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post #2581 of 3266
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Originally Posted by chi_hawks_23 View Post

Add me to the list of someone not real thrilled with IR. Had slides run the first 100 hours. Kid watched 2 episodes of bubble guppies and the damn nick jr logo is really being stubborn. I realize that eventually it will go away, but, grrr, just don't like seeing that. My wife is also on my case b/c I asked her to not watch anything that has a static logo.

Already arguing with gf about the upcoming Olympics, when I got my VT50 we watched the 12 Summer games and the damn NBC logo was there for weeks, BB was good and swapped the TV as Geek Warranty covers IR. Now I am careful about logo based channels. Forces me to watch more streaming and these networks and cables channels want to know why viewership decline ;-) And while not IR related these newer animated third screen ads that pop up while you are watching a show are super annoying.
post #2582 of 3266
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Originally Posted by kluken View Post

OK Ceva delivered my second 65VT60 and it is an October build. The set was cold so I just fired it up and powered back off. I let it sit about 4 hours and just updated the firmware and started the slides.

So I have a third VT60 sitting at Brandsmart in Doraville GA that cost me basically $2398 or add $359 with 5 year warranty. If anyone in the are wants it either you can go with me, pay me and take TV or wait with me as I return it and repurchase it, otherwise ithe sale will be cancelled tomorrow at lunch. If interested let me know.

OK I cancelled that order not sure how long it will take the Web to reflect an inventory of 1 65VT60 for the Doraville, GA store, but they have it new unopened in the store. Also not sure what price they will sell it at.
post #2583 of 3266
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Originally Posted by chi_hawks_23 View Post

Add me to the list of someone not real thrilled with IR. Had slides run the first 100 hours. Kid watched 2 episodes of bubble guppies and the damn nick jr logo is really being stubborn. I realize that eventually it will go away, but, grrr, just don't like seeing that. My wife is also on my case b/c I asked her to not watch anything that has a static logo.


Man I totally understand about the wife and kids thing. I'm kind of nervous cause I just returned two different set of LED (LA8600 and Samsung 6300), because I am not happy with their pq and viewing angles (especially vertical). With LED my family watch all kind of TV with static logo for hours. I'm having my first Plasma (VT60) deliver to me sometime this morning and the one thing I would not want to tell my family is to not watch their favorite tv shows with static logo on that tv. That will totally ruin it for my fam. My wife specifically say no Plasma, but I refused since the Phanny plasma are out of production and needed to make a move quick. Brandsmart had it for 1647 shipped to me in CA, so price was to good to say no. Now reading your post had me wondering how I should go about babying this bad boy.

post #2584 of 3266
As long as I don't see it on regular content I don't mind so much. I have been crushing my GT25 with workout videos and call of duty, both with static elements. There is clear IR when I check using slides, but when watching normal shows/movies I can't see it.

With the VT60 I am going to try and avoid searching for it, because once I find it I get annoyed. I may just leave the WOW pixel flipper in the bluray and run it each night for an hour with the sleep timer set.
post #2585 of 3266
IR seems unusually easy to get on this years Panasonic plasmas. Hopefully after all the phosphers age and stabilize, the IR occurances will be less.
post #2586 of 3266
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Originally Posted by dsskid View Post

IR seems unusually easy to get on this years Panasonic plasmas. Hopefully after all the phosphers age and stabilize, the IR occurances will be less.

Yes. It's really quite unforgivable at this point in plasma's life cycle. You almost have to train yourself not to look for it.

Not sure why Pioneer could get this right and Panasonic never could. I haven't read about it happening too much with Samsung, however.
post #2587 of 3266
I have a 2008 42" Panny plasma that my kids watch ESPN almost non-stop on and don't see any signs of IR during normal viewing. I'm sure if I really look for it I probably would though.
post #2588 of 3266
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Originally Posted by rlb4 View Post

I have a 2008 42" Panny plasma that my kids watch ESPN almost non-stop on and don't see any signs of IR during normal viewing. I'm sure if I really look for it I probably would though.

Don't look for it.
post #2589 of 3266
hhaller, good point. My guess, maybe it has to do with the way they drive the displays, due to energy restrictions that Pioneer didn't have to deal with? Who knows?

