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post #9481 of 13457
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

Now you get at double ended plug
I've done this many times
Wouldn't the cord coming from the power conditioner have live power if it unplugged from the wall or is their some type with a safety clip to prevent it from coming unplugged
post #9482 of 13457
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Originally Posted by justindion View Post

Wouldn't the cord coming from the power conditioner have live power if it unplugged from the wall or is their some type with a safety clip to prevent it from coming unplugged
I guess it would, but once you plug it in, you keep it plugged in

If you NEED to unplug it from the wall, unplug it from the conditioner 1st
post #9483 of 13457
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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

Exactly what my installer did. Very clean install.
post #9484 of 13457
Lately I have been experiencing an issue wherre I'm watching the TV. Cable box is the input. 65VT50

The TV will shut itself off, but then restart in about 1 second. Doesn't make the start noise when it restarts, but definitely makes the shutdown noise.

Anyone experience this?

TV is setting on a stand, full circulation around it. Plugged into a ISObar surge protector (that is probably >10 years old) but nothing else cycles on/off.
post #9485 of 13457
Has anyone in the Seattle area had an ISF calibrator come in to calibrate their VT50? If so, can you provide a recommendation? Thanks.
post #9486 of 13457
HI All

I am in the market for a new TV, and the VT50 was recommended. This is going to be going into a living room, where there are windows and such, so there will be ambient lighting coming through. Would you all still recommend this TV based on what i have said, or would i be better of with an LED.

Also any advice pros/cons on the TV is appreciated as well

Thanks
post #9487 of 13457
Absolutely, good luck - they are selling out really fast.
post #9488 of 13457
Thanks.. The O/H is still very anti the plasma due to the reflection though :-( Hopefully I can find somewhere that I can test it out in a bright environment.
post #9489 of 13457
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Originally Posted by 19redwings View Post

Lately I have been experiencing an issue wherre I'm watching the TV. Cable box is the input. 65VT50

The TV will shut itself off, but then restart in about 1 second. Doesn't make the start noise when it restarts, but definitely makes the shutdown noise.

Anyone experience this?

TV is setting on a stand, full circulation around it. Plugged into a ISObar surge protector (that is probably >10 years old) but nothing else cycles on/off.
My ST takes over a second just to make the shutdown click. Try a different outlet on the ISO or just a different outlet altogether.
post #9490 of 13457
Regarding running power in a wall - Home Depot stocks a kit for doing this in the electrical department. It has a recessed outlet for behind the TV and also provides for running A/V cables.
Edited by stevel - 1/22/13 at 4:40pm
post #9491 of 13457
Yes, I've also been encountering this problem. It's very random and intermittent. I'm only using the one input on my 65VT50, which is connected to my Denon AVR-4520ci. I route all my video through the Denon. I'm using a Harmony One universal remote for the HT. Are you using a universal remote? How are you routing your video inputs?
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Originally Posted by 19redwings View Post

Lately I have been experiencing an issue wherre I'm watching the TV. Cable box is the input. 65VT50

The TV will shut itself off, but then restart in about 1 second. Doesn't make the start noise when it restarts, but definitely makes the shutdown noise.

Anyone experience this?

TV is setting on a stand, full circulation around it. Plugged into a ISObar surge protector (that is probably >10 years old) but nothing else cycles on/off.
post #9492 of 13457
I'm up against my first "head-scratcher" with the VT50:

With Direct TV (set to native) running thru AVR and on to VT, everything is fine with source material from DTV at 720p or 1080i, but when source material drops to 480i, the VT50 displays a "no signal input" screen? Switching back to HD signal makes things fine. To be clear, when first switched from 1080 to the 480i signal, the VT shows a BRIEF instant of the source material, but then the screen blacks out. Replicated multiple times.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

B
post #9493 of 13457
the vt50 cannot display a poor picture which is why it blacks out the screen for you - aren't those blacks pretty though?
tongue.gif


Have you verified its the tv and not the receiver by going direct to the tv from the pvr?
post #9494 of 13457
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

the vt50 cannot display a poor picture which is why it blacks out the screen for you - aren't those blacks pretty though?
tongue.gif


Have you verified its the tv and not the receiver by going direct to the tv from the pvr?

Not yet, but the 7+ year old 1080P Mits DLP it replaced ran just dandy off the same setup?
post #9495 of 13457
Check out the before and after photos of my "bright light" room. I'll try to get another photo when the sun is out.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1407028/i-want-a-new-tv-but-i-have-a-problem-room#post_22796984
post #9496 of 13457
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Originally Posted by kerednai View Post

Thanks.. The O/H is still very anti the plasma due to the reflection though :-( Hopefully I can find somewhere that I can test it out in a bright environment.

You must mean something other than "reflection". The Panasonic is no more reflective than the bulk of high-end LCDs on the market.
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Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post

Check out the before and after photos of my "bright light" room. I'll try to get another photo when the sun is out.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1407028/i-want-a-new-tv-but-i-have-a-problem-room#post_22796984

So I have my windows on the side of the room. When the sun is out, I find the "sun spot" is visible from the opposite-side couch. But if I watch from the couch directly facing the TV, the filter kills the sun spotting pretty well.
post #9497 of 13457
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Originally Posted by BadClams View Post

Not yet, but the 7+ year old 1080P Mits DLP it replaced ran just dandy off the same setup?
Hdmi run all the way through? Have you tried setting the box to only output 480i and had the same results? Also have you tried using your DVD or bluray player to output only 480i?
post #9498 of 13457
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Originally Posted by lentiman View Post

Yes, I've also been encountering this problem. It's very random and intermittent. I'm only using the one input on my 65VT50, which is connected to my Denon AVR-4520ci. I route all my video through the Denon. I'm using a Harmony One universal remote for the HT. Are you using a universal remote? How are you routing your video inputs?

