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post #2191 of 12340
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post


I hope someone will post other 'tweaked' settings at some point in the near future. For example, a calibration for daytime (bright room) viewing, and another that adds more 'pop' to the D-Nice and CNET settings. A lot of people seem to like that better than a properly calibrated picture, so I assume many would use it..

Then use vivid & tweak accordingly.
post #2192 of 12340
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Originally Posted by BruceOrlando View Post

Saturday night, Florida Mall BestBuy in Orlando had just gotten the 60" 60VT and 60ST in stock, so I would say they are coming. On the 65", I found one in stock next door at H.H.Gregg, so you might want to look there.

Exciting news indeed, was there a 60" on display?. I was gonna go look at Millennia this week. I don't remember does the Florida Mall BB have a Magnolia?
post #2193 of 12340
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

How far away are you from the display, what's your viewing distance ?

About 9-10 feet

I thought my 50" was fine, gave it to my parents, hell when im with them i sit about 12-13 feet away from it iand while not immersive it doesnt make me thing "man i cant wait to get back home" The picture on the plasma still makes me giddy

(That plasma is a PN50C8000)
post #2194 of 12340
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Originally Posted by biggweeziehd View Post

I'm glad you mentioned that I gotta go buy Dhango can't wait to see it on this beast.

I'm glad you guys are mentioning that too. I was a little unsettled when I saw Django on it last night. There are some scenes that looked really out of focus and I want to know if other people see it too (because then it is the source and not my TV). Specifically the scenes where Calvin Candie is trying to get Chistop Waltz to shake his hand after the sale is over. Both Candie's face and Christoph's face go out of focus in those scenes. I'm just curious if anyone else sees this too. Thanks!
post #2195 of 12340
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Originally Posted by Shady195 View Post

About 9-10 feet

I thought my 50" was fine, gave it to my parents, hell when im with them i sit about 12-13 feet away from it iand while not immersive it doesnt make me thing "man i cant wait to get back home" The picture on the plasma still makes me giddy

(That plasma is a PN50C8000)

Right gotcha. I'm 9 - 9.5 feet away, just sold my 60" LED and got the 65" ST60. I have to say I love the 65", you get that immersion feeling, but the 60" from that viewing distance was also great, my 52" LED before was a bit small I found. You'd love the ST60, coming from a sharp Aquos to this was almost night and day difference for me.. Especially when the room is dark, unbelievable image 😎
post #2196 of 12340
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

Right gotcha. I'm 9 - 9.5 feet away, just sold my 60" LED and got the 65" ST60. I have to say I love the 65", you get that immersion feeling, but the 60" from that viewing distance was also great, my 52" LED before was a bit small I found. You'd love the ST60, coming from a sharp Aquos to this was almost night and day difference for me.. Especially when the room is dark, unbelievable image 😎

Exactly Like I said before, im completely okay with going smaller just so I can get my eyes f@#$ed harder with the Panasonic wink.gif
post #2197 of 12340
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Originally Posted by fester99 View Post

Exciting news indeed, was there a 60" on display?. I was gonna go look at Millennia this week. I don't remember does the Florida Mall BB have a Magnolia?

Yes, it has a Magnolia. That's where I saw the 60VT60 and was told the 60ST60 was in the dedicated 3D side cap (but didn't look at it). I was looking for a 65" but was tempted with by the 60" VT.
However it was still a lot more than I was willing to spend.

The 65" I ended up getting next door at H.H.Gregg was just delivered and not on display. Perhaps now it is -- or will be soon. Only thing they had out were a couple of S60's.
post #2198 of 12340
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Originally Posted by Shady195 View Post

About 9-10 feet

I thought my 50" was fine, gave it to my parents, hell when im with them i sit about 12-13 feet away from it iand while not immersive it doesnt make me thing "man i cant wait to get back home" The picture on the plasma still makes me giddy

(That plasma is a PN50C8000)

Not sure what your situation is but I am at about the same viewing distance and plan on getting a 60". What I am gonna do is mount it with one of those big articulating wall mounts. Some of them extend out from the wall up to almost 3'. This way I can shorten the viewing distance down from about 11' (from wall) to about 8' when fully extended.

Just an idea...
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By the way

Does anyone know the box diemensions of the 60ST60?!

I had to rent a van to get my 70" TV, but hoping I may be able to squeeze the 60 inch in my Jeep, Honda fit
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Originally Posted by wattheF View Post

Not sure what your situation is but I am at about the same viewing distance and plan on getting a 60". What I am gonna do is mount it with one of those big articulating wall mounts. Some of them extend out from the wall up to almost 3'. This way I can shorten the viewing distance down from about 11' (from wall) to about 8' when fully extended.

