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post #4771 of 5012
Mine came with a bundle of 3D glasses that I got free with my TV (vt25). And I got an extra copy with blu-ray player the rep was talking about, it was a mail-in offer. I don't know what the current offer is on Panasonic sets. Dunno why they'd suddenly stop offering what's supposed to be a huge selling point.
post #4772 of 5012
Quote:
Originally Posted by KindredWarr25 View Post

Mine came with a bundle of 3D glasses that I got free with my TV (vt25). And I got an extra copy with blu-ray player the rep was talking about, it was a mail-in offer. I don't know what the current offer is on Panasonic sets. Dunno why they'd suddenly stop offering what's supposed to be a huge selling point.

Panasonic is supposed to have exclusive rights to the 3D Blu-ray until 2012 or 2014. Idk why they wouldn't still be offering it. They are still paying for exclusive rights to this version of the film.
post #4773 of 5012
First, thanks to D-Nice for the settings and LarryinRI for the help so farand forgive me for the length of this post and the number of questions (just trying to be clear to get it right)
I went through the whole process and changed my SM settings to the original D-Nice settings on the first page. However, I ran into the problem of my R-DRV already being set to FF so I couldn't bump them up the +5. So, I returned here and searched and found the new settings to use for those of us that have the R-DRV values already maxed out

My values: before > after
R-DRV: FF > ? FF
G-DRV: F6 > EB
B-DRV: 85 > 7A
R-CUT: 80 > 7E
G-CUT: 80 > 80
B-CUT: 80 > 84

So, now I assume I have to go back and reset my values to the original values from above and then re-apply the D-Nice modified settings (below) for the R-DRV being maxed out???

1. Correct?

D-Nice modified offsets for displays with maxed out R-DRV values:
R-DRV: 0
G-DRV: -24
B-DRV: -3
R-CUT: +2
G-CUT: 0
B-CUT: -1

However, in reading through all of the posts about the maxed out R-DRV values, etc. I think I may have figured out a potential problem that I created (hopefully not a huge problem).

When I first applied the offsets in HD, after I was done, I realized that I was in Cinema (know it doesn't matter), in WARM (like I was supposed to be) but I was in in Method 03 instead of Method 00. I then switched to Method 00 and re-did everything in Method 00 but I did not reset anything before doing so. So, in the end, by first making the adjustments in Warm/Method 03.did I screw up stuff I need to fix? Or can fix? I am not even sure what Method refers to

2. When I reset to my original settings should I do so in Method 03 or Method 00? Or both? Or doesn't matter?

Apologies and thanks in advance.
post #4774 of 5012
I did not use D-Nice method of breaking/aging process. My Plasma has over 200 hrs already. I installed firmware 3.5. Can I still use D-Nice settings. I do understand I may not get the same result since I did not use aging process.
post #4775 of 5012
Quote:
Originally Posted by cosmos5861 View Post

I did not use D-Nice method of breaking/aging process. My Plasma has over 200 hrs already. I installed firmware 3.5. Can I still use D-Nice settings. I do understand I may not get the same result since I did not use aging process.

cosmos,

PM sent.
post #4776 of 5012
54" G20 owner, and i also i didn't use D-Nice's break-in settings either, but only for the first 3 hours of use of the TV.

from then on, I've had the TV on for 60hrs straight running the slideshow images.

every now and then I'll stop the show and pop in a movie (2:35 ratio) to watch for like 10-15 mins, and the TV already shows IR of the black bars.

and even when i'm in the photo gallery for maybe 1-2 minutes, with the 18 images of the slideshow on screen, when i go into slideshow viewing from there, i can see IR of the 18 framed images from the photo gallery already.

all the IR goes away in like maybe 30-60 seconds, but i'm just wondering if this is normal. the IR isn't terribly noticeable, and i only see it b/c i'm looking out for it.

this is my first plasma, and while i like the image so far, i can't say i'm not a little disappointed in the "finicky-ness" of plasma, as well the black levels aren't as dark as i hoped/imagined them to be (using CNET THX picture settings).

hoping the PQ looks better as the tv gets more hours on it. then again, after too many hours, the black levels worsen, so hopefully i get to enjoy the prime of this TV sooner than later!
post #4777 of 5012
I was following the procedures as listed in the front page, to break in my G25. And suddenly I saw the Viera logo pop on my top screen.

My question is, is there a sleep mode/screen saver I should be aware of? If so how do I go about in shutting it off?

My other question would be, if I can run this TV on for 4/5 days strait?

Thanks in advance - Id
post #4778 of 5012
the_r , 54" G20 owner, and i also i didn't use D-Nice's break-in settings either, but only for the first 3 hours of use of the TV.

hoping the PQ looks better as the tv gets more hours on it. then again, after too many hours, the black levels worsen, so hopefully i get to enjoy the prime of this TV sooner than later!

