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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-22-2014, 09:58 PM
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Posted By montanaman
Had a similar experience with a GT25. The...

Had a similar experience with a GT25. The sticker has a "firmness" to it. I used a small jeweler's screwdriver to get under a couple corners.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   12-18-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,510
Posted By montanaman
...yet. Will be interesting to see when the WM...

...yet. Will be interesting to see when the WM plasma evacuation begins...??
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   12-18-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By montanaman
Nice find...beautiful picture quality at your...

Nice find...beautiful picture quality at your place...:)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   12-18-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,510
Posted By montanaman
Nice reminder to watch for these things on...

Nice reminder to watch for these things on "blowout" before & AFTER Christmas as well. Once the decision is made to get rid of the plasmas (either at the store or corporate level; not sure who...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-13-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,385
Posted By montanaman
That's usually before the egg nog; after the egg...

That's usually before the egg nog; after the egg nog I'm sleeping in the chair...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-13-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,651
Posted By montanaman
About how many hours on your set? One member...

About how many hours on your set? One member here has speculated that the pink will fade over time as the panel gets more broken-in.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-13-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,385
Posted By montanaman
I have the same model and have had difficulty...

I have the same model and have had difficulty following programs. Sometimes I just sit and admire the picture but have no idea what is going on...:) Going from a 50" to a 60" there is just so much...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-13-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By montanaman
Was that Vizio P42HD the one that WalMart carried...

Was that Vizio P42HD the one that WalMart carried and got down to around $1500? I remember how low the price was for the time (but it was still outside my budget). Still, the "big" screens were...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-12-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,612
Posted By montanaman
I'm just hitting around the 200 hour mark on...

I'm just hitting around the 200 hour mark on mine, and the thing is getting better. Plasmas get better with age (I think we know that)! The picture is absolutely stunning sometimes (I watch a lot...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-11-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 835
Posted By montanaman
OK thanks. Will continue to enjoy the beautiful...

OK thanks. Will continue to enjoy the beautiful picture of the 60F5300B.


Mentioned many times before, but who would ever choose this model in a bright BB showroom (it looks like something is...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-11-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 835
Posted By montanaman
Can't wait to hear your thoughts. We F5300...

Can't wait to hear your thoughts. We F5300 owners are wondering how close our sets are to the F8500 (especially in a dark room as mine is).
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-11-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By montanaman
Thanks Eric; I was thinking average as a...

Thanks Eric; I was thinking average as a "relative" term in comparison to some of the extensive knowledge that is on this forum.


Also I did want to support EscapeVelocity a bit...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   12-11-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By montanaman
Saw a similar deal here in MT. Clerk said it was...

Saw a similar deal here in MT. Clerk said it was a customer return who then purchased an UHD 70" or "something like that." I asked about the price, and after leaving for a bit, the clerk returned...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-09-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By montanaman
Just to support Mr. Speed a little bit, I think I...

Just to support Mr. Speed a little bit, I think I qualify for an Average Joe. Now, about that upcoming Dodgeball match...


Even so, point understood from the multi-thousand posts (!) members.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-09-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 141,167
Posted By montanaman
My eyes too cannot take bright images. I run...

My eyes too cannot take bright images. I run Movie mode with Cell Light 10 & Contrast 80 in a light controlled room (eco off). I also don't like running electronics at MAX. Sometimes the image is...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 141,167
Posted By montanaman
Thanks...just the type of thing I think I'm...

Thanks...just the type of thing I think I'm looking for. I do have the 60 though, and from the specs, my estimate is the height to the lower bezel is about the same.


Long shot...but does...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-07-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 141,167
Posted By montanaman
Maybe we need to start a thread on the stand. ...

Maybe we need to start a thread on the stand. Still, it is a pretty good day when the worst one can say about a TV is its stand. My issue is the height of the stand (4" to the bottom of the TV...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-06-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,457
Posted By montanaman
Thanks also for your work in "recognizing" this...

Thanks also for your work in "recognizing" this set.


My pink tint is very, very slight; I can see small hints when running the scrolling bar. No effect on regular viewing from what I can tell...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-06-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,457
Posted By montanaman
Another member here (Orion I think) reported...

Another member here (Orion I think) reported there is something special about the 5300B panel. The picture quality is reportedly close to the flagship F8500, less the filter, sheer brightness, and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   12-04-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By montanaman
One thing to try...if you don't need the super...

One thing to try...if you don't need the super brightness...try turning the cell light and contrast down. Say 10 for the Cell Light & 75 for the Contrast. If a plasma is prone to buzzing, often the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   12-01-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By montanaman
Agree. :) New in box plasmas will probably...

Agree. :) New in box plasmas will probably continue to show up on Ebay, but often these are only available for a local pickup, and one has to scrutinize the seller and wonder about warranty options....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-30-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By montanaman
I have the B-version, but it is probably the...

I have the B-version, but it is probably the same:


32" wide by 15" depth, and it is 4" in height (to the bottom edge of the TV).


I would prefer the stand to be lower. Just to ask...has...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-27-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,651
Posted By montanaman
Aha...so the other market 60H5000 are Pentile...

Aha...so the other market 60H5000 are Pentile panels, and the Samsung website you linked has Samsung themselves claiming the improvements in 2014. Thanks.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-27-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,651
Posted By montanaman
Just found this answer on pg. 6 of the 64F5000...

Just found this answer on pg. 6 of the 64F5000 thread. The panel is Pentile and the Samsung website description is misleading.


I'm just very happy to be able to buy a NIB plasma that looks...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,651
Posted By montanaman
The B panel has been said to have better blacks...

The B panel has been said to have better blacks than the A panel. Dave, you may have found evidence, but we may be talking about different panels (pentile vs non).


Is this an accurate...
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