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post #7321 of 12354
I finally got to play around with the 3D after the update and it is much better. No motion smoothing required, and they even fixed the whole +/- thing so it actually makes sense. I still do feel like there is some motion smoothing on, though, most noticeably when you see things like fire or rapidly running water and CGI elements, but maybe there is something else going on with my set up. I'm watching 3D using my PS3; is there any setting I might not be considering that would help eliminate the remaining SOE that I am so sensitive to?
post #7322 of 12354
Can owners tell me if the 60ST60 or 65ST60 have fans in the back.....and how many and if they are noisy at all.

I returned an 65ZT60 the day after delivery.....as the noise was outrageously loud !! I'm hoping the ST noise is not noticeable. I know I have read that the VT and ZT are both potentially noisy.
post #7323 of 12354
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post #7324 of 12354
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Originally Posted by JKR1963 View Post

Can owners tell me if the 60ST60 or 65ST60 have fans in the back.....and how many and if they are noisy at all.

I returned an 65ZT60 the day after delivery.....as the noise was outrageously loud !! I'm hoping the ST noise is not noticeable. I know I have read that the VT and ZT are both potentially noisy.

I've had mine since day 1 April 14. No noise, no buzz, nothing. Others have reported individual panel experiences as far as buzz goes, but no fans built in.
post #7325 of 12354
Thanks for the response guys...I think I am likely going to go for the 65ST60 as soon as I can find a good deal.
post #7326 of 12354
Wanted to hook up to netflix. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to enter in email and password. What is the secret to using the remote to do this? All I get are the numbers. Manual wasn't a lot of help.
post #7327 of 12354
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Originally Posted by DonTBarnes View Post

Wanted to hook up to netflix. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to enter in email and password. What is the secret to using the remote to do this? All I get are the numbers. Manual wasn't a lot of help.

I believe there's an on-screen keyboard. I don't remember how you activate it. Maybe you need to press Enter when on the entry fields.
post #7328 of 12354
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Originally Posted by beezar View Post

I'd say the only reason to get the Powebridge is if you'd have to go across studs horizontally which would be a pain.

Sorry so OT, but how does Powerbridge handle horizontal routes across studs in-wall? I know Romex, but ...
post #7329 of 12354
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Originally Posted by t-town oil View Post

What's up y'all? Currently own Pioneer 6010fd, 151fd, and just ordered a panasonic 60st60. Hope it doesn't disappoint.

I have a 9.5G Kuro 151FD as my main set, and just recently added a 50ST60. I think you'll be very pleased, though to me the Panny has yet to give me those "Holy Mother of God" moments like the Kuro occasionally can with good source. Kuro may be a bit less forgiving of bad SD source than ST60; neither is brilliant.

This is far short of an ideal comparison, though, because my Kuro is 60" and has been pro calibrated, this Panasonic is 50" and has not. I expect I might not personally be able to detect PQ difference between a Kuro and an ST60 if both were the same size and both calibrated.
post #7330 of 12354
I've narrowed my decision down to 55inch ST60 or VT60. I have viewed them in store a few times but have not noticed any difference in my eyes with regards to brightness or screen reflectivity.
I don't think the sets have been set up properly however so that does not help.

Between the ST60 and VT60 which is supposed to be a bit more brighter? Which is supposed to reduce reflections better?
post #7331 of 12354
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Originally Posted by miami View Post

Sorry so OT, but how does Powerbridge handle horizontal routes across studs in-wall? I know Romex, but ...

Well, you install an outlet behind your TV, run Romex behind the drywall from that outlet directly down to a power INLET that you install in the drywall close to the floor (ie: a male 3-prong plug). Now you plug in the female end of an extension cord into that inlet, and the extension cord runs OUTSIDE of the wall close to floor to plug into a preexisting electrical outlet. So in essence, you cross studs horizontally via an extension cord in the room and not behind the drywall.

