Anyone know the shipping box size of the 60" GT50? I need to work out whether it is going to fit in the back of the SUV (height could be an issue).
I don't think it will fit in an suv...........and remember you cant lay plasma tv down they have to stand upright. Try borrowing a friend open back pickup thats way better. I have the 60 inch gt 50 box and i own a toyata hylander.... the box is way too big.
Does anyone know why my "Block NR" option is greyed out in every mode in my TC-P55GT50? I swear it was available when I first got it, even though it didn't do what it was supposed to do, reduce compression artifact.
Flat transport is a potentially disasterous option. Plasma's are based on a fairly thin glass lamination that could crack if you hit a bump. You can get away with it for LED / LCD because they are plastic, but even then its not advised.
You need a truck, van, trailer, or a hitch mounted cargo shelf and some dependable cargo straps.
If your unbox it in the parking lot you will need a little less than 33" and a very dependable set of hands in the back to keep it balanced.
I'm seriously considering getting this set in the 60" flavor, could somebody please provide a couple of dimensions details?
1) the dimensions of the stand base (footprint)
2) the hight from an AV stand to the bottom of the bezel.
For now, until i hang it, I will just place it on my AV stand but my center will be placed in front of the tv so I need to figure how much I need to raise the tv to clear the center speaker. I figure if the bottom of the bezel is the same height as the speaker, the 1" of bezel above the speaker will give me enough clearance. My center is 8" high, so far I figure I need to raise the tv by 6 inches.
Also, I haven't had the time to read the whole thread (only 10 pages) so, any recommendations on calibrations that I can do my self, settings etc? I plan to use the THX Bright mode for the majority of the time, but will use THX cinema for viewing movies at night when I can better control my lighting.
Any links or instructions for IR/BI prevention (this is my first plasma. I would def like to watch movies that have black bars right off the bat, is that not recommended?
Lot's of questions, I know.
I just noticed the settings thread on the OP, what is everybody's take on these settings? Edited by vassillios - 8/20/12 at 8:23am
Well, I pulled the trigger on the 60"....can't wait! This set will be replacing my Sony KDS 50a2000. Set will be delivered 9/3...oh wow, I just realized that will be labor day and I'm off! I thought my wife would take delivery and i would have an agonizing wait to get off work with a 2 hr commute home.
See post #2 of this thread and click on the link to the Quick Start Guide. You might want to look at the Help link too since that is what replaces the book that manufacturers use to send with equipment.
Hi everyone just wanted to say that I'm going on 2 weeks and the wife and I are still really happy with our 65GT50!! But I'm thinking that I might want to upgrade my Blu Ray Player, I'm currently using a PS3 (FAT). The picture is really good but I know that the PS3 isn't that great of a player anymore. My friend is of course is recommending the OPPO 93, which I have read the reviews I know it's basically a reference player but the price tag is what I'm having a problem with since I just dumped the money on my display! I have also read that the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 is a GREAT player and in fact I read a few reviews stating that the 220 is very close picture wise to the OPPO 93, and that you can really only tell the difference when you are getting into a larger screens so would I be able to tell the difference on our 65" ?
So I guess I want to know is what do you guys think? and what is everyone else running in there systems?
Also has anyone tried out the Darbee (Darblet) on there GT50 yet??
The picture is really good but I know that the PS3 isn't that great of a player anymore. My friend is of course is recommending the OPPO 93, which I have read the reviews I know it's basically a reference player but the price tag is what I'm having a problem with since I just dumped the money on my display! I have also read that the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 is a GREAT player and in fact I read a few reviews stating that the 220 is very close picture wise to the OPPO 93, and that you can really only tell the difference when you are getting into a larger screens so would I be able to tell the difference on our 65" ?
First of all the people in the OPPO 93 owner's thread are very good at giving this kind of unbiased advise.
You don't say, but it's important to know if you are talking about DVD or Blu-ray picture quality. If it's Blu-ray, you're going to have a hard time telling the difference among any well known players.
If you still watch a lot of DVD material, then there is a difference between what you've got (PS3), and what Panasonic, Sony, and OPPO offer. If your display is calibrated by someone with a good reputation here at AVS, and you pay close attention then you might be able to tell the difference in up converted DVD sources using any of these players. The players from Panasonic (220, etc,) and Sony (590 & 790) are very close to the OPPO right now.
In your situation I would pick a mid range model from either Sony or Panasonic, and buy it on a thirty day return policy. Then I would check to see if the improvement in DVD playback is worth the cost. You can check Blu-ray too, but I doubt you'll see a difference. Blu-ray is all in the numbers. Edited by htwaits - 8/20/12 at 2:41pm
Blu Ray is important to us we have a few hundred and same thing with our DVD's and we aren't ready to get rid of our collection so DVD upscaling is important! So I guess I will have to resort to just trying one out and see what we think but I would still like to know what the vast majority of GT50 owners are using!