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post #721 of 941
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Originally Posted by mjm76 View Post

I will have to post some pictures whenever I get my speakers all set up.

My main viewing distance in our living room is 7 1/2 feet, my wife sits on the couch at 8 1/2 feet and my son at 9 1/2 feet.

HD looks great from these distances for us.

Wow, that is close! It must give you that "you're in the movie" feel. At 7.5 feet, do you ANY sde at all? Did you consider a 1080p tv? How does SD look, for the most part?

Shane D
post #722 of 941
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Originally Posted by Shane D View Post

Wow, that is close! It must give you that "you're in the movie" feel. At 7.5 feet, do you ANY sde at all? Did you consider a 1080p tv? How does SD look, for the most part?

Shane D

I do not notice any SDE at the distance I sit at which is 7 1/2 feet for the HD TV. For some SD the PQ ranges from very good to poor. It just depends on the feed. Most of my SD viewing so far has been a very good experience. I did have a 53 inch Hitachi RPTV which I got in 2001 and PQ on my new 58 inch Panny Plasma blows the Hitachi away in both HD and SD PQ.

I hope that answers your questions.
post #723 of 941
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Originally Posted by mjm76 View Post

I do not notice any SDE at the distance I sit at which is 7 1/2 feet for the HD TV. For some SD the PQ ranges from very good to poor. It just depends on the feed. Most of my SD viewing so far has been a very good experience. I did have a 53 inch Hitachi RPTV which I got in 2001 and PQ on my new 58 inch Panny Plasma blows the Hitachi away in both HD and SD PQ.

I hope that answers your questions.

Thank you!

Shane D
post #724 of 941
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Originally Posted by essay View Post

There seems to be a lot of good and heavy stuff on the lower shelf - is it a 400+ disk changer on the left of the picture? The weight of various Sony ES series SACD players seem to be between 20 - 35 lb!

Will call and check the weight capacity of the lower shelves. The Bush website does not list it for any of their other models.

Thanks for all the information.

You're welcome. The big changer is really light, it's an old pioneer 51 disc changer. Personally, I would have tossed it long ago, but it's the wife's, so alas, it stays. I tried finding the weight of my stuff online, but couldn't find anything. My Carver amp is pretty heavy as well, but still a few pounds lighter than the sony.

Lemme know what they tell you about the weight capacity for future reference.
post #725 of 941
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Originally Posted by JulesH View Post

You're welcome. The big changer is really light, it's an old pioneer 51 disc changer. Personally, I would have tossed it long ago, but it's the wife's, so alas, it stays. I tried finding the weight of my stuff online, but couldn't find anything. My Carver amp is pretty heavy as well, but still a few pounds lighter than the sony.

Lemme know what they tell you about the weight capacity for future reference.


Just called Bush Customer Service up. They say it is 50lb for each of the two lower shelves. FWIW, the rep also said that a 35lb receiver as the middle component will not be a problem and that there was no specific criteria for weight distribution.
post #726 of 941
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Originally Posted by essay View Post

Just called Bush Customer Service up. They say it is 50lb for each of the two lower shelves. FWIW, the rep also said that a 35lb receiver as the middle component will not be a problem and that there was no specific criteria for weight distribution.

Thanks Essay! I'm probably right at the limit... ooh, living dangerously, maybe I'll move little the changer to the top shelf.
post #727 of 941
Now I'm looking for a stand. I'm considering a few, but I can't find the Panasonic stand that is pictured in the first post of this thread. I can't find it on the Panny site or anywhere else and a search turns up nothing. Has it been discontinued?
post #728 of 941
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Originally Posted by johnedmonds View Post

I have to decide today on which unit to purchase. I had been set on the 58"600 when I went to the store the salesman was really pushing the Pioneer PureVision 60" Flat-Panel Plasma HDTV Model: PDP-6071HD . Un fortunately the were not recieving the same feed. The panny looked crisper but he said the Pioneer had a faster refresh rate & less background "noise". Has anyone considered the 2 ? Any help would be great!
John

I also looked at the pdp6071 in BB store HD is beautiful, but it leave a lot to ask for when viewing anyhing in SD. If you are only considering HD then its a good buy but if you are like me and will also be veiwing regular TV then the Panny is a way better buy. I went the Panny 58"
post #729 of 941
Can anyone verify that the TH-50PX600U has a QAM tuner? I assume it does since optivity made a post in April showing the 58PX600U and 60U have QAM. But can anyone verify for the 50 inch? My manual doesn't say anything about it.
post #730 of 941
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Originally Posted by biggunks View Post

Can anyone verify that the TH-50PX600U has a QAM tuner? I assume it does since optivity made a post in April showing the 58PX600U and 60U have QAM. But can anyone verify for the 50 inch? My manual doesn't say anything about it.

