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post #5731 of 13999

Good Afternoon!

 

Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. I'm looking for D-Nice settings for the VT60 series. I've tried my best to filter on his name, look in other threads for the settings but to no avail. I do see the "ST" settings in his thread which from what I understand are strictly for the ST series. I have a 60" VT60 coming tomorrow! WoooHooo! So I will be running the slide show for 100+ hours right out of the gate. Hopefully this will give me time to see a reply and be ready to plug the settings in after that! Thanks very much!

post #5732 of 13999
He never provided any, though the ST settings are sufficient to use on the VT during break-in...after break-in, you'll just have to borrow some other settings until he shares them.
post #5733 of 13999
I looked on panasonic a website and
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Your information doesn't agree with data at Amazon. Your TV is listed at 93.7 lbs and the F8500 is listed at 79.8 lbs. That's a 13.9 lbs difference. The Samsung is one inch smaller, and probably has construction differences. I've just had our 60" Pioneer Kuro open, and it have very heavy construction. It weights 122.4 lbs. eek.gif
I looked some time ago on panasonics website and it said 137lbs. Maybe that was including the packaging material.
post #5734 of 13999
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

There has been some question as to the accuracy of those hours. They seem to be close but not exact. And dependent on firmware upgrades or something. Has that all been straightened out?

Well, there is no question on my 65VT60. I went into the service menu and checked the on-time. The hours matched exactly those shown in the version user page. The only difference is that the minutes are show in the service menu while just the hours are shown in the user menu. The user menu value increments by one exactly every 60 minutes.

Larry
Edited by LarryInRI - 10/21/13 at 2:22pm
post #5735 of 13999
Great find Larry matches exactly on my set also
post #5736 of 13999
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Originally Posted by chunon View Post

Great find Larry matches exactly on my set also

I can't take credit for the find. I saw it mentioned in some forum somewhere while skimming one day out there in the aethernet. So, kudos to whoever it was that posted it.

Larry
post #5737 of 13999
AVS user Lost! was the first to report it here IIRC.
post #5738 of 13999
Quote:
Originally Posted by gcannon0317 View Post

Is it correct to assume that the Costco ST coverage limits for $1.000+ is only $1,000 and not the price paid ($1,800)? It doesn't really say one way or other on the Costco site.

I just confirmed the Costco ST Warranty covers the price paid for the TV. See below confirmation. $99 for 5 years coverage for a $1800 60' VT60 is a bargain!! BTW - I bought the TV at BB but I can still buy ST via Costco because I am a Costco member.

Thanks for purchasing your new SquareTrade 5-Year TV Warranty. And congrats! Your TV is covered with 5-star service and #1-rated protection. Now it's time to visit us online and finish setting up your plan.

Your Protection Plan
Coverage Amount: Item Purchase Price
Coverage Term: 5 Years
Protection Plan Price: $99.99
Coverage Type: Standard
Coverage Starts*: After Costco Concierge or manufacturer's warranty expiration, whichever is longest. (in my case 1 Yr Mfg Warranty, 1 Yr AMEX extended warranty, 3 yrs ST Warrant for a total of 5 years)
Covered Product: TV
Coverage Ends: 3 Years from coverage start
Deductible: None
Waiting Period: None
post #5739 of 13999
I just now caught up - interesting timing. Glad you found the answer. And especially that its one that pleases you biggrin.gif
post #5740 of 13999
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Originally Posted by gcannon0317 View Post

If my objective is to determine if the set has been used (i.e. returned and repackaged), then this option should be good enough to tell me if the set has 0 hours on it without going into the service menu. Agree?

Yes.
post #5741 of 13999
Quote:
Originally Posted by LarryInRI View Post

Well, there is no question on my 65VT60. I went into the service menu and checked the on-time. The hours matched exactly those shown in the version user page. The only difference is that the minutes are show in the service menu while just the hours are shown in the user menu. The user menu value increments by one exactly every 60 minutes.

Larry

Hi Larry,

I verified today, as well, how it increments every hour. Thanks again for posting this, very cool.
post #5742 of 13999
So if I'm checking the hours on my set and it says C0375 that would mean approximately 37 hours on it? If so I got this set as an open box with no hours on it and a pretty good discount to boot from BB.
post #5743 of 13999
cakendall,

C0375 = 375 hours.

Larry
post #5744 of 13999
ahhh ok and thank you Larry. I've been watching a lot of HD Demo videos of nature and this set is really starting to blow me away. The virtual Tahiti on youtube is just breathtaking on it
post #5745 of 13999
Quote:
Originally Posted by gcannon0317 View Post

I just confirmed the Costco ST Warranty covers the price paid for the TV. See below confirmation. $99 for 5 years coverage for a $1800 60' VT60 is a bargain!! BTW - I bought the TV at BB but I can still buy ST via Costco because I am a Costco member.

Thanks for purchasing your new SquareTrade 5-Year TV Warranty. And congrats! Your TV is covered with 5-star service and #1-rated protection. Now it's time to visit us online and finish setting up your plan.

