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Checked Eco mode and it was off, in custom it has contrast,brightness,color,tint,sharpness,color temp, color mgmt.,CATS,video nr,aspect adj, hdmi settings,advanced pic, and in adv pic it has block nr,mosquito nr,motion smoother,black level,3:2 pulldown
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Do you have yours set to warm 2 or normal? to me warm 2 seems to make the sky color a little un natural

Warm 1, actually.
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On my set the option to set panel brightness is under Pro Settings. If you don't have the Pro Settings then take a look under advanced and see if the option is there.

Or use the Help Menu and search for adjusting panel brightness.

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On my set the option to set panel brightness is under Pro Settings. If you don't have the Pro Settings then take a look under advanced and see if the option is there.

Or use the Help Menu and search for adjusting panel brightness.

uT50s don't have the Pro menu.


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uT50s don't have the Pro menu.

I was afraid of that.

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Bobby, what is your black level at? Don't put it on high.

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Bobby, what is your black level at? Don't put it on high.

Black level is on light, after I set the contrast up to 95 and color temp to warm 1, I am very happy with the results! Thanks for the help I was going crazy trying to figure it out
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Warm 1, actually.

Thanks that's what I'm on now, and the picture looks great !
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Black level is on light, after I set the contrast up to 95 and color temp to warm 1, I am very happy with the results! Thanks for the help I was going crazy trying to figure it out

Yeah I thought Warm1 was the way to go. Colors look a little unnatural at Warm2 IMO.

We'll keep bouncing ideas around. Overall though I'm very happy with this tv.
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Your welcome.
And, to tell the truth, my G25 is on warm 1 too.

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Just FYI, I'm getting some MINOR fluctuating brightness on my UT50 while watching the Lakers game right now.

It's not happening often, but it's happening.

Not happy.

Here we go again. Now to decide whether or not I want to take the same ride I took with the ST30 last year. With hindsight, I'll let the reviews and problems bubble to the top before I order anything. fbr is unacceptable at this point.
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The UT50 has an older panel, technologically speaking. So if you're planning on buying a ST50 or higher this year- don't panic.

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Just FYI, I'm getting some MINOR fluctuating brightness on my UT50 while watching the Lakers game right now.

It's not happening often, but it's happening.

Not happy.

You might want to check out some dvd or blu ray material that has high contrast to see if you experience it there too. Then give Panasonic a call or return it for an ST50 or something.

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uT50s don't have the Pro menu.

Have you spent any time with or done any measurements on the UT50 D?
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Have you spent any time with or done any measurements on the UT50 D?

No and have no plans to either.


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Have we gotten any updated news on when the GT50 and VT50 will be released?

Right around Panasonic's last press release, there seemed to be a lot of confusion- some people said late March/early April, but others contended that it's still late May.

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The UT50 has an older panel, technologically speaking.

Actually i believe the UT50's panel is all new for 2012. I'm not aware of any model year of Panasonic using a previous year's panel. They seem to re-design/improve them every year.

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Randy, this is where I got the information (starts at 3:36),:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb3wyjB29xU

In that vid, Avforms states that it "is not the new neo panel and is an older generation".

The Buying Plasma Guide states: This panel technology was developed for high end (though not the VT30) plasma TVs in 2011 and is included in the UT50 series for 2012. It is a good technology with improved anti glare properties from the louvered screen and fine control over the 3 sub pixels inside of each phosphor cell. Black levels are very good from this panel as is dark shadow detail. It has lots more horsepower than the previous Infinite Black Panel and is also 3D capable.

Are they both wrong? I'm not trying to be smart but would really like to know.

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Randy, this is where I got the information (starts at 3:36),:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb3wyjB29xU

In that vid, Avforms states that it "is not the new neo panel and is an older generation".

The Buying Plasma Guide states: This panel technology was developed for high end (though not the VT30) plasma TVs in 2011 and is included in the UT50 series for 2012. It is a good technology with improved anti glare properties from the louvered screen and fine control over the 3 sub pixels inside of each phosphor cell. Black levels are very good from this panel as is dark shadow detail. It has lots more horsepower than the previous Infinite Black Panel and is also 3D capable.

Are they both wrong? I'm not trying to be smart but would really like to know.

This mentions that the UT50 has improved anti glare properties from the louvered screen? I thought the UT50 didn't have any AR protection? This sounds like the ST50 to me?

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Just wanted to say thanks again for your help, I thought the picture on my ut50 was great before, but now I absolutely love it, and it only took a few minor adjustments! I've never Owened a 3D tv before so I don't have much to compare that with, but I saw transformers 3 in 3D at the IMAX and watching it in 3D on the ut50 is very nice!
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Just wanted to say thanks again for your help, I thought the picture on my ut50 was great before, but now I absolutely love it, and it only took a few minor adjustments! I've never Owened a 3D tv before so I don't have much to compare that with, but I saw transformers 3 in 3D at the IMAX and watching it in 3D on the ut50 is very nice!

I'm really glad that you're happier. It sounds like you have an awesome set.

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This mentions that the UT50 has improved anti glare properties from the louvered screen? I thought the UT50 didn't have any AR protection? This sounds like the ST50 to me?

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The video also states that the ST50 has 2000hz and the GT50 & VT50 have 2500hz. That is different in the NA models because we get 2500hz as stated in the Buying Plasma Guide review (here: http://reviews.*******************.c...-features.html )

I do wonder if there are any other differences that matter on both the UT50 and ST50 and would that result in a slightly different review of the ST50 from HDTVtest (which provided a wonderful and very detailed review).

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No and have no plans to either.

Would this be because you don't have the time or desire, or that you know it to be an inferior performer (i.e. it's not simply an ST50 with the filter and a few features stripped)?
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Would this be because you don't have the time or desire, or that you know it to be an inferior performer (i.e. it's not simply an ST50 with the filter and a few features stripped)?

I think that he generally doesn't review and share calibration settings of sets that fall below the mid range plasma.

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I think that he generally doesn't review and share calibration settings of sets that fall below the mid range plasma.

That and don't forget that low-end sets usually don't have many useful calibration controls.

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That too.

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The 55VT50 now has a ship date of May-June according to shop panasonic.

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-P55VT50

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Nice picture of your TV and the weather outside your window. Cool.

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The 55VT50 now has a ship date of May-June according to shop panasonic.

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-P55VT50

Panasonic usually fulfills consumer orders after they fulfill their dealers first. I found this link and according to the company it should ship by the end of March (should we believe them):
http://www.macmall.com/s?rch&q=vt50&...ludeImage=true

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Last year I wanted to get a plasma 3D TV that also had the option of turning on "motion smoother" to get the "soap opera" effect, so I tried an ST30 which I knew had both these options. I was pleased with the TV except for the infamous "fluctuating brightness" issue it had and the fact that the standard definition channels on from satellite receiver looked terrible. Because of these issues I returned it. I have an older Pannasonic Th-50PZ77U and Standard Definition looks much better on it then last years' ST30. Does anyone know if Standard Definition TV channels look better on 2012 Panasonic Plasmas and is the "fluctuating brightness" issue fixed?
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