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For the last 200 hours I've never zoomed, watched it very bright, watched the same channel with the same logo for hours at a time. Still notice no ir when I run the scroll bar :d
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I just came across an interesting scenario I was actually looking at an old video tape on a VCR and whenever I tried to fast-forward scan my picture would just disappear.
I tested it with another monitor and it's not the VCRs fault what setting might I have to change so that when I'm doing fast-forward on a tape my screen doesn't go blank?

Update, the issue is more of a generic HDMI ISSUE than anything equipment specific
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Can someone point me in the direction of the optimal calibration settings for these tvs?
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Just got my tc-p65vt50 yesterday its replacing a Samsung PN63C700 I'm going to have it calibrated by Chad he did my samsung and
it looked great in the mean time until I get the hours on it what mode would you guys recommend for normal hd tv viewing also
what would you recommend for blu-rays .
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Can someone point me in the direction of the (OPTIMAL) calibration settings for these tvs?


Chad B!!!! It won't be free though.tongue.gif
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Chad B!!!! It won't be free though.tongue.gif

I mean the optimal settings I can just do myself in the regular video menu.
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Hello, i need your help for choosing my next 3dtv! I have 46d8000 now, and i want to go for a new bigger model now that their price drop. I am between 55es8000 and 50vt50, i mostly want to view 3d movies, movies and games. Which is perfect for me from these two, which have the best 3d depth and picture quality? Thanks!
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I mean the optimal settings I can just do myself in the regular video menu.

Look in the settings thread, there are several sets of user posted settings.

Looky here!
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Just got my tc-p65vt50 yesterday its replacing a Samsung PN63C700 I'm going to have it calibrated by Chad he did my samsung and
it looked great in the mean time until I get the hours on it what mode would you guys recommend for normal hd tv viewing also
what would you recommend for blu-rays .

I'd say stick with the THX modes and you should be happy until Chad works on it.

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I'd say stick with the THX modes and you should be happy until Chad works on it.

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Thanks for the responses, one more quick question concerning the slides. Is it a BAD idea to run these during my varied content viewing sessions? If it's a good idea, should I run them in Standard Mode or any of the other presets, or is there a good custom setting to use for the slides during this break-in period?

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In what modes is the pixel orbiter disabled?

is it something that I should have on anyways?
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Hello, i need your help for choosing my next 3dtv! I have 46d8000 now, and i want to go for a new bigger model now that their price drop. I am between 55es8000 and 50vt50, i mostly want to view 3d movies, movies and games. Which is perfect for me from these two, which have the best 3d depth and picture quality? Thanks!
No 50" unit is made, however there is the 55VT50. Easy choice budy, the VT50 will smoke that LED. The only LED that has a chance would be the Sharp Elites or the Sony XBR and those are far more in cost.
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Yes, I've also been encountering this problem. It's very random and intermittent. I'm only using the one input on my 65VT50, which is connected to my Denon AVR-4520ci. I route all my video through the Denon. I'm using a Harmony One universal remote for the HT. Are you using a universal remote? How are you routing your video inputs?

Not using a universal remote. Last night it happened while watching a BluRay from PS3 through a Pioneer AV tuner.

Someone suggested trying a different plug. Will give it a go and see what happens.
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there is a 50'' model here and costs 1900 euros, thanks for help!
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Cleveland plasma how good is the 3d on vt50, most people say that is better on es8000, better brightness and resolution, whats your opinion?
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Please take my comment with a grain of salt but I haven't installed my VT50 yet; however, I did witness the VT50 at Best Buy near my house and it seemed that the 3D in passive was much better than the shutter system used on the Panasonic 3D glasses. In passive, I found that the objects literally jumped out at you and was in your face. Though talking to the employees about the Panasonic Shutter Release Glasses, I couldn't really give it a proper test since the demo area was very small and Panasonic requires at least 10+ feet away from the user to enjoy the 3D experience. The farther away from the user, the more realistic the 3D becomes. Though at a distance of 5 feet, it still produced some interesting results. Unfortunately, Best Buy had the 3D glasses chained to the demo unit. I wish it wasn't chained up so I could stand back at least 12 feet to see if it was as good as the passive models.

On another note, I wish Panasonic would make their glasses in a gargoyle style that would fit over your glasses. I'm not going to use my VT50 for 3D since it's a real pain in the A** to put in my contact lenses everytime I want to watch a 3D movie. I feel that it's not that important to me. Though the Panasonic glasses are pretty expensive, having them make much larger versions for us glass wearers, I'm sure it would be double or even triple in price.

I hope this help you out a little.

