my investment, but after dropping close to 3K on this tv, I am a bit tapped out on funds, so something cheap would be great.

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You don't need a UPS. And you don't need a "power cleaner" either, unless you live in an area with really unreliable power. Any good quality surge protector properly rated for what you have hooked up to it will do just fine.

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What do you guys recommend to protect the tv from power hazards? Would $10-30 surge protectors from Belkin and such be sufficient? Should I go for UPS unit or something else instead?

There is some conflicting info about surge protectors, UPS online. I want to protect my investment, but after dropping close to 3K on this tv, I am a bit tapped out on funds, so something cheap would be great.

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You don't need a UPS. And you don't need a "power cleaner" either, unless you live in an area with really unreliable power. Any good quality surge protector properly rated for what you have hooked up to it will do just fine.

Great! I am off to Amazon to buy a surge protector. Thanks for the reply smile.gif
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cant decide between the

55 inch samsung f8000 LED
55 inch vt60

60 zt60


very hesitant to pull the trigger on the zt because 3d issues and judder problems i had with a previously returned 60 inch st60
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Go buy at Best Buy. No brainer. You can exchange or return until 1/15/2014. No risk with your decision.
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Back it went. I have to say that it's a pretty big blow to my overall confidence in this product.
If there's a problem with the replacement unit I think I'll move on to something else.
When your unit does not power on and buzzes like that, the unit is cracked. I bet you missed the crack in the screen, sometimes they can be hard to see. With this said shipping damage has nothing to do with Panasonic quality.
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I mentioned this yesterday but I wanted to say it again. My ZT60 was built May 2013 and I have to stick my ear to the vent in the back to hear a fan.
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When your unit does not power on and buzzes like that, the unit is cracked. I bet you missed the crack in the screen, sometimes they can be hard to see. With this said shipping damage has nothing to do with Panasonic quality.

I did examine the screen but could not detect a crack, though like you said it may have been minuscule or hard to observe.

The delivery guys mentioned they'd had a high fail rate with these (mentioning one guy who got two DOAs in a row) but it's possible they were being general and not model / brand specific.
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does it say on the box the build date? how do you request post-may 2013?

whatever i settle on is going to be mailed as i live hours from the nearest electronics store.
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I mentioned this yesterday but I wanted to say it again. My ZT60 was built May 2013 and I have to stick my ear to the vent in the back to hear a fan.
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really just wish i could find a mint in box kuro from several years ago. biggrin.gif
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I mentioned this yesterday but I wanted to say it again. My ZT60 was built May 2013 and I have to stick my ear to the vent in the back to hear a fan.
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really just wish i could find a mint in box kuro from several years ago. biggrin.gif
Why, you might have red-tinted blacks. And a lot of heat. And a huge, heavy TV. And not 3D or other apps. And an inferior anti-reflection screen. The perfect TV has not been built yet.

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It says it on the back of the set. Not the box.

There's a mint Kuro Pro 151FD on Ebay for $3,300.00.
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very interested.
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It says it on the back of the set. Not the box.

There's a mint Kuro Pro 151FD on Ebay for $3,300.00.
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You don't need a UPS. And you don't need a "power cleaner" either, unless you live in an area with really unreliable power. Any good quality surge protector properly rated for what you have hooked up to it will do just fine.
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I mentioned this yesterday but I wanted to say it again. My ZT60 was built May 2013 and I have to stick my ear to the vent in the back to hear a fan.
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Congrats, you are one of the lucky ones.
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October 2013 build date, ZT60 @65" delivered today with a $2899 price.

No scratches, no fan noise, no discernible IR. Skipped the break in.

Picture is simply incredible with CNET calibration settings.

Buy one if you can.

That is all.
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My ZT60 came today. Paul's offers "white glove" delivery which included unboxing and power on to verify functionality. Good thing since although the box looked OK the unit was DOA. When attempting to turn it on, the only thing that happened was a buzzing noise with no image whatsoever. Back it went. I have to say that it's a pretty big blow to my overall confidence in this product.

