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post #11581 of 12343
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Originally Posted by Christian88 View Post

Does anyone else experience the lower row of pixels to be discoloured compared to the rest of the image? This effect seems to disappear when you're at eyelevel or below the row of pixels. The TV seems sensitive to vertical perspective, the picture becoming dark when seem from above, as well as the aforementioned issue, but not to horizontal alignment. Is this normal?

When you look down on your screen the filter that reduces glare and reflections is cutting the amount of light getting to you. That's normal. Everything else you mentioned is also normal. smile.gif
post #11582 of 12343
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

When you look down on your screen the filter that reduces glare and reflections is cutting the amount of light getting to you. That's normal. Everything else you mentioned is also normal. smile.gif

I look up to my ST60,,,, never have I looked down on it. biggrin.gif
post #11583 of 12343
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Originally Posted by Robin Bombard View Post

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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

When you look down on your screen the filter that reduces glare and reflections is cutting the amount of light getting to you. That's normal. Everything else you mentioned is also normal. smile.gif

I look up to my ST60,,,, never have I looked down on it. biggrin.gif
Try it. biggrin.gif
post #11584 of 12343
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Originally Posted by turkeylord View Post

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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

Also, the remote for the VT60/ZT60 (# N2QAYB000862) seems to have all the right buttons (including that important HOME button) but is lighted. It's $24 but is also backordered

I'm definitely going to have to pick one of those up. Any confirmed users with the ST60? smile.gif

*EDIT* Just ordered. Came to $33.34 with ground shipping and taxes & the ETA is Feb. 8th.

Remote arrived today!

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post #11585 of 12343
Need some good settings for the Ps4
post #11586 of 12343
Anyone have suggestions or "Tricks" for quickly changing between Motion Smoother levels? I've hunted around a bit for discrete codes for my Harmony 1 but have not come up with anything.

My specific use case is that I'd like to be able to bounce back and forth between "Off" for movies and TV shows and "High/Strong" for Sports. Ideally I'd be able to do that with out having to get into the menu at all.

I expected this to be a discrete code that I'd be able to toggle back and forth using my universal remote or at the very least using the Panasonic Remote app for iOS.

So far I've struck out on doing anything other than manually going through the menus to control the level.

Anyone else figure out a way to do this via macro or discrete code?

Does anyone else find going back and forth advantageous when going from sports to other content?
post #11587 of 12343
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Originally Posted by turkeylord View Post

Remote arrived today!

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Is this a ST60 remote?

This looks exactly like the remote for my 2012 50ST50.
post #11588 of 12343
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Originally Posted by MetalMX23 View Post

Is this a ST60 remote?

This looks exactly like the remote for my 2012 50ST50.

No, per RandyWalters it's the remote for the VT60 & ZT60 models. My ST60 remote wasn't glossy or backlit, and had a lightly different layout.
post #11589 of 12343
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Originally Posted by turkeylord View Post

No, per RandyWalters it's the remote for the VT60 & ZT60 models. My ST60 remote wasn't glossy or backlit, and had a lightly different layout.

Hah! This is funny. My Australian 50ST50 remote is similar to a VT60 & ZT60's glossy as well as backlit.
post #11590 of 12343
That's not the remote I have for my VT60 - the plot thickens.
post #11591 of 12343
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Here's two photos.

On the left is the remote for my 50ST50 which is glossy and has a backlight function.

On the right the remote for my 50ST60 which has a plain backing and no backlight option
post #11592 of 12343
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Originally Posted by MetalMX23 View Post

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Here's two photos.

On the left is the remote for my 50ST50 which is glossy and has a backlight function.

On the right the remote for my 50ST60 which has a plain backing and no backlight option
Ha, and neither of mine match either of yours exactly.

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My new remote also has dual IR LEDs, one straight ahead and one angled down about 45 degrees.
post #11593 of 12343

Pretty sure it's already been mentioned that the ST60's remote was downgraded (no gloss and no backlight) over last year's model.

post #11594 of 12343
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Originally Posted by smurraybhm View Post

That's not the remote I have for my VT60 - the plot thickens.

Interesing, Panasonic's site says:
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Compatible Models:
TC-P60ZT60 , TC-P65ZT60 , TC-P55VT60 , TC-P60VT60 , TC-P65VT60

For the remote I bought. Is yours a US model?



I can confirm the remote is fully functional too, btw. Love it.
post #11595 of 12343
The remotes usually work with other models, it is a nice remote mine is the plain black one with no backlight.
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Ok, so without me giving it away, can anyone tell me if they see any issues with this tv screen?
post #11597 of 12343
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Originally Posted by turkeylord View Post

Remote arrived today!