Before someone insults you for asking that question, yes, it does have a QAM tuner, and yeah, why they didn't specifically put it in the manual is beyond me. If you check the specs posted on panasonic's website, or posted online from stores that sell the set, you can find the features.
http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...el=TH-50PX600U
post #731 of 941
JulesH, thanks for the reply. I know it seemed like a stupid question, but I had a valid reason.

I did see on the panasonic site that it was QAM, but I wasn't too trusting. Mainly because the manual posted elsewhere in this thread looks vastly different than mine and I wasn't sure if panny added QAM as an incremental upgrade without changing the model number and I had the older version.

And before I get blasted by those of you doubting, yes, changes to the product without changing the model number happens a lot. I just haven't seen panasonic do it. And yes, I'm sure I have the Panasonic TH-50PX600U.
post #732 of 941
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Originally Posted by biggunks View Post

I did see on the panasonic site that it was QAM, but I wasn't too trusting.

You should be able to see the QAM channels on your channel list by looking for hyphenated channels. On my 58PX600U, the QAM channels from TimeWarner range from 114-1 to 116-7.

The first time I ran the channel auto-program, my set did not recognize any of the QAM channels. After I turned off the set and re-ran the programming, the channels were there. Have no idea why that happened.
post #733 of 941
When people ask is 58"-65" too big? Just remind them about those 2:35 DvD's. I think some people would be surprised at just how small they can be.
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Originally Posted by Elemental1 View Post

When people ask is 58"-65" too big? Just remind them about those 2:35 DvD's. I think some people would be surprised at just how small they can be.

I currently have a 65" RPTV and I worry that won't be able to adjust down to a 58".
post #735 of 941
Folks -- My husband and I want to buy the 58" Panasonic - but we need to know the dimensions of the pedestal stand that comes with it.

We have a large furniture wall unit that has a bridge across the top of where the TV will sit -so the entire height (with the pedestal) cannot exceed 39.5".

Does anyone have this info?

Tks Lucy
post #736 of 941
We just went from a 65 (Mitsu RPTV) to a 58 (Panny plasma wall mounted). My wife greatly prefers the new unit. We don't notice a big difference, mainly because we sit a little closer than with old unit (eyes to screen distance). No problem with SDE.
post #737 of 941
http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...s&displayTab=S

Dimensions (H x W x D) with pedestal stand 38.9" x 57.3" x 16.6"
Weight with pedestal stand 174.2 lbs
Dimensions (H x W x D) 36.2'' x 57.3'' x 5.7''
Weight 136.7 lbs
post #738 of 941
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Originally Posted by bwclark View Post


Dimensions (H x W x D) with pedestal stand 38.9" x 57.3" x 16.6"
Weight with pedestal stand 174.2 lbs
Dimensions (H x W x D) 36.2'' x 57.3'' x 5.7''
Weight 136.7 lbs

Thank you very much! Exactly what we needed.

Lucy
post #739 of 941
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Originally Posted by mgtr View Post

We just went from a 65 (Mitsu RPTV) to a 58 (Panny plasma wall mounted). My wife greatly prefers the new unit. We don't notice a big difference, mainly because we sit a little closer than with old unit (eyes to screen distance). No problem with SDE.

I also have a Mits RPTV. what year and model is yours? How do the two compare in term of black levels and shadow detail? thanks
post #740 of 941
barth2k-