I haven't experienced this but I have noticed the sleep timer randomly showing up in the bottom right corner. I also have a Harmony One. Maybe there is a button that is automatically setting the timer and I don't notice when I press it.

Edit: I have a Denon 3311ci. Noticed you have a Denon receiver as well but I doubt that is the issue. At least in my case where the sleep timer is getting set.
post #9499 of 13457
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Originally Posted by amindu View Post

HI All

I am in the market for a new TV, and the VT50 was recommended. This is going to be going into a living room, where there are windows and such, so there will be ambient lighting coming through. Would you all still recommend this TV based on what i have said, or would i be better of with an LED.

Also any advice pros/cons on the TV is appreciated as well

Thanks
There are pros and con to everything. The LED is brighter and will do a little better in a bright room, in every single other aspect a plasma is better ! The VT50 is the second best TV ever made wink.gif
post #9500 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Mac13 View Post

Can some of you guys please look at the black strip on the bottom of the TV where it says THX, Real 3d etc and see if it has some slight waves in it? I only notice it sometimes but depending on how the light hits that strip I can see some tiny waves. I am curious if this is common or if mine is defective. I'm not sure I would even take the set back if this was only an issue on my TV since it isn't having to do with the actual display but it is still a little annoying when the light hits it and I notice it. Like I said you will have to have a light on and may have to look at it at a couple different angles to see it. Thanks!

Anyone? Please? My return window ends on Thursday :/
post #9501 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Mac13 View Post

Anyone? Please? My return window ends on Thursday :/

Mac13, my 55VT50 is super flat, though a little dusty due to the static.

The ONLY problem I have is slight vertical banding, but since I have a 4-year warranty I'm letting it sit for a while. Who knows, maybe they'll run out of stock and I'll be stuck with the VT60. cool.gif

Good luck!

JP
post #9502 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

The VT50 is the second best TV ever made wink.gif
Are you second-besting it to a Kuro, or to the Sony 34XBR960 (from 2004) which is a CRT? In my own opinion, for my money the picture produced by the 960 is still "the holy grail" and I am extremely interested in seeing how the VT50 compares.

I'm soon to be able to compare them literally side-by-side, both to be newly calibrated (to "perfection", hopefully). I own both, with the 65VT50 hopefully finally mounted and operational by the end of this week. Professional calibration for both is scheduled for early February, although my own "amateur tweaks" in the user and service menus for my 960 which I did 8 years ago have given me 8 years of SUPERB image. I'm almost as curious to see what more a "pro calibration" of the 960 can coax out of this set.
post #9503 of 13457
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

Ok, so answering these accurately would require a lot of detail that I could mangle and there are quite a few good threads about it, but I recommend you don't read them unless you want to become extremely OCD =]

So, i'll generalize it like this. The lipsynch feature just takes the HDMI pipeline and if synch data is present (from the sources) it will tweak the audio delay accordingly. Since most devices cause some sort of delay (like BR players) I was counting on the offeset from sources maybe mitigating his tv lag to the point where he didn't notice it - so if it works, then great - if not, then on to the audio delay route. The audio delay is ofcourse the best place to work with, but a lot of people don't have the tolerance to tweak at this level.

The TV doesn't need a lipsynch feature in order for the AVR to remedy the issue, but I believe this one has it. I'm not entirely sure on whether enabling it will send handshake data back to the AVR, which is why I am not speaking about it since I don't know. It could just be a lipsynch feature for if you hooked up a BR to the TV directly it could perform the same task as the AVR is doing with its lipsynch feature.


My problem is that on my VT50, the Audio is lagging behind the video. I don't have any lipsynch set for audio delay anywhere, but for some reason the video is displaying before I here the audio, slightly. Not sure what to try.
post #9504 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Mac13 View Post

I haven't experienced this but I have noticed the sleep timer randomly showing up in the bottom right corner. I also have a Harmony One. Maybe there is a button that is automatically setting the timer and I don't notice when I press it.

Edit: I have a Denon 3311ci. Noticed you have a Denon receiver as well but I doubt that is the issue. At least in my case where the sleep timer is getting set.
Are you talking about the receiver timer or tv timer?
post #9505 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Mac13 View Post

Anyone? Please? My return window ends on Thursday :/
I've never noticed any waves.
post #9506 of 13457
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Originally Posted by nikolausp View Post

My problem is that on my VT50, the Audio is lagging behind the video. I don't have any lipsynch set for audio delay anywhere, but for some reason the video is displaying before I here the audio, slightly. Not sure what to try.
Is this delay on the receiver or tv?
post #9507 of 13457
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Originally Posted by stevel View Post

Regarding running power in a wall - Home Depot stocks a kit for doing this in the electrical department. It has a recessed outlet for behind the TV and also provides for running A/V cables.

This is the same setup my electrician at work suggested, but the bottom outlet was going to be a j-box with a power cord hard wired inside. This would look more professional. Thanks
post #9508 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Are you talking about the receiver timer or tv timer?

TV timer. I probably shouldn't have even mentioned the receiver.
post #9509 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Mac13 View Post

TV timer. I probably shouldn't have even mentioned the receiver.
Is it because you have the energy saver on? If you don't do anything for 3 hrs it will turn off by itself if that option is on.
post #9510 of 13457
Im getting a cal on my 65VT50 next Thursday, on ISF day and ISF night . My professional calibrator does not do the cal for ISF 3D. it will cost 370.00 is it a good deal not getting ISF 3D done. price also include 50.00 for travel.
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