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post #7651 of 13971
Expecting delivery shortly. Under what menu is the C.A.T.S setting to make sure it is off while running the slides in Photo Settings mode? I know where it is in Custom picture mode, so if turning it off there disables it for the Photo Settings I'm good.
Edited by p3Orion - 12/5/13 at 12:26pm
post #7652 of 13971
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Originally Posted by p3Orion View Post

Expecting delivery shortly. Under what menu is the C.A.T.S setting to make sure it is off while running the slides in Photo Settings mode? I know where it is in Custom picture mode, so if turning it off there disables it for the Photo Settings I'm good.

Please mention where it is in the custom mode so I don't have to ask next week please if that's the one for slides. 

post #7653 of 13971
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Originally Posted by Scott Oakley View Post

Two people should be used in all cases. I also would HIGHLY recommend laying it down. Put the white plastic material down on the side of the TV's box and lay it on that. I wouldn't try to do it without laying it down-its a heavy mother...

Once you put the stand together, you pull the TV out of the styrofoam and slide it on the stand. You don't have to lay it down. There are several pictures on the box to illustrate this.

Edit: Just noticed your later posts. It reasonably stable on the stand without the screws. Once it's slid on, one person can steady it (I didn't) and the other can put the screws in.
Edited by Donat76 - 12/5/13 at 12:45pm
post #7654 of 13971
Did the update.What was the update? smile.gif
post #7655 of 13971
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Originally Posted by Denniswrly View Post

Did the update.What was the update? smile.gif

Probably something to do with Netflix's new unified multi platform interface.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/13/netflix-new-tv-experience/
post #7656 of 13971
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Originally Posted by barbados11 View Post

Please mention where it is in the custom mode so I don't have to ask next week please if that's the one for slides. 

I'm going by where it is on the ST60. Hopefully it's the same with the VT60. Picture Mode > Custom > then it's in one of the submenus. Should be easy to locate.
post #7657 of 13971
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Originally Posted by p3Orion View Post


I'm going by where it is on the ST60. Hopefully it's the same with the VT60. Picture Mode > Custom > then it's in one of the submenus. Should be easy to locate.

Thanks. Let us know how it is!

post #7658 of 13971

Just got my 55VT60.  Amazon delivery would not put it on that stand.  They also would not turn on the TV because of the cold.  Their paper work even says they are not liable under 50 degrees F.

 

I let it sit in the styrophome base for a few hours before putting it on the stand.  Two people is required to set it on and then just four screws to attach once there.

 

I powered it up and looked at a few cable channels and just fired up the slides on Custom.  Still not sure if I am committed to running the slides for 100 hours.  The hold music in the background is soothing though.  :confused: 

 

Oh and my build date is October 2013.

post #7659 of 13971
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Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post

Everything I have read always says to not lay a plasma down on it's side.

Ceva just called, won't have the TV till tomorrow. Glad I stayed home today for the delivery!!!!!!!!!
Laying a plasma down will not hurt the TV, but you do not have to lay it down to put stand on, actually that makes it harder. Leave TV in the lower portion of the box after you take the outer shell of the box off. Make sure TV is secure and does not fall. Assemble stand, put the stand about a foot behind the TV. Align the stand to the TV. Lift TV by the ends, sent the TV on the stand, the stand will go up and in the TV. Put the last 4 bolts in........ Once you see the illustrations in owner manual you will understand. Be careful, use this technique at your own risk.........
post #7660 of 13971
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Originally Posted by brosher View Post

Just got my 55VT60.  Amazon delivery would not put it on that stand.  They also would not turn on the TV because of the cold.  Their paper work even says they are not liable under 50 degrees F.

I let it sit in the styrophome base for a few hours before putting it on the stand.  Two people is required to set it on and then just four screws to attach once there.

