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post #7321 of 13990
How is the 55" VT heavier than my fathers' 60" ST!? Lol! This thing is a beast!!
post #7322 of 13990
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Originally Posted by sage11x View Post

How is the 55" VT heavier than my fathers' 60" ST!? Lol! This thing is a beast!!

Exactly!
post #7323 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Scott Oakley View Post

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

Thanks! that's what I was thinking
post #7324 of 13990
I just noticed that the picture doesn't go all the way to the edge at the bottom of my screen. There's about 8mm of black there no matter what input or zoom settings I use, is this normal?
There is a similar gap at the top but it's not as big.
post #7325 of 13990
Why doesn't my 65vt60 have game mode? Should it be under picture settings?
post #7326 of 13990
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Originally Posted by PolishDude View Post

Why doesn't my 65vt60 have game mode? Should it be under picture settings?

It's under the Advanced Picture sub menu in the picture settings.
post #7327 of 13990
Just bought a 60VT60 at Magnolia.. I have a 60GT50 and LOVE IT... But I remember it took a long time to break in. Is there something like a disc or program that can speed up the process... Also, does anyone have any good settings for this set? I currently use the THX CINEMA on my GT.

Thanks!! and Happy Holidays!
post #7328 of 13990
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Originally Posted by rageofgods View Post

Hello guys. 
How can i actually enable 96hz mode for 24p content on my vt60 (European)?
I can't find option such this in the menu. 

I need to know this as well - movies are stuttering and this better be a feature on the EU models as well, otherwise how are we supposed to get a decent motion speed when watching certain content? Watching The Hobbit right now and it's just just terrible, and IFC speeds things up waaaay too much, even on low.

Appreciate any help with the motion issue, thanks!
post #7329 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.
Great catch dude!
post #7330 of 13990
What am I losing if I leave my TV on game mode all the time? I use an AVR and it's a bit of a hassle switching to and from game mode depend on what I'm doing.
post #7331 of 13990

ANYONE NOTICE THE 65 INCH SETS BEING DIMMER, LESS DETAILED, AND HAVING MORE JUDDER THAN THE 60 INCH?



I just ordered a 60vt60 today but I am now wondering if my observations are accurate and if I should get the 65 inch.


I noticed in two stores (a bright store and a darker store), that the 65 inch vt60 was dim looking in both stores.. I was given a remote at both stores and was able to max out the contrast and fiddle with other settings. On the blu-ray player I brought in to each store and hooked up, the tv looked pretty good but on the tv signal feed commercials loop they had going- it looked really dim compared to a 60st60 they had going.


I'm not saying that the 65 inch vt60 doesn't have a great picture. But the tv signal mainly and the blu-ray to a lesser extent just looks dim to the point of not having hardly any luminance pop. It is almost like my 60st50 at home is brighter. I completely agree that the vt60 is much better but I don't want anything dimmer.


I also read a review off of CNet by David that said, "As a rule, the larger the plasma, the dimer its picture gets." 


So I ordered the 60 inch vt60 when I saw a movie (Star Trek Into Darkness) on a 55 inch vt60 at a third store. I wasn't allowed to mess with the tv so I can't really say much here except that the movie had BOTH inky blacks and a bright contrast that was compelling. It also had great detail from the black level contrast. - But it didn't have a tv signal feed going.


But as I sit at home with my older st50 60 inch, I'm torn. I put on the same blu-ray of Into Darkness to sort of compare.


My tv lacks the size wow factor of the 65inch vt60 and it also lacks the pop and detal of the 55 inch vt60.


If I change my order and get the 65 inch vt60:


Will it be as bright as the 60 inch and have the detail of the 55 inch? 


Will it be dimmer because it is bigger and lack detail because it is bigger?


I need it to be as least as bright as my 60st50.


In short, if the 65vt60 looked like the 55vt60, I would have bought the 65 inch on the spot. It seems there is a trade off when it comes to the size of the set. A 55 is just too small for me. The 65 would be awesome but looks dim. So I was hoping the 60 inch would be the best compromise. 


