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post #3361 of 9713
Does anyone have a recommendation for a swing out articulating mount for the 60GT50?
post #3362 of 9713
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

Does anyone have a recommendation for a swing out articulating mount for the 60GT50?

I don't know but it would have to be very beefy as the TV weights like 90 lbs.
post #3363 of 9713
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

I don't know but it would have to be very beefy as the TV weights like 90 lbs.

I believe it weighs in at around 63 lbs without the stand.
post #3364 of 9713
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

I believe it weighs in at around 63 lbs without the stand.

Looks like we're both wrong, it's ~ 75lbs:


from:
http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-P60GT50?t=specs

My 65" does weigh ~90lbs without the stand though.
post #3365 of 9713
Thanks Media Hound. I went with the info in the Quick Start Guide which is available through the link in post #2.

Maybe I'll ask hubby to hold it and step on the scale. tongue.gif
post #3366 of 9713
I use this one... Even though it looks flimsy.. it holds up real well..

http://www.amazon.com/Cheetah-Mounts-APTMM2B-Bracket-32-65-Inch/dp/B0012S4APK

I got it from Amazon when it was $1.25 because of some price mistake, which they still honored. A(wesome)mazon!
post #3367 of 9713
Thanks but I need it to swivel or swing out so we can watch tv while eating in the kitchen.

I love Amazon too!
post #3368 of 9713
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

Thanks but I need it to swivel or swing out so we can watch tv while eating in the kitchen.
I love Amazon too!

The stock stand does swivel btw
post #3369 of 9713
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).

Thanks

Tolax
post #3370 of 9713
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Originally Posted by tolax View Post

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).
Thanks
Tolax

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.
post #3371 of 9713
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Originally Posted by tolax View Post

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).
Thanks
Tolax

Just measured it for you- 37x63"
post #3372 of 9713
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.
post #3373 of 9713
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

Just measured it for you- 37x63"

Mine is bigger biggrin.gif 38 X 63 X 11

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 rolleyes.gif you will need a little less than 33" and a very dependable set of hands in the back to keep it balanced.
post #3374 of 9713
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

Does anyone have a recommendation for a swing out articulating mount for the 60GT50?

I like the Peerless PLA60 (larger version of my PLA50):

http://www.peerlessmounts.com/dyn/Products/BrowseProduct.aspx/tn/62/u/t/categoryID/195



Monoprice also has some decent articulated mounts for a lot less money:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828#1082806

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

The stock stand does swivel btw

But only the 50" size swivels - her 60 incher doesn't.



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post #3375 of 9713
Thank you Randy, I was hoping you would post. I tried to search but that resulted in too many pages of posts to weed through.
post #3376 of 9713
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

Thank you Randy, I was hoping you would post. I tried to search but that resulted in too many pages of posts to weed through.

You're welcome. And i just realized that you're my 15,000th (post, that is) biggrin.gif
post #3377 of 9713
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

You're welcome. And i just realized that you're my 15,000th (post, that is) biggrin.gif

15000 post!eek.gif awesome biggrin.gif
post #3378 of 9713
Thanks for the box dimensions sheshechic and tpollagi. Went to best buy last night and ordered the 60GT50. They matched Paul's price and gave me free delivery so worked out very nicely.

Cheers

Tolax
post #3379 of 9713
^^^

Excellent!
post #3380 of 9713
Has anyone tried to connect a usb wireless mouse to the GT50 to use with the web browser? (curser buttons just arent cutting it)
Been looking for how to set this up but cant find any info.
post #3381 of 9713
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.


EDIT:

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
post #3382 of 9713
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

Does anyone have a recommendation for a swing out articulating mount for the 60GT50?

I just ordered the Monoprice 5920 Adjustable Tilting/Swiveling Wall Mount Bracket for LCD LED Plasma (Max 200Lbs, 42~63inch) for my 60GT50 and it arrives this week. I'll let you know well it works. I chose it over the Monoprice 6200 for the additional weight capacity, sturdiness, and future proofing. The 6200 holds 132 lbs so either should be fine.
post #3383 of 9713
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.
post #3384 of 9713
^^^
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.
post #3385 of 9713
Perfect, thanks
post #3386 of 9713
I currently use led rope lighting behind my rear projection tv, any reason for concern doing this behind this 60" GT50 mounted to the wall using a monoprice low profile mount?
post #3387 of 9713
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

Thanks but I need it to swivel or swing out so we can watch tv while eating in the kitchen.
I love Amazon too!

I use this one and it is very sturdy. I secured it to the wall with a couple extra lag bolts because i am a nervous fella!

VideoSecu TV Wall Mount for Most 32"- 65" LCD LED Plasma TV Flat Screen with VESA up to 600x400 mm, Full Motion Dual Arm Articulating Mount bracket with Free HDMI Cable MW360B 1SR

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TICH08/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00
post #3388 of 9713
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??
post #3389 of 9713
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Originally Posted by ALIAS360 View Post

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. biggrin.gif
Edited by htwaits - 8/20/12 at 2:41pm
post #3390 of 9713
Thanks htwaits for the info!

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!
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