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post #7291 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Toronto Guy View Post

No, only an antique DVD player with no HDMI (steam powered, I think) and a TV Live Hub media player which I view most of my content on.

It's definitely time for a Blu ray player. You will never see how truly great these tv's can perform without seeing them in all the 1080p glory! biggrin.gif
post #7292 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Latinoheat View Post

It's definitely time for a Blu ray player. You will never see how truly great these tv's can perform without seeing them in all the 1080p glory! biggrin.gif

I agree. Can pick one up for rather cheap...under $100 and with cyber Monday coming, you'll find one for a great price!
post #7293 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Scott Oakley View Post

Did Cleveland Plasma really say this? They're the same size, just different panels. If you can afford it, go for the VT. I have it and its a great picture.
LOL, to much Turkey !
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Originally Posted by fcb View Post

HDMI cable, set format to full, adjust overscan using your video card's software.
Also not a bad idea if possible to run to your receiver first, then from the receiver to the tv.
+ 1 Yep, that way you can have surround sound thru your PC wink.gif
Edited by Cleveland Plasma - 11/29/13 at 5:33pm
post #7294 of 13990
are these sets prone to burn in? Im thinking hard about grabbing one to watch blurays and play xbox one and ps4
post #7295 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Latinoheat View Post

It's definitely time for a Blu ray player. You will never see how truly great these tv's can perform without seeing them in all the 1080p glory! biggrin.gif

Can you guys please talk to my wife? You feel my pain, right?
post #7296 of 13990
I have a digital OTA antenna connected to my VT60 but when I did a channel scan it didn't pick up any channels at all. A friend of mine has the same model antenna connected to his LED TV a few blocks away and he picks up 16 HD channels. Is there a setting I have to select somewhere in the menu to get the TV to see the antenna?
post #7297 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Toronto Guy View Post

Can you guys please talk to my wife? You feel my pain, right?

My goodness you need her permission to spend your hard earned $100! What has this world come to? eek.gif
post #7298 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Latinoheat View Post

My goodness you need her permission to spend your hard earned $100! What has this world come to? eek.gif

She handles the money in the household. And all the fun stuff that goes along with it, paying the bills, managing our savings, investing in stocks, balancing the check book, moving money between accounts. The stuff I'm horrible with. I would probably spend our last cent buying every gadget known to man if given the opportunity.

BTW, outside of an Oppo (I'd never get her to agree to that price tag) which Blu-Ray player would you recommend? Christmas is coming so you never know...
Edited by Toronto Guy - 12/3/13 at 3:59pm
post #7299 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Toronto Guy View Post

She handles the money in the household. And all the fun stuff that goes along with it, paying the bills, managing our savings, investing in stocks, balancing the check book, moving money between accounts. The stuff I'm horrible with. I would buy every gadget known to man if given the opportunity. But come on!!! They're only $100!!!

BTW, outside of an Oppo (I'd never get her to agree to that price tag) which Blu-Ray player would you recommend? Christmas is coming so you never know...

I see , I guess everyone has different ways they live their lives. If that works for you and your happy than that's your choice. I don't like anyone including my wife handle and have a say with what and how much I spend my hard earned $$$$ on things. Anyways you already have a Panasonic plasma, why not get a Panasonic Bluray player? BDT 230 for example.
post #7300 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Toronto Guy View Post

She handles the money in the household. And all the fun stuff that goes along with it, paying the bills, managing our savings, investing in stocks, balancing the check book, moving money between accounts. The stuff I'm horrible with. I would buy every gadget known to man if given the opportunity. But come on!!! They're only $100!!!

BTW, outside of an Oppo (I'd never get her to agree to that price tag) which Blu-Ray player would you recommend? Christmas is coming so you never know...

There's nothing wrong with that. In fact, that's the norm these days. If you spend enough time here, you'll notice many married men mention how they need to clear things with their significant other. Some just don't like admitting it.

Any bluray player will do. Stick with a known name brand and get the cheapest you can find.

Good luck!
post #7301 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Toronto Guy View Post

I have a digital OTA antenna connected to my VT60 but when I did a channel scan it didn't pick up any channels at all. A friend of mine has the same model antenna connected to his LED TV a few blocks away and he picks up 16 HD channels. Is there a setting I have to select somewhere in the menu to get the TV to see the antenna?

Did you set the TV to Antenna in the Menu-Setup? Also, I tried an indoor antenna on my VT60 and received a few channels but they were basically un-watchable. When you say, "Digital Antenna" did you mean indoor?