Just an idea...

Not a bad idea!

Mine will be flush mounted to the wall. I'll post some pictures up tommorow. Hopefully will have enough time to get to best buy and pick it up after this guy picks up the 70"
post #2201 of 12340
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Originally Posted by Shady195 View Post

By the way

Does anyone know the box diemensions of the 60ST60?!

I had to rent a van to get my 70" TV, but hoping I may be able to squeeze the 60 inch in my Jeep, Honda fit
Just got mine delivered.

63" long
37" tall
12" wide
post #2202 of 12340
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Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post

Just got mine delivered.

63" long
37" tall
12" wide

Awesome you are a lifesaver
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Here are some pics of my 60ST60 that was just delivered. Didn't realize that Best Buy un-boxes it and sets it up. That was cool although cost me $10. Felt bad not giving them a tip and didn't have a smaller bill!

Only played with it real quick since I am suppose to be working today : ) ........I put in D-Nice settings just to see a decent picture. Yeah, I am crazy like that!

Picture was nice.....HD channel looked good. Even a standard channel (Nick Jr. looked better then I was expecting.) Ran a Direct TV VOD 720p video and looked really nice as well. Didn't try a blu-ray yet. Already know that will look fantastic. I like to see how less quality things look as that is the majority of the watching I do. Didn't notice any soft effect like 2012 models I have read about. So far things do look as sharp as the Samsung pn60e7000 in my quick viewing.

Here are some pics. You can get sort of get an idea of the glare in daytime viewing if you have windows opposite. The picture actual looks worse in the pic then in person. The glare stays in the background and the picture takes center stage. Seems similar to the Samsung. They are both better then the LG LED's I had tried which the glare actually took front stage of the picture.The bezel actually does a terrible job with the glare. Would have been much better if it was a matte black and not shiny.

I can give more detail of the actual picture later when I do some TV watching with the family.







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Originally Posted by cadett View Post

Then use vivid & tweak accordingly.

I could if I knew a bit more about calibration and had basic equipment, but display calibration is not really my thing nor my biggest home theater interest. But for others, calibrating and tweaking settings is a hobby.. Hopefully someone like that with an ST60 will tweak vivid (or a another mode) to make it pop more and then post those settings for others to try. Regardless, I'm currently satisfied with the D-Nice and CNET settings, I'm not saying that there's no pop to those, because there is, but having a third 'calibrated' (e.g.settings tweaked for desired effect and not for 'accurate' reproduction) mode could be interesting.. Obviously it would have to be a picture mode other than custom or cinema since those are already used, so Vivid is probably the best bet I would assume.
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Awesome you are a lifesaver
Make that like 63.5 long.....
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Originally Posted by Shady195 View Post

Don't get me wrong.. I mean.. Could make life a little simpler.. but realistically no one is going to put up with my **** like this woman does and still bang my brains out regularly.
lol She probably just married you for your TV. biggrin.gif
post #2207 of 12340
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Originally Posted by Shady195 View Post

Looks like ill be going from my 70" Sharp to the 60" ST60..
In the end you will probably be updating sooner than later, I think the size will be missed.
post #2208 of 12340
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Originally Posted by Shady195 View Post

By the way

Does anyone know the box diemensions of the 60ST60?!

I had to rent a van to get my 70" TV, but hoping I may be able to squeeze the 60 inch in my Jeep, Honda fit

For anyone else wondering about this, Panasonic lists Carton Dimensions on the TV's product page....

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-P60ST60?t=specs
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

In the end you will probably be updating sooner than later, I think the size will be missed.
We tried. lol
post #2210 of 12340
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Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post

Here are some pics of my 60ST60 that was just delivered. Didn't realize that Best Buy un-boxes it and sets it up. That was cool although cost me $10. Felt bad not giving them a tip and didn't have a smaller bill!

Only played with it real quick since I am suppose to be working today : ) ........I put in D-Nice settings just to see a decent picture. Yeah, I am crazy like that!

Picture was nice.....HD channel looked good. Even a standard channel (Nick Jr. looked better then I was expecting.) Ran a Direct TV VOD 720p video and looked really nice as well. Didn't try a blu-ray yet. Already know that will look fantastic. I like to see how less quality things look as that is the majority of the watching I do. Didn't notice any soft effect like 2012 models I have read about. So far things do look as sharp as the Samsung pn60e7000 in my quick viewing.

