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post #8311 of 12381
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Originally Posted by Latinoheat View Post


You should be able to , enable viera link control on or something like that.

 

I tried turning on the Viera Link with all options enabled.  The TV remote will control control power and volume, but the PLAY, PAUSE, REWIND and FAST FORWARD functions on the Viera remote don't do anything while watching a movie played on the Panasonic Blu-ray player.  Should it work, or am I asking for something it wasn't designed to do?

post #8312 of 12381
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Originally Posted by Chris NYC View Post

In the market for a new TV and the ST60 is the obvious choice for price, picture quality, and blacks. Just out of curiosity, I was really envious of the Pioneer Kuro sets back around they were discontinued. Have mortal-budget sets caught up to those with regard picture quality and blacks at this point?
For the price difference the ST is the clear answer for most, even if the Kuro was made today. ST60 is a hell of a set.
post #8313 of 12381
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Originally Posted by BGLeduc View Post

I ran an optical cable back from the TV to the AVR while I was snaking the HDMI and Power cables. My family likes to use Amazon streaming (we have Prime), and neither our ATV nor our Oppo 93 supports Amazon, so the optical cable solved that problem for us. No way I could live with the TV speakers.

Enjoy your new set.

Brian

Thanks Brian. We do Amazon too, but that is also on the PS3, so we get the full surround sound via its connection to our AVR. I have used all three of the digital TOSLink inputs on the AVR with the set top box, the ATV, and the PS3, no room for the TV to join in. I'd rather go direct from the UVerse set top box to the AVR than to the TV and back, and adding a 4th would involve another change on the AVR for using the Apps. The surround system sounds so much sweeter than the little TV speakers as well. One button on the Harmony takes me fully to UVerse, or ATV, or PS3. If I wanted to use a TV app, I could always up the TV volume as the TV does not have a setting to disable the TV speakers as our Sony LCD had. But then Netflix, HBOGo, and A-Prime would all be on the TV speakers instead of the rich AVR.
post #8314 of 12381
I also have the audio lag when watching TV thru my Hopper. I have an older A/V receiver that has no HDMI ins/outs, so I had to run HDMI to TV and Toslink digital to A/V receiver from the Hopper. Even with this set up, the TV is slightly behind the sound....most of the time not bad, but sometimes it is. Add me to the list that is searching for an answer.....

Mike
post #8315 of 12381
For those that know does this TV's picture quality, compare to a TV like an LG 55LA7400 LED? I guess on a 1 - 10 range? ST60 being a 10

Considering these two sets.
post #8316 of 12381
anyone else notice there is a new firmware version? .720 i think or something like that.
post #8317 of 12381
I've heard it mentioned that maybe the new firmware has improved some of the TVs input lag? I couldn't think of more of a no-brainer than getting the 60" ST60 if the input lag was 30ms instead of the recorded 75ms.

Though I don't like hearing about audio out of sync. My audio receiver doesn't have HDMI passthrough so I'd be using the digital out on the TV like flatliner.
post #8318 of 12381
today i got a new Router/Modem from Comcast and i hooked it up and now my TV can't be detected on things such as PS3 Media Server and the Google Now TV Apps. it is able to connect to the internet. i get on Netflix and stuff just fine. anyone know whats going on?

edit:
now that i think about it i can't guarantee this wasn't happening before the Update. also i just did a Factory Reset and same issue.

edit 2:
it is now picked up on Google Now. but not through PS3 Media Server. i have tried resetting the TV and Router.
Edited by slack2116 - 9/30/13 at 3:10pm
post #8319 of 12381
I updated to 2.720. CEC hdmi control still not working with my yamaha receiver that works with my older viera plasma.
post #8320 of 12381
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Originally Posted by odd-props View Post

I updated to 2.720. CEC hdmi control still not working with my yamaha receiver that works with my older viera plasma.

Anyone know what this software update is supposed to do?

