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post #6511 of 14006
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Originally Posted by ~Ohdee~ View Post

Learning Panasonic has decided to drop plasma prompted me to get to a new display yesterday. I went with the VT65. Could someone please be kind enough to post a like to Dnice's settings for the 65? I pick the display up on Wednesday. I'm excited as it should be a notable upgrade to my current six year old TH-58PZ700u.

Unless I'm mistaken, the VT65 is a European market display. The settings are for VT60s which are north American models.

There's never a guarantee that these settings are even remotely close to correct.

Its very unlikely that they'll apply to your set. On the other hand, what have you got to lose? Give it a shot and let us know how it turns out.

Best of luck.
post #6512 of 14006
They are the exact same set.
post #6513 of 14006
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Originally Posted by Semp1 View Post

They are the exact same set.

Settings are quite different.
post #6514 of 14006
Except PAL 25/50 Hz right?
post #6515 of 14006
Hey guys still awaiting the replacement set but in there time I am planning on getting a warranty from either Costco or directly from ST. So Costco 3 year is 99$ and starts after the manufactures 1 year coverage equaling 4 years (I know it been said a million times here I've read it all)...now my debate is ST offers for 200$ a 4 year warranty and plus the 1 year manufacturer warranty equaling 5 years total. So my question lyes what is the better deal? Is that extra year worth it for 100$ more? Possibly saving issues that could happen at that time? Or is it a 100$ that can be spent elsewhere? I'm thinking of just grabbing the 99$ one cause I am a member and that's a great deal. I mean when I had the s64 I got 3 years for 60$ plus 2 years for purchasing at Costco. What a freaking deal I wish the VT60 came from there cause they are truly tremendous as far as CS goes.

Also any good suggestions on flat wall mounts (non-exdendable ones), or a good TV stand?? I would like a flat mount and a nice stand for my appliances (ps4 when it comes out, same with Xbone ps3 and 360 and my Apple TV)

Cheers
post #6516 of 14006
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Except PAL 25/50 Hz right?

yes. The sets are exactly the same. Possess the exact same panels and the exact same technology. PQ settings should be the exact same with no reason for their to be any difference. Refresh rate does not affect picture quality.
post #6517 of 14006
Any way to toggle game mode with a Harmony remote?
post #6518 of 14006
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Originally Posted by absurd_username View Post

Auto Brightness Limiter - BOOOOO
...
However for watching NHL Hockey and Cable it is taking some getting used to because of the Auto Brightness Limiter. I think over time I am slowly getting used to it...or more like putting up with it because otherwise the set puts out an amazing picture. Working on getting some of the lighting re-arranged, but even with all the lights turned off I still find it distracting.

For me having the ABL kick in as often as it does makes me on the fence if it would have been a deal breaker for me. It has me wondering if maybe the Samsung 8500 might have been the way to go. If only the ABL was 80% of what it is.

I'm in the same boat. Absolutely love the picture for most of the time, hate it (or at least the degree of love is diminished quite a bit...) when ABL kicks in. This is especially bad during daytime when you have to use higher contrast setting which makes ABL kick in sooner. Every time there's lighter content on the screen I start wondering whether ABL is already muting the picture. I'm somehow getting used to it as well, but hate having such a feature in an otherwise stunning set.

I have one week left to return my 55VT60 and because of ABL having really hard time deciding whether to keep it or not. The only real alternative for me would be the Samsung 64F8500 (as we don't have the 60" model here in Finland), but the price is 2/3 higher than for 55VT60 (1800€ vs. 3000€).
post #6519 of 14006
Just got my VT60. Having two problems/issues:

1) I get sound from my BD player, but not the TiVo. I had the sound working for the TiVo at one point, wholly by accident, but I turned the set off and when I got back home and turned the set on I again no longer have sound. I have no idea what I did to turn the sound on or off.
2) The set auto-switches between input ports. The problem is that while it auto-switches to the BD player (Sony BDP-S5100) when that is turned on, when it is turned off the set doesn't auto-switch back to the TiVo's port. I can't find any setting that controls this feature.
post #6520 of 14006
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Originally Posted by animeXL View Post

You have to enable 3D through the Nvidia Control Panel.

Neither PowerDVD nor TMT will do it automatically. I struggled with this for a while as well until I found that setting.

Worked like a charm! smile.gif Thing is... I tried to do it first time, too. But I was running in extended display mode, with the computer monitor as my primary display. So the activation wizard was prompting me with choices for 3D glasses that come with a 3D monitor, which I didn't have. After setting my display in duplicate mode, making the TV also an active display, the wizard prompted me with options for my TV, so I was able to set it up. I can confirm it's working without a fuss, it doesn't even require a special player, Media Player Classic works perfectly, and I guess every other player does.

