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post #31 of 70
Panasonic has a failure rate of 3% last I checked, and they specialize in plasmas, so I believe you heard wrong about failure rates.

Concerning subtitles, an Oppo can read those in Spanish (in .srt format) as well. I'm not sure why the TV is reducing the image size, but it could be related to how the file was encoded and/or how the TV decodes. Beyond that, the specifics as to why you're getting double letterbox bars would require more investigation.
post #32 of 70
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Thanks for your answer vinnie97, I know that is not a big deal that the tv reads or not the subtitles in an external file, but it is for me cause I'm Spanish and I feel more comfortable to watch the movies or series with subtitles, and adding those to the movie is a really long operation...
What I have seen today about the aspect ratio is...that pluging the hard drive to the blueray player, the file is treated as a 1080p source and it is played perfectly (with the normal black bars because of being 2.35:1 or 2.40:1) and when I play the same file through the USB port, the tv doesn't recognize it as 1080p and it draws like double black bars in the top and the bottom...and it's really annoying cause I don't really see anything about how to change this aspect ratio in the tv...as I said, it works in the blueray player but in the brand new tv, it doesn't.

Thanks Newyorker, I really appreciate your opinion because you have also a M-series...are you happy with your Vizio? do you have the same problem as me pluging files through the USB port? is your plasma much more darker than your vizio?
And the only problem I have about not buying the plasma is...that I wouldn't like to buy it without insurance cause I've read that the plasma break more in average...

I've downloaded MKV files directly to a flash drive and played them on my S60 via the USB port, and they display in full and wide screen HD, depending on the original content.


Ian
post #33 of 70
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Yeah, I would probably be wrong about it....it's just what I have read about it, some people that they had the red lights and other problems and I really don't want to buy a tv without protection plan and have a problem and have to change it...of course every product could give you problems, a plasma, a led, computers or whatever and nothing has to happen but I'm scared of something happening and not having an insurance.

What is an Oppo, vinnie97? I have the woraround for the subtitles by reproducing the files in the blueray player but...it's weird that a brand new tv of 799$ doesn't have that ridiculous feature....

And for the files in 1080p, I called Geek Squad, Best Buy and Vizio, and even tough I don't think what they were talking about, they said that probably the blueray player was detecting the hd content and upscaling directly to 1080p and that the tv wasn't doing the same...from my point of view I think that it's a pain...

I have seen that just by going to the menu and exiting without doing anything, the image goes to panoramic mode (which I cannot choose from the aspect ratio to choose) and it is shown as the blueray player does, so...I guess it's doing like the player...

I don't know, I'm finding lots of inconvenients but also finding 'workarounds' for almost all of them, but I don't think that it's the way to be with a brand new product...

 

Ian, you don't have to do anything with your S60 right? as soon as it reads the file, it's shown in the correct way, right?

Is there a lot of difference between the S60 and the ST60?

post #34 of 70
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Thanks Newyorker, I really appreciate your opinion because you have also a M-series...are you happy with your Vizio? do you have the same problem as me pluging files through the USB port? is your plasma much more darker than your vizio?
And the only problem I have about not buying the plasma is...that I wouldn't like to buy it without insurance cause I've read that the plasma break more in average...


Even a cheap plasma can't be beat by the top LED LCD's dark level performance. Clouding and light bleed seem to be a big problem with LCDs. I have these problems with my Vizio, just part of the technology.

I have 3 plasmas. A 4 year old 46" Panasonic, a 10 year old 37" Panasonic and a 6 year old 60" Pioneer. All going strong, never a problem, no IR problems at all. Just beautiful displays with great black levels. I bought the Vizio to replace the 10 year old Panasonic because it only has component inputs, no HDMI - yes it's that old. The Vizio is nice if you don't watch movies and want something thin. For a LCD, it's pretty good. The only reason I didn't get another Plasma is I needed something under 50".
post #35 of 70
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Newyorker, what do you mean with "The Vizio is nice if you don't watch movies"?

