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post #9391 of 13457
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

If you take a new VT50 and play a game on it for a full day, you will probably have serious image retention. Many heavy duty gamers claim they don't get IR, but I don't know how many of them start right out of the box with long gaming sessions.

It's no wonder BB is having financial difficulty wink.gif.

I know it sounds cruel to do, but I didn't spend that kind of money to baby the thing, I want to use it. I'll try to be nice smile.gif, but I'm not going to change how I use a tv

By the way thanks for the links in your Sig, they will come in handy..
post #9392 of 13457
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

This might be just one for the "wish list", but has anyone found a discrete code to kick on the IR Scrolling Bar feature? I would love to be able to quickly turn that on between movies or during commercials. Out of the box it takes 13 keystrokes to get there.

Ya that would be really awesome!
post #9393 of 13457
Finally joined the club as I took delivery of my set this morning. Trying to setup the slides for the break-in but I am having a problem. Even though I have nothing on the USB drive other than the break-in slides, the VT50 shows an additional 18 files which are not readable. This causes an issue when I am playing the slides. Whenever it reaches these "unreadable" files, the screen goes blank and displays a box in the middle of the screen that says "cannot read file". I have tried with 2 other SD cards and same result. What am I doing wrong and how do I get rid of these ghost files?
post #9394 of 13457
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Originally Posted by AwareMe View Post

Finally joined the club as I took delivery of my set this morning. Trying to setup the slides for the break-in but I am having a problem. Even though I have nothing on the USB drive other than the break-in slides, the VT50 shows an additional 18 files which are not readable. This causes an issue when I am playing the slides. Whenever it reaches these "unreadable" files, the screen goes blank and displays a box in the middle of the screen that says "cannot read file". I have tried with 2 other SD cards and same result. What am I doing wrong and how do I get rid of these ghost files?

Have you tried reformatting the USB card to make it clean? A lot of them come with utility files and such. I usually just delete everything on the card/thumbdrive. Should work fine.
post #9395 of 13457
So the Best Buy delivery men showed up with my second 55VT50 this week. They took away the first TV with the dead pixel and set up the new one on the stand for me (until I wall mount it later). When I turned around for a minute to get something, they pulled the new TV out and laid it flat on top of the box (glass down) while they attached the stand from behind.

They had it horizontal for about 1-2 minutes and then stood it up and put it on the ground. This concerned me as did the fact that it was a bit cold outside today (40's) and the TV was cold. I tried to tell the guy I wasn't going to turn on the TV until it had warmed up and he seemed to understand me. However when I was moving the remotes about a few minutes later he turned it on. It wasn't attached to anything so no input signal came through, but I turned it off.

I left it off for about 5 hours before turning it back on to check for dead pixels and start D-Nice's slide routine on the USB.

I'm a bit paranoid after the first experience I suppose. Is it possible any permanent damage was done or should I sleep okay tonight? I'd really rather not return and replace it again with a 3rd set, especially since this one appears pixel free.
post #9396 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Einskaldir View Post

So the Best Buy delivery men showed up with my second 55VT50 this week. They took away the first TV with the dead pixel and set up the new one on the stand for me (until I wall mount it later). When I turned around for a minute to get something, they pulled the new TV out and laid it flat on top of the box (glass down) while they attached the stand from behind.

They had it horizontal for about 1-2 minutes and then stood it up and put it on the ground. This concerned me as did the fact that it was a bit cold outside today (40's) and the TV was cold. I tried to tell the guy I wasn't going to turn on the TV until it had warmed up and he seemed to understand me. However when I was moving the remotes about a few minutes later he turned it on. It wasn't attached to anything so no input signal came through, but I turned it off.

I left it off for about 5 hours before turning it back on to check for dead pixels and start D-Nice's slide routine on the USB.

I'm a bit paranoid after the first experience I suppose. Is it possible any permanent damage was done or should I sleep okay tonight? I'd really rather not return and replace it again with a 3rd set, especially since this one appears pixel free.
post #9397 of 13457
You should be okay
post #9398 of 13457
Got mine today waiting a few hours before I turn it on since it was leaning on the truck. Exchanged my 70inch sharp for the vt hope I dont yave to return this beast was heavy compared to my sharp and I live on tye third floor -_-
post #9399 of 13457
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

As we speak I am in the process of getting my new 65VT50 mounted. Still not finished, but here's the current state of the Chief TS525TU wall mount I went with. For the 65VT50 TV the TS525TU also needs the FHB5017 Vertical Offset Interface Bracket adapter, because of the extra-wide "wingspan" spacing of the mounting holes on the back of the TV.



It has an amazing 1.5" depth when fully collapsed, and also has a 25.5" maximum reach extended from the wall, with a 15 degree max tilt. For mounting convenience it also has a +/- 8" from center (i.e. 16" total bracket travel on a horizontal track), so that you can put the mount on the wall where the studs are and then slide the bracket 8" left or right from there to get the TV positioned where you want it.

