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post #8071 of 9717
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

The life of your equipment will be effected by surges that get through to them. "Cleaning" normal power will have no effect either way. If your power is unstable, with frequent brown outs, then a UPS can protect you from damage.

I don't know what "better power" might be. wink.gif

lol yeah.

I was looking at this than for UPS:
http://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1350PFCLCD-Sinewave-Comaptible-Mini-Tower/dp/B00429N19M/ref=sr_1_64?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1363532317&sr=1-64&keywords=ups+sine+wave+avr

or the APC j25b with battert back-up.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003GSLL2E/ref=gno_cart_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ASH1H6YCFH4EF
post #8072 of 9717
Maybe using the actual PC input would fix it?
post #8073 of 9717
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Originally Posted by stansbrand1 View Post

Can you post his normal settings? I'd like to try them but he removed them not long ago and didn't put them back.

Sure he did, look at post 7040 wink.gif
post #8074 of 9717
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JukeBox360 View Post

Maybe using the actual PC input would fix it?

Probably not. The PC input is limited to 768p and i've never been able to get it to look nearly as good as HDMI (with a 1080p PC resolution). Same thing applied to my previous 1080p Plasmas. I don't know whey they even bother putting a PC input on these TVs if they're not going to suppport 1080i or 1080p, but whatever. rolleyes.gif
post #8075 of 9717
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Originally Posted by SFabozzi View Post

I'm sure someone has asked this question before, so please forgive my ignorance on this subject, but I'm trying to pair new Samsung SSG-5100GB 3D glasses to my GT50. My understanding these are just the 2013 upgrade to the SSG-4100 glasses so the procedure should be similar. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Best,

Sal

I know this has been answered for you but I have the SSG-4100GB glasses and they work fine for me. I am waiting on the new 2013 Panny glasses to get released and see what they will be. There is some speculation that they may now have a replaceable battery like the Sammy's. We'll see. Also, from what I have seen some people have stated that the Sammy glasses are not as dark as the Panny's so the picture pops a bit better but this may be just a personal perspective and may be related to the fact that the Sammy's do not have any side light blocking as the Panny's do. I cannot comment as I only have the Samsung's now. There is another thread here on AVS with some observations....... http://www.avsforum.com/t/1409490/panasonic-2012-compatible-3d-glasses-thread

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Originally Posted by ser_renely View Post

Ohhh, anyone use power conditioners for their set-up? Worth it or waste of time?

As said, this is a debate at best! I do have a power conditioner (Panamax M5300-PM) and I am very happy with it. My GT50 has no issues at all and I use it for almost everything the set can do. I would like to think that is the case because I am taking all of the precautions to protect it, but it just can't be determined. I will say though I do sleep well knowing its there protecting my equiptment/investment, and as someone else said it keeps all the cables nice and organized as I'm sure any surge protector does. It's totally up to you!
post #8076 of 9717
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

Probably not. The PC input is limited to 768p and i've never been able to get it to look nearly as good as HDMI (with a 1080p PC resolution). Same thing applied to my previous 1080p Plasmas. I don't know whey they even bother putting a PC input on these TVs if they're not going to suppport 1080i or 1080p, but whatever. rolleyes.gif
Probably for people who do not have an hdmi pc.
post #8077 of 9717
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Probably for people who do not have an hdmi pc.
People have that? Not even DVI?
post #8078 of 9717
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Originally Posted by JukeBox360 View Post

PC gaming it isn't bad. The txt is just bad on the web and forums. Slight blur. It sucks.

It's on your end , I don't have a problem with txt on mine. It's sharp and clear. Have it hooked up HDMI 1080p. You said it goes clear than blurry its something to do with your PC not the tv.
post #8079 of 9717
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Originally Posted by Latinoheat View Post

It's on your end , I don't have a problem with txt on mine. It's sharp and clear. Have it hooked up HDMI 1080p. You said it goes clear than blurry its something to do with your PC not the tv.

I think it's "alright", but I don't know about sharp and clear.
post #8080 of 9717
8000 posts!!! you kidding me? I've tried reading much of it... but i thought better of it. Perhaps someone can point me to a know resource?


I was about ready to buy the GT50 on Boxing day, but then life happened.
All is good now, and I'll soon be ready to buy a TV again. My first dilemma was choosing 50" or 55" based on the space i'll be fitting it in. But now since the delay, this ST60 has come into the picture.

It seems like some of the GT50 is in this new ST60.