I mean...I have never had a plasma and maybe I don't know what I'm saying but...I have watched some movies in this Vizio, and the only thing I realize (without being a videophile) is that with the backlight, the blacks are not really black...but this LED offers a pretty good image for my opinion...

How big is the difference in backlight between your plasma and the M-series for the same movie? I have calibrated the settings for 'Calibrated Dark' in this vizio, and I don't love the very dim image...and I'm afraid to get that if I finally decide to change...

The thing is that...is precisely for watching a lot of movies the reason to buy this tv and I'm afraid to make a bad choice.

Did you buy any of those plasmas without insurance? would you purchase that protection plan of 3 years that doesn't include burn in insurance?

post #36 of 70
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Newyorker, what do you mean with "The Vizio is nice if you don't watch movies"?
I mean...I have never had a plasma and maybe I don't know what I'm saying but...I have watched some movies in this Vizio, and the only thing I realize (without being a videophile) is that with the backlight, the blacks are not really black...but this LED offers a pretty good image for my opinion...
How big is the difference in backlight between your plasma and the M-series for the same movie? I have calibrated the settings for 'Calibrated Dark' in this vizio, and I don't love the very dim image...and I'm afraid to get that if I finally decide to change...
The thing is that...is precisely for watching a lot of movies the reason to buy this tv and I'm afraid to make a bad choice.
Did you buy any of those plasmas without insurance? would you purchase that protection plan of 3 years that doesn't include burn in insurance?

In very dark scenes like the opening of the Avengers, there are areas near the corners where the screen is not as dark as the other parts. On a plasma you won't have that issue.

I've never bought insurance on any of my TVs, usually if they make it past the first year they are going to last. I've never had any of them break but I've also only bought Panasonic and Pioneer and try to stay away from Samsung. For movies, I would definitely get a plasma. I'm only using the Vizio for cable so for the most part the clouding isn't too much of an issue. If I had to watch movies on it, I would go crazy.
post #37 of 70
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Yeah, I would probably be wrong about it....it's just what I have read about it, some people that they had the red lights and other problems and I really don't want to buy a tv without protection plan and have a problem and have to change it...of course every product could give you problems, a plasma, a led, computers or whatever and nothing has to happen but I'm scared of something happening and not having an insurance.
Yes, I also bought one for my Kuro and ZT60, so I understand the peace of mind it provides. However, this report from Consumer Reports should also alleviate your fears:
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Originally Posted by PR Newswire 
Consumer Reports' new reliability data provides consumers with more
detailed information for specific brands. Panasonic, whose 50-inch
TH-50PZ700U plasma model was recently named Consumer Reports' best
flat-panel TV ever tested, had very few repairs, only a 2 percent average
repair rate, in both LCD and plasma categories. This new reliability data
reinforces Consumer Reports long-standing advice that consumers skip the
extended warranty when buying a flat-panel TV.

FLAT-PANEL TVs: LCD AND PLASMA

Consumer Reports found little difference between the average repair
rate for LCD and plasma TVs - overall, they both had a 3 percent repair
rate. Among LCDs, Dell (which recently stopped selling its own brand of
TVs) and Hitachi were among the less reliable brands, as were Philips
plasma TVs. Aside from Panasonic, other brands with low repair rates
include Sony, Sharp, Samsung, Toshiba and JVC in LCDs. For plasma sets,
Panasonic, Pioneer and Samsung also had low repair rates.

