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post #7111 of 12396
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Originally Posted by VetteVert View Post

This may have been asked already...apologies if it has.

Would this tv be acceptable in a brighter room (8 windows, no shades) over an led? I read good reviews of the filter, but wanted to hear from actual owners. I currently have a Samsung 52" ln52a860 in this room, for reference.
My non-expert opinion is - This isn't the panel to get if much of your viewing is in bright (or even semi-bright) rooms. One problem you will have is tilting/moving the screen to cut down on reflections. Of course that would be a problem with most screens. Maybe because this is a larger than the 8-9 y.o. Panny it replaced it seems more noticeable. When the sun goes down, the picture is OUTSTANDING. We have learned, for the most part, to ignore the reflections from the ultra reflective black bezel and the mirror like silver border around the bezel.
post #7112 of 12396
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Originally Posted by mrranger View Post

How do you program the remote to control cable/sat box? Thanks
I programmed the Comcast DVR remote to control the TV. Of course you can't get to the apps w. that. But it gives us control over speakers, we can change input and access the the menu with the Comcast remote. We recently got a soundbar - so changed the speaker functions on the Comcast remote to control the soundbar instead of the TV speakers which we leave off.
I don't think there are any programmable buttons on the Panny remote - but could be wrong. So far, we just use the Panny remote to use its builtin Netflix button and controls.
post #7113 of 12396
How much buzzing are people hearing from this set? I'm running slides right now and can hear buzzing from several feet away, especially on lighter grey slides. I'm hoping on normal content this won't be a problem.
post #7114 of 12396
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Originally Posted by snidely View Post

I programmed the Comcast DVR remote to control the TV. Of course you can't get to the apps w. that. But it gives us control over speakers, we can change input and access the the menu with the Comcast remote. We recently got a soundbar - so changed the speaker functions on the Comcast remote to control the soundbar instead of the TV speakers which we leave off.
I don't think there are any programmable buttons on the Panny remote - but could be wrong. So far, we just use the Panny remote to use its builtin Netflix button and controls.

Thanks, I'll have to program my dish remote. I would though like to get the panasonic remote to control my dish functions,like changing channels.
post #7115 of 12396
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Originally Posted by Lethean View Post

... am I kind of stuck with what the ST60 offers in terms of 3D performance?
Yes, but a professional calibration "might" make 3D performance better.
post #7116 of 12396
Honestly, the black levels are soooo sick that I may learn not to care, but if I keep the st60 I'll be getting a 60" as soon as BB gets them in (barely missed the last shipment, so they gave me a loaner). This one is not properly aged/broken in/personally calibrated yet, but there's definitely more artifacting than I'd like to see OOTB.

The Hobbit looks much better, but it's also night time now, which may help.
post #7117 of 12396
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Originally Posted by beezar View Post

How much buzzing are people hearing from this set? I'm running slides right now and can hear buzzing from several feet away, especially on lighter grey slides. I'm hoping on normal content this won't be a problem.

You will hear it when enough APL coincides with enough quietness. My favorite example has to be the typical Family Guy living room scene. It's bright, and it's often just dialogue, with no background music to mask the buzzing. In a quiet room, buzzing is easily audible 10 feet away. That said, I can go hours watching a wide variety of other material and never notice any buzzing. While I still think the buzzing is disgraceful (x2 50ST60s and one 50S60), it has not been a huge problem for me. The rainbow effect continues to be my biggest problem, and it too was the same on the three sets I've had in my home. Ditto for IR and line bleed. I would not expect to trade one of these sets in and get a "good one". Too many people have complained about the buzzing, and the three reviews that bothered to mention buzzing found the sets to buzz. I ended up keeping the second 50ST60, though the rainbow effect may lead me to replace it sooner rather than later. Hopefully you won't be bothered by that phenomenon. Hopefully it subsides over time for me. The jury's still out on that.
post #7118 of 12396
agree.plus starting prices are lower this year so not much to complain about it,thanks 20.gif
post #7119 of 12396
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Originally Posted by beezar View Post

How much buzzing are people hearing from this set? I'm running slides right now and can hear buzzing from several feet away, especially on lighter grey slides. I'm hoping on normal content this won't be a problem.

