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2 Questions

Are there any good calibrations posted for 3D content that people like?

Is there a place in the me/settings where you can see how many hrs you have on ur TV or do u just gotta keep track on ur own?

Thanks
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Didn't say I was crazy.
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2 Questions

Are there any good calibrations posted for 3D content that people like?

Is there a place in the me/settings where you can see how many hrs you have on ur TV or do u just gotta keep track on ur own?

Thanks

Check out DNICE's 3D settings for a good starting point.

If you go to Menu-Help-Version-Status4 , the number after the first letter is the current hour clock on the set.
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Keep running WOW for a while. If it works great. If it doesnt keep it.

Agreed - fingers crossed smile.gif

How long is "a while", like heavy usage for a week?
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Agreed - fingers crossed smile.gif

How long is "a while", like heavy usage for a week?
A Standard while. Dont do it for a Metric while.
Seriously, run it as often and as long as is convenient until you decide its not making any difference.
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A Standard while. Dont do it for a Metric while.
Seriously, run it as often and as long as is convenient until you decide its not making any difference.

LOL straight up - thanks again for the help
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When I check the hours on my TV, it says C0272. That means I have 272 hours on the TV right?

I got the TV 10 days ago. Burned it for 5 days. Watched maybe 10 hours of content, how can the TV have 272 hours?
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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.

I got 48 in the dark with the Pluge pattern. Anything beyond that and whites were getting crushed. There is a white Pluge pattern by THX that really looks for over saturation with Contrast. I just ordered the disc today. The problem is with such a low contrast the panel is too dim.

There probably is going to be a trade off with knowingly crushing whites, but not living with a dim television. So, if anybody has got a good contrast to share or one that has been measured with a meter please let me know!!

Thanks.
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So next time you will buy a tv the first thing to do is check the hour on it .

It didn't even occur to me I should check the hours on my brand new TV from a reputable company.
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Ya but i never think about the company but about the store and now i don't want say you bought a return ZT panel from someone, but i just say its a good thing to do when you buy a new panel checking the hour on the unit, so after you won't asking yourself about that. Maybe you watching a lil more content then you think, i don't know. Anyway this panel is good for 100 000 hour so if you don't have any problem like banding or dead pixel you don't need to be worry about this and most of people never check this, so again don't worry tommy.
......i have 2 zts, one in the bedroom and the other in the living room. Bedroom has a stuck pixel. Living room has banding.
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It's quite sensitive so be mindful.
I have noticed it being very sensitive. I've got 140 hours on it and can't even watch Football because of the ridiculous bottom line tickers(As I have said before I hate those things). It should somehow be a choice in your TV to turn it off or on.
I see a hard line at the bottom. Luckily the Panny screen wipe cleans this up. How long before it's not so sensitive?
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I keep seeing posts about ZT supposed low brightness, but apart form the Value Electronic Shootout results, I can not find concrete data on the subject. I can not also figure out how much 5 fl really matters in real world performance.ttHh8k


Edited by skiiksd - 12/15/13 at 6:47pm
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I have noticed it being very sensitive. I've got 140 hours on it and can't even watch Football because of the ridiculous bottom line tickers(As I have said before I hate those things). It should somehow be a choice in your TV to turn it off or on.
I see a hard line at the bottom. Luckily the Panny screen wipe cleans this up. How long before it's not so sensitive?

At least 500 hours, but it will always be somewhat sensitive. The Panasonics just are that way, where as the Samsungs seem to be quite a bit more resistant to IR.
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I have noticed it being very sensitive. I've got 140 hours on it and can't even watch Football because of the ridiculous bottom line tickers(As I have said before I hate those things). It should somehow be a choice in your TV to turn it off or on.
I see a hard line at the bottom. Luckily the Panny screen wipe cleans this up. How long before it's not so sensitive?
Never.
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Ya but i never think about the company but about the store and now i don't want say you bought a return ZT panel from someone, but i just say its a good thing to do when you buy a new panel checking the hour on the unit, so after you won't asking yourself about that. Maybe you watching a lil more content then you think, i don't know. Anyway this panel is good for 100 000 hour so if you don't have any problem like banding or dead pixel you don't need to be worry about this and most of people never check this, so again don't worry tommy.

Thanks. I emailed the sale person anyway, see what he'll say.
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I keep seeing posts about ZT supposed low brightness, but apart form the Value Electronic Shootout results, I can not find concrete data on the subject. I can not also figure out how much 5 fl really matters in real world performance.

I don't know what the low brightness is all about. Mine is plenty bright enough that I need to turn it down.

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At least 500 hours, but it will always be somewhat sensitive. The Panasonics just are that way, where as the Samsungs seem to be quite a bit more resistant to IR.

That sucks. I guess I'll stretch that 2.35:1 content for the first 500 hours.
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What do you all recommend for the 3d refresh rate? 96, 100, or 120? Also, the "pop out" option I've set at its highest?
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Krazy Train, you can also contact turbe or use the links in the signature area of his posts.

