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post #121 of 511
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The TH-65PF10UK is a commercial monitor based off of last years technoligy TH-65PZ750U. This unit will not have speakers, tuners, or tv functions.

The upcoming TH-65PF11UK will be coming in the near future based off the TH-65PZ850U screen.

The TH-65PZ850U is the latest and greatest from Panasonic and is fully loaded with tv funtions and also has Studio Ref Mode, Pro Settings, RS232C input, VieraCast (Internet) and adds Digital Cinema Color.
post #122 of 511
Thanks. I saw the TH-65PZ850U on sale for $4,999, but ow it is out of stock. Best Buy has then but they want $2,000 more and it does not include the stand, whereas the internet vendor told me it did (though I am not thoroughly convinced. The vendor is US Appliance. Any feedback on this vendor?
post #123 of 511
Hate to be a shill for Chris at Cleveland Plasma, but I bought this set from him and I was very happy with the service, follow-up, delivery and PRICE! He's very competitive on price and you have a ton of happy customers on this board and others.
post #124 of 511
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Originally Posted by monesq View Post

......The vendor is US Appliance. Any feedback on this vendor?

Looks like they are relatively new, therefore no significant track record. For what it's worth, they have not as yet chosen to become a participant in this rating service:

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/US_Appliance
post #125 of 511
Does this model have a USB port? What are some of the 3rd party solutions for wireless access for VieraLink??

Also, is there a link somewhere online for the manual for this set?
post #126 of 511
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Originally Posted by haggisbingo View Post

Does this model have a USB port? What are some of the 3rd party solutions for wireless access for VieraLink??

Also, is there a link somewhere online for the manual for this set?

No USB port. You would have to use a wireless ethernet bridge/gaming adapter for wireless Vieralink.

Can't find the manual, I know I saw it somewhere. It's the same as the one for the 58.
post #127 of 511
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Originally Posted by BuTal63 View Post

Looks like they are relatively new, therefore no significant track record. For what it's worth, they have not as yet chosen to become a participant in this rating service:

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/US_Appliance

Yes, I noticed that they are relatively new. But the price seems amazing at $4,999. Of course, it does not come with a stand, but a quick search (after a very long search for the model number for the stand - TYST65R2WG- the Panasonic rep stated that they had just come out with them two days ago and that the stands may ship with the TV's in the future) I was able to find the stand for $395.12 at ABT. I am still wary about the glare issue. I have an old Toshiba 63". Still works, but not that great. I re-installed the plastic protective screen in front of it to see how much glare I would see - it was substantial- which is why I had initially removed it. Nevertheless, The Panasonic has some rave reviews so I am heavily leaning toward it.

As for being a shill for Cleveland Plasma I don't think so. From what I've gathered in these forums he seems to be a stand up person.

What ticks me off is that when I do take the plunge, I inevitably find the same thing just weeks later at a reduced price. Of course as with anything, you eventually have to take the plunge.

Thanks to you all for the input.
post #128 of 511
One more question/issue. The TV pedestal. Since I will be placing the TV on a new entertainment center that is about 32" above the floor, I need a foot pedestal to go with the TV. Panasonic is not very helpful. Their site only shows one pedestal, the TYST65R2WG. However, the site states that the pedestal is for the 750, not the 850. When asked, Panasonic told me this is the only pedestal that they have.

I googled the part number and came up with ABT selling it, but also selling another one that looks identical to it, just twice as expensive.