I have not heard any buzzing at all from my 65ST60 and I ran the slides for 100hrs straight. I have had my set for two weeks now.
post #7120 of 12396
No buzzing here either. The st60 is awesome at night as well. Btw the speakers sound amazing.
post #7121 of 12396
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Originally Posted by beezar View Post

How much buzzing are people hearing from this set? I'm running slides right now and can hear buzzing from several feet away, especially on lighter grey slides. I'm hoping on normal content this won't be a problem.

I hear it from normal viewing distance on some scenes and not others with the volume off, never with it on. I use surround sound, not the TV speakers.
post #7122 of 12396
I can only hear buzzing when I am behind my tv
post #7123 of 12396
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Originally Posted by nrc2112 View Post

No buzzing here either. The st60 is awesome at night as well. Btw the speakers sound amazing.
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Originally Posted by HD2Blu View Post

You and me both. I've been wanting that player for several months but seeing URGAs pics make me want it more.

You can go for a S790 with Custom settings, its been a beautiful wedding with ST60 ...



2D is fantastic ...
I board not yet watched the 3D ...
post #7125 of 12396
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Originally Posted by Roy Warner View Post

Honestly, the black levels are soooo sick that I may learn not to care, but if I keep the st60 I'll be getting a 60" as soon as BB gets them in (barely missed the last shipment, so they gave me a loaner).
For this price point, there are no other options........
post #7126 of 12396
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

For this price point, there are no other options........
+1
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Guys does anyone have issues with video processing while watching movies or any TV content ?

Does that 70ms lag affecting the video processing or making the movies out of sync ?
post #7128 of 12396
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

That is correct..........
Chris - Off topic, slightly....... Do dealers have any use for extra pedestals? I hate just throwing the 10lb+ unused pedestal into the landfill if it is at all usable by someone where I could drop it off. Or is this just considered a "throw-away" item?
post #7129 of 12396
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Originally Posted by snidely View Post

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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

That is correct..........
Chris - Off topic, slightly....... Do dealers have any use for extra pedestals? I hate just throwing the 10lb+ unused pedestal into the landfill if it is at all usable by someone where I could drop it off. Or is this just considered a "throw-away" item?
I've save mine for resale or gift reasons in the future.
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Originally Posted by covix View Post

Guys does anyone have issues with video processing while watching movies or any TV content ?

Does that 70ms lag affecting the video processing or making the movies out of sync ?

When using a receiver there's audio lag. There's no lag from the internal speakers.
post #7131 of 12396
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Originally Posted by samijubal View Post

When using a receiver there's audio lag. There's no lag from the internal speakers.
No audio lag with my receiver.
post #7132 of 12396
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

No audio lag with my receiver.

What reciver are you using ?
post #7133 of 12396
I have had my 60st60 since Thursday, had to have it delivered from Arkansas to St.louis since all the best buys here were oos. Out of the box the picture was amazing in cinema mode, even better when I tweaked it. Yes, 3d sucks but, I don't really care about that anyways. I went up to the set to hear the buzzing some people were hearing, I can hear it from the back vent holes when all the sound sources are muted, but nothing loud. I did read that people in high altitudes shouldn't own a plasma because of this, it gets louder the higher you live, because of the lower pressure? I was wondering do you have to hook your Blu-ray player directly into the tv to enact the 24p direct option in the menu on the tv, because the Panasonic player wont let me change it in it's menu either as its hooked up thru my denon receiver.
post #7134 of 12396
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

No audio lag with my receiver.