Edit: According to panasonic's website, it's supposed to improve the web browser, but it's listed under 2.712, while this update is 2.720

ST60 / ET60 / E60 / EW60 / LE64 Series Firmware Update Version 2.712
Version: 2.712
Issues Addressed:
Improvement of Web Browser
Download Installation Instructions

Release Date 9/30/2013
Edited by PeeJHooK - 9/30/13 at 6:04pm
post #8321 of 12381
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Originally Posted by PeeJHooK View Post

Anyone know what this software update is supposed to do?

Seriously? Doesn't this speak for itself?
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us13's peaks soft update contents.
post #8322 of 12381
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Originally Posted by sawfish View Post

Seriously? Doesn't this speak for itself?

Seriously, did you read my post in full? The text is confusing because panasonic lists the update as 2.712 as of 9/30/2013, yet the update version that actually released today is 2.720. Hence, the confusion is whether or not said "Issues Addressed" applies to 2.712 or 2.720. Seriously...
post #8323 of 12381
I was mocking the word salad Panasonic has once again put out to describe their latest update, what you see when you check for updates through the TV settings. I would have thought that would have gone without saying, but I guess not. rolleyes.gif
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Hi im trying to order a new tv for the family, the ST60 series seems great for the price

Panasonic VIERA TC-P55ST60 55-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV

when looking through the feature differences on the chart, i wondered how much of a role the dual core of the more expensive models matters.

We wont be using it for apps or internet browsing, but does it matter if you play 1080p content from USB source?

thank you
post #8325 of 12381
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Originally Posted by sawfish View Post

I was mocking the word salad Panasonic has once again put out to describe their latest update, what you see when you check for updates through the TV settings. I would have thought that would have gone without saying, but I guess not. rolleyes.gif

Okay, not sure how I deserved a rolling of your eyes if you really meant to mock panasonic and not me. But i'm glad you clarified that. No need for internet condescension if that wasn't your intent in the first place.
post #8326 of 12381
I believe I just bought the last 50ST60 in the entire Phoenix metropolitan area. I have to say, I wish I had got this TV before my last LED. Consider me another happy customer with my first plasma TV.
post #8327 of 12381
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Originally Posted by LeahOlin View Post

Hi im trying to order a new tv for the family, the ST60 series seems great for the price

Panasonic VIERA TC-P55ST60 55-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV

when looking through the feature differences on the chart, i wondered how much of a role the dual core of the more expensive models matters.

We wont be using it for apps or internet browsing, but does it matter if you play 1080p content from USB source?

thank you

IDK but if the budget allows, I would be getting the 60" for $150.00 more. Considering it cost $350.00 more to go from a 50" to 55" and $700.00 more from a 60" to 65". No brainer to me.
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Anybody know why there's a $700 difference between the 60' and the 65"? Is that common for plasmas?
post #8329 of 12381
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Originally Posted by hoosierdaddie View Post

Considering it cost $350.00 more to go from a 50" to 55" and $700.00 more from a 60" to 65". No brainer to me.

I don't know where you're getting prices from but Panasonic had the 55" for $110 more than the 50" a couple of weeks ago.
post #8330 of 12381
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Originally Posted by yesitsmario View Post

Anybody know why there's a $700 difference between the 60' and the 65"? Is that common for plasmas?
Pretty standard for all tvs.
post #8331 of 12381
Does this TV have problem with rising black level after many hours of usage?
post #8332 of 12381
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Originally Posted by Skylinestar View Post

Does this TV have problem with rising black level after many hours of usage?

No. That issue was fixed a few years ago.
post #8333 of 12381
Is the black level on this model closer to .002 fL or .004 fL for an all-black screen? CNET puts it around .004 fL but most other reviews/sources I've seen put it around .002 fL.

Also, are the blacks better in Custom mode than Cinema? CNET uses Cinema mode in their review.

I ask because reading the CNET review the S60 (which I bought) and the ST60 seem to both have black levels around .004 fL in Cinema mode. I have measured .004 fL in Cinema mode on my S60 as well with a C6 colorimeter.
post #8334 of 12381
Finally finished up with D-Nice's slides yesterday so I input all his setting into the TV. While the picture quality was great I found it a bit overall too dim for my tastes. I'm wondering if I should just tweak the contrast/brightness a bit to get it up??

