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post #6301 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Apps > Viera link > Audio

Nope, that wasn't it. It was on the TV setting, which apparently means the TV speakers are on. I'm simply not getting any sound from the TV speakers from my BR player via HDMI.
How can I hear the female voice through them if they're malfunctioning? This ones thrown me. Thank you, by the way. At least I know how to get to that Viera Link.
post #6302 of 13990
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Originally Posted by 5150zx View Post

Nope, that wasn't it. It was on the TV setting, which apparently means the TV speakers are on. I'm simply not getting any sound from the TV speakers from my BR player via HDMI.
How can I hear the female voice through them if they're malfunctioning? This ones thrown me. Thank you, by the way. At least I know how to get to that Viera Link.
I did Fiber opt till i got my analog cables...smile.gif
post #6303 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

Someone commented, I commented back. The relevance of the shutdown is there for this thread, as active tire kickers read these threads to make a educated decision. If your on the fence, you need to get one before its to late. The price will be going one direction, up.........( prices are stable at the moment. )
Well, the comment of mine to which you originally responded was made to merely point out that previous announcements concerning the ceasing of plasma production came from third parties, and that today's announcement is the first official one from Panasonic HQ to my knowledge. Wasn't really discussing OLED or what Panasonic will do next. wink.gif However, your point concerning fence-sitters is well taken and universally understood by now, I would hope!
post #6304 of 13990
Why is that not in the audio settings menu? Almost the lamest thing ever. This set produces a fabulous picture but why did Panasonic screw up the little stuff?
post #6305 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Why is that not in the audio settings menu? Almost the lamest thing ever. This set produces a fabulous picture but why did Panasonic screw up the little stuff?

Cost-cutting perhaps?
post #6306 of 13990
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Originally Posted by 5150zx View Post

I'm trying to figure out why I can't get the TV speakers to work on my VT60? Running an Oppo 95 via HDMI to the TV HDMI Input #1. Yes, I have HDMI Audio OUT set to AUTO on the Oppo, so I'm good there. I did the TV TEST in the Menu and the TV speakers are working since I heard the female voice during the test. It says if you're having trouble hearing sound, "make sure the speakers are on"? I've looked and can't find anywhere to turn the speakers on/off. Others here have said that function doesn't exist, and I believe that to be true. There's nothing in the AUDIO Menu either. I've also searched and found info on Speaker Control in the Viera Link menu, but frankly, I can not find anything about Speaker Control in anything in the Menuthat has VIERA in the title! I'm at a loss here. Can anyone enlighten me as to what may be going on? Thank you...

Do you have HDMI Options>>> Video Only (HDMI1) set to Yes in your oppo? If so set to No or use HDMI port 2 out on your Oppo.

I am guessing you have turned up the volume via the remote for the VT60.

ss
post #6307 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

It is borderline incompetence for that lady to write an article like that imo. Read your owners manual and see what it says. Alcohol will remove any anti static and anti reflective coating on the screen. Try it and let us know how it works out.
I noticed she didnt mention using it for your tv too.

Well, i used the solution to get the finger marks off during the install. I just looked over TV with flashlight and everything looks fine, can't imagine two wipe downs would remove coating. I'll be sure not to use again frown.gif Thanks for the heads up

Edit - here are the instructions. Don't see the word alcohol. Fingers crossed

First, unplug the power cord plug from the wall outlet.
Display panel
The front of the display panel has been specially treated. Wipe the panel surface gently using only a cleaning
cloth or a soft, lint-free cloth.
If the surface is particularly dirty after cleaning up the dust, soak a soft, lint-free cloth in diluted, mild liquid
dish soap (1 part mild liquid dish soap diluted by 100 times the amount of water), and then wring the cloth to
remove excess liquid. Use this cloth to wipe the surface of the display panel, then wipe it evenly with a dry
cloth of the same type until the surface is dry.
Do not scratch or hit the surface of the panel with fingernails or other hard objects. Furthermore, avoid
contact with volatile substances such as insect sprays, solvents, and thinner; otherwise, the quality of the
surface may be adversely affected.
Edited by janick - 11/2/13 at 6:41am
post #6308 of 13990
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Originally Posted by sillysally View Post

Do you have HDMI Options>>> Video Only (HDMI1) set to Yes in your oppo? If so set to No or use HDMI port 2 out on your Oppo.