I powered it up and looked at a few cable channels and just fired up the slides on Custom.  Still not sure if I am committed to running the slides for 100 hours.  The hold music in the background is soothing though.  confused.gif  

Oh and my build date is October 2013.
Did you inspect it with a flashlight like so many people here recommend? I wasn't going to but now I am thinking about. I keep getting more paranoid the more I wait.

I really wanted to buy the TV at Best Buy because I have good communications with the manager there. He was going to match the Amazon Price I was paying including taxes plus $75 I was getting from cash back buying from Amazon. So total delivered price plus discounts would have been exactly the same. Unfortunately their warehouse only had 2 left and between our emails they were gone already!

Best Buy delivery is also great. They set up the TV and take the box back if you don't want it.

I hope if there are problems found with the TV in the given return period, Amazon is still as good as people say they are and they are not pushing back. If I am spending $2,000 for a TV I want more then 5 minutes with it to ensure everything is the way it should be.

If I didn't care about that, I would have just gone to East Coast or Paul's who tell you one that once you sign, don't call us.
post #7661 of 13971
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Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post

Everything I have read always says to not lay a plasma down on it's side.

Ceva just called, won't have the TV till tomorrow. Glad I stayed home today for the delivery!!!!!!!!!

It seems the laying down issue is a big one. Google "can I lay a plasma tv on its face" and see for yourself. Again, I did it to put to the stand on and it was no big deal. I wouldn't lay it down when moving though because of the construction of the TV (two glass plates housing the electrodes and phosphor cells, etc). I guess it would be like transporting double pane windows or sliding glass doors horizontally - not recommended. But for the 30 seconds or so, if done carefully, I don't see a problem.
post #7662 of 13971
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Originally Posted by boe View Post

Not sure if anyone has posted any mod pictures or not. I was curious if anyone found a nice way of hiding the reflective trim?

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Originally Posted by p3Orion View Post

The only Panasonic I've seen with a modified bezel is the all black "Limited Edition" ZT60 series offered by Value Electronics. They painted the bezel black. Could give them a call and see if they'll give you instructions. Probably void the warranty.

An option I considered myself, at least with the ST60 (I ordered the VT60 instead so I'll see how I like the bezel), is using Light Dims Customizable Edition. It would most likely require a few packs, but I imagine you could cut strips and wrap them along the silver trim.

http://www.lightdims.com/store.htm



Yikes. I thought it was just the stand itself that was silver and not the bezel. I was looking to see the blacks on the screen blend in with the bezel while watching in absolute darkness. Oh well.

Mine gets delivered tomorrow smile.gif
post #7663 of 13971
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Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post

I hope if there are problems found with the TV in the given return period, Amazon is still as good as people say they are and they are not pushing back. If I am spending $2,000 for a TV I want more then 5 minutes with it to ensure everything is the way it should be.
 

 

This is how I felt, but the delivery guys are contractors and could care less.  They wont put it on the stand because they would be liable if it fell.  All that being said everything seems to be fine.

 

Can someone tell me how to get audio out of the optical out?  I have HDMI from my cable box and then optical cable going to my surround sounds.  I can't find an option that turns off the TV speakers like my old TV.  Thanks!

post #7664 of 13971
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Originally Posted by Chere View Post


Yikes. I thought it was just the stand itself that was silver and not the bezel. I was looking to see the blacks on the screen blend in with the bezel while watching in absolute darkness. Oh well.

Mine gets delivered tomorrow smile.gif

The silver in the bezel is not bad. I went from a pure black bezel on my Elite Kuro to a VT50 and thought the Panasonic bezel was fine.
post #7665 of 13971
I ordered mine from Amazon. The guys that delivered (Ceva) did everything, including putting the stand on the tv for me. I think it just comes down to the guys in the truck. Some of them are nice and others don't care.
post #7666 of 13971
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Originally Posted by brosher View Post

This is how I felt, but the delivery guys are contractors and could care less.  They wont put it on the stand because they would be liable if it fell.  All that being said everything seems to be fine.

Can someone tell me how to get audio out of the optical out?  I have HDMI from my cable box and then optical cable going to my surround sounds.  I can't find an option that turns off the TV speakers like my old TV.  Thanks!