You either just aren't sensitive to it or have the audio delay set. It's there. All HDTVs have audio lag from the video processing when using a receiver.
post #7135 of 12396
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Originally Posted by THE TRUE ONE View Post

I have had my 60st60 since Thursday, had to have it delivered from Arkansas to St.louis since all the best buys here were oos. Out of the box the picture was amazing in cinema mode, even better when I tweaked it. Yes, 3d sucks but, I don't really care about that anyways. I went up to the set to hear the buzzing some people were hearing, I can hear it from the back vent holes when all the sound sources are muted, but nothing loud. I did read that people in high altitudes shouldn't own a plasma because of this, it gets louder the higher you live, because of the lower pressure?

I also have the 60ST60 model and live in a town that's just above 5400' MSL (suck it Denver biggrin.gif) with no buzzing at all. I guess in that respect, other than an audio delay that surfaces from time to time, I got a great panel.
post #7136 of 12396
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Originally Posted by samijubal View Post

You either just aren't sensitive to it or have the audio delay set. It's there. All HDTVs have audio lag from the video processing when using a receiver.
I have had various receivers and various tvs over the years and have never had sync issues.
post #7137 of 12396
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Originally Posted by samijubal View Post

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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

No audio lag with my receiver.

You either just aren't sensitive to it or have the audio delay set. It's there. All HDTVs have audio lag from the video processing when using a receiver.
There are two ways an AVR will add audio delay. The first is if the owner sets audio delay to a value greater than zero. The second would be if the AVR thought it was doing video processing and automatically added the correct amount of audio delay to compensate for the time taken for video processing.

If video is being passed straight through the AVR without processing, then there should be a setting that would prevent the AVR from adding unneeded audio delay.

Our Denon 3312, and before that the Denon 3806, passed through video untouched and didn't add any audio delay. Both AVRs have been checked with the WoW disk, and calibrated by UMR so I'm confident that I'm not missing any audio delay. smile.gif

Of course there are many instances when sync problems are in the original source material.
post #7138 of 12396
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Originally Posted by Cat Scratch View Post

I also have the 60ST60 model and live in a town that's just above 5400' MSL (suck it Denver biggrin.gif) with no buzzing at all. I guess in that respect, other than an audio delay that surfaces from time to time, I got a great panel.
I think it was 10,000 or above for Panasonic plasmas, it was different for other makers.
post #7139 of 12396
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

There are two ways an AVR will add audio delay. The first is if the owner sets audio delay to a value greater than zero. The second would be if the AVR thought it was doing video processing and automatically added the correct amount of audio delay to compensate for the time taken for video processing.

If video is being passed straight through the AVR without processing, then there should be a setting that would prevent the AVR from adding unneeded audio delay.

Our Denon 3312, and before that the Denon 3806, passed through video untouched and didn't add any audio delay. Both AVRs have been checked with the WoW disk, and calibrated by UMR so I'm confident that I'm not missing any audio delay. smile.gif

Of course there are many instances when sync problems are in the original source material.

Sync issues have nothing to do with the receiver, they are from the video processing in the TV. The TV can't have 70 ms video lag and the receiver be synced with it, it's not possible unless the source is out of sync or the receiver adds a delay, that's what the delay on receivers is there for. If the receiver is synced with the TV without any user delay added, then the receiver is doing some type of audio processing that's adding audio delay to it, either that or the source is out of sync.

If the audio is coming from the TV to the receiver then it may be in sync without adding a delay, the TV may delay the output audio the way it does when using the internal speakers.
Edited by samijubal - 7/27/13 at 9:53pm
post #7140 of 12396
From a few days ago --

"I wanted to get the word out for Gregg Loewen because he did such a great job and is truly an enthusiast who is willing to go just about anywhere to do these calibrations, as well as the THX video courses he teaches. I am more than happy to put a reference in for someone when I feel they do great work and wouldn't be writing this if I wasn't completely satisfied. I can't recommend him enough."

I also hired Gregg Loewen to calibrate my Kuro 151FD in Miami, so he covers the waterfront. (New England in August, Miami in February, no fool he ... ). I couldn't have been happier. (I just got a secondary 50" ST60 - $750 from onecall/Amazon - and was checking this forum ... )
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