The mount itself weighs about 50 lbs., and it can support up to 125 lb. of TV.



Looks like I'm going to be very happy with the outcome of using this mount.

i went with this mount:

http://www.kantoav.com/products/kmfmx2

Really easy to install and hang the TV on - very happy with it and cost a third for the mount I used on my 50" (and same weight) Sammy Plasma.
post #9400 of 13457
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Have you tried reformatting the USB card to make it clean? A lot of them come with utility files and such. I usually just delete everything on the card/thumbdrive. Should work fine.

Tried formatting multiple times (both USB and SD cards), still no luck. Even updated firmware. Of all the possible problems, didn't expect this to be the hang up.
post #9401 of 13457
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Originally Posted by cito83 View Post

Got mine today waiting a few hours before I turn it on since it was leaning on the truck. Exchanged my 70inch sharp for the vt hope I dont yave to return this beast was heavy compared to my sharp and I live on tye third floor -_-

This 'beast' is light lmao - come to my place and lift my 50" Samsung PLasma weighs almost the same. I guess it's all relative. You won't be returning it - I'd talk more but gotta go watch more TV - Avatar in 3d - using an Oppo BD-103 fed directly to the VT50 was breathtaking. (THX Bright room).
post #9402 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Einskaldir View Post

So the Best Buy delivery men showed up with my second 55VT50 this week. They took away the first TV with the dead pixel and set up the new one on the stand for me (until I wall mount it later). When I turned around for a minute to get something, they pulled the new TV out and laid it flat on top of the box (glass down) while they attached the stand from behind.
Laying it down like this does not hurt anything, it is just more prone to damage, glass should remain upright as it is safer from damages. Powering the unit up while cold for 30 sec to 60 sec will also cause no harm. Letting it run from ice cold to warm will cause condensation on the inside of the unit and that is not good.

--Sounds like you are good wink.gif
post #9403 of 13457
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Originally Posted by nabsltd View Post

The "Game" mode changes some settings that reduce the lag, so you probably want to use that for gaming. But, it also cranks up the intensity, so you should probably calibrate it back down to match something like THX (or your custom settings). This should help with the IR when gaming.

What are the setting that get changed that improves lag?
post #9404 of 13457
Thanks so much Chunon and Cleveland Plasma! I'm glad to hear it. I guess I can sleep easier tonight. wink.gif
post #9405 of 13457
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

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Originally Posted by nabsltd View Post

The "Game" mode changes some settings that reduce the lag, so you probably want to use that for gaming. But, it also cranks up the intensity, so you should probably calibrate it back down to match something like THX (or your custom settings). This should help with the IR when gaming.

What are the setting that get changed that improves lag?
I believe they are all internal and not user-settable, although maybe through the service menu.

The goal is to reduce lag, so it's probably just things like changing algorithms...things like having scaling done with a faster but less accurate method. I don't use "Game" mode at all, but you can check to see if any of the user-configurable CPU-intensive processing settings (like noise reduction) are still available. If they are greyed out, then obviously that would be one of the changes.
post #9406 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Einskaldir View Post

Thanks so much Chunon and Cleveland Plasma! I'm glad to hear it. I guess I can sleep easier tonight. wink.gif

Yup, I'd just say you would never want to transport one laying flat since the movements along the same plane as the pane of glass could crack it.

You'll have no problem sleeping.
post #9407 of 13457
Wow! Got some IMAX Blu-rays, watching Hubble right now and it looks amazing on my VT50! Also have Under The Sea, Deep Sea, and Grand Canyon to check out.

Cheers!
Edited by Todd68 - 1/20/13 at 2:56am
post #9408 of 13457
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Originally Posted by AwareMe View Post

Tried formatting multiple times (both USB and SD cards), still no luck. Even updated firmware. Of all the possible problems, didn't expect this to be the hang up.

Are you using a Mac? It's my understanding that Macs put additional files on the drive when they format. Try finding a PC and format it as FAT32.
post #9409 of 13457
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Originally Posted by AwareMe View Post

Tried formatting multiple times (both USB and SD cards), still no luck. Even updated firmware. Of all the possible problems, didn't expect this to be the hang up.

If you don't have access to a pc try importing then exporting using aperture or similar program.
post #9410 of 13457
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Originally Posted by whipit View Post

If you don't have access to a pc try importing then exporting using aperture or similar program.

This happened to me too. I went into the terminal and removed the extra osx hidden files. Use the commands:
"cd /volumes/untitled" to change directory to sd card. (Untitled = name of drive)
"ls -a" to see all of the files
"rm -rf filename" for each file/folder.