Among the tiny percentage of sets with problems, most repairs were
free, presumably because they were covered by the manufacturer's standard
warranty. The few respondents who paid out of pocket for repairs spent an
average of $264 on LCD sets and $395 on plasma.
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What is an Oppo, vinnie97?
A multifaceted audio/video player/streamer that supports high-def audio (FLACs, DVD-As,and SACDs) and also plays DVDs and Blu-rays: http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-103/
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it's weird that a brand new tv of 799$ doesn't have that ridiculous feature....
It's Panasonic's low end TV offering...I am not surprised that it is missing some bells and whistles. I'm not even sure their flagship TVs support .srt files, however. I have just never looked for this feature in a TV before (I am not fond of smart TVs).
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And for the files in 1080p, I called Geek Squad, Best Buy and Vizio, and even tough I don't think what they were talking about, they said that probably the blueray player was detecting the hd content and upscaling directly to 1080p and that the tv wasn't doing the same...from my point of view I think that it's a pain...
I have seen that just by going to the menu and exiting without doing anything, the image goes to panoramic mode (which I cannot choose from the aspect ratio to choose) and it is shown as the blueray player does, so...I guess it's doing like the player...
I don't know, I'm finding lots of inconvenients but also finding 'workarounds' for almost all of them, but I don't think that it's the way to be with a brand new product...
I don't have the TV or the files to check in question. I might try playing some MKVs from a USB flash drive on my ZT60 (with SRTs) just to see if it supports it.
post #38 of 70
What are you not happy about with your Vizio? No one here is going to tell you that your Vizio offers a better picture then an ST60 or many of the other plasma's out right now because no matter how you slice it, it doesn't and there is really no arguing over that.

Some people will prefer an LED TV because they like their TV to be super bright. Most people get their TV and leave it in Vivid mode and think it looks great. If you think this looks great like that there is absolutely no reason to own a plasma. Your Vizio is all you really need.

In the daytime under bright lights a Vizio might look decent to a degree as it makes blacks appear better then they really are but if you want to appreciate a movie with some dimmed lights the Vizio or most other edge lit LED TV will get crushed by a decent plasma. I hated to complete turn out the lights with my 60es7500 Samsung LED because it always showed me all it's flaws at that time where now with my VT60 I cannot wait to turn out the lights and get sucked into the picture without worrying about what part of the screen looks bad with clouding and flashlighting.

A plasma is not for everyone and some people will never like the picture it produces but for deep blacks, high contrast ratio's, great saturation of colors, depth and realism, right now a plasma is the way to go. For super bright, sharp, digitized looking video with screen uniformity issues the LED takes the cake.

For warranties, get yourself a Discover card, Chase Freedom (other cards offer this as well) and it will give you an additional year warranty on top of the 1 year manufacturing warranty. 2 years is pretty good of a warranty if you don't want to spend the extra money.
post #39 of 70
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Ok, I know what you mean with the blacks... which are the reasons (apart from the blacks) for you to go crazy watching movies in your LED?'s 

Does the plasma image have any brightness or it's pure and deep colors but dim? As I said, I like the deep colors that a plasma I guess can offer but not very very dim...is it the wrong idea I have in my mind or is the truth that the plasma is very dim and the led very bright?

 

About the insurances...the normal is that nothing happens in the very first year but...if something happens and you don't have insurance, you pretty much have thrown your money cause the manufacturer warranty won't cover it, right?

post #40 of 70
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Ok, I know what you mean with the blacks... which are the reasons (apart from the blacks) for you to go crazy watching movies in your LED?'s 
Does the plasma image have any brightness or it's pure and deep colors but dim? As I said, I like the deep colors that a plasma I guess can offer but not very very dim...is it the wrong idea I have in my mind or is the truth that the plasma is very dim and the led very bright?

About the insurances...the normal is that nothing happens in the very first year but...if something happens and you don't have insurance, you pretty much have thrown your money cause the manufacturer warranty won't cover it, right?
The manufacturer gives you a 1 year warranty so the 1st year is covered. Anything after that would either be what you buy additional or if your credit card offers you a 2nd year.

I do not find the Panny plasma's dim but they definitley do not get as bright as an LED. Also the brighter you make an LED the more flaws usually rear it's head the the whole picture I feel goes to crap. I used to keep my Samsung LED at a brightness of 9 to 10 out of 20 during the day and around 6-7 at night. If I ever needed to turn it up more then that during the day it was just to cut through the natural light and reflections and at that point any good pq or settings went out the window and it just turned into just needing to see the TV. I found the VT60 and ST60 even handled reflections better then the LED's I have owned.

