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Does anyone have calibration settings on the s60 for a brighter room? Cnets settings are the ones I was using and it was meant for a dim room. Thanks in advance.
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hey fellas, my 42” and 65” S60 are on 2.05 firmware. Is that the latest? Very oddly the Panasonic website has ghosted the TC-PxxS60 models from the website.

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hey fellas, my 42” and 65” S60 are on 2.05 firmware. Is that the latest? Very oddly the Panasonic website has ghosted the TC-PxxS60 models from the website.
I believe 2.212 was the latest, but maybe someone else can confirm. You can find it here https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com...own_na_01.html

It looks like anything else on their website, as far as manuals, user guides, etc., has been removed.
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hey fellas, my 42” and 65” S60 are on 2.05 firmware. Is that the latest? Very oddly the Panasonic website has ghosted the TC-PxxS60 models from the website.

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Thank you, are there patch notes?

Separate issue: I have an aversion to installing final firmwares. I’m on two threads of devices, including expensive Yamaha receivers that mysteriously just stop working xTime after the last firmware while mine is fine on a lower firmware.

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Thank you, are there patch notes?

Separate issue: I have an aversion to installing final firmwares. I’m on two threads of devices, including expensive Yamaha receivers that mysteriously just stop working xTime after the last firmware while mine is fine on a lower firmware.
I never bothered to do the last update since it was non specific and inconsequential. TV has worked just fine all these years.....


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Hi Everyone,

I have a Panasonic TC-65PS64 (Costco's version of the S60) with a vertical black section on the right side of the screen. And it has a few multi-colored vertical lines running through it.

Has anyone ever had this same issue?

I have attached a photo of it to this post.

Thanks very much!
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I've not seen that on a screen before, but it doesn't look good.


If you are still under warranty, I would take it back to Costco for replacement ASAP.


I am assuming that you see this no matter what video source you are viewing?


Good luck!
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I've not seen that on a screen before, but it doesn't look good.


If you are still under warranty, I would take it back to Costco for replacement ASAP.


I am assuming that you see this no matter what video source you are viewing?


Good luck!

Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately, there is no more warranty on this TV. Yes, you are correct - this issue remains on the screen regardless of the video input source.
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That's too bad about the warranty.


But seeing as you bought it at Costco, I would take it back to them anyway.
I've found that Costco can be very forgiving on return items, especially if it is not too long out of warranty.
Worth a shot.
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That's too bad about the warranty. But seeing as you bought it at Costco, I would take it back to them anyway. I've found that Costco can be very forgiving on return items, especially if it is not too long out of warranty.
Worth a shot.
Unfortunately Costco's return policy on TVs is 90 days from date of original purchase.


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Yeah, returning it is not an option, unfortunately. Bought it in early 2014.

I emailed the above photo to three local TV repair techs for their opinions.

The first tech said: "Plasma display panel part number, MD65F16C3A, is no longer available, even if it's still available the price alone on the panel is over $2k." I replied and asked him if he thinks it could be anything else, like a bad board or something, and he said "Could be a C driver board but rarely, and that is also no longer available."

Second tech said: "From the photo, it looks like it's going to be a display panel (screen) problem. Normally, whenever there's a bar or lines going through a picture it will be the failure of one section of the panel. This, unfortunately, is too expensive to repair due to the cost of the screen. In most cases, the plasma screens are no longer available due to the age of the TV and the fact that Plasma's are considered outdated."

Third tech said: "It is likely either a buffer board failure or display panel; the latter of which cannot be repaired. We would not know which until we open the television. If it is indeed the buffer board, the repair estimate may be between $300-$500."

So, I would love it if the TV could be fixed at a reasonable price but I am thinking that chances are likely that I am probably going to have to buy a new TV. Looking at OLED.
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Sadly, it is cheaper to buy a new TV than it is to have it repaired.


I ran into this about 20 years ago with a Toshiba CRT TV - The tuner went bad, took it to 2 different shops, couldn't get the parts.


On the plus side... New TV!
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I have a Panasonic TC-65PS64 (Costco's version of the S60) with a vertical black section on the right side of the screen. And it has a few multi-colored vertical lines running through it.



Has anyone ever had this same issue?



I have attached a photo of it to this post.



Thanks very much!
I'm late to this thread, but I almost the exact same failure in my 65s60 around 2 years ago. I tried the buffer boards and it did not help in my case. Panel failure, and I isolated it to a failed chip on one of the ribbon cables. Since it is the very rightmost section that went out, I moved the TV to my workout room and still use it there.

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I'm late to this thread, but I almost the exact same failure in my 65s60 around 2 years ago. I tried the buffer boards and it did not help in my case. Panel failure, and I isolated it to a failed chip on one of the ribbon cables. Since it is the very rightmost section that went out, I moved the TV to my workout room and still use it there.

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Thank you for sharing. Yeah, I checked with a few different TV repair techs and they all said it was the panel and therefore, no solution. Oh well...
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