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post #151 of 270

i want copy it:Well it isn't an IPS panel so the side viewing is probably pretty poor. But my consolation is there is a Sharp model very similar in size and features that is roughly the same price. I like the Panasonic a lot more though, if nothing else because of the improvement in input lag.thanks

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post #152 of 270
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Originally Posted by fiderxyzok View Post

i want copy it:Well it isn't an IPS panel so the side viewing is probably pretty poor. But my consolation is there is a Sharp model very similar in size and features that is roughly the same price. I like the Panasonic a lot more though, if nothing else because of the

Huh? Most of us have been pleasantly surprised with the off angel viewing. The downside of IPS panels is reduced black level. Lew
post #153 of 270

I am the proud owner of the TC-L50E60 purchased in July to replace a 4 year old 50" 720p Panasonic Plasma. This set is very good with the settings found at http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/panasonic-lcd-tv/panasonic-e60-picture-settings.html the Gamma IRE 50 set to 53 (50 is max) is incorrect and should be adjusted to 43 or lower and I have the back light turned down to 52. Keep in mind, these settings are dependent on how dark your viewing room is but even in subdued daylight the picture is excellent.

post #154 of 270
Thank you for the replies. I think I'm set on the L50E60 (even though whenever I go into a store, the salespeople try to steer me towards something else).

I have a question about the audio syncing, though. My plan would be to hook up a dvd player via HDMI and a TiVoHD via HDMI (The TiVo connects to a tuning adapter, but I don't think that affects any hookups). I am thinking I will probably get the Samsung HWF450 sound bar. If I do, would I connect it with an optical cable? Would that take care of the sound for all components? Would I encounter any audio syncing issues with that setup (or is that only for 5.1)? Thank you!
post #155 of 270
Well I finally upgraded my Samsung LNT4665F to the Panasonic TC-L58E6.

I haven't tested everything or calibrated, so far so good. Will report later.
post #156 of 270
Can't display OnScreen menu Pioneer VSX-523-K on Panasonic TC-L50EM60.

http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/TCL39EM60.PDF
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/StaticFiles/Manuals/Home/VSX-523-K_OperatingInstructions011713.pdf

Has anyone been able to see their receiver set up menu on this TV?

I have followed the instructions from both manuals. The receiver tells me that since it is connected via HDMI the Onscreen menu can't be displayed. So I connect an RCA video cable from the Receiver's Monitor Out, and connect that to the TV's Y/Video Input.





I then switch the TV's input to Video but the tv tells me no input found?

I don't know what else to try or if there is a defect in one of the components. Have I missed a step?

Thanks in advance for the help.
post #157 of 270
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Originally Posted by Rob james View Post

Can't display OnScreen menu Pioneer VSX-523-K on Panasonic TC-L50EM60.

http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/TCL39EM60.PDF
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/StaticFiles/Manuals/Home/VSX-523-K_OperatingInstructions011713.pdf

Has anyone been able to see their receiver set up menu on this TV?

I have followed the instructions from both manuals. The receiver tells me that since it is connected via HDMI the Onscreen menu can't be displayed. So I connect an RCA video cable from the Receiver's Monitor Out, and connect that to the TV's Y/Video Input.





I then switch the TV's input to Video but the tv tells me no input found?

I don't know what else to try or if there is a defect in one of the components. Have I missed a step?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Have you connected an RCA cable from receiver's video output to the TV yet? If so, all you should have to do is select that input on the TV.
post #158 of 270
I have connected the cable as Pioneer says in this picture. I connect this to the topmost input on TV Y/Video, then use input Video on TV? Should just show receiver?


Edited by Rob james - 11/18/13 at 7:59am
post #159 of 270
I have just recently started looking for a new TV for our bedroom. We currently have a 32" Samsung and I simply can't read the menu guide from the bed (I'm 33, but have eye issues). I use a 107" home built screen and an AX100 projector as my main TV in the living room.

I'm interested in 55" - 65" size.

In my research Ive run across this model. It seems to be a GREAT value, but yet good quality TV.
In all likelihood, this will sit in the bedroom, be used some for DVDs and TV. Slight possibility in the future of some kind of streaming service, but for today we find Netflix pretty useless.

I'll probably use the built in speakers, as they are probably fine. But, who knows, in a year I might find interest in a sound bar.

Oddly, the 65" version of this TV has a HUGE price premium, thats not worth it to me.

I'm seeing in this thread, that just a few weeks ago this 58" L58E60 was getting marked down to around $900. Everywhere now is still showing $1000.

Anyone finding this unit down a bit to where Amazon might price match it? Would love to get my hands on it within the next few weeks for $900 or less OTD.
post #160 of 270
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Originally Posted by Rhizzlebop View Post

I have just recently started looking for a new TV for our bedroom. We currently have a 32" Samsung and I simply can't read the menu guide from the bed (I'm 33, but have eye issues). I use a 107" home built screen and an AX100 projector as my main TV in the living room.

