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post #1471 of 7895
ok i'm about 24 hours into the break-in cycle with my TC-P50S1 and i seem to notice these circles on the screen. about quarter sized. only against the brighter colored cycling images are they noticeable, not against the darker ones. they look like freakin burns. how is this possible when there has only been static images. i've turned the set off like once for an hour to give it a breather.

i tried setting the image retention Pixel Orbiter from the beginning but it was greyed out and set to Automatic. I didnt realize i could set it to periodic 1 minute. could that have made all the difference? i ran the white bar scrubber for a few minutes but not sure if it did anything different
took some pics but cant really make it out.

sorry, kind of freakin out here
post #1472 of 7895
Is there any way to get Best Buy to ship a tv outside of their delivery area? I really want to get a 65S1...
post #1473 of 7895
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Sure any universal mount will work as long as its within specs, 400mm x 300mm (15.8in x 11.9in) and 83.8 lbs (without Stand).

Are these the horizontal and vertical spacing for the mounting holes on the p54s1? Just purchased this tv and wanted to make sure that it will fit the wall mount I was looking at on monoprice (Product ID 3900).

Thanks for the help!
post #1474 of 7895
woops, sorry
post #1475 of 7895
if i download the 20+ pictures for break in and put them on a thumb drive will it automatically play or do i have to keep hitting next all the time???

2. if i do this and keep contrast set low while watching hd channels like espn, abc , and cbs football for the next two weeks or blu ray movies will i be ok for avoiding burn in ????

3. after about two weeks or so should i attempt to go into the service menu or should have best buy come out and calibrate it at that point??

im going from a sony 40" xbr2 to this tv.. and i havnt had to worry about green flashes or burn in so just looking for a good to the point response that will be of help to me on these issues only and sitting 10ft should i go 50 or 54?
post #1476 of 7895
Hey guys...Getting ready to break in 50s1. After a few hours of reading I think I'm getting it. When setting the calibration for break in and calibrating are all of these post with calibration done through the service menu. This is my first plasma and I'm new to this. Sorry if this is a dumb question. I just don't think I belong in the service menu and wondering if this can be done without getting in there. Thanks guys.
post #1477 of 7895
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Originally Posted by bluesun68 View Post

Is there any way to get Best Buy to ship a tv outside of their delivery area? I really want to get a 65S1...

They are delivering mine on a Saturday about 1 hour south of their store where I bought it.
post #1478 of 7895
hey guys, I'm a new owner of the 42s10 (thats the model I found here in dubai) and its getting delivered today, can I get any tips? like recommended settings? and what setting should I use in the first 100 hours so I can avoid image retention? and anything else.
post #1479 of 7895
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Originally Posted by benca1 View Post

if i download the 20+ pictures for break in and put them on a thumb drive will it automatically play or do i have to keep hitting next all the time???

2. if i do this and keep contrast set low while watching hd channels like espn, abc , and cbs football for the next two weeks or blu ray movies will i be ok for avoiding burn in ????

3. after about two weeks or so should i attempt to go into the service menu or should have best buy come out and calibrate it at that point??

im going from a sony 40" xbr2 to this tv.. and i havnt had to worry about green flashes or burn in so just looking for a good to the point response that will be of help to me on these issues only and sitting 10ft should i go 50 or 54?

There's an option in the SD card menu to set the TV to loop through the images indefinitely. I don't remember exactly how to get to that menu. RTFM.

You're not going to burn in images on this set. You'll be fine. Just watch everything without bars for the first couple of weeks.

Only you can assess whether or not a pro calibration is worth the money. If I had a $3000 Kuro I'd definitely do it, but for a Panny that is just over a grand, I wouldn't. It's up to you though.
post #1480 of 7895
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Originally Posted by benca1 View Post

if i download the 20+ pictures for break in and put them on a thumb drive will it automatically play or do i have to keep hitting next all the time???

If you put the images on a SD card you can insert the card in the side of the TV. The "SD card setting" options should come up automatically. There is an option to automatically start a "slideshow" when a card is inserted. Going into "Photo settings" lets you pick the Speed of the image rotation. Make sure in that same area you also set Repeat to "on" to loop the slides.

Once you have that setup the slideshow will play everytime you insert a card. If you leave the card in the slot (like I am doing -- not 24x7 with the break-in since TV is in the bedroom), then just press the dedicated "SD Card" button on the remote after power on. If you didn't setup slideshow to play automatically you can press the "Red" button on the remote to start the slideshow.
post #1481 of 7895
I just discovered that each HDMI input has it's own picture settings. So I had been using the default picture setting on my new BD60 Blu-Ray player.

