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post #8941 of 13486
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

In about 5-6 months when they are released you will be able to.

Given the deals we are currently getting on the VT50, I have no regrets in getting one this past December. By the time I'm ready for a new panel, OLED will have been out in the wild for a few years and then we'll really see where the technology goes!
post #8942 of 13486
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Given the deals we are currently getting on the VT50, I have no regrets in getting one this past December. By the time I'm ready for a new panel, OLED will have been out in the wild for a few years and then we'll really see where the technology goes!

I was just thinking the exact same thing.

Also, I don't know what UHD would really do at 65inches anyway that HD doesn't already do. 120', now that's another story.
post #8943 of 13486
my vt will be going to the bedroom also its kinda sad cause its not even a year old .but i heard after 2013 panny will stop making hdtvs so if thats true then the zt60 should be pannys last hoorah i hope they dont stop cause there plasmas are great
post #8944 of 13486
I so wish a 60" was gonna be available in the upcoming gt...guess I will have to settle for the more expensive Elite PRO-60X5FD
post #8945 of 13486
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Originally Posted by bsmithoh23 View Post

well it looks like i willbe getting the zt60 when it gets around next jan my wife is going to kill me cause i just got the vt50 and she says its just a tv lol the st60 is avalible for pre order on panny site the 55 for 1600

It seems like ladys are into buying clothes and jewelry and guys are into tvs and electronics
post #8946 of 13486
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Originally Posted by Ricker62 View Post

Glad I didn't book a ISF calibration with Michael Chen,just contacted Advance Electronics here in Winnipeg Canada and was the 1st to book a preorder for the new PZT60 Series due out in May 2013,my VT50 has been a "Fantastic"experience,but I'm just one of those people that "MUST" have Panasonic's Flagship models.Am looking forward to the new unit if it exceeds factory recommendations as mentioned at todays announcement.Already have had many offers on my VT50,but off to the bedroom it goes when the new PZT60 arrives.Hurry May and get here……Lmao :-)

What size and how much was the preorder price.
post #8947 of 13486
I look at it this way: this is a new manufacturing process for the ZT. The VT is fully optimized and battle tested. If the ZT is all that, I'll get one but I'm always afraid of 1st year production runs. I'll wait for the must-have beta testers to report problems and get one after its been around a bit.

Also, there are no guarantees that next Chrustmas will bring the insane price matching we all benefited from. I can't imagine BB doing it another year.
post #8948 of 13486
All set for my VT tomorrow, setting up my Harmony now:)
post #8949 of 13486
I took my wife with me to Pauls to order the 65VT50. She noticed a Samsung plasma next to the VT50. The Samsung seemed much sharper. It had a definite pink push, but the VT50 seemed to have a green push. I had both remotes and fiddled with picture settings on both but could not get the VT50 to be as bright or as sharp as the Samsung.
Will calibration fix that or is the Samsung inherently brighter and sharper?

Needless to say I did not order the VT 50 today, waiting for answers to the questions so that I can satisfy wifey before we purchase.

Bob
post #8950 of 13486
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Originally Posted by Mac13 View Post

Nice setup. What is that on the wall behind the TV? Is that wall mounted or on one of those mounted stands? Could we get a closer look at the setup? smile.gif

Here are some better pics.








Edited by 48548 - 1/7/13 at 6:27pm
post #8951 of 13486
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Originally Posted by rangerbob View Post

I took my wife with me to Pauls to order the 65VT50. She noticed a Samsung plasma next to the VT50. The Samsung seemed much sharper. It had a definite pink push, but the VT50 seemed to have a green push. I had both remotes and fiddled with picture settings on both but could not get the VT50 to be as bright or as sharp as the Samsung.
Will calibration fix that or is the Samsung inherently brighter and sharper?
Needless to say I did not order the VT 50 today, waiting for answers to the questions so that I can satisfy wifey before we purchase.
Bob

Not the first time I've heard that. In fact, my calibrator tried to steer me to the Samsung over the VT50, but to me the color accuracy and adjustment capability (and the $2599 price) were my deciding factors.
post #8952 of 13486
I don't see a thread for it yet, but are any of you enjoying the BCS Championship in 3D tonight on your VT50's? Looks amazing to me, but what I'm really excited about is the upcoming X games in 3D they keep doing promos on!
post #8953 of 13486
Grrrrrrr. Just as I was loving this TV, I go on a trip and my mom who was staying in my place experienced the same problem Ihad on the second day again. THe Tv Iis in its 5th day. Just like on the second day, the TV just shut off suddenly and wouldn't turn back on whether it was by remote or the manual power switch on the side. The difference is when I turned the power strip off and on, the TV began to respond to the remote again. This time, the TV is not responding to the remote even after turning the power strip off and on. By the way, i don't think it's the power strip problem because the cable box is connected to the same strip and it hasn't turned off even once. I even had her swap the plugs and outlet combination on the power strip and the cable box is running just fine. The TV itself wont power back on.

