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Is my Evolution Kit port installed incorrectly? I removed the sticker to install the Evolution Kit I got, and it has the connectors in the opposite directions as the sticker says, and when I installed the Evolution Kit the labels on it were upside down. To make matters worse, my Evolution Kit wouldn't work. I would just get a black screen.

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**Update** I did unscrew the three rear panel screws around the buzzing component and that did the trick. I am now buzz free. I'd like to understand why this is an issue in the first place but I'll take the win and move on.
The buzz happens, but it is not as common as you think. In fact it is rare, about 2-3% is what I see.
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I'm positive the buzz you were experiencing is not the same "plasma buzz" that owners are complaining about. Your issue is more of a vibration/resonating problem. You tightened some screws which dampened the vibration. Plasma buzz cannot be fixed by tightening screws on the back of your display. True Plasma buzz is inherent in the design, albeit how quiet or loud it may get from one owner to another, from one plasma tv to another.
Yes I still have the a slight buzz if you put you ear against it but nothing that bothers me during normal listening, even in very quiet scenes. I also do not "hear" the directional buzz. I usually sit in directly in front of the screen about 6-7 feet away as well.
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The buzz happens, but it is not as common as you think. In fact it is rare, about 2-3% is what I see.
Interesting. That rear panel buzz is killer if people assume that is the same as the front panel directional buzz. So much louder.
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Is my Evolution Kit port installed incorrectly? I removed the sticker to install the Evolution Kit I got, and it has the connectors in the opposite directions as the sticker says, and when I installed the Evolution Kit the labels on it were upside down. To make matters worse, my Evolution Kit wouldn't work. I would just get a black screen.

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You may want to try the Evolution Kit Forum for your question:

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Watching movies at home like you're in a theater is fine. I don't like watching live news and sports broadcasts that way. I like a little more "pop" than movie mode can put out. "Movie" mode is the preferred mode that calibrators will calibrate the 8500's (also the CAL-Day and CAL-Night modes activated from the service menu). Relax mode deactivates "all" the advanced settings and some of those settings are critical for a pro calibration on the 8500.


From the demo sets, prefer more detail than the movie mode, but not unnaturally bright. Best setting/solution? Thanks.


P.S. Why even the need for jutter control; not necessary on my ten-year old Panasonic plasma; why would it be needed now. I have zero motion problems.
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From the demo sets, prefer more detail than the movie mode, but not unnaturally bright. Best setting/solution? Thanks.


P.S. Why even the need for jutter control; not necessary on my ten-year old Panasonic plasma; why would it be needed now. I have zero motion problems.

When you get your set, and start fiddling and getting to know its settings/modes, I'm sure you will arrive at what you feel is best for you. What's best for you is certainly not always best for someone else. As for judder control, I don't use it. I tried it once, and didn't like the effect on some movies (choppy video). I don't have any problems with motion on my 8500. I'm suspecting the majority of 8500 owners don't use motion judder.

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hi guys - first week with my 64 inch 8500 and I have 1 problem and 1 question:

problem #1) Random times, my AV reciever turns off!! it never happened with my panasonic plasma that this replaced (TH-50PZ800U). I seem to think its some sort of thermo overload protection. Sometimes the receiver turns back on itself! other times, I can't even turn it on unless i unplug it! the receiver is pioneer VSX-1020. This has been happening when i'm either watch blu rays or cable. Could the new TV sending back signals thru the HDMI and overloading it?
this is still happening. my receiver just turns itself off. so i bypassed the receiver and had the cable box go directly to the tv; randomly the cable box turns off. the tv is sending some signal to the components and making them turn off. i turned off CEC and it is still occuring.

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So I'm a mostly happy 1-week owner so far. I have just a few notes, concerns and comments for anyone that's reading.

1. The front, directional buzz is ridiculously loud at quiet times.

2. Switching between Game Mode and Normal is a pain.

3. I've noticed a bit on grain in fast moving motions while in Game Mode going to try the PC trick later.

3. I accidentally updated the FW with an HDMI source plugged in. What now?

4. Anybody here with an Xbox One connected? Any tips or tricks with it?

5. Any good "Standard" w/ game mode enabled calibration settings?

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