Has anyone been able to update their PSXX2 firmware?
There is a firmware upgrade here from Panasonic and the instructions mention loading two SD cards, SD 1 and SD 2, but the download only contains one file not two. Also, this may be something to do with my SD card but I get an error that card can't be read when I insert it into my P65S2, but then this is the same card I used for my break-in slides (but then reformatted as you are supposed to use a clean card for the firmware). So I am thinking it might be a problem with the file.
I am looking for the best "display" for the $$. Don't care about 3d or all the stupid net-apps. Heck I don't even need a tuner, speakers, etc.. Just HDMI/other inputs. Planning to use a PS3 or DVD player for all the content.
Your set looks nice tho. Glad you are happy with it.
Another note on the break in process. When I started, I'd see a slight uniformity issue on some slides (blue namely), where especially from an angle, the blue would not be a uniform shade all the way across (very small areas;not obvious). These are almost faded now too, so I would assume it's the cells aging and becoming consistent.
Seems like the "main" thing that's missing from the S2 (vs. G25) is the PC input. But I'd imagine if you're running a media server you'll be outputting HDMI anyhow.
The 58" S2 is certainly a bit more compelling than the 54" G25. Is the "infinite black" really that noticeable?
Yes, very noticeable during the day. Infinite black is a combination of new Glare filter and new pre-discharge tech. The new filter is the biggest improvement, so better black during the day. At night, the new pre-discharge control helps as well, but it is more subtle, but still a little noticeable.
Same difference, I think the web ones might be 720p, but I dont think that matters. Big thing is that its FULL SCREEN color slides to properly AND evenly age the cells. In theory, if they are aged equally, over the whole screen, it gives a consistent picture over the whole screen. I think this really only would be important to someone getting the set calibrated, because the meter reads one small point on the screen. Being that you are adjusting the WHOLE screen to this point, you want them consistent. Regular tv viewing with lights and darks would age them separately. How big of a deal this is, I know no idea
I just run the 100 hours of slides, get my calibration and enjoy.
thanks Elway, i kinda figured after looking at images on both, but figured i'd ask since i couldn't be the only one that wondered that :-) it took me 2 days just to get through all 13 pages here, my 50S2 is arriving tuesday....honestly not sure i can hold out for 100 hours, but really going to try. :-)
The info is here in these Panny threads, just gotta do a little hunting for how to find it. The numbers are in decimal format, or hexadecimal, or something, so when you right them down, just go on Google and convert them to hours and minutes. Also will tell you how many times you've turned the TV on.