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Originally Posted by ktrio730 View Post

I just got this tv, and I'm having a very odd problem right now. Everything on my screen seems stretched. Every channel's logo on the bottom or top is off the side of the screen by a few inches. It even seems like the picture is not as clear because of this. I understand the common answer to this question will be to make sure the zoom or something else is off, so I will just post the screen settings it is on. I have checked, and everything is set to the smallest it can be. H Size 2 makes it bigger, Zoom makes it bigger, etc. I am beginning to believe some of the issues I'm having right now due to clarity are caused by this.

Screen Format: FULL
Overscan OFF
H Size SIZE 1
4:3 Side Bars MID
Pixel Orbiter AUTO
MPEG NR OFF

Try changing from FULL to JUST.
post #3062 of 6832
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Originally Posted by primetimeguy View Post

vertical is recommended because the glass is stronger that way rather than laying flat, which is much more prone to crack

Makes sense now that I think of those glass trucks with the glass panels nearly vertical on the sides...
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I am really thinking about making the switch to plasma from a 4-5 year old Sony Bravia LCD. From the research I have done,the Panasonic S60 model seems to be the best plasma for playing video games since the input lag isn't to bad. I do have a few questions if anyone could help.

For the most part the TV will be used for Sports, Blu-rays, and gaming. My fiancee also does some basic TV watching and netflix. Is this TV good for me or is LED/LCD a better option?

I also read people had issues while watching or playing hockey games because of ABL. Will this be really noticeable for me if I am "used to" a LCD tv?

Is buzzing an issue with these models?

I read a lot about IR and see it still is a problem. But how bad is it in most people's experience? I don't have to many marathon gaming sessions anymore, but once in awhile I will. I also watch a lot of sports and they have the tickers on the bottom of the screen. How long is to long to watch or play? Am I just worrying to much about IR?

And my last question, my living room has a few windows that would be on the wall that is on the side of where the TV would be. They do have shades on them and I would say during the day it is moderately bright. Will this be an issue for me?

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Edited by DomLando - 8/5/13 at 8:35am
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Disclaimer: I'm no expert so some other will likely chime in, but I've done a bit of research the past couple weeks.
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Originally Posted by DomLando View Post

For the most part the TV will be used for Sports, Blu-rays, and gaming. My fiancee also does some basic TV watching and netflix. Is this TV good for me or is LED/LCD a better option?

For the price, I think plasma would be better. You'll have better picture quality on the movies, and better motion on sports. Now, some LCDs, namely the Sony displays with MotionView Impulse, have good motion resolution, but also cost a bit more.
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Originally Posted by DomLando View Post

I also read people had issues while watching or playing hockey games because of ABL. Will this be really noticeable for me if I am "used to" a LCD tv?

I can't give you an answer on this, sorry!
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Originally Posted by DomLando View Post

I read a lot about IR and see it still is a problem. But how bad is it in most people's experience? I don't have to many marathon gaming sessions anymore, but once in awhile I will. I also watch a lot of sports and they have the tickers on the bottom of the screen. How long is to long to watch or play? Am I just worrying to much about IR?

I'm curious about this as well. I see a lot saying "it's not something to really worry about," but also those that say they've experienced it.
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Originally Posted by DomLando View Post

And my last question, my living room has a few windows that would be on the wall that is on the side of where the TV would be. They do have shades on them and I would say during the day it is moderately bright. Will this be an issue for me?

S64 would be recommended for this situation. The one from Costco/Sams with the anti-reflective filter that the ST60s have, while still having the lower 30ms input lag.
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I have my TC-65PS64 connected via HDMI to my Denon AVR and use the Denon to switch all my sources. When watching Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, etc. through my Apple TV or PS3 all audio plays through my home theater speakers but when I try to watch content through the Netflix, Amazon Instant Video or YouTube apps that are baked-in to the TC-65PS64 the audio only comes through the speakers on the TV set. Is there a way to get the audio for the apps that are included with the Panny to play through my A/V system? Thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by MT24 View Post

when I try to watch content through the Netflix, Amazon Instant Video or YouTube apps that are baked-in to the TC-65PS64 the audio only comes through the speakers on the TV set. Is there a way to get the audio for the apps that are included with the Panny to play through my A/V system? Thanks in advance

