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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   03-09-2015, 02:03 AM
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Posted By montanaman
See Post #11553...

See Post #11553 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=11553) & yes I am another one, but I have the 3D version the GT25. My understanding is the G20/GT20 was the Best...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   03-06-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By montanaman
Walmart.com still wants $948 plus $130 shipping...

Walmart.com still wants $948 plus $130 shipping to the home; free store pickup.


Even though I was not going to order one, I could not get to "Checkout."
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   03-05-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By montanaman
The Best Buy website is now listing the 60F5300...

The Best Buy website is now listing the 60F5300 as "Clearance," with the 51" as "Not Available." The clearance price is not quite as low as the once offered sale price of $699.


Just another...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-22-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,486
Views: 95,544
Posted By montanaman
Hey Soulburner...You could get even more real...

Hey Soulburner...You could get even more real estate from your picture if you moved the speaker grill [EDIT: Speaker] that is leaning on it [In front of it]...

...just teasing; looks like you...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-22-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,229
Views: 167,158
Posted By montanaman
It is amazing that these budget & mid-level...

It is amazing that these budget & mid-level plasma sets can have some reference qualities to them. IMO we did well getting into these last generation plasma sets...the pinnacle of Samsung's plasma...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-17-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By montanaman
Nice find... ...and another option would...

Nice find...


...and another option would be to just get rid of the center channel. I personally do not care for them much. A front line stereo L+R configuration with speakers that image well...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-17-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1,229
Views: 167,158
Posted By montanaman
A guy could hedge against the future by...

A guy could hedge against the future by purchasing 2 or 3 [more] new 5300's. That could maybe get one through a lifetime.


If I need another plasma before OLED becomes more affordable, there...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-17-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1,229
Views: 167,158
Posted By montanaman
I think I understand what you are saying, and...

I think I understand what you are saying, and your logic makes sense to me, but I do not know the technicalities of the issue. Losing significant brightness on these sets will probably not happen...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-16-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By montanaman
OK...sounds like you need something that can go a...

OK...sounds like you need something that can go a bit higher then. Sorry, do not know of one that can do that right off.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-16-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By montanaman
Two inches would get you to 7 3/4". The center...

Two inches would get you to 7 3/4". The center would only block the bezel by 1/4" if that did not bother you.


Check the measurement from the top mounting hole centered to the stand...28"?
...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-16-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By montanaman
With the Amazon stand, you could gain about...

With the Amazon stand, you could gain about 2"...that is, if your top mounting hole is currently 28" to the stand/base.


Maybe that is the easiest way to look at it.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-16-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By montanaman
The bottom of the TV bezel is 2.5" to the stand...

The bottom of the TV bezel is 2.5" to the stand (I have been calling that "base"). I am 27" from the top mounting hole to the stand/base. If I went to the max height of 30" for the top mounting...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-16-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By montanaman
I have this stand linked from Amazon; it is also...

I have this stand linked from Amazon; it is also available on ebay. I am using it for the 60" 5300. Since you only need a couple of inches, it "may" work. The center channel width could be up to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-14-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,135
Posted By montanaman
I remember buying my first plasma 720p back in 09...

I remember buying my first plasma 720p back in 09 . The salesperson "congratulated" me, like I had done something well; had found a "needle in the haystack."


CONGRATULATIONS...!
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-14-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,486
Views: 95,544
Posted By montanaman
This is the stand I am using for a 60" (I think...

This is the stand I am using for a 60" (I think the 64" is 2 inches taller than the 60", but I do not know if the mounting holes are in the same proportion.

...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-12-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,486
Views: 95,544
Posted By montanaman
That has been my experience as well with a...

That has been my experience as well with a 60F5300B; the picture is getting better with time (even apart from the tweaks).


This is just my subjective opinion, but at 200 hours the picture...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-06-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,486
Views: 95,544
Posted By montanaman
That would be great, especially for plasma fans. ...

That would be great, especially for plasma fans.


Possible scenario...in 2015 the "world" discovers/rediscovers plasma. "In consumer electronic news, consumers have become fed up with the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-06-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 331
Posted By montanaman
...And be able to roll it up and ship it in a...

...And be able to roll it up and ship it in a tube...


Maybe OLED will one day achieve that dream...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-06-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,486
Views: 95,544
Posted By montanaman
I love seeing that, especially since it was...

I love seeing that, especially since it was widely reported that Samsung plasma production would end in November 2014.


Another reminder that things can change...even for the better...! Though...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-06-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 331
Posted By montanaman
I like to think there is something "special" or...

I like to think there is something "special" or "magical" about the picture of a Panny. Maybe it is just wishful thinking or my own preference, however biased.


Some describe the Panny picture...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-06-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By montanaman
60F5300.B TS02 August 2014 6' or less to be...

60F5300.B
TS02
August 2014
6' or less to be seen more readily.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-06-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,486
Views: 95,544
Posted By montanaman
WAIT...I thought Samsung plasma production ended...

WAIT...I thought Samsung plasma production ended in Nov./Dec. 2014...!!! Good news if production (at least for this model) was extended.


And now the panel is an SS01; maybe another...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-02-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 147,561
Posted By montanaman
That is a nice stand with the glass base. And...

That is a nice stand with the glass base. And you did check the measurements. That is a good price and the ShopJimmy stand I have is very well made.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-02-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 147,561
Posted By montanaman
I hope that works for your 64". The Amazon...

I hope that works for your 64". The Amazon description says for TV's 37-55"...?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-02-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 147,561
Posted By montanaman
Maxes out at 30" from the top mounting hole to...

Maxes out at 30" from the top mounting hole to the base, but because of the hole spacing on the 60", it looks like one can only go to 29.25" (unless the lower M4 hole matches up, then 30").

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