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Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by ron mexico75, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Rich

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    I've got two fireplaces and I hate the damn things. Haven't used them in years. We were thrilled with them when we bought the house, but they're a royal PITA. Dirty. No matter how I stored my wood when we got to the bottom of the pile we always found snakes and mice. Just my opinion.

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  2. FHSPSU67

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    Chad did my Panasonic 65VT25 and was a joy to watch, and he talked me through everything he was doing - neat experience for $400. To the OP - go as big as you can afford and stay away from atop the fireplace.
     
  3. Nick

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    May I suggest that you use a mount that will permit you to angle your display downward so that the plane of the screen is perpendicular to your line of sight (to the vertical center of the screen). This will also help in controlling reflected light issues. Speaking of which, if at all possible, get a set with a non-reflective display. Avoid a 'glare' screen at all costs.
     
  4. P Smith

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    Too late :)

    He is going to do that : see post#34 and up
     
  5. Nick

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    No, this isn't a competition or a race. My post contains additional related thoughts. Was it really necessary for you to post your snarky remark? :scratch:
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it wasn't snarky as you did try to present, it was mere point of missing posts or perhaps an attempt to ignore them
     
  7. CCarncross

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    Apparently so..... :rotfl:
     
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    :soapbox:
     
  9. ron mexico75

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    Well boys I did it..........just ordered a 60" Panasonic VT60. Should be here sometime next week. Can't believe I did it because I've been talking about it for so long.
     
  10. P Smith

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    tell us later how good it is and how you happy or not ...
     
  11. ron mexico75

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    tell us later how good it is and how you happy or not ...


    Yeah will do. It will sit in the floor for a few weeks until I can get it mounted! Oh we'll at least I'll be done contemplating and will actually have it in my possession.
     
  12. Rich

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    Just remember, there is a break-in period. All 3 of my 1080p Panny plasmas looked like hell for the first couple weeks. Then, one fine day, the picture clears up and is almost perfect. Have patience.

    Rich
     
  13. ron mexico75

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    Just remember, there is a break-in period. All 3 of my 1080p Panny plasmas looked like hell for the first couple weeks. Then, one fine day, the picture clears up and is almost perfect. Have patience.

    Rich


    Yes someone on another forum told me to watch it in THX cinema mode for the first 100 hours. Stretch any 4:3 content, And to keep the Settings conservative especially contrast.
     
  14. Laxguy

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    Don't watch any SD content! It'll annoy the pixels and they won't shine as brightly.... And be sure to not exceed 50 mph for the first 5,000 miles....

    (All above in jest.)
     
  15. satcrazy

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    Great...
    Wonder how this guy liked his panny? :righton:
     
  16. dpeters11

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    Based on the normal advice on AVSForum, he probably is still running through the slides :)
     
  17. machavez00

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    I have a similar issue with a fireplace. (wood only) We live in Phoenix and it rarley gets cold enough to uses, and when it does the city calls a "no burn day" I've thought about placing the TV in front of the FP opening. Here are some pics of the room
    Fireplace wall. The mantle is about 56" high.
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    Opposite wall (I did have TV set up there)
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    room view
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  18. satcrazy

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    Hah, never did that and my picture's fine [ after a few control adjustments] I thought that slide routine was a waste of tv hours. !rolling

    Mine is in front of my [ fake] fireplace, just make sure there is nothing on the mantle that could slip off and hit the back of the tv. :nono:
     
  19. machavez00

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    I need to get a AV rack and a better stand under the TV but this what it looks like. I tried it with out the stand, but it looked to low.

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  20. Rich

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    Seems like every house I look at has a fireplace. Usually where a TV should go.

    Rich
     

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