Then just yank the card out...
Good luck.
Edited by omatzyo - 1/20/13 at 5:56am
post #9411 of 13457
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Originally Posted by laulau View Post

Are you using a Mac? It's my understanding that Macs put additional files on the drive when they format. Try finding a PC and format it as FAT32.
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Originally Posted by whipit View Post

If you don't have access to a pc try importing then exporting using aperture or similar program.


Thanks guys. I meant to come back and update this as I did figure out last night that the files were the side effects of using a Mac (the "._" files). Booted up the old Sony Vaio from 2003 (I knew I kept it around for a reason) and problem solved. Thanks again.
post #9412 of 13457
Hey guys, anybody have a recommendation on a good wall bracket for the 65VT50...BB salesperson sold me one that doesn't seem to work (Sanus Tilt for up to 70') trying to run in and exchange it for a new one. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
post #9413 of 13457
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Originally Posted by cay5021 View Post

Hey guys, anybody have a recommendation on a good wall bracket for the 65VT50...BB salesperson sold me one that doesn't seem to work (Sanus Tilt for up to 70') trying to run in and exchange it for a new one. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Im using sanus lt25 works for me
post #9414 of 13457
I finally got around to signing back up for Netflix again yesterday so that I could stream movies through my Oppo BDP. Question, we were watching the movie Super 8 last night and I noticed on a couple of really dark scenes that I was getting blue banding running horizontally across the screen. The banding would move slowly vertically. I have not noticed this while watching TV or blue ray discs, so I assume it was Netflix related? Has anyone else come across this issue and if so is there a fix?
post #9415 of 13457
Hello All,

i have a Yamaha 4100 Soundbar and use the ARC HDMI out on the Vt50 and the HDMI out on the soundbar per Yamaha hotline. However i dont have any sound coming out of the soundbar. It switches automatically to TV but no sound. Are there any settings i need to change on the TV to have audio come out on the ARC port? Thanks
post #9416 of 13457
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Originally Posted by cay5021 View Post

Hey guys, anybody have a recommendation on a good wall bracket for the 65VT50.
See this reply to the same question back a few pages on this thread.

Chief TS525TU. Not cheap, but fully collapses to 1.5" against the wall. And 25.5" full extension away from the wall.
post #9417 of 13457
Hi guys,

not sure if this has been discussed before, but my VT50 introduces heavy color noise in 0% blacks if the brightness / contrast settings are (apparently) more than this TV can handle... Checking here to see whether somebody else can reproduce this, or if my unit is faulty...

I've tested this in ISF Night, unplug all devices (make sure you're just seeing a pure black screen from the TV), connect to the VT50 via Calman 5 or ControlCal. Set ISF Night, 10 Step Greyscale (this prob doesn't matter)... I have these general settings:

> Color Temperature: Warm 1

> Panel Brightness: Medium

> all enhancements turned OFF

Now the noise being triggered depends on the Color space and Gamma selected, but for default settings for Color Space Normal and Gamma 2.2, set brightness to 55 and contrast to 81... if I now increase brightness to be 56 or higher, I can see color noise in the 0% black screen (the noise is moving on screen), you may have to move closer to the screen to see it, but on my unit it is there...

I was able to reproduce the noise on all Color Space / Gamma combinations... brightness and contrast numbers differ but it is consistently repeatable...


Can you guys reproduce this ?


Thanks.

- M

P.S..: Btw, the contrast / brightness combinations that trigger noise are no good for any calibration (Lightspace | Calman) I have tested so far on this screen, but it's interesting to see that if you over set these, noise will be introduced...
Edited by Iron Mike - 1/20/13 at 4:18pm
post #9418 of 13457
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Originally Posted by cay5021 View Post

Hey guys, anybody have a recommendation on a good wall bracket for the 65VT50...BB salesperson sold me one that doesn't seem to work (Sanus Tilt for up to 70') trying to run in and exchange it for a new one. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I bought the Peerless and it works great and very easy to install and hang the TV on. What I like about it is it mounts to 3 studs rather than two and given the weight of the TV 3 studs is better IMO.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ET97CY/ref=oh_details_o07_s01_i00
post #9419 of 13457
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Originally Posted by cssnms View Post

I finally got around to signing back up for Netflix again yesterday so that I could stream movies through my Oppo BDP. Question, we were watching the movie Super 8 last night and I noticed on a couple of really dark scenes that I was getting blue banding running horizontally across the screen. The banding would move slowly vertically. I have not noticed this while watching TV or blue ray discs, so I assume it was Netflix related? Has anyone else come across this issue and if so is there a fix?

It's the movie, not Netflix or the TV.
post #9420 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Todd68 View Post

Wow! Got some IMAX Blu-rays, watching Hubble right now and it looks amazing on my VT50! Also have Under The Sea, Deep Sea, and Grand Canyon to check out.

Cheers!

I want to see Hubble! I bet it looks INSANE on the VT50!
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