If your Denon unit has a digital audio input you can run digital audio out of the TV to the Denon. I am still tweaking this as the output now coming through my receiver is stereo rather than 5.1. Page 12 of the manual has a photo of the digital out port.
post #3067 of 6832
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Originally Posted by sarahd View Post

If your Denon unit has a digital audio input you can run digital audio out of the TV to the Denon. I am still tweaking this as the output now coming through my receiver is stereo rather than 5.1. Page 12 of the manual has a photo of the digital out port.
It will stay 2.0 unless you are using the tvs internal apps.
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Originally Posted by sarahd View Post

If your Denon unit has a digital audio input you can run digital audio out of the TV to the Denon. I am still tweaking this as the output now coming through my receiver is stereo rather than 5.1. Page 12 of the manual has a photo of the digital out port.

Wouldn't the HDMI I am using be able to handle the audio from the S64 , like it is the video?
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so i cant get around to buying that 50" s64 for another two weeks when i move to my new place. is there any danger in it being discontinued or going out of stock? its the TV i really want. sorry if its a dumb question havent bought a TV in many years
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Originally Posted by MT24 View Post

Wouldn't the HDMI I am using be able to handle the audio from the S64 , like it is the video?

If your Denon handles ARC, it should handle audio return from the S64 via HDMI 2. My Denon 1910 was just before they added ARC, so it doesn't handle audio return from the TV and I have to use an optical cable when viewing OTA - I'll have to verify whether I get 5.1 or 2.0 sound this way...
Edited by HDTimeShifter - 8/5/13 at 10:14am
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Originally Posted by HDTimeShifter View Post

If your Denon handles ARC, it should handle audio return from the S64 via HDMI 2. My Denon 1910 was just before they added ARC, so it doesn't handle audio return from the TV and I have to use an optical cable when viewing OTA - I'll have to verify whether I get 5.1 or 2.0 sound this way...
You will get 5.1 from optical through OTA.
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Originally Posted by HDTimeShifter View Post

If your Denon handles ARC, it should handle audio return from the S64 via HDMI 2. My Denon 1910 was just before they added ARC, so it doesn't handle audio return from the TV and I have to use an optical cable when viewing OTA - I'll have to verify whether I get 5.1 or 2.0 sound this way...

I have a Denon AVR-4308 and it appears it doesn't have ARC. I did call Panasonic Tech Support and they confirmed that there is no workaround for what I am trying to do, the apps are working as designed. I will just continue streaming the apps through the PS3 or Apple TV, not a big deal
post #3073 of 6832
ST 60 is 999$ at Best buy while
The S60 is 699$ at BB...is the ST60 really worth the extra 300$...mostly using it for games (GTA, red dead) games like
That and maybe some call of
Duty and FPS games...and
Blu rays of course.
post #3074 of 6832
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Originally Posted by SeLfMaDe111985 View Post

ST 60 is 999$ at Best buy while
The S60 is 699$ at BB...is the ST60 really worth the extra 300$...mostly using it for games (GTA, red dead) games like
That and maybe some call of
Duty and FPS games...and
Blu rays of course.

S60 is what you want for gaming. The input lag on the ST60 is said to be pretty bad.
post #3075 of 6832
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Originally Posted by silverwidow View Post

S60 is what you want for gaming. The input lag on the ST60 is said to be pretty bad.

I play games on my ST60 all the time. The ST60 is a far better TV and worth the extra money if you're into picture quality.
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Originally Posted by DomLando View Post

I am really thinking about making the switch to plasma from a 4-5 year old Sony Bravia LCD. From the research I have done,the Panasonic S60 model seems to be the best plasma for playing video games since the input lag isn't to bad. I do have a few questions if anyone could help.

For the most part the TV will be used for Sports, Blu-rays, and gaming. My fiancee also does some basic TV watching and netflix. Is this TV good for me or is LED/LCD a better option?

....

And my last question, my living room has a few windows that would be on the wall that is on the side of where the TV would be. They do have shades on them and I would say during the day it is moderately bright. Will this be an issue for me?

