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post #1 of 10 Old 02-02-2013, 09:35 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi guys I know this has been discussed before and I've been reading and trying fixes and I can't seem to get this to work or fully understand what it is that I am doing wrong frown.gif

Basically I just purchased a Panasonic TC-P50U50 Plasma to connect in as a secondary monitor to my Asus (1920 X 1200 Pro Art monitor)

I wanted to use this TV for MOVIES/TV SHOWS via XBMC. So everything works and both displays are fine and I get an image on both. My issue is the refresh rate on my Plasma (or how smooth a movie or tv show looks) is not what it is suppose to be. It basically looks the same as my PC monitor which is a 60hz screen and I know that a Plasma should look a lot more fluent since my father has one downstairs which he uses as a tv. What exactly am I doing wrong here? Which setting need to be adjusted or am I out of luck here? Any help would be great since I know this is the right forum to research and post on. Here is my pc setup for reference.

Intel I7 3770
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My main PC monitor is connected through DVI
My plasma is connected with a 24feet HDMI rocket fish cable ( dvi to hdmi adaptor from pc)

Using XBMC
a lot looked into NVidia control panel and just could not find anything that would make this Plasma look fluid like it should during TV shows or movies.

Any help would be greatly appreciated or if someone could direct me in the right direction that would also help a lot. Despite my reading and finding I have yet to understand and find a fix for this annoying bug frown.giffrown.gif

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Turn on "Adjust refresh rate to match video" in System -> Video->Playback :P ?
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is that in NVidia control panel?
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Nope, XBMC.

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Lol I have that activated.....maybe I am not understanding something. My u50 plays videos exactly like my monitor, where as my fathers Plasma looks fluid and smooth (like those 120hz tvs) Mine does not and I don't understand why? Is the U50 build like this?
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Does it actually switch to 24p? When you play a video, the plasma should show something on the screen, that it`s switching to 24p (to 23.96 Hz ), something like 1080p/24 should show up on the top or bottom of the screen when playing a video
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nope! I don't see anything of the nature.
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Let`s try switching manually, see the picture below. You should have a 23Hz or 24Hz option there (where you see 60Hz in the pic, i`m on my desktop so i don`t have 23Hz here as an option. Then play a Blu Ray in XBMC and it should be smooth now.

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Are you sure your dad's doesn't just have frame interpolation turn on? That's a setting on the TV.
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To be honest I don`t think the Panasonic U50 has that 120hz smooth motion or fluid motion. I believe this Tv always does 24fps since I have tried everything, however I am fine with that since I like my movies/tv to look how it was recored and not accelerated by the TV I just wanted to know if I was missing something or I was not understanding something but as per someone else that I believe knows this type of stuff he told me that your TV has no form off acceleration or smooth motion like some of the other TV. If ayone disagrees let me know LOL.

Thanks again for the quick responces!!!
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