Official ZT60 Owners Thread - Page 490 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the Watchuseek.com newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!



Forum Jump: 
 528Likes
Reply
Thread Tools
post #14671 of 14682 Old 08-17-2016, 06:56 AM
AVS Special Member
 
AlanBuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Posts: 2,571
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked: 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonyboy View Post
I've considered doing what you did a few times and I just can't bring myself to do it. I know Oled pushes the envelope a little further, but I'm too satisfied with my ZT. I looked at the C6 and E6. Where did you purchase your Oled from?
Bought it at Best Buy when they were on sale last week. Been running it side by side with the ZT. It's definitely superior to the ZT overall. In normal lighting it's brighter and holds black better. In a dark room, the absolute black is striking. I notched the tint control to plus 4 green and the colors are incredibly close to matching the calibrated ZT. The LG requires a bit of motion smoothing though. Film judder is more noticeable on it, partly due to it being bigger. I'm glad to know there is now a worthy successor to our plasma, as I find LCD sets have way too many issues for my taste. The OLED is more like a closer to perfect plasma. Now if they actually hold up over time.
Sonyboy, cockatiel and Superman23 like this.
AlanBuck is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #14672 of 14682 Old 08-17-2016, 08:25 AM
Advanced Member
 
Sonyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Saint Louis. MO
Posts: 665
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Liked: 71
Good to hear you are enjoying it so far! I bet it is very impressive in a dark room.
Sonyboy is online now  
post #14673 of 14682 Old 08-17-2016, 09:44 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 2,894
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1667 Post(s)
Liked: 1376
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlanBuck View Post
After now setting the ZT up next to the OLED, I am happy with its motion judder vs the plasma. Judder at 2 makes it on par with the plasma. The big reason I notice it more on the OLED is the bigger screen size. 1080 24 judders a lot, and the bigger the screen the more you notice it, assuming equal distance to screen.
Yes, I had the 65" ZT60 so I already went through the size shock. The motion might take some tinkering from one source to the next, but you can get a pretty equitable motion performance with a little effort. The zero blacks (no more phosphor glow), lower power consumption (and subsequent diminished room heating, which is important in the desert), and IR resistance are heavenly. The only caveat on my set is a slight uniformity anomaly that puts it one step below the ZT60. As Superman23 has stated, though, even his ZT60 has its own patch of DSE, so the stars have to be aligned just right to get that (near) perfect panel.
video_analysis is online now  
post #14674 of 14682 Old 08-18-2016, 06:25 AM
Senior Member
 
Superman23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Pinckney, Michigan
Posts: 311
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 144 Post(s)
Liked: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by video_analysis View Post
Yes, I had the 65" ZT60 so I already went through the size shock. The motion might take some tinkering from one source to the next, but you can get a pretty equitable motion performance with a little effort. The zero blacks (no more phosphor glow), lower power consumption (and subsequent diminished room heating, which is important in the desert), and IR resistance are heavenly. The only caveat on my set is a slight uniformity anomaly that puts it one step below the ZT60. As Superman23 has stated, though, even his ZT60 has its own patch of DSE, so the stars have to be aligned just right to get that (near) perfect panel.
Very true Video! Sometimes it's like a crap shoot getting that perfect screen that has a 100% uniformity! LOL! I was upset about it for a while but now I'm kinda like..........oh well eventually I'm going to get an OLED anyways.

Panasonic Viera TC-P65ZT60 (Calibrated by Chad B)
Panasonic Viera TC-P65VT30
PlayStation 4 - PlayStation 3 - Nintendo WiiU
Superman23 is offline  
post #14675 of 14682 Old 08-20-2016, 10:17 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Liked: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by video_analysis View Post
Yes, I had the 65" ZT60 so I already went through the size shock. The motion might take some tinkering from one source to the next, but you can get a pretty equitable motion performance with a little effort. The zero blacks (no more phosphor glow), lower power consumption (and subsequent diminished room heating, which is important in the desert), and IR resistance are heavenly. The only caveat on my set is a slight uniformity anomaly that puts it one step below the ZT60. As Superman23 has stated, though, even his ZT60 has its own patch of DSE, so the stars have to be aligned just right to get that (near) perfect panel.
I have a ZT60 that I purchased used in November 2014 complete in box. Compared to the LG OLED how much better is it? They seem very expensive to purchase the OLED. When comparing these 2 side by side is there a major difference (WOW factor)?
Technikos is offline  
post #14676 of 14682 Old 08-20-2016, 11:00 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 2,894
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1667 Post(s)
Liked: 1376
Yes, zero blacks give you an image with a more 3-dimensional look. It makes for a more striking image when you have both dark and brighter content on screen It is very expensive (a G6, so you can save a bundle with a B6), but I am hoping to get 5 years of satisfaction out of it. I didn't compare this one side-by-side with a ZT60 but did so with an 55EA9800 (first LG OLED) in 2014, and the contrast differences were even apparent then.
video_analysis is online now  
post #14677 of 14682 Old 09-09-2016, 08:25 AM
Senior Member
 
