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Originally Posted by vahighland View Post

Rats, sorry to hear that. I have my circuit board replacement appt tomorrow. We'll see what happens.

so how did your repair go?
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What is the best Skype camera to get for my 65" ZT?

Would it be that Logitech Universal TV Cam HD with Skype or would it be a Panasonic specific Skype camera that would be a better match?

I found a good deal here on the Logitech one in Toronto that expires tomorrow.

One of my concerns of a Skype camera is that putting it at the top will make it diffucult to capture me since my eyes are on level with the bottom of the screen. So possible placement on the stand may be a better option for me? What do you guys think.

Your feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks
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I thought today would be a good day to post some calibration reports in order to get some other discussions going beyond the norm as of late here. Posting them as jpg to remove my name from them. Didn't know any other way to do it w/pdf.

D-Nice did the calibration, and I did notice a difference right away on various test material. I am very happy with the results and D-Nice is someone I would highly recommend to others. He is patient, knowledgeable and thorough.


Here's the precal, Thx cinema mode:

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Night:

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Day:

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So can I watch 3D content right away or should I wait for after 100 hrs or so?
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Originally Posted by Airunh23 View Post

So can I watch 3D content right away or should I wait for after 100 hrs or so?

Sure, why not? I did. Just try to limit non-full-screen content for the first 100-300 hours, but yeah, go ahead and enjoy your TV! Just keep in mind you're going to need a brighter picture mode (not sure if THX Cinema is calibrated for 3D, if not you could try THX Bright Room). The first few 3D movies I watched I didn't realize this and was wondering why the picture was so dark! Enjoy!
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He not do your 3D ?

He did, not sure where I saved that report to
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Originally Posted by elbobo19 View Post

so how did your repair go?
Yep, the technician replaced the board yesterday. I've attached a picture of the old board before it was removed. The new board looks identical, so I didn't bother taking a snapshot. The board is located on the right side of the TV when viewing from the back. The left side when viewing the TV from the front. He hand-tightened all the screws on and around the board.

I really want to try this out for a few days, but my first reaction is that it's slightly better. I used the D-NICE slides with no sound as a way to test this out. With the brightest slides, I can easily hear the buzz from my sitting position 10 feet away. However with the red slide, I can no longer hear the buzz unless I'm near the back of the TV. Previously, I could hear the buzz on the red slide 10 feet away. I actually want to try this out with real content at regular listening levels before I make a final judgement. But, no question there's still a buzz.
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Originally Posted by vahighland View Post


Yep, the technician replaced the board yesterday. I've attached a picture of the old board before it was removed. The new board looks identical, so I didn't bother taking a snapshot. The board is located on the right side of the TV when viewing from the back. The left side when viewing the TV from the front. He hand-tightened all the screws on and around the board.

I really want to try this out for a few days, but my first reaction is that it's slightly better. I used the D-NICE slides with no sound as a way to test this out. With the brightest slides, I can easily hear the buzz from my sitting position 10 feet away. However with the red slide, I can no longer hear the buzz unless I'm near the back of the TV. Previously, I could hear the buzz on the red slide 10 feet away. I actually want to try this out with real content at regular listening levels before I make a final judgement. But, no question there's still a buzz.

Your results sound very similar to mine, reduced but did not eliminate the buzz. I put mine up on the wall today and between the repair and lengthened viewing/listening distance I can no longer hear the buzz over dialogue in bright scenes so I guess it is good enough.
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I have noticed some issue with my new panel. It seems there is a lot of noise in the picture. Its is hard to describe, but things are not as sharp/crisp as they should be. The picture does not look all the great for some reason. For example, the Tivo menu that letters are not crisp. when looking at certain areas, it seems the pixels are almost snowy. Hard to explain, something seems off. Anyone else have issues like this. The picture appears HD, but when you stare at the screen, you can see this snow.
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

The Disney WOW disc has a pixel flipper that may help. It turns the pixels on and off 96 times a second or something like that and can play continuously for hours. It also helps with IR.

I have ran the pixel flipper for over 12 hours now with mixed content thrown in here or there and it did seem to help the dimness very slightly but it is still there. Any idea how long this takes to have an effect?

This problem seems to be somewhat unique (haven't really seen it other places when searching) given the in fact that upon close inspection the red sub-pixel is still actually outputting red, its just dimmer than the others. What I am looking for feedback on is is this the first step to the pixel actually completely giving out, or could I expect it to remain unchanged going forward since I am at over 400 hours now.

If the TV remains stable, I am inclined still to leave well enough alone because I really can't see it when sitting 8 ft+ away from the display and I don't have any of the other display issues that could come along with a replacement unit *knock on wood* (such as vertical banding, DSE, completely dead pixels, etc). The other consideration is the amazing response my display had to my last calibration run - all greyscale steps and colors have a dE of UNDER 1 with most under 0.6 (I know each set can behave somewhat differently in this regard also) and the picture overall looks just fantastic!

