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I forget our TV has a network connection capability at all since my receiver does such a good job with airplay. Sorry I can't really help.
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Hello! while I am in possession of a 55VT50 has about 2000 hours, I use mode thx for almost everything. But it has always caught my attention the issue of calibration screen. You know if there are any more or less standard calibration to test my tv in professional way? Thank you!
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Chad was here last night to touch up my 65VT50. Another fine job by Chad. Highly recommended. The picture looks great.

My set didn't drift much since last year. I just wish the my black levels were better (like gadgtfreeks VT50). Mine measured .0036 @ 60Hz and .003 @ 96Hz. This hasn't changed much over that last couple of years, so I guess that is the best my particular set can do.

Overall this is the best TV that I have ever owned. My three year assessment of my VT50:

> great picture quality
> problem free performance
> no noticeable IR
> no yellow blobs
> black levels could be a little better.
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Chad was here last night to touch up my 65VT50. Another fine job by Chad. Highly recommended. The picture looks great.

My set didn't drift much since last year. I just wish the my black levels were better (like gadgtfreeks VT50). Mine measured .0036 @ 60Hz and .003 @ 96Hz. This hasn't changed much over that last couple of years, so I guess that is the best my particular set can do.

Overall this is the best TV that I have ever owned. My three year assessment of my VT50:

> great picture quality
> problem free performance
> no noticeable IR
> no yellow blobs
> black levels could be a little better.
Hello. You can not expose your parameters in your VT50 to put in mine?I do not know anyone in the area and I just do not dare. I love to hear my tv can be improved (even more) the image quality mode thx. Thank you!
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Hi all,

Looking for some advice. We have a (EU) vt50 55inch which we have since launch date. The tv has never been isf callibrated and mainly used the thx cinema setting with standard settings for viewing. As from last weekend we noticed that flesh tones (mainly on faces) can have pink (almost fluo like) spots. Very weird as it seems to be related to how certaines scenes in a broadcast are lighted. Behaviour is present with both tv broadcasts (hdmi from decoder box straight to tv) as well as hd media (media player/ps4 routed via hdmi in to Anthem avm50v 3d out to vt50). Before picking this up with Panasonic tech support hoping to get a better understanding of this problem.

Thank you very much.

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Hi all,

Looking for some advice. We have a (EU) vt50 55inch which we have since launch date. The tv has never been isf callibrated and mainly used the thx cinema setting with standard settings for viewing. As from last weekend we noticed that flesh tones (mainly on faces) can have pink (almost fluo like) spots. Very weird as it seems to be related to how certaines scenes in a broadcast are lighted. Behaviour is present with both tv broadcasts (hdmi from decoder box straight to tv) as well as hd media (media player/ps4 routed via hdmi in to Anthem avm50v 3d out to vt50). Before picking this up with Panasonic tech support hoping to get a better understanding of this problem.

Thank you very much.

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That is most likely a gamma issue caused by a change in apl, can be corrected with a calibration.
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Thank you very much chunon.
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Chad was here last night to touch up my 65VT50. Another fine job by Chad. Highly recommended. The picture looks great.

My set didn't drift much since last year. I just wish the my black levels were better (like gadgtfreeks VT50). Mine measured .0036 @ 60Hz and .003 @ 96Hz. This hasn't changed much over that last couple of years, so I guess that is the best my particular set can do.

Overall this is the best TV that I have ever owned. My three year assessment of my VT50:

> great picture quality
> problem free performance
> no noticeable IR
> no yellow blobs
> black levels could be a little better.
I wouldn't stress over a .0036 ftl black level at all!!!!!!
The only time you're likely to see the difference between .0036 and 0 is in a low level scene viewed in a totally dark room. Its the way your eyes work. Put on something brighter than the caves of Muldor or turn on a table lamp and I seriously doubt that you'll see any difference....plus you just saved about $5K.

Plus...the black levels seem to stay constant with varying APL levels. That's a good thing.
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Looking for some advice. We have a (EU) vt50 55inch
Where are you located?
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Belgium, lol. But did some searching a found an isf certified calibrator
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Belgium, lol. But did some searching a found an isf certified calibrator
Be sure that he has a reference grade spectro. It makes a difference.

Actually, find out what he's using and PM me.
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Be sure that he has a reference grade spectro. It makes a difference.

Actually, find out what he's using and PM me.

Will query and get back to you, JimP (and thanks for the advice)
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http://hdtvbychadb.com/

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for the most part i am still very much enjoying my set. however, the yellow blobs are starting to get on my nerves, especially when there a white background. has there been a solution or work around for this??
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Hi, I own a p65vt50, I was wondering if it's worth to upgrade to a LED Samsung JS9000 SUHD
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For the last few months, my 55vt50's picture has looked worse. I couldn't figure out exactly what it was at first, but now I think I have it narrowed down. If something bright comes on the screen, such as clouds, and the scene changes, you can still see the clouds in the new scene. I wasn't sure if this was due to any of my other equipment, but last night I turned off everything else first before the tv. (I normally turn the tv off first). So the screen now showed the no signal rectangle. I turned off the tv and could still see the rectangle mark from the box on the dark screen for many seconds. What gives?
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For the last few months, my 55vt50's picture has looked worse. I couldn't figure out exactly what it was at first, but now I think I have it narrowed down. If something bright comes on the screen, such as clouds, and the scene changes, you can still see the clouds in the new scene. I wasn't sure if this was due to any of my other equipment, but last night I turned off everything else first before the tv. (I normally turn the tv off first). So the screen now showed the no signal rectangle. I turned off the tv and could still see the rectangle mark from the box on the dark screen for many seconds. What gives?

