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post #5821 of 6832
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Originally Posted by Josam27o7 View Post


@PlasmaPZ

I am curious, did you ever try the ST50? If not why?
I wasn't looking at plasmas last year.
post #5822 of 6832
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Originally Posted by CerwinVegasMan View Post
 

Ok I just pulled the trigger and got my P50s60. It's my first HDTV period. I'm coming from a JVC 36 I'Art tube tv. So this whole lag and blur thing, break in period, etc. is all new to me. I need some advice about it all. Straight out of the box hooked up to my PS3 through component cables.. playing Battlefield 4.. definitely noticed while running that it's blurred. I'm getting HDMI cables tomorrow.. will this eliminate this? Any info or help would be greatly appreciated

Anyone help with this?

post #5823 of 6832
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Originally Posted by CerwinVegasMan View Post
 

Anyone help with this?

S60 doesn't have very good motion handling ability, especially in gaming. But I heard LED TVs can do worse than that so I'm not too sure because the motion blur on S60 is pretty obvious in 720p games. I played some 1080p games at 60hz from PC and they seem okay.

post #5824 of 6832
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

search this thread for more info about that warranty... I opted for Sears's own extended warranty for my 50" S60 since the terms and conditions were much, much more favorable.

What are the terms and conditions that are favorable at sears? I might want to buy it.
post #5825 of 6832
I went with the Square Trade warranty offered via Panasonic when I registered the tv online.

Still blown away at how nice this set is for both Blu Ray and xbox360 gaming.
post #5826 of 6832
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Originally Posted by Josam27o7 View Post

What are the terms and conditions that are favorable at sears? I might want to buy it.

well, for one thing let's say you bought a 50" S60 for $600... if you get the Squaretrade warranty and your product is replaced, the warranty ends or if you have multiple repairs on it done that equal $600 in parts and labor, the warranty ends

also, the warranty takes effect after the manufacturer's 1 year warranty ends... so if you buy a 4 year warranty from Squaretrade, it's really only 3 years coverage by Squaretrade that goes into effect one year after the TV purchase


the Sears warranty, while much pricier ($250 or so in this example) provides a full 5 years of coverage from date of TV purchase and there is no limit to how many repairs can be done plus if your set is replaced, your warranty still lasts five years from date of purchase of original TV

also, Sears does their own repairs whereas Squaretrade simply finds you a nearby third party of their choice to do the repair
post #5827 of 6832
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

well, for one thing let's say you bought a 50" S60 for $600... if you get the Squaretrade warranty and your product is replaced, the warranty ends or if you have multiple repairs on it done that equal $600 in parts and labor, the warranty ends

also, the warranty takes effect after the manufacturer's 1 year warranty ends... so if you buy a 4 year warranty from Squaretrade, it's really only 3 years coverage by Squaretrade that goes into effect one year after the TV purchase


the Sears warranty, while much pricier ($250 or so in this example) provides a full 5 years of coverage from date of TV purchase and there is no limit to how many repairs can be done plus if your set is replaced, your warranty still lasts five years from date of purchase of original TV

also, Sears does their own repairs whereas Squaretrade simply finds you a nearby third party of their choice to do the repair


According to Consumer Reports, most warranties aren't worth investing in. I always use a major credit card when buying a consumer electronics product, since it extends the manufacturers warranty for an extra year, which is just fine for me.

Also, I am very kind to my TV's, since I never play games. biggrin.gif


Ian
post #5828 of 6832
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Originally Posted by Josam27o7 View Post

You can easily burn a copy of the AVHD calibration disc to get your brightness setting accurate. I did that, it is pretty simple.

My Desktop PC doesn't have a burner. :P Is it possible to download this on the PS3?
Or maybe somebody here can do this for me. Won't take too long, just plunk in the settings below and see where it sets the brightness. I have a 60" if that makes any difference when it comes to gamma settings.