For some reason, this years Panasonics need more hours (reported at 300+) to stabilize than previous years. So hopefully, things get better.
Edited by dsskid - 1/24/14 at 10:31am
post #2590 of 3266
rlb4, I have an older Panasonic as well (58PZ700U) and other than breaking it in, (not slid method, just full screen and not pausing for any period of time), for the first 100 hrs, it has been IR free.
post #2591 of 3266
I also have a 2007 58PX600U and that is IR free also. I have been using CNET's settings on the 58PX600U and it seems like its picture is a little better than the 65VT60's. On the 65VT60, I have 120 hrs of D-Nice's slides run and set it at THX Cinema and THX Bright. I am in a totally light controlled room and this was just a quick comparison playing Iron Man 3 in HD on cable (Cablevision).
post #2592 of 3266
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Originally Posted by rlb4 View Post

I have a 2008 42" Panny plasma that my kids watch ESPN almost non-stop on and don't see any signs of IR during normal viewing. I'm sure if I really look for it I probably would though.

My 2007 Kuro (5080) would get IR for a few minutes at most. And that was after 10+ hour gaming sessions with the same Madden tickerboard on the screen. Its actually the TV we had in our family room for years until I got this VT60. I will admit, I thought the IR claims were a bit over the top. But coming from a 8G kuro, with zero burn in and hardly any IR, this is not good.
post #2593 of 3266
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Originally Posted by rlb4 View Post

I also have a 2007 58PX600U and that is IR free also. I have been using CNET's settings on the 58PX600U and it seems like its picture is a little better than the 65VT60's. On the 65VT60, I have 120 hrs of D-Nice's slides run and set it at THX Cinema and THX Bright. I am in a totally light controlled room and this was just a quick comparison playing Iron Man 3 in HD on cable (Cablevision).

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That should change after breakin, hopefully.
post #2594 of 3266
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Originally Posted by dsskid View Post

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That should change after breakin, hopefully.

I'm hoping. The 58TX600U is only a 720p set but the picture is very sharp. I also did break in slides when I first got it. I am going to continue to run D-Nice's slides since I have to wait for help to switch it out with my 58". I will probably be able to get it up to about 200-250 hours of just slides by next weekend. Then I will make the switch and try several others settings and tweak which ever I like best to my liking. I was thinking of getting the Disney WOW disc to fine tune the settings. Would/could that be helpful?
post #2595 of 3266
The wow disc is an excellent disc. Highly recommended.
post #2596 of 3266
My old Pio 5080 is only 720p as well. Image is still fantastic. Watched Shutter Island on it a few nights ago. Still blown away by how good it looks, 7 years later.
post #2597 of 3266
Ditto Chi Hawks. My 5080 is still going strong after all these years. Almost bought a VT60 back in December but decided to keep going with the Pioneer. Its been such a great TV and probably one of the best purchases I've ever made.
post #2598 of 3266
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Originally Posted by kluken View Post

And while not IR related these newer animated third screen ads that pop up while you are watching a show are super annoying.

You can turn those off...I would tell you how but I'm not near my TV.
post #2599 of 3266
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Originally Posted by mbroadus View Post

You can turn those off...I would tell you how but I'm not near my TV.

I am not talking about Panasonic banner ads, I am talking about network ads to promote shows that are animated and eat up a third of the screen for like 10-15 seconds.
post #2600 of 3266
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Originally Posted by kluken View Post

I am not talking about Panasonic banner ads, I am talking about network ads to promote shows that are animated and eat up a third of the screen for like 10-15 seconds.

Gotcha! hate those too!
post #2601 of 3266
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Originally Posted by if200 View Post

Pilot just delivered mine. Two guys. They put it on the stand. October build. Looks perfect. Have to wait to turn it on because it's so cold.






I am having the vt65 delivered Monday that I bought from Amazon (1,999.00 yeah me! ) to my home in North Florida where the temperatures are expected to continue to be freezing at night and high's in the 40-50"s and I have no idea what the weather conditions will be as the TV goes from the warehouse to my door step.Do i need to be concerned about anything or postpone the delivery because of the cold ? Or do I just need to stop reading the postings here of the anal and OCD types and not worry about it.
post #2602 of 3266
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Originally Posted by supernole View Post


I am having the vt65 delivered Monday that I bought from Amazon (1,999.00 yeah me! ) to my home in North Florida where the temperatures are expected to continue to be freezing at night and high's in the 40-50"s and I have no idea what the weather conditions will be as the TV goes from the warehouse to my door step.Do i need to be concerned about anything or postpone the delivery because of the cold ? Or do I just need to stop reading the postings here of the anal and OCD types and not worry about it.