I am guessing you have turned up the volume via the remote for the VT60.

ss

Did he try the volume control on the Oppo? Under Audio Processing there are options for variable or fixed volume output. Variable = Oppo controls the volume. That said, I'm not sure if the setting applies to the HDMi output or just the analog.
post #6309 of 13990
Here's a few screen shots of Casino Royale that I grabbed this morning. Of course they will only look as good as the monitor you are displaying them on but you can see the gradation of blacks in each of these shots. I'm looking at them using Google chrome via my HTPC connected to my VT60 so they look fantastic!


Bond.. James Bond. Note the gradation of blacks from his pants to his coat.


The gradation of blacks inside the clubs in this shot is intense on the TC-P60VT60!


This image shows the MPC-HC status bar. Note each individual whisker and the black gradation in his face.
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Edited by Sammy2 - 11/2/13 at 7:42am
post #6310 of 13990
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Originally Posted by janick View Post

Well, i used the solution to get the finger marks off during the install. I just looked over TV with flashlight and everything looks fine, can't imagine two wipe downs would remove coating. I'll be sure not to use again frown.gif Thanks for the heads up

Edit - here are the instructions. Don't see the word alcohol. Fingers crossed

First, unplug the power cord plug from the wall outlet.
Display panel
The front of the display panel has been specially treated. Wipe the panel surface gently using only a cleaning
cloth or a soft, lint-free cloth.
If the surface is particularly dirty after cleaning up the dust, soak a soft, lint-free cloth in diluted, mild liquid
dish soap (1 part mild liquid dish soap diluted by 100 times the amount of water), and then wring the cloth to
remove excess liquid. Use this cloth to wipe the surface of the display panel, then wipe it evenly with a dry
cloth of the same type until the surface is dry.
Do not scratch or hit the surface of the panel with fingernails or other hard objects. Furthermore, avoid
contact with volatile substances such as insect sprays, solvents, and thinner; otherwise, the quality of the
surface may be adversely affected.

I would NOT use alcohol based cleaners on your plasma screen. My glasses have an AR coating on them and they advise not to use a cleaner with alcohol. Over time the alcohol in the cleaner will delaminate the AR coating on the lenses. I use the same non alcohol cleaner and microfiber cloth that I clean my glasses with on my Plasma. Your plasma screen will be fine, but repeated cleaning with alcohol would not be advised. Look for a lense cleaner that is alcohol free.
post #6311 of 13990
http://www.monoprice.com/Search?keyword=display+cleaner

I use this one with great success on all my screens (and my poly-carbonate eyeglasses). It is $1.44 plus shipping which is more than the product so grab yourself some other stuff while you are there.


Edited by Sammy2 - 11/2/13 at 7:59am
post #6312 of 13990
My 65VT60 with the rest of my set up. Oppo 103D on the way.
post #6313 of 13990
I especially like the speakers. What kind are they?
post #6314 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

It is borderline incompetence for that lady to write an article like that imo. Read your owners manual and see what it says. Alcohol will remove any anti static and anti reflective coating on the screen. Try it and let us know how it works out.
I noticed she didnt mention using it for your tv too.
+1, there have been other's in here that have ruined there TV's using chemicals. Why chance it ? I always use the rule, don't touch it and it will not need cleaned smile.gif
post #6315 of 13990
I've had a lot of success using OmniCleanz to clean my plasmas. It's not like I need to clean them often, though; it's usually only to remove fingerprints that get on them when I move the TVs.
post #6316 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I especially like the speakers. What kind are they?
Thanks. They are paradigm studio's V5.
post #6317 of 13990
Is it just me or is it really hard to watch regular HD after watching blue ray on this set? I've also noticed some strange popping and clicking through the tv speakers (i think) and a breakup in picture sometimes with some content when watching direct tv. Anyone else notice this? It's like a hick up. Just want to make sure it's the source and not my tv.
post #6318 of 13990
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Originally Posted by sillysally View Post

Do you have HDMI Options>>> Video Only (HDMI1) set to Yes in your oppo? If so set to No or use HDMI port 2 out on your Oppo.

I am guessing you have turned up the volume via the remote for the VT60.

ss

Thank you SS! That was it, I forgot about it. I normally set to YES as I don't use the TV speakers. I just wanted to make sure they worked as I just got the TV a week ago. All is well.
Thank you to all who gave me advice, it is appreciated very much.
post #6319 of 13990
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Originally Posted by AVKIK View Post

Is it just me or is it really hard to watch regular HD after watching blue ray on this set? I've also noticed some strange popping and clicking through the tv speakers (i think) and a breakup in picture sometimes with some content when watching direct tv. Anyone else notice this? It's like a hick up. Just want to make sure it's the source and not my tv.