Ours is a 2004 65325 (I think thats the model number, I believe. It was the first year of HDMI, which I haven't used.). We also had the prior years model, probably 65315 (no HDMI), which we sold.
I like the Mits fine. I don't have the two side by side, so it is very hard to compare. For the money, I don't think you can beat the Mits RPTV for the money, but the WAF was very, very low due to the bulk. I wanted to get the Sony XBR2, but my wife wanted a wall mounted unit. Therefore ....
I compared the Pioneer and the Panny. The Pioneer is great, but expensive. So, I chose the Panny 58". I would say that SD is not quite as good as the Mits. HD is the same (even though we are talking 720P vs. 1080i). I have the D* receiver set on 720p, haven't experimented with trying 1080i or other resolutions. I really haven't watched enough DVDs yet to compare fairly. Using OPPO 971 upconverter, I would say so far that the Panny is the same or slightly less. However, that is only based on watching 3 movies! Not exactly scientific. I am also slightly prejudiced, since I really liked the Mits.
For sure, I would say that the Panny absolutely does not blow the Mits away. However, even for twice the dollars, my wife loves the Panny hanging on the wall. Enough said???
post #741 of 941
Below is a link to some pictures of my install of the 58px600u. Sorry, I don't know how to get the images to display in this message.

Thanks to Mike1117 for his extra time in providing me with measurements to facilitate this install.

let me know what you think.

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/nischal2...60762348398915
post #742 of 941
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Originally Posted by nred1 View Post

Below is a link to some pictures of my install of the 58px600u. Sorry, I don't know how to get the images to display in this message.

Thanks to Mike1117 for his extra time in providing me with measurements to facilitate this install.

let me know what you think.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/nischa...bddre2&.src=ph

Wow, the finished product looks great! How do the components hook up to the TV? I saw the big wire harness coming out of the wall, but I don't see anything going to/from the components?

Shane D

PS: Nice stand.
post #743 of 941
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Originally Posted by nred1 View Post

Below is a link to some pictures of my install of the 58px600u. Sorry, I don't know how to get the images to display in this message.

Thanks to Mike1117 for his extra time in providing me with measurements to facilitate this install.

let me know what you think.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/nischa...bddre2&.src=ph


What did you do with the power supply? I didn't see an outlet.
post #744 of 941
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Originally Posted by nred1 View Post

Below is a link to some pictures of my install of the 58px600u. Sorry, I don't know how to get the images to display in this message.

Thanks to Mike1117 for his extra time in providing me with measurements to facilitate this install.

let me know what you think.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/nischa...bddre2&.src=ph

Very tasteful indeed. A very handsome panel, as well. I like your vision.
post #745 of 941
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Originally Posted by nred1 View Post

Thanks to Mike1117 for his extra time in providing me with measurements to facilitate this install.

Yeah, Mike is very good at that. Thanks again to Mike1117 from me as well.
post #746 of 941
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Originally Posted by Shane D View Post

Wow, the finished product looks great! How do the components hook up to the TV? I saw the big wire harness coming out of the wall, but I don't see anything going to/from the components?

Shane D

PS: Nice stand.


Shane -

The wires are coming down inside the drywall and I put in another hole at the height of the power outlet behind the stand and have the wires coming out there directly into the back of the cabinet
post #747 of 941
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Originally Posted by epiney View Post

What did you do with the power supply? I didn't see an outlet.

epiney,

I did take a shortcut and did something that is not to code. I used a heavyduty shielded with ferrite core power cable from the TV and down on the inside of the drywall about 2.5 ft and out behind the cabinet. I separated the power cable from the video cables by about 8 inches. I realized that this is not to code and do not recommend this. I felt the risk was worth the ease.
post #748 of 941
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Originally Posted by nred1 View Post

Shane -

The wires are coming down inside the drywall and I put in another hole at the height of the power outlet behind the stand and have the wires coming out there directly into the back of the cabinet

VERY nice work. I don't think I would have the skill, or the patience. Looks like a scene from a magazine

Shane D
post #749 of 941
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Originally Posted by nred1 View Post

epiney,

I did take a shortcut and did something that is not to code. I used a heavyduty shielded with ferrite core power cable from the TV and down on the inside of the drywall about 2.5 ft and out behind the cabinet. I separated the power cable from the video cables by about 8 inches. I realized that this is not to code and do not recommend this. I felt the risk was worth the ease.

Ahh, OK. Looks great BTW. Professional finish and nice solution for steel studs. You must be pretty happy

What's the center channel you are using. It looks like a good slim design to fit below PDPs. Where are the other speakers? It's such a clean look.
post #750 of 941
Is that one of those Yamaha Surround Sound devices? If so, how do you like it?

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Originally Posted by epiney View Post

Ahh, OK. Looks great BTW. Professional finish and nice solution for steel studs. You must be pretty happy

What's the center channel you are using. It looks like a good slim design to fit below PDPs. Where are the other speakers? It's such a clean look.
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