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post #9301 of 12345
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Originally Posted by Robin Bombard View Post

Not true. Sony had a 40" monster and mine was a 36".
Ah the old 40 XBR...unboxing that thing took four people, one on each corner of the set. It weighed in at a whopping 304 pounds.
post #9302 of 12345
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Originally Posted by Robin Bombard View Post

Not true. Sony had a 40" monster and mine was a 36".

Mitsubishi made a 40" also.
post #9303 of 12345
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Originally Posted by marvin4653 View Post

Ah the old 40 XBR...unboxing that thing took four people, one on each corner of the set. It weighed in at a whopping 304 pounds.


My 36" Sony XBR was 236 lb's, but it was lighter than me by 19 whole pounds. biggrin.gif
post #9304 of 12345
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Originally Posted by cfi on the fly View Post

Having some issues with my latest st60 (previous st60 had audio lag on OTA to internal speakers which new set does not).


I notice that when a new scene is displayed, any thing with letters and even the images themselves are fuzzy or pixelated for about one second. After about a second they seem to go through some sort of processing and smooth out. Also many scenes that include pictures inside of the scene (think news casts) are horrible with what looks like tearing lines running through them. Do these issues have a name and any fixes?

This is all OTA antenna direct to tv. I have all noise and smoother processes disabled, and it doesn't help when I use them either.

I saw none of these issues with my previous st60 however its audio lag was unacceptable. Do most here really have to go through multiple sets to find one that works like it should? I wilklsay my last set had outstanding picture.


All that sounds like the source. Have you looked at the signal strength or tried any other sources?
post #9305 of 12345
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Originally Posted by samijubal View Post

All that sounds like the source. Have you looked at the signal strength or tried any other sources?

That's across all OTA channels received. Signal meter register in the mid 90 percent on all channels. Blu ray discs even show some, but not quite as bad. Standard def discs look horrible as well. Im thinking it might be a scaler or deinterlacer problem within the tv. I have the Disney WOW. Is there a specific test on that I could test for a scaler issue?
post #9306 of 12345
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Originally Posted by marvin4653 View Post

Ah the old 40 XBR...unboxing that thing took four people, one on each corner of the set. It weighed in at a whopping 304 pounds.

Still have mine in a spare bedroom. STILL looks gorgeous, and STILL a great TV.
post #9307 of 12345
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Originally Posted by cfi on the fly View Post

That's across all OTA channels received. Signal meter register in the mid 90 percent on all channels. Blu ray discs even show some, but not quite as bad. Standard def discs look horrible as well. Im thinking it might be a scaler or deinterlacer problem within the tv. I have the Disney WOW. Is there a specific test on that I could test for a scaler issue?

Sounds like you got another lemon. You've got some seriously bad luck.

How old is your residence? Have you ever tested outlets for voltage?
post #9308 of 12345
Looks like people are getting Best Buy to PM Fry's $1000 for the 60", even with no Fry's in their state.

http://slickdeals.net/f/6443636-60-panasonic-st60-series-plasma-hdtv-tc-p60st60-for-997-ymmv-best-buy
post #9309 of 12345
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Originally Posted by samijubal View Post

Looks like people are getting Best Buy to PM Fry's $1000 for the 60", even with no Fry's in their state.

http://slickdeals.net/f/6443636-60-panasonic-st60-series-plasma-hdtv-tc-p60st60-for-997-ymmv-best-buy
Thats amazing. That Frys deal seems to be one of those where a store advertises a super low price in store only but doesnt have any in store. Or maybe 1 in a 100 has 1 in store. Im surprised BB will match that. Frys could advertise them for $100 but if they dont have any then they dont have to worry about losing money.
post #9310 of 12345
Its a house built in 70s but considering I had a good pic quality on a previous set, I doubt its voltage related but maybe.

