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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Thanks for your calibration report. I've added a link to in the flat panel (post #2) lists that are linked in the signature area at the bottom of my post. I've also added a link in the BB (free calibration) list at the top of post number two.
You da Man! smile.gif
post #9452 of 13477
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Thanks for your calibration report. I've added a link to in the flat panel (post #2) lists that are linked in the signature area at the bottom of my post. I've also added a link in the BB (free calibration) list at the top of post number two.
You da Man! smile.gif
I'm da ol'man. biggrin.gif
post #9453 of 13477
That why you look all wrinkled up in your picture? What's wrong with your ears?
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Hello all, first time posting so hopefully this is in the right spot. I've got a possibly stupid question. My 65VT50 came with a roughly six foot power cord. The problem is I need a ten foot plus cord. I called Panasonic to see if they'd make me one and they said no. I've searched the net for a longer cord but can't seem to find one with the same tv side connection. Any ideas? Does the end make that big of a difference? Found a right angle one on monoprice. Would it work? Thanks in advance for the help!!
post #9455 of 13477
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Originally Posted by G.C. View Post

Hello all, first time posting so hopefully this is in the right spot. I've got a possibly stupid question. My 65VT50 came with a roughly six foot power cord. The problem is I need a ten foot plus cord. I called Panasonic to see if they'd make me one and they said no. I've searched the net for a longer cord but can't seem to find one with the same tv side connection. Any ideas? Does the end make that big of a difference? Found a right angle one on monoprice. Would it work? Thanks in advance for the help!!

http://www.walmart.com/ip/10363855?adid=22222222227000013410&wmlspartner=wlpa&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=&wl3=21486607510&wl4=&wl5=pla&veh=sem
post #9456 of 13477
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Originally Posted by G.C. View Post

Hello all, first time posting so hopefully this is in the right spot. I've got a possibly stupid question. My 65VT50 came with a roughly six foot power cord. The problem is I need a ten foot plus cord. I called Panasonic to see if they'd make me one and they said no. I've searched the net for a longer cord but can't seem to find one with the same tv side connection. Any ideas? Does the end make that big of a difference? Found a right angle one on monoprice. Would it work? Thanks in advance for the help!!

Just use the cord that came with the TV with an extension cord.
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Thanks
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I'm confused.

Just fired up my VT for the first time and put in Wall-E BD set to THX cinema to give things a run through. I'm "currently" running things from my also-new Oppo 103 INTO my NON-3D Denon AVR-4810ci and on to the VT from the Denon.

Here's where I'm confused:
While Wall-E was running through the promo materials, one segment was a trailer for Pixar's "Up", and during the playback, the VT displays a dialogue box telling me (paraphrasing) "3D content detected. Press 3D button on remote to display 3D content".

If the Denon is non 3D, how is the VT able to tell me about/detect the 3D content? Just something added to the HDMI signal?
post #9459 of 13477
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Originally Posted by BadClams View Post

I'm confused.

Just fired up my VT for the first time and put in Wall-E BD set to THX cinema to give things a run through. I'm "currently" running things from my also-new Oppo 103 INTO my NON-3D Denon AVR-4810ci and on to the VT from the Denon.

Here's where I'm confused:
While Wall-E was running through the promo materials, one segment was a trailer for Pixar's "Up", and during the playback, the VT displays a dialogue box telling me (paraphrasing) "3D content detected. Press 3D button on remote to display 3D content".

If the Denon is non 3D, how is the VT able to tell me about/detect the 3D content? Just something added to the HDMI signal?


my vt also erroneously detects 3d signals. It happens so frequently with bluray content that i've disabled the auto 3d signal detection.
post #9460 of 13477
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Originally Posted by G.C. View Post

Hello all, first time posting so hopefully this is in the right spot. I've got a possibly stupid question. My 65VT50 came with a roughly six foot power cord. The problem is I need a ten foot plus cord. I called Panasonic to see if they'd make me one and they said no. I've searched the net for a longer cord but can't seem to find one with the same tv side connection. Any ideas? Does the end make that big of a difference? Found a right angle one on monoprice. Would it work? Thanks in advance for the help!!
Check out www.monoprice.com to see if they have what you need.