Good luck on your purchase decision and have a healthy new year. wink.gif
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On another note, I wish Panasonic would make their glasses in a gargoyle style that would fit over your glasses. I'm not going to use my VT50 for 3D since it's a real pain in the A** to put in my contact lenses everytime I want to watch a 3D movie. I feel that it's not that important to me. Though the Panasonic glasses are pretty expensive, having them make much larger versions for us glass wearers, I'm sure it would be double or even triple in price.

An option for you to consider then is the Samsung glasses that are compatible with the VT50. They are a more open design and should fit over/in front of your glasses. The model is SSG-4100GB, and they are quite a bit cheaper than the Panny glasses.

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I am very concerned about the reflection from the VT50. When I look at the set in a store I can see myself reflected in the screen. In fact there was a poster board next to me and I could almost read it in the reflection of the screen.

I have read that the VT50 has some sort of ambient light filter. Is that built into the glass or is it activated from the menu? Will that help at all with the reflection issue?

I have a floor to ceiling window about 15' on one side of where the set would be and and sliding glass door on the other side. The set would be diagnonally in front of the window so even though the windows face east there is a lot of bright sunlight coming into the room. I would post pictures of the room but I can't figure
out how to import the images.

Do you think I should be concerend about the reflection. I would hate to put out the $$ and then sit and watch my reflection on the screen.


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Thanks cigarjohn have a healthy good year too! I most want it for 3d so i think i ll maybe go for es8000!
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In what modes is the pixel orbiter disabled?

is it something that I should have on anyways?
Pixel orbiter is a universal setting. If you set it to "disable" it is disabled. Whether it does any good is debatable.

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I purchased the 65 inch VT50 from Adoroama because it was such a great deal. The TV finally came in today, I inspected it and found no problems. A few hours when I finally sat down to watch TV it displayed the following error message
'The TV has sensed a problem with its cooling fan and it may automatically shut down. The most likely cause is an accumulation of dust. Please unplug the power and then clean the fan's vent holes with a vacuum. Refer to the Owner's annual for further instructions."

I did as the message said even though there is not a speck of dirt on the TV. However it did not fix the issue! I called Panasonic right away and they said I should call Adoroama and get a new TV, however Adoroama does not return TVs! Curse my luck! I am so disappointed!!!! I then tried to call Panasonic back and they were closed. Any ideas. The TV was made in December 2012.

I talked to Panasonic concierges department and they set me up with an appointment 10 days from the day I called. They stated that they needed at least 5 days to get people to come up. There goes my plan of watching the super bowl on this TV. Funny how they advertised that most appointments set up in 2 days. Anyway I can speed the process up?
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I recently purchased a 65 inch VT50 recently and had an appointment for calibration scheduled for Jan 15th by Jeff Meier.
Up until the calibration I had the tv on THX Cinema and I thought it looked great but once Jeff was done it looks amazing now.
Jeff was very patient with all my questions and his knowledge and enthusiasm is out of this world. He explained what he was doing while
doing the calibration. Where I really noticed the difference, and Jeff pointed this out, is in the skin tones. Out of the box in THX Cinema my tv
had a slight yellowish tinge to the skin tones but once Jeff tuned it in there was s noticeable difference as well as better color saturation and
shadow detail. I also highly recommend getting Jeff to do your sound system if you have one. It took awhile because Jeff had to correct some
things the auto calibration had wrong but once he was done I now have a much better sounding system with a more balanced and full sound
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If anyone is thinking about calibration make it worth your while and check out Jeff's tour dates and get scheduled, it is well worth it.
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Pixel orbiter is a universal setting. If you set it to "disable" it is disabled. Whether it does any good is debatable.
I know the option is grayed out if my picture mode is thx cinema
Maybe it's disabled for all thx settings
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I talked to Panasonic concierges department and they set me up with an appointment 10 days from the day I called. They stated that they needed at least 5 days to get people to come up. There goes my plan of watching the super bowl on this TV. Funny how they advertised that most appointments set up in 2 days. Anyway I can speed the process up?

This is why I pay a bit more money. You got a good deal, and a dead TV. If you bought from a B&M , you'd be watching TV. I always say 'buyer beware'. My guess is you're buying refurbished stuff, that's why it's so 'cheap'. I don't mind paying a bit extra with a guarantee it will work, and in a few year that extra couple of hundred saved means nothing anyway. Just sayin -

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I know the option is grayed out is my picture mode is thx cinema
Maybe it's disabled for all thx settings
You got me. I have the ST and there is no thx. Hopefully someone else will help you.

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Thank you Scirica for your reply. I'll try out the Samsung glasses. Not a bad price. My glasses aren't that big. By looking at the pictures of them, they look like they would work out well.

Thanks again. wink.gif
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I mean the optimal settings I can just do myself in the regular video menu.

I recommend using scirica's. They looked the best on mine.

Indecision may or may not be my problem.
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