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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-15-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 162,142
Posted By RandyWalters
That's a pretty big announcement you made there. ...

That's a pretty big announcement you made there. Exactly who told you they were discontinued? If it was someone at Best Buy, then it's probably not true (they've done this a lot over the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-14-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By RandyWalters
Add 1/4" thick spacers ;) ...

Add 1/4" thick spacers ;)


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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-14-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12,923
Views: 905,694
Posted By RandyWalters
I have one of each of these models and the ST60...

I have one of each of these models and the ST60 has better blacks, is much crisper and more detailed, and a smoother image. The ST60 is better in every picture quality category.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-13-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By RandyWalters
If given the choice of a 51F4300 for Free or a...

If given the choice of a 51F4300 for Free or a 51F5300 for $500, i would pick the F5300 without thinking twice. The 1080p model will have better picture quality, better processing, better colors,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By RandyWalters
I have 3 friends with ST30s (42", 50", 60") and i...

I have 3 friends with ST30s (42", 50", 60") and i have a 50" GT50. The GT50 has better contrast and seems a little brighter and black levels seem a little deeper, but the biggest difference is the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18,762
Views: 2,119,741
Posted By RandyWalters
My Cisco DVR apparently downloaded a GUI update...

My Cisco DVR apparently downloaded a GUI update sometime in the last few days - it looks cleaner now with slight changes to the graphics, fonts look a little different and seem larger, and the menus...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-09-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By RandyWalters
Exactly why do you think a 4K TV is a...

Exactly why do you think a 4K TV is a requirement?

Do you anticipate having access to 4K content or sources in the near or even distant future? And if so, what will you be viewing in 4K and...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   09-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,700
Posted By RandyWalters
No, as already stated, only a mod can do it. I...

No, as already stated, only a mod can do it. I "reported" the OP's first post asking a mod to change the misleading thread title.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-08-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,446
Posted By RandyWalters
I can cook you a gourmet steak dinner for $8. ...

I can cook you a gourmet steak dinner for $8. It will taste like shitt, but you get what you pay for :D

Best Buy is a horrible place to get a calibration. Why would you recommend them??
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-08-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By RandyWalters
This has been discussed a lot here and the...

This has been discussed a lot here and the general consensus is to hire a pro to do it. Best Buy doesn't allow their techs to spend the necessary amount of time to go a thorough job, a pro will take...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   09-07-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By RandyWalters
Does that flat EA8800 have regular wall mounting...

Does that flat EA8800 have regular wall mounting holes in the rear cover? If so, there are a couple of decent aftermarket pedestal bases available for $50 - $70 that utilize those wall mounting...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-05-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By RandyWalters
A 55" 1080p OLED would be just fine with me, as...

A 55" 1080p OLED would be just fine with me, as long as it's FLAT. I'm very sensitive to SDE, but i see zero SDE on my 55" ST60 at my 8 foot viewing distance so a UHD screen would be virtually...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-05-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,446
Posted By RandyWalters
You obviously replied to the wrong thread..... ...

You obviously replied to the wrong thread.....




Only one post makes no sense/sence, but the calibration replies still pertinent today ;)



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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   09-04-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,700
Posted By RandyWalters
A few weeks ago someone posted that a Magnolia...

A few weeks ago someone posted that a Magnolia manager told him that Panasonic might make Plasma TVs next year on a special order basis. But that would be impossible since they dismantled the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-03-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 25,646
Posted By RandyWalters
Mark, are you comfortable removing the rear...

Mark, are you comfortable removing the rear cover yourself to track down the source of the buzzing? Do you have a mechanic's stethoscope? That's a great way to track down the source of a mystery...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-02-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 25,646
Posted By RandyWalters
Usually when a plasma that has been relatively...

Usually when a plasma that has been relatively quiet suddenly starts buzzing that's an indication of a failing board or power supply, which can be replaced fairly easily. My friend had an ST30 that...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   09-02-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18,762
Views: 2,119,741
Posted By RandyWalters
Why did you give up after only 4 days? Were you...

Why did you give up after only 4 days? Were you having problems with the TWC Tuning Adapter? I would have at least given it two weeks during your 15 day BB return window and try to shake the...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-29-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18,762
Views: 2,119,741
Posted By RandyWalters
I would have liked to go this route to replace my...

I would have liked to go this route to replace my current setup of 75hr Tivo Series 3 alongside my 2-tuner Cisco 75hr DVR but two things stop me dead in my tracks: The Roamio Pro can't record...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By RandyWalters
Two questions for you - did you buy the TV using...

Two questions for you - did you buy the TV using a good credit card that automatically adds one year to the manufacturer's warranty? And did you buy the TV LESS THAN two years ago?

If the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7,173
Views: 576,963
Posted By RandyWalters
If the TV doesn't have any damage and the panel...

If the TV doesn't have any damage and the panel doesn't have any burn-in, then it's a great deal even if it has a lot of hours on it. The lowest i remember the 50" S60 going for was $699 at BB. ...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   08-29-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 72,064
Posted By RandyWalters
You don't need to pay for so called "shippin...

You don't need to pay for so called "shippin protection", it's a scam to increase their net profit. ALL trucking companies operating in the United States already have shipping insurance or are...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-28-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 978
Posted By RandyWalters
Why do you think the VT60 would be irrelevant due...

Why do you think the VT60 would be irrelevant due to 4K? Do you have 4K content/sources or expect to have it sometime in the near or distant future?

At the VE HDTV Shootout, the Samsung F8500...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-28-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By RandyWalters
Routing all your sources through the A/V receiver...

Routing all your sources through the A/V receiver is best to get the best audio signal from them all, but by sending all those sources to the TV over a single HDMI cable can present picture settings...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-28-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By RandyWalters
Routing all your sources through the A/V receiver...

Routing all your sources through the A/V receiver is best to get the best audio signal from them all, but by sending all those sources to the TV over a single HDMI cable presents picture settings...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By RandyWalters
Good grief. What Best Buy does with defective...

Good grief. What Best Buy does with defective items that are returned has nothing to do with Panasonic. That's a reflection of how Best Buy does business, not Panasonic.

How can you claim...
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