I do have the WoW disc so I may put that in the bluray player just to tweak it a bit with that as well.
post #8335 of 12381
Hey Everyone! It's been awhile since i posted anything. I have a few questions.

1. I have a pioneer sc-1222k that handles all my components before it hits my 55st60. Should i be using the video processor in it, or turn that off?
2. I see everyone's color is around 50 after calibration. I had both d-nice and cadettes cal dial into my tv. Yesterday i threw in WoW disc and i had to turn up color to 57?
3. Should I turn on 1080 direct? Both my cable box and ps3 give me a chance to enable it.

4. Any calibrator in, or plan on visiting the South Jersey Area?

just trying to cover all bases to achieve the best possible pic.
post #8336 of 12381

I just bought the 60" model after reading all the positive reviews.  I set up the dlna over wifi and am running into problems.  I can't seem to stream HD movies at all.  It will play the movie for about 30 seconds and then start the next movie and do the same thing.  I tried playing movies that I have that are standard definition and they seem to play fine.  I know bandwith is not a problem, I have 30 mbps up and down.  I tried using Windows media player and Plex and both do the same thing when streaming HD.  Anyone else having this problem???  Anybody that can give me suggestions?

post #8337 of 12381
Please help with a few questions before I pull the trigger on a TC-P60ST60

The Panny will replace a 2005 era 50" Panasonic 1080i panel, currently just serving as the monitor for an HTPC. The new unit will be mostly used to view HTPC output but will also be used for streaming Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Questions:

1. I've heard about "input lag" and am generally unconcerned from a gaming perspective, since I don't game. But, will I face trouble since my audio will be going from HTPC to (old, non-HDMI) receiver via digital optical cable, with the video going to the TV via HDMI? In other words, in this configuration, will the input lag on the TV cause it to be behind the audio coming from the receiver? I will need to research to see if I can have the receiver delay output slightly, or manage this at the HTPC somehow (Win7/ATI Radeon 5670). EDIT: The receiver doesn't have a delay function as far as I can tell, and I haven't found one on the A/V card from ATI either... how do people manage this?

2. For when I use the TV's built in streaming, I'll need to get the audio out from the TV via the optical audio out to another input on the receiver... doesn't sound like a problem... but will I experience a problem with "differential lag" compared to when I'm listening to audio from the HTPC?

As you can tell I'm a bit concerned about this audio stuff.

3. Meanwhile, for those of you using HTPCs... in WMC, have you enabled the "nominal range hack" for use with this set? I needed to do this to get decent picture / black ranges on my very old plasma panel, but I'm curious if I should undo this with the new set. Any "first time startup primer for HTPC use" links would be appreciated.

4. Do you find the Netflix and Amazon instant video streaming works well? I will be using a hardwired Ethernet connection, not wireless.

Thanks!

Marc
Edited by Marc_G - 10/1/13 at 3:01pm
post #8338 of 12381
I can only answer the last question. Netflix is EXCELLENT. Makes it easy because Netflix controls are right on the ST60's remote. Great pic quality fm. Netflix helped in binge watching "Breaking Bad" the last 6 weeks. (We had caught up a week before the end.) Panel is "hard-wired" to router - but I don't think it makes a diff if it were on wifi. Our Comcast down speed usually tests out at 25Mbs+.
post #8339 of 12381
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Originally Posted by bak_phy View Post

I realize that I'm answering this a bit late, but I went from the 5080 to the 60st60. The 60st60 is clearly the better TV in every way.

Depends on the source. I think the plasma pundits are prepare fold to the demise of plasma
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

Is the black level on this model closer to .002 fL or .004 fL for an all-black screen? CNET puts it around .004 fL but most other reviews/sources I've seen put it around .002 fL.

Also, are the blacks better in Custom mode than Cinema? CNET uses Cinema mode in their review.

I ask because reading the CNET review the S60 (which I bought) and the ST60 seem to both have black levels around .004 fL in Cinema mode. I have measured .004 fL in Cinema mode on my S60 as well with a C6 colorimeter.

Would u see the difference?

All calibrations being equal-meaning if a plasma vs LCD are dialed in to 'perfect' would there be any difference to the viewer?
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