You're one of many! I can't watch DVD's anymore and now, when I see a movie on Dish HD.........................I see the flaws.
post #6320 of 13990
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Originally Posted by AVKIK View Post

My 65VT60 with the rest of my set up. Oppo 103D on the way.

NICE! Enjoy your set-up!
post #6321 of 13990
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Originally Posted by AVKIK View Post

Is it just me or is it really hard to watch regular HD after watching blue ray on this set? I've also noticed some strange popping and clicking through the tv speakers (i think) and a breakup in picture sometimes with some content when watching direct tv. Anyone else notice this? It's like a hick up. Just want to make sure it's the source and not my tv.

What HDMI range us the TV set to? If it is Full or Nonstandard, try standard or see if your source can go Full on the output.

For reference:

Full = 0-255 (blacker than black, whiter than white)

Standard = 16-235
post #6322 of 13990
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Originally Posted by AVKIK View Post

Thanks. They are paradigm studio's V5.

Jealous. I have V3 Studio 40s but have wanted the new 100s since they came out. But since I just got the 65vt60 they'll have to wait a little longer.
Enjoy.
post #6323 of 13990
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Originally Posted by AVKIK View Post

Is it just me or is it really hard to watch regular HD after watching blue ray on this set? I've also noticed some strange popping and clicking through the tv speakers (i think) and a breakup in picture sometimes with some content when watching direct tv. Anyone else notice this? It's like a hick up. Just want to make sure it's the source and not my tv.

I've got Time Warner cable and some channels come in well, but Blu-ray is definitely above it and with a proper transfer on a properly calibrated VT60, it can give a very rich, natural, film-like experience.
post #6324 of 13990
One of the biggest complaints about the 50 series is that anything other than bluray looks "soft". Calibrated or not. A big problem for people who mostly watch cable tv.
post #6325 of 13990
From what I heard, the scaling on 720p sources with the 50 series was overly-soft looking. I believe they re-worked the processing on the 60 series because I don't see that issue.
post #6326 of 13990
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

From what I heard, the scaling on 720p sources with the 50 series was overly-soft looking. I believe they re-worked the processing on the 60 series because I don't see that issue.
+1 1080i doesnt look that good either but better than 720p. And yes Ive heard the 60 series is much better.
post #6327 of 13990
Trying the Disney WOW pixel flipper and it was doing some weird thing where it would start out flipping all the pixels but then the area of flipped pixels would get smaller and smaller until it was just a tiny square, while the rest of the snow effect was just frozen on the screen. I figured out it's because I had my blu-ray player set to do 24Hz on blu-rays and VT60 was going into 24Hz mode. When I turned that option off it used 60Hz and the pixel flipper worked correctly. Has anyone else noticed this? Is it my TV or the blu-ray player causing this?
post #6328 of 13990
Had my 60" for a week now and while running the break in slides, I notice a dark area on the right side of the screen. About 1" to 1.5" worth of pixels starting from the right edge are darker than the rest of the panel. Anyone else have or seen this issue before?
post #6329 of 13990
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Originally Posted by twinturboaudi View Post

Had my 60" for a week now and while running the break in slides, I notice a dark area on the right side of the screen. About 1" to 1.5" worth of pixels starting from the right edge are darker than the rest of the panel. Anyone else have or seen this issue before?

Look through the thread - the band is common on most VT and ZTs when running slides and has been noted to diminish with time. Enjoy.
post #6330 of 13990
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Originally Posted by lunaticpuma View Post

I loaded up the Netflix app and noticed that THX picture settings were not available. Is there a way to use the Netflix app with THX Cinema. Would the Professional/ISF setting be possible with a calibration? The picture was super sharp and crisp coming over wireless too which was great. It did seem like motion smoothing was on still even after I turned it off on Cinema mode. Can anyone else share their Netflix app picture settings?

The Netflix settings bug has been referenced a couple times in this thread, most recently (with a workaround) here, I think. I just noticed it yesterday when calibrating my mom's set. I think a simpler workaround is the one mentioned by a few other folks: Just make your desired picture adjustments in another app (Amazon or Vudu, for instance,) and then switch back to Netflix (where they should also be applied.)

No the THX modes aren't available for direct streaming content, and I haven't found any way to make them so except by streaming from another device and coming in via HDMI.

Yes, the Professional modes are available for apps (once they've been enabled in the Setup menu.)

As a side note, after calibrating the set a few times now, I find that the THX modes, while pretty good out of the box, go sort of wonky after the first few hundred hours. I'm finding Cinema comes closest to the calibrated Pro modes, with Home Theater second.
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