Blacks have a lot to do with the contrast ratios and that is one of the most important things of a pictures PQ. It is what gives you that sense of depth within a picture. It can sometimes make a 2D picture seem 3D. The color saturation and pop you get from plasma is insane. It also just appears natural where an LED always seems fake and digitized. I went from an ST60 to and es7500 and I always tried to get my picture to look plasma like. I wanted to try and produce the look I got from my ST60. Now that I have a VT60 I feel so relieved.

Again, it does not mean you are going to feel the same way. If you watch a lot of things during the day and have a lot of natural light you might be better off with an LED. Some people like that brightness during the day and don't really care about the actual pq or nightime viewing.

If you wanted to look at possible another LED in your price range, you can look at the Samsung 50F6400. Although I think you should just keep what you have if you are happy with it and the picture it produces. I would not buy a TV based on the type of files it plays on a USB. That is something you might regret later.
Edited by eric3316 - 1/4/14 at 7:05pm
post #41 of 70
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For warranties, get yourself a Discover card, Chase Freedom (other cards offer this as well) and it will give you an additional year warranty on top of the 1 year manufacturing warranty. 2 years is pretty good of a warranty if you don't want to spend the extra money.

Sorry, I'm not from here and I don't really know if those are credit cards that offer you warranty in the products you buy or...?

 

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A plasma is not for everyone and some people will never like the picture it produces but for deep blacks, high contrast ratio's, great saturation of colors, depth and realism, right now a plasma is the way to go. For super bright, sharp, digitized looking video with screen uniformity issues the LED takes the cake.

For warranties, get yourself a Discover card, Chase Freedom (other cards offer this as well) and it will give you an additional year warranty on top of the 1 year manufacturing warranty. 2 years is pretty good of a warranty if you don't want to spend the extra money.
 
I like those deep blacks, high contrast ratio's, depth and realism and I don't like the super bright image, just normal bright and not dim, is that possible or am I in between?
 
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I hated to complete turn out the lights with my 60es7500 Samsung LED because it always showed me all it's flaws at that time where now with my VT60 I cannot wait to turn out the lights and get sucked into the picture without worrying about what part of the screen looks bad with clouding and flashlighting.

That's exactly the 'only' thing about PQ that I have noticed with this tv...but for the rest of times and things...I'm pretty content with what I have, once again, without being an videophile

 

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I don't have the TV or the files to check in question. I might try playing some MKVs from a USB flash drive on my ZT60 (with SRTs) just to see if it supports it.
The files to check is...whatever you can have, I mean, to check the SRT files try with any you have and for the full HD movies I'm having problems are the ones with 1920x800 because I don't know why, it treats them like they are not full HD...
post #42 of 70
http://cdn.avsforum.com/9/90/902b5962_vbattach244191.jpeg

An LCD screen can look like this when there's no image, notice some areas are lighter than others, now imagine a dark scene where some of the screen is dark and other parts that look like someone is shining a flashlight from the back of the TV. Not as noticeable with brighter scenes but it's there.
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The files to check is...whatever you can have, I mean, to check the SRT files try with any you have and for the full HD movies I'm having problems are the ones with 1920x800 because I don't know why, it treats them like they are not full HD...
Well, guess what, not only will the highest end panel from Panasonic not recognize .srt files, but it also seems to have a USB drive size limitation of less than 256 GB. I don't have a proper MKV file with 2.35:1 AR, so I'll have to find a sample before I can test.

EDIT: I found a sample MKV at the 2.35:1 AR, and the ZT60 displayed it properly.
Edited by vinnie97 - 1/4/14 at 10:06pm
post #44 of 70
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Ian, you don't have to do anything with your S60 right? as soon as it reads the file, it's shown in the correct way, right?
Is there a lot of difference between the S60 and the ST60?


Correct. I just download the file and play it back on the set. There shouldn't be any difference when it comes to using the media player via the USB port.