Thanks a lot for hinting it. I'm posting it here so maybe someone else has the same problem and finds this. So for the 3D to be enabled in nvidia control panel, the TV has to be the active/primary display.
Also, 3D looks awesome on this TV! biggrin.gif
post #6521 of 14006
Ok so now that I have gone through every possible step to test ARC function with no luck is it possible that one of these components. Either the onkyo or VT60 is just defective? I mean it seems that every one who thinks their panasonic doesn't work with arc is missing the arc(speaker output) menu selection hidden under apps in the Viera link settings. So I'm just wondering, if every other function works properly on both of them in regards to HDMI CEC except arc and being able to control the receiver volume with the TV remote which is directly related to each other. Is it possible there's a defect or just an incompatibility/handshake issue. I'll be honest. I have owned many TV's and receivers and I have never had a handshake issue that flat out prevents a function to work. So opinions please.
post #6522 of 14006
Impressions after first weekend of use:

In short, blown away. I am coming from an LG LHX 55" full-array local-dimming LED-LCD display which was no slouch when it comes to black level and shadow detail. I can honestly say that in a dark room the VT60 produces much better black level performance just from the THX Cinema preset (the LHX was calibrated). Even in my normal living room lighting (dim with no direct sunlight) the LG was inferior in overall picture quality though the margin is less. The picture produced by the VT60 simply pops more than any display I have ever encountered (never owned a Kuro). The LHX can go much brighter than the VT60 for sports or when I have all the lights on (which is never), and the reflective screen of the VT60 is much worse than the LHX, but for me these are non-issues. I don't see any reason to upgrade until I can afford a 65" OLED. Towards the end of the weekend I inserted Darbee Darblet into the video chain, and the picture had even more pop...simply draw-dropping.

I am planning on having ChadB doing a full calibration when he comes down to Florida again, but, honestly, I could easily live with THX Cinema. The perfectionist in me just wants to see what this set can really do. smile.gif.
post #6523 of 14006
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Originally Posted by Semp1 View Post

Ok so now that I have gone through every possible step to test ARC function with no luck is it possible that one of these components. Either the onkyo or VT60 is just defective? I mean it seems that every one who thinks their panasonic doesn't work with arc is missing the arc(speaker output) menu selection hidden under apps in the Viera link settings. So I'm just wondering, if every other function works properly on both of them in regards to HDMI CEC except arc and being able to control the receiver volume with the TV remote which is directly related to each other. Is it possible there's a defect or just an incompatibility/handshake issue. I'll be honest. I have owned many TV's and receivers and I have never had a handshake issue that flat out prevents a function to work. So opinions please.
Imo Call Panasonic or try thread for your receiver..
post #6524 of 14006
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Originally Posted by Gandomyr View Post

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Originally Posted by animeXL View Post

You have to enable 3D through the Nvidia Control Panel.

Neither PowerDVD nor TMT will do it automatically. I struggled with this for a while as well until I found that setting.

Worked like a charm! smile.gif Thing is... I tried to do it first time, too. But I was running in extended display mode, with the computer monitor as my primary display. So the activation wizard was prompting me with choices for 3D glasses that come with a 3D monitor, which I didn't have. After setting my display in duplicate mode, making the TV also an active display, the wizard prompted me with options for my TV, so I was able to set it up. I can confirm it's working without a fuss, it doesn't even require a special player, Media Player Classic works perfectly, and I guess every other player does.

Thanks a lot for hinting it. I'm posting it here so maybe someone else has the same problem and finds this. So for the 3D to be enabled in nvidia control panel, the TV has to be the active/primary display.
Also, 3D looks awesome on this TV! biggrin.gif

Care to explain?

Isn't that stereoscopic and not Full HD SBS?
post #6525 of 14006
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Originally Posted by Denniswrly View Post

Imo Call Panasonic or try thread for your receiver..

I have done both. And I have even called Onkyo. Both companies gave me a case number. Both had representatives that new very little about electronics in general and panasonic had me open the ehelp menu on the set and read to them that full HDMI function is not guaranteed from the ehelp manual. Onkyo is saying it can not be a defect since other HDMI functions work, which I kind of agree with. They supposedly will be getting back to me since they opened a case up in regards to this. No matter how many times I told them it did not exist they were adamant that there is an ARC feature in the Panasonic menu to turn on, on the TV, not happy with the fact that there is not actually a setting called ARC. Lol. Onkyo also claimed the cables are 1.0-1.4 and not the inputs on the devices asking me multiple times what version cable I was using. Lol. So that's what I was dealing with when it came to "technical support." So basically I'm back to my own assumption which is, it's not compatible. If any one else has a 2013 model Onkyo that works much would be appreciated if you can tell me if your VT60 works with the receiver.
post #6526 of 14006
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

Unless I'm mistaken, the VT65 is a European market display. The settings are for VT60s which are north American models.

There's never a guarantee that these settings are even remotely close to correct.

Its very unlikely that they'll apply to your set. On the other hand, what have you got to lose? Give it a shot and let us know how it turns out.