Oh well, back to amazon it goes. One more try and then im done with this line of plasmas.
post #9311 of 12345
this is unbelievable price.
post #9312 of 12345
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Originally Posted by samijubal View Post

Looks like people are getting Best Buy to PM Fry's $1000 for the 60", even with no Fry's in their state.

http://slickdeals.net/f/6443636-60-panasonic-st60-series-plasma-hdtv-tc-p60st60-for-997-ymmv-best-buy


Not true. The poster is in Texas where Fry's has retail stores. As long as they continue to advertise it at that price, BB in those states has to match it. If all the Fry's stores run out of stock on that item and they continue to advertise it at that sale price, they will have to either offer rain checks or pull the ad.


Ian
post #9313 of 12345
A $1000 for a 60" ST60 is a steal, I just paid $1800(in Canada) for a 60" ST60, at a $1000 I'd buy 2.
post #9314 of 12345
Any recommendations on a particular brand/type of surge protector for this tv? Panamax?
post #9315 of 12345
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

Not true. The poster is in Texas where Fry's has retail stores. As long as they continue to advertise it at that price, BB in those states has to match it. If all the Fry's stores run out of stock on that item and they continue to advertise it at that sale price, they will have to either offer rain checks or pull the ad.


Ian

You didn't read the thread obviously. Look at post #13.
post #9316 of 12345
I recently purchased the 50ST60. This is my first plasma so I'm learning how the picture is and the quirks of it. I'm coming from the Sony 34XBR970 which I still have and enjoy.

I'v'e noticed a rainbow effect on ST60. I first noticed it when watching Blu-rays on the 96hz setting. I also noticed it on the 48hz setting but hard to tell if it occured on the 60hz setting. It happened during motion, especially fast motion or camera pans. I also noticed it when I was watching broadcast TV in 720p and 480i; it briefly occurs when I dart my eyes quickly within the picture and possibly when there's a lot of action on the screen. I'm not sure if I see the effect on 480i and 720p directly or only indirectly. Anyway, is this normal? Do others see it? I'd like to know if this is a problem so that if I should return the set I still can.

I also notice the whites on the plasma are much dimmer than on my CRT which is not really surprising based on what I've read but still is kind of disappointing.

If I should post this on the Issues thread instead, I will do that. Thanks.
post #9317 of 12345
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Originally Posted by DigiSam View Post

I recently purchased the 50ST60. This is my first plasma so I'm learning how the picture is and the quirks of it. I'm coming from the Sony 34XBR970 which I still have and enjoy.
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At first I had to do a double take, we own this exact model of tv and are keeping it as well. It is a nice set and there is no reason to throw it out. When I said we were still planning to keep the Sony there there was a bit of teasing from some folks but it is all in good nature wink.gif

BTW, we also bought the exact same plasma , 50" and watched it for the first time last night. "Finding Nemo" blu-ray was fantastic. Then we watched dvd of Columbo episode and it looked very, very good considering the older quality of material.

All in all we were pleased. And the 200 lb dinosaur is still an excellent set for gaming and SD content. No, it is not leaving this house until a repairman says it can't be fixed. (It has never needed a repair in the 7 years since we bought it)

Also wanted to add that we have the tv in a room with alot of light. I will test it today with natural daylight but last night with the lights on (two wall lights and a ceiling fan all with dimmer switches if needed) we had no issue with screen glare. In fact we are very please with the brightness of the picture. I was concerned after reading complaints of plasma glare.
I made sure I turned off the C.A.T.S - that is a pain IMO. maybe some folks like it but when I turned down the lights the screen got too dark for my own particular preference.
Edited by rushfan2112 - 11/18/13 at 1:11pm
post #9318 of 12345
Good morning all,

I have recently purchased a Panasonic TCP50ST60 50" Plasma HDTV. I have a Bowers and Wilkins A5 Wireless speaker that I'd like to use in place of the TV speakers. So that raises 2 questions.

1. Does anyone know if this TV can use Apple's Airplay, maybe by way of an App?
2. If not, the Wireless Speaker has a 3.5 mm input, and the TV has a digital optical output. Could I run a cable connecting from the TV to the speaker, and if so, would it sound decent? I'm not looking for home theatre perfection, I'm just looking for a bit of a cleaner, punchier sound that my TV can currently offer.

