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post #5971 of 6823
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Originally Posted by foghorn2 View Post

And if you keep looking at it, it will look like a demon and then back again.


Your're right! I captured this image using a camera with a special super magnifying lens:





Ian biggrin.gif
post #5972 of 6823
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Originally Posted by foghorn2 View Post


And if you keep looking at it, it will look like a demon and then back again.

 

 

What do you know about demons...

post #5973 of 6823
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

On a separate matter, I've noticed that when on a white uniform screen (like with the slides) there is a horizontal line from one edge of the screen to the other, exactly at the vertical center of the screen. It's very faint but still there from up close. Is this normal or not? (It's not IR or line bleed.)

anyone else have this? if I'm the only one who does, I'm might have a better chance of getting the screen swapped for this reason rather than with the one dead pixel
post #5974 of 6823
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Josam27o7 View Post

Interesting. Honestly, I've never heard of a company replacing a tv over 1 dead pixel. It's good that you have the Sears warranty though because I'm sure if a bunch more dead pixels pop up over time you could get it replaced.

Actually Panasonic has routinely replaced panels under warranty or replaced the whole TV for folks here who had one (or more) stuck or bright or blinking pixels that were visible from their viewing distance.

However i don't remember them doing anything if the pixel was simply dead as that's usually not visible from any normal viewing distance.
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I just got my 42" S60. It has been 29 hours since slides has been running. I noticed there is a little grey dot on the bottom right corner of the panel and it looks like it's permanent, shows up on every slide. Color can still get through the dot, but it's still grey. I really hope this goes away in 3 days.....

post #5976 of 6823
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

Actually Panasonic has routinely replaced panels under warranty or replaced the whole TV for folks here who had one (or more) stuck or bright or blinking pixels that were visible from their viewing distance.

However i don't remember them doing anything if the pixel was simply dead as that's usually not visible from any normal viewing distance.
mine's bright green and blinks occasionally

It's visible from about 4 feet.
post #5977 of 6823
So, I called Sears today and got a service call scheduled for this Saturday. I mentioned both the dead pixel and the horizontal, shadowy line that divides the screen into 2 halves. The guy said both are panel related and covered under the Master Protection Agreement, mentioning that only things that fall under abuse (like physical damage or burn-in) would not be covered. Of course, I'll have to wait and see if the tech or techs they send share the same sentiment.
post #5978 of 6823
Best of luck. I hope they're willing to replace it for you.
post #5979 of 6823
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Originally Posted by RWetmore View Post

Best of luck. I hope they're willing to replace it for you.

thanks, I hope so too
post #5980 of 6823
I have been driving from store to store all day and have been unable to find a new Panasonic P50S60. I was able to find a floor model at Sears on sale for $600. Aesthetically looks fine, no dings or scratches, just some residue from a sticker on the bottom left corner. Would it be worth it to take a plunge on this or pay $650 for a new Samsung F5350? Never bought a floor model before.
post #5981 of 6823
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

So, I called Sears today and got a service call scheduled for this Saturday. I mentioned both the dead pixel and the horizontal, shadowy line that divides the screen into 2 halves. The guy said both are panel related and covered under the Master Protection Agreement, mentioning that only things that fall under abuse (like physical damage or burn-in) would not be covered. Of course, I'll have to wait and see if the tech or techs they send share the same sentiment.

Good news if one pixel is covered by sears. Keep us updated
post #5982 of 6823
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Originally Posted by aman74 View Post

I've just signed back up for Netflix and wondered what's going on with the S60 screensaver. Previously I was using Amazon Prime through the tv and when on pause after awhile it would go to a screensaver, one that takes the image on screen and shrinks and spins it, circa Window screensavers in 1995. I wasn't sure if this was an Amazon screensaver or the tv's, now after what I see with Netflix, I guess it's Amazon's. Now with Netflix, when on pause after a bit, it just goes to an all white screen with "Viera" spelled out in one static spot on the screen! So....

-how does this work when using the tv's apps., I mean why would one use it's own screensaver and one revert to the tvs?

-why are there no setting for the screensaver? I find it odd, especially being a plasma, that there's no screensaver options. only options to have the tv shut down.