Best of luck.
Write down your old settings first and you can always go back wink.gif
post #6527 of 14006
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Originally Posted by Semp1 View Post

I have done both. And I have even called Onkyo. Both companies gave me a case number. Both had representatives that new very little about electronics in general and panasonic had me open the ehelp menu on the set and read to them that full HDMI function is not guaranteed from the ehelp manual. Onkyo is saying it can not be a defect since other HDMI functions work, which I kind of agree with. They supposedly will be getting back to me since they opened a case up in regards to this. No matter how many times I told them it did not exist they were adamant that there is an ARC feature in the Panasonic menu to turn on, on the TV, not happy with the fact that there is not actually a setting called ARC. Lol. Onkyo also claimed the cables are 1.0-1.4 and not the inputs on the devices asking me multiple times what version cable I was using. Lol. So that's what I was dealing with when it came to "technical support." So basically I'm back to my own assumption which is, it's not compatible. If any one else has a 2013 model Onkyo that works much would be appreciated if you can tell me if your VT60 works with the receiver.
O wow you would think they could give you more of a step by step or detail to what to do..As im sure there caled on subject alot..Far as Panasonic and your receiver as they know they go hand in hand with HT systems..Well, good luck.smile.gif
post #6528 of 14006
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Care to explain?

Isn't that stereoscopic and not Full HD SBS?

No such thing. One is either Full OR SBS(side by side).
post #6529 of 14006
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post

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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Care to explain?

Isn't that stereoscopic and not Full HD SBS?

No such thing. One is either Full OR SBS(side by side).

Right. This is what I actually meant. My understanding is that MPC-HC uses the stereoscopic player which is SBS and the paid players such as TMT use Full HD. I'm still trying to get a handle on 3D playback via my HTPC but am not going to put much time into it as I got the VT60 for it's PQ and don't really care much for 3D anyhow.
post #6530 of 14006
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Originally Posted by Semp1 View Post

I have done both. And I have even called Onkyo. Both companies gave me a case number. Both had representatives that new very little about electronics in general and panasonic had me open the ehelp menu on the set and read to them that full HDMI function is not guaranteed from the ehelp manual. Onkyo is saying it can not be a defect since other HDMI functions work, which I kind of agree with. They supposedly will be getting back to me since they opened a case up in regards to this. No matter how many times I told them it did not exist they were adamant that there is an ARC feature in the Panasonic menu to turn on, on the TV, not happy with the fact that there is not actually a setting called ARC. Lol. Onkyo also claimed the cables are 1.0-1.4 and not the inputs on the devices asking me multiple times what version cable I was using. Lol. So that's what I was dealing with when it came to "technical support." So basically I'm back to my own assumption which is, it's not compatible. If any one else has a 2013 model Onkyo that works much would be appreciated if you can tell me if your VT60 works with the receiver.

Hi. I feel confident in saying that there is no way these two components won't work in the way you want. One thing I will ask, and forgive me if you've already answered. Have you upgraded the software on the tv yet? Also if you'd like to pm me, I can probably help you out further.
post #6531 of 14006
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Originally Posted by twinturboaudi View Post

Hi. I feel confident in saying that there is no way these two components won't work in the way you want. One thing I will ask, and forgive me if you've already answered. Have you upgraded the software on the tv yet? Also if you'd like to pm me, I can probably help you out further.

I think you are right I will PM you though.
post #6532 of 14006
How were you able to tilt the camera. I'm tired of standing during Skype calls. thanks.
post #6533 of 14006
Have you guys recently gotten a firmware update?

The VT50s just did but it didn't notify us as you'd expect but you can go to the network/ update process and get it.

If you haven't gotten one lately, you might want to check to see if one is available.
post #6534 of 14006
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Originally Posted by lacarlson View Post

How were you able to tilt the camera. I'm tired of standing during Skype calls. thanks.

It manually rotates up and down.
post #6535 of 14006
Hmmm. Tried that and it didn't want to rotate. I didn't want to force it.
post #6536 of 14006
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

Have you guys recently gotten a firmware update?

The VT50s just did but it didn't notify us as you'd expect but you can go to the network/ update process and get it.

If you haven't gotten one lately, you might want to check to see if one is available.

Just checked mine and it's up to date it says.
post #6537 of 14006
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Originally Posted by lacarlson View Post

Hmmm. Tried that and it didn't want to rotate. I didn't want to force it.

Just the camera lens itself, not the entire piece that pops up.
post #6538 of 14006
No, I realize that but when I try to turn mine it might move a few degrees but then goes back to the original spot when I release it.
post #6539 of 14006
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Originally Posted by lacarlson View Post

No, I realize that but when I try to turn mine it might move a few degrees but then goes back to the original spot when I release it.
Mine stays tightly in place no matter where I set it to. Even after I reset it back into the set.
post #6540 of 14006
Something definitely sounds wrong with your camera then. It should rotate a few degrees down and stay put.
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