Here are some pics. You can get sort of get an idea of the glare in daytime viewing if you have windows opposite. The picture actual looks worse in the pic then in person. The glare stays in the background and the picture takes center stage. Seems similar to the Samsung. They are both better then the LG LED's I had tried which the glare actually took front stage of the picture.The bezel actually does a terrible job with the glare. Would have been much better if it was a matte black and not shiny.

I can give more detail of the actual picture later when I do some TV watching with the family.








Looks nice. How are you controlling light?
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I would love to see everyone's set up so who ever doesn't mind post some pics!
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Originally Posted by biggweeziehd View Post

I would love to see everyone's set up so who ever doesn't mind post some pics!

Here's one.. running slides

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Here's my set up with 2pm sunny day light going full bore[IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG]
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Originally Posted by biggweeziehd View Post

My local abc warehouse has espn running all day everyday on all their sets. I was watching an 55st50 and was pretty sure it was burnt. Progressive commercial came on and that espn stuff was DEEP on there. This would be far from normal but I think if you try you can burn-in.

Yikes. I'd be curious to get hands on a set like that just to finally put burn in to the test and try leaving it on for a week of slides to see what would happen. It's a shame that cnet accidental burn-in test from last year they couldn't have tried longer to rid the logo. Even burn-in like that though is it still only visible in white/grey scenes mostly?
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post #2216 of 12340
Hi!

I found this site a couple of days ago and have learned a lot just by reading this thread. smile.gif I got my 55ST60 four days ago since I wasn't happy with my Sony LCD which had all the typical LED-related flaws. This is my first plasma and I'd like to ask you about some things which I'm not sure about.

1. I can see a lot of flicker when displaying light shades. The first time I turned on the TV I immediately noticed the white(ish) menus flickering, and couldn't also help hearing the buzzing, if that's the right term. I've watched two seasons of The Walking Dead so far (1080p, no static logos etc) from an USB flash drive and all the light colours flicker noticeable. Also regular cable content flickers the same way. Is there any way to reduce it by tweaking the settings to one way or another?

2. Speaking of tweaking the settings, I had the left upper corner "VIERA something" -text "burn" in the screen after spending several minutes on the menus. Luckily that's gone now, I think. Have been afraid of that happening again since. Should I be worried, considering that happened in the very first hours of using the TV?

3. I started using the set when I didn't know about D-Nice's slides or really anything about plasmas. Still I figured out that it could be good to use fullscreen content for the first hours. The set has had about 20h of fullscreen content so far, but I'm tired of watching it myself. biggrin.gif Just wondering if I can still use the famous Slides to age the set... Or is there better ways?

Also I would like to bring out the fact that I'm in Europe and my model (TX-P55ST60Y) differs from the models discussed here in some areas.

Thank you in advance!
ottolaika
Finland
post #2217 of 12340
NOW, Benefits of nice blinds... Not dollar store blinds but relatively inexpensive room darkening ones from JC PENNEY

post #2218 of 12340
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Originally Posted by biggweeziehd View Post

Looks nice. How are you controlling light?
Thanks, I am really not controlling the light. They are regular blinds just closed. They were definitley not cheap or anything but were not meant for any type of darkening and the TV looks fine with only that. Like I said, so fare the worst reflections I have had was on the LED TVs I have tested before going to plama's.
post #2219 of 12340
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Originally Posted by ottolaika View Post


2. Speaking of tweaking the settings, I had the left upper corner "VIERA something" -text "burn" in the screen after spending several minutes on the menus. Luckily that's gone now, I think. Have been afraid of that happening again since. Should I be worried, considering that happened in the very first hours of using the TV?

3. I started using the set when I didn't know about D-Nice's slides or really anything about plasmas. Still I figured out that it could be good to use fullscreen content for the first hours. The set has had about 20h of fullscreen content so far, but I'm tired of watching it myself. biggrin.gif Just wondering if I can still use the famous Slides to age the set... Or is there better ways?

Also I would like to bring out the fact that I'm in Europe and my model (TX-P55ST60Y) differs from the models discussed here in some areas.

Thank you in advance!
ottolaika
Finland

2- that was image retention not burn in, you're fine.

3- you can run the slides or watch full screen content with no static logos etc. Or you can do a combination of both (watch some tv and then run the slides when you're not watching and overnight..)
post #2220 of 12340
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Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post

Thanks, I am really not controlling the light. They are regular blinds just closed. They are not cheap or anything but they are not meant for any type of darkening but the TV looks fine with only that. Like I said, so fare the worst reflections I have had was on the LED TVs I have tested before going to plama's.

I steered away from plasma for yrs because of reflections and found out after I got one I put up with a horrible picture all those yrs. we all watched crts made of glass our whole lives and never questioned the glare.
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