Custom mode

Contrast: 100
Color Temp: Warm 2
Panel Brightness: MID
Gamma: 2.4
Blacks: Light
CATS: OFF
post #5829 of 6832
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Originally Posted by WaveBoy View Post

My Desktop PC doesn't have a burner. :P Is it possible to download this on the PS3?
Or maybe somebody here can do this for me. Won't take too long, just plunk in the settings below and see where it sets the brightness. I have a 60" if that makes any difference when it comes to gamma settings.

Custom mode

Contrast: 100
Color Temp: Warm 2
Panel Brightness: MID
Gamma: 2.4
Blacks: Light
CATS: OFF

Did you calibrate black level (i.e. 'brightness')? You should only need a contrast setting of about 85 to get decent light output and shadow detail.
post #5830 of 6832
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Originally Posted by RWetmore View Post

Did you calibrate black level (i.e. 'brightness')? You should only need a contrast setting of about 85 to get decent light output and shadow detail.

Nope. And decent light output at 85? now that's a laugh hehe. tongue.gif even at 100, this set is pretty dim.
Anyhoo, i haven't done any sort of calibration on my S60, was wondering if there's anything free that i could download via PS3 to get the job done and get the proper brightness setting.
post #5831 of 6832
You wont like the proper brightness setting. Might as well just eyeball it until youre satisfied.
post #5832 of 6832

Hey guys - first time poster here. I bought the 55" model of the S60 a couple weeks ago for $600 and am so far happy with it, but honestly not all THAT impressed. I feel like I am doing something wrong. I read the OP, and did Fairchild99's settings (80 contrast, -1 brightness, 46 color, 0 tiny, 0 sharp, warm2 etc etc etc Cats is off)

 

I know these things require some use but I just feel like I am missing something. PS4 games looked pretty good, and some blu-rays have looked nice but I am not blown away like I thought I would be. Just wondering if I should change more settings or not. 

 

Just for reference, my previous TV was a 42" LG LCD 1080p 120hz so it was def. not a crappy TV by any means.

 

This is my first time ever owning a Plasma, and it's in a dark room so no issues there. Just wanting some help from you guys if you don't mind I would appreciate it very much.

post #5833 of 6832
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

You wont like the proper brightness setting. Might as well just eyeball it until youre satisfied.

I think I'll just stick the Brightness at -2....seems about right, or at least pleasing to my eyes with contrast at 100. Heck -1 is even a nice improvement over 0
post #5834 of 6832
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Originally Posted by WaveBoy View Post

Nope. And decent light output at 85? now that's a laugh hehe. tongue.gif even at 100, this set is pretty dim.
Anyhoo, i haven't done any sort of calibration on my S60, was wondering if there's anything free that i could download via PS3 to get the job done and get the proper brightness setting.

You definitely need to calibrate it before you can properly evaluate it.
post #5835 of 6832
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Originally Posted by SativaSam View Post

Hey guys - first time poster here. I bought the 55" model of the S60 a couple weeks ago for $600 and am so far happy with it, but honestly not all THAT impressed. I feel like I am doing something wrong. I read the OP, and did Fairchild99's settings (80 contrast, -1 brightness, 46 color, 0 tiny, 0 sharp, warm2 etc etc etc Cats is off)

I know these things require some use but I just feel like I am missing something. PS4 games looked pretty good, and some blu-rays have looked nice but I am not blown away like I thought I would be. Just wondering if I should change more settings or not. 

Just for reference, my previous TV was a 42" LG LCD 1080p 120hz so it was def. not a crappy TV by any means.

This is my first time ever owning a Plasma, and it's in a dark room so no issues there. Just wanting some help from you guys if you don't mind I would appreciate it very much.

Congrats on finding the 55". Two months ago I looked all over and couldn't find one anywhere.

First, did you make sure in Eco Settings you changed Power saving mode to 'Standard'?
post #5836 of 6832
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Originally Posted by RWetmore View Post


Congrats on finding the 55". Two months ago I looked all over and couldn't find one anywhere.

First, did you make sure in Eco Settings you changed Power saving mode to 'Standard'?

Yes it is on Standard.

post #5837 of 6832
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Originally Posted by SativaSam View Post

Hey guys - first time poster here. I bought the 55" model of the S60 a couple weeks ago for $600.


