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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-24-2014, 04:12 PM
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Posted By RandyWalters
The W700B is reportedly virtually the same as the...

The W700B is reportedly virtually the same as the W800B, except the W700B has a silver bezel and does not have 3D. I have thoroughly checked out both models at BB and i really like em.

There...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-24-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 186
Posted By RandyWalters
I doubt that EMI (whether it's coming from the TV...

I doubt that EMI (whether it's coming from the TV or from various otner electrical devices in the home) would interfere with the ability of the TV's built in tuner to pull in a signal from an...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 186
Posted By RandyWalters
That's not true at all.

That's not true at all.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2014, 11:57 AM
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Views: 246,020
Posted By RandyWalters
The stand doesn't fold back. Obviously they're...

The stand doesn't fold back. Obviously they're showing it without the stand. And the fish don't extend beyond the screen either ;)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-22-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 599,221
Posted By RandyWalters
Ok whatever. Just because some no-name company...

Ok whatever. Just because some no-name company includes a virtually useless feature that very few people would ever use doesn't make the other TV makers lame and lazy.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 05:18 PM
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Posted By RandyWalters
Why is it very lame? Very few TVs have a guide...

Why is it very lame? Very few TVs have a guide so it's pretty rare. And nation-wide, less that 15% of TV watchers are using an antenna so the vast majority of us subscribe to a TV service and get...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 733
Posted By RandyWalters
This should not be surprsing to you as it's well...

This should not be surprsing to you as it's well known the F5300 does not have an Anti-Reflective Filter, And as such it's no more reflective than any other TV that does not have an Anti-Reflective...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By RandyWalters
I don't think there will be any LCD TVs announced...

I don't think there will be any LCD TVs announced at CES that can trump a good Plasma. I'd be mor inclined to buy a Plasma now before they're all gone, rather than wait for an LCD that probably will...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By RandyWalters
Here is a simpler method, maybe you can make...

Here is a simpler method, maybe you can make something antiquey-looking to cover/hide the feet on this stand:
...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-20-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By RandyWalters
Here's an inexpensive universal pedestal base...

Here's an inexpensive universal pedestal base that utilizes the TV's rear wall-mounting points on the backside of the TV. There are a few other similar units on the market too.
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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-20-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By RandyWalters
I've used Toslink on various installs when...

I've used Toslink on various installs when necessary. Mostly when someone wants to connect their external devices directly to the TV's inputs and send a single audio cable to an AV receiver. I did...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-20-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 91
Posted By RandyWalters
Well you took a huge risk buying an Open Box from...

Well you took a huge risk buying an Open Box from Best Buy and like with so many others here it ended in disappointment. There's not much they can do for you at this point so i'd just cut my losses...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 35,192
Posted By RandyWalters
Monoprice mounts are plenty good enough, don't...

Monoprice mounts are plenty good enough, don't let the low price scare ya. Lots of us on the Plasma forum use them with no issues at all and we have heavy TVs.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13,105
Views: 938,699
Posted By RandyWalters
Only some slight but persistent station-logo IR...

Only some slight but persistent station-logo IR from watching several hours of local news every day. I can see a slight shadow of the channel 5 and channel 7 logo if i look at some of the green and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By RandyWalters
I would think the TV's owners manual would have...

I would think the TV's owners manual would have information about wall-mounting screw length (Panasonic for instance lists minimum and maximum screw lengths in the manual).

If the info is not...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-17-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13,105
Views: 938,699
Posted By RandyWalters
Yay - my 14-month-old 55ST60 just reached 3,000...

Yay - my 14-month-old 55ST60 just reached 3,000 hours this morning. Still loving this TV and so glad i bought it !!

:)
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-16-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13,105
Views: 938,699
Posted By RandyWalters
I seem to remember that the ST60 has the...

I seem to remember that the ST60 has the "infinite black pro" black filter and the screen was slightly brighter than the VT60 which had the slightly blacker "infinite black ultra" black filter.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-16-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 340
Posted By RandyWalters
But you presume that BB tells the truth about the...

But you presume that BB tells the truth about the history on their open-box TVs (they typically lie about the reason why it's open-box) so it stands to reason that they're not going to be truthful...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-16-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 340
Posted By RandyWalters
It's not refurbished otherwise it would have a...

It's not refurbished otherwise it would have a LOT Less hours on it. With that many hours it's obviously a store display model and it must have failed then they had it repaired sometime during it's...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-13-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13,105
Views: 938,699
Posted By RandyWalters
7 Blinks might just be the power supply which...

7 Blinks might just be the power supply which would be a fairly easy fix.

The first thing i would do is call Panasonic, explain that you're a long time loyal customer, and that your TV should not...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-06-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 317
Posted By RandyWalters
Since it's a display model (no protective box) i...

Since it's a display model (no protective box) i bet the drivers or warehouse people broke the TV during the stock transfer and BB doesn't want to admit it. Losing it sounds less bad than Breaking...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-04-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By RandyWalters
The internal boards and power supply and even the...

The internal boards and power supply and even the stand and the cabinet are valuable now that these TVs are no longer available. I'd contact some local TV repair shops and see if they're interested...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-04-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 279
Posted By RandyWalters
You should have called the seller while the...

You should have called the seller while the delivery guys were still there, then hand them the phone and let them explain their actions to their client.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,772
Posted By RandyWalters
By "viewing angles" do you mean left or right? ...

By "viewing angles" do you mean left or right? Or above and below?

The F8500's AR Filter is a "Louver Filter" that they copied from Panasonic and is designed to reject light from above and is...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-02-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 599,221
Posted By RandyWalters
The UK models are 220 volt @ 50hz and won't work...

The UK models are 220 volt @ 50hz and won't work in the USA. The tuners are completely different too and won't work in the USA.

You may be able to find a used 42" S60 here in North America if...
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