Ian wink.gif
post #45 of 70
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The manufacturer gives you a 1 year warranty so the 1st year is covered. Anything after that would either be what you buy additional or if your credit card offers you a 2nd year.

I do not find the Panny plasma's dim but they definitley do not get as bright as an LED. Also the brighter you make an LED the more flaws usually rear it's head the the whole picture I feel goes to crap. I used to keep my Samsung LED at a brightness of 9 to 10 out of 20 during the day and around 6-7 at night. If I ever needed to turn it up more then that during the day it was just to cut through the natural light and reflections and at that point any good pq or settings went out the window and it just turned into just needing to see the TV. I found the VT60 and ST60 even handled reflections better then the LED's I have owned.

Blacks have a lot to do with the contrast ratios and that is one of the most important things of a pictures PQ. It is what gives you that sense of depth within a picture. It can sometimes make a 2D picture seem 3D. The color saturation and pop you get from plasma is insane. It also just appears natural where an LED always seems fake and digitized. I went from an ST60 to and es7500 and I always tried to get my picture to look plasma like. I wanted to try and produce the look I got from my ST60. Now that I have a VT60 I feel so relieved.

Again, it does not mean you are going to feel the same way. If you watch a lot of things during the day and have a lot of natural light you might be better off with an LED. Some people like that brightness during the day and don't really care about the actual pq or nightime viewing.

If you wanted to look at possible another LED in your price range, you can look at the Samsung 50F6400. Although I think you should just keep what you have if you are happy with it and the picture it produces. I would not buy a TV based on the type of files it plays on a USB. That is something you might regret later.

 

Yeah, the manufacturer gives you 1 year of warranty but this warranty doesn't cover what can happen to the tv because of the use...any damage in the screen or anything...it's rare that something can happen, but it's possible...

I don't have that feeling you had to set your LED as your previous plasma because I have never had a plasma, but I kinda feel the curiosity of trying the plasma and also the worrying of not taking the right tv.

I do care about the image in both times, during the day and of course at night when it's time for movies and things like that.

About LEDs...maybe I'm wrong but I don't think that there is any other model that can beat my Vizio for the price...so in case I change for something, it will be a plasma.

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http://cdn.avsforum.com/9/90/902b5962_vbattach244191.jpeg

An LCD screen can look like this when there's no image, notice some areas are lighter than others, now imagine a dark scene where some of the screen is dark and other parts that look like someone is shining a flashlight from the back of the TV. Not as noticeable with brighter scenes but it's there.

Yes newyorker...that's exactly how my tv looks without any image, but much less if you put the settings in another way to try to eliminate a little bit the backlight.

As you say, for colourful scenes you don't notice it too much, but I do see it in dark scenes...:(

The only thing that is keeping me from buying this tv in Sears is the bad protection plan they have, and the 15% stocking fee of returning the tv...

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Well, guess what, not only will the highest end panel from Panasonic not recognize .srt files, but it also seems to have a USB drive size limitation of less than 256 GB. I don't have a proper MKV file with 2.35:1 AR, so I'll have to find a sample before I can test.

EDIT: I found a sample MKV at the 2.35:1 AR, and the ZT60 displayed it properly.

So...not any Panasonic plasmas will recognize srt files? I mean...it's a value maybe not very important for a lot of people but easy to set and it's weird that they don't have it. My philips 32'' LED in Spain had it...

And the ZT60 displays the MKV directly in perfect shape without touching it at all, right?

