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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-18-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 33,366
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: 13,099
Views: 937,975
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: 74
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: 13,099
Views: 937,975
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
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Views: 937,975
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: 322
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: 322
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: 13,099
Views: 937,975
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: 313
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: 188
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: 275
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: 1,760
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: 7,285
Views: 598,555
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...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-26-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13,099
Views: 937,975
Posted By RandyWalters
The 50ST60 was priced at $999 at Best Buy the...

The 50ST60 was priced at $999 at Best Buy the whole time they carried it, with an occasional sale price of $899. Floor models in great condition were going for $699 at BB and Sears.

Also, the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-21-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 7,152
Posted By RandyWalters
I've done many TV installs in the various towns...

I've done many TV installs in the various towns in So Calif with various providers over the years and i always bring an OTA antenna, and i use familiar local news broadcasts when i adjust the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-19-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 967,177
Posted By RandyWalters
I recently got two of these things for a bedroom...

I recently got two of these things for a bedroom TV and garage TV, and it's pretty crappy. It won't reliably tune some of my local channels, and most of the analog channels (14-99) won't tune...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   11-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18,920
Views: 2,147,299
Posted By RandyWalters
I'd rather have Passport Echo back ;) TWC took...

I'd rather have Passport Echo back ;) TWC took it away from my DVR several years ago when they activated Navigator, but a few weeks ago i visited an old friend in Trabuco Canyon and his cable...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-18-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By RandyWalters
Sports Car or SUV? Smallish High-Rise Condo...

Sports Car or SUV? Smallish High-Rise Condo with a Great View or Large Comfy home nestled in a Canyon? Petite Fit Blonde or Busty Curvy Brunette? 55" OLED or 65" UHD LCD?


It's almost...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-17-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By RandyWalters
If you want a Plasma, you'll need to act fast as...

If you want a Plasma, you'll need to act fast as the two models above are going to be disappearing very soon. Nobody is going to be making Plasmas in 2015.

My vote is for the F8500 series and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By RandyWalters
The 2007 Panasonic PZ700U and 2008 PZ800U and...

The 2007 Panasonic PZ700U and 2008 PZ800U and 2009 GT25 series all had a VGA input and came in 42" and 50" sizes. These are 1080p models, but the VGA input signal on Panasonics is limited to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-15-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By RandyWalters
Dithering is normal on Plasma but is usually only...

Dithering is normal on Plasma but is usually only visible when you're abnormally close to the screen, but not visible from normal viewing distances.

How close are you to the screen when you see...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By RandyWalters
Any Plasmas that Panasonic's commercial display...

Any Plasmas that Panasonic's commercial display division has left would be remaining stock. They dismantled their plasma panel factory early this year and sold the building so there's no way for...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By RandyWalters
Panasonic stopped making Plasma TVs in Dec of...

Panasonic stopped making Plasma TVs in Dec of 2013. Samsung and LG are also exiting the Plasma business right about now too. There are still some Samsung F8500 Plasmas left but will surely...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-11-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,502
Posted By RandyWalters
Panasonic offered a 4K Plasma a few years ago but...

Panasonic offered a 4K Plasma a few years ago but it was gigantic.

I don't believe for a minute that 4K killed Plasma, it was just a convenient excuse that Panasonic used to mask their utter...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-05-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By RandyWalters
Here's a few methods for stripping the companion...

Here's a few methods for stripping the companion files:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/167-plasma-flat-panel-displays/1461177-official-panasonic-s60-series-discussion-thread-67.html#post23514044
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