Panasonic Pedestal Stand For The TH-65PZ85OU 65" Flat Panel TV - TYST65R4WG/ Compatible With Panasonic TH-65PZ85OU Flat-Panel TVs/ Elevates Your Flat-Panel TV For Easier Viewing/ Black Finish
part #TYST65R4WG



Panasonic Pedestal Stand For The Panasonic 65" Plasma HDTV - TYST65R2WG/ Keeps Big Screen HDTV In Secure Viewing Position/ Heavy Duty Metal Construction/ Works With The TH65PX600U, TH65PZ750U and TH65PZ850U TVs/ Black Finish (Photo Showing Silver) part # TYST65R2WG

The 2WG is about $400 and the 4WG over $600. The Panasonic web site does not even show the exostence of the 4WG. Is this common? Which one, if any should I use? Any suggestions?
post #129 of 511
TYST65R2WG is supposed to only work with 750U. "abt" is the only web site stating that it can work with 850U as well. It could be wrong information. Unless someone try it, it is hard to find out. Or maby "abt" tech. already try it.

But for 2WG price, Amazon has better price at about $160. Check it out.

I suggest that you can build temp. one which cost less than $20 based on someone's posting in this thread and buy a real one a year later when panasonic has new TV model and overstock 4WG are selling at $100+ level. Well, at least that is my plan.
post #130 of 511
Thread Starter 
I will be testing this soon enough. This could be good news for 18 people if they work because that is how many we have left of the old 65PZ750 stands. These older stands are 70% less cost over the stand that is listed for the 65PZ850U
post #131 of 511
Can anyone tell me how many watts this unit pulls when its on?
post #132 of 511
Can anyone please post a picture of the screen from a side view and the rear of the plasma? I just bought one in the UK and wanting to get all the cabeling done prior to its arrival. Much appreciated!
post #133 of 511
Back to the pedestal issue: Went to Magnolia and they had a 65750 and a 65850 on the floor. Both with pedestal and guess what ? Both looked absolutely identical. I asked the salesman to look at their computer and he said there is only one model available. I guess they were using the 750 pedestal with the 850 and it looked very sturd.
post #134 of 511
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Originally Posted by deadsquirrel View Post

Can anyone please post a picture of the screen from a side view and the rear of the plasma? I just bought one in the UK and wanting to get all the cabeling done prior to its arrival. Much appreciated!

There's a pic of the side on page 3 of this thread. Not much to see.

Here's the best I can do for a rear view since it is mounted 1.5 inches from my wall right now and is stupid heavy. Hope it helps a little.

post #135 of 511
It helps a lot. Thanks. Is the connectors are recessed into the set a bit?

The reason i wanted a picture of the side was to see if this set has the bulge like the older versions which can make the choice of wall mount a bit more difficult. It looks from that picture that it is now pretty flat... can you confirm?

Again, thanks for your help!
post #136 of 511
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Originally Posted by deadsquirrel View Post

It helps a lot. Thanks. Is the connectors are recessed into the set a bit?

The reason i wanted a picture of the side was to see if this set has the bulge like the older versions which can make the choice of wall mount a bit more difficult. It looks from that picture that it is now pretty flat... can you confirm?

Again, thanks for your help!

DS - If you are interested, I have a brand new in box Peerless SF680P that I bought for this set. I decided to put it on a pedestal instead. I can give you a good price. It is 100% compatible with this set. (PS - I have an ad in the "for sale" forum but I don't think it gets any visibility).
post #137 of 511
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Originally Posted by jagmonster View Post

Can anyone tell me how many watts this unit pulls when its on?

Maximum draw on the 65 inch Panasonic plasmas is close to 1,000 watts. Average draw is probably closer to 500 watts.
post #138 of 511
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Originally Posted by cjut01 View Post

Hate to be a shill for Chris at Cleveland Plasma, but I bought this set from him and I was very happy with the service, follow-up, delivery and PRICE! He's very competitive on price and you have a ton of happy customers on this board and others.

Could you please pm me details/contacts etc. I am interested.
thnx
post #139 of 511
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Originally Posted by zoro View Post

Could you please pm me details/contacts etc. I am interested.
thnx

Will do this evening.
post #140 of 511
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Originally Posted by spyboy View Post

Maximum draw on the 65 inch Panasonic plasmas is close to 1,000 watts. Average draw is probably closer to 500 watts.

