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Originally Posted by rhyek View Post

Isn't that generally the size of the actual TV and not the box?
Dont EVER trust Amazon dimensions.Go to the manufacturers website.
post #4742 of 13971
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Originally Posted by Jeff_DML View Post

Hometheater magazine review of the VT is up.


http://www.hometheater.com/content/panasonic-tc-p65vt60-3d-plasma-hdtv

From my understanding, the reason he is seeing RGB errors is because the 1080p direct feature is turned on - needs to be off for RGB.
post #4743 of 13971
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post

That info should be on the Amazon product page.

Isn't that generally the size of the actual TV and not the box?

try here http://shop.panasonic.com/docs/spec-sheet/2013/televisions/zt60_series_spec-sheet.pdf


look under the portion that says 'Carton Dimensions'. Think that's what you are looking for.
post #4744 of 13971
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

try here http://shop.panasonic.com/docs/spec-sheet/2013/televisions/zt60_series_spec-sheet.pdf


look under the portion that says 'Carton Dimensions'. Think that's what you are looking for.

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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Dont EVER trust Amazon dimensions.Go to the manufacturers website.

Yeah, that's what I'm looking for. Thank you very much!
post #4745 of 13971
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

With that setup arent your HT speakers on 100% of the time? I dont like putting wear and tear on my AVR just to watch the news and stuff like that.

Yes, they're on all the time, but that's what I prefer. However, with HT100's solution, you can always go into the Viera link setting and change the speakers to TV for things you'd prefer to listen to on the TV speakers and then change them back for other (movies, etc.).
post #4746 of 13971
My 60VT60 box measures 37.25 x 12.25 x 70 inches, 945 x 310 x 1778 mm. I suspect that boxes vary a little.

Dave
post #4747 of 13971
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Originally Posted by Gary in NY View Post

I am very interested in your setup. I haven't tried the ARC thing because of what I have read about all the trouble people are having. I have the Yamaha RX-V675 receiver, if that makes any difference, and the 65VT60 (D-Nice is coming Wednesday (bragging!!! )). How do you have your setup cabled (from the TV to the receiver)? This looks like an amazing discovery.

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, Gary in NY. I have an HDMI high speed cable with Audio Return Channel (ARC) (you have to have an HDMI cable that supports ARC - you can buy them online for a few dollars) plugged into HDMI 2 on the TV. This is the only HDMI port on the 65VT60 that supports ARC. I'm pretty sure that the other end of the HDMI cable is plugged into the AV1 HDMI out port on my receiver (it's been a little while since I made the connections, and I'm not 100% positive, but I have all my components plugged into my receiver, and then I go out to the TV). In the receiver menu, you need to go to the HDMI menu (check pages 23 and 96 of your manual) and find the option for Audio Return Channel and turn it on. I don't recall what I did on the main menus on the TV, because once you start making selections, many of the menu items disappear, but check out either p. 52 or 183 of the VT60 Series eHelp manual (both pages appear to be the same). After you get all that set up then you need to go to the VIERA Link settings on the TV and make the change I mentioned in my earlier post. Good luck, and let me know if it works OK.
post #4748 of 13971
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Originally Posted by cbragwel View Post

Let's try this again. I ran this setup mentioned here by HT100 and worked like a charm. Thank you HT100

You're welcome, cbragwel. I'm happy it worked for you. It took me a long time to get there, but I'm happy know. : )
post #4749 of 13971
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

With that setup arent your HT speakers on 100% of the time? I dont like putting wear and tear on my AVR just to watch the news and stuff like that.

Yes, the HT speakers are on 100% of the time. I guess you're right about putting wear and tear on your AVR, but I'm not sure if there's another easy way around the problem. If you have some thoughts, it would be great to hear them. I tend to surf alot, and much of the time I enjoy having the surround sound on sports, or whatever.
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Out of all the electronic components within a home theater, I have noticed from personal experience that the AVR is the one built to last the longest (at least in the case of Pioneer).
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Originally Posted by HT100 View Post

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, Gary in NY. I have an HDMI high speed cable with Audio Return Channel (ARC) (you have to have an HDMI cable that supports ARC - you can buy them online for a few dollars) plugged into HDMI 2 on the TV. This is the only HDMI port on the 65VT60 that supports ARC. I'm pretty sure that the other end of the HDMI cable is plugged into the AV1 HDMI out port on my receiver (it's been a little while since I made the connections, and I'm not 100% positive, but I have all my components plugged into my receiver, and then I go out to the TV). In the receiver menu, you need to go to the HDMI menu (check pages 23 and 96 of your manual) and find the option for Audio Return Channel and turn it on. I don't recall what I did on the main menus on the TV, because once you start making selections, many of the menu items disappear, but check out either p. 52 or 183 of the VT60 Series eHelp manual (both pages appear to be the same). After you get all that set up then you need to go to the VIERA Link settings on the TV and make the change I mentioned in my earlier post. Good luck, and let me know if it works OK.

