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chunon's Avatar chunon 05:50 AM 06-07-2014
"Staycation" good one lol smile.gif

RegiOween's Avatar RegiOween 06:33 AM 06-09-2014
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I think it a lot of it has to do with the laws in various countries as to how much power a display can draw. As you probably already know, plasmas do use quite a bit more power than an LCD. So in countries where its heavily regulated, Panasonic has to use different designs in order to sell displays in that country.

Personally....I hate a dim picture and might have to go over to the dark side (LCD) if my only plasma options were dim.

On the brighter side (pun intended) it appears that the big boys are putting more R&D into LED LCDs where the picture looks somewhat better than those of the past.

 

JimP, thanks for your input. About the power consumption thing, I don't know about the laws in Europe, but I can assure that this is not the case in Brazil, since 65VT60 with panel brightness in high draws much more power than a 55VT50 with its dim panel, and as I said before, the VT60 here doesn't have the same restrictions the VT50 line does.

 

The model released here is the VT50B (B meaning British, not Brazilian), so my assumption is that we unfortunately received a model based in the british laws, and for this reason, we suffer the same restrictions. But, as this is only an assumption from my part, I don't have any official information to sustain my thinking.


xvfx's Avatar xvfx 01:03 PM 06-09-2014
It is crazy in the UK. So many local council were trying to get so many people to install energy saving lights. Can no longer buy 60watt lights, plus the energy saving lights are pathetic. Slow to light, murky yellows and overall dull. Energy regulations are crazy in this country.


Curious about one thing on these VT50's, do they have built in LUT or was this only on the VT60/ZT's?
htwaits's Avatar htwaits 02:33 PM 06-09-2014
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The model released here is the VT50B (B meaning British, not Brazilian), so my assumption is that we unfortunately received a model based in the british laws, and for this reason, we suffer the same restrictions. But, as this is only an assumption from my part, I don't have any official information to sustain my thinking.
There is no information that would indicate that Panasonic did anything other than build it's "B for British" models to meet requirements in Great Britain and probably the Common Market too.
chunon's Avatar chunon 05:17 AM 06-10-2014
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It is crazy in the UK. So many local council were trying to get so many people to install energy saving lights. Can no longer buy 60watt lights, plus the energy saving lights are pathetic. Slow to light, murky yellows and overall dull. Energy regulations are crazy in this country.


Curious about one thing on these VT50's, do they have built in LUT or was this only on the VT60/ZT's?

The VT/ZT does not have a built in LUT not sure whre you heard that ? They have a standard 6 axis CMS
mo949's Avatar mo949 10:13 AM 06-10-2014
I think he's confused because someone mentioned that the VT60 must not be that good if people need 3D LUTs to calibrate it in one of the garbage threads that our new 'reporter' created. They were trying to make a point against plasma. They failed to point out all the LCD owners with 3D LUTs, among other issues with the logic but it was so ludicrous I don't think anyone bothered correcting him (not xvfx).
chunon's Avatar chunon 10:18 AM 06-10-2014
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I think he's confused because someone mentioned that the VT60 must not be that good if people need 3D LUTs to calibrate it in one of the garbage threads that our new 'reporter' created. They were trying to make a point against plasma. They failed to point out all the LCD owners with 3D LUTs, among other issues with the logic but it was so ludicrous I don't think anyone bothered correcting him (not xvfx).

Ahhh not surpising lot of misinformation spread around here
mo949's Avatar mo949 10:44 AM 06-10-2014
^ agreed. The surprising part is that AVS itself seems to be the misleading source lately. I used to feel like I was in a place surrounded by sound and videophiles where the site admins could add technically to the discussion. A place where I could come and learn enough to make better decisions about my TV; its how I ended up with this vt50 even. Now I feel like I'm at a best buy with someone in the geeksquad hitting me over the head with 'information'.
chunon's Avatar chunon 10:46 AM 06-10-2014
Yeah the expertise level has declined alot in the last year imo
gadgtfreek's Avatar gadgtfreek 01:55 PM 06-10-2014
Anyone that carries on about a VT50 or VT60 needing a 3D lut exposes themselves anyways...
Crudesinger's Avatar Crudesinger 11:39 PM 06-11-2014
Come on guys. We are trying to keep the IQ up and contribute as best we can,us guys who have only been on a year
chunon's Avatar chunon 05:20 AM 06-12-2014
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Come on guys. We are trying to keep the IQ up and contribute as best we can,us guys who have only been on a year
Present company excluded of course
Crudesinger's Avatar Crudesinger 03:36 AM 06-16-2014
Hi