1000 watt!!!! Plan on having this set on a 15amp fuse with sat box & audio gear, think that isn't enough???
post #141 of 511
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Originally Posted by cjut01 View Post

DS - If you are interested, I have a brand new in box Peerless SF680P that I bought for this set. I decided to put it on a pedestal instead. I can give you a good price. It is 100% compatible with this set. (PS - I have an ad in the "for sale" forum but I don't think it gets any visibility).

Thanks for the offer but i am in the UK so postage would probably not make it worth while.
post #142 of 511
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Originally Posted by jagmonster View Post

1000 watt!!!! Plan on having this set on a 15amp fuse with sat box & audio gear, think that isn't enough???

I have a 65" 600u with a Belkin surge protector that shows amp usage. The max amp reading I have seen is slightly more than 10. The TV was on showing a cable HD program along with a Yamaha RX-V2700 with a PS3 warming up. I think my 15 amp fuse is adequate.
post #143 of 511
I would welcome an overview of this new set vs. the 65 inch 600U hanging on my media room wall now. I have to tell you guys, the 600U has been awesome. Nary a letdown in 2 years of use. I am curious as to the major quality differences -- if any.

I have been off enjoying the new set and have not posted in some time. Hope everyone is well. Happy to see Panny continue this excellent line of plasma sets.

Cheers.

SB
post #144 of 511
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Originally Posted by deadsquirrel View Post

It helps a lot. Thanks. Is the connectors are recessed into the set a bit?

The reason i wanted a picture of the side was to see if this set has the bulge like the older versions which can make the choice of wall mount a bit more difficult. It looks from that picture that it is now pretty flat... can you confirm?

Again, thanks for your help!

Yes, the connectors are recessed about .5". There are no "bulges". The area just inside of the wall mounting holes is slightly raised. For the mount I used, Omnimount ULPT-X, I had to reverse the left and right brackets that screw to the TV because of the raised section. Otherwise I would have had to use some of the included spacers, and I wanted to keep it as close to the wall as possible. Seems to work fine though.
post #145 of 511
I just got a soft copy of the manual and the 65" is rated at 792 watts max which is 6.6 amps at 120 volts.
post #146 of 511
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Originally Posted by SuperBuck27 View Post

I would welcome an overview of this new set vs. the 65 inch 600U hanging on my media room wall now. I have to tell you guys, the 600U has been awesome. Nary a letdown in 2 years of use. I am curious as to the major quality differences -- if any.

I have been off enjoying the new set and have not posted in some time. Hope everyone is well. Happy to see Panny continue this excellent line of plasma sets.

Cheers.

SB

Wow, you would be amazed at what they have done over 2 years.....for starters.....better blacks, more color pop, and better scaling overall.
post #147 of 511
Mine (65pz800b here in the UK) is arriving Friday. Do you guys think it would be better to have a separate trunking for the power cable? I might as well do it now if you think its worth it?
post #148 of 511
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Originally Posted by deadsquirrel View Post

Mine (65pz800b here in the UK) is arriving Friday. Do you guys think it would be better to have a separate trunking for the power cable? I might as well do it now if you think its worth it?

You may have your unit already- so you probably know by now. I am on the hairy edge as they say with all my gear. I have a good UPS with line conditioning, and every once in a while it will briefly complain (beep) about the quality of the line. I suspect that this might be from nearly too much equipment. I need to add up everything on the circuit, and see if I can just upgrade my breaker to a 20a. Not sure but I think 20a breakers may be wider than 15a breakers. Unfortunately every darn slot in my panel (200a) is taken. If I have a separate circuit close I can just move a couple things.
post #149 of 511
The breakers are the same size.
post #150 of 511
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Originally Posted by NoVaT View Post

The breakers are the same size.

I suspected so, but I am at work. Sounds simple. I have wired new lines into the panel many times, just could not remember the breaker size. Thanks!
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