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post #6061 of 6435
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Originally Posted by whipit View Post


The glasses that come with the tv are 2nd gen. 3rd gen are available now but are in short supply, another batch will be released and that's it. I have two pair of the newer style and I highly recommend them, very light and the mediums fit many size heads. Some folks are reporting getting them for around 60 dollars. There's a few other brands that will work also. I think there's a thread in the 3D section here and in the plasma section at HDJ. The tv uses InfraRed tech unlike the newer(2012) that uses BlueTooth(4th gen).

Where did you read that Panasonic would stop making the 3rd gen glasses?
post #6062 of 6435
Someone asked me what 3D glasses model I had. They are the Panasonic 3rd gen. Here they are:

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TY-EW3D3MU

I ordered them when they first hit the website a couple of months ago, but it took a while to get them.

I'd be curious as well to know the source of the OP's information regarding ceasing manufacture because I imagine the profit margin on these is rather high. I just think they should design these with a replaceable rechargable battery.
post #6063 of 6435
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Originally Posted by mvp2005fan View Post

Someone asked me what 3D glasses model I had. They are the Panasonic 3rd gen. Here they are:

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TY-EW3D3MU

I ordered them when they first hit the website a couple of months ago, but it took a while to get them.

I'd be curious as well to know the source of the OP's information regarding ceasing manufacture because I imagine the profit margin on these is rather high. I just think they should design these with a replaceable rechargable battery.

Thank you!
post #6064 of 6435
Yeah, I got two pairs of the medium 3rd gen for $60 a piece. I'd like to get 2 more pairs but am waiting to find them for the same price. I'd like to know where anyone heard that the 3rd gen were going to stop being manufactured.

I would think they put the $ into development And design so would keep selling for the 2010 and 2011 tv owners...
post #6065 of 6435
I have a quick question, what is the minimum distance that some of you 65" display owners watch from. And I have see the THX calculators & the manufactures recommendations, I'm looking for some real world experience
Thank you, BZ
post #6066 of 6435
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Originally Posted by bzbluray View Post

I have a quick question, what is the minimum distance that some of you 65" display owners watch from. And I have see the THX calculators & the manufactures recommendations, I'm looking for some real world experience
Thank you, BZ

I'm sure everyone will have a difference of opinion on this one as all of the measurement charts from different groups do. Due to my living room size and shape I've always been about 14' from my screen. I find it to work well for me but I believe 10 - 11' would be the optimal distance if possible.
post #6067 of 6435
BB score for me and gave me the tv at online cost... cant be happier...

will be delivered Tuesday

I have alot to get done between now and then...
post #6068 of 6435
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Originally Posted by bzbluray View Post

I have a quick question, what is the minimum distance that some of you 65" display owners watch from. And I have see the THX calculators & the manufactures recommendations, I'm looking for some real world experience
Thank you, BZ

Watch from about 11 feet, about 9 feet for 3D.
post #6069 of 6435
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Originally Posted by bzbluray View Post

I have a quick question, what is the minimum distance that some of you 65" display owners watch from. And I have see the THX calculators & the manufactures recommendations, I'm looking for some real world experience
Thank you, BZ

There is a formula for the distance one is recommended to sit it's 30 and 40 degrees from set. Take the diagonal measurement, (65"), multiply by 1.86 and divide by 12.

Or take the diagonal measurement and multiple by 1.36, then divide by 12.
The latter measurement will place you closer, supposedly for 3D.

Read this awhile back in one of the popular publications. It's only a suggestion, but it gives you a starting point.

Mapesaudio
post #6070 of 6435
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Originally Posted by terzaghi View Post

Watch from about 11 feet, about 9 feet for 3D.

This is personal preference. There are various bogus official recommendations and calculators but they don't mean anything.

I have a set this size and typically set about 6 feet from the screen to my eyes and love it -- I bought one of those massive "bean bags" specifically so I could sit that close. I don't see any pixels or have any issues, and yes I can take in the full screen without panning my vision. We have a couch in the room where the distance is more like 12 feet to eye level and I consider it acceptable but too far for ideal viewing. Yet the calculators would tell you my ideal is "too close" and what I consider not ideal is in the zone.
post #6071 of 6435
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Originally Posted by Citivas View Post


This is personal preference. There are various bogus official recommendations and calculators but they don't mean anything.

