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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-10-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By RandyWalters
Be careful about that Nov 30 deadline they...

Be careful about that Nov 30 deadline they announced - they will probably end production much earlier than that date like what happened with Panasonic when they had announced ceasing Plasma...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-10-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By RandyWalters
The Panasonic Insider over at HDJ said that it...

The Panasonic Insider over at HDJ said that it was the audio video dealers that were not ordering the 42" size from them, which is why they discontinued the 42" S60 in early 2013. IIRC the only...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-10-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9,005
Views: 917,478
Posted By RandyWalters
My mother-in-law and also a friend in Mar Vista...

My mother-in-law and also a friend in Mar Vista (90066) just got the same letter with the same August 26 date, but what's funny is that their neighborhood doesn't get cable straight from the wall in...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   07-08-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By RandyWalters
IIRC they will have a Samsung F8500 Plasma at the...

IIRC they will have a Samsung F8500 Plasma at the upcoming VE TV Shootout coming up in mid-August.


It's very possible that OLED will become more mainstream and maybe even replace LCD if they...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-07-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By RandyWalters
Why not just utilize the Official Vizio E Series...

Why not just utilize the Official Vizio E Series Owners thread?

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-displays/1511254-official-2014-vizio-exxx-bx-series-owners-thread.html

;)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12,666
Views: 863,864
Posted By RandyWalters
What country are you in where the TC-P50ST60 is...

What country are you in where the TC-P50ST60 is still available? Canada perhaps? Or is a different version in Europe? They've been gone in the USA for many months.

Since this is a USA based...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-06-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,535
Posted By RandyWalters
Then i'd call their bluff and tell them "i'll...

Then i'd call their bluff and tell them "i'll take the import" and get the lower price - when the TV arrives it will still be a USA model.

Then i betcha they'll call back and say that they're...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-06-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,535
Posted By RandyWalters
Dude, they LIED to you in order to get you to pay...

Dude, they LIED to you in order to get you to pay more. You did not order an"import" because the only TVs distributed in the USA and available to USA dealers in the USA are USA models, and it...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-04-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By RandyWalters
Actually Panasonic ceased Plasma production on...

Actually Panasonic ceased Plasma production on all models in the first week of December 2013. They had to have all of their manufacturing plants and assembly plants dismantled and emptied before...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-04-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By RandyWalters
Yup, at least for Samsung. They'll probably end...

Yup, at least for Samsung. They'll probably end them even sooner than their November 30 deadline.
...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-03-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By RandyWalters
You must be in a foreign country - the GT60...

You must be in a foreign country - the GT60 series was never available here in AVS land.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-01-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12,666
Views: 863,864
Posted By RandyWalters
Panasonic's discrete codes pertained to their...

Panasonic's discrete codes pertained to their Professional display line, and some of them happened to work on their consumer model line. I once saw a list of them posted on RemoteCentral.com some...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-01-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By RandyWalters
Samsung still makes a 43" 768p Plasma. Nobody...

Samsung still makes a 43" 768p Plasma. Nobody makes a 42" or 46" Plasma anymore.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-01-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,783
Posted By RandyWalters
For the record, Panasonic never said it would end...

For the record, Panasonic never said it would end production in March 2014, the Japanese press got their facts wrong, mis-reported it, and everyone else parroted the error after that. March is the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-30-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12,666
Views: 863,864
Posted By RandyWalters
I'm even more confused why Panasonic thought this...

I'm even more confused why Panasonic thought this feature would be a good idea or even useful. I've read many posts where people's screens got scratched up with that pen.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-30-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12,666
Views: 863,864
Posted By RandyWalters
I was at Best Buy a few days ago and they had a...

I was at Best Buy a few days ago and they had a floor model 50ST60 laying on their Clearance Table for $399. I would have snapped it up to store away as a spare but it had a lot of circular...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-30-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7,067
Views: 551,432
Posted By RandyWalters
There is a little v-shaped chevron symbol...

There is a little v-shaped chevron symbol directly to the left of the thread title if there are any new unread posts in that thread. Click on that and it'll take you to the first unread post.
...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-30-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By RandyWalters
That article is old and was posted and discussed...

That article is old and was posted and discussed here back in 2013.

Are there any updates since then?

Is it still on schedule for Oct 2014?

Will this TV be available in North America?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-29-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By RandyWalters
Have you tried gently cleaning the AR Filter with...

Have you tried gently cleaning the AR Filter with the manufacturer-recommended distilled water with a few drops of liquid detergent method? Usually that removes impurities splattered on the screen...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-27-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,221
Posted By RandyWalters
No, that's not what i'm saying. You're taking my...

No, that's not what i'm saying. You're taking my comments out of context and putting words in my mouth.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-25-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7,067
Views: 551,432
Posted By RandyWalters
It will not output Dolby / DTS when using...

It will not output Dolby / DTS when using external sources (like a cable box or Blu-Ray player), but it will if you're watching through the TVs internal tuner and i think through the apps too. But...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-23-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 37,164
Posted By RandyWalters
Can you Live-Stream the service visit ? :D ...

Can you Live-Stream the service visit ? :D




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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-23-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,535
Posted By RandyWalters
The manufacturers claim that they will not honor...

The manufacturers claim that they will not honor the warranty if you buy from an un-authorized dealer, but in all my years here can't remember ever seeing anyone here being denied warranty work as...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-22-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 61,785
Posted By RandyWalters
How about a height-adjustable pedestal base to...

How about a height-adjustable pedestal base to replace the factory base? These two have flat bases with a flat surface to lay the soundbar on, and you could tuck it under the TV backed up against...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,177
Posted By RandyWalters
Just make sure to thoroughly inspect this...

Just make sure to thoroughly inspect this replacement TV then power it up and check the screen before letting the driver leave.
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