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post #121 of 9972
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Originally Posted by D-Nice View Post

Its a plasma. It will put out heat. However, it is not excessive and won't "heat the room" unless the room is the size of a closet.

What D-Nice said... mine has been on for a solid 11 hours, and the back of the panel is barely even warm to the touch. I actually have this thing sitting in a fairly small room... if it is putting off heat, it is not noticeable to me or the room temperature (my DLP in the theater room that this set is replacing is actually running hotter).
post #122 of 9972
I have a 60" KURO 151FD and obviously it puts out a little heat, but nothing I would call excessive. Considering a 55" ST50 for another room and the review saying it put out a ton of heat had me a little worried, but apparently that's not the case so no worries.
post #123 of 9972
GT-50 up on Panasonic's website now. Anyone going to pre-order?
post #124 of 9972
Someone mentioned the picture dims off axis. I'm guessing it is the louver filter, right? Does it only happen vertically, not horizontally? How bad is it?
post #125 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Brent Madden View Post

For those who have an ST50 in their house, can you comment on the heat output by the set? Someone on Amazon posted a review saying it seemed to put out a lot more heat than the 30 models which I find hard to believe. Any input would be appreciated.

Those people are trolls.

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Originally Posted by D-Nice View Post

Its a plasma. It will put out heat. However, it is not excessive and won't "heat the room" unless the room is the size of a closet.

Some folks live in the box in which the TV came. Of course, those folks don't have the TV.

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Originally Posted by mnc View Post

Someone mentioned the picture dims off axis. I'm guessing it is the louver filter, right? Does it only happen vertically, not horizontally? How bad is it?

The vertical effect was noticeable on last year's VT30 (which I believe has the same filter or a very similar one), but it required a pretty sharp angle before you'd see it. In other words, I doubt any normal viewing scenario would make it apparent. Horizontally, one could stand pretty much anywhere and not see dimming. I doubt you're going to have any issues inside a 90-degree cone (and by any issues, I mean no losses of contrast/brightness) if not larger. But someone can confirm if the new ST50 is meaningfully changed from last year's VT30 (which, again, is similar tech).
post #126 of 9972
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Originally Posted by domain View Post

This is a 50ST50, I do not know if the measurements will be different for the 55ST50.

From bottom of stand (whatever surface stand is sitting on) to the visible screen is approximately 3 & 3/4 inches. Bezel itself is approximately 1 & 3/4 inches (or just slightly more)

Thanks for the response!
post #127 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Lance_M View Post

Can you measure the vertical distance between the bottom of the stand to the edge of the screen?

I have a small center channel and want to make sure it doesn't get in the way of the screen.

I have the same issue with my ST30. I have this really cool old school wood credenza that's about 6ft long and I have my panel, center channel and L/R speakers all on it. However, the center channel has to stay off center, because even though it does not block the screen, it does block the IR sensor for the remote. Which makes it look ghetto.

Enter my I-don't-want-to-drill-holes-in-my-wall solution!

Walker Edison Regal 4-in-1 TV Stand w. Mount - Wood

Great thing about this is that I can use it now and also when I upgrade to my 60 or 65" panel for the living room. Can't wait for it to arrive.
post #128 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Brent Madden View Post

For those who have an ST50 in their house, can you comment on the heat output by the set? Someone on Amazon posted a review saying it seemed to put out a lot more heat than the 30 models which I find hard to believe. Any input would be appreciated.

Hey, maybe it's a good thing. Maybe it means they got rid of some of the PQ-throttling energy saving crap that made the 30 series so dim.
post #129 of 9972
Anyone else notice the 60" ST50 is available on Panasonic's website? Estimated ship date is 1-3 days.
post #130 of 9972
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Originally Posted by mohmandm View Post

Anyone else notice the 60" ST50 is available on Panasonic's website? Estimated ship date is 1-3 days.

i thought the 60" and 65" models weren't shipping till May?
post #131 of 9972
Last year I noticed the ST30 was very popular for people who play games because of low input lag - is it looking like the ST50 will be the same way?
post #132 of 9972
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Originally Posted by number1laing View Post

Last year I noticed the ST30 was very popular for people who play games because of low input lag - is it looking like the ST50 will be the same way?

I saw a UT50 at BB and it was displaying the screen before the surrounding LCD's.

