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Dane, I have been watching and waiting...I'm in.   My G10 is ready for a makeover

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   My G10 is ready for a makeover

I couldn't have said it better. So is my V10.
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I'm in as well. No idea what hours I have on my 54V10...but I'm sure it's well above 2000. I'd love to see a return to my original black-levels.
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Can anyone help determine how to read hours and count on a g25? It says,

Time 50432.20

Count 0000113

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Can anyone help determine how to read hours and count on a g25? It says,

Time 50432.20

Count 0000113

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Time is the hours:minutes

Count is how many times it was turned on
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Time is the hours:minutes

Count is how many times it was turned on
Unless you own a time machine, it's impossible to clock 50,000 hours on a set from 2010 wink.gif

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Unless you own a time machine, it's impossible to clock 50,000 hours on a set from 2010 wink.gif

True, his numbers must be off.

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By reading the time I thought 50432.20 meant 504 hours 32 minutes and 20 seconds. Looking at the count 0000113 thought that meant it was powered on 113 times.

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By looking at this how would you interpit how many hours are on this display and how many times has it been turned on?
Appreciate any help.

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Here's a pic I just took of my 54G10 I bought in December of 2009. It was used daily until October 2013 when I got the VT60. It's showing 10595 hours zero minutes and 2281 times turned on.
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There was a limited period back then when it was required to divide the time by 256. I think is was for some of the 2009 and 2010 models. Check it out.

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I know its not 50k hours on it because even if it ran 24 hours a day for now 4 years straight since its an April 2010 build it could at the most have 35040 hours on it.. I took the 50432 and divided by 256 and came up with 197 hours. That would mean with the count at 115 the display was being turned on every 1.7 hours. The reason for my questions is Im thinking about purchasing this 54g25. I do appreciate the help guys.

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I would also like to get the black level improver but don't know how to sign up for it. Also, how does one use it, where does it attach to and how is it read?
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I know its not 50k hours on it because even if it ran 24 hours a day for now 4 years straight since its an April 2010 build it could at the most have 35040 hours on it.. I took the 50432 and divided by 256 and came up with 197 hours. That would mean with the count at 115 the display was being turned on every 1.7 hours. The reason for my questions is Im thinking about purchasing this 54g25. I do appreciate the help guys.
197 hours/115 on/off cycles seem normal. I had some 5200 hours with 4400 on/off cycles.
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Just reset my European 65VT20E using the mironto's guide (Thanks - you Rock!). The 2010 service port connector proved to be too tiny for my fingers, but a trip to the local tv repairer and a 10 euros turned the parts into a working service cable - rest was easy enough for an electronics newbie to pull through.

My ex-demo machine has some 3500h+ on the meter, so it certainly had risen to noticeable levels of greyness. Will have to wait for night to appreciate the difference to the fullest (damn you sunshine wink.gif) but already it's looking sweet.
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Not a good advertisement for Panasonic Plasmas this designed in 'fault' is it!

 

Here's the issue I have--Or not--as the case may be.

 

I'm wondering IF there's another way of doing this 'reset' as I have an old 10th gen. TH-42PZ70B. This set has exceptionally black-blacks--and is an Old set by its obvious dusty condition internally and its age, dated 2008 on a paper label internally.

--I took this set as sorta part-ex, it was faulty, so I repaired it.

 

I was impressed with the picture, so have kept this one for myself, replacing an old LG 720P I was using.

 

As I said--The blacks are VERY black, not displaying the pretty obvious issues other Pan. owners--even the earlier 10th gen sets appear to have. I also have a 42PX80, that defo has this issue--even though that set is still faulty in other ways, so cant access the SVC on that set--another long story on that one!

 

Here's the thing--

 

On Checking The Time Of Use in the SVC Menu of the 42PZ70B--even after 'factory-reset' etc.--The Time is not there--The Box Is Empty--Nothing is displayed in that box where the time should be--and Ive followed all the procedures to access many times and different ways, not forgetting the--'press mute for more than 3 seconds' etc, Nothing comes up!