Just type in "Powerbridge" in Amazon and it'll make more sense then my crappy description here.
post #7332 of 12354
Video here and a review thread here of an earlier version - newer ones have a locking mechanism to secure the romex to the receptacle instead of the usual screws.

In addition to being an option for crossing studs, they're a decent option if you want to hide power cable but want surge protection/power conditioning/UPS (and don't have a whole-house solution in place). That said, if you're not using a stand or furniture at the level of the lower receptacle, you will see some cord. If that's not acceptable, you're better off just extending an existing run or adding a new one.

Monoprice also sells a kit from their own brand for less. Basic models just handle power but others also come with wall access for low voltage cable as well. If you prefer the Powerbridge brand, use the AVS link instead of retail.
Edited by AKA - 8/3/13 at 7:37pm
post #7333 of 12354
Is it possible to use the EQ settings on the ST60 to effect the sound coming from the optical out.
Picked up an Energy Powerbar Elite and connected it to the optical out and hate the sound almost as much as the on board speakers
post #7334 of 12354
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Originally Posted by DonTBarnes View Post

Wanted to hook up to netflix. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to enter in email and password. What is the secret to using the remote to do this? All I get are the numbers. Manual wasn't a lot of help.

I cancelled Netflix a long time ago but i seem to remember having to go to the Netflix website on my PC and enter the information there to sync it to my TV.

Otherwise i think you can toggle between Numbers/Lower Case Letters/Upper Case Letters when in onscreen keyboard mode by using the Green or Red function keys on the Panny remote, similar to how you use it when creating custom Input Labels in the setup menu.
post #7335 of 12354
Has anyone been able to use the "Web Browser"?

We tried accessing the Facebook App directly. Didn't really work
Then tried accessing Facebook via the WebBrowser. Could get in, but would crash after 5-30 seconds.
Then tried using the browser to access various other places on the web. Sometimes it would hold, most of the tiem would get the "your browser has crashed" message.

Netflix works perfectly.

I am assuming that this "Smart TV" is not yet ready for prime time. (This is our first "Smart" TV.)
We have a Chromecast scheduled for delivery this week. Although it is just in the beginning stages of development, I am hoping it will eventually allow you to project almost anything on the big screen.

My laptop has an HDMI "out". I'll try to see if that will allow me to project what is on my computer screen to the big screen.
post #7336 of 12354
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

I cancelled Netflix a long time ago but i seem to remember having to go to the Netflix website on my PC and enter the information there to sync it to my TV.

If you have an existing account, Netflix doesn't work that way. You have to enter an email address and password on every device, which is just terrible, because the on-screen keyboards suck, and often you can't hook up a real keyboard, and even if you could, having to type these things is horrible for people who use password managers and strong passwords. To add insult to injury, the only way to deactivate a device is to go to the Netflix web site and deactivate ALL your devices. It doesn't take a genius to see the problem with that...
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Otherwise i think you can toggle between Numbers/Lower Case Letters/Upper Case Letters when in onscreen keyboard mode by using the Green or Red function keys on the Panny remote, similar to how you use it when creating custom Input Labels in the setup menu.

Netflix provides its own onscreen keyboard. Per my prior post, I remembered right. You press Enter when on the input fields to get to it.
post #7337 of 12354
Can anybody tell me if a 50" is movable by oneself? I have a 55" GT30 and I can' move it by myself. I need a mobile tv.
post #7338 of 12354
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Originally Posted by MarieAntoinette View Post

Can anybody tell me if a 50" is movable by oneself? I have a 55" GT30 and I can' move it by myself. I need a mobile tv.
I have a 60". The problem isn't so much the weight but the awkwardness. Our old 50" probably could have been handled, "sizewise" but was half again heavier than the new 60" and was way too heavy for one person to take off the wall bracket.
IMO, I wouldn't treat these new THIN panels as being "portable". I don't know how big you are - but you should be able to easily handle the weight. You just need to be able to have enough arm length. If you mount it on the stand that comes with the unit, you should be able to move it from room to room on the same level. I wouldn't trying going up and down stairs. The 50" weighs 56 lbs and is about 31" tall. 55" wide.

