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post #10771 of 12330

I hope that it is ok to post a question here rather than creating a new thread. 

   I just bought ST60, 50 inch and I am impressed. Since I haven't had TV in the last 5 years, I am actually amazed at the picture. I don't have cable tv and only plan to stream and watch my own video files.

   I found an open box item that had 175 hours and everything seems to work perfectly, however I noticed one issue.  When I connected Roku 3 to HDMI 2 (this is the one with audio return) sound would break when watching netflix or anything else. The sound would go out for a second or two every minute or so. I thought t was a connection issue even though I have a very high speed internet. Next, I connected Roku to HDMI 1 and viola, the problem has gone away.

 

 Is this "problem" normal for HDMI 2 port and if so, what is this port used for? I'm planning on getting a sound system and am now concerned that I will encounter issues.  I can still return this item to best buy, but there aren't any in the stores.

post #10772 of 12330
Just looked again, amazon has 19 of the 55" st60s
post #10773 of 12330
Have had my ST60 for about 3 weeks running break-in for 10hrs a day and watching full screen content, haven't notice any sign of persistent IR while gaming or black bars from film. I have noticed varying levels of phosphor trailing though Killzone:Shadow fall has a lot of black trailing against bright backdrops and white will trail blue/green about half inch behind objects. Have never had trailing on my E7000 or ST30 plasma's will this improve with time or is the permanent?
Edited by Dr.Shankenstein - 12/31/13 at 5:10am
post #10774 of 12330
I don't know if I'm missing something obvious, but is there a way to have your home screen be an open app (e.g., the weather app)?
post #10775 of 12330
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Originally Posted by Pataren View Post


 Is this "problem" normal for HDMI 2 port and if so, what is this port used for? I'm planning on getting a sound system and am now concerned that I will encounter issues.  I can still return this item to best buy, but there aren't any in the stores.
Doesn't sound normal on HDMI2 but, for streaming directly from the TV, I use the optical audio output to my home theater system with no problems or sync issues. I don't have Roku. What exactly are you using ARC for anyway if you don't have a sound system yet? Is the sound breaking up on your TV speakers?
post #10776 of 12330
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Doesn't sound normal on HDMI2 but, for streaming directly from the TV, I use the optical audio output to my home theater system with no problems or sync issues. I don't have Roku. What exactly are you using ARC for anyway if you don't have a sound system yet? Is the sound breaking up on your TV speakers?

 

I didn't realize initially that I I connected to ARC port. Yes, the sounds breaks on the TV speakers. I wonder if the ARC port is defective.

post #10777 of 12330
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I didn't realize initially that I I connected to ARC port. Yes, the sounds breaks on the TV speakers. I wonder if the ARC port is defective.

maybe that's why it was open box
post #10778 of 12330
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maybe that's why it was open box

 

 

 I bought it from Best Buy and it was Geek Squad certified. So, it is not supposed to do that. I'll call them and see if they can fix this. I don't want to return it, as I can't find another one nearby.

post #10779 of 12330
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 I bought it from Best Buy and it was Geek Squad certified. So, it is not supposed to do that. I'll call them and see if they can fix this. I don't want to return it, as I can't find another one nearby.

ask them if it was open box because it was a demo or did someone return it.
either way, they should fix it on their dime
post #10780 of 12330
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ask them if it was open box because it was a demo or did someone return it.
either way, they should fix it on their dime

 

The guy at the store said it was a floor model. I'll call them then. I just wanted to make sure that the sound issue was an actual problem. Thanks for the help

post #10781 of 12330

FYI... If you are looking to purchase one of these sets, they are currently available via Sears.com for $999. Heading out to pick mine up right now! :-)

post #10782 of 12330
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The guy at the store said it was a floor model. I'll call them then. I just wanted to make sure that the sound issue was an actual problem. Thanks for the help

well, it sounds like a problem, if you can show that only hdmi2 breaks up, it's hard to argue
post #10783 of 12330
Looks like most of the 60" TV's are gone...at least for now. I can't find any 60" ST60's anywhere, nor any other 60" VT60's. Hopefully stock will return before this Panasonic Plasma party is over.
post #10784 of 12330
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...nor any other 60" VT60's.
Amazon has 60VT60s (and at a really good price to boot -- only $50 more than the early Dec. sale).
post #10785 of 12330
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Originally Posted by cpc View Post

Looks like most of the 60" TV's are gone...at least for now. I can't find any 60" ST60's anywhere, nor any other 60" VT60's. Hopefully stock will return before this Panasonic Plasma party is over.



Unfortunately I wouldn't count on that, there have been many reports of that's it. Try Sears, BB, try them all because now they're scarce. Best of luck.
post #10786 of 12330
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Originally Posted by Medieval Guy View Post

I don't know if I'm missing something obvious, but is there a way to have your home screen be an open app (e.g., the weather app)?



