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Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-21-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
It's mandatory if you want to use any of the...

It's mandatory if you want to use any of the online services/apps.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-18-2014, 09:07 AM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
From what I understood, the firmware update was...

From what I understood, the firmware update was mandatory, not optional. I believe it said network functions cannot be used again until firmware update is done. It's too bad we didn't get to choose....
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-17-2014, 05:38 AM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
It was the firmware update. Panasonic updated the...

It was the firmware update. Panasonic updated the firmware to "improve network functions" for that model as well, seems like you have the same issue as me. That's why you're only getting 720p.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-06-2014, 07:05 AM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
So you're saying the issue was with Netflix and...

So you're saying the issue was with Netflix and their app? I still find it very hard to believe that it was entirely coincidental, and that the day Panasonic upgraded the firmware (to improve network...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   09-04-2014, 09:44 PM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
I didn't have a chance to read all the replies,...

I didn't have a chance to read all the replies, but my ST50 is still stuck at 720p. Not sure how you guys were able to solve the problem.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-28-2014, 09:34 PM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
Ask them to open a ticket so that their Netflix...

Ask them to open a ticket so that their Netflix team looks into the issue. Also, you have to let them know you were getting 1080p forever, then after "upgrading" the firmware, it no longer goes above...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-22-2014, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
I would said limiting streams to 720p on a 1080p...

I would said limiting streams to 720p on a 1080p TV is more of a downgrade, than a fix. It kind of defeats the purpose of having a 1080p set.

DLNA seems to be giving issues now as well with this...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-17-2014, 08:33 PM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
Did that already also, they were of no help. And...

Did that already also, they were of no help. And blamed it on my ISP. Told me to contact them, since there is nothing more than can do for me.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-17-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
I posted this issue on the ST50 forum last week....

I posted this issue on the ST50 forum last week. Only one person responded, but he was having the same issue. I'm 99.9% sure he's not on the same ISP. I think it's clear that it's a firmware issue at...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-16-2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
ISN Communications.

ISN Communications.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-16-2014, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
Yes, it's the set. I have a 250MB fiber optic...

Yes, it's the set. I have a 250MB fiber optic connection and the ISP doesn't throttle speeds. Plus I've been getting 1080p streams without an issue for the past 2 years--I would rarely get anything...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-16-2014, 08:48 AM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
I guess it's confirmed that the firmware update...

I guess it's confirmed that the firmware update they pushed out doesn't allow higher than 720p streams on the Netflix app now. You're supposed to get 1080p on Super HD videos.

Feel free to call...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-14-2014, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
So I tried this on Vudu and I seem to get 720p on...

So I tried this on Vudu and I seem to get 720p on HD previews and 1080p on HDX previews--at least from what I can tell watching up close.

Based on this, it seems like the firmware issue is with...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-14-2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
I'm having the white screen/buzzing noise issue...

I'm having the white screen/buzzing noise issue also. It seems to be getting worse, and it's annoying.

On another note, is anyone getting 1080p streams on Netflix after the Firmware 1.27 update on...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-14-2014, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
I contacted both Netflix and Panasonic. Neither...

I contacted both Netflix and Panasonic. Neither one were able to help in anyway. All they really did was point fingers at each other and put the blame on my internet service provider. Mind you, I...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-14-2014, 07:07 AM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
The Vudu HDX movie plays, but there is no...

The Vudu HDX movie plays, but there is no indication that it's streaming at 1080p. Or is the fact that it even plays mean that it's streaming at 1080p?

95% of the time I only watch Netflix on this...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-13-2014, 04:16 PM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
I believe the streaming resolution is determined...

I believe the streaming resolution is determined by network connection speed as well, not just the app. When Panasonic rolled out the firmware update, something happened in that it downgraded network...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-13-2014, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
I think you're referring to the resolution the TV...

I think you're referring to the resolution the TV is displaying for sources (determined by source/type of connection/etc.). We're referring to the current streaming quality that Netflix is currently...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-13-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
Thanks for the info. Does anyone else with...

Thanks for the info.

Does anyone else with the same model Panasonic get anything higher than 720p on their native Netflix app when pressing the info button?
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-13-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
Thanks Ian, but nothing happens when I press the...

Thanks Ian, but nothing happens when I press the info button when watching Hulu or Amazon. It only works when watching Netflix streams (it doesn't go above 720p on Super HD videos due to the firmware...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-13-2014, 07:46 AM
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Views: 7,822
Posted By Trendsetter88
It seems you have to call because email or chat...

It seems you have to call because email or chat will not document the issue. Well that was a waste of my time.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-10-2014, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
Not a problem. Feel free to complain to Panasonic...

Not a problem. Feel free to complain to Panasonic customer care at 1-800-211-7262 so they can document the issue and send it to the relevant department and have further checks done. They're open...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-10-2014, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
Angry Unfortunately it's the firmware update (I...

Unfortunately it's the firmware update (I mentioned above) that's limiting streams to 720p. I have a 250mb fiber optic connection, so I should have no issues getting 4300k 1080p Super HD streams as I...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   08-10-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By Trendsetter88
Exclamation The Answer

It's too bad I didn't find this thread earlier to save you guys some time, but I joined the forum just to provide you with the answer (unfortunately not a solution--yet).

I own the TC-P55ST50 and...
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