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post #9991 of 13480
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Originally Posted by peirek View Post

If I am forced to move, I have much bigger problems than the missing TV box. biggrin.gif

LOL, indeed. Let's hope that NEVER happens! smile.gif
post #9992 of 13480
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Originally Posted by alebrady View Post

i currently hve an Elite but am thonking of exchanging for a vt50 because of some of the Elite inherent problems (eg off-axis issues, lack of screen uniformity - banding and some greenish spots).

based on the two most common complaints i have seen about th vt50:

can the IR on the vt50 be easily seen when watching normal content? how loud/distracting are the fan issues?

anyone have generl/overall impressions of the pq of the elit vs vt50? do love the crisp, vividness of the elite, even in thx mode.

I absolutely love the pq of my 65vt50! Currently using d-nice settings until he calibrates this Sunday. Wide viewing angle is such an advantage IMO. The only time I can see a hint of ir is when using the scrolling white bar, even then it is barely there and goes away by the time it finishes. I have never once heard any fan noise. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with its pq. The upcoming zt60 will almost certainly surpass it if you are willing to wait and pay more.
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Edited by oinchats - 2/6/13 at 11:09am
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I am concerned about reflection. The set is used during the day and night with no Blu Ray. Just used for cable TV.

After looking at the pictures of the room in which the set will be I would really appreciate any comments as to whether or not reflections will be distracting?

I apologize for the duplicate postings.

Thanks



THIS IS A VIEW FROM ONE SEATING POSITION
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THIS IS A VIEW FROM BEHIND THE TV LOOKING AT THE ROOM




THIS IS A VEW FROM ANOTHER SEATING POSITION.




THIS IS A VEW OF THE WHOLE ROOM AND FROM BEHIND SOME OTHER CHAIRS THAT VIEW THE TV.

Edited by oinchats - 2/6/13 at 11:08am
post #9995 of 13480
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Originally Posted by Dru the Fu View Post

Does anyone else utilize the streaming features with the VT50? If so what do you use (software, hardware), what problems/limitations have you encountered (if any), etc.
In general, TVs are terrible media players. Since you already have a good media player, you are far better off using your PS3 to play the media, and output the audio to your AVR while the video ends up at the TV.

In addition to the audio issue you have seen, TVs almost never handle subtitles correctly, and are much pickier about container formats and encoding settings than general media players. When you can get respectable media players for less than $100, or roll your own using a tiny HTPC for about $300, it's silly to live with all the shortcomings of the TV when playing media.
post #9996 of 13480
oinchats - it'll work fine. What I really think is that you'd be wasting your money on a vt50 for what you want to use it for. In fact, you may not even need plasma pq quality. I'd say get the costco LCD special of the week and call it a day and know you saved a couple K.
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Originally Posted by oinchats View Post

The set is used during the day and night with no Blu Ray. Just used for cable TV.


Why would you buy a VT50 if you don't watch tons of blu-ray content? The VT50 is a poor value for those who don't engage in "serious" viewing (blu-ray in near cave dark). I don't see the point.

Go with a GT50 (or ST50) if you care at least a little bit about picture quality. But I'd hope you would watch a ton of blu-ray even on those models.

I doubt that LCD will perform any better with respect to reflection in a room with the sun pouring in. I'd definitely close the blinds to watch TV anyhow.
post #9998 of 13480
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Originally Posted by alebrady View Post

i currently hve an Elite but am thonking of exchanging for a vt50 because of some of the Elite inherent problems (eg off-axis issues, lack of screen uniformity - banding and some greenish spots).

based on the two most common complaints i have seen about th vt50:

can the IR on the vt50 be easily seen when watching normal content? how loud/distracting are the fan issues?

anyone have generl/overall impressions of the pq of the elit vs vt50? do love the crisp, vividness of the elite, even in thx mode.