I have to call best buy tomorrow. I wonder if they will deliver a new one and pick this up. It's been a week since I bought it and 5 days since it was delivered. It would be a bitch for me to return this myself. One reason I chose Best Buy over Paul's(Besyt Buy price matched the good deal Paul's online had) was for situations like this. Let's see if it pays off.
Edited by mantar - 1/7/13 at 7:33pm
post #8954 of 13486
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Originally Posted by mantar View Post

Grrrrrrr. Just as I was loving this TV, I go on a trip and my mom who was staying in my place experienced the same problem again. Just like on the second day, the TV just shut off suddenly and wouldn't turn back on . The difference is when I turned the power strip off and on, the TV began to respond to the remote again. This time, the TV is not responding to the remote even after turning the power strip off and on. By the way, i don't think it's the power strip problem because the cable box is connected to the same strip and it hasn't turned off even once. I even had her swap the plugs and outlet combination on the power strip and the cable box is running just fine. The TV itself wont power back on.
I have to call best buy tomorrow. I wonder if they will deliver a new one and pick this up. It's been a week since I bought it and 5 days since it was delivered. It would be a bitch for me to return this myself. One reason I chose Best Buy over Paul's(Besyt Buy price matched the good deal Paul's online had) was for situations like this. Let's see if it pays off.

It has an auto shutoff mode that kicks in as a result of inactivity. Have you checked that out. It can be adjusted.
post #8955 of 13486
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Originally Posted by mantar View Post

Grrrrrrr. Just as I was loving this TV, I go on a trip and my mom who was staying in my place experienced the same problem Ihad on the second day again. THe Tv Iis in its 5th day. Just like on the second day, the TV just shut off suddenly and wouldn't turn back on whether it was by remote or the manual power switch on the side. The difference is when I turned the power strip off and on, the TV began to respond to the remote again. This time, the TV is not responding to the remote even after turning the power strip off and on. By the way, i don't think it's the power strip problem because the cable box is connected to the same strip and it hasn't turned off even once. I even had her swap the plugs and outlet combination on the power strip and the cable box is running just fine. The TV itself wont power back on.
I have to call best buy tomorrow. I wonder if they will deliver a new one and pick this up. It's been a week since I bought it and 5 days since it was delivered. It would be a bitch for me to return this myself. One reason I chose Best Buy over Paul's(Besyt Buy price matched the good deal Paul's online had) was for situations like this. Let's see if it pays off.

Sorry this is happening to you. This is really a disappointment!

May I ask that you tell us how Bestbuy treats you/handled this please? Thank you in advance.

Best of luck!
post #8956 of 13486
@kclfoxtrot, I'm going for the 55" and at this time,Quentin at Advance Electronics couldn't provide me what the unit price would be when the PZT60 Series goes on sale in May 2013,other than to state"be prepared to pay full MSRP".I was ready for that reply,sorry I couldn't provide specifics:(
Edited by Ricker62 - 1/7/13 at 7:49pm
post #8957 of 13486
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Originally Posted by mantar View Post

Grrrrrrr. Just as I was loving this TV, I go on a trip and my mom who was staying in my place experienced the same problem Ihad on the second day again. THe Tv Iis in its 5th day. Just like on the second day, the TV just shut off suddenly and wouldn't turn back on whether it was by remote or the manual power switch on the side. The difference is when I turned the power strip off and on, the TV began to respond to the remote again. This time, the TV is not responding to the remote even after turning the power strip off and on. By the way, i don't think it's the power strip problem because the cable box is connected to the same strip and it hasn't turned off even once. I even had her swap the plugs and outlet combination on the power strip and the cable box is running just fine. The TV itself wont power back on.
I have to call best buy tomorrow. I wonder if they will deliver a new one and pick this up. It's been a week since I bought it and 5 days since it was delivered. It would be a bitch for me to return this myself. One reason I chose Best Buy over Paul's(Besyt Buy price matched the good deal Paul's online had) was for situations like this. Let's see if it pays off.