Scott
post #7302 of 13990
I've been searching this thread and I've found how to get TV ARC back to my receiver. But I've exhausted myself trying to find a way to get NETFLIX to the ARC and as far as I know it can't be done. I have a 55vt60 and my question is this, I didn't get a manual with my TV...... WTF, and it's already mounted on the wall. Is there a dedicated audio out that will send ALL sounds to the receiver. Maybe an optical or RCAs.
post #7303 of 13990
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Originally Posted by p3Orion View Post

No PS3 or other Blue-ray player? After I ran the slides for my ST50 I played "Up" and "Toy Story 3" over and over to increase the hours. I plan to do the same for the ST60.

If you are on a computer you have to go into catalyst control center/mydigitalflatpanels/scaling options, move the slider all the way to the right on overscan and click apply. Set tv to FULL.
post #7304 of 13990
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Originally Posted by looker12 View Post

I've been searching this thread and I've found how to get TV ARC back to my receiver. But I've exhausted myself trying to find a way to get NETFLIX to the ARC and as far as I know it can't be done. I have a 55vt60 and my question is this, I didn't get a manual with my TV...... WTF, and it's already mounted on the wall. Is there a dedicated audio out that will send ALL sounds to the receiver. Maybe an optical or RCAs.


ARC works with Netflix...
post #7305 of 13990
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Originally Posted by slosvt View Post

ARC works with Netflix...

I can't. Is there any other way. Is there an optical out on this tv?
post #7306 of 13990
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Originally Posted by looker12 View Post

I can't. Is there any other way. Is there an optical out on this tv?

Yes, there is an optical out for audio. I'll be doing the same back to my receiver as well.
post #7307 of 13990
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post

you'll notice many married men mention how they need to clear things with their significant other.
Good luck!

TGIS
(Thank God I'm Single)
post #7308 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Jidonsu View Post

Yes, there is an optical out for audio. I'll be doing the same back to my receiver as well.

I just went thru this and I feel your pain. If you search on posts by me, you'll see the long, sad story.

But, I got it to work, the way it should: all HDMI cables: AVR's ARC HDMI out to TV's HDMI 2(ARC). All other sources (BluRay, DVR, etc) HDMI out to HDMI in ports on AVR. There is an HDMI setting in your TV's Menu which should be set Digital (as opposed to Analog). I think its in Setup but you gotta look. There may be a similar setting in your AVR.

Also, make absolutely sure your TV is set to HDMI 2(ARC) when you go to the HOME screen. NetFlix is just another app on your TV and the audio will go out over the HDMI 2 back to your AVR.

Please keep us posted. This is a very vexing problem which some people have solved by using an Optical cable from TV to AVR which I was ready to do until suddenly I got it working as described above....
post #7309 of 13990
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Originally Posted by nezff View Post

are these sets prone to burn in? Im thinking hard about grabbing one to watch blurays and play xbox one and ps4

Don't know how long it takes, but I got my VT Tuesday. Son played XBox about 2hrs last night, not a hint of IR. I have varied what we watch for very long....any channel with a logo gets changed after about an hour....then again, the logo is gone during commercials, so it's not like it's steadily there, ever. Maybe if I was an old person and had nothing better to do than watch CNN or Fox news all day, it would be different.

It is spectacular, btw.

My original intents were to mount it on the wall. Bought a tilt mount that was rated to 70" and 165lbs. This TV says it weighs 92lbs without the stand, but after lifting it a few times, I got a bit nervous about just a stud or two holding it. Think I am going to do some reinforcing of some kind before I trust it to hang.
post #7310 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Scott Oakley View Post

I just went thru this and I feel your pain. If you search on posts by me, you'll see the long, sad story.

But, I got it to work, the way it should: all HDMI cables: AVR's ARC HDMI out to TV's HDMI 2(ARC). All other sources (BluRay, DVR, etc) HDMI out to HDMI in ports on AVR. There is an HDMI setting in your TV's Menu which should be set Digital (as opposed to Analog). I think its in Setup but you gotta look. There may be a similar setting in your AVR.

Also, make absolutely sure your TV is set to HDMI 2(ARC) when you go to the HOME screen. NetFlix is just another app on your TV and the audio will go out over the HDMI 2 back to your AVR.

Please keep us posted. This is a very vexing problem which some people have solved by using an Optical cable from TV to AVR which I was ready to do until suddenly I got it working as described above....

I am still unable to get ARC to work right. Everytime I power on my HT equipment the TV switched from HDMI 2 to HDMI 1 confused.gif Here is my set up.
All components to and thru my Denon 4311 via HDMI.
HDMI (monitor out ARC) out to the TV's HDMI 2 input.
I have the HDMI control switched to "On" on the Denon and Viera Link is turned on, on the VT60.

