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Old 07-21-2013, 04:54 AM   #61
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I dont get how your old kuro was a tad darker...thats soo hard to imagine!
It's difficult to delineate how black a display truly is just by looking at pictures. Some pictures of LED/LCD screens showcase the same level of black as seen in CHALS' picture; that doesn't mean that the LED/LCD TVs are anywhere near that black in actuality, though.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:09 PM   #62
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I was going to order one, then amazon gave me a $1100 credit limit
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:02 PM   #63
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I was going to order one, then amazon gave me a $1100 credit limit
care to share why...or let us just figure it out for ourselves
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:32 PM   #64
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care to share why...or let us just figure it out for ourselves
The 35k car I just bought in april isn't impressive enough for amazon. The dealership only gave me 2.9% Guess my credit sucks. Oh well, maybe mcdonald's will let me have some overtime hours this week.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:46 PM   #65
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The 35k car I just bought in april isn't impressive enough for amazon. The dealership only gave me 2.9% Guess my credit sucks. Oh well, maybe mcdonald's will let me have some overtime hours this week.

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Old 10-06-2013, 01:39 AM   #66
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220 hours now.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:22 AM   #67
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What test disc are you using?
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:03 PM   #68
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What test disc are you using?
That is the year one BD of SPACE1999. This BD was really done great. It's so close to my Kuro that it really don't matter. Once it gets past 300 hours DNice will calibrate it.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #69
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That is the year one BD of SPACE1999. This BD was really done great. It's so close to my Kuro that it really don't matter. Once it gets past 300 hours DNice will calibrate it.
Cool. Well, I think its funny when we grade PQ of a persons TV based off a picture.lol But the blacks look pretty inky.

I was testing my set out with a scene from the SAMSARA BD the other day and wow. The scene was of the nighttime city overhead shot similiar to the one you have from a previous page back. It was stunning. But I don't know if its just me, but one part says I want to see better/deeper blacks. I think most folks would be satisfied. But after a couples month, Im seeking more. hahah I think I will never be fully satisfied.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #70
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Thanks for posting your screen shots, they look great. I just joined the club and ordered a 65VT60, should be here next Monday.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:59 AM   #71
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I got an S60 (wasn't really capable of getting any better, unfortunately) but I love it. Two questions, 1. Should I really use the break in slides? I've been watching pretty much only 16:9 content so far. 2. There is a somewhat loud buzz sound when the unit has anything that isn't black is onscreen, should I be concerned? Will this go away? It is worst (loudest) with brighter images.

Thanks to all of you for your expertise, I'm happy I was able to get a nice sized Panny Plasma before they vanish.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #72
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Dnice just did a cal on it last nite.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:06 PM   #73
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I got an S60 (wasn't really capable of getting any better, unfortunately) but I love it. Two questions, 1. Should I really use the break in slides? I've been watching pretty much only 16:9 content so far. 2. There is a somewhat loud buzz sound when the unit has anything that isn't black is onscreen, should I be concerned? Will this go away? It is worst (loudest) with brighter images.

Thanks to all of you for your expertise, I'm happy I was able to get a nice sized Panny Plasma before they vanish.
Did you ever get an answer to this. That is not supposed to buzz - although it is a common find - call Panny and they will have a tech come out and check it out. Sometimes it is merely screws in frame that need to be tightened, other times it may be the panel that needs to be replaced. I can tell you that my set does NoT buzz at all (a faint hum can be heard when I put my head up to the top left or right side of the TV) but what you are describing should be evaluated and fixed. You will be glad you did since I'm sure you plan to keep the TV for many years.
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Both, my current VT60 and my previous GT50, buzz during bright scenes. I've gone to homes where they have Samsung PDP's and they also had a buzz during bright scenes. It's common with plasma. I'm not quite sure if there really is a fix for it. Having loose screws sounds like it's too simple to be a solution.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:32 PM   #75
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Both, my current VT60 and my previous GT50, buzz during bright scenes. I've gone to homes where they have Samsung PDP's and they also had a buzz during bright scenes. It's common with plasma. I'm not quite sure if there really is a fix for it. Having loose screws sounds like it's too simple to be a solution.
While it is "common" with plasmas, you all can keep your buzzing TVs if you don't care. I'm telling you mine doesn't buzz so your doesn't have to. My father-in-law had a Samsung plasma that had a crazy buzz. I know what the buzz sounds like. I for one am glad my TV is silent, which leads me to believe they don't have to buzz. I don't think I got a special one. I don't think the model has anything to do with it (S60, ST60, VT60) because other ST60 members have experienced a buzz on theirs too.

If finding a way to fix the buzz sounds like too much work, and knowing that other members don't have a buzz, doesn't bother you, then to each his own I guess. I'm not trying to argue here, I just figured I would share my experience in case it helped someone.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Dis...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

is the WOW calibration disc worth purchasing for usage after 200 hours?

honestly i'm so blown away by the basic home theater settings on this TV i can't imagine the PQ any better.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Dis...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

is the WOW calibration disc worth purchasing for usage after 200 hours?

honestly i'm so blown away by the basic home theater settings on this TV i can't imagine the PQ any better.
In my opinion, the WOW disc is a great tool for beginners. It is simple and easy to understand. It is NOT a "calibration" tool because you aren't using a meter to measure anything. It is best described as a settings tool. It will help the average user adjust the settings on their TV while explaining to you what each setting will affect. If you are have the VT60 then THX mode should already provide pretty amazing settings, but if you want to learn more and set the TV for your own preferences, it will at least show you what each of the basic settings will do to the picture. I found the most interesting part of the disc, the documentaries on greyscale. For $20 you will learn a lot, and most likely be more confident in your purchase. I used the WOW disc AFTER professional calibration to cross check my calibrator and the WOW disc (mostly to learn a little more). Because these TVs can do so much, I find the more you learn about them, the more you appreciate them. Again, these are just my opinions/experiences.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:07 AM   #78
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In my opinion, the WOW disc is a great tool for beginners. It is simple and easy to understand. It is NOT a "calibration" tool because you aren't using a meter to measure anything. It is best described as a settings tool. It will help the average user adjust the settings on their TV while explaining to you what each setting will affect. If you are have the VT60 then THX mode should already provide pretty amazing settings, but if you want to learn more and set the TV for your own preferences, it will at least show you what each of the basic settings will do to the picture. I found the most interesting part of the disc, the documentaries on greyscale. For $20 you will learn a lot, and most likely be more confident in your purchase. I used the WOW disc AFTER professional calibration to cross check my calibrator and the WOW disc (mostly to learn a little more). Because these TVs can do so much, I find the more you learn about them, the more you appreciate them. Again, these are just my opinions/experiences.
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