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post #181 of 393 Old 02-01-2014, 09:00 AM
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Jude i personally think it is too big for 8ft away but u wont find a tv this good for the money. Better buy before they are all gone
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Hey Jude,

 

I normally for two numbers.  The pixels and the hertz.  If you watch a lot of fast movement; sports, video games, action movies, etc... you want higher pixel 1080 is great!  Hertz is the number of times that your screen will refresh each second.  Obviously 600 is very high and that's why some people will never buy anything other than plasma.  Plasma is heavier and can run a little hotter than LCD.  The black colors look really good, though.  As far as for what's better, it's really a matter of preference.  I have both and both have their benefits.  This is my first plasma, and could not be happier for the price I paid.  Good luck! 

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I actually bought it today!!...I just have to buy a wall mount..I never had a plasma either, as my wife likes LED, but I'm putting the plasma in the basement where it's dark...thanks for your input and will update once I hook it up.
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I picked mine up last night. It's pretty awesome. I am not seeing motion blue watching the SB. Seems like a great tv for my family room.
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I just purchased this for $600 in Toledo, Ohio

I used these settings below (thanks to whoever posted them) and I am happy with the picture. I am no AV geek but it looks amazing. I preferred them over the first settings posted.

Lots of glare so better have some window shades, but other than the glare I see no real faults. I am coming from an old 42" Panasonic commercial plasma (720 only), which had an amazing picture, and I think this picture is even better. I bought the first one in 2005 so I am guessing technology has improved greatly since then

Power saver off
Expert 1
Panel light 100
Contrast 93
Brightness 90
H sharpness 29
V sharpness 29
Color 60
Tint G2
Expert control
Dynamic contrast low
Color gamut wide
Edge enhancer off
Color filter off
Gamma 2.4
Color temp Med
Pattern outer
IRE 100
Red-1
Green-6
Blue-8
Picture option
Noise reduction off
MPEG noise reduction off
Black level low
Real cinema on
Motion eye care off
Aspect Ratio Cinema Zoom 1 ( this was recommended by THX tune up you can also use just scan)
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Also - the super bowl looked great (well, the picture was good - not the game).

I am noticing an occasional white block of pixels artifact, like noise in the signal or something. Its not often. I suppose it could be my Monoprice HDMI cable or the fact that I am passing video through my Sony receiver. I think its actually the signal, not the TV. This is 1080i out of my cable box.
That being said, I never noticed it on my Panasonic plasma, and it was hooked up the same way. That was 720 out of my cable box so I suppose that is the only difference in the scenario.

Any thoughts?
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Stumbled on this thread after picking this TV up from the Walmart deal this week. This is my second plasma, my first being a 51" Samsung I picked up last year, which I've been happy with, but I'm noticing something with this set I haven't noticed on the Samsung. From a normal viewing distance, particularly on black screens, there seems to be some light distortion. When I get closer (a few inches) to the screen I see the individual pixels flickering like crazy between all sorts of colors. Looking at the same content on my Samsung the pixels do not do this. I'm using HDMI 2 and have viewed Blu-rays through a PS4, played Xbox One, and watched DIRECTV HD shows, all of which have this behavior. Is this normal for this TV, or do I have a defective one? I've posted a pic of what I'm seeing up close.

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That doesn't look normal to me but its hard to tell from just that picture.

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Stumbled on this thread after picking this TV up from the Walmart deal this week. This is my second plasma, my first being a 51" Samsung I picked up last year, which I've been happy with, but I'm noticing something with this set I haven't noticed on the Samsung. From a normal viewing distance, particularly on black screens, there seems to be some light distortion. When I get closer (a few inches) to the screen I see the individual pixels flickering like crazy between all sorts of colors. Looking at the same content on my Samsung the pixels do not do this. I'm using HDMI 2 and have viewed Blu-rays through a PS4, played Xbox One, and watched DIRECTV HD shows, all of which have this behavior. Is this normal for this TV, or do I have a defective one? I've posted a pic of what I'm seeing up close.

Your brightness is set too high. Turn it down until the dancing pixels go away.
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Just picked this up from wm and have been trying to calibrate it. I can get the colors pretty close but I'm getting a brightness level of ~50cd/m2, which is giving me a contrast ratio of ~150:1. 

 

That seems way off to me. Can other people share what they're getting?

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Your brightness is set too high. Turn it down until the dancing pixels go away.

Thank you! The brightness was set to 90, but I knocked it back down to 50. That definitely helped with blacks, but now greys seem to dance.
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How is the input lag on this? I'm not a huge gamer and normally play RPG's, but I do occasionally play Battlefield 4 and some other action/FPS games on my PS4. Curious if this would work reasonably well.