Forgot to add - the stand probably would add 10 lbs to the overall weight. The stand is heavy (we wall hung ours).
post #7339 of 12354
I inherited a sturdy walker with a seat, and I use it as a cart to move TVs around the house. I would not try to carry my 50ST60 any distance by myself.
post #7340 of 12354
Thats hilarious. The difference between the 50" and the 55" is .6 pounds according to amazon. For some reason I think thats wrong. Yet my 55GT30 weighs ~13 more lbs.

edit:
This isn't accurate. 49.6 lb. w/o ped. vs. 59.6 lb.
Yet my 55GT30 weighs 69.5 lb and it is 100% unmovable by one person.

I might go look at the S60's at Costco this week. I read the ones costco sells do have an AR filter. 42" I might be able to lug around myself.
Edited by MarieAntoinette - 8/5/13 at 7:55am
post #7341 of 12354
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Originally Posted by MarieAntoinette View Post

Thats hilarious. The difference between the 50" and the 55" is .6 pounds according to amazon. For some reason I think thats wrong. Yet my 55GT30 weighs ~13 more lbs.
Amazon specs cannot be trusted.
post #7342 of 12354
Just got my TC-P60ST60 yesterday and so far I'm totally blown away by the picture. I'm having a one issue that I'm hoping someone here can help me with... I have my TV connected to the output of my Pioneer VSX-1123-K receiver and the ARC works great, but every time I turn the TV on it defaults to HDMI input 1. So how do I set the default input on power up to HDMI 2?

Thanks!
post #7343 of 12354
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Originally Posted by RobMueller10 View Post

A comment about 3D after the update. It is markedly better. The 3D adjustment no longer needs to be touched. If you take it off of 0 it becomes very blurry. Whatever Panny did to remedy the situation definitely worked.

What 3D adjustment are you refering to when you mention taking it off of 0? That may be a setting I have missed. Thanks.
post #7344 of 12354
I have cablevision non dvr hd samsung box. I exchanged it due to a delay/sync problem between audio and visual. The new box does the same thing. Anyone else have this problem and possible causes and more important solutions. It is driving me crazy.
Please help.
Thanks
Rich
post #7345 of 12354
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Originally Posted by eappell View Post

Just got my TC-P60ST60 yesterday and so far I'm totally blown away by the picture. I'm having a one issue that I'm hoping someone here can help me with... I have my TV connected to the output of my Pioneer VSX-1123-K receiver and the ARC works great, but every time I turn the TV on it defaults to HDMI input 1. So how do I set the default input on power up to HDMI 2?

Thanks!
That is most likely a setting in your Pioneer.
post #7346 of 12354
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Originally Posted by lungs414 View Post

I have cablevision non dvr hd samsung box. I exchanged it due to a delay/sync problem between audio and visual. The new box does the same thing. Anyone else have this problem and possible causes and more important solutions. It is driving me crazy.
Please help.
Thanks
Rich
Are you using a receiver?
post #7347 of 12354
no. Just HDMI redmere from monoprice directly to plasma
post #7348 of 12354
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Originally Posted by lungs414 View Post

no. Just HDMI redmere from monoprice directly to plasma
If there is no setting for that in the cable box then I guess they are just incompatible. Can you get a different brand box from your cable provider?
post #7349 of 12354
I apologize if this has been asked and answered already (search returns either too many hits or none), but what are the WxH dimensions of the stand for the TCP60ST60?
post #7350 of 12354
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Originally Posted by Eben View Post

I apologize if this has been asked and answered already (search returns either too many hits or none), but what are the WxH dimensions of the stand for the TCP60ST60?

22"w x 13"d and around 4" tall at the post
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