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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-12-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Dierkdr
We have 3 Panasonic plasmas - 7yo, 5yo, and...

We have 3 Panasonic plasmas - 7yo, 5yo, and Nearly 3 yo.
Problems after the first 30 - 60 days: Zero.

That is, of course, a TINY sample size - and clearly other owners have not had nearly as good...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Dierkdr
What is the impedance of your speakers? The...

What is the impedance of your speakers?
The Onkyo is rated for 6 Ohm minimum, so if the Focals are running 4, there could be an advantage to swapping in a received rated for that load - although...
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-11-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 288,362
Posted By Dierkdr
Have also found trying to get Harmony control...

Have also found trying to get Harmony control software installed to be an exercise in Frustration.

If you find a "Solution" please post it - although my past experience suggests that a successful...
Forum: HD DVD Players   01-11-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,438
Posted By Dierkdr
2 of the entry level Toshiba HD DVD players (A3s...

2 of the entry level Toshiba HD DVD players (A3s - from Costco, so labeled "D3"), and about 30 movies.

One of the players, and over half the movies, originally belonged to eldest son. Only 3 of...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-09-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Dierkdr
SE Michigan: One of our "local" retailers (ABC...

SE Michigan: One of our "local" retailers (ABC Warehouse) was advertising LG Plasma panels at almost absurdly CHEAP prices.
These were almost certainly basic sets - a 60" for $588, and a 50" for...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-09-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,968
Posted By Dierkdr
Don't watch black & white.... :rolleyes: ...

Don't watch black & white.... :rolleyes:

This is a pickle, especially with the warranty expiring so soon - AND the fact that it is an aftermarket (non-Panasonic) warranty.

Our 60ST30 was...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-09-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Dierkdr
Our 60ST50 - although Much Better than the...

Our 60ST50 - although Much Better than the 60ST30(s...) we had - was still prone to Quick Onset / Medium Duration Image Retention during the first several hundred hours of usage.

The set is now...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Dierkdr
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bigmillz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1503122/is-a-vt-zt60-worth-2k-to-upgrade-from-an-st30#post_24021327)

.....
I have a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By Dierkdr
Quote:Seeing as this was explained does anyone...

Quote:Seeing as this was explained does anyone know if tv channels can change there resolution? I was sure I seen the box display 1080i on an abc channel that is normally 720p.


With our UVerse...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-15-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By Dierkdr
We have a 60ST50 that is probably a bit newer -...

We have a 60ST50 that is probably a bit newer - but has seen a lot of usage, and runs Wonderfully Well.

Don't know what likelihood is, but perhaps the "best" solution for your glitch is if the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-14-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By Dierkdr
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by si2504 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1505522/upscale-or-downscale#post_24073168)

....So my tv is advertised as 720p, but its...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   12-11-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,331
Views: 220,922
Posted By Dierkdr
Brother bought a 65VT60 from Paul's TV (SE MI). ...

Brother bought a 65VT60 from Paul's TV (SE MI).

He prefers to buy locally, & they were slightly under Amazon's price - delivery was made the following day, at no charge.

(He was told at local...
Forum: HD DVD Software   12-11-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,823
Posted By Dierkdr
Last HDDVD watched was either Sahara or Black...

Last HDDVD watched was either Sahara or Black Rain.

Alas, the last one we ATTEMPTED to view was Blade Runner (Coll Ed) - but it appears that all of the disks have become corrupted.....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-09-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Dierkdr
Quote:my center speaker tho is the tricky thing,...

Quote:my center speaker tho is the tricky thing, gotta make it work with that. right now i have a little stand that houses all that with my center sitting on top, had my 55 inch led on the wall,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-08-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Dierkdr
On our ST50, the control is "Motion Smoother,"...

On our ST50, the control is "Motion Smoother," under "Advanced Picture" menu....

From MEMORY, this control was turned ON (at least partially) by Default, on at least some of the picture modes.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-08-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Dierkdr
Have read arguments for either wall or stand...

Have read arguments for either wall or stand mounting.
Obviously, preferred location may enter into the decision:
do you have a strong enough wall to mount a heavy panel?
do you need to save...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   04-23-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By Dierkdr
Quote:These TVs are fairly new so I'm waiting it...

Quote:These TVs are fairly new so I'm waiting it out on customer reviews. I'll be using this mainly for blu ray movies, gaming and browsing using my roku. I'm in no rush to buy it right this second...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-02-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,460
Posted By Dierkdr
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by thePWNin8r http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1466418/advice-on-my-first-plasma-tv#post_23156782)

I'm looking for a budget TV......
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   04-02-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,329
Posted By Dierkdr
LGs tend to get less feedback than Pan or...

LGs tend to get less feedback than Pan or Samsung - at least in the Plasma forums.

Plus it takes a while for Real Opinions to show up on the new models. All of the 2013s are not even available...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-29-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,080,141
Posted By Dierkdr
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Jammers10 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-15-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Dierkdr
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Never-Enough http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1462656/good-70-or-so-tvs-around-1-500#post_23083984)

Anyone else have input?...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-14-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By Dierkdr
Quote:The Question: Now that these sets are...

Quote:The Question: Now that these sets are lining up at nearly the exact same costs... Which one is the Most Bang For Buck?


There are too many unspecified parameters to give a definitive...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-13-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,272
Posted By Dierkdr
Running a 60ST50, and no ads thus far - but then...

Running a 60ST50, and no ads thus far - but then we don't have it connected to the internet, and thus have not received whatever "Update" is responsible for the change.

As a Question: What...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-13-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Dierkdr
Not certain whether you are asking for input, or...

Not certain whether you are asking for input, or simply making an observation.

But - FWIW - our 60ST50 was prone to Medium- to LONG-Duration IR until some point PAST 400+ Hours.

Unit went into...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   03-10-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,482
Posted By Dierkdr
Yes, PIP seems to have dropped off the face of...

Yes, PIP seems to have dropped off the face of the planet - certainly as an Advertised Feature.

Perhaps because (at least in the states...), the majority of viewers no longer get their signals...
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