This may be obvious, and you may have already stated this, but have you plugged straight into a wall outlet and had the same problems? When I first hooked my VT50 up I was plugged into my Power Wedge, which is a very capable multi-outlet power source. However, my VT50 kept shutting down on me. When I finally used an extension cord and plugged it directly into the wall, it was fine. This set appears to be very picky on the power supply. (At least mine was)
post #8958 of 13486
yes i have been watching it in 3d it looks pretty amazing plus im a tide fan so its been a really good night
post #8959 of 13486
Hi everyone just looking for some advice. Last week I purchased a Sony 55HX850 and here is my issue. With my current set up which is approximately 9 1/2 feet away and for some reason it seems the tv is giving me a headache and/or eye strain. After looking at the recommended distances, it seems like I'm within range so I am not sure what the problem is. I'm thinking about possibly returning the tv for the Sony 46Hx850 or possibly switching from an LED to a plasma. The two plasmas that I'm extremely interested in are the Panasonic P55VT50 or the P50GT50. My main uses for this television will be watching hockey, blu rays, and I will be playing a substantial amount of video games. Please let me know what my best options are for my Sony has to be returned by the 21st. Thanks in advance!
Dennis
post #8960 of 13486
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Originally Posted by eieio View Post

Chris, may i ask why you might expect it arrive as late as 5-6 months from now when the press release
said available February 2013?
of course, i recall that the 65VT50 only started coming out in May of 2012, so with that as an example, you're correct.
Yet, with the press release, they seem to have changed the expected available date this year 2013.
Thanks in advance.
We will see what happens, all I can say is " I have heard that before".
post #8961 of 13486
Hi all - if I want to factory reset my VT50 can I simply do that in the user menu? I thought I remembered someone describing a factory reset using a series of button presses, but I assumed the reset via menus would be the same. Can anyone confirm? Thanks!
post #8962 of 13486
I have some questions,

I have always owned a LED/LCD tv, I was thinking about buying either the 55 or 65Vt50 Plasma, I have never owned a plasma so I have some questions

I know the PQ is amazing on this Vt series, Where do you get the dvd for the 100 hour burn in process?

Also how do you afford IR or Permanant burn ins?

Compared to a LED hows the power consumption? Also how is the 3d on this tv?
post #8963 of 13486
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Originally Posted by stixx View Post

Hi all - if I want to factory reset my VT50 can I simply do that in the user menu? I thought I remembered someone describing a factory reset using a series of button presses, but I assumed the reset via menus would be the same. Can anyone confirm? Thanks!

I've used the Menu Reset several times. It sets everything back to factory default. It will also delete any ISF Day/Night calibrations if you have them.
post #8964 of 13486
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Originally Posted by kidrock9999 View Post

I have some questions,

Compared to a LED hows the power consumption? Also how is the 3d on this tv?

Power consumption is probably double that of a comparable-size LED/LCD set. Not really significant on a yearly basis. 3D is excellent.
post #8965 of 13486
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Originally Posted by wmwilker View Post

I've used the Menu Reset several times. It sets everything back to factory default. It will also delete any ISF Day/Night calibrations if you have them.

If you saved your Custom Mode settings as default via the option within the menu, will those get reset to factory as well? I assumed they become your "factory" presets.
post #8966 of 13486
When I originally purchased this set last summer I did not have much interest in 3D, so I did not have a separate ISF 3D calibration done at the time. Instead, Robert copied the ISF Day/Night settings he created over into ISF 3D slots for future use.

Now I'm starting to play around with the set -- bowl games in 3D perked-up my interest -- and I have been using the copied ISF Day setting. To me it looks as good as my normal ISF Night 2D viewing.

For those who have gone thru the process to create a separate 3D calibration, did you find it makes much of a difference?

jdg
post #8967 of 13486
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Originally Posted by stevel View Post

Power consumption is probably double that of a comparable-size LED/LCD set. Not really significant on a yearly basis. 3D is excellent.

Plasmas put off some pretty good heat. So be sure to count air conditioning expenses. But then again, you pay less to heat your home in the winter ;-)
post #8968 of 13486

My 65 VT50 puts out less heat than my LG 55-LHX which is Full-Array back-lit!

That surprised me!

post #8969 of 13486
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

If you saved your Custom Mode settings as default via the option within the menu, will those get reset to factory as well? I assumed they become your "factory" presets.

I don't recall. I would write them down just in case. smile.gif
post #8970 of 13486
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Originally Posted by wmwilker View Post

I don't recall. I would write them down just in case. smile.gif

Nah...ControlCal will take care of that for me wink.gif. They will be saved off.
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