 

I was also curious of the response time for this display I couldn't find it anywhere or in this thread. If either of these questions were answered in his thread I apologize, but I didn't see these anywhere.

 

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Thank you! The brightness was set to 90, but I knocked it back down to 50. That definitely helped with blacks, but now greys seem to dance.
That's just dithering, inherent to plasma technology. Sitting back at a reasonable distance it shouldn't be that bothersome.
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I have the same Plasma.  I fell in love with it. I purchased the set from Walmart in Jersey as of 12/22/13. Little over a month now around this past Thursday the screen acquired a green line from the top of the plasma and stops about 6 inches down. It’s really upsetting  me, but I love this tv. Does anyone have any experience with the warranty procedure this is a first for me.  Is it better to just return it to Walmart for an exchange?  

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Wow!! I have been busy and not checking this thread, Some of you had some questions I will look over all the posts later today and try and respond. I also changed the Panel light setting on mine just a tad. Seemed like 100% was causing some odd things in the blacks so I set it at 90% and they pretty much went away. I rechecked my initial settings about a week ago and everything was still pretty much the same. One or two of you mentioned the picture seemed drab with my settings. Not sure why that would be but I will post a couple of screen shots of mine later today. One other thing to mention too. When I did those first adjustments I was using the older version of HCFR I updated to latest and the readings got better actually. Delta E on the colors were all well below 10. Not sure why this is though.
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Hey Jeff I noticed with your settings the whites had a green tint to it. Did you notice this? Other than that I really enjoy your settings.
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Jude i personally think it is too big for 8ft away but u wont find a tv this good for the money. Better buy before they are all gone
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I don't know why the comment got quoted...I actually measured and I'll be 10.5 feet away..hope it looks good once I get it up
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Well, you guys convinced me to give this a try. Since the Panny's have all been sold, I'll have to settle for second best........lol.

I'm replacing a 6 year old 50" Sammy dlp that has started showing white spots. If this was a bigger unit, I would probably get dlp chip to fix it. I love the color reproduction of it and I NEED the new TV to look as accurate as the dip. WAF at play. I also have a bottom rung 5 year old Penny 42" plasma that I cannot get the fleshtonees to look like the dip.

I am anxious to try some of the posters settings. Need to get some snow cleared to get it home. I will update afterwards.

Again, thanks for everyone's legwork.
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plugged in audioholic's tune and it looks pretty damn good!
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I have a small media room set is 6 feet to 8 feet depending where your sitting it's great even at those distances.
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Hey Jeff I noticed with your settings the whites had a green tint to it. Did you notice this? Other than that I really enjoy your settings.

No not on mine, Im sure that is just the differences in sets. If you look at my charts you will see that greyscale tracks really good with those settings on my set. They are all gonna be a little different which is why posted settings usually only get you close and sometimes not close. If it looks good other than that then just back off the green on the points high setting until you like it. Other than that you have to get a meter and calibrate it yourself.
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Here are some screen shots from my set with my settings. Needless to say Im pretty happy for a 650$ 60" TV. Of course if you monitor is not calibrated well then your not seeing as it is.












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No not on mine, Im sure that is just the differences in sets. If you look at my charts you will see that greyscale tracks really good with those settings on my set. They are all gonna be a little different which is why posted settings usually only get you close and sometimes not close. If it looks good other than that then just back off the green on the points high setting until you like it. Other than that you have to get a meter and calibrate it yourself.

Thanks. I guess that was my question. How I could turn the green down a little. Other than that it looks great.
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Those screen shots look great...I see no glare at all....still haven't hooked mine up as my wife is now in pre term labor...just a question...what is the best way to control glare??...I have recessed lighting in the basement and a small window that gets no sunlight...I'm worried that I'm going to put it up and have crazy reflections...also what is the best way to hook up a blu ray, wii, and Xbox with only 2 hdmi ports??...I was thinking of buying a receiver but not sure what specs I should be looking for??..and maybe a good sound bar??...sorry guys I've been out of the av tech world for awhile
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Also thanks in advance for any and all replies...greatly appreciated
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Also thanks in advance for any and all replies...greatly appreciat

You can get an hdmi switch for less than $20 if you didn't want to spend as much on a receiver. 

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My local walmart has 1 left NIB for $538.00. I,m really tempted but I just grabbed a Vizio E601i-A3 which I like, just wondering if anyone has compared the two.
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I meant to get the Vizio from WalMart when I got mine but they were out.  Determined to get a new TV I settled for the LG 60PN5000 figuring I could always return it if necessary but as it turns out it is a very good TV.  I love mine...

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Is there a way to check the hours used on the 60PN5000? Thanks..
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