Panasonic did a sloppy job with IR on 2012/2013 TV but you always can pause it from source player and leave the TV off,when you get back just turn the TV on,whats the big deal here!!!!!!!!!!why would you leave the TV on for extended period of times when nobody watching it!!!!!!
Well, its no so much me but I have a wife and a 2 1/2 year old. This means a few things:
-Wife is not as attentive as I am when it comes to these things, especially with a 2 1/2 year old running around.
-A lot of content that we may put on for our child is 4:3 content. Granted we try to limit our child's viewing habits, but I've seen image retention on our old 2006 Panny. Absolutely none of that even appears on the Kuro.
-I don't play games everyday (maybe ever 3-4 days) and then I'll play 2 hours. But I do get concerned about the HUD in games just staying on. There are several games (like GTA) where the map is persistently there even if you turn off the HUD.
-I work fairly long hours (leave the house around 6:30 and get home by 8-9pm) and I tend to push myself to stay up and get some "me" time after the wife and kid are asleep. Of course at least 1-2x a week I'll fall asleep on the couch. There is the concern that I'll get IR that way somehow.
Anyway, the Kuro has proven insanely resistant to any of that. I'm not exactly sure how that is but its amazing. i'm kinda bummed I didn't pony up for the 60" in 2009 rather than the 50" that I have. I'm quite interested in getting a 60" or 65" as a stop gap until OLED is perfected but have a few questions:
-On the Kuro I recall the 60" inch was not as bright as the 50". Is that the case with the Panny zt60?
-anybody know if the Kuro is brighter than the Zt60 (I had the 50" elite in the final year of its production). Its currently in a room that is 13x20 (where the couch and TV are 13 feet away) and the only external light is a sliding glass door that runs along a far wall and is about 10 feet away. I never have had any glare issues or brightness issues whatsoever. I assume that is the same case with the Panny?
-Is the fan noise that people complain about (in the pre-august builds) any worse than the buzz on the Kuro? I've gotten used to that.
-I have an older BDI Avion 77" TV console with a plasma mount on the furniture itself. At the time it only supported up to 55". Is the location on a 60-65" the same as a 50-55" that I could mount it to this? I'd assume that the weight of the 60-65" is lower than TV's of 5 years ago so should be able to support it.
-Is there a 3rd party kit to change the bezel at all so that I can put a piano black glossy bezel like the Kuro? Love that look. Don't like that silver trim on the zt60.