- Rich
post #133 of 9972
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Originally Posted by RichB View Post

I saw a UT50 at BB and it was displaying the screen before the surrounding LCD's.

- Rich

I wonder if the panny had motion smoother on weak to boot Does it have that feature?
post #134 of 9972
D-Nice, is this Panny brighter than the 2011 Sammy Plasma's?
post #135 of 9972
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Originally Posted by whipit View Post

I wonder if the panny had motion smoother on weak to boot Does it have that feature?

I am not sure. It looked quite good in that setting.
Even in Vivid mode it was not a blue nightmare like the other displays.

However, when the hockey game came on, it was not pretty.
LCD's will demo this material much better.

- Rich
post #136 of 9972
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Originally Posted by RicFlair View Post

D-Nice, is this Panny brighter than the 2011 Sammy Plasma's?

Yes
post #137 of 9972
Dear Dnice,

Seems like you would be the only one to answer my question, since no onw is familar with panasonic professional monitors and there is limited in for on the web.

Since a 60inch St50 would cost the same as panasonic TH-60PF30U
(trying to not mention prices) since I dont need all the consumer apps..have a HTPC, PS3, and Cox DTV tuner.

which of the 2 would be a better buy?

Thanks
post #138 of 9972
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Originally Posted by godfr33 View Post

dear dnice,

seems like you would be the only one to answer my question, since no onw is familar with panasonic professional monitors and there is limited in for on the web.

Since a 60inch st50 would cost the same as panasonic th-60pf30u
(trying to not mention prices) since i dont need all the consumer apps..have a htpc, ps3, and cox dtv tuner.

Which of the 2 would be a better buy?

Thanks

st50
post #139 of 9972
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Originally Posted by D-Nice View Post

st50

Really..awesome thanks. That simple yes says a lot about this TV!!!

one more quick one word reply if you could.

what about the VX300 at twice the dough...even though i dont think i would go as big as 65"
post #140 of 9972
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Originally Posted by godfr33 View Post


Really..awesome thanks. That simple yes says a lot about this TV!!!

one more quick one word reply if you could.

what about the VX300 at twice the dough...even though i dont think i would go as big as 65"

Get the ST50.
post #141 of 9972
D-nice,

No need for an answer about the vx300, read your comments about them on HDJ...

So with your one word answers I think you have given me enough clues to make my decision!

St50 is better than last year's professional TH-60PF30U and the VT30 is better than the Most recent VX300 professional monitor

So if the Vx300 is 4 times the amount of ST50we're talking one awesome TV in this ST50!!
post #142 of 9972
I almost bought the GT30. But it seems that I made a good decision to wait for the ST50
post #143 of 9972
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Originally Posted by RicFlair View Post

D-Nice, is this Panny brighter than the 2011 Sammy Plasma's?

I just want to point out that for a lot of people, any detectable brightness increase is worth at least a few hundred dollars. Just something to think about.
post #144 of 9972
I didn't buy a plasma yet coz of the reduced brightness compared to my current B650 LCD. We are watching TV with a moderate bright light on. Sometimes in full light. My current B650 shows very good blacks and color pops event with all lamps on.
I want to see this from a plasma tv so I think the time could be right now (?) The GT30 almost convinced me but the blacks stil grey out in a bright room. So I hope the best for the upcoming ST50/GT50
post #145 of 9972
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Originally Posted by D-Nice View Post

Yes

(in regards to this years pannys being brighter than last years sammy) Last year's samsungs were substantially brighter than the panasonics, they must have drastically increased the brightness levels on pannys to not only equal but surpass the samsungs.
post #146 of 9972
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Originally Posted by karlmalone1 View Post

Last year's samsungs were substantially brighter than the panasonics

No they were not.
post #147 of 9972
How do you think about European Panasonic plasmas: will they increase brightness to ot will they leave them dimmer to meat some energy guidlines? This won't be nice
post #148 of 9972
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Originally Posted by D-Nice View Post

No they were not.

I mean I suppose 'substantially' is a subjective thing, but there was a clear difference.
post #149 of 9972
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Originally Posted by karlmalone1 View Post


I mean I suppose 'substantially' is a subjective thing, but there was a clear difference.

No, there was not. I'm not sure how many or what settings were used, but there really was not a difference when all things were set to be equal.
post #150 of 9972
So is the ST50 superior to the VT30?

And how is the new filter? Compared to the Kuros and Samsungs.
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