That's residual luminance from the plasma cells totally normal, the first instance sounds like temporary IR.

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Hi, I own a p65vt50, I was wondering if it's worth to upgrade to a LED Samsung JS9000 SUHD
I have the same set that has been calibrated by Chad. I wouldn't "upgrade" to an LED unless you have to have 4K. I haven't seen anything (except OLED) that would make consider upgrading at this point.

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I have the same set that has been calibrated by Chad. I wouldn't "upgrade" to an LED unless you have to have 4K. I haven't seen anything (except OLED) that would make consider upgrading at this point.

That's an older post but FALD is required to approximate the Plasma viewing experience. I went from a Vt60 to the JS9500 and have no complaints. Had a VT50 at one point also excellent set, the yellow blob issue claimed mine tho sadly.

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Chad said this about the 9500, do you notice it at all?




" Screen uniformity was evaluated with full fields at black, dark (10-25% brightness), and mid-bright (50-100% brightness) picture levels.

With Smart LED off, black uniformity was poor, with obvious clouding in several areas. With dark content, it was fair on the right side with a bright area extending several inches from the edge and a slightly darker area right in from that before it became good in the center. It was then fairly good on left side, with a less noticeable bright area at the edge. With mid to bright content, it was fairly good, with just barely noticeable color shifts of green and pink across the screen, and a minor small dark area in the middle right edge.

With Smart LED on standard, the uniformity was the same as above with mid to bright content. Dark uniformity was good, with just minor problems along the right side."


Its interesting to note that the OLEDs have similar green/pink issues off axis and problems on both sides of the screen during dark tests.
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Sad day for me. My VT50 is shutting itself off. SquareTrade won't repair it and will be contacting me with options to replace it.

End of an era incoming

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And you may ask yourself am I right? Am I wrong?
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Sad day for me. My VT50 is shutting itself off. SquareTrade won't repair it and will be contacting me with options to replace it.

End of an era incoming
What happen, the Su or Sd board or panel
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Sad day for me. My VT50 is shutting itself off. SquareTrade won't repair it and will be contacting me with options to replace it.

End of an era incoming

Let us know what they offer you.


Did you have any random/weird symptoms leading up to now? If they cash you out, you may be able to reinvest a couple hundred and get it working again.
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What happen, the Su or Sd board or panel
I don't actually know which part. They have moved on from doing repairs to these because they no longer feel they can guarantee the work on them.

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Let us know what they offer you.

Did you have any random/weird symptoms leading up to now? If they cash you out, you may be able to reinvest a couple hundred and get it working again.
Policy seems to be to offer a "comparable" replacement television. I made it clear the "feature" I was after was picture quality/contrast not smart TV features. I won't know for a few days what the offer is or how negotiable it is.

I will certainly keep the folks here aware.

Likely, I'm looking at a stopgap LCD for 2-3 years before upgrading to a larger OLED in 2017-18.

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I don't actually know which part. They have moved on from doing repairs to these because they no longer feel they can guarantee the work on them.
Sorry to hear about your bad luck.

I've gotten quite fond of my 65VT50 and would miss it if it died.
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Chad said this about the 9500, do you notice it at all?




" Screen uniformity was evaluated with full fields at black, dark (10-25% brightness), and mid-bright (50-100% brightness) picture levels.

With Smart LED off, black uniformity was poor, with obvious clouding in several areas. With dark content, it was fair on the right side with a bright area extending several inches from the edge and a slightly darker area right in from that before it became good in the center. It was then fairly good on left side, with a less noticeable bright area at the edge. With mid to bright content, it was fairly good, with just barely noticeable color shifts of green and pink across the screen, and a minor small dark area in the middle right edge.

With Smart LED on standard, the uniformity was the same as above with mid to bright content. Dark uniformity was good, with just minor problems along the right side."


Its interesting to note that the OLEDs have similar green/pink issues off axis and problems on both sides of the screen during dark tests.

I have no uniformity problems at all basically a perfect panel.
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I know you notice the small issues, since the yellow blobs are hard for most people to even detect, so that's a good data point. Would you say your JS9500 has better uniformity than your ST60 when comparing the slides?
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I know you notice the small issues, since the yellow blobs are hard for most people to even detect, so that's a good data point. Would you say your JS9500 has better uniformity than your ST60 when comparing the slides?
It is very close of course that is in the sweet spot viewing position move a bit to the side either way some issues begin to show.

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Good enough for me in those!

If I had to buy something now I think I could sacrifice the rest of my viewers who don't notice anything anyway. Thanks for the Intel.
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