• 2500 Focus Drive
• Infinite Black Pro
• Dual Processor

Does anyone have a break down of the differences?
Does the ST60 have any advantages over the GT50?


Any help is greatly appreciated.


:eek:I have an RX-V3900. so i have enough inputs.
post #8081 of 9717
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Originally Posted by JSpectre88 View Post

I think it's "alright", but I don't know about sharp and clear.

Maybe you are sitting too far away, I'm sure you know you can change the size of the text of any browser if its too small for some people that need glasses too ,right? I definitely wouldn't say its blurry.
post #8082 of 9717
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Originally Posted by ser_renely View Post

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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

The life of your equipment will be effected by surges that get through to them. "Cleaning" normal power will have no effect either way. If your power is unstable, with frequent brown outs, then a UPS can protect you from damage.

I don't know what "better power" might be. wink.gif

lol yeah.

I was looking at this than for UPS:
http://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1350PFCLCD-Sinewave-Comaptible-Mini-Tower/dp/B00429N19M/ref=sr_1_64?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1363532317&sr=1-64&keywords=ups+sine+wave+avr

or the APC j25b with battert back-up.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003GSLL2E/ref=gno_cart_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ASH1H6YCFH4EF
If you have brown outs or power failures, they both look like they will do the job. APC's claims of improved audio and video are probably bogus. The CyberPower information seems to be directed at technical people, and the APC material is clearly directed at the general consumer. My non-technical guess is that they are very similar in their surge protection and UPS capability.
post #8083 of 9717
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Originally Posted by Latinoheat View Post

It's on your end , I don't have a problem with txt on mine. It's sharp and clear. Have it hooked up HDMI 1080p. You said it goes clear than blurry its something to do with your PC not the tv.
It defiantly isn't on my end. This tv is literally the only thing that makes txt blurry. On everything else it's crystal clear. Spec seems to see the same thing I do as we'll.
post #8084 of 9717
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

If you have brown outs or power failures, they both look like they will do the job. APC's claims of improved audio and video are probably bogus. The CyberPower information seems to be directed at technical people, and the APC material is clearly directed at the general consumer. My non-technical guess is that they are very similar in their surge protection and UPS capability.
If you read the reviews for a lot of those devices a big majority of people say that they havent noticed any difference but they are glad they got it for "peace of mind".
post #8085 of 9717
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

If you read the reviews for a lot of those devices a big majority of people say that they havent noticed any difference but they are glad they got it for "peace of mind".
That's usually all it is. "Peace of mind."
post #8086 of 9717
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Originally Posted by cdpage View Post

8000 posts!!! you kidding me? I've tried reading much of it... but i thought better of it. Perhaps someone can point me to a know resource?




I was about ready to buy the GT50 on Boxing day, but then life happened.
All is good now, and I'll soon be ready to buy a TV again. My first dilemma was choosing 50" or 55" based on the space i'll be fitting it in. But now since the delay, this ST60 has come into the picture.

It seems like some of the GT50 is in this new ST60.

• 2500 Focus Drive
• Infinite Black Pro
• Dual Processor

Does anyone have a break down of the differences?
Does the ST60 have any advantages over the GT50?


Any help is greatly appreciated.


:eek:I have an RX-V3900. so i have enough inputs.

Even if you find some info for a technical comparison it may not mean too much. A lot of the time they start tossing new buzz words and implementing revolutionary new technology that is a step backward in performance. I wouldn't base a purchase decision on the speculation of arm-chair experts; and that's about all your going to find right now. For a credible comparison you are going to wait several months after hands on users begin to find all the improvements and new problems with the 2013 line.
post #8087 of 9717
I imagine its going to be a new GT since they no longer use it. Unless the vt is a downgrade now since ZT is the new flagship model?
post #8088 of 9717
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Originally Posted by cdpage View Post


Does anyone have a break down of the differences?
Does the ST60 have any advantages over the GT50?


Any help is greatly appreciated.

I was in the same boat, and went with the well-tested and greatly loved GT-50. 8000 posts says a lot... The new pannys are probably great too, and we will know all about them in a few months. I wanted the TV to buy now, and the current pricing is great!
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Originally Posted by cdpage View Post

:eek:I have an RX-V3900. so i have enough inputs.