I'm interested in 55" - 65" size.

In my research Ive run across this model. It seems to be a GREAT value, but yet good quality TV.
In all likelihood, this will sit in the bedroom, be used some for DVDs and TV. Slight possibility in the future of some kind of streaming service, but for today we find Netflix pretty useless.

I'll probably use the built in speakers, as they are probably fine. But, who knows, in a year I might find interest in a sound bar.

Oddly, the 65" version of this TV has a HUGE price premium, thats not worth it to me.

I'm seeing in this thread, that just a few weeks ago this 58" L58E60 was getting marked down to around $900. Everywhere now is still showing $1000.

Anyone finding this unit down a bit to where Amazon might price match it? Would love to get my hands on it within the next few weeks for $900 or less OTD.

I purchased it for $999 from BB. It was down to 800 at one point I heard, and now it is back up to 1K. Don't know why.

TV would be ideal for a bedroom. 90% of my viewing is streamed. I find regular TV useless smile.gif
post #161 of 270
I found it at Paulstv.com for $899 with a code. I don't remember the code. It was listed as a deal on www.techbargains.com, so you should be able to find the deal there, if it is still active. I had already purchased it at Amazon, but it hadn't shipped yet. I got them to match the price as Paulstv is listed as a site they will match.

UPDATE: It was a bensbargains coupon that is expired. I checked Pauls last night and they are sold out....

http://bensbargains.net/bargain/panasonic-tc-l58e60-58-120hz-1080p-led-hdtv-900-at-pauls-tv-102156/
Edited by gscavezze - 11/19/13 at 9:09am
post #162 of 270
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Originally Posted by gscavezze View Post

I found it at Paulstv.com for $899 with a code. I don't remember the code. It was listed as a deal on www.techbargains.com, so you should be able to find the deal there, if it is still active. I had already purchased it at Amazon, but it hadn't shipped yet. I got them to match the price as Paulstv is listed as a site they will match.

Paul's is advertising it at $799 while supplies last in the Denver area. Great price. It looks like it is being closed out and I don't know why. Even if Panasonic is out of them you would think they would just quietly run out as it is such a bargain at $999 or the $950 at Costco. I wonder if they will replace it right away.... Lew
post #163 of 270
I found the coupon (now expired) for paulstv. Expired on nov 3rd. Also they no longer carry the L58E60

Any chance amazon offers any surprise discounts over the next few days?
post #164 of 270
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Originally Posted by Rhizzlebop View Post

I found the coupon (now expired) for paulstv. Expired on nov 3rd. Also they no longer carry the L58E60

Any chance amazon offers any surprise discounts over the next few days?

As I said, it looks like they are being closed out. If it is the one you want I wouldn't wait or they all will be gone.
post #165 of 270
PaultsTV 's website does not even show the 58e60 model at all.

I'd love to get another hundred bucks off this one and I'll pull the trigger.

Anyone know if Amazon ever puts any surprise or not surprise sale on for Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving?

I'm thinking, if nothing pops on it by cyber Monday then I'll pull the trigger anyway.
post #166 of 270
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Originally Posted by Rhizzlebop View Post

PaultsTV 's website does not even show the 58e60 model at all.

I'd love to get another hundred bucks off this one and I'll pull the trigger.

Anyone know if Amazon ever puts any surprise or not surprise sale on for Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving?

I'm thinking, if nothing pops on it by cyber Monday then I'll pull the trigger anyway.

If I could predict what Amazon puts on sale and when I would have a lot of toys :/
post #167 of 270
It is local Paul's TV stores that have had it on sale. Their warehouse is probably out. My local Costco still has it at $950 with two year warranty, but I wouldn't be surprised if they ran out soon.

Just to confirm that it is a closeout I went to Panasonic's website. They say only a few left, but are holding the price at $999 for the 58".
Edited by Lew Black - 11/20/13 at 1:22pm
post #168 of 270
Thanks for checking on that. Very interesting that it is a closeout, but they are holding the price.
Wondering if maybe something updated is on the horizon for the same price point.

Now, I'm thinking I should pull the trigger from Amazon, and then I hold the bird in one hand, and have a few weeks to see if another bird flies out of the bush so to speak on this model. (in case a sale price drops just after or before Black Friday).
post #169 of 270
I believe my local Costco has the 58LE64 for $950. I belive they add a year on to the manufacturer's warranty as well. Not sure if this is of any help...
post #170 of 270
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Originally Posted by Rhizzlebop View Post

Thanks for checking on that. Very interesting that it is a closeout, but they are holding the price.
Wondering if maybe something updated is on the horizon for the same price point.

Now, I'm thinking I should pull the trigger from Amazon, and then I hold the bird in one hand, and have a few weeks to see if another bird flies out of the bush so to speak on this model. (in case a sale price drops just after or before Black Friday).