 

--It hasn't even recorded the SOS-10 (Ten Red-Blink Of Death) issue it had, that I repaired, listing lots of -- 00. 00. 00. etc, instead of the log of that fault........

 

Maybe someone's 'got-at' this set before, done something to stop the time-count--and the panel age MLL function.....

 

I dunno, set works brilliantly anyway......

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Any news on the reset widget?

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Quote: Originally Posted by flycaster

I would also like to get the black level improver but don't know how to sign up for it. Also, how does one use it, where does it attach to and how is it read?


You can signup for email notifications on the PMCv1 website. Those subscribed will get an update mid-day tomorrow.. :)

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Any news on the reset widget?



Yes. :) See the links above (also in the signature line below) ..

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You can signup for email notifications on the PMCv1 website.  Those subscribed will get an update mid-day tomorrow..  smile.gif   Or you can go there now (to the development blog)..


Yes.  smile.gif   See the links above (also in the signature line below) ..

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So we're at least 2 months out. frown.gif
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2 months doesn't seem like very long to wait for a miracle.smile.gif
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Would appreciate if someone could tell me how the widget wiring will attach to the TV. Where will the wiring go?
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2 months doesn't seem like very long to wait for a miracle.smile.gif

I could not agree more. Again, thank you dane for your efforts and expertise. I would rather you take your time and do it right than to rush it.

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Would appreciate if someone could tell me how the widget wiring will attach to the TV. Where will the wiring go?

The back of the set has a service connection. Yours is mostly likely still being covered by a piece of black plastic. Look for it near all the video inputs.

You can see where mine is in this picture (where the purple wires are connected). Dane is making a dedicated connector that snaps right on to the board's headers as opposed to my make shift wire solution:


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The back of the set has a service connection. Yours is mostly likely still being covered by a piece of black plastic. Look for it near all the video inputs.

You can see where mine is in this picture (where the purple wires are connected). Dane is making a dedicated connector that snaps right on to the board's headers as opposed to my make shift wire solution:


Thanks. Now I definitely am glad that I signed up for the widget as it will be so easy to use...
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So we're at least 2 months out. frown.gif

 

For a completely self-contained, plug-in-and-forget-it module, yes.  No need to wait though, Mironto has an absolutely fantastic DIY guide on his site that *many* people around the world have already been using since last fall (summer?).  He's a super fantastic guy and is very responsive if you need help.  At one time he was even mailing out his spare connectors and parts for free.

 

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I could not agree more. Again, thank you dane for your efforts and expertise. I would rather you take your time and do it right than to rush it.

 

Thanks Vader.  And you're right -- I had the embedded software done in October of last year. Then I saw there was enough demand that drove me to skip the hack-up job I had originally planned (and from which my prototype was created) and move to a custom PCB design (that I'm also doing myself). And then came the fateful day when it was pointed out that very FEW sets had 3.3V (most all seem to use 5V) and had to completely rethink the power hookups.. :(  All of that and more in only 1-evening per week after work.. (I still have to pay the bills)  *I'm* of course still upset that I didn't have it done before Thanksgiving.  But as you say, better late than never, I suppose.. :(

 

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Thanks. Now I definitely am glad that I signed up for the widget as it will be so easy to use...

 

Thanks flycaster- you nailed it on the head -- Easy to use.  No electronics experience required.  Simple Green/Red lights to show that it's working (or not).  "Plug and play." :)

 

 

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I originally blasted my tv this past October. It started looking a bit off to me so I just performed the reset again. I took these before and after shots. its such a difference I wish id have done more on actual movie images. it was much more obvious on my camera than it is now on my properly calibrated tv smile.gif



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Any update Dane?
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Any update Dane?
Just posted an update on the site tonight. Initial order for 100pcs placed today. Should arrive ready-for-testing in about mid-July. Will be a busy time with several work and non-work trips planned for late summer, but I will try as always to get it done as quickly as I can. Website is almost ready to accept orders. Paypal account is setup and "buy now" buttons are ready. Just waiting for the units to arrive now and start playing with them to enable purchases.

We're closer than ever.
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Just signed in to say you da man, Dane! Can't wait to order mine!
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