-what were the bozo's thinking at Panasonic that they design a screensaver with all white and solid static letters, just about the worst scenario for IR, which is an issue on this screen.

I guess most of those aren't answerable questions, but I'm sure you can understand the need to vent after I discovered how this thing operates.

Nobody using Netlfix and Prime apps. on the tv?
post #5983 of 6823
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

mine's bright green and blinks occasionally

It's visible from about 4 feet.

That's just the TV winking at you. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by aman74 View Post

Nobody using Netlfix and Prime apps. on the tv?


I watch Netflix on my S60 quite often. I've only seen the screen saver once, and the static lettering you are referring to is similar to the digital on screen graphic ids that broadcast stations use. It shouldn't be an issue.


Ian
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Anyone know if D-Nice's slides can sometimes cause these defective pixels PlasmaPZ80U and I are experiencing?? 

 

eg. Green flickering pixel and grey dot.

post #5985 of 6823
I purchased a refurb 65s64 from Sears and when I called in was told that it still comes with the manufacturers one year warranty (calling again bc she might not have known). Purchased with Discover so hoping that also extends it to two years. Looking into purchasing Square Trade via Amazon. Are these plasmas unreliable in years 3, 4 and 5? I know its insurance, but several articles I've read say how plasmas are pretty reliable and the faulty ones are very low.
post #5986 of 6823
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Originally Posted by johdtv View Post

I purchased a refurb 65s64 from Sears and when I called in was told that it still comes with the manufacturers one year warranty (calling again bc she might not have known). Purchased with Discover so hoping that also extends it to two years. Looking into purchasing Square Trade via Amazon. Are these plasmas unreliable in years 3, 4 and 5? I know its insurance, but several articles I've read say how plasmas are pretty reliable and the faulty ones are very low.

 

 

This is the S60 thread. Not the S64 thread. But yes, plasma's are pretty reliable. Especially Panasonic. Expect more than 5 years if you take good care of it. On the other hand I would NEVER buy a refurbished anything. Ha.

post #5987 of 6823
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Originally Posted by oechikr View Post


This is the S60 thread. Not the S64 thread. But yes, plasma's are pretty reliable. Especially Panasonic. Expect more than 5 years if you take good care of it.

If you read this thread there are plenty of s64 owners posting and asking questions as the s60 and s64 are virtually identical bar the AR filter on the s64. But thanks for your keen powers of observation.

As for buying a refurb, it was my only option. Verified it comes with a 1 year warranty and additional year with Discover. I'm feeling good about it. $1,000 with shipping and rewards back so I'm not complaining.
Edited by johdtv - 12/27/13 at 5:20am
post #5988 of 6823
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Originally Posted by johdtv View Post

If there is a s64 specific owners thread please link me. I looked but couldn't find it. If you read this thread there are plenty of s64 owners posting and asking questions as the s60 and s64 are virtually identical bar the AR filter on the s64.

This is also the official thread for the S64, which is the S60 but with the AR filter, only sold at big box stores: Costco and Sam's Club. This thread is full of posts from owners and prospective buyers of the S60 and S64.
post #5989 of 6823
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Originally Posted by oechikr View Post


This is the S60 thread. Not the S64 thread. But yes, plasma's are pretty reliable. Especially Panasonic. Expect more than 5 years if you take good care of it. On the other hand I would NEVER buy a refurbished anything. Ha.

Only time will tell how reliable they are, but Panasonic rates them as being able to last enough hours to equate to about twenty years for the average viewer, if I recall correctly. I have previously purchased two Panasonic plasmas. My brother and my father now own them and after five years they're still going strong. My father has his TV on almost all day, in fact. You will have to decide if the cost of the warranty is worth the cost. Sam's gave me one year in addition to the manufacturer's year warranty, but I skipped the year 3-5 warranty they offered. You may also want to consider where TVs will be in 2-3 years anyway. 4K. OLED. By that time you may want to upgrade to something new anyway. If so, skip the extended warranty.
post #5990 of 6823
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Originally Posted by ToonMasterTim View Post


Only time will tell how reliable they are, but Panasonic rates them as being able to last enough hours to equate to about twenty years for the average viewer, if I recall correctly. I have previously purchased two Panasonic plasmas. My brother and my father now own them and after five years they're still going strong. My father has his TV on almost all day, in fact. You will have to decide if the cost of the warranty is worth the cost. Sam's gave me one year in addition to the manufacturer's year warranty, but I skipped the year 3-5 warranty they offered. You may also want to consider where TVs will be in 2-3 years anyway. 4K. OLED. By that time you may want to upgrade to something new anyway. If so, skip the extended warranty.

