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post #7711 of 7775
Thanks Jazzguyy...unfortunately it's a few months past warranty....I did some more digging last night and did find something about a "c board and flex connectors". Estimates from between $500 and $1500 to fix it. Looks like I got a lemon.
post #7712 of 7775
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Originally Posted by JRV117 View Post

Thanks Jazzguyy...unfortunately it's a few months past warranty....I did some more digging last night and did find something about a "c board and flex connectors". Estimates from between $500 and $1500 to fix it. Looks like I got a lemon.

Did you happen to purchase this with a credit card like Amex, MC, Visa? If so I would suggest to check with your credit card company as they normally cover it for additional year after manufacture warranty has expired.
post #7713 of 7775
Thanks Chin...unfortunately I paid cash.
post #7714 of 7775
JRV117, I suggest giving Panasonic a call and see if they can help. You never know they may cover it under warranty, it wouldn't hurt to call to see (good luck).
post #7715 of 7775
I'm thinking about selling my 50" 800U. It is in like new condition with maybe 1500 hours on it. What would be a good asking price?
post #7716 of 7775
Folks,

Can someone help me out here. I have the opportunity to purchase a brand new Pana 50in PZ800 for $1599. Is this a good price? Should I purchase the replacement model instead TCP50G10 (I think). With this, I will purchase the DVD combo SC-BT300.

tks
post #7717 of 7775
Any of you 800 guys seeing this (seeing the cabinet flicker on my 85U)??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_V04...layer_embedded

Read on Av forums that some guys in the UK had gotten new FW installed for this problem (guy who put this vid up) by service tech's.
post #7718 of 7775
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Originally Posted by ElwayLite View Post

Any of you 800 guys seeing this (seeing the cabinet flicker on my 85U)??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_V04...layer_embedded

Read on Av forums that some guys in the UK had gotten new FW installed for this problem (guy who put this vid up) by service tech's.


This happens on my 800u. Panasonic installed some new boards, but it didn't fix it. I don't know about a firmware update. I've noticed that the "color shift" depends on the picture settings.
post #7719 of 7775
i decided to live with it at this point
post #7720 of 7775
Sorry for the dumb question but - if I want to connect my PC to the 800U, what cable do I need and what TV input should I use?
post #7721 of 7775
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Originally Posted by jblevin View Post

Sorry for the dumb question but - if I want to connect my PC to the 800U, what cable do I need and what TV input should I use?

It depends on what connections your PC has. If it has HDMI or DVI ports that would be preferable. If you use the VGA connection or an S-Video connection you will not be able to get HD resolution.
post #7722 of 7775
I see a 15-pin connector on my PC. I guess that's VGA? Does the 800U have a 15-pin VGA input? I guess there is no way to get HD from my PC if it doesn't have HDMA or DVI?

Also, it's too bad the TV does not support playing video files on SD card...
post #7723 of 7775
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Originally Posted by jblevin View Post

I see a 15-pin connector on my PC. I guess that's VGA? Does the 800U have a 15-pin VGA input?

Yes.
post #7724 of 7775
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Originally Posted by jblevin View Post

I see a 15-pin connector on my PC. I guess that's VGA? Does the 800U have a 15-pin VGA input? I guess there is no way to get HD from my PC if it doesn't have HDMA or DVI?

Also, it's too bad the TV does not support playing video files on SD card...

You can also get HD with a component (red, green, blue) connection but it is very rare for a computer to have this connection.
post #7725 of 7775
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Originally Posted by ThePrisoner View Post

I have had my 50" 800U since late December 08'. I notice that once in awhile my speakers will buzz like their being over driven with bass if program material has low bass tones. Certain programs such as Obsessed on A&E will do this. My bass/treble are at defaults. Normal volume level listening on my 800U is between 24-31. Was wondering if something holding the speakers was loose.

I finally had the set on when Obsessed was on A&E. I turned the sound up above 40 with no buzzing with the low bass sounds.
post #7726 of 7775
I'm reposting this owner's calibration report here so that other owner's of this model will have a chance to read it. The report is also included in the flat panel (Post#2) list that's linked at the bottom of my list.

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Originally Posted by Chipless View Post

The calibration was performed by David Abrams from Avical on his most recent tour through the Rocky Mountain region. The difference is literally night and day to me. It's so good, I want to re-watch my entire Bluray collection (and so I have started to). Colors truly "pop" from the screen, and the "muddy" look of THX mode in the Panny is no longer an annoyance. Everything looks simply better and way more realistic to the eye.

Additionally, David was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is extremely experienced and knowledgable, but remains a very down-to-earth guy. A great experience and worth every penny. Thanks again to Avical and David Abrams. If anyone wants to know more feel free to PM me. I highly recommend David's service!
post #7727 of 7775
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Originally Posted by VA_DaveB View Post

I finally had the set on when Obsessed was on A&E. I turned the sound up above 40 with no buzzing with the low bass sounds.

