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post #10891 of 10939 Old 05-16-2011, 09:19 AM
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I've had my 58pz700U for 3 years, and I just noticed a distinct image retention on the sides of the screen that's a result of my kids watching pillarbox SD channels. I've read about different solutions, such as displaying a white image, but has anyone else had this issue, and what has been done to solve it?

I had the same issue.
Simple solution: watch lots of HD. It will fade relatively quickly.
Maybe a day, maybe a week. Be sure to have the last image before you turn it off fill the screen.
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Cross-posted from the PZ77U thread:

I got the 7 blinking lights of death on my 42PZ77U today. After reading another thread here where Panasonic is still repairing this problem even after the warranty expires and installing a firmware update to prevent its recurrence, I went to Panasonic's support site and notice there is a firmware update notice there. I assume this is the same update. Hoping to prevent others from experiencing the same problem I did today.

I apologize if this has been noted previously in this thread.

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Thanks, I haven't updated the firmware since I got my TV in 2007.

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Nothing like reviving a dead thread... but I need some help on my 58pz700u. I recently got an android tablet and a micro to regular HDMI cable as the tablet supports mirroring to my TV via the HDMI cable. I have the tablet connected to my receiver (Onkyo TX-SR705). The receiver then sends video untouched to my 58pz700u via HDMI.

The problem I am running in to is the TV is not letting me select HD Size 2... It's locked on HD Size 1 and the menu setting needed to switch to size 2 is greyed out... size 1 had overscan that cuts off the corners of the tablet's screen (in this case the important Android back, home, and menu buttons). The tablet sends video out 720p.

I'd love to select HDMI size 2, anyone have any tips on how I can make it work?

The only thing I can think of is run the tablet directly to the TV to see if the problem persists.... but this isn't a permanent solution as I would prefer to leave my TV speakers off. Anyone have this problem?
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Iamkoza, you can only select hdmi 2 with an HD signal. Try hooking up you BD player or HD cable/sat box, and run a hd signal. Switch from HDMI 1 to HDMI 2, and Reno Kip your tablet.

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Iamkoza, you can only select hdmi 2 with an HD signal. Try hooking up you BD player or HD cable/sat box, and run a hd signal. Switch from HDMI 1 to HDMI 2, and Reno Kip your tablet.

The signal from the tablet is 720p... so I would have thought it was an HD source... but anyway, I think I understand what you are telling me to do. Thanks for the advice...

update: that trick worked... thanks again
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Are these models VESA wall mount capable? I have a 50PE700u; I asked Panasonic in a live chat and they said Panasonic plasmas do not support VESA. They gave me my model's mounting pattern (660mmx848mm) which does seem to be larger than the VESA standard.

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Are these models VESA wall mount capable? I have a 50PE700u; I asked Panasonic in a live chat and they said Panasonic plasmas do not support VESA. They gave me my model's mounting pattern (660mmx848mm) which does seem to be larger than the VESA standard.

That sounds about right. Vesa mounting is more for smaller TVs. But it's not a big deal because virtually all wall mounts rated for a 50" TV will work fine on the 700U. But on my 42" PZ700U that big speaker hump on the bottom rear did cause me to have to locate the upright brackets a little higher up in order to lay flat on the back of the TV but it worked out just fine.

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That sounds about right. Vesa mounting is more for smaller TVs. But it's not a big deal because virtually all wall mounts rated for a 50" TV will work fine on the 700U. But on my 42" PZ700U that big speaker hump on the bottom rear did cause me to have to locate the upright brackets a little higher up in order to lay flat on the back of the TV but it worked out just fine.

I had to do the same thing on my 58" plus I used some spacers that came with my mount.
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Are these models VESA wall mount capable? I have a 50PE700u; I asked Panasonic in a live chat and they said Panasonic plasmas do not support VESA. They gave me my model's mounting pattern (660mmx848mm) which does seem to be larger than the VESA standard.

I found some models on the Simplicity website that they say will work with my model. And they're on sale at Costco right now.

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I've got my 50" 700U on a monoprice.com corner mount swing-arm. The included hardware worked fine for the 700U. It sits over the fireplace, but the corner mount allows me to swing the TV completely away from the fireplace when we want to have a fire.
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I just got my first plasma 50pz550. I've own all LCDs, up until this point. So, I'm not sure if this is normal, but when I get within a foot of the screen, I see a lot of pixel flickering. It's especially notice able in gradients (the light areas). For example in the USB media list. It looks ok from the distance, but looks really bad up close. The only oddity is that I'm at 5700ft, but I though modern plasmas worked at this altitude? Is this a normal plasma thing?
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I just got my first plasma 50pz550. I've own all LCDs, up until this point. So, I'm not sure if this is normal, but when I get within a foot of the screen, I see a lot of pixel flickering. It's especially notice able in gradients (the light areas). For example in the USB media list. It looks ok from the distance, but looks really bad up close. The only oddity is that I'm at 5700ft, but I though modern plasmas worked at this altitude? Is this a normal plasma thing?