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I just switched from a 40" Sony LCD to the 50"S64. The new tv is in a corner, with a wall of windows on one side and a sliding door on the other. No windows face the tv directly , and glare is not an issue for me in this arrangement. I am blown away by the blacks on this tv compared to my old Sony. I'm still in the break in phase, but the picture quality (and customization options) have been great for me.

Also, nb Costco price matched for me - I bought at 629 and its now 599.
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Is it just me or the S64 is no longer showing on Costco website?
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Originally Posted by anthongy817 View Post

Is it just me or the S64 is no longer showing on Costco website?
65S64 Sold out this morning. I got one of the last two.
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Did you guys Purchase the S60 just do to
Lag issues of the ST60 or because of price point? Just wondering I'm about to get a st60 but the lag is the only
Thing holding me back
post #3080 of 6832
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Originally Posted by anthongy817 View Post

Is it just me or the S64 is no longer showing on Costco website?

It still shows up on Costco site for both the 50 and 65 inch tv. They can be added to the cart without problems. I obviously, did not go through the checkout process...
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Does anyone know if Panasonic is discontinuing the S60 line? How long does a generation, or series, typically last for Panasonic plasmas?
post #3082 of 6832
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Originally Posted by ktrio730 View Post

I'm having an issue that I'm pretty sure is the programming from optimum but just wanted to see if anyone else has it. Especially when watching sd, but also prominent with hd, there are tons of little flashes on the screen, different colored lines, sometimes even stuttering audio (that I know is probably the channel).

Even on a channel like ESPN, I never remember these lines and jaggedness. It makes some shows like big brother unwatchable aat times. Any one ever have this? I did buy my set as a floor model a week ago, and I'm getting a little nervous, but I'm thinking its crappy optimum, as I came from directv before getting this tv.
I'm pleasantly surprised with optimum (Long Island) since switching to an HDTV with the S60. None of the issues you're getting. It does sound like something downstream from the TV.
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Best Budget 50" plasma!!!
Edited by Eric Johnson II - 8/6/13 at 1:25pm
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Originally Posted by Eric Johnson II View Post

How do I get to the advanced picture sub menu??? found it once, but i dont know what i did to get to it.... (TC P50S60)

Go to the picture settings scroll down past video NR.
post #3085 of 6832
Well my 42S60 finally lives again 25 days later! The repairman came and replaced the power board and all seems well so far. Overall I'm happy to have it working again, just wish it didn't take so long.
post #3086 of 6832
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Originally Posted by SeLfMaDe111985 View Post

Did you guys Purchase the S60 just do to
Lag issues of the ST60 or because of price point? Just wondering I'm about to get a st60 but the lag is the only
Thing holding me back

I am wondering the same thing. I am about to pull the trigger on one of these TVs. I just can't make a decision.
post #3087 of 6832
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Originally Posted by DomLando View Post

I am wondering the same thing. I am about to pull the trigger on one of these TVs. I just can't make a decision.

I purchased the S64 because it's good gaming panel but also wanted the Infinite Black filter like the ST60. Best overall value if you ask me.
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Originally Posted by JJMiller View Post

65S64 Sold out this morning. I got one of the last two.

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Originally Posted by IDRick View Post

It still shows up on Costco site for both the 50 and 65 inch tv. They can be added to the cart without problems. I obviously, did not go through the checkout process...

They updated stock again. Looks like they always pull the item off the site when it is out of stock.
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The Panasonic TC-65PS64 is once again OUT OF STOCK at Costco on-line as of 3:20pm P.S.T.

EDIT: August 26, 2013 - I just checked Sams Club on-line. They have 22 units in stock, at 5:38pm P.S.T.
Edited by Craig-Paul - Today at 5:39 pm
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by silverwidow View Post

I purchased the S64 because it's good gaming panel but also wanted the Infinite Black filter like the ST60. Best overall value if you ask me.

It doesn't have the same black filter as the STS60. The ST60 has the Infinite Black Pro black filter, which is blacker than the Infinite Black filter that's on the S60/S64 series.

The S64 does have the same Anti-Reflective Louver Filter as the ST60 though, but the black filters are definitely different.

And it is a great value - i have half a mind to duck into Costco and grab one to replace an older unit in a bedroom - it just dropped below $600 biggrin.gif
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