 

And the limitation in the USB port...you cannot plug in a USB bigger than 256GB or smaller?

post #48 of 70
The AR of the MKV I played was preserved by the ZT60, yes. The ZT60 did not recognize my Kingston 256GB flash drive but did see the 64GB.
post #49 of 70
I have owned the st60 50" for a couple of days and so far have only used the tvs dlna server. Doing this it finds my 3tb nas plays most files but films that would play with subtitles (.srt) on my old lcd samsung will play on the panasoic but without subtitles so I guess they are not supported. Also I found larger files the panasonic could not see 24gb file on the nas does not show up on the panasonic but it does on the tablet. I am going to try turning off the dlna using a third party server like servioo and try again
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Yeah, the manufacturer gives you 1 year of warranty but this warranty doesn't cover what can happen to the tv because of the use...any damage in the screen or anything...it's rare that something can happen, but it's possible...
I don't have that feeling you had to set your LED as your previous plasma because I have never had a plasma, but I kinda feel the curiosity of trying the plasma and also the worrying of not taking the right tv.
I do care about the image in both times, during the day and of course at night when it's time for movies and things like that.
About LEDs...maybe I'm wrong but I don't think that there is any other model that can beat my Vizio for the price...so in case I change for something, it will be a plasma.
I do not know of any protection plans that will cover damage like cracked screens or damage caused by the user do just make sure you know what's covered before spending the money.
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I have owned the st60 50" for a couple of days and so far have only used the tvs dlna server. Doing this it finds my 3tb nas plays most files but films that would play with subtitles (.srt) on my old lcd samsung will play on the panasoic but without subtitles so I guess they are not supported. Also I found larger files the panasonic could not see 24gb file on the nas does not show up on the panasonic but it does on the tablet. I am going to try turning off the dlna using a third party server like servioo and try again

You should try out KooRaRoo Media DLNA server. I've tried most others and this is the best one I have found.

http://www.kooraroo.com/compare_features.php

http://forum.kooraroo.com/forumdisplay.php/6-Support
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Thanks Donat 76.. I was struggling last night with a couple of dlna servers, I'll try that one today.
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I do not know of any protection plans that will cover damage like cracked screens or damage caused by the user do just make sure you know what's covered before spending the money.

Eric, I don't mean cracked screens, just what can appear in any plasma screen with the simple usage that you can give to a tv...I've read some people that had different stuff that appear in the st60 or some previous models of plasma Panasonic...

I have read that for example in Best Buy with Geek Squad, you have covered the normal wear and tear of your tv, any damage that your screen can have with the usage and also burn in....but for example with Amazon or Sears, this is not covered at all. They extend the normal manufacturer warranty that you have, which doesn't cover all I said...that's my main doubt about going for it or not, because this model is just available in Sears.

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You should try out KooRaRoo Media DLNA server. I've tried most others and this is the best one I have found.

http://www.kooraroo.com/compare_features.php

http://forum.kooraroo.com/forumdisplay.php/6-Support

How does it work exactly Donat? I have never tried any of that with DLNA with this tv yet or my previous Philips...

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Eric, I don't mean cracked screens, just what can appear in any plasma screen with the simple usage that you can give to a tv...I've read some people that had different stuff that appear in the st60 or some previous models of plasma Panasonic...
I have read that for example in Best Buy with Geek Squad, you have covered the normal wear and tear of your tv, any damage that your screen can have with the usage and also burn in....but for example with Amazon or Sears, this is not covered at all. They extend the normal manufacturer warranty that you have, which doesn't cover all I said...that's my main doubt about going for it or not, because this model is just available in Sears.
Gotcha. Yeah, only Best Buys extended warranty will cover burn-in. You will also pay more for their plans. No other plans will cover burn-in.
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You should try out KooRaRoo Media DLNA server. I've tried most others and this is the best one I have found.

http://www.kooraroo.com/compare_features.php

http://forum.kooraroo.com/forumdisplay.php/6-Support
How does it work exactly Donat? I have never tried any of that with DLNA with this tv yet or my previous Philips...

When you go to the DLNA in the TV menu, you can choose whatever DLNA is running on your network, Windows has a built in one which isn't very good. The KooRaRoo DLNA server detects UPNP devices on your network. The TV is one of them. On my network, I also have my Pansasonic Blu-ray player and Onkyo receiver. The program has built in profiles based on the file types that your device supports. If the device doesn't support it, KKR will trans code it in real time and stream it. It has A LOT more options then Serviio and Twonky. The guy that writes it even put in a couple optimizations for me. He has over 6 years of DLNA experience and wrote another commercial DLNA server before doing his own. The paid version is $20 the first year and $10 a year after that I believe. There is a free version and a 15 day full version trial. Well worth it IMO.