Wow, how did you manage to get a 55 incher at that price?



Ian
post #5838 of 6832
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Originally Posted by RWetmore View Post

You definitely need to calibrate it before you can properly evaluate it.

Guess I'll just have to pick up a Spears & Munsil Bluray HD calibration Disc off amazon then.
post #5839 of 6832
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post


Wow, how did you manage to get a 55 incher at that price?



Ian

http://www.brandsmartusa.com/Panasonic/166783/55+Class+VIERA+1080P+600Hz+Plasma+Smart+HDTV+With+Wi+Fi.htm

 

Closest store in Georgia is about 50 miles away, and I called all of their stores to ask if they had any and they said no... and one day I randomly checked their website for it and it was in stock so I ordered it immediately. It's also been in stock atleast once since I bought it (bought it about 3 weeks ago)

post #5840 of 6832
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post


Wow, how did you manage to get a 55 incher at that price?



Ian

I bought it off the Brandsmart USA website (I can't post links yet here) about 3 weeks ago. It's been in stock at random times since then so I'd keep checking. I wanted to get it in store, but the closest store is about 50 miles away so I just randomly checked the website one day and it was in stock so I ordered it immediately.

post #5841 of 6832
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Originally Posted by WaveBoy View Post

Guess I'll just have to pick up a Spears & Munsil Bluray HD calibration Disc off amazon then.

Good idea.
post #5842 of 6832
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Originally Posted by SativaSam View Post

I bought it off the Brandsmart USA website (I can't post links yet here) about 3 weeks ago. It's been in stock at random times since then so I'd keep checking. I wanted to get it in store, but the closest store is about 50 miles away so I just randomly checked the website one day and it was in stock so I ordered it immediately.

Wow, you were incredibly lucky. Not only to get a 55", but for only $600. I've never heard of Brandsmart USA. Oh well, I settled for the 50" back in October. Wanted to make sure I got one before they were gone.
post #5843 of 6832
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Originally Posted by RWetmore View Post


Wow, you were incredibly lucky. Not only to get a 55", but for only $600. I've never heard of Brandsmart USA. Oh well, I settled for the 50" back in October. Wanted to make sure I got one before they were gone.

Yeah everywhere in Georgia was sold out of it in stores, so I really did get lucky with seeing it online.

 

As far as my question goes, does anyone happen to know what I should do? I just feel like I am missing something with the TV in terms of settings. I am watching NFL Football (and yes I have HD Cable) and I am just not all that impressed. But like I said, I am using Firechild99's settings as I posted above and have not broken the TV in yet.

post #5844 of 6832
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Originally Posted by SativaSam View Post

I bought it off the Brandsmart USA website (I can't post links yet here) about 3 weeks ago. It's been in stock at random times since then so I'd keep checking. I wanted to get it in store, but the closest store is about 50 miles away so I just randomly checked the website one day and it was in stock so I ordered it immediately.

I assume it included delivery. I see they only ship free locally. (Georgia, Florida).

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Originally Posted by SativaSam View Post

Yeah everywhere in Georgia was sold out of it in stores, so I really did get lucky with seeing it online.

As far as my question goes, does anyone happen to know what I should do? I just feel like I am missing something with the TV in terms of settings. I am watching NFL Football (and yes I have HD Cable) and I am just not all that impressed. But like I said, I am using Firechild99's settings as I posted above and have not broken the TV in yet.

Try CNET's settings. (See S60 review) Worked for me. Jets@Panthers looks spectacular right now on my TV.


Ian
Edited by mailiang - 12/15/13 at 3:11pm
post #5845 of 6832
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post


I assume it included delivery. I see they only ship free locally. (Georgia, Florida).
Try CNET's settings. (See S60 review) Worked for me. Jets@Panthers looks spectacular right now on my TV.