I have a set this size and typically set about 6 feet from the screen to my eyes and love it -- I bought one of those massive "bean bags" specifically so I could sit that close. I don't see any pixels or have any issues, and yes I can take in the full screen without panning my vision. We have a couch in the room where the distance is more like 12 feet to eye level and I consider it acceptable but too far for ideal viewing. Yet the calculators would tell you my ideal is "too close" and what I consider not ideal is in the zone.

I'm sorry, I left of the "I". Was intending to state my viewing conditions based on my living room setup.
post #6072 of 6435
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Originally Posted by Citivas View Post

This is personal preference. There are various bogus official recommendations and calculators but they don't mean anything.

I have a set this size and typically set about 6 feet from the screen to my eyes and love it -- I bought one of those massive "bean bags" specifically so I could sit that close. I don't see any pixels or have any issues, and yes I can take in the full screen without panning my vision. We have a couch in the room where the distance is more like 12 feet to eye level and I consider it acceptable but too far for ideal viewing. Yet the calculators would tell you my ideal is "too close" and what I consider not ideal is in the zone.

How far is your screen off the floor? I guess as long as you are at eye level, you'll have that "immersive" HD experience. You would be sitting where my coffee table is located. I sit about 11 feet away.
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post #6073 of 6435
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

How far is your screen off the floor? I guess as long as you are at eye level, you'll have that "immersive" HD experience. You would be sitting where my coffee table is located. I sit about 11 feet away.

Bottom of my screen starts somewhere between 24-30" off the floor (haven't measured recently). In my sitting position I end up with eye level just a little low of mid-screen.

Yes, the getting relatively close to the immersive experience is my goal, though I would probably have to be a foot or 2 closer to really do so. I would have no problem sitting in the same place with a 70" set.
post #6074 of 6435
My typical viewing distance in image. I brink the tv about 2 feet off the wall when watching movies in 3d, and sometimes when watching 2d movies. I wouldn't mind being even closer or Having a 70" tv

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post #6075 of 6435
are the Panasonic TY-EW3D3LU glasses new for 2012?...when I bought my VT30 in May 2011 it came with the TY-EW3D2MU...what's the difference between the 3 series and the 2 series?
post #6076 of 6435
For those that are looking to but this set

And live near a Fry's electronics store

they have the 65VT30 for $1599...one day sale...today only

The ad says some open and some demos

But for $1599...a demo is still a beautiful deal

and you might be one of the ones to get a new in box unit for that price


Warren
post #6077 of 6435
Thank you, Tom Riddle, Terzaghi, Mapsaudio, Citivas & Myoda for your feed back on viewing distance
I appreciate you all taking the time.
BZ
post #6078 of 6435
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

are the Panasonic TY-EW3D3LU glasses new for 2012?...when I bought my VT30 in May 2011 it came with the TY-EW3D2MU...what's the difference between the 3 series and the 2 series?

That's 3rd gen large. Obviously the two is second gen and m is medium.
People prefer the 3rd gen's for a few reasons. I'm pretty sure their a little lighter, slightly clearer lenses, better battery. The 2012's are 4th gen and use Bluetooth tech so you'd need new glasses for this years models.
post #6079 of 6435
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Originally Posted by whipit View Post

That's 3rd gen large. Obviously the two is second gen and m is medium.
People prefer the 3rd gen's for a few reasons. I'm pretty sure their a little lighter, slightly clearer lenses, better battery. The 2012's are 4th gen and use Bluetooth tech so you'd need new glasses for this years models.

I prefer the 3rd gen for those very reasons--plus they fit over my particular pair of glasses better.

FWIW, for all the worry about the potential RF line of sight issues, I haven't had any problems losing signal lock even when turning my head normally during movies. I appreciate why they are moving to Bluetooth, but the 3rd gen work fine for my situation.
post #6080 of 6435
I have two pairs of the 3rd gen medium and they are better than the ones that came with the set IMO for the reasons mentioned above
post #6081 of 6435
Hi all,

I'm about to hang my TV and have a question about threading cables in the wall. I will only have two cables that I need to thread - an HDMI cable and the power cable. I know that the cord that came with the TV is not rated for in wall installation. Where can I get the right power cord for my VT30 so it can go in the wall?