It's a good idea to have at least 300 hours on your set before you have the work done. There are several of the best calibrators in the country who travel to your area, so finding a good one shouldn't be a problem.

My list would include D-Nice(DeWayne Davis), UMR(Jeff Meier), Monitorman(Kevin Miller), Gregg Loewen, and Chad B(?). Again, I think turbe has contact information for all of them.

You will find customer references in the second post of the "reports" link in the signature area of my post.

Enjoy. smile.gif

Very much appreciated my friend. I sent Mr. Miller an e-mail and he responded very quickly. We are currently in the process of setting up an appointment to get it done...Can't wait!
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Good evening all...

 

This is my first post in this forum, so please excuse the redundant (if it is) question...

 

I have about 54 hours on my 60ZT60, and was wondering about the video settings...

 

I know that I need more hours on the set before getting real serious about it...but I was wondering if people notice a big difference between settings - such as those on CNet - and ones others have listed on this forum?....

 

I'm currently using the ones listed on CNet, and those look pretty darn good to me...

 

I was hoping to hold out for OLED, but once I found out Panny was exiting the plasma business, I decided to replace my old 42 inch, which I've enjoyed since 2005...and after hooking up the new ZT, it makes me think I should have replaced that old panny years ago!

 

Also, has anyone listed any video settings for playing games? I play games on an Xbox One, and I find the Cinema setting with CNets adjustments - which I use for movies - a little dim and bland, yet the stock THX Cinema to be too bright...any suggestions?

 

BTW thanks for the cool ZT thread!

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Originally Posted by maybeinoregon View Post

Good evening all...

This is my first post in this forum, so please excuse the redundant (if it is) question...

I have about 54 hours on my 60ZT60, and was wondering about the video settings...

I know that I need more hours on the set before getting real serious about it...but I was wondering if people notice a big difference between settings - such as those on CNet - and ones others have listed on this forum?....

I'm currently using the ones listed on CNet, and those look pretty darn good to me...

I was hoping to hold out for OLED, but once I found out Panny was exiting the plasma business, I decided to replace my old 42 inch, which I've enjoyed since 2005...and after hooking up the new ZT, it makes me think I should have replaced that old panny years ago!

Also, has anyone listed any video settings for playing games? I play games on an Xbox One, and I find the Cinema setting with CNets adjustments - which I use for movies - a little dim and bland, yet the stock THX Cinema to be too bright...any suggestions?

BTW thanks for the cool ZT thread!
All of the different calibrations look different. Cnet, dnice, sammie, sound and vision. Your thx cinema seems bright? It seems brighter then most yes, but not overly bright. I use home cinema for games, colors are more vibrant.
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I have had my TV for a few days and am enjoying it.   I have a few questions.  If someone can point me to the right posts.   I haven't mastered finding things within these long threads, although I considered and am trying to read through the entire thread--- there seems to be more than one relevant thread - so this may be a very time consuming goal.

 

1.  When I connect my computer, text does not look good.   I connected my computer to other TV's that look great.   Are there specific settings I should try?  I am connecting a macbook pro retina with an HDMI cable to the TV directly.

 

2.  I would like to try D-NICE's settings, but the settings: suggest using 

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Picture Mode: Professional 1 / 2

 

  I can't get access to that Picture mode with HDMI input from my laptop/apple TV/ or while using apps like Netflix.    In fact, I     was surprised that THX was not available when streaming from one  of the built in apps like Netflix. 

 

 

3. How does using someone like D-NICE's (CNET or other) settings compare to using something like DISNEY WOW or Spears & Munsil HD Benchmark 3D Disc 2nd Edition?   Is there a reason to do both?  Is one of those DVD's better?
 

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All of the different calibrations look different. Cnet, dnice, sammie, sound and vision. Your thx cinema seems bright? It seems brighter then most yes, but not overly bright. I use home cinema for games, colors are more vibrant.

I agree not overly bright...I'll try the home cinema...thanks for suggestion!

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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?

I'm in Marietta and I get mine tomorrow so I will let you know ;-)
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I'm in Marietta and I get mine tomorrow so I will let you know ;-)

 

 

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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?

 

I haven't noticed any buzz in mine - manufacture date of October 2013 - and I didn't even notice the fan until everyone complained about it. Wanting to find out what everyone was talking about, I had to turn off all of my equipment (McIntosh, Xbox 1, Yamaha, ATV) and stick my head behind the ZT60 to hear it...I guess I'm lucky, as I only sit 8 ft away from it...and a buzz or fan noise would be disturbing indeed!
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Very much appreciated my friend. I sent Mr. Miller an e-mail and he responded very quickly. We are currently in the process of setting up an appointment to get it done...Can't wait!
Enjoy. smile.gif
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Just bought the 65ZT60 for 3999.99 with free delivery from Telecity Electronics. Its getting delivered in 1-2 weeks. Cant wait!
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