The real extra credit is for having multiple outputs, so you can switch your AVR from day-TV to night-TV and have the HDMI inputs on your GT50 setup accordingly.

cool.gif

I am not setup like that so I need to buy an HDMI switch

mad.gif

HDMI switch recommendations would be appreciated ... anybody?
post #8089 of 9717
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

If you have brown outs or power failures, they both look like they will do the job. APC's claims of improved audio and video are probably bogus. The CyberPower information seems to be directed at technical people, and the APC material is clearly directed at the general consumer. My non-technical guess is that they are very similar in their surge protection and UPS capability.

Thanks.
post #8090 of 9717
I just use a surge protector. That's about it.
post #8091 of 9717
Okay, so I have my 55GT50 out of the box, and am having issues figuring out how to mount this thing. The manual says there should be 4 mounting holes, but the holes aren't on my TV. There are 4 flat, wide screws that are laid out in the right spots for mounting holes, but they already have screws in place, and they're lower than the image in the manual.....?
post #8092 of 9717
Can't you take em out? I wall mounted this thing within 30 mins. And it was the 1st tv I've ever wall mounted.
post #8093 of 9717
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Originally Posted by JukeBox360 View Post

Can't you take em out? I wall mounted this thing within 30 mins. And it was the 1st tv I've ever wall mounted.
Yeah, I can try taking them out, but this is my 2nd wall mounted TV. The first one had 4 empty holes, it was pretty obvious they were for mounting. I'm just concerned at the thought of unscrewing something that should be screwed in.
post #8094 of 9717
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Originally Posted by Keen View Post

Yeah, I can try taking them out, but this is my 2nd wall mounted TV. The first one had 4 empty holes, it was pretty obvious they were for mounting. I'm just concerned at the thought of unscrewing something that should be screwed in.


Take 'em out
post #8095 of 9717
Downloaded the Vieraremote2 on my IPad, found my GT50 right away and I can do swipe and share with my GT50 now. Video is very slow thou.
post #8096 of 9717
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Originally Posted by electricmanscott View Post

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Originally Posted by Keen View Post

Yeah, I can try taking them out, but this is my 2nd wall mounted TV. The first one had 4 empty holes, it was pretty obvious they were for mounting. I'm just concerned at the thought of unscrewing something that should be screwed in.


Take 'em out
All done, sure enough they were just plastic placeholder things. Phew.
post #8097 of 9717
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Originally Posted by tpollagi View Post

Even if you find some info for a technical comparison it may not mean too much. A lot of the time they start tossing new buzz words and implementing revolutionary new technology that is a step backward in performance. I wouldn't base a purchase decision on the speculation of arm-chair experts; and that's about all your going to find right now. For a credible comparison you are going to wait several months after hands on users begin to find all the improvements and new problems with the 2013 line.

tpollagi,

Thanks, you are right. I don't generally rely on specs as a form of how good anything is. I guess what i am looking for is confirmation of GT50 Specs in the ST60. while it's no guarantee that the picture quality will be as good, (or better or worse) but if the GT line has been removed, and if the VT is not Downgraded, it leads me to believe the ST60 should be big step up from the ST50, and possible as good as the GT50 with regard to picture quality.

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Originally Posted by Mickey_C View Post

I was in the same boat, and went with the well-tested and greatly loved GT-50. 8000 posts says a lot... The new pannys are probably great too, and we will know all about them in a few months. I wanted the TV to buy now, and the current pricing is great!
The real extra credit is for having multiple outputs, so you can switch your AVR from day-TV to night-TV and have the HDMI inputs on your GT50 setup accordingly.

Mickey,
I'll have to check out Pricing again on the GT50, seeing as the ST60 may—or may not—be replacing it, i presume the price will be dropping. that said. if the picture between the two is similar. I'll need to look in to a couple things.

The GT50 has extra ports which is nice. but the ST60 has updated software. (possibly read more formates?) if the GT50 can be upgraded with the software benefits, then i might as well get the GT50... no?
post #8098 of 9717
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Originally Posted by Mickey_C View Post

HDMI switch recommendations would be appreciated ... anybody?

Are you looking for a switch or a splitter? Here is the splitter I'm using, works very well:

ViewHD 2 Port HDMI 1x2 Powered Splitter Ver 1.3 Certified for Full HD 1080P & 3D -- model number: ViewHD-0102M
Edited by rmallen - 3/17/13 at 3:06pm
post #8099 of 9717
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Originally Posted by Keen View Post

All done, sure enough they were just plastic placeholder things. Phew.
lol. Congrats
post #8100 of 9717
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Originally Posted by Keen View Post

All done, sure enough they were just plastic placeholder things. Phew.
lol
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