Thanks,

-JR
post #6082 of 6435
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Originally Posted by JuiceRocket View Post

Hi all,

I'm about to hang my TV and have a question about threading cables in the wall. I will only have two cables that I need to thread - an HDMI cable and the power cable. I know that the cord that came with the TV is not rated for in wall installation. Where can I get the right power cord for my VT30 so it can go in the wall?

Thanks,

-JR

I recommend the PowerBridge, which meets code:
http://powerbridgesolution.com/ (I posted pictures of it installed in my theater in the 151 thread if you want to see how it looks in "real life").

The powerbridge solution company offers a special discount for AVS Forum members.

Monoprice makes a less expensive knock off version of this as well which many have used successfully.

Good luck!
post #6083 of 6435
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Originally Posted by mvp2005fan View Post

I recommend the PowerBridge, which meets code:
http://powerbridgesolution.com/ (I posted pictures of it installed in my theater in the 151 thread if you want to see how it looks in "real life").

The powerbridge solution company offers a special discount for AVS Forum members.

Monoprice makes a less expensive knock off version of this as well which many have used successfully.

Good luck!

Wow, this looks great! And I can install if easily instead of having to get an electrician to come in and work their magic. Thanks!

What is the thread you posted your results in? I don't quite get the "151" thread.

Thanks again,

-JR
post #6084 of 6435
Quote:
Originally Posted by mvp2005fan View Post

I recommend the PowerBridge, which meets code:
http://powerbridgesolution.com/ (I posted pictures of it installed in my theater in the 151 thread if you want to see how it looks in "real life").

The powerbridge solution company offers a special discount for AVS Forum members.

Monoprice makes a less expensive knock off version of this as well which many have used successfully.

Good luck!

PowerBridge has a newer version since I posted the parts a few years ago...

this thread may be of value still:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...ht=powerbridge

-Turbe


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post #6085 of 6435
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Originally Posted by JuiceRocket View Post

Wow, this looks great! And I can install if easily instead of having to get an electrician to come in and work their magic. Thanks!

What is the thread you posted your results in? I don't quite get the "151" thread.

Thanks again,

-JR

Before I forget, here is the special link for the AVS discount (you might email the company to make sure it's still in effect): http://powerbridgesolution.com/avsspecialorder.html

I'll try to locate that picture for you (although it's the old powerbridge version--the new plates are cooler).
post #6086 of 6435
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Originally Posted by turnne1 View Post

For those that are looking to but this set

And live near a Fry's electronics store

they have the 65VT30 for $1599...one day sale...today only

The ad says some open and some demos

But for $1599...a demo is still a beautiful deal

and you might be one of the ones to get a new in box unit for that price

Warren

It sounds like to me the ad specifically means either an open box or a demo. Neither in my opinion should be considered new. In the end you're still technically buying a used product. Be very careful. There's usually a reason a box has been opened and that usually means it was returned. For what reason you'll have to find that out yourself.
post #6087 of 6435
I love the USB function on this TV. Maybe it's standard on other TV:s, I don't know.. but damn I like it. Esp when I can use my HT with it.. amazing.

Also, watched Lengends of the Guardians - Owls of Ga'hoole in 3D last night. Best 3D experience for me so far (haven't seen Avatar on my TV yet and Hugo is being released 2nd of April). The depth was very satisfying and it almost feels like the HD when viewing 3D is like double or tripple HD, looks so sick.
post #6088 of 6435
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Originally Posted by mvp2005fan View Post

Before I forget, here is the special link for the AVS discount (you might email the company to make sure it's still in effect): http://powerbridgesolution.com/avsspecialorder.html

I'll try to locate that picture for you (although it's the old powerbridge version--the new plates are cooler).

That link worked, thank you. I'm going to go ahead and purchase this and go from there. Hopefully I can get my tv up on the wall by the end of next week. I'll be sure to share a picture if I'm able to.

Thanks again, I've been struggling with how to hang our TV without all the unsightly wires, and this may be just what I was looking for.

-JR
post #6089 of 6435
Those of you using Custom for your normal tv viewing - cable - what settings for contrast are you using? I like it around 80 to 85, but I've mostly had it at 40 fr my first 300 hours - just passed the 300 mark. I will prob stay conservative for the next 200, but would like a guideline for contrast once I get there. I appreciate all of the help.
post #6090 of 6435
Everyone....

After the Panel Break in and setting up D-Nice settings... do you always use custom ?

or do you change it to game mode if your playing a game etc ?

Just curious
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