But I still find myself wanting those extra inches!....


P.S. I noticed a lot of judder on the tv signal commercial feeds on the 65 inch vt60 at both stores. Turning on the motion smoother to low didn't help. Setting it on medium took care of it but it introduced to much soap opera effect. 



My 60 inch st50 doesn't have this judder look on a tv signal when bigger objects move slowly across the screen. I don't even need to turn on the motion smoother. So is this also a problem with the 65 sets? I know that with LED sets I use own, the larger sets had more judder than the smaller ones.

Anyone have any experience with any judder, brightness and detail difference between the 65 inch vt60 and the 60 inch vt60?


What I saw in stores under varied and poor conditions cannot compare to people on this post who have owner experience.



Thanks. (I need to decide right away if I'm going to change my order) So any help would be appreciated..


Edited by Sargon 1 - 12/1/13 at 4:42am
post #7332 of 13990
Get the 65" VT60; you won't regret the larger screen.
post #7333 of 13990
Hello all. I ran the D-NICE slides for 100 hours on my 65VT60 , installed controlcal, and loaded the day and night D-NICE settings.

I have a few questions:
1. Do the day and night modes automatically load to professional 1 and 2, respectively? If not, how do I allocate those two modes (or do they auto-select based on time?)

2. I was unable to make the recommended change in the 24p Direct In setting from 60Hz to 90Hz as that option is grayed out. Game mode is set to "off." Any suggestions as to how I can fix that?

3. How do install D-Nice's 3D settings?

Thanks in advance.
post #7334 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Sgooter View Post

Get the 65" VT60; you won't regret the larger screen.

In your case, I agree with the above. It seems you really do want the 65 over the 60 so try it. I also will add that although I do not have personal experience, its hard to accept that a 65 would have less detail and brightness than a 60 or even 55 inch; they use the same panels.

I do have personal experience with 60 versus 55 LED sets, and for my room and usage, 60 is just too big. I know that sounds weird in this day and age of bigger is better, but I just found that the set over-powered the room, even when it was off. The room is about 14 by 20 feet, just for comparison. And we sit about 11 feet back so 55 seems to work just fine regardless of all the THX and other recommendations...
post #7335 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...


Sony bdp-s5100, IMO. As long as you're okay with just the digital audio coax output.
post #7336 of 13990
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Originally Posted by JimRoberts View Post

Hello all. I ran the D-NICE slides for 100 hours on my 65VT60 , installed controlcal, and loaded the day and night D-NICE settings.

I have a few questions:

I replied to your post at the support forum
post #7337 of 13990
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Originally Posted by looker12 View Post

...I have a 55vt60 and my question is this, I didn't get a manual with my TV......
The owner's manual and e-Help manual are readily available for download from the Panasonic support (for consumers) site.
post #7338 of 13990
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Originally Posted by dnsjo View Post

Sony bdp-s5100, IMO. As long as you're okay with just the digital audio coax output.

Well, since she's handling the money, make it easy on yourself like I did. I bought a run of the mill Samsung about 4 months ago at Costco. It does everything and more that I need (full Internet streaming, etc), has HDMI and its bulletproof. I think it was about $120, with a great return policy. No offense to the other poster, but I wouldn't touch a Sony with a 10 foot pole. I had lots of problems with a previous BluRay player of their's, an ER receiver which I paid a ton for and I only got about 7 years of very light usage out of one their top of the line TVs. Oh, and their tech support sucks.

