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post #14731 of 14737 Old 02-19-2017, 01:22 AM
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HDMI 2 is the only HDMI input that supports ARC.
I suggest trying the tv's optical out connection to get surround sound.
Thanks for your advice! I have only a 2-channel stereo, so surround isn’t a concern. I knew that HDMI-2 is the only HDMI audio return connection, but when I posted my question it only seemed to work on the TV's apps, not on the Roku connected to the HDMI-1 or 3 input of the TV. Anyway, I solved the problem as stated above.

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Have you tried plugging the Roku into the back of the Oppo? It's what I do to overcome some of the limitations of my setup.
That sounds like a more straightforward solution! Thanks!
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Hello everyone,

Some ZT owners here have moved on to OLED panels and I'm happy for you. But I wanted to ask for those that have put on thousands and thousands of hours on their ZT how is your panel doing? Are you still happy with the picture quality that the ZT puts out?

Its interesting and has been well documented that Kuro panels that have seen a lot of mileage have now developed red tint issues. I wonder, if anything, what will happen with our ZT's as they stand the test of time with lots of usage.

Continue to enjoy your ZT's. I am.

Take care.
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Hello everyone,

Some ZT owners here have moved on to OLED panels and I'm happy for you. But I wanted to ask for those that have put on thousands and thousands of hours on their ZT how is your panel doing? Are you still happy with the picture quality that the ZT puts out?

Its interesting and has been well documented that Kuro panels that have seen a lot of mileage have now developed red tint issues. I wonder, if anything, what will happen with our ZT's as they stand the test of time with lots of usage.

Continue to enjoy your ZT's. I am.

Take care.
I am still very satisfied with the PQ of my ZT60. I have an EG9100 OLED as a second screen, and even though I can see the large difference in native contrast between the two, the ZT still does better with near black detail. I haven't had my panel calibrated since 2014, so I am sure it needs to be recalibrated at this point, but based on eyes only the colors still look very natural. I have posted that my panel does seem to be a bit more susceptible to IR as it has aged, but it is not a big deal and it is not noticeable during most regular viewing situations. Also, the IR susceptibility seems to vary quite a bit between panels and/or users so YMMV.
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Hello everyone,

Some ZT owners here have moved on to OLED panels and I'm happy for you. But I wanted to ask for those that have put on thousands and thousands of hours on their ZT how is your panel doing? Are you still happy with the picture quality that the ZT puts out?

Its interesting and has been well documented that Kuro panels that have seen a lot of mileage have now developed red tint issues. I wonder, if anything, what will happen with our ZT's as they stand the test of time with lots of usage.

Continue to enjoy your ZT's. I am.

Take care.
Still loving my ZT60. I just moved and the ZT made it unharmed thank goodness. I just purchased a 55E6P oled for the bedroom and it is a stunning television. It's mind blowing to turn the lights out and see what this thing can do. Having said that, the reason I bought it as a bedroom set was to scratch the oled itch I've had but have been unwilling to part with my ZT60. I think the ZT is about as good as it gets for most content. It doesn't match the contrast of the Oled, but it still puts out a stunning picture. I have no plans to part with mine anytime soon. I haven't hit the 4,000 hr mark yet, but I'm almost there.
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i had a zt for 7000 hours the picture still wowed me ,i did a comparison of a zt60 ,krp 500m ,and oled e6p, black levels , oled > kuro>zt .wow factor same order , the zt had the best movie looking picture if that makes sense. motion zt>kuro>oled , the zt was the only pro calibrated set ,the kuro has voltage tweaks, for maybe a click off of oled black levels.the oled has not been calibrated yet.the oled is the best all around tv with HDR ,4k and all that stuff .kuro is a mix of both ,but i will say if it was just for movies in a dark room the zt wins ,get a backlight and the blacks looks oled like. but the zt does have the worst short term image retention of the 3 as it ages .
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I'm totally opposed to bias lighting, so the slightly lesser motion is a fair tradeoff for zero blacks. The new Sony might be what some of you seek if you can't dial in the OLED motion.
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My 60" ZT is up to 6300 hours. My ZT suffers from IR more than any Panasonic plasma tv I've owned, and this my forth since 2005. I have some IR that is really difficult to get rid of (channel logo on right lower corner). But since I've quit watching a show during the weekdays, it's slowly going away. But it's taking months. Overall, I like this TV and don't regret buying it.
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