One neat thing is I can create dynamic playlists. Which means you can create a playlist based off the file attribute you want, name actor, year, genre etc... And files can be pushed to the device instead of the device requesting it. If you have and problems, there is a support forum. The author is very helpful. You should able to use the VT50 profile for the VT60 since the file types supported are the same.

You an tweak the profiles by yourself. I've played with it quite a while and know it pretty well. Did some beta testing for it to find as many (minor) bugs as I could and he fixed every one pretty quickly. It's a pretty robust program.

The best way to learn how to use it is to try it out.

Here is the manual. It basically explains most of the options.

http://bin.kooraroo.com/KooRaRooMedia.pdf
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You should try out KooRaRoo Media DLNA server. I've tried most others and this is the best one I have found.

http://www.kooraroo.com/compare_features.php

http://forum.kooraroo.com/forumdisplay.php/6-Support

I bought a wd mycloud that has its own server buikt in and that hasnt struggled with any file type yet.
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Originally Posted by Donat76 View Post

You should try out KooRaRoo Media DLNA server. I've tried most others and this is the best one I have found.

http://www.kooraroo.com/compare_features.php

http://forum.kooraroo.com/forumdisplay.php/6-Support

I bought a wd mycloud that has its own server buikt in and that hasnt struggled with any file type yet.

Pretty neat but this DLNA server is for people that want to run a server off a Windows machine. I bet KKR has a lot more options to boot. Not that your NAS box with built in DLNA doesn't work well for your purpose. I'm pretty sure it doesn't do trans coding and is as configurable as KKR.

http://www.kooraroo.com/compare_features.php

If I had this device, I would most likely hook it up to the back of my gigabit router. All the files that would play natively, I would stream to my TV, not using DLNA, but as network share. I would also let KKR access the same network share because I have several hundred files that won't play natively on my TV. As it is, I have a RAID 10 (1+0) array on my server computer and that runs a network share and also KKR. Why limit yourself. smile.gif Like I said, it's the best DLNA server I have found. I've tried quite a few over the last year.
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Gotcha. Yeah, only Best Buys extended warranty will cover burn-in. You will also pay more for their plans. No other plans will cover burn-in.

In your opinion, will you go for a plasma just with the manufacturer warranty or it's too risky?

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When you go to the DLNA in the TV menu, you can choose whatever DLNA is running on your network, Windows has a built in one which isn't very good. The KooRaRoo DLNA server detects UPNP devices on your network. The TV is one of them. On my network, I also have my Pansasonic Blu-ray player and Onkyo receiver. The program has built in profiles based on the file types that your device supports. If the device doesn't support it, KKR will trans code it in real time and stream it. It has A LOT more options then Serviio and Twonky. The guy that writes it even put in a couple optimizations for me. He has over 6 years of DLNA experience and wrote another commercial DLNA server before doing his own. The paid version is $20 the first year and $10 a year after that I believe. There is a free version and a 15 day full version trial. Well worth it IMO.

One neat thing is I can create dynamic playlists. Which means you can create a playlist based off the file attribute you want, name actor, year, genre etc... And files can be pushed to the device instead of the device requesting it. If you have and problems, there is a support forum. The author is very helpful. You should able to use the VT50 profile for the VT60 since the file types supported are the same.

You an tweak the profiles by yourself. I've played with it quite a while and know it pretty well. Did some beta testing for it to find as many (minor) bugs as I could and he fixed every one pretty quickly. It's a pretty robust program.

The best way to learn how to use it is to try it out.

Here is the manual. It basically explains most of the options.

http://bin.kooraroo.com/KooRaRooMedia.pdf

Thank you Donat, i will try it!

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