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post #7921 of 7930 Old 06-22-2016, 03:48 PM
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I just ordered one of @audiodane 's Panasonic Plasma Black Level (MLL) Restoration tools mentioned a few posts back (I hope he still has some in stock, I know he was planning on getting rid of this remaining stock), I'll be sure to report my results here
I did buy one of those. It did appear to help the black level. I had nothing to measure it with so take that for what it's worth.

I believe the overall black to be fine. My problem seems to be with the contrast between dark and darker. Dark scenes are now really hard to see any detail between shades of dark grey/black.

The lighter colors seem fine. I am still playing with settings but have the brightness up in order to help off set it but that just makes the picture look like crap.
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How do you check the hours on it?
There's a link on google somewhere that shows you how to access the service menu where you can see usage.

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There's a link on google somewhere that shows you how to access the service menu where you can see usage.
Google "panasonic tv time used" and you will find a number of forums that will walk you through it.
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Is the PMCv2 worth getting even if you updated the firmware to the latest 2.26 version (from 2013)?

From what I gather, the latest update helped clear dim/dark PQ issues and the black levels look restored.

Is it still worth to get the PMCv2?
http://audiodane.dandk.org/pmcv2/

Can't you just run the firmware update every 150 hours or so as well?
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Can't update firmware on my TC-P50S1

I see there was a firmware update in 2013, and I would like to bring my TV up to date.
I followed the instructions here:
http://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/TC-P50S1.html
I downloaded the zip file and copied the extracted firmware folder to a newly formatted 1 GB SD card.
When I insert the card in my tv it just brings up the sd card viewer and says "no photos".
If I insert an SD card with photos it displays them properly. Nothing wrong with the SD reader, but it
just won't boot the firmware files.

Any ideas?

Thanks guys!
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UPDATE:
I was already at the latest firmware rev 2.26, that's why it wouldn't read the SD.

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I see there was a firmware update in 2013, and I would like to bring my TV up to date.
I followed the instructions here:
http://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/TC-P50S1.html
I downloaded the zip file and copied the extracted firmware folder to a newly formatted 1 GB SD card.
When I insert the card in my tv it just brings up the sd card viewer and says "no photos".
If I insert an SD card with photos it displays them properly. Nothing wrong with the SD reader, but it
just won't boot the firmware files.

Any ideas?

Thanks guys!
Len

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I was already at the latest firmware rev 2.26, that's why it wouldn't read the SD.
I didn't even know there was an update. One of the issues I noticed it fixes is an issue I am having - intermittent audio drop outs. Does updating change any of the tv settings?

Also, how do you know what firmware version you have? I looked through the menus, but found nothing on firmware.

Thanks

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How to check your firmware version

Go to the site, it's a PDF:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...2vS1LxdiAj-99w

Then go to the Self Check section.
It tells you how to check your firmware version. I did it and it was easy.


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Thanks. I will check.
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So I've had my S1 for seven years now and it's still going strong! Best flat screen I've ever purchased (so far).

That being said it is moving to the basement. Had my old (2004) Samsung 61" DLP down there and it finally crapped out (for the last time)...I'm not spending any more time or money fixing it so out it goes. So the Panny plasma will replace it in the basement and a Sony 65" XBR 4k will be replacing the Panny. It should arrive on Saturday. Of course I never thought about upgrading my AVR or DirectTV becasue of 4k....Doh! No rush to to that though since Direct TV really doesn't have much content yet and I can still get Netflix and Amazon (and YouTube) programming in 4k without needing to upgrade anything. I'm sure at some point I'll upgrade the Direct TV, AVR and add a 4k Blu-Ray player into the mix.

Hope it last as long as my Panny (which will still get regular use actually).

2004 61" DLP - Over 3k (new)
2010 65" Panny Plasma - 2.1k (new)
2016 65" Sony XBR930D 4k - 1.4k (open box)

I like the trend. Maybe next time I can get a 70"+ OLED for 1k.
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I still have mine and wanting a 75 4k, but those few inches makes the prices jump significantly. I'll wait them out until around the end of the year when they are giving them away.

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