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As far as I know there are no other "stands" available only the one that comes with the unit. People have used both the stand and wall minted however and been happy. Most decide to wall mount since the stand is wider than usual
I decided to build my own "stand". However, I'm not talking replacing the wide somewhat oddly shaped piece of metal the TV attaches to. I'm talking about the piece of furniture the TV and goofy shaped metal stand sit on. Unfortunately, it has been coming along more slowly than I had hoped. If all goes well I can start the finishing process with dye and stain today and then move onto the poly.
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Hey ppl,

I had an unfortunate thing happend last night...
My girls f***ing cat scratched the panel of my 64" F8500. Im sure it hurts for you guys reading that so you can imagine my feelings.
I cant notice it even when i know it but there is quite a few scratches that i see good when the set is off.

Can i use some antiscratch thing do you think?
My homeinsurance covers it but i dont feel like thinking about the time it can take for them to replace the panel

Approciate answers, thanks guys.
I had the same thing happen back in 08 with a Panasonic plasma. Only from a doggie. My advice from experience. No matter what you try, it'll only make it worse. Also, I couldn't see my scratch with the TV on either. I promise it gets easier to accept with time. LOL.
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well guys i spent the last few months saving up for the 64F8500 and yesterday i pulled the trigger on it!!! its here and its quite a amazing display, I'm coming from a pn63b5500 (2009) now begins the break in period
I had one of those, it was a great set !!
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My 64F8500 shut off by itself today, while we were watching a cable TV show.It didn't turn back on the first time I tried, but it did turn on the second time I tried. Been stable ever since.Going into the 737 menu, it is consistently reporting 48C as the temperature.I'm taking it that 48C is bad?And I should install one of those Thermaltake USB fans from Amazon, to bring these temps down to something more acceptable?
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My 64F8500 shut off by itself today, while we were watching a cable TV show.It didn't turn back on the first time I tried, but it did turn on the second time I tried. Been stable ever since.Going into the 737 menu, it is consistently reporting 48C as the temperature.I'm taking it that 48C is bad?And I should install one of those Thermaltake USB fans from Amazon, to bring these temps down to something more acceptable?
48C is hot. Do you have enough space between the wall and your tv? I have that fan on the back of my tv, and it never gets above 40C, even with a cell light of 20.

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Plug into USB with the 1.0A. Turns Off and On with the TV
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I have the redmere cables and they work great. Very thin and flexible.
Thanks for the good feedback, I think I will order a set and try them out.
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^^ If you want to keep your existing hdmi cables, you can buy these adapters from Monoprice. I have them. They work great.
Monoprice HDMI Port Saver - M to Female - 270 degrees.
Thanks for this idea, I think the distance would be too small to my wall and the same clearance problem may happen. I may use this adapter on a different setup that has clearance issues though, now that I know about it.
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My 64F8500 shut off by itself today, while we were watching a cable TV show.It didn't turn back on the first time I tried, but it did turn on the second time I tried. Been stable ever since.Going into the 737 menu, it is consistently reporting 48C as the temperature.I'm taking it that 48C is bad?And I should install one of those Thermaltake USB fans from Amazon, to bring these temps down to something more acceptable?
I believe mine runs right around 40-42C. cell light 20, but I have eco turned to low.


I also have no idea what is acceptable though. I mean, I was fiddling with my video card parameters the other day cause I wasn't sure if it getting up around 45C was too hot(I have the fan set to lower levels to remain quieter) and then other ppl online were saying stuff like 'as long as it stays below 80C you should be fine', haha.
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about 6 weeks ago we had a hot spell here and my tv a 51 inch version got in the very high 49 C temps.
It shut down i could not get it to restart. I had to do a FACTORY RESET with all cables removed except the power cable from the 220v and resetup the whole thing, had the tv about 2 weeks at that time.
Now all is fine I did install 2x 120mm 5volt USB fans with some thin foam with hole cut in it between the fans and the metal TV back panel to keep the back panel from aplifying the sound from the fans.
All works great now 6 weeks later still no problems and the tv hardly ever goes above 39 C.

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Remember that panel temperature is not the temperature of the boards behind the panel. It's likely a lot hotter where the boards are. The back panel behind tv near the hdmi ports, is definitely a lot hotter than the panel itself. Cooling this area reduces both the panel temperature and the area on the back of tv.

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Remember that panel temperature is not the temperature of the boards behind the panel. It's likely a lot hotter where the boards are. The back panel behind tv near the hdmi ports, is definitely a lot hotter than the panel itself. Cooling this area reduces both the panel temperature and the area on the back of tv.
You are so right !!, most likely the actual component temperature will reach somewhere near 70 or 75 C when the air temp coming out of the top is circa 50C.
Also I read somewhere the benefit of cooling is quite good due to longer lasting of the cooled components.
I believe for every 10 degrees cooler the component runs the expected lifetime of the component doubles.
So this could then be construed to be for the whole circuit board being cooled, so in essence you lengthen the lifetime of the TV's usefullness.

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