I have 55vt50 and 65vt50 neither have fan noise or IR issue. Only time I've notice IR on my 55" was when I popped in my old high school graduation DVD lol. But went away quickly but with HD content I don't get IR at all even when gaming. You'll love the VT50, especially after 100/200 hour break in PQ gets better.
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Thanks for your helpful opinons. I appreciate it.
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Originally Posted by jh901 View Post

Why would you buy a VT50 if you don't watch tons of blu-ray content? The VT50 is a poor value for those who don't engage in "serious" viewing (blu-ray in near cave dark). I don't see the point.

Go with a GT50 (or ST50) if you care at least a little bit about picture quality. But I'd hope you would watch a ton of blu-ray even on those models.

I doubt that LCD will perform any better with respect to reflection in a room with the sun pouring in. I'd definitely close the blinds to watch TV anyhow.


My reason was that the picture quality was rated the best on CNET. I had found a price ($2499 including tax and white glove delivery) that was actually less then a Costco 65 inch Samsung or Sharp because Costco charges tax plus I think a delivery charge.

I would close the blinds too but the windowslook out onto a great view of the canal waterway, boats, etc. If it was a backyard there would be no problem closing the blinds.
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Get the 65VT50, you won't regret it!
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Originally Posted by oinchats View Post

My reason was that the picture quality was rated the best on CNET. I had found a price ($2499 including tax and white glove delivery) that was actually less then a Costco 65 inch Samsung or Sharp because Costco charges tax plus I think a delivery charge.

I would close the blinds too but the windowslook out onto a great view of the canal waterway, boats, etc. If it was a backyard there would be no problem closing the blinds.
Sounds nice. With the back of the tv facing the windows you should have no problems.
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Hello,

I am getting a TC-P65VT50 and would like suggestions on a good wall mount for this TV. I'd like full motion for easy of moving and flexibility so tips, suggestions, and places to buy suggested units would be appreciated.
post #10004 of 13480
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Originally Posted by jh901 View Post

Why would you buy a VT50 if you don't watch tons of blu-ray content? The VT50 is a poor value for those who don't engage in "serious" viewing (blu-ray in near cave dark). I don't see the point.

Go with a GT50 (or ST50) if you care at least a little bit about picture quality. But I'd hope you would watch a ton of blu-ray even on those models.

I doubt that LCD will perform any better with respect to reflection in a room with the sun pouring in. I'd definitely close the blinds to watch TV anyhow.


I have to agree with this. Aside from gaming and watching blu-rays, I find comparable LCD's to actually look better. My VT50 doesn't look so great when watching Netflix even when I use my Xbox so I can have full control of the settings. That said, the color accuracy when watching blu-rays is phenomenal.
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Originally Posted by mark_b View Post

So after two months of talking to Panasonic, they have finally agreed to refund my dealer the cost of the VT50 so I can get a replacement ordered. My issue was I had the line down the right side of the screen and a few weeks ago a second line formed in the left middle of the screen that was very noticeable and distracting during hockey or any bright scene (even without movement). Panasonic kept saying this was normal, until I sent them another pic and circled the issue, then they agreed to replace it.

So my question is now, do I try to get another VT50 or wait for the VT60 or ZT60 depending on it's price. Last time they replaced the tv it took 3 months to get one in. If it's 3 months again, the new models should be in. I'm leaning towards having my dealer get the refund and then me holding onto the tv until the new models are available. I would love to get a 60" ZT60, but the price is probably going to be too high. Might have to settle for the 60" VT60.


That bar on the very right side is on all the panels. It will eventually fade to the point where you can barely see it even on a an all white screen. If one appeared in the middle than that must be some image retention. The best way to cure that is to use shades of all white screens like 100% 95% and 90%.
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Loving my 65VT50 with definitive technology audio setup. Never going to the movies ever again lol
post #10007 of 13480
Gaming on the vt50 is pure bliss. LCDs cant touch this tv for gaming.
post #10008 of 13480
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Originally Posted by Bamadawg_63 View Post

TV was broken in using break-in DVD and also watching non logo 16:9 programming during the day.