Your Protection Plan
Coverage Amount: Item Purchase Price
Coverage Term: 5 Years
Protection Plan Price: $99.99
Coverage Type: Standard
Coverage Starts*: After Costco Concierge or manufacturer's warranty expiration, whichever is longest. (in my case 1 Yr Mfg Warranty, 1 Yr AMEX extended warranty, 3 yrs ST Warrant for a total of 5 years)
Covered Product: TV
Coverage Ends: 3 Years from coverage start
Deductible: None
Waiting Period: None
Someone posted a link, the max payout is $4000.00 for this policy.
post #5746 of 13999
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

Normal. Mine has it as did my first unit.
This forum is great. I just noticed this on my brand-new, otherwise perfect 65VT60 -- glad to hear it's normal.
post #5747 of 13999
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Originally Posted by AVKIK View Post

I looked on panasonic a website and
I looked some time ago on panasonics website and it said 137lbs. Maybe that was including the packaging material.

The manuals list the weight of the TV with and without stand. You can find these on Panasonic's website. Here is the link to the S60. The manual also lists the dimensions, which I found handy before I ran out to purchase my 65" S64.
post #5748 of 13999
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

Someone posted a link, the max payout is $4000.00 for this policy.

I just finished my registration with ST for the Costco warranty and you are right, it does state the max is $3,999...
post #5749 of 13999
oh no, you mean they gurantee in house repairs and a cash payout if it doesn't work? and you don't have to lose your set to the 'repair center' for ages???

terrible! biggrin.gif
post #5750 of 13999
May I ask, do you get full 30,720 gradations in every picture mode? if not which modes?

Thank you
Edited by ChadThunder - 10/22/13 at 10:23am
post #5751 of 13999
Hey guys I thought this might be helpful for those who are interested in checking their hours very quickly. Randy posted this over in the S60 thread. Checking hours via user menu instead of service menu.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1461177/official-panasonic-s60-series-discussion-thread/4770#post_23863508

It's also on the very first post of the first page in the s60 thread as well in case link doesn't work
post #5752 of 13999
Can you guys with the Cosco square trade warranty tell me how you did it? I've had my tv for 37 days now. I hope it's not too late. Did you do it online or in store? Thanks guys.
post #5753 of 13999
online, from my link. After you pay online you get an email receipt with instructions. At that point you register on SQ's website via the instructions and they walk you through receipt submittal and serial number submittal, then you are all set. That's how mine went anyhow.
post #5754 of 13999
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

online, from my link. After you pay online you get an email receipt with instructions. At that point you register on SQ's website via the instructions and they walk you through receipt submittal and serial number submittal, then you are all set. That's how mine went anyhow.
Awesome! Thanks a lot. It's a total of five years right? Also, am I too late seeing how I purchased 37 days ago?
post #5755 of 13999
gcannon was smarter than I at the time and used his credit card to double the original mfr warranty to two years which gave him 5 yrs total. I only have 4 yrs since I didn't think to do that at the time and used a different card. The ST warranty is only for 3 years after the MFR warranty ends. (costco also gives 2 yrs mfr, but I bought mine on amazon)
post #5756 of 13999
If you're a Costco NON-member, does anyone know what the 'additional surcharge' is on this 5-year Square Trade warranty? And does this warranty purchased at Costco work if you bought a TV somewhere else (Amazon, Paul's)? Seems like a no-brainer purchase if the surcharge is fairly small (or if you're a member). Thank you.
post #5757 of 13999
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Originally Posted by 5150zx View Post

If you're a Costco NON-member, does anyone know what the 'additional surcharge' is on this 5-year Square Trade warranty? And does this warranty purchased at Costco work if you bought a TV somewhere else (Amazon, Paul's)? Seems like a no-brainer purchase if the surcharge is fairly small (or if you're a member). Thank you.

I'm interested in this too. I suppose I could just check out on Costco's website but can't do that right now as I am mobile.
post #5758 of 13999
Based on other posts I believe it is no more than $20 to $25 - still a great deal. They have an app if you're mobile that may work if you are trying to buy it.
post #5759 of 13999
From what I can see nonmembers have to get a Costco membership. The amazon plan seems to run concurrent with the manufacturer's warranty so the Squaretrade coverage is only for the last two years for $105 or the last three years for $169.

If it is true that the the Costco ESP covers the last three years and can be four or five years depending on where you bought the set, it looks like Costco is a better deal and you get the membership to boot.

The pdf on Costco's site is the same as that on amazon's site and neither is clear as to when the ESP commences.
post #5760 of 13999
Quote:
Originally Posted by 440forpower View Post

Question for the VT60 owners who have had their sets calibrated. Are you happy with your VT60s after calibration. Was it that much of a difference? I'm throwing around the idea of having Doug at Lions calibrate my set. But just want to see what others think after a calibration. Thanks

ChadB did my VT60 and there was a difference although to me it wasn't a knock your socks off kind of thing. (We had been running the THX and I thought it was OK.) After calibration, it was more of a, hmmm, whites are actually white now and just a generally nicer picture. I would do it again.

He also did two older TV's that made a HUGE difference (a Pioneer HD-Elite and a Sony SXRD).

--David
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