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TC-60Pu54 60 inch Vs TC-P60U50 60-Inch

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Dear Experts,
I am not able to find the differences of the above two models.

TC-60Pu54 60 inch available at sams for 798

TC-P60U50 60-Inch available at amazon for 898

Which one would be better?

Please help.

Thanks,
Vamsi
post #2 of 9
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Dear Experts,
I am not able to find the differences of the above two models.
TC-60Pu54 60 inch available at sams for 798
TC-P60U50 60-Inch available at amazon for 898
Which one would be better?
Please help.
Thanks,
Vamsi

There is a U50/U54 thread right here on the first page...... they are virtually the same TV just with different model numbers to prevent price-matching.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1410013/the-official-panasonic-u50-54-owners-thread
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the quick reply.
One more question , do I need to buy some kind of a calibration DVD ? I have a Bluray player and a yamaha reciever.

Thanks
post #4 of 9
I saw this as well, considering picking one up, don't know what features are missing other than internet connectivity and 3D (which I have no use for). I just hope it's the same quality or better than my 42PZ700U
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you .. did you do any kind of calibration with a disk ?
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Finally got the Plasma from sams for 798, hooked it up. Wondering do i need to run the TV with different content for the first 100 hours and do i need to purchase any calibration Disks. Could somebody please point me the right thread or advice

Thank you
post #7 of 9
They say "modern" PDPs don't need to be broken in, but, to be on the safe side, I Googled then DL'd a "break-in" video (sorry, can't remember the details) and burned to DVD. The idea is to "lock" the phosphors from burn-in from day-to-day use (if you watch TV with excessive still elements, e.g. CNN with the constant lower-third crawl banner, you will still get burn-in, or play games; I've even seen it on LCDs, although, unlike PDPs, they're "curable".)

As to calibration, there are a fair number of BD/DVDs out there - although simplified, the Disney WOW! gets good marks. If you want a quick setup that may be quite accurate, you can "cheat" and use this -

http://reviews.*******************.com/panasonic-plasma-tv/panasonic-u50-picturesettings

Just be aware, that as the PDP (or any monitor, for that matter) ages and approaches half-life, it should be re-calibrated either by professional or using a BD/DVD kit (for accurate color balance, it MUST come with the blue filter.)

How's the TV so far? Our 50" 720p DLP is developing dead pixels on a weekly basis, so am in need of a "cheap" replacement (just dumped a few $$$ on the sound system!) I do not need Network capabilities, as my BDP (and AVR) handles that fine, thank you very much. I *am* a fan of 3D, but I'll save that for when I get my projector and screen combo (some great bargains out there compared to flat panel displays.) The Panny looked good at Sam's and actually had a better picture/less noticeable pixels than the Samsung (for $100 more) next to it.

Here's hoping ALL the pixels "die" - hard to talk XYL into the expense when she doesn't notice them! smile.gif
post #8 of 9
I bought my TC-60PU54-2 in December 2012 and the picture was great right out of the box. I have let it break-in for two months, and last week I used a Disney 'World of Wonder" calibration disc for blu-ray and spent about two hours fine-tuning my picture. It was worth the time.

The Disney disc includes a Blue filter that will help in the Advanced settings. There is a basic calibration (Beginner) which can be done with just your eyes in a dimly lit room. Advanced refines the setting you made in Beginner. Expert mode is also available but can require measurement equipment. Here are the settings I found best using the disc:

Menu> Picture

Mode> CINEMA

Contrast > +83

Brightness > +63

Color > +53

Tint> +0

Sharpness > +39

Color Temp> NORMAL

Color Management> OFF

C.A.T.S. > OFF

Video NR> WEAK

Aspect Ratio > FULL / SCREEN SIZE 2


Disney disc also has tests for audio calibration, which I used.
post #9 of 9
I also have the Anti-Image Retention setting to ON and I run the Scrolling Bar setting every two weeks to keep my plasma pixels looking sharp.
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