Are you plugging into wall power are a surge protector? I don't like using an extension cord.
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what kind of surge protectors are you guys using?
will be hooking up TV,Ps3,Wii,denon 1713.

i want to see what i have is compareable.

thanks
post #9462 of 13477
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Originally Posted by G.C. View Post

Hello all, first time posting so hopefully this is in the right spot. I've got a possibly stupid question. My 65VT50 came with a roughly six foot power cord. The problem is I need a ten foot plus cord. I called Panasonic to see if they'd make me one and they said no. I've searched the net for a longer cord but can't seem to find one with the same tv side connection. Any ideas? Does the end make that big of a difference? Found a right angle one on monoprice. Would it work? Thanks in advance for the help!!
I dont know if you have it mounted up high or what but if the factory cord will reach the floor (or even if it won't but it may look ugly), I agree with htwaits. Skip the extension cord and use a surge protector.
post #9463 of 13477
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Originally Posted by Shagz View Post

what kind of surge protectors are you guys using?
will be hooking up TV,Ps3,Wii,denon 1713.

i want to see what i have is compareable.

thanks
This is one of the better ones that I use. I have about 5 scattered around in different places. For charging and various other applications.

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-BE112230-08-12-Outlet-Protector-Protection/dp/B000J2EN4S/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358834296&sr=1-4&keywords=surge+protector

Nothing is going to save you from a lightning strike but this one has good specs.
post #9464 of 13477
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Originally Posted by Shagz View Post

what kind of surge protectors are you guys using?
will be hooking up TV,Ps3,Wii,denon 1713.

i want to see what i have is compareable.

thanks

I use these:

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-BP112230-08-Pivot-Plug-Surge-Protector/dp/B000JE9LD4/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_z

I like the pivot plugs. Comes in handy for some of the odd shaped soap on a rope connectors I have.
post #9465 of 13477
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Originally Posted by robnix View Post

I use these:

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-BP112230-08-Pivot-Plug-Surge-Protector/dp/B000JE9LD4/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_z

I like the pivot plugs. Comes in handy for some of the odd shaped soap on a rope connectors I have.

thats badass!!

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-BE112230-08-12-Outlet-Protector-Protection/dp/B000J2EN4S/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358836960&sr=1-8 that is one of the ones i have.
post #9466 of 13477
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Originally Posted by robnix View Post

I use these:

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-BP112230-08-Pivot-Plug-Surge-Protector/dp/B000JE9LD4/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_z

I like the pivot plugs. Comes in handy for some of the odd shaped soap on a rope connectors I have.



This is the identical model that I use.
post #9467 of 13477
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Originally Posted by G.C. View Post

Hello all, first time posting so hopefully this is in the right spot. I've got a possibly stupid question. My 65VT50 came with a roughly six foot power cord. The problem is I need a ten foot plus cord. I called Panasonic to see if they'd make me one and they said no. I've searched the net for a longer cord but can't seem to find one with the same tv side connection. Any ideas? Does the end make that big of a difference? Found a right angle one on monoprice. Would it work? Thanks in advance for the help!!

If you are thinking about dropping the power cord between the wall and the out to a plug, you may want to rethink that. Its my understanding that doing that is a no-no and violates code.

ss
post #9468 of 13477
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Originally Posted by Shagz View Post

what kind of surge protectors are you guys using?
will be hooking up TV,Ps3,Wii,denon 1713.

i want to see what i have is compareable.

thanks

I use tripplite isobar

http://www.tripplite.com/en/products/product-series.cfm?txtSeriesID=825


they make an AVBAR but i dont use those extra items

http://www.tripplite.com/en/products/model.cfm?txtSeriesID=829&txtModelID=4134
post #9469 of 13477
There's no pricing on that top page. When I click for prices the page just turns grey. That's enough to make me nervous.
post #9470 of 13477
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Originally Posted by G.C. View Post

Hello all, first time posting so hopefully this is in the right spot. I've got a possibly stupid question. My 65VT50 came with a roughly six foot power cord. The problem is I need a ten foot plus cord. I called Panasonic to see if they'd make me one and they said no. I've searched the net for a longer cord but can't seem to find one with the same tv side connection. Any ideas? Does the end make that big of a difference? Found a right angle one on monoprice. Would it work? Thanks in advance for the help!!

I'm having the same issue. If I used an extension cord, the connection between the extension and the power cord would be inside my wall and I'm NOT doing that. I hope this power cord will work but the 90 degree angle isn't the same. http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10228&cs_id=1022809&p_id=7681&seq=1&format=2
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Originally Posted by justindion View Post

I'm having the same issue. If I used an extension cord, the connection between the extension and the power cord would be inside my wall and I'm NOT doing that. I hope this power cord will work but the 90 degree angle isn't the same. http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10228&cs_id=1022809&p_id=7681&seq=1&format=2

As long as the connector matches what Panasonic uses that cord is very good. It's 13 amp, 125v capacity; 1625 watts. Way beyond what the TV will ever draw.
post #9472 of 13477
I set up my 65VT50 this weekend returned my Sharp 70 inch. LOVE IT!!!! Cant wait for the set to break in and look even better! Returned my Sharp 70inch Lost some screen size but gained so much more PQ!!!

