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Does anybody know how to get into the service menu for the Panasonic 55E50? I picked the last one they had a Sears for a great price. I wanted an IPS panel and the new 58" Panasonic's do not have it until you get into the higher priced sets. So far, I've had fun with working with the different settings, which are not expansive in relation to LG or Samsung, but it gets the job done. It does have a nice picture and SD is not bad............Still would like to know how to get into the service menu.....?
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Same as plasma:
5 Service Mode
5.1. How to enter into Service Mode
While pressing [VOLUME ( - )] button of the main unit, press [INFO] button of the remote control three times within 2 seconds.

Service Manual here:
http://elektrotanya.com/panasonic_tc-l55e50_chassis_la35.pdf/download.html
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iBrad, thank you so much for the info. I think I'm going to do some exploring..........anything I should NOT do while in the service mode...??
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In your case, you better do not change any settings in the SM at all.

Unless you know how to calibrate the WB and have a colormeter/calibration program.
Write down all the Adjustment values/data before any changes.
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iBrad, thank you so much for the info. I think I'm going to do some exploring..........anything I should NOT do while in the service mode...??

Don't change anything unless you are absolutely sure what that setting is doing. Always write down the original menu item and default setting before changing anything. It's actually a good idea to go through and write down all the default settings first before changing anything.

About the only thing you can do in the service menu that can't be done in the user menu is grayscale, which as previously mentioned requires test equipment to get right. Be aware that it's all too easy to "brick" a set in the service menu, voiding the warranty.

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I am now beginning to rethink my intentions. Everything works so well, and looks so good. Thanks for the link to the Service Manual, it is quite interesting from the perspective of a "60's" electrical engineer.
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