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What's the home button for?
post #11598 of 12343
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Originally Posted by marky12 View Post


What's the home button for?
It displays the home screen. You can select what displays on the home screen during the initial setup of the TV or from the menus.
post #11599 of 12343

Hello all,

 

I've been doing some searching and have settled on trying to get an ST60 model as my new TV. I've got a few questions though, hopefully this thread is acceptable grounds for them...

 

Around here (London, Ontario) there only seems to be one place that has any ST60s, and all the stores that they've got within 200 km have only demo/display models. And they're all either 50" or 55" models.

 

The local one I've asked and was told that their 55" has been set up as a display for about 5 months, 11 hours a day. The next nearest store has a one that's been up for nearly a year and he estimated about 4000-4500 hours per year in their stores.

 

Price wise, they've got it listed for $1600, which is $600 more than the P60 model of the same size. From what I've read, the ST is likely worth the extra price, I'm just wondering if a demo model is worth that sort of coin.

 

I'm not sure if there's really much room to haggle as the ST60s are pretty well reviewed and they'll probably sell for what they're asking based on their good reputation.

post #11600 of 12343
Just stopping in to say hi so that my 17,000th post is in the ST60 thread biggrin.gif

I just want to say i'm so glad i snagged my 55ST60 last October even though i wasn't due for an upgrade for a few more years. The Panasonic insider had dropped a few hints last year that they may be exiting the Plasma business and that scared me enough that i decided to upgrade early. The ST60 turned out to be even more of a PQ upgrade over my GT50 than i'd anticipated and i'm thoroughly enjoying it, and i can relax for a while knowing that it will hold me over through the LCD Apocalypse that is befalling us over the next few years until the 4K LCDs get better and become less expensive and the OLED situation shakes out wink.gif
post #11601 of 12343
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Originally Posted by Oicx View Post

Around here (London, Ontario) there only seems to be one place that has any ST60s

Here I got my hands on a 60ST60 in the first week of January. One week later, they were out of 55 and 60" and only a few 65" remained. So on one hand, you're lucky to find an ST60 at all.
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The local one I've asked and was told that their 55" has been set up as a display for about 5 months, 11 hours a day. The next nearest store has a one that's been up for nearly a year and he estimated about 4000-4500 hours per year in their stores.

That's a lot of hours though still a small fraction of the lifetime of the TV (of course your local store adds up to less than 2000 hours so it should be in better shape). You still should check for any IR... I hope they didn't left the TV on static content or on a channel with a fixed logo.
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Price wise, they've got it listed for $1600

I guess we shouldn't talk prices here but I still have to say it's a lot of money for a demo 55ST60. Local stores hat the 60" for $1800 (plus taxes), so about $1000 below Canadian MSRP, since before Christmas. I got mine for about $1700, which is as low as it ever was in Canada. So $1600 looks quite high for a demo 55".
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I'm not sure if there's really much room to haggle as the ST60s are pretty well reviewed and they'll probably sell for what they're asking based on their good reputation.

I'd say ensure that the set hasn't any image retention and try to make an offer for a bit less. They might accept it.
post #11602 of 12343
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Originally Posted by Oicx View Post

Hello all,

I've been doing some searching and have settled on trying to get an ST60 model as my new TV. I've got a few questions though, hopefully this thread is acceptable grounds for them...

Around here (London, Ontario) there only seems to be one place that has any ST60s, and all the stores that they've got within 200 km have only demo/display models. And they're all either 50" or 55" models.

The local one I've asked and was told that their 55" has been set up as a display for about 5 months, 11 hours a day. The next nearest store has a one that's been up for nearly a year and he estimated about 4000-4500 hours per year in their stores.

Price wise, they've got it listed for $1600, which is $600 more than the P60 model of the same size. From what I've read, the ST is likely worth the extra price, I'm just wondering if a demo model is worth that sort of coin.

I'm not sure if there's really much room to haggle as the ST60s are pretty well reviewed and they'll probably sell for what they're asking based on their good reputation.


$1600 for a demo 55ST60 that seems like a rip off. I paid $1250 for a new 50ST50 here in Australia.

The Canadian and Australian dollars are nearly the same at the present time.
post #11603 of 12343
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Originally Posted by wattheF View Post



Ok, so without me giving it away, can anyone tell me if they see any issues with this tv screen?
Do you think we are a bunch of amateurs here? lol

A slight darker band on the right side seems to be the norm with Panasonic's. Some worse then others of course. The question is if you had an actual picture on the screen, will anyone see an issue? Most of us can probably find 10 issues on a screen with just colored slides running.
post #11604 of 12343
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Originally Posted by MetalMX23 View Post

IMAG0900.jpg 678k .jpg file

IMAG0901.jpg 973k .jpg file


Here's two photos.

On the left is the remote for my 50ST50 which is glossy and has a backlight function.