Would love to hear any additional insights. I am starting to feel like at some point I need to count my blessings and move on in the quest towards a "perfect" display wink.gif
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Keep running WOW for a while. If it works great. If it doesnt keep it.
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Originally Posted by Boofster View Post

I just read that darbee blurb and it seems like they are enhancing the picture using post processing.

I thought us "purists" with ZT's wanted everything off and letting the picture look as direct from the source media as possible.

What happened to us?

Some of us purists still around. Everything off! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by fmalczewski View Post

Some of us purists still around. Everything off! smile.gif
lol Then you should get a CRT and set the brightness and contrast in the middle.
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Originally Posted by sirh View Post


D-Nice did the calibration, and I did notice a difference right away on various test material. I am very happy with the results and D-Nice is someone I would highly recommend to others. He is patient, knowledgeable and thorough.
Thanks for posting your calibration comments. I've added a link to your post in the flat panel (post number two) lists that are linked in the signature area at the bottom of my post.

If you have further comments to make about your audio or video calibration, it would be great if you could use the edit command to add them to your original post. Enjoy. smile.gif
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Vertical banding on my zt is not fading and im 300 hours into slides/full screen content. The only movie i noticed it on was cast away, where it showed a light blue sky background. 2-3 inches from the right, as everyone else.
I hold the honor of post 5000.
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Are people using calibrations for when watching 3D or just thxcinema3D. Haven't seen any calibration settings for 3D except one? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by bvader View Post

Well I am back... its been a while since I Purchased my NEC 50XR5 (Pioneer Glass w / NEC Electronics) from Cleveland Plasma in 06 it has 11254 hours which equals about 4 hours per day for 7 years it is *still* a pretty amazing display today it had 2 count em 2 HDMI inputs. I totally sweated the purchase and every little pixel (who *is* this Cleveland guy anyways), and was a full / active member of the panel / NEC community....did the same on my Denon's, Oppo's etc. Also just have to throw in was a full blown soldier of the HDVD vs Blu Ray war still have my beautiful made in Japan HD-A2, didn't we all have fun with that. ahhh the nostalgia.
Ya know, the NEC was so good, the only thing these new plasma's have is black level and features to surpass the NEC. What a great set for it's day !
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Originally Posted by elbobo19 View Post

Your results sound very similar to mine, reduced but did not eliminate the buzz. I put mine up on the wall today and between the repair and lengthened viewing/listening distance I can no longer hear the buzz over dialogue in bright scenes so I guess it is good enough.
I agree, it's good enough at this point. I love the picture on this TV, but I had hoped that the other noises (fan, buzzing) would be non-existent on their flagship TV. My 5 year old Panasonic V10 buzzed, so maybe I'll get use to it.

Some have stated that their ZT doesn't produce any noise. I'm starting to not believe that anymore. In fact for anyone who lives in the Atlanta area and claims their ZT doesn't produce any noise, I would love to drive to your house and see...or rather hear that for myself. No charge. smile.gif Anyone up for the vahighland challenge?
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Originally Posted by changboy View Post

I really dont know what noise you talking about, yes many blu ray can have artefact in the picture and more your panel is big its more visible but what i know its when i shoot a clean picture my ZT show me a clear picture too without noise.
Can you explain what kind of noise you see ? do you mean noise in the black, or all the picture and all color ? when you look the tv at 1 feet or normal viewing ?

If your panel have noise return it to the store thats it, and choose another one.

We are talking about audio noise, fans/buzzing. We can hear our TVs.
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I posted this in the settings thread, but maybe here I will get a better response:)) For those that have had the ZT calibrated, what contrast setting is being used??

I saw D-Nice's settings, and when I use the Pluge pattern as well as the contrast test pattern in AVSHD I am getting a number much lower than what he did. I did get the same value for Brightness. No disrespect intended to him, but I am curious what other have gotten??
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

lol Then you should get a CRT and set the brightness and contrast in the middle.
Didn't say I was crazy.
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Have the same problem with the C-net settings; running both the Spears & WOW calib DVDs my Contrast shows it should be about 26 clicks less than what Cnet has.
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How bad is IR/burn-in on the ZT60?

I have a 65VT30 and burn-in is terrible. The 4:3 bars are clearly visible on bright background. The 2.35:1 bars are less visible, but still there.

I just got my 65ZT60 and I'm afraid to watch any 2.35:1 content.
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Originally Posted by @TOMMY@ View Post

How bad is IR/burn-in on the ZT60?

It's quite sensitive so be mindful.
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