Thanks!
post #9319 of 12345
Just out of curiosity has anyone had an issue with green skin tones in lower light scenes. I see it sometimes on the edges of faces, underneath chins etc. There is usually also an absence of skin color in other parts of the face. My set has been professionally calibrated and although the issue has been mitigated somewhat it still persists. This one area the ST60 falls well short of the VT50 from last year at least on my set.
post #9320 of 12345
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Originally Posted by samijubal View Post

You didn't read the thread obviously. Look at post #13.

#13? I was referring to the comment about getting that deal from BB in any state. It looks like it's a bait and switch tactic for their retailers to me, since there is no available stock. However, as long as even just one location has one, the deal is legit since you can check on-line your area's availability.


Ian
post #9321 of 12345
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Originally Posted by Ryder125 View Post

A $1000 for a 60" ST60 is a steal, I just paid $1800(in Canada) for a 60" ST60, at a $1000 I'd buy 2.

I DID get two after Amazon price matched for me. No Frys near me, but there is one near my dad. After telling Amazon he could go purchase from store for me, they agreed to PM. Should be here Monday!
post #9322 of 12345
Just called amazon. I purchased my P60ST60 7 days ago for $1439.99 from amazon. When I called I mentioned that frys had the tv on sale and he immediately knew what I was talking about. He gave me some policy crap saying they can only match up to 20% off the amazon purchase price. I couldn't find this policy anywhere. Either way he refunded me the 20% making my total purchase price for the tv $1,151.88. I am still happy with the $280+ in savings.
post #9323 of 12345

After running the panel prep slides for 100 hours, I used D-Nice's settings on Custom and CNET's settings on Cinema. After all of the anticipation over the D-Nice setup, I'm finding that I actually prefer the CNET settings. The Custom screen under D-Nice is darker, and skin tones seem almost greenish to me. I'm thinking I may get a professional calibration later on. What have others experienced?

post #9324 of 12345
The $1K Deal was to Great to pass up, I bought 2 when BB Price matched Frys on Sat the 16th ( Chicago suburbs here ) ..............I stopped in, talked to customer service, about 5 minutes later Approved.....should be In store pick up by end of this week if not sooner.......
post #9325 of 12345
finally just went ahead and called them. Lady said they could not price match b/c Fry's isn't on their list of places they price match with? Maybe they caught on. I tried to call back 10 minutes later to get another agent and they said the large purchase dept is closed. I may call in the morning. Even though its still listed on Fry's, maybe its too late..
post #9326 of 12345
The deal talk really belongs here...
post #9327 of 12345
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Originally Posted by sparkbass View Post

After running the panel prep slides for 100 hours, I used D-Nice's settings on Custom and CNET's settings on Cinema. After all of the anticipation over the D-Nice setup, I'm finding that I actually prefer the CNET settings. The Custom screen under D-Nice is darker, and skin tones seem almost greenish to me. I'm thinking I may get a professional calibration later on. What have others experienced?

I thought D Nice settings where perfect, I found Cnets added a blue hint.
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Is anybody using an HDMI port saver adapter with their ST60?  I've got a pretty thick HDMI cable and I'm thinking I should probably get one to avoid putting too much strain on the port.  Can anyone confirm if I need the 90 or 270 degree version if I want the cable plugging in from the bottom?  I suppose I could confirm when I get home but wanted to put the order in today if possible:

 

Is it the flat left or flat right version?

post #9329 of 12345
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Originally Posted by jkasanic View Post

Is anybody using an HDMI port saver adapter with their ST60?  I've got a pretty thick HDMI cable and I'm thinking I should probably get one to avoid putting too much strain on the port.  Can anyone confirm if I need the 90 or 270 degree version if I want the cable plugging in from the bottom?  I suppose I could confirm when I get home but wanted to put the order in today if possible:

Is it the flat left orflat right version?
You may just be adding more strain by adding more weight. You may want to consider one of these.
http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=102&cp_id=10255
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@Bond 007:   I'm using the regular slim series Redmere's on my longer projector runs but I haven't seen a lot of great reviews on the ultra slims.  Of course, that was on longer runs and for this application I only need about 6ft.  Good point though about the weight as I guess I haven't really solved the strain issue with the port saver adapter.  My cable does stick out past the screen though as I think it's an older 24AWG also from monoprice.

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