 

 

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Originally Posted by oechikr View Post
 

Anyone know if D-Nice's slides can sometimes cause these defective pixels PlasmaPZ80U and I are experiencing?? 

 

eg. Green flickering pixel and grey dot.

 

 

Cool. Can you or someone with experience answer my question that is a decent chunk of this thread??

post #5991 of 6823
Slides causing defective pixels ? No
post #5992 of 6823
Does anyone here have any experience with floor models? Safe?
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AroundTheFur922 View Post

Does anyone here have any experience with floor models? Safe?

As long as you are able to turn the TV on to inspect it and there is no permanent burn-in visible on the screen then the TV should be fine even if there are a lot of hours on it. And if the store has a good return policy that's even better.
post #5994 of 6823
I didn't notice any burn in (but I do not possess a professional eye). It is from a Sears and there is no return policy as it is an open box item. Would you risk the used S60 or a new F3550 (AR filter model)?
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AroundTheFur922 View Post

I didn't notice any burn in (but I do not possess a professional eye). It is from a Sears and there is no return policy as it is an open box item. Would you risk the used S60 or a new F3550 (AR filter model)?

You don't need a professional eye, just put the colored slideshow images on a USB stick and display them on the TV screen and look for any signs of logos or tickers or banners etc on the various colored slides.

The S60 is better than any Samsung (with the sole exception of their expensive F8500 flagship), FWIW.
post #5996 of 6823
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

That's just the TV winking at you. wink.gif

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I watch Netflix on my S60 quite often. I've only seen the screen saver once, and the static lettering you are referring to is similar to the digital on screen graphic ids that broadcast stations use. It shouldn't be an issue.


Ian
what's with all the silly jokes? If your set had any issues, minor or not, wouldn't you want them resolved?
post #5997 of 6823
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Originally Posted by AroundTheFur922 View Post

Does anyone here have any experience with floor models? Safe?

I got the floor model from a BestBuy about 2 weeks ago. No Burn in at all. If anything it was kinda nice since I did not have to do my own break in. I did get the full 1 year from Panasonic and then I went ahead when I registered it and got the 4 more years Square Trade. I did that since my last 42 panny TC-p42-c2 died in its second year. 10 light blinker.
post #5998 of 6823
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

what's with all the silly jokes? If your set had any issues, minor or not, wouldn't you want them resolved?


Yes I would. And if it's under warranty, I would contact Panasonic to deal with it . I noticed my set occasionally makes some popping sounds after warming up. I can only assume at this point it is due to normal heat expansion in a cool room which will probably decline as the set ages and the components settle. However, I contacted Panasonic and filed a report in case it becomes an issue. That being said, this is a TV not an ailing loved one. Having a sense of humor about it is less stressful then worrying about something that hopefully can be fixed.


Ian wink.gif
Edited by mailiang - 12/27/13 at 11:31am
post #5999 of 6823
Just finished driving to 4 different Sears to find the best-condition floor model I could. Found a practically mint one with only the stand missing (I plan to wall-mount anyway). $576 with a 30-day return window and no warranty. I may have to look into Squaretrade after seeing multiple users post about it.
post #6000 of 6823
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

Yes I would. And if it's under warranty, I would contact Panasonic to deal with it . I noticed my set occasionally makes some popping sounds after warming up. I can only assume at this point it is due to normal heat expansion in a cool room which will probably decline as the set ages and the components settle. However, I contacted Panasonic and filed a report in case it becomes an issue. That being said, this is a TV not an ailing loved one. Having a sense of humor about it is less stressful then worrying about something that hopefully can be fixed.


Ian wink.gif
seems I misread the tone of your posts... sometimes that happens on forums

I agree keeping a sense of humor about such things makes things less stressful. Regarding the popping/crackling noises, they do become much less frequent and more quiet over time.
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