TV is not calibrated - just use the THX settings except when my adult son uses it for gaming, then he switches it to game mode.

Color settings are set-up per the recommendations here at AVS for THX mode.

It may be IR - it is the type from when you access the different menu items - like when you choose inputs or change modes, THX, GAME, etc.

Running the "white burn" option that is built in as we speak
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My son and I share the TV, and we do change inputs from several HDMI hookups... but really... you can't expect someone to have 4 HDMI ports and not change between them several times in a day? If it is having these type of problems, then I can only assume it is just part of being a plasma owner. Like I said earlier... my next step will be something besides plasma... you would think after all the years plasma has been in usage, the problems would be solved. My guess is they can't be resolved... so onto a different technology for me in the future.

Thanks for the replies...
Nate
I would avoid using GAME mode.
post #10009 of 13480
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Originally Posted by locdog33 View Post




Loving my 65VT50 with definitive technology audio setup. Never going to the movies ever again lol

Nice set up.
post #10010 of 13480
Why is 3:2 Pulldown:grayed out...even when I stopped my blu-ray player mid-movie.
post #10011 of 13480
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Originally Posted by alebrady View Post

i currently hve an Elite but am thonking of exchanging for a vt50 because of some of the Elite inherent problems (eg off-axis issues, lack of screen uniformity - banding and some greenish spots).

based on the two most common complaints i have seen about th vt50:

can the IR on the vt50 be easily seen when watching normal content? how loud/distracting are the fan issues?

anyone have generl/overall impressions of the pq of the elit vs vt50? do love the crisp, vividness of the elite, even in thx mode.

Overall the Elite has better picture. But I still feel the VT is the better choice of the two. I'm yet to see an LCD/LED match the motion of a plasma. You don't realize how well the motion is until you've used plasma for so long, then try to go back top LED. Although I will say this. Based on those pictures you posted. If your primary viewing is in that room nice and bright like that. The elite would be the smarter choice for you. Yes. The VT does have an awesome filter. But it's nothing compared to even an average LED. especially matte.
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That's more like it wink.gif
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I'm cutting my cable. Does the North American/Canadian VT50 have a HD Tuner I can use with an antennae or is that only in the UK model?
post #10014 of 13480
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Originally Posted by dogbertok View Post

Hello,

I am getting a TC-P65VT50 and would like suggestions on a good wall mount for this TV. I'd like full motion for easy of moving and flexibility so tips, suggestions, and places to buy suggested units would be appreciated.

I bought this one from Amazon, works great http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002A6J6IY/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00

I don't think you will find one cheaper. I have mine extended out from the wall about 17.5 inches and it has not sagged a bit.
post #10015 of 13480
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Originally Posted by Sgt Makak View Post

I'm cutting my cable. Does the North American/Canadian VT50 have a HD Tuner I can use with an antennae or is that only in the UK model?

All US TV's are required to have an OTA tuner.
post #10016 of 13480
That is correct. Monitors however do not require this, of course back in the day a commercial plasma was cheaper.
post #10017 of 13480
quick question, what button brings up the information that shows the frame rate of the source material being sent to the tv?

Thanks,
post #10018 of 13480
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

quick question, what button brings up the information that shows the frame rate of the source material being sent to the tv?

Thanks,

There probably is none on the VT50. The usual source of such info would be the blu-ray player such as an oppo.
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Don't want my question missed by those more knowledgeable than me so forgive me for reposting it: Why is 3:2 Pulldown grayed out on my VT50? Even when I stopped my blu-ray player mid-movie?
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Originally Posted by Glashub View Post

Don't want my question missed by those more knowledgeable than me so forgive me for reposting it: Why is 3:2 Pulldown grayed out on my VT50? Even when I stopped my blu-ray player mid-movie?
Is it greyed out only when stopped?
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