On the right the remote for my 50ST60 which has a plain backing and no backlight option

The Australian Remotes looks to be the same as the European Remotes - with the most notable difference being having a pair of TV & AV Input buttons that replaces the North American remote's single INPUT button. The Aussie/Euro TV button enables the user to switch between the TV's internal but separate Cable Tuner and Antenna Tuner, while the NA models have a simpler single tuner with no need for a TV button.



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Edited by RandyWalters - 2/6/14 at 6:37am
post #11605 of 12343
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Originally Posted by Oicx View Post

Hello all,

I've been doing some searching and have settled on trying to get an ST60 model as my new TV. I've got a few questions though, hopefully this thread is acceptable grounds for them...

Around here (London, Ontario) there only seems to be one place that has any ST60s, and all the stores that they've got within 200 km have only demo/display models. And they're all either 50" or 55" models.

The local one I've asked and was told that their 55" has been set up as a display for about 5 months, 11 hours a day. The next nearest store has a one that's been up for nearly a year and he estimated about 4000-4500 hours per year in their stores.

Price wise, they've got it listed for $1600, which is $600 more than the P60 model of the same size. From what I've read, the ST is likely worth the extra price, I'm just wondering if a demo model is worth that sort of coin.

I'm not sure if there's really much room to haggle as the ST60s are pretty well reviewed and they'll probably sell for what they're asking based on their good reputation.

At those prices I would be looking for a VT60 or ZT60 instead. More likely to find a new, unopened one of those I would imagine.
post #11606 of 12343
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Originally Posted by Bob_Collins View Post

At those prices I would be looking for a VT60 or ZT60 instead. More likely to find a new, unopened one of those I would imagine.

Yes in Canada it seems there are still some VT60 and ZT60 laying around. However there's a good reason for this. The price in Canada for those is simply just insane. The 60VT60 on sale right now at BestBuy... for $3000 (with $200 off regular price). No rebate for the 60ZT60 so you'd have to shell ... $4300. The price step going from the ST series to the VT (ST + $1400) and ZT (VT + $1100) are just too high in Canada.
post #11607 of 12343
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Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post

Do you think we are a bunch of amateurs here? lol

A slight darker band on the right side seems to be the norm with Panasonic's. Some worse then others of course. The question is if you had an actual picture on the screen, will anyone see an issue? Most of us can probably find 10 issues on a screen with just colored slides running.

Ok thanks the tech panny sent out said he cant see anything in the pics. It is very noticeable with certain content and it is getting worse and wider with time. He is replacing a drive but he said if that doesn't do it that it must be a panel defect and he doesn't think they will spring for a new panel. Fingers crossed but I'm not holding my breath that the drive will work.
Edited by wattheF - 2/6/14 at 4:15pm
post #11608 of 12343
I'm afraid I know the answer to this, but just wanted to check in case anyone knows of another approach. NBC is streaming live and additional Winter Olympics coverage via its web site, nbcolympics.com, but to gain access to all of it, you have to have a cable or satellite account as your login. I have DISH Network, so that is not the problem, but last night I was trying to see if there is a way to stream it on my TC-P60ST60 without having to connect a separate laptop or PC. The web browser in the apps section could view the site, but when I tried to play any of the video content, it said that the browser did not have a recent enough version of Adobe Flash to play the content.

I also have an Oppo BDP-103, but none of its apps seem to support direct streaming from a web site, they are all specific to YouTube, Netflix, etc.

So, is it time to connect a PC?
post #11609 of 12343
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Originally Posted by NCCaniac View Post

The web browser in the apps section could view the site, but when I tried to play any of the video content, it said that the browser did not have a recent enough version of Adobe Flash to play the content.

Neither my Vizio Co-Star or Panasonic TV will play any flash videos anymore. Vizio blamed it on Flash, saying they were no longer supporting the android and smart tv market. Dont know if that is true or not, but the bottom line...Hook up your PC or get NBC to quit using an outdated unsupported streaming format.
post #11610 of 12343
I watched the opening ceremonies via streaming this morning - 11 hours before we are supposed to watch them "legally". Paid $5 for an easy-to-use VPN (Tunnelbear) and plugged in laptop to panel via HDMI. Watched via CBC's stream. Didn't attempt to connect to the BBC stream.
As an experiment, will try BBC this weekend. Quality was slightly better than SD - not HD quality.
I am able to legally get NBC's streaming - from 3 diff. Comcast accounts in my name. (2 ours, one MIL's in a care home.) Will try that - although will mostly watch the regular NBC programming. Will record it on DVR and start watching 1-2 hours later so can FF thru ads and the non-sense bio's of athletes that they run often - at least in past years. We had Canadian sat. service years ago before our services had HD (sat. and cable was late) and was able to watch Canadian broadcasts of Olympics. Excellent coverage. Hours of live coverage.
Chromecast didn't work w. the CBC stream - had to hard wire.
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