One question that I do have is I had made changes to my service menu using Sadmakers offsets for HD & SD/custom while vewing thru HDMI 1- DTV DVR.
Do I need to go back to the sm and change the offsets while viewing my BRP thru HDMI 2? Or do the offsets go with all inputs?
Tic
post #1482 of 7895
Anybody, who has this TV, can you please comment on the reflectiveness of the Bezel? I know, the TV boasts of AR Screen Filter for minimal glare, but I'm not sure if that applies to the bezel panel as well. My Samsong LCD is like a mirror and so is its Bezel. It's so annoying to see the bright lamps reflected in the Bezel when I'm watching the TV. I've tried all sorts of configurations, but given the room size, there is always one spot or the other on the Bezel that captures the all the light to throw it back at me
post #1483 of 7895
hey, I just got a 50" S1
did a search, couldn't find this info
what dvd do you guys use to break in? also what sd images? what do you put your settings on during break in?
post #1484 of 7895
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Originally Posted by rts View Post

Anybody, who has this TV, can you please comment on the reflectiveness of the Bezel? I know, the TV boasts of AR Screen Filter for minimal glare, but I'm not sure if that applies to the bezel panel as well. My Samsong LCD is like a mirror and so is its Bezel. It's so annoying to see the bright lamps reflected in the Bezel when I'm watching the TV. I've tried all sorts of configurations, but given the room size, there is always one spot or the other on the Bezel that captures the all the light to throw it back at me

The bezel is very reflective. You will see reflections in it, no doubt about that. The screen is less reflective, but you can still see reflections in darker scenes. If reflections bother you I would look at elsewhere, but it seems like everyone uses piano black bezels nowadays.
post #1485 of 7895
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Originally Posted by reggiehammond View Post

hey, I just got a 50" S1
did a search, couldn't find this info
what dvd do you guys use to break in? also what sd images? what do you put your settings on during break in?

First post in this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post16013999
post #1486 of 7895
can anyone tell me the dimensions of the box the 65 comes in. I need to transport it home Sunday in back of my pickup. I was planning to load it in back of my pickup between two benches to keep it upright for the ride home. Got a deal from BB but, have to take it home myself.
post #1487 of 7895
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Originally Posted by lokimydog View Post

can anyone tell me the dimensions of the box the 65 comes in. I need to transport it home Sunday in back of my pickup. I was planning to load it in back of my pickup between two benches to keep it upright for the ride home. Got a deal from BB but, have to take it home myself.

From Panasonic's website: 47.5" x 68.3" x 16.0"

http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...702#tabsection
post #1488 of 7895
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Originally Posted by MondoRock View Post

From Panasonic's website: 47.5" x 68.3" x 16.0"

http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...702#tabsection

thanks, never new they would post carton size.
post #1489 of 7895
I'm about to pull the trigger on a 58S1.. get it through work beyond cheap..

Question is, would this be an upgrade to my current bedroom TV, the TH-42PZ85U? The PQ is beyond amazing and I'm hoping the 58S1 will be comparable in PQ, technical specs, etc.

Comparing specs, is this an upgrade?
post #1490 of 7895
where are you guys finding 42" g10 at 879 and s1 at 800? those are amazing prices.. do let me know
post #1491 of 7895
welp, i just bit and bought the 65" from amazon - their price went down to the same as best buys price on the 58" v10, but amazon has free shipping and no tax for me... and I figured the extra size was better than internet capabilities (i have a tivo, ps3, and xbox360 already), and a slightly better pic... shipping says 1-2 months, but im overseas, and getting home around haloween, so that will be good.
plus got a free bluray player as well..

now i just got to wait on a 40% off coupon code from squaretrade.
post #1492 of 7895
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Originally Posted by DevilsFan7911 View Post

The bezel is very reflective. You will see reflections in it, no doubt about that. The screen is less reflective, but you can still see reflections in darker scenes. If reflections bother you I would look at elsewhere, but it seems like everyone uses piano black bezels nowadays.

I believe the Panasonic pro series uses a very thin gray/black bezel but they are a LOT more expensive for the same screen size.
post #1493 of 7895
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Originally Posted by p00hchu View Post

where are you guys finding 42" g10 at 879 and s1 at 800? those are amazing prices.. do let me know

pricewatch.com and google are your friends.
post #1494 of 7895
Just passing this on. Apologize if it is redundant but Panasonic calls them "mandatory" firmware updates for some of the 42S10s.

http://www.techtraining.panasonic.co...ent/Plasma.ASP

Larry
post #1495 of 7895
Larry, that link doesn't work for me.
post #1496 of 7895
post #1497 of 7895
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Originally Posted by LarryInRI View Post

Sorry,

http://www.techtraining.panasonic.com/firmware/

Click on plasma.

"Mandatory Scan improvements for models made before serial # XX9153####"

Thanks for the heads up, Larry. Guess I'll give this a try tonight or tomorrow as my 42" # is 9126 (May 2009 build that was a replacement for my original March build).
post #1498 of 7895
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Originally Posted by p00hchu View Post

where are you guys finding 42" g10 at 879 and s1 at 800? those are amazing prices.. do let me know

Amazon has the 42S1 on sale today for $785. You could also add the BD60 player (which currently costs $250 on Amazon) and get $200 off the total price when purchased together. That would get you the BD60 for $50.
post #1499 of 7895
[quote=LarryInRI;17123675]Just passing this on. Apologize if it is redundant but Panasonic calls them "mandatory" firmware updates for some of the 42S10s.

http://www.techtraining.panasonic.co...ent/Plasma.ASP

Larry[/QUOTE


Have you S1 owners done the firmware update?
Seems like a complicated process regarding the SD cards.

Len
post #1500 of 7895
as far as the upgrade site is concerned, is that a legitimate panasonic site? I don't know what or who else would go through the trouble of creating such a site for something like that, but i would rather be safe than sorry.
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