HT100; Thanks for answering. However, I thought that everyone was having trouble with ARC and you found a way around that bug by using an optical cable from the TV back to the receiver and activating it through the APPS>VieraLink>Speaker Output(?) (if I'm remembering right). So, in this case, do you still have to set up ARC through HDMI2? Sorry if I confused everything. I'm waiting for an optical cable to be delivered before I can try this setup.
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Originally Posted by HT100 View Post

Yes, the HT speakers are on 100% of the time. I guess you're right about putting wear and tear on your AVR, but I'm not sure if there's another easy way around the problem. If you have some thoughts, it would be great to hear them. I tend to surf alot, and much of the time I enjoy having the surround sound on sports, or whatever.
Nothing wrong with your solution. Thats great and very helpful to a lot of people. I just would rather not have my AVR on all the time for various reasons. The way I have it setup with the optical cable I get sound from the tv until I turn on the AVR and then it automatically switches the sound from the tv to the AVR. I do not have to mute the tv or anything like that it simply bypasses the tv sound and I get sound only from the AVR. Then when I turn the AVR off it auto switches back to tv sound. Its that simple. I can also watch tv while I listen to Pandora through my AVR which is pretty cool.
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I got the VT60 65 inch three months ago and am considering getting it calibrated. I have been using Cinema THX mode. Any suggestions from those that have actually calibrated the set using a good calibrator?

Also, does anyone know if Panasonic breaks in this Plasma for at least 250+ hours?
Edited by nexusdoan - 9/11/13 at 4:29pm
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Pick up my VT65 on Thursday, tried the (Samsung 65" Class 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV - UN65F8000BFXZA) had to return it, the motion or flow of the TV pitcher seemed un-natural and in certain situations I could see horizontal banding.

Most of my family liked our old (TC-P50G10) better, hopeful it’s not a size issue and the VT65 looks and performs better then (Samsung 65" Class 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV - UN65F8000BFXZA) and my old 50”.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by nexusdoan View Post

I got the VT60 65 inch three months ago and am considering getting it calibrated. I have been using Cinema THX mode. Any suggestions from those that have actually calibrated the set using a good calibrator?

Also, does anyone know if Panasonic breaks in this Plasma for at least 250+ hours?

It's recommended you put on at least 300 hours before a calibration. Also, be sure to use one of the traveling calibrators and not anyone from Best Buy/Geek Squad. Chad B is a great choice depending on where you live.
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Originally Posted by Gary in NY View Post

HT100; Thanks for answering. However, I thought that everyone was having trouble with ARC and you found a way around that bug by using an optical cable from the TV back to the receiver and activating it through the APPS>VieraLink>Speaker Output(?) (if I'm remembering right). So, in this case, do you still have to set up ARC through HDMI2? Sorry if I confused everything. I'm waiting for an optical cable to be delivered before I can try this setup.

Hello again, Gary in NY. I'm not sure whether others were having trouble with ARC, but I was. Than I came across a discussion in another forum that suggested the solution, which is to make the change in the VIERA Link menu on the Apps menu (not in the menu that opens when you click the Menu button on the TV remote). Although I only have my own experience on this issue, I suspect that it should work for most people if the receiver also supports ARC (which yours does). So, yes, I set up ARC through HDMI2, which is the only HDMI input on the TV that supports ARC. I'm not really sure how things work with an optical cable, but I think page 52 of the VT60 eHelp manual tells you what you need. After you get your optical cable and make the connections, I'm sure folks here would like to hear about your experience.
post #4757 of 13971
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Nothing wrong with your solution. Thats great and very helpful to a lot of people. I just would rather not have my AVR on all the time for various reasons. The way I have it setup with the optical cable I get sound from the tv until I turn on the AVR and then it automatically switches the sound from the tv to the AVR. I do not have to mute the tv or anything like that it simply bypasses the tv sound and I get sound only from the AVR. Then when I turn the AVR off it auto switches back to tv sound. Its that simple. I can also watch tv while I listen to Pandora through my AVR which is pretty cool.

That sounds like a nice solution. I think Gary in NY is trying to set up his system that way, so he might be interested in the details of your connections and settings for audio. I'm happy I found this forum since there are obviously many extremely knowledgeable people here (such as yourself), and I know I will have many more questions about setup, features, calibration, etc.
post #4758 of 13971
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

It's recommended you put on at least 300 hours before a calibration. Also, be sure to use one of the traveling calibrators and not anyone from Best Buy/Geek Squad. Chad B is a great choice depending on where you live.

I will add my recommendation for Chad as well, top notch equipment and skill smile.gif
post #4759 of 13971
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Nothing wrong with your solution. Thats great and very helpful to a lot of people. I just would rather not have my AVR on all the time for various reasons. The way I have it setup with the optical cable I get sound from the tv until I turn on the AVR and then it automatically switches the sound from the tv to the AVR. I do not have to mute the tv or anything like that it simply bypasses the tv sound and I get sound only from the AVR. Then when I turn the AVR off it auto switches back to tv sound. Its that simple. I can also watch tv while I listen to Pandora through my AVR which is pretty cool.