Go to APPS then viera link.
post #7667 of 13971
Just took delivery of my. 65" from ABT.

Need to wait for help to get out of box but powers on ok, and was almost silent standing behind it in the box.

April 2013 build..... See if the fan issue rises as I run slides or if it develops over time.

Beautiful set. Excited to put it through its paces.
post #7668 of 13971
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Originally Posted by FilmMixer View Post

Just took delivery of my. 65" from ABT.

VT or did you go full-bore for the ZT? I'm looking at the 65 VT myself....alas, my 50" SXRD is finally starting to give up the ghost. Once the bulb goes, I place my order.
post #7669 of 13971
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Originally Posted by TMcG View Post

VT or did you go full-bore for the ZT? I'm looking at the 65 VT myself....alas, my 50" SXRD is finally starting to give up the ghost. Once the bulb goes, I place my order.

VT.

I have a 60GT50 a also.

You won't be disappointed.
post #7670 of 13971
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Originally Posted by lentiman View Post

The silver in the bezel is not bad. I went from a pure black bezel on my Elite Kuro to a VT50 and thought the Panasonic bezel was fine.

I agree. I'd prefer black of course but the silver is fine. It kinda ties in with the stand.
post #7671 of 13971
After speaking with FilmMixer last week....I was jealous..so I ordered a VT60 also....( just kidding..have been wanting one from the first VT60 I calibrated )..Take delivery of mine tomorrow. smile.gif

RayJr
Edited by Rayjr - 12/5/13 at 3:02pm
post #7672 of 13971
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Originally Posted by Rayjr View Post

After speaking with FilmMixer last week....I was jealous..so I ordered a VT60 also....( just kidding..have been wanting one from the first VT60 I calibrated )..Take delivery of mine tomorrow. smile.gif

RayJr


It really is a fantastic set, Ray. As you know, it's a dream to calibrate.

Larry
post #7673 of 13971
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Originally Posted by boca rat View Post

Hey folks

65VT60 arrived today. Pilot did a nice job of delivering unpacking and powering up.

My question is about wall mounts. I took down my 50" Kuro that weighs 85lbs or so, intending to use the same wall mount for the VT. But then I noticed that the wall mount said 130lbs max 50" and is only an inch wider (about 29") than the brackets will sit when attached to the TV (mount is centered around the two wall studs which are16" apart). The Kuro bracket spacing was only 19".

So, what's the feeling? Can I go with the existing brackets and mount? What are you all using? What are the risks of using a TV that is wider than the stated maximum, but well within the weight limit?

Then I looked at Costco: this one is up to 70" and 130lbs and is only 1" wider than my current mount.

http://www.costco.com/SANUS-Simplicity-SXDP6-Universal-Large-TV-Wall-Mount.product.100071820.html


Thanks!

This is my actual mount. Anyone have any comments?

http://simplicity.sanus.com/index.php/us/en/products/tilting-mount/SLT1

Seems you need a wall bracket at least 28.5" wide and most aren't that wide that I can tell.

Update: went with the existing mount. If I hear a crash in the night will post back......

Meanwhile, is there a way to disable the speakers? Can't find it in the menus.
Edited by boca rat - 12/5/13 at 6:28pm
post #7674 of 13971
CEVA delivered the 60VT60 a little while ago. Box was flawless. Didn't see any visible damage to the TV or screen while inside the bottom portion of box. Powered on fine. My only gripe at this point is that it's a June build. Was hoping for post-August so it would have the fan fix.

The 60VT60 was a little harder to lift and mount compared to the 55ST50 I ordered last year. The bottom edge digs into your hand. One thing that scared me was when the TV was placed onto the bracket there was a loud cracking sound. I'm concerned something cracked, but don't see anything. Will inspect the TV further in a bit and start the slides.
post #7675 of 13971
I just ordered a new 65VT60 from Amazon delivery next week. Based on reviews and my budget this TV looked like the best deal possibe at the time.

