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Forum: HDTV Recorders   08-29-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18,701
Views: 2,110,328
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: 16
Views: 542
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: 7,147
Views: 569,117
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: 433
Views: 64,304
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: 6
Views: 236
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: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-28-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
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: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-28-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
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: 665
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...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-27-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 876
Posted By RandyWalters
On that note, from what i'm gathering from some...

On that note, from what i'm gathering from some of the LCD threads is that the IPS panels have better viewing angles but poorer black levels, while the VA panels have better black levels but poorer...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-26-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By RandyWalters
I'm pretty sure they'd come with an assortment of...

I'm pretty sure they'd come with an assortment of screws, just like the wall mounts do.

Edit - ii looked at the Q&A section on the first link's stand and found a few reports about the screws:
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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-26-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By RandyWalters
If you can't find a suitable OEM Pioneer base, ...

If you can't find a suitable OEM Pioneer base, there are a few inexpensive aftermarket bases that utilize the TV's rear wall mounting holes (one of which is height-adjustable):
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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-23-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By RandyWalters
Is the screen and/or panel broken? If...

Is the screen and/or panel broken?

If someone threw something at the TV and cracked or broke the panel, then the TV is not repairable. The blinking light is the boards attempting to power up...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-22-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By RandyWalters
I have spoken to three different Panasonic reps...

I have spoken to three different Panasonic reps at BB and Magnolia during the past 6 years or so and they knew less about their Plasma TVs than most people here on AVS do. Seriously misinformed...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-21-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,052
Posted By RandyWalters
I bought the $99 Square Trade warranty from...

I bought the $99 Square Trade warranty from Costco, even though i bought my ST60 from Amazon. Dunno if they still have that deal or not.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-21-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,052
Posted By RandyWalters
Unless you really really need the extra features...

Unless you really really need the extra features on the F8500 and are willing to pay a lot more for it, i would choose the $1,300 65" S64 which is a solid set and a great deal. I just don't think...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-20-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,052
Posted By RandyWalters
The S60 actually has really good black levels...

The S60 actually has really good black levels compared to older models and they're stable too. Probably even better than on the older ST30. The S60 is crisp too. I'd jump on that before it's gone.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-20-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12,862
Views: 892,957
Posted By RandyWalters
There is no excuse for your friend to be throwing...

There is no excuse for your friend to be throwing your remote control (that he doesn't own), much less destroying your TV that is pretty much irreplaceable because he can't control himself. I would...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12,862
Views: 892,957
Posted By RandyWalters
If you want similar picture quality to your ST60,...

If you want similar picture quality to your ST60, the only suitable replacements for your dead TV is either the Samsung F8500 series Plasma, or one of the LG OLED TVs.

Aside from those, your...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   08-16-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 23,238
Posted By RandyWalters
Saturday's event starts at 6:00 pm EST ...

Saturday's event starts at 6:00 pm EST

Sunday's event starts at 3:00 pm EST

The Livestream Link is posted on the Value Electronic's site.


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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-14-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 569,117
Posted By RandyWalters
Wow, that's a great score !

Wow, that's a great score !
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-14-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 569,117
Posted By RandyWalters
There have been other people here who bought "New...

There have been other people here who bought "New In Box" Panasonics from Sears Outlet only to discover they weren't really new and were either returns or display units with hundred of hours on them....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-14-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By RandyWalters
If it has the ESPN logo still showing on the...

If it has the ESPN logo still showing on the green screen after all this time then it's more likely that it is either very persistent IR or maybe even permanent Burn-In, in which case i don't think...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-11-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By RandyWalters
By "regular" i assume you mean a plain fixed...

By "regular" i assume you mean a plain fixed mount (not an articulated arm type).

A low-profile mount is simply thinner (and more expensive) and it places the TV closer to the wall than a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-11-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By RandyWalters
You didn't give us any useful information that...

You didn't give us any useful information that would be needed to recommend a wall mount. There is a LOT to consider when choosing a mount, and there are lots of different types on the market.
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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-10-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By RandyWalters
Why? In the variious pentile discussions wasn't...

Why? In the variious pentile discussions wasn't it determined that it's not an issue at normal viewing distances? Are you sure it would be a problem for you at your viewing distance? Others...
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