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post #12421 of 12427 Old 07-29-2014, 06:39 AM
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The one year old 65ZT60 TV I purchased has some burn-in artifacts (a logo and a 1cm smudge streak running horizontally across the 1/5th horizontal) when I was doing that screen swipe.. These are not prominent but light. Does anyone know if these artifacts go away over time or are they permanent?.

Re: Mounting
The mounting place that sticks on the wall is attached to a stud on one side only. On the other side, the installer (of a previous TV set) used drywall anchors. I am not happy with this.
I am thinking of reinforcing the mount setup by bolting (lag bolts) two 4X4 over the drywall (running between two vertical studs behind the drywall) to which I could attach the mounting plate. It will also give me the depth necessary as the TV is quite big and is interfering with the drywall pit above the fireplace.

My questions are:
How do I fasten the 4X4 to the studs behind the drywall above the fireplace properly?
How many lag bolts to use? etc. I am looking for a simple design spec. It is crucial that it is done right as the TV is almost 100lbs and a failure could be catastrophic


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The one year old 65ZT60 TV I purchased has some burn-in artifacts (a logo and a 1cm smudge streak running horizontally across the 1/5th horizontal) when I was doing that screen swipe.. These are not prominent but light. Does anyone know if these artifacts go away over time or are they permanent?.
IR is the only thing keeping me from pulling the trigger on a floor model 65" ZT60. I looked at one over the weekend that was pretty clean from an IR perspective, but it would be nice to think, or know, that it will eventually go away. I have a 55" VT60 that I bought with approximately 1000 hours on it. It has some very slight IR in the bottom right corner where static station logos are generally located. Generally speaking, it's not noticeable, but it's there and under certain conditions is noticeable. I've put about 200-300 hours on the set since I purchased it, some of which were the screen wipe and the Disney WOW pixel flipper, and I'm not sure I can tell much difference in the IR from when it was first identified.
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IR is the only thing keeping me from pulling the trigger on a floor model 65" ZT60. I looked at one over the weekend that was pretty clean from an IR perspective, but it would be nice to think, or know, that it will eventually go away. I have a 55" VT60 that I bought with approximately 1000 hours on it. It has some very slight IR in the bottom right corner where static station logos are generally located. Generally speaking, it's not noticeable, but it's there and under certain conditions is noticeable. I've put about 200-300 hours on the set since I purchased it, some of which were the screen wipe and the Disney WOW pixel flipper, and I'm not sure I can tell much difference in the IR from when it was first identified.
Well, if you do buy it, I wish you the sincerest best of luck. But please don't: I still think that buying a floor model ZT is beyond risky. An IR sensitive plasma model with the same loop pounding away on it all day? Sometimes these things aren't even shut off at night.

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Re: Mounting
The mounting place that sticks on the wall is attached to a stud on one side only. On the other side, the installer (of a previous TV set) used drywall anchors. I am not happy with this.
I am thinking of reinforcing the mount setup by bolting (lag bolts) two 4X4 over the drywall (running between two vertical studs behind the drywall) to which I could attach the mounting plate. It will also give me the depth necessary as the TV is quite big and is interfering with the drywall pit above the fireplace.

My questions are:
How do I fasten the 4X4 to the studs behind the drywall above the fireplace properly?
How many lag bolts to use? etc. I am looking for a simple design spec. It is crucial that it is done right as the TV is almost 100lbs and a failure could be catastrophic


thanks.
Not sure how you'll do it, but I wouldn't hang a TV that heavy without two studs holding the TV. You may need to remove the drywall and beef up the structural support in the wall. If the mounting plate is only big enough to cover one stud, consider using 3/4 plywood (furniture grade) over an area that overlaps two studs. Attach the plywood to the studs then the mounting plate to the plywood. The weight will be carried by both studs via that method. The plywood will likely be hidden behind the TV. Plus, paint the plywood to match the wall. That's the method I've used on 4 plasma since the mounting plate never lines up to where I want to install the TV. You can test whether it will hold by hanging your weight from the plate before attaching the TV. Never had one move. Three of my TVs easily weigh over 100 lbs. Even more when you consider the mount.

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Well, if you do buy it, I wish you the sincerest best of luck. But please don't: I still think that buying a floor model ZT is beyond risky. An IR sensitive plasma model with the same loop pounding away on it all day? Sometimes these things aren't even shut off at night.
I understand. If the price were right, and the set appeared to be in decent shape, I think I would be willing to take on a bit of risk. Based upon my brief experience with the VT60 I recently bought from a friend, I'm not terribly optimistic that all IR will go away, but hopefully the next few hundred hours I put on the set will change my opinion.
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Has been 5 months since according to our records the last ZT panel was manufactured: A16837 - January 10, 2014 - 65ZT60

If any one has a newer panel - "speak now or forever hold your piece" It has been fun - for your review and files,

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The DOM is determined by looking at the first four numbers of your serial number which represents the the year (3) and the next three the day of the year - I'm 3191 which means 2013 - July 10th - 191st day of the year
Serial # 3191 is July 10th 191st day of the year - Panel A8576 My panel 65zt
Serial # 3290 is October 17th. 290 day of the year - Panel A12650

A00022 : April
A00066 : April

A00110 - April 26 - 65ZT60
A00217 : April
A00269 : April
A00301 – April

A00449 : April
A00545 : April

A00653 : April
A00918 : May
A01132 : May
A01283 : May
A01387 : May
A01510 : May

A01533 : May 60ZT
A01925: May
A02060; May 10 - 60ZT
A02171 : May

A02299 : May
A02387 : May
A02488 : May
A02608 : May
A02732 : May

A03171 : May
A04795 - June 12
A05340: June
A05352: June
A05354: June
A056xx : June
A05692 : June

A07750 – July - 65ZT60
A08576 - July 10 - 65ZT60
A09050 - 60ZT60

A10213; July 29 - 65ZT60
A10993 - August
A11541 - August 6 - 60ZT60
A11545 - August 6

A12650 - October 17
A13073 - October 17 - 65ZT60
A14196 - October 21 - 65ZT60
A14773 - October
A15249 - October 22 - 65ZT60
A15303 – October 22 – 60ZT60

A15890 - October 23 - 60ZT60
A15900 - October 23 - 60ZT60

A16422 - October 30 - 65ZT60
A16614 - November 13
A16781 – December 4 - 65ZT60
A16796 – December

A16837 - January 10, 2014 - 65ZT60. 49 PANELS
I'm not sure whether I'm too late, but I just got my ZT and it's no is: A16932
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I'm not sure whether I'm too late, but I just got my ZT and it's no is: A16932
One question - at this late date, where did you find one??

NOW

Never too late but what would be very helpful is the actual date of manufacture, you can determine this by looking at the first four numbers of your serial number which represents the year (3) and the next three the day of the year - I'm 3191 which means 2013 - July 10th - 191st day of the year or 4010 would be 2014, January 10 - the 10th day of the year -see below


A16422 - October 30 - 65ZT60
A16614 - November 13
A16781 – December 4 - 65ZT60
A16796 – December

A16837 - January 10, 2014 - 65ZT60. 49 PANELS
A16932

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PS: the first panel made is with CNET -
A00000 - CNET Reference Panel 65ZT60

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