I could be wrong but I don't see a way to do it. Looks like your best bet is adding that app to the screen of your choice and open it they way.
post #10787 of 12330
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Originally Posted by Pataren View Post

I hope that it is ok to post a question here rather than creating a new thread. 
   I just bought ST60, 50 inch and I am impressed. Since I haven't had TV in the last 5 years, I am actually amazed at the picture. I don't have cable tv and only plan to stream and watch my own video files.
   I found an open box item that had 175 hours and everything seems to work perfectly, however I noticed one issue.  When I connected Roku 3 to HDMI 2 (this is the one with audio return) sound would break when watching netflix or anything else. The sound would go out for a second or two every minute or so. I thought t was a connection issue even though I have a very high speed internet. Next, I connected Roku to HDMI 1 and viola, the problem has gone away.

 Is this "problem" normal for HDMI 2 port and if so, what is this port used for? I'm planning on getting a sound system and am now concerned that I will encounter issues.  I can still return this item to best buy, but there aren't any in the stores.



Maybe an audio setting in the Roku? Other than that I think your best bet is to get ahold of Roku or Panasonic customer service, I'm thinking it's something simple but you would hate to have a defective panel from the get go.
post #10788 of 12330
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Maybe an audio setting in the Roku? Other than that I think your best bet is to get ahold of Roku or Panasonic customer service, I'm thinking it's something simple but you would hate to have a defective panel from the get go.

 

 I've tried changing the audio setting on Roku, but I should call them just to make sure, before calling Best Buy

post #10789 of 12330
I am in Canada and I don't think I can buy through Amazon dot com. Amazon dot ca for me. They have the 65st60 for over twenty six.
post #10790 of 12330
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Originally Posted by Pataren View Post

 I've tried changing the audio setting on Roku, but I should call them just to make sure, before calling Best Buy



Yeah maybe. I have my Apple TV connected to HDMI 3 with no problems, but I'm going through my pre/pro first. I'm thinking it's the ARC messing you up, did you post on the Roku thread?
post #10791 of 12330
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post


Yeah maybe. I have my Apple TV connected to HDMI 3 with no problems, but I'm going through my pre/pro first. I'm thinking it's the ARC messing you up, did you post on the Roku thread?

I haven't posted on Roku. I'll try that. I don't have anything else to connect to that port (blue ray player) to see if the problem only affects Roku.

post #10792 of 12330
Is it normal to have a small amount of black screen in between thw picture and bezel? I've tried all screen formats and it is still there. Seems like the h-size and v-size need adjusting like you can do on most computer screens?
post #10793 of 12330
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Originally Posted by agpetz View Post

Is it normal to have a small amount of black screen in between thw picture and bezel? I've tried all screen formats and it is still there. Seems like the h-size and v-size need adjusting like you can do on most computer screens?


I think it's normal, I have about 3/8" all around mine using S&V's settings.
post #10794 of 12330
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Originally Posted by agpetz View Post

Is it normal to have a small amount of black screen in between thw picture and bezel? I've tried all screen formats and it is still there. Seems like the h-size and v-size need adjusting like you can do on most computer screens?

It's normal. I was curious at first, but I'm using pixel direct mode and if I output a test pattern grid grid or vertical / horizontal lines, they all line up correctly. No worries.
post #10795 of 12330
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Originally Posted by Pataren View Post

I haven't posted on Roku. I'll try that. I don't have anything else to connect to that port (blue ray player) to see if the problem only affects Roku.



Maybe try another device and see smile.gif
post #10796 of 12330
I know there have been a few of us who have image retention to the point it has became irremovable, burn in. So, I proceeded to my local tv repair shop, to see what the cost for the new screen would be. Just the screen, no labor, was $1000. eek.gif
post #10797 of 12330
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Originally Posted by Anon314 View Post

Also, I don't have super keen eye for picture quality so I'm not sure how apparent the picture quality differences will be to me.

I also wasn't a videophile prior to getting an ST60, but WOW, the picture on this thing is truly amazing. To me, the improvement in picture quality over my 4 year old LCD and over most of the other TV's in other people's places is very noticeable. My TV is close to 300 hours, and while the picture was amazing out of the box, it has noticeably improved even more with time. Even when I'm watching some stupid TV program, you will periodically focus on just how amazing the color,contrast,black levels, etc. are on this set.

That being said, 12-14 feet is quite far from a 60" TV. My suggestion is to somehow move the couch closer and get a 65" ST60 if they are still available.
post #10798 of 12330
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Originally Posted by beezar View Post

I also wasn't a videophile prior to getting an ST60, but WOW, the picture on this thing is truly amazing. To me, the improvement in picture quality over my 4 year old LCD and over most of the other TV's in other people's places is very noticeable. My TV is close to 300 hours, and while the picture was amazing out of the box, it has noticeably improved even more with time. Even when I'm watching some stupid TV program, you will periodically focus on just how amazing the color,contrast,black levels, etc. are on this set.

That being said, 12-14 feet is quite far from a 60" TV. My suggestion is to somehow move the couch closer and get a 65" ST60 if they are still available.



+1
post #10799 of 12330
BB is delivering my new 60ST60 on Saturday.
What should I look for before they leave?
Any instructions as far as how they carry the TV into the house and up the stairs?
Can't wait. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Thanks

Joe
post #10800 of 12330
Just look for damage to the box, that may be a telltale sign of damage to the panel, but a slightly damaged box is no big deal. Take it out of the box before they leave and inspect for any damage. Allow it to warm up in your house before you turn it on, condensation and electric don't mix. You should be fine and enjoy smile.gif
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