A few posts about it here...
I've considered buying a 60" LG plasma for $600, but if they are actually selling these Pannys I'll have to go check it out. Black levels are around .005fL on these right?
Edit: CNET says .0031fL
I found one at a Walmart near Raleigh. It was wrapped in plastic in the back; I was told it was getting ready to be shipped back out to a Walmart warehouse somewhere. I don't know if that means Walmart.com will be selling these stragglers or not. The price was 798, but I guess that is a pretty good deal for a 60" plasma, much less a Panasonic, even if it is their lowest level. I was really close to grabbing one of the 60in Samsung before I found this.
Hi guys, I am having an issue with my U54 with the HDMI. I have a Sony blu-ray player hooked up to it directly and more recently I would occasionally get flickering and snow and artifacts and then would come back to normal. Happens off and on. Well I picked up a used Marantz av8801 and now the flickering/snow is now worse and happens more often and not to the point where its says no signal. So I would disconnect from the back of the TV and then reconnect and would sometimes solve the problem for a short while. Even disconnected from back of receiver and then would resolve issue for a short time. So I decided to change ports on the back of my receiver and then stopped for awhile until I swiveled my TV and then it started acting up again. So I disconnected my the hdmi from back of my TV and reconnected and problem solved for now. Its played fine as long as I don't move the TV for the past hour. Not sure if its the TV or the Marantz. I recently took in my Marantz to an authorized service center for something entirely different and they did a firmware update and it resolved that issue but the techs never mentioned they had any issues with the hdmi handshake. I called the service center and they believe its my TV and recommended to do a firmware update. I don't see any option on the menu for a firmware update on the TV and no literature online. Anyone have had similar issue as mine? How did you resolve it? Firmware update? Any thoughts?
It's not an HDMI handshake issue. As others have said, it's either the cable or the HDMI port on the TV. You can pretty safely say it's not the receiver since it was doing it before that with the blu-ray. Try a new cable in the HDMI port you've been using and if that doesn't work try the other HDMI port on the tv. That should pinpoint the issue for you.
It's also possible that both ports share a board that's going out. In that case switching ports may not help you.
"If the Playstation and Xbox are like the Bloods and the Crips, then the Wii is whatever gang Sha Na Na was in" - Christian Finnegan
Don't use anyone else's settings. Calibrate by eye.
The colors were the first thing that bothered me about this set. I know how you feel.
Put a laptop or (something which has a color gamut that you are comfortable with) up next to your plasma. Connect your plasma to the laptop through HDMI, and extend displays so you have two screens side by side. Use the Panny's DVI input so that you have 1:1 pixel mapping and set the appropriate settings in the menu so there is no stretching and turn off burn in reduction (which makes the picture fuzzy)
Open up two instances of MS Paint (or whatever the Apple cost-inducing alternative is), leave one on each screen and fill the screen with various colors, each time adjusting the RGB values of your Panny to match your laptop as close as possible.
When you get those accurate, as a final test, put up a picture on both with lots of skin tones and make any final adjustments.
Fuzzy picture is a different matter, what input are you using/what device are you outputting from,do you have any scaling enabled, etc.
You can brick it if your not real familiar. I have a 2011 st30 and read all the posts about going into the service menu. I decided to adjust the regular settings by eye, that is to my own liking, and skip the service menu. I'm happy with what I've got. If you love your tv, don't mess with it, lol.
Do you have a 60U50? I am looking at one now, is there anything you don't like about it in particular?
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Is this typical or could some settings be tweaked to at least limit these things from happening? I had thought Plasma's were relatively free of these issues as was my understanding before purchasing the TV, I now have found some information otherwise, like on this site and others that I wish I found before, specifically on Panasonics. Despite the amazing picture, I would almost prefer an LCD with more options and video inputs like VGA. Anybody have any advice, tips, or anything? Other than buy an LCD for gaming?
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Long story short, I wasn't happy and have been looking endlessly for a 60" Panasonic for the past year.
Well, I was looking around and learned that the Walmart in a couple of towns over still had a TC-P60U50. I called to confirm and sure enough they told me they had one.
This was at 1AM Sunday Morning. I call a friend of mine and we hop in his truck and rush out there.
Once there we ask the guy who I spoke with on the phone to go grab the TV. He is gone for like 10 minutes, so I'm kind of shaking in my boots that it is all to good to be true.
The FINALLY, the guy walks out with the TV on a cart. I'm liking still freaking out at this point.
The box is covered in dust..I mean covered. This thing has been sitting in a warehouse for 2 years or close to it. They didn't know what they had and apparently know one else did either.
On the website it says "$628. In store pick up only." Well, when he rings it up, the register says $798.
I still think that $798 is good price for such a great tv...but I didn't want to pay it :
So, I pull up the website on my phone and the guy says, "We don't price match the website."
So, I respond with, "But it says 'in store pick up only.' so I can't order it online and you are the only location within 500 miles that has one."
That kind of stumped the guy so he gets a manager they come out and talk to me then finally agree to sell it to me for $628.
I grab it, and HDMI switch and I'm on my way!
The entire way home, I can't help but think...this is too good to be true. What are the odds?
In the back of my head I keep thinking that since this sucker has been sitting in a Walmart warehouse for a couple of years it has probably been banged around and might be jacked up once I open it up.
We get it in the house and unbox it.....and it is seems to be in great condition. I take down the Samsung and put this up in its place. Turn it on and it starts up no problem!
So, now almost a full year after Panasonic stopped making plasma TV's...I somehow found one that was still in a box at a retail store for $628!
And the best part? I coworker of mine bought the Samsung for $650 bucks! So, I basically didn't have to pay a thing for the Panasonic!
I want to know if there is any way to get this TV connected to my network, via LAN, or WiFi?
I'd really love to be able to do this..
Now at the new house I have the same issue, one input works fine the other gives me video but no audio. I've tried different cables with no luck and different sources (AppleTV and Chrome cast) with the same result.
I'm using an optical cable to a sound bar which works great on the one input but shouldn't it work on both inputs?.
Do you think I have a bad input or is there a tv setting i don't know about?
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