FWIW, the build date on the unit was October.

If there's a problem with the replacement unit I think I'll move on to something else.

 

 

My ZT60 came in last week from Paul's. The top part of the screen had what looked like internal cracks across the entire top angling towards the center of the screen. When turned on, it made that buzzing noise similar to a cell phone near speakers for about 10 seconds then died completely. I lost confidence as well... but I stuck with the replacement unit which came very quickly with no issues. PQ is amazing, but I'm going to baby this thing and not move it very much!

 

The only thing I'm disappointed with is that you can't adjust picture settings in the Netflix app. The controls are there but they do nothing... So I'm sticking with external content sources.

 

The fact that there are several reports of these high end ZTs arriving damaged from Pauls makes me wonder if there was some kind of accident causing a batch of these to get damaged.

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I've been interested in this TV since it's launch and finally decided to take the plunge. Got a great deal and did a price-match with Amazon for 2899 shipped. It should be here next Thursday. Super excited.

I've a ST30 and I've gone through D-Nice's process on that one. So the question is...are majority of owners still doing that or is there another set of calibrated settings for this model?

Super-excited biggrin.gif
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My ZT60 came today. Paul's offers "white glove" delivery which included unboxing and power on to verify functionality. Good thing since although the box looked OK the unit was DOA. When attempting to turn it on, the only thing that happened was a buzzing noise with no image whatsoever. Back it went. I have to say that it's a pretty big blow to my overall confidence in this product.

FWIW, the build date on the unit was October.

If there's a problem with the replacement unit I think I'll move on to something else.

I went thru the price-match with Amazon for Paul's offer. To me...it's safer to go with Amazon than any other online retailer.
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I read all ur tread about ur problem of 3D not good and thats look really like ur glasses not synchro with the screen, try to hold long time the button of the glass to position on this will have to synchro the glass to the tv.


 

 

Thank you, but I assure you that is not the problem.

 

The glasses are synching.  An indicator on the display verifies and the picture darkens slightly.

 

When you remove the glasses you can see that the picture itself is either not blurred or only minimally blurred.

 

Again, random problem, but it is occurring.

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were did you order yours from???
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October 2013 build date, ZT60 @65" delivered today with a $2899 price.

No scratches, no fan noise, no discernible IR. Skipped the break in.

Picture is simply incredible with CNET calibration settings.

Buy one if you can.

That is all.
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paul's tv could have just reboxed konoyaro's set thinking it might have been a source issue and a new buyer might not notice.

this is quite common in the tv industry. rebox and sell again as new with no afterfore mentioned.
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My ZT60 came in last week from Paul's. The top part of the screen had what looked like internal cracks across the entire top angling towards the center of the screen. When turned on, it made that buzzing noise similar to a cell phone near speakers for about 10 seconds then died completely. I lost confidence as well... but I stuck with the replacement unit which came very quickly with no issues. PQ is amazing, but I'm going to baby this thing and not move it very much!

The only thing I'm disappointed with is that you can't adjust picture settings in the Netflix app. The controls are there but they do nothing... So I'm sticking with external content sources.

The fact that there are several reports of these high end ZTs arriving damaged from Pauls makes me wonder if there was some kind of accident causing a batch of these to get damaged.
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really just wish i could find a mint in box kuro from several years ago. biggrin.gif

You may want to look in the AVS/Plasma classifieds.

http://www.avsforum.com/f/253/plasma-panels
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I agree I got a similar deal from amazon as well out the door....It felt like the safer bet. Plus they have a great return policy.

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paul's tv could have just reboxed konoyaro's set thinking it might have been a source issue and a new buyer might not notice.
this is quite common in the tv industry. rebox and sell again as new with no afterfore mentioned.
Maybe common at the shady web sights, but not at the finer online dealers......
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