Any thoughts?
post #7311 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Gov View Post

I am still unable to get ARC to work right. Everytime I power on my HT equipment the TV switched from HDMI 2 to HDMI 1 confused.gif Here is my set up.
All components to and thru my Denon 4311 via HDMI.
HDMI (monitor out ARC) out to the TV's HDMI 2 input.
I have the HDMI control switched to "On" on the Denon and Viera Link is turned on, on the VT60.

Any thoughts?

Are you using a harmony remote?
post #7312 of 13990
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post

Are you using a harmony remote?

Yep....if your going to suggest I program it to send a command to remedy the problem, yes, I suppose I could. The question is though why does the TV behave this way?
post #7313 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Gov View Post

Yep....if your going to suggest I program it to send a command to remedy the problem, yes, I suppose I could. The question is though why does the TV behave this way?

I asked because it sounds like the watch TV action may be programmed to switch to input 1. Double check your command and make sure its set for input 2.
post #7314 of 13990
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post

I asked because it sounds like the watch TV action may be programmed to switch to input 1. Double check your command and make sure its set for input 2.

WOW....did not think about that and you were right! Thanks!
post #7315 of 13990
Hey I went through the same thing mounting my VT65 to the wall. I picked up the sanus VLF 525 So far it's holding up lol
post #7316 of 13990
Hi folks,

Very happy 55vt60 owner.
I've had my set since Sept. 21. Bought it to upgrade from my 42px60 which is probably 6 or 7 years old and is still working beautifully.
When I read that Panasonic was ending R&R it seemed like plasmas time was limited and now was the time to grab one.
Haven't done the slides, just watched full screen with occasional 4x3 and 2:35 programs. My unit is June build and has the fan noise but I didn't notice it really until the second week of use and have not bothered with the fix.
I have a question regarding the lighted remote. Is the remote fully backlit or is the bottom fourth (the player, netflix buttons) not lit? On my remote the bottom 3 rows of buttons don't light up and I wondered if this was normal.
post #7317 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Pacfanweb View Post

My original intents were to mount it on the wall. Bought a tilt mount that was rated to 70" and 165lbs. This TV says it weighs 92lbs without the stand, but after lifting it a few times, I got a bit nervous about just a stud or two holding it. Think I am going to do some reinforcing of some kind before I trust it to hang.
Don't worry about it. My 65VT60 is literally the lightest plasma I've ever hung on the wall (and I have four plasmas hanging right now) and none of them has broken the mount and smashed itself. It's a non-issue as long as you secure the mount into studs. My TH-58PZ700U is a friggin' nut-buster (141 pounds without stand) and it never came crashing down.
post #7318 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Pacfanweb View Post

Don't know how long it takes, but I got my VT Tuesday. Son played XBox about 2hrs last night, not a hint of IR. I have varied what we watch for very long....any channel with a logo gets changed after about an hour....then again, the logo is gone during commercials, so it's not like it's steadily there, ever. Maybe if I was an old person and had nothing better to do than watch CNN or Fox news all day, it would be different.

It is spectacular, btw.

My original intents were to mount it on the wall. Bought a tilt mount that was rated to 70" and 165lbs. This TV says it weighs 92lbs without the stand, but after lifting it a few times, I got a bit nervous about just a stud or two holding it. Think I am going to do some reinforcing of some kind before I trust it to hang.

Old? Wait who you callin old? Just kidding.

I also have the VT60 and really like it. I use it just like you do and there's no IR or burn-in at all.

And, I went thru exactly what you did with the mounting. The mount added an additional 30 pounds or something and I said the hell with it. In my application all it would have gained me is about 8" of free wall space between a credenza and the bottom edge of the TV - just not worth it....
post #7319 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Gov View Post

WOW....did not think about that and you were right! Thanks!

Great call on iconjason's part!
post #7320 of 13990
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Originally Posted by RFK54 View Post

Hi folks,

Very happy 55vt60 owner.
I've had my set since Sept. 21. Bought it to upgrade from my 42px60 which is probably 6 or 7 years old and is still working beautifully.
When I read that Panasonic was ending R&R it seemed like plasmas time was limited and now was the time to grab one.
Haven't done the slides, just watched full screen with occasional 4x3 and 2:35 programs. My unit is June build and has the fan noise but I didn't notice it really until the second week of use and have not bothered with the fix.
I have a question regarding the lighted remote. Is the remote fully backlit or is the bottom fourth (the player, netflix buttons) not lit? On my remote the bottom 3 rows of buttons don't light up and I wondered if this was normal.

Yes, the remote is back-lit (red) except for the bottom three rows including the red NetFlix button.
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