"Awesome picture...after break-in"5.0 starson by CampbellRD
Pros: User interface is impressive and easy to navigate
Great wide viewing angle
Superb colors and black level
Free 2 pair of 3D glasses included
Cons: Sound is average
Remote is average
Summary: I have researched Panasonic TV's for over 5 months. Switching from GT50, to VT50, to eventually landing the ST60. I'm glad I did.Edit:
If i were to rate this TV right out of the box, i would have given it 2 or 3 stars. I was a little dissapointed with the picture, but keep in mind, this is right out of the box. I watched it on standard, vivid, cinema and I really wasn't getting a good picture. So for the first 12 hours i watched HD programming (no static images, no black side bars). I then turned to D-Nice.
For those of you who don't know who D-nice is, he is supposedly a professional calibrater who is nice enough to post break-in instructions and calibration settings for HD TV's. It just so happened he had one for the ST60. So if i figured at this point I have nothing to lose. He recommended using Break-in (panel prep) slides for 100 hours. He provides a download for the slides. So i saved the slides to my external hard drive and plugged them in my TV and ran them for 100 hours straight.
I didnt know whether i could watch TV in between running the slides, or had to run the slides for 100 hours straight. I couldn't find a clear answer, so just to be safe I ran them for 100 hours straight with no interruption.
Now there is a lot of debate of whether break-in slides are even necessary or not. I cant tell you they are or aren't but I used them and had good results. Some people say that you will be fine just watching HD. For me it makes sense to use them because I think it does break the phosphors in evenly. Thats just my opinion.
So after the 100 hours I calibrated the TV using D-Nice's settings and WOW. What a difference! The picture is superb and I am very very happy with this TV. I have the 55 inch ST60 and the picture is awesome after I did the slides and calibration.
I havent used 3D yet so I can not comment on that. The one default of this TV from what I here is the input lag, and this is significant if you are a gamer. I stopped playing video games after Super Nintendo so its a non-issue for me.
Now since these things are mass produced, what might work for 1 person may not work for another.
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I am just sharing my experience and what I did about it.
Updated on Dec 1, 2013
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