Actually, holding the price makes perfect sense to me. If you are running out of stock on a very agressively priced product, and I don't think any set comes close for the dollars, during a time of peak demand, why would you give away profit, especially as all of the TV manufacturers are losing money? The way the market works today, is you order the parts and panels to build a certain number of sets. If you under estimate demand you can hold your price as they sell out. If you over estimate, you may cut prices to get the last of them out. In today's system you can't just build some more. They may not have a replacement for it for a while, which means they will be losing out on business during the holiday craziness.. Lew
post #171 of 270
I wish we had a costco here.

Closest one is 100 miles away.
post #172 of 270
I just replaced an old 50" 720P plasma with the L58E60, and am very happy with the picture.

I have a question about HDMI ARC: is the HDMI2 (ARC) port able to function as an INPUT and OUTPUT simultaneously? Or do I have to use the other HDMI inputs only and dedicate the ARC one to audio out?

Thanks all.
post #173 of 270
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Originally Posted by bethri View Post

I just replaced an old 50" 720P plasma with the L58E60, and am very happy with the picture.

I have a question about HDMI ARC: is the HDMI2 (ARC) port able to function as an INPUT and OUTPUT simultaneously? Or do I have to use the other HDMI inputs only and dedicate the ARC one to audio out?

Thanks all.

You can smile.gif Thank you for making me check. I now have

HDMI 1 ---> TV

BLU RAY ---> SOUND BAR ---> HDMI 2

When on HDMI Input 2, I see/hear DVD and when on Input HDMI 1 I see/hear Cable/Box.

Not sure if the setup here is any better than the setup below (in terms of sound quality), but it does free up a port.

....

I don't think you can ... actually, I take that back. I'm wondering now if I can send a hdmi cable from the blu ray to the input of the soundbar (has ARC), and then have that return to the TV's ARC. This means instead of HDMI3 for the Blu ray, it would be HDMI 2. I'll have to test that smile.gif

I'm using the ARC (HDMI 2) port to output audio to a Samsung Sounbar. I have my cable box connected to HDMI, and a Sony Blu Ray S5100 connected to HDMI3.

I have considered though if there would be any benefit with connecting the Blu Ray audio directly to the soundbar. I don't know if the Audio return from the TV supports all codecs, etc. Maybe because I don't really have a high end audio system it would be better to output PCM from the Blu Ray.
Edited by dan.crouthamel - 11/22/13 at 3:34pm
post #174 of 270

The Panasonic can pass DTS and Dolby Digital but not sure about the High Definition variants DTS HDMA and Dolby TrueHD multi-channel PCM. If you do try PCM I would be interested to know your results.

post #175 of 270
I just got the 58 inch model and I'm loving it. I'm using the first "custom" mode calibration numbers and settings linked from here. I have a question about game mode though. If all of the calibration settings tell you to turn off all the various processing features, why not leave game mode on all the time? Isn't that what game mode does anyway, just turn off all the processing features to reduce lag? Is there anything I'm overlooking? Is there any reason not to have game mode on all the time, since it's a pain to switch on and off.
Thanks.
post #176 of 270
I just got the L50E60. I also got the Samsung HW-F450 sound bar. I have m TiVo connected via HDMI 1. I have the sound bar connected with an optical cable. The sound is completely out of sync. Is there a way to fix this? It is unwatchable this way. Thanks!
post #177 of 270
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Originally Posted by dukie46 View Post

I just got the L50E60. I also got the Samsung HW-F450 sound bar. I have m TiVo connected via HDMI 1. I have the sound bar connected with an optical cable. The sound is completely out of sync. Is there a way to fix this? It is unwatchable this way. Thanks!

The sound bar has a audio delay setting, try that and see if it helps. But I'm wondering, why not connect the sound bar to the TV via HDMI2 (ARC)?
post #178 of 270
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Originally Posted by dukie46 View Post

I just got the L50E60. I also got the Samsung HW-F450 sound bar. I have m TiVo connected via HDMI 1. I have the sound bar connected with an optical cable. The sound is completely out of sync. Is there a way to fix this? It is unwatchable this way. Thanks!

I had the exact setup you did and tried both HDMI and toslink setups for the audio and could never get the audio synced properly unfortunately. I eventually returned the Panasonic for a 7100 series Samsung which honestly doesn't have a better picture even though msrp is over $800 higher! But I don't have audio issues and seamless integration with the Samsung eco system, so it was worth it to me.
post #179 of 270
FWIW, i have the HW-F550 connected to the TC-L58E60 and I have no audio issues. Wish I knew what to tell you frown.gif
post #180 of 270
Thank you both! After fooling around with different settings, etc., I think I have the audio synced closely enough that it doesn't bother me too much. We'll have to see as I have a chance to watch a little more.

Is it better to connect to the sound bar with the HDMI2 ARC than by optical? If I did connect that way, would it take care of the audio for a dvd player connected to the tv, too? Or would I have to connect the dvd player to the sound bar with the optical cable? I'm sorry if these are basic questions. I (obviously) don't know much about audio.
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