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Originally Posted by HT100 View Post

That sounds like a nice solution. I think Gary in NY is trying to set up his system that way, so he might be interested in the details of your connections and settings for audio. I'm happy I found this forum since there are obviously many extremely knowledgeable people here (such as yourself), and I know I will have many more questions about setup, features, calibration, etc.


Yes, I'm very interested in both solutions. However, I just had my 65VT60 calibrated yesterday by D-Nice to HDMI 1. I'm not positive, someone chime in, but if I change the input to HDMI 2 (ARC) I lose the cal. Anyway Bond 007, I'd appreciate a description of your setup.

I will be posting D-Nice's cal reports in a few days. The PQ is just amazing and well worth the cost. He's a real gentleman and I was honored to have him in my home.
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Pretty sure he would have copied the settings over to all inputs but if not you can simply transfer them over yourself its a little tedious but not too painful smile.gif
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I dont have time to type all the settings and so forth and will vary according to the equipment anyway but the hookup is standard really.
All devices hooked into a Yamaha RX-V675 via HDMI. HDMI out of the Yamaha to TV.
TV optical out to 675.
And I have a Logitech Harmony 650 remote.
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Anyone know where I can get 2 extra pairs of 3D glasses that will work with this TV? Hopefully not too expensive...
post #4763 of 13971
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Originally Posted by javeryh View Post

Anyone know where I can get 2 extra pairs of 3D glasses that will work with this TV? Hopefully not too expensive...

Samsung SSG-5100GB 3D Active Glasses work fine.
20 bones
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BIP816Q/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Originally Posted by Gary in NY View Post

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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Nothing wrong with your solution. Thats great and very helpful to a lot of people. I just would rather not have my AVR on all the time for various reasons. The way I have it setup with the optical cable I get sound from the tv until I turn on the AVR and then it automatically switches the sound from the tv to the AVR. I do not have to mute the tv or anything like that it simply bypasses the tv sound and I get sound only from the AVR. Then when I turn the AVR off it auto switches back to tv sound. Its that simple. I can also watch tv while I listen to Pandora through my AVR which is pretty cool.
Yes, I'm very interested in both solutions. However, I just had my 65VT60 calibrated yesterday by D-Nice to HDMI 1. I'm not positive, someone chime in, but if I change the input to HDMI 2 (ARC) I lose the cal. Anyway Bond 007, I'd appreciate a description of your setup.

I will be posting D-Nice's cal reports in a few days. The PQ is just amazing and well worth the cost. He's a real gentleman and I was honored to have him in my home.

Gary - DNice will have saved your settings to the other HDMI ports as well as already suggested by another forum member. He did mine last month and saved them over to all 3 and I have the option of always selecting the 3 other modes he calibrated in addition to Pro1 from any of those inputs (he gave me custom to fool around with, but I asked). PM me if you have any questions, he does great work and I hope you are enjoying your display as much as I am.
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I dont have time to type all the settings and so forth and will vary according to the equipment anyway but the hookup is standard really.
All devices hooked into a Yamaha RX-V675 via HDMI. HDMI out of the Yamaha to TV.
TV optical out to 675.
And I have a Logitech Harmony 650 remote.

I have the same setup as you, RX-V675, etc. , with the Harmony 1100. So, in your setup, you use HDMI 2 (ARC)? Just trying to make sure.
post #4766 of 13971
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Originally Posted by chunon View Post

Pretty sure he would have copied the settings over to all inputs but if not you can simply transfer them over yourself its a little tedious but not too painful smile.gif

Thanks for the heads up.
post #4767 of 13971
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Originally Posted by Gary in NY View Post

I have the same setup as you, RX-V675, etc. , with the Harmony 1100. So, in your setup, you use HDMI 2 (ARC)? Just trying to make sure.
I think so. But if youre not using ARC any HDMI input on the tv will do.
post #4768 of 13971
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Originally Posted by smurraybhm View Post

Gary - DNice will have saved your settings to the other HDMI ports as well as already suggested by another forum member. He did mine last month and saved them over to all 3 and I have the option of always selecting the 3 other modes he calibrated in addition to Pro1 from any of those inputs (he gave me custom to fool around with, but I asked). PM me if you have any questions, he does great work and I hope you are enjoying your display as much as I am.

He also did the Custom for me. I watch the majority of entertainment through an HTPC with XBMC. DNice noticed some PQ problems related to the built in graphics of the HTPC so I am researching for a stand alone video card as a replacement. There are a ton of them and because I don't game on the HTPC, that narrows it down to half a ton! If anyone has a suggestion I'm all ears.

DNice put Star Trek Into The Darkness (BR) in the PS3..... I just couldn't believe how amazing it looked. I owned a KURO at one time. I think VT looked better. The blacks, the color saturation.... POP.... Even the significant other, who couldn't care less about DVD resolution, 720P, etc., was impressed. That made my day.
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I think so. But if youre not using ARC any HDMI input on the tv will do.

Woo Hoo.... I like that! Thanks. The optical cable is coming.
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Originally Posted by javeryh View Post

Anyone know where I can get 2 extra pairs of 3D glasses that will work with this TV? Hopefully not too expensive...
You could try Amazon.com. I bought a pair for my ST50 that work quite well.
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