World of difference vs the sharp. Sharp even though it was expensive it felt cheap and dual. The VT feels like a high end tv so far i am happy and have not found any flaws.

Need to adjust the mount since mount was for the 70 its sitting to high. Only down fall i have is that the Wifey does not like it and is mad that we have a smaller tv now. -__- (its ok she is one of the cartoon / everyone has a tan PQ people)

I am not doing anything of the special burn slides etc might try it. Just watching tv zoomed without logos etc. 40 hours so far

Anyways Thanks for reading
post #9473 of 13477
I work in basement remodeling, and what we have done in the past is install a outlet box that will be behind the TV, using power from an outlet down below (obviously must be a vertical run)
This is code and is aesthetically pleasing
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I am in the market for a new TV - either 65 or 70" for a basement remodel. The vt50 sounds very good but my concern is my basement is very light. I have two 58"x58" windows on the wall perpendicular to the TV. The sofa is about 15/16 feet from the TV and the 2 windows sit between the seating position and the TV. The room is not that wide. Basically I would have room for the TV, an in-wall speaker and then 18" before the side wall. I plan to buy blinds for the windows which will be shut when I watch films but I don't want to have to shut them during the day when I'm watching daytime TV, playing the Wii / PS3 or watching soccer. I also have a small window facing the the TV but the room is very long and I doubt I will get much direct light from that window as it faces our neighbors house.
Does anyone have a similar setup with the vt50? Should I avoid plasma TV's by all costs and go to an LED? My heart says plasma, my brain says LED smile.gif
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

I work in basement remodeling, and what we have done in the past is install a outlet box that will be behind the TV, using power from an outlet down below (obviously must be a vertical run)
This is code and is aesthetically pleasing

I thought about doing that but I plug all of my components into a power conditioner/surge protector and I wanted to plug the tv into it also.
post #9476 of 13477
We set it up as follows, 1st of all, snip the electrical outlet brass connectors on the side of the outlet that connects top and bottom, these are near the screws on the sides.
Make sure your power coming in is to the bottom, and the power out to the next outlet is also from the bottom
You plug in your protector to the bottom outlet
Now you get at double ended plug, and go from a protector outlet to the top plug, and this top plug is what is feeding the outlet behind the display, use a recessed outlet there if possible
What we are doing here is putting the protector in the path that is feeding the outlet behind the display
Any questions, pm me
I've done this many times
post #9477 of 13477
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Originally Posted by sillysally View Post

If you are thinking about dropping the power cord between the wall and the out to a plug, you may want to rethink that. Its my understanding that doing that is a no-no and violates code.

ss

True. I used a product from this company: http://www.powerbridgesolution.com/powerbridgeproducts.html to wall mount the TV in my family room a few years back when there was no outlet in reach. It uses romex, which is OK for in-wall use per code. You put an "outlet" up high where the TV will be mounted and it has an opening to run cables through. Another "outlet" goes down low on the wall, then that "outlet" can be plugged into a surge protector (which is plugged in obviously) to give the TV power and surge protection.

For my 65VT50, which will be wall-mounted in our soon-to-be-finished basement, I had everything pre-wired before the walls were closed up.
Edited by DWBoston - 1/22/13 at 8:27am
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Originally Posted by kerednai View Post

I am in the market for a new TV - either 65 or 70" for a basement remodel. The vt50 sounds very good but my concern is my basement is very light. I have two 58"x58" windows on the wall perpendicular to the TV. The sofa is about 15/16 feet from the TV and the 2 windows sit between the seating position and the TV. The room is not that wide. Basically I would have room for the TV, an in-wall speaker and then 18" before the side wall. I plan to buy blinds for the windows which will be shut when I watch films but I don't want to have to shut them during the day when I'm watching daytime TV, playing the Wii / PS3 or watching soccer. I also have a small window facing the the TV but the room is very long and I doubt I will get much direct light from that window as it faces our neighbors house.
Does anyone have a similar setup with the vt50? Should I avoid plasma TV's by all costs and go to an LED? My heart says plasma, my brain says LED smile.gif

Go with panasonic 65vt50, my living room is bright and i was debating between the sharp 70"847 and ended up with panasonic. The PQ of this tv is amazingly breath taking lol.

http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gallery.php?member=braaaaay
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Now that's a sub woofer!
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You should see the bigger brother of that sub. The PB13 Ultra. Shakes my neighbors house smile.gif
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