My Panny is now mounted on the wall with a Sanus low profile mount. Watched Obssesed the other night and I did not hear buzz anymore. Maybe the base was loose before.
post #7728 of 7775
You're probably right. I went for the 46" 800U specifically because the built-in sound is so good. It's in the family room where my wife tends to use it, and if there's a separate sound system to deal with she'll be lost. My home theater is down the basement with my old Samsung DLP and if my wife is down there, I have to set it up for her to use and then come down later to shut it off.
post #7729 of 7775
I bought a 50PZ800U in January. First off, I love the picture. It is amazing. I just got a PS3 and Blue Rays are great. However, after only about 3 months, a vertical line was present on the screen. It was VERY noticeable on a white background. Let me say that I rarely watch 4:3 content. Panasonic sent techs and they replaced a number of parts, but did not solve the problem. When I contacted them later, they said it was my Bell tv. Apparently there is an issue with 4:3 programming from Bell. They said it was burn in and not covered by warranty. However, I told them the tv was only 3 months old and I do not watch much 4:3. The line has slowly been fading away as I watch more HD tv, something they said would happen.

The point is that I bought a $3000 tv that had burn in after only 3 months. I thought burn almost elminated with the newer tv's. I did a lot of research before I bought this tv. I love the picture, but I am afraid anytime I watch anything that has boxes on the sides or top and bottom. Anyone else have a similar issue?
post #7730 of 7775
Sorry to hear about your "burn in" problem, though perhaps it might prove to be more of an image retention problem, one you'll just need to be more patient with by watching mostly full screen content and using the anti-IR scrolling bar on the TV for a while. There are some posts in other threads on AVS that discuss using some kind of program on their computer (connected to the TV) that helps alleviate/fix more troublesome IR issues. Check out the master IR/burn-in thread under Plasma Displays. Perhaps you'll find some good info there. Any IR I've seen on my TV (from playing video games, network logos) has always disappeared after a day or so and could only be seen on a black screen (input source powered off) in a completely dark room from a few feet away.

Good luck!
post #7731 of 7775
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post #7732 of 7775
Love my 50" 800u! Wanna pick one up for my sister, what's the 2009 that replaced the 800u? Is it the G10 that I should get for her??
post #7733 of 7775
The G10 is a good choice but the V10 is the top-of-the line 2009 equivalent to the 2008 800U/850U series.
post #7734 of 7775
I read in another post that you can download a disc to burn that will display a pattern on your tv to get rid of IR. I cannot find the the link. Little help please.
post #7735 of 7775
Anyone doesn't use the pedestral and want to sell it cheap, please contact me. Old or broken pedestral is ok. I only need the aluminum poles.
post #7736 of 7775
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Originally Posted by VA_DaveB View Post

You're probably right. I went for the 46" 800U specifically because the built-in sound is so good. It's in the family room where my wife tends to use it, and if there's a separate sound system to deal with she'll be lost. My home theater is down the basement with my old Samsung DLP and if my wife is down there, I have to set it up for her to use and then come down later to shut it off.

Harmony remotes solved the set up problem for my wife. Try one, she will be happy
post #7737 of 7775
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Originally Posted by jay711 View Post

Anyone doesn't use the pedestral and want to sell it cheap, please contact me. Old or broken pedestral is ok. I only need the aluminum poles.

Ebay has it for $49.95 fs or make best offer.
post #7738 of 7775
i have called panasonic a few times to get these replacement parts and they have twice sent me the wrong part.

in mounting my 800 to a wall mount the wall mount bolts go from that bracket through a plastic washer/bushing on the back side of the tv. these bushings are on the back metal panel of the tv. the mounting bolts then screw into the frame of the tv in a bracket that is hidden within the tv itself.

i am looking for the plastic washers/bushing that clip into the back panel of the tv that the mounting bolts pass through. it is not the mounting frame of the tv itself, it is on the exterior of the tv.

does anyone happen to know the parts number for these or what they are called?
post #7739 of 7775
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Originally Posted by drjfjr View Post

Harmony remotes solved the set up problem for my wife. Try one, she will be happy

Nah, it won't help. The sound system is a Panasonic SCPTX7 (with the hard drive, FM Radio, IPod link, etc.) so she can already use the Viera link with the regular Panasonic remote. The problem is she won't remember how to get the SCPTX7 FM radio on again, since it will always default to the TV mode. It's pretty much hopeless with my wife and multiple devices, but the 800U's built-in sound is so good we can just use that.
post #7740 of 7775
I've done some searching for this issue but didn't find anything other than the 48hz flickering problem which I'm well aware of. Anyway, I sometimes notice a bit of color flickering, particularly noticeable on up close shots of a person's face. The color of the skin tones is not always stable and flicker between shades of red to a more greenish tone. This occurs on any source during playback and when paused. I bought the TV over a year ago and ran break in images for many hours so the screen is sufficiently broken in. I've noticed this since a few months after buying the TV but I notice it seldomly so I haven't worried about it. Anyone have any ideas what the cause/fix might be?
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