Just watched 12 years a slave. It's a good way to prove how good the VT50 is even if 2012 model. There is a great mix of high bright APL scenes and some low ones at night. Not too much film grain either which I like. Also I recently watched the new robocop. Also a good low film grain movie to see awesome detail on his suit. Hail the VT50
I WANT MORE's Avatar I WANT MORE 01:04 PM 06-17-2014
1.210. New firmware.
JimP 02:00 PM 06-17-2014
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1.210. New firmware.
Any idea what this one does? ....or is it another "improve system stability"
dpeters11's Avatar dpeters11 02:01 PM 06-17-2014
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Any idea what this one does? ....or is it another "improve system stability"
"Improvement of network functions."
en6ads's Avatar en6ads 02:48 PM 06-17-2014
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"Improvement of network functions."
Mine just upgraded automatically. Haven't had a chance to see what's changed, but so far so good.
dpeters11's Avatar dpeters11 08:07 PM 06-18-2014
I plugged mine back into the Internet and it didn't say anything about network improvement, it indicated that the peak levels were changed.
TWD's Avatar TWD 12:39 AM 06-19-2014
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I plugged mine back into the Internet and it didn't say anything about network improvement, it indicated that the peak levels were changed.
What does that mean? Where did you read about the peak levels?
JimP 01:24 AM 06-19-2014
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I plugged mine back into the Internet and it didn't say anything about network improvement, it indicated that the peak levels were changed.
You sure it's 1.21?

Is yours a U.S. version?
TWD's Avatar TWD 01:57 AM 06-19-2014
The Panasonic support site says network improvement. Where are you seeing peak levels?
dpeters11's Avatar dpeters11 05:01 AM 06-19-2014
When I went into the Software Update menu to actually start the update. I have a US VT50.
I WANT MORE's Avatar I WANT MORE 06:29 AM 06-19-2014
I saw no such message when I updated mine.
billmich's Avatar billmich 07:08 AM 06-19-2014
will this update screw up my Chad B calibration that I had done back in February?
gadgtfreek's Avatar gadgtfreek 07:11 AM 06-19-2014
IIRC, the previous one said something about peaks as well and did nothing. If you are that worried get up with chad before updating and ask him to update his GT and test it.
TWD's Avatar TWD 08:59 AM 06-19-2014
If you want to access network features such as netflix you are forced to upgrade.
scirica's Avatar scirica 04:43 PM 06-19-2014
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If you want to access network features such as netflix you are forced to upgrade.
Now I'm at least two upgrades behind, mostly because I don't use the Viera tools and my display looks so good right now I don't want to take any chances! If it ain't broke...
TWD's Avatar TWD 07:53 PM 06-19-2014
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Now I'm at least two upgrades behind, mostly because I don't use the Viera tools and my display looks so good right now I don't want to take any chances! If it ain't broke...
I don't blame you. If they have another upgrade, I think I will get a Roku and blow off the Viera connect.
I WANT MORE's Avatar I WANT MORE 05:54 AM 06-20-2014
My set is Chad B. calibrated and I did not notice any difference with this or the last upgrade. Albeit it is with my Neked eyes.
scirica's Avatar scirica 04:56 PM 06-20-2014
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My set is Chad B. calibrated and I did not notice any difference with this or the last upgrade. Albeit it is with my Neked eyes.
I wouldn't expect to see any picture differences, but I've had such a saga with this set I'm not pressing my luck!
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