 

I think the instructions from the delivery company say not to power it on unless the outdoor temperature is over 50 degrees.  Mine was delivered on a morning when the temp was below 50.  I just waited a few hours and when the tv reached room temperature (at least as far as I could guess) I turned it on.  Why take a chance.  The delivery company can always come back and pick it up if they need to. 

 

On another note, it looks like a lot of us are moving on from our Pioneer 5080s in favor of the VT60.  After seven years it was time I guess. 

post #2603 of 3266
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Originally Posted by chi_hawks_23 View Post

My 2007 Kuro (5080) would get IR for a few minutes at most. And that was after 10+ hour gaming sessions with the same Madden tickerboard on the screen. Its actually the TV we had in our family room for years until I got this VT60. I will admit, I thought the IR claims were a bit over the top. But coming from a 8G kuro, with zero burn in and hardly any IR, this is not good.

Unfortunately the Kuros are probably the worst ones to compare with. Those things have some unreal IR resistance. My 141 just stays on all the time in my room now because I trust it not to leave me a surprise after a few hours on one channel or source, never thought I was gonna be able to do that with anything other than an LCD.
post #2604 of 3266
Received my 65vt60 from Amazon on Tuesday. I Let it warm up for a few hours while I was at work. Came home and right before I plugged it in, I shined a flashlight on the screen, and it was cracked in multiple places(Unfortunately I didn't do that check when it was delivered). The outer glass is perfect, and the damage was invisible without the flashlight.

Called amazon and they offered up a full refund and a $350 credit since they did not have any more in stock. Called Panasonic next to see if they could repair it since Amazon said they'd foot the bill, but they said it was un repairable. Called Amazon back and tried to get the 64" F8500 for the same price as the Panasonic ($1999), but they wouldn't. They eventually upped my credit from $350 to $500.

The next day over lunch, I saw that they had one back in stock. After I put it in my cart, it said they were out of stock. Over a 20 minute period, it kept doing that 3 or 4 times and I finally was able to snag one and checkout. The price at that point had increased to $2399, so with the $500 credit it cost me $1899.

It hasn't shipped yet, but is scheduled for delivery next Friday. Meanwhile, my 54v10 has been moved to the bedroom...and the broken one is still waiting here to be picked up.

To be continued...
post #2605 of 3266
is this legitimate? http://www.buysquad.com/product.aspx?pf_id=TCP60VT60

Where are you guys finding these? amazon has nothing for me everything is $3000 or not available...
post #2606 of 3266
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Originally Posted by ScaryFatKidGT View Post

is this legitimate? http://www.buysquad.com/product.aspx?pf_id=TCP60VT60

Where are you guys finding these? amazon has nothing for me everything is $3000 or not available...
n/m said it was $1800
post #2607 of 3266
Anyone know of some sort of instruction guide posted somewhere that instructs new VT/ZT60 owners on how to handle a new unit from unboxing through the first 300 or so hours?
post #2608 of 3266
I don't regret my purchase, but haven't been blown away by the VT60 like I thought I would be. Still looking for the optimal settings. Prefer my PDP5080 for now.
post #2609 of 3266
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Originally Posted by busbeepbeep View Post

I ordered back when it dropped to $2000 early last week. I scheduled delivery for Friday 24th because I knew I was off from work that day. Amazon sent a shipment email and charged the card on Sunday 19th and got email from Pilot on the 20th.

Getting nervous now. I received this email this morning. Really hoping this doesn't fall through.
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Hello,

We are sorry to inform you that the following item has been delayed and we may not be able to deliver to you by the date you selected.

"Panasonic TC-P55VT60 55-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV (Includes 2 Pairs of 3D Active Glasses and Built-in Camera) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)"
Scheduled arrival date: January 28, 2014

We're working to get your order to you as soon as possible. The shipping carrier will contact you to make a convenient delivery appointment as soon as the item has arrived in your area.

Sincerely,

Customer Service Department
http://www.amazon.com/customer-service
post #2610 of 3266
Anyone know of a place that still has the 55 or 60"? Value electronics which says they have everything instock online only has the 65" VT

I guess Ill just have to grab a Samsung 8500 later? frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Megamorph View Post

Anyone know of some sort of instruction guide posted somewhere that instructs new VT/ZT60 owners on how to handle a new unit from unboxing through the first 300 or so hours?
Ummm plug it in and watch it? Just use proper burn in/IR precations I never had any problems with my UT50 or ST50 i returned it for.
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