Just my personal experience...
post #7339 of 13990
Is the VT better than the ST in every regard? I'm very tempted to buy with the recent price drop and the ST looking like it will stay at current price. The issue that stuck out when I first read this thread a while back was the fan noise, but now that it has been fixed in post-August builds I'm relieved.
post #7340 of 13990

TV broadcasts went with 50hz when literally everything else was using 60. It does sound like the overall statement is that 50hz is handled better than it was in the 2012 models.

pNEg

post #7341 of 13990
Just bought a 60VT60 at Magnolia.. I have a 60GT50 and LOVE IT... But I remember it took a long time to break in. Is there something like a disc or program that can speed up the process... Also, does anyone have any good settings for this set? I currently use the THX CINEMA on my GT.
post #7342 of 13990
For those still on the fence check out the VT60 deals thread. Amazon is practically giving these TVs away now.
post #7343 of 13990

Hey everyone I've been thinking about getting the VT 65" for a while now. I'm worried about burn in and Image retention with Panasonic plasmas. I've been debating the VT vs the sam 8000 series. I watch a lot of sports. Football, Hockey, basketball. I'm also going to be gaming on ps4. I love my 2010 sam 8000 series but the panel is bad and they want 2k to fix it. I've never seen any burn in or image retention on the sammy. Just wondering what everyone thought.

 

Any advice would be awesome.

 

Thanks

post #7344 of 13990
Any one know why panasonic only allows calibration through its iphone app on custom. Once selected on the app the tv switches from cinema to custom automatically. Little odd.
post #7345 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Schwa View Post

For those still on the fence check out the VT60 deals thread. Amazon is practically giving these TVs away now.

Wow...you're not kidding.
post #7346 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Ejs71 View Post

Just bought a 60VT60 at Magnolia.. I have a 60GT50 and LOVE IT... But I remember it took a long time to break in. Is there something like a disc or program that can speed up the process... Also, does anyone have any good settings for this set? I currently use the THX CINEMA on my GT.

I just went though DNice's screen prep slides procedure and used his calibration settings with Turbe's ControlCAL calibration software with my VT60. The results are absolutely stunning! Highly recommended, but you have to follow DNice's instructions to the T. 100 hours of running the slides right out of the box.
post #7347 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Toronto Guy View Post

I just went though DNice's screen prep slides procedure and used his calibration settings with Turbe's ControlCAL calibration software with my VT60. The results are absolutely stunning! Highly recommended, but you have to follow DNice's instructions to the T. 100 hours of running the slides right out of the box.
I've been running the slides since yesterday when I received it. It took me a while to get thru some menu's, but I probably put on a couple of hours just trying to get the display set up and to get the slides to run. I can't imagine that impacting the procedure that greatly.
post #7348 of 13990
I've been reading a lot and have two things on my mind scaring me from buying this TV. Anyone cane you ease my mind:

1. I know PQ may take time to get to its peak performance, but does the out of box PQ look good?

2. Also what is IR on this. TV like.. I've read it happens to some people, but I don't know if it is a minor few posting multiple times. Also is IR more prevalent if you do not run slides??
post #7349 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Leo2k2ndc View Post

I've been reading a lot and have two things on my mind scaring me from buying this TV. Anyone cane you ease my mind:

1. I know PQ may take time to get to its peak performance, but does the out of box PQ look good?

2. Also what is IR on this. TV like.. I've read it happens to some people, but I don't know if it is a minor few posting multiple times. Also is IR more prevalent if you do not run slides??

1. Yes, the PQ is amazing right out of the box, but to get it where most of us want it takes some tweaking of settings after running slides.
2. No, IR is not more prevalent according to info in Original post and many other posts in 2013 Panasonic Settings thread by D-Nice.
post #7350 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Hughmc View Post

1. Yes, the PQ is amazing right out of the box, but to get it where most of us want it takes some tweaking of settings after running slides.
2. No, IR is not more prevalent according to info in Original post and many other posts in 2013 Panasonic Settings thread by D-Nice.

Thanks I'm gonna take the plunge and order one off Amazon smile.gif ... Wish me luck guys

One last question: Is there any differences between the 55 inch vs the 60 inch . (Screen gloss, one version newer)
Edited by Leo2k2ndc - 12/1/13 at 11:34am
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