Originally Posted by Moonchilde
That's not the problem. The problem is, lets say my normal light output reading for Cinema mode is a FTL of 30. When I go to the service menu, it shoots up to about 50 FTL, even after switching Cinema mode. Vivid (the first mode Service switches to) is even higher compared to normal Vivid. It's like that for all picture modes. It also zooms in to like, HD Size 1 or something, instead of simply keeping the aspect as I originally had it. What gives? Is this how the TV's normally behave?
So again, how am I supposed to take accurate readings and make adjustments if exiting service mode is going to dim it by about 30%?
I had this same problem, but not nearly to the same degree as you. I had to take some readings while outside of the service menu, then go back make minor changes and switch back to get my greyscale all around 1 dE.
Now I have a new problem that started showing up around 1500hours or so... set now has 1710 hours on it and it's not getting any better... center of the screen has a huge pinkish patch, and the edges, especially the right edge has a green splotch.
I had a similar issue when I first got the set but it was gone after I put 80 or so hours on it. It was a green blob in the middle.
This new problem is bad enough I can notice it sometimes viewing normal stuff, on white backgrounds obviously it is the most apparent though. However, where it is most annoying is scenes with lots of clouds... I can tell the clouds near the center are pinker than the rest of the picture and the clouds on the right have a slight green tint to them.
Pretty disappointed as otherwise I love this set.
I wonder if this is covered by Panasonic's warranty? If not I'm going to be pretty pissed if it doesn't go away within another 100 hours or so.
I also do get buzzing in bright scenes, but I could live with it before... but with both the buzzing and the color weirdness with white backgrounds makes me want to get the set replaced.
I'm hoping these color blotches apparent on white backgrounds and white objects like clouds, white space ships, etc will go away like the original green "blob" I noticed when I first got the set go away after putting another 100 hours or so on the set. Otherwise, I'm going to be calling Panasonic looking for a replacement. Unfortunately I'm not feeling hopeful because the original green "blob" went away so quickly... it's been over 200 hours and these new blobs aren't showing any sign of disappearing.Edit: I just noticed it clearly on someone's white shirt. Towards the middle of the screen the white shirt had a slight pink tint to it... and on the right edge it had a slight green tint. Also, I think the buzzing is a lot worse now than it used to be.Does anyone else on this thread have as many hours on their UT50 as I do?
Do you notice any color "blobs" with a totally white background? Again, mine is at 1710 hours now, first started noticing it around 1500 hours.Is it possible Panasonic might cut a deal with me I wonder? Like if I pay the difference for a ST50 give me one of them, if they won't just replace my UT50?
Should have bought the Best Buy warranty
But the way I saw it, it was a waste with the extended warranty that comes automatically when I buy something on my Visa.
Originally Posted by Moonchilde
The other UT50's also displayed the same odd motion blur that mine does. It's like, when an object moves fast, you'll notice the object itself kinda blur if the background is slow moving. I noticed if the background moves fast and has objects like mountain peaks, that a ghost image of said object will show green ghosting on the left and blue ghosting on the right of the object.
I didn't notice this as much on the ST50 they had, but the ST50's media player must have been messed up because the video that works at 60 fps on the UT series wasn't playing back full speed, so I'm not sure if this is just a plasma thing or not. I can't verify it for sure because of that problem. I couldn't test it out on the S60 they had, because it didn't have USB and I didn't have the videos loaded on a SD with me
Kinda disappointed, coming from CRT to see issues like this.
I see this same effect sometimes but thought it was related to the dithering noise, it's still way better than LCD blur as the ghosts I see on LCDs are like triple ghost images.
And yes, everything is inferior to CRT except for the perfect geometry, size, and lower weight of flat screens. Modern displays are a mixed blessing at best, and at worst trash compared to CRTs. It really is sad. There isn't a flat screen technology out there than can give you the motion quality of a CRT. Except maybe one of those new "lightboost" monitors or w/e they are called. But as far as I know those are all awful TN panels which look trashy in every other respect.