Many questions still abound, even after reading numerous posts (note: I will not read all 265 pages) and the search function while good does not always drill down to the specific info Im looking for.

My plan for my new purchase is pretty simple but any other suggestions would be most WELCOME

1. Upon delivery inspect TV fully for flaws, scratches, dents dings or broken stuff.

2. Place TV on stand using 2 people for secure placement

3. Hook up according to package directions and systems I have

4. Considering the TV is delivered in sub zero climate here in Iowa now I will let TV warm up to room temp before power on

5. Power on and start enjoying my new purchase carefull not to watch anything with Bars, scrollers or any other permanent screen fixtures

At a later date I do plan on purchasing a professional calbration for the unit and I understand that there are some slides I can run to settle the phosphors or something. Lots of different camps of thought on this issue and of course the biggun, the break in discussion which Im not sure with todays technology and all if break in really necessary. still on fence with that,

I want to enjoy my hard earned purchase to the fullest for many years and I guess Im leaning on looking for these slides or DVD and giving these a shot but just not sure if I can wait 100-200 hours to enjoy my new TV.

Really looking forward to reading more about what others have experienced here on the forums and I will be also looking forward to honestly sharing my experiences with my new purchase

PEACE

JB
post #7676 of 13971
I'm not a 'blingy' type of guy but I have to say that this is one of the best TVs I've seen from a design/style standpoint. At first I didn't pay much attention (too busy getting to a few of my favorite scenes on blu ray) but when I was collecting all the packaging around the set it just struck me that this is a very pretty set.

I love the edge to edge glass and the metal border is not at all distracting when the set is on. I've even grown to like the chrome stand although it appears my foot has a pinched corner.
post #7677 of 13971
Pilot delivered a 65VT60 from Amazon today. Unpacked it, gave it an inspection, plugged it in, and it wouldn't turn on. Red light on the front was giving three blinks. It was an August 2013 build that I ordered during the cyber Monday deal. I refused the shipment and Amazon is sending another one set to arrive on tuesday.

I'm replacing a 60 inch LCD rear projection TV from 2003 (Sony GWII) that has developed a large yellow spot in the middle of the TV. I was looking forward to seeing what real black looked like, since the rear projection is more like a medium blue. I have Blade Runner, Dark City, and the X-Files all queued up.
post #7678 of 13971
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Originally Posted by Chorizo View Post

Pilot delivered a 65VT60 from Amazon today. Unpacked it, gave it an inspection, plugged it in, and it wouldn't turn on. Red light on the front was giving three blinks. It was an August 2013 build that I ordered during the cyber Monday deal. I refused the shipment and Amazon is sending another one set to arrive on tuesday.

I'm replacing a 60 inch LCD rear projection TV from 2003 (Sony GWII) that has developed a large yellow spot in the middle of the TV. I was looking forward to seeing what real black looked like, since the rear projection is more like a medium blue. I have Blade Runner, Dark City, and the X-Files all queued up.

Wow, that blows that it wouldn't even fire up
....but it'll all be good in a less than a week.
post #7679 of 13971
I've been on day two of just beginning to enjoy it after running slides...I'm still careful and will be for a month, but I have watched varying content, mostly full screen, cognizant of black bars on widescreen, channel logos and banners and I change the channel frequently. Mine is October build. The fan is quiet, picture superb and while running the slides I couldn't find any stuck/dead pixels. I owned of the best HDTV's in 2006/07 in terms of overall PQ, Sony SXRD...this puts that to shame. Easily the best set I have ever owned.
post #7680 of 13971
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Originally Posted by merccrazy View Post


Go to APPS then viera link.

 

I tried this and am getting a message "Feature not available".  My sound system is a 2006 Sony receiver. :confused: 

 

Edit:  I got it going, I think the wires just needed to be replugged and I forced the receiver to look for optical in. 


Edited by brosher - 12/5/13 at 8:24pm
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