cidsou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 12
I have always noticed that in very dark scenes, the blacks sometimes look as though there is halo-ing effect in them (almost like lighter rings of black) around the very dark scenes. My panel was calibrated a couple years ago, but I have always noticed them. Just curious if anyone else has seen issues in very dark scenes. I don't know if this would be considered "banding" because the effect seems to surround a dark area, not across the whole screen.

It began to really bother me lately and I was curious if anyone else has experienced this or if there is a solution.
cidsou is online now  
post #14678 of 14682 Old 09-10-2016, 10:40 AM
Member
 
AMurderOfCrows's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
hello zt60 owners

I'd like to ask you stateside owners if any of you know of ways to get the P60ZT65B on this side of the pond without it killing the bank.

If that question can't be answered, maybe some of you know how to get the composite input removed/replaced with an RGB SCART input?

i'm coming from a professional TH-50PF11UK unit, and was looking to get the best plasma I can, professional or consumer, that can support RGB SCART and 3D sources with the lowest input lag.

thanks all!
AMurderOfCrows is offline  
post #14679 of 14682 Old 09-16-2016, 04:06 PM
Member
 
dajmacd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tennessee River Valley
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by cidsou View Post
I have always noticed that in very dark scenes, the blacks sometimes look as though there is halo-ing effect in them (almost like lighter rings of black) around the very dark scenes. My panel was calibrated a couple years ago, but I have always noticed them. Just curious if anyone else has seen issues in very dark scenes. I don't know if this would be considered "banding" because the effect seems to surround a dark area, not across the whole screen.

It began to really bother me lately and I was curious if anyone else has experienced this or if there is a solution.
What's the source material? I notice banding/contouring on streamed content and some DVDs but not on blu-rays and OTA broadcasts. I don't have cable/sat but have noticed the same on friends' tvs depending on the provider.

Symmetry is the most boring and unimaginative form of balance.
dajmacd is offline  
post #14680 of 14682 Old 09-17-2016, 05:05 AM
Senior Member
 
cidsou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by dajmacd View Post
What's the source material? I notice banding/contouring on streamed content and some DVDs but not on blu-rays and OTA broadcasts. I don't have cable/sat but have noticed the same on friends' tvs depending on the provider.

Its mostly from shows in HD on cable (Comcast). I don't really watch Blu-rays on it so almost all viewed content is via cable or streaming. I thought about the source as being the problem, but this is my third Panasonic plasma and never noticed it on the other panels.
cidsou is online now  
post #14681 of 14682 Old 09-17-2016, 04:36 PM
Senior Member
 
mvision7m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sullivan County, New York
Posts: 355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Superman23 View Post
When you guys are watching a BluRay Disk do you set the 1080p/24 at the default 60Hz setting or do you up it to 96Hz? I've been fooling around with both and really don't see any difference. CNET recommends the 96Hz mode on the ZT60 and VT60 as they state that 96Hz is essentially free of flicker. CNET also states that in 60Hz mode the set engages the characteristic 3:2 pull-down cadence, which introduces a slight halting stutter compared with the smoother (but not too smooth) motion of correct 24p cadence. Just curious as to what the ZT60 & VT60 people prefer?
96Hz with motion on the “weak” setting. In my experience it provides the smoothest 1080P/24Hz viewing experience. I have my OPPO blu ray player set to output source direct and color space to 4:4:4. Looks fantastic.
mvision7m is offline  
post #14682 of 14682 Unread Today, 07:33 PM
Senior Member
 
smail.nathan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Liked: 27
zt60 for sale (non working)

all,

i posted on this forum a while ago about my zt60 dying in a thunderstorm. the set powers on, but nothing ever actually appears on screen. tv set itself (exterior) in perfect condition including panel.

but there is something wrong internally that is disabling the tv from displaying anything when set powers on.

i am selling this sucker for parts or to anyone who wants to pick ip up from where I live in WV and wants to try and fix it for themselves.

Please PM if you are interested. This offer ends Friday at 3 pm.
smail.nathan is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Plasma Flat Panel Displays

Tags
Panasonic Viera Tc P65zt60 65 Inch Plasma Hdtv , Panasonic Viera Tc P60zt60 60 Inch Plasma Tv
Gear in this thread



Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off