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Hey Guys, I just bought a S2 from amazon.com and am really not impressed with the picture of the unit I have. Loved the picture in store but mine just is not the same. Constantly adjusted the settings and just cannot rid of the grainy look. Very annoying and when watching Blu-Ray, its almost no better than a regular DVD. Just can see the grainy dots bouncing around and its not a solid picture.
I just the digital tuner and I think the best picture i can get is when watching a HDTV broadcast from NBC.

Any recommendations on getting rid of this grainy look? Customer support pretty much said I have to live with it. Also I have done about 100 hours of break in.

I almost want to swap TV's but know it would probally be a pain working with amazon
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I was thinking the same thing when I first bought my 50S2 about 3 weeks ago. I read that the only picture Mode that looks good is the Cinema mode. Give it a try along with setting of Contrast 71
Brightness 60
Color 47
Tint 0
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Give it a try and you should see a much smoother picture.
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Hmm, tried that and IMO it looks really grayish and more blury. Didnt really help at all. Kinda weird
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Are you connecting with HDMI cables or component or composite? Do you have a high defination feed from a high def cable box? Something seems wrong.
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Hey Guys, I just bought a S2 from amazon.com and am really not impressed with the picture of the unit I have. Loved the picture in store but mine just is not the same. Constantly adjusted the settings and just cannot rid of the grainy look. Very annoying and when watching Blu-Ray, its almost no better than a regular DVD. Just can see the grainy dots bouncing around and its not a solid picture.
I just the digital tuner and I think the best picture i can get is when watching a HDTV broadcast from NBC.

Any recommendations on getting rid of this grainy look? Customer support pretty much said I have to live with it. Also I have done about 100 hours of break in.

I almost want to swap TV's but know it would probally be a pain working with amazon

If the grain is absolutely still when you pause the movie, it is most likely film grain you are seeing. If the grain dances around even if you paused, then it might be something wrong with your settings.
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Sounds like all previous non-THX models that have extra noise in all modes except cinema. Use cinema and get used to it. It will look weird at first because you are used to brighter modes, but it really is the best. Also, put in a pixar blu-ray and judge from that. It could be your source.
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Panasonic has a softer, noisier picture than the Samsungs and LGs. go with Cinema or exchange for a C550 or PK550.

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Just got through setting up my new TC-P50S2. After about two hours, everything dead except the power LED blinking. Any ideas?
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Have you tried my trick and paused the Blu-ray? If the grain halts, then it is inherently in the film. It is supposed to look that way.
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You need to call Panasonic.

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Just got through setting up my new TC-P50S2. After about two hours, everything dead except the power LED blinking. Any ideas?

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