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Most plasmas will display dancing pixels up close. Whether this is a big issue with your model I'm not certain. Unfortunately, you've mistaken this older Panasonic plasma thread for the LG plasma thread. Try searching PZ550 and you should find some LG threads that maybe able to help you address the issues that you're experiencing.
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First, thanks! Second, ooops. It was late (for me) and I was pretty frustrated trying to find anything on this model. It doesn't look like there are many active LG PZ550 threads.
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You're welcome. Here are a few threads that talk about pixel issues (PZ550)
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...&postcount=192
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...4&postcount=11

Just do a search PZ500 pixels (posts).

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I had the same issue.
Simple solution: watch lots of HD. It will fade relatively quickly.
Maybe a day, maybe a week. Be sure to have the last image before you turn it off fill the screen.

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I've had my 58pz700U for 3 years, and I just noticed a distinct image retention on the sides of the screen that's a result of my kids watching pillarbox SD channels. I've read about different solutions, such as displaying a white image, but has anyone else had this issue, and what has been done to solve it?

I posted this back in May, and it seems the problem is getting worse. Discoloration on the sides is very noticeable especially in predominantly white screens. I've tried to watch as much HD as possible, but there's still so much non-HD content even on HD channels (like commercials) that it does no good. I'm surprised no one has a similar issue. There must be something I can do to improve the situation. Are there any special videos that might help? What if I displayed a video with bright white on the sides and black in the middle? Would that improve anything?
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Change the aspect ratio to one of the 16x9 modes.
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Change the aspect ratio to one of the 16x9 modes.

Well, that's the one solution I won't consider. Watching in the wrong aspect ratio drives me nuts.
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Then you consider burn-in a better alternative. There are ways to prevent it or keep it from getting worse but not reverse it.
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twentw,
I see an LED LCD in your future.

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Then you consider burn-in a better alternative. There are ways to prevent it or keep it from getting worse but not reverse it.

For me, burn-in is a better alternative than watching in the wrong aspect ratio. I had read when I bought this TV (on this forum) that burn-in was not a significant problem with plasmas anymore. I certainly have not abused or excessively used this TV, so I'm surprised that I have this issue, and that more people don't.
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Hey It's revival time folks...I am still loving my 58PZ700Ubiggrin.gif. It is pert near 5 years old (in January) and still hasn't given me a moments grief....It would be hard to convince me to trade up to another type of set, even bigger Panny plasma. I am convinced this was one of Panasonic's glory years in making this TV.cool.gif

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Hey It's revival time folks...I am still loving my 58PZ700Ubiggrin.gif. It is pert near 5 years old (in January) and still hasn't given me a moments grief....It would be hard to convince me to trade up to another type of set, even bigger Panny plasma. I am convinced this was one of Panasonic's glory years in making this TV.cool.gif

I'm with you. Our 50" 700U is still going strong and I still love the TV. I do get some envy when I walk into Costco and see how thin set's have gotten now. That said I'm happy and plan on keeping the set for as long as I can!

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I'll "third" the positives about these sets. Both my 42PZ700U and 58PZ700U (both over 5 years old) are still going strong without a moment's grief. The color and sound (thought the 58 is the display for my home theater, hence, a theater sound system is used) are fantastic. The displays I see in the stores today don't even compare. Here's hoping our sets live many more years trouble free! Cheers and Happy Holidays!
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Sorry - "thought" should be "though".
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I cranked up the brightness a notch or two on my 58" a couple of years ago otherwise it just on going with a still great picture.
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Well my 42PZ700U is moving on to a new home tomorrow. Other than the infamous 7 blinking led problem(power supply) in the summer of 2008 this set has been perfect!
That issue was fixed by Panasonic in a couple of days under warranty. It will be missed but I wanted to move to a larger set and so I decided on a new GT50. I hope it
performs as well!
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I'll "third" the positives about these sets. Both my 42PZ700U and 58PZ700U (both over 5 years old) are still going strong without a moment's grief. The color and sound (thought the 58 is the display for my home theater, hence, a theater sound system is used) are fantastic. The displays I see in the stores today don't even compare. Here's hoping our sets live many more years trouble free! Cheers and Happy Holidays!
Hey, I still have my TH-58PZ700U and it's been a great performer, but you're delusional if you think that "nothing compares" to five year old plasmas. I've bought two more plasmas since my TH-58PZ700U (a TC-P65S2 and a TC-P65ST50) and each one significantly outperforms my TH-58PZ700U at almost half the price (my 58" was $3800 and my 65" sets were each $2000). Higher-line models (like the GT and VT series Panasonic plasmas) would perform even better.
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My 50" is still working well too and I have no plans to replace it. However, I am curious how it compares to the newer mid-range LEDs. I understand the new plasmas are much better but how does it compare to the current generation of LEDs?

I ask because we recently bought two affordable Samsung LEDs (26" & 40") for different rooms (after a remodeling project). We didn't get a higher-end 3D set, yet I was really surprised at how well they look (when sitting in the right spot) after disabling their their dynamic settings and completing a quick calibration with THX DVD. The contrast ratio of the Samsung UN40D6000SF is listed at 5,000 to 1. I think that is the same as the Panasonic. Have today's LEDs caught up with 2007's plasmas regarding the range?

I haven't been able to conduct an apples to apples comparison because I don't have a blu-ray player attached to the Samsung. On the Panasonic, I used the Spears and Munsil calibration disc. Eventually, I'll hook up a Blu-ray player to the Samsung and try it on that as well.
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You can probably see them side by side in a store!
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