Ian

I actually had to pay 40 for shipping... sucks. -_-

 

I just did the CNET settings. Looks good, but my TV is basically brand new... and I have heard that these need to be used before certain things like hues are changed. Is this true? I've also heard the opposite.

post #5846 of 6832
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Originally Posted by SativaSam View Post

I actually had to pay 40 for shipping... sucks. -_-

I just did the CNET settings. Looks good, but my TV is basically brand new... and I have heard that these need to be used before certain things like hues are changed. Is this true? I've also heard the opposite.

Yes, it generally takes at least 300 hours for the picture to fully 'settle' so to speak. These sets don't look their best when new and with only a few 10s of hours on them.
post #5847 of 6832

I just recenly bought an S60 that has a model make of October 2013 from sears for $599.  I've run break-in slides for 150 hours and i was excited to finally try it out so i popped in GTA 5 and right off the bat i notice the blurring.  I thought it was my set but it seems like when i pan the camera of walk past signs it creates a doubling affect for a second then catches up when i stop moving.  I notice it also to be slightly blurry when in fast action scenes like the first episode of Lost. 

 

I had read such rave reviews of this set about its ability to handle motion and things that I just didn't anticipate these types of things.

 

For example a video game looks like:  G10 Motion handling Problem Video 3 - YouTube.

 

Has anyone else encountered this or is my set faulty? I'm still within my 30 day period it would just be a shame because the set is beautiful despite all of these things.. especially with still pictures and things that dont have such intense motion.

 

I read that you can force a BD player to not do 24p.. does this apply to ps3 also? if so how does one do such a thing?

 

Thanks in advance

post #5848 of 6832
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

well, for one thing let's say you bought a 50" S60 for $600... if you get the Squaretrade warranty and your product is replaced, the warranty ends or if you have multiple repairs on it done that equal $600 in parts and labor, the warranty ends

also, the warranty takes effect after the manufacturer's 1 year warranty ends... so if you buy a 4 year warranty from Squaretrade, it's really only 3 years coverage by Squaretrade that goes into effect one year after the TV purchase


the Sears warranty, while much pricier ($250 or so in this example) provides a full 5 years of coverage from date of TV purchase and there is no limit to how many repairs can be done plus if your set is replaced, your warranty still lasts five years from date of purchase of original TV

also, Sears does their own repairs whereas Squaretrade simply finds you a nearby third party of their choice to do the repair

Interesting. If they replace your set wouldn't they have to give you an LED TV or Samsung Plasma because Panasonic called it quits? Is it worth it then?
post #5849 of 6832

First time poster.....just bought a new S60 65" plasma today.  Two questions:

 

1.  Can anyone recommend a wall mount?  I'm having trouble finding a 'low profile' mount that fits the VESA requirements and has at least 1.5" clearance from the wall.  Why did Panasonic place the HDMI output in the back of the TV!!!  I'm pretty loyal to Monoprice but don't see anything that has more than 1.25" clearance and can accommodate 684mm x 300mm.  Panasonic's mount is too pricey and not realistic.  

 

2.  Is it me or do action movies look a bit grainy?  I was viewing the latest Superman and it came off 'grainy' to me. I'm used to watching movies on a LED, which I realize is like night and day.....super bright, not a true representation of the cinematic approach, etc.  Am I being too nit-picky, or is this a one-off based on how they filmed the movie?  

post #5850 of 6832
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Originally Posted by JDib View Post

I just recenly bought an S60 that has a model make of October 2013 from sears for $599.  I've run break-in slides for 150 hours and i was excited to finally try it out so i popped in GTA 5 and right off the bat i notice the blurring.  I thought it was my set but it seems like when i pan the camera of walk past signs it creates a doubling affect for a second then catches up when i stop moving.  I notice it also to be slightly blurry when in fast action scenes like the first episode of Lost. 

I had read such rave reviews of this set about its ability to handle motion and things that I just didn't anticipate these types of things.

For example a video game looks like:  G10 Motion handling Problem Video 3 - YouTube.

Has anyone else encountered this or is my set faulty? I'm still within my 30 day period it would just be a shame because the set is beautiful despite all of these things.. especially with still pictures and things that dont have such intense motion.

I read that you can force a BD player to not do 24p.. does this apply to ps3 also? if so how does one do such a thing?

Thanks in advance

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