I see my GF's 42S2 once a week, and have seen the PQ get better and better, since the first of the year, when I bought it for her.

Tom
post #4779 of 5012
-Id-
Look in your G25 manual. My GF's S2 manual is probably similar. In her's, I go to VIERA TOOLS, then Photo Settings, set Repeat Playback, from the remote.
Yes, many people have run the slides straight through 4 or 5 days with no problems. Just make sure you monitor the procedure for a couple hours, to make certain that the slides don't stop , and in fact continue to repeat.

Tom
post #4780 of 5012
Totally on the fence about my G20. While I love the picture when it works, the floating blacks are completely irritating. If I wasn't so OCD (who in this forum isn't?), then I probably wouldn't care, but anytime I play a 2:35 aspect film, the flashing black bars are simply too distracting. I've watched a few scenes of the Dark Knight, and it happens quite often. I wonder what Sunshine would be like? Fullscreen films however, I can barely notice at all. Maybe once I noticed while watching Monsters Inc.

I do have to say gaming on a plasma (my first time ever) was quite nice. I'm a pretty heavy gamer, with a lot of days spent online with all the COD games, and the responsiveness of this plasma is easily noticeable. I'd be happy to game on a plasma again, but given my often 2-3 hour sessions, I do fear the IR that may result.

Sadly I can't return the TV, and only get an exchange. I don't think I want the Samsung Plasma D6500, unless the blacks are somewhat close. The Sharp LE820UN however I've saw on the flatpanelshd review matched the G20, so right now I'm leaning towards that.

Sad about my G20. Sad that I also have to package the damn thing up for the return.
post #4781 of 5012
Hi Guys, quick question, im using firmware 3.5 with James Cameron 3D recommended settings, however when i see 3D Movies (ie Tron, Avatar, etc) on black scenes i see (in lack for a better word) dots, kind of blue dots, but only on dark scenes.

Any recommendations? or is this common on the VT25?

Attached is an example.
LL
post #4782 of 5012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Musick7 View Post

Hey gryd

I had my Panasonic G20 Professionally Calibrated. I know it's not the S2 but if you'd like I can pull those Settings from the Service Menu along with the Tv Menu settings and post them here...
Maybe these settings from my G20 will look closer to the IS Standard on the S2

Or maybe someone else has a G20 and hadn't had there TV calibrated professionally and would like to use these settings on there's... PM me or reply to this post and I'll see what I can do

YOU CAN SEND ME YOUR original cuts / drvs CALIBRATED IN THE SERVICE MENU ...... I HAVE THE MODEL "50G25" ...... THANK YOU ..
post #4783 of 5012
went into the SM and calibrated last night. my default values were quite a bit off from one of the other posters in here, by like 2-4 intervals.

Original Values:
R-CUT: 7C
G-CUT: 80
B-CUT: 7F
R-DRV: FF
G-DRV: FB
B-DRV: 7B

can't tell a difference between calibrated and non-calibrated picture.

finally watched Ch. 37 of TDK, and it was probably the worst scene for the FBs, but at the same time, i think it's borderline tolerable. i also watch with a small light on the back of the TV for some bias-lighting, and not sure if that helps with the FBs.

popped in Ratatouille too, and wow.. it looks phenomenal!! what an amazing PQ from this plasma when it works.

my only question now is with the black levels in general. while i've realized now that you can't expect the black bars to fade into the darkness of the bezel... i find them (like on Ch 37 of TDK) to be rather gray'ish, but that might be b/c of the FBs. the black levels of the actual image however, seems quite inky though, like on Batman's suit/cape.

i am surprised at how bright this unit can get. not sure if all plasmas are like this. it certainly felt as bright if not brighter in D-Nice's custom mode, than any of my LCDs.

if it not for the FBs... this set to me would be a 10/10.
post #4784 of 5012
I own a P50G25, and I am finished with the 100 hour break in. Currently attempting modify to match D-Nice calibration. Problem is I am a total noob, and I cant seem to accesses Menu Offsets.

Guys please help! How do I modify these offsets to complete the calibration.
post #4785 of 5012
I just purchased a 50VT20 at BB for a great price. I really like this set. I have notice a slight green tint to the picture. I have tried some of the settings posted here and on other web sites but can't seem to get rid of it. Does anyone have a picture setting/white balance that works for you without having to go into the Service Menu? Thank you
post #4786 of 5012
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Id- View Post

I own a P50G25, and I am finished with the 100 hour break in. Currently attempting modify to match D-Nice calibration. Problem is I am a total noob, and I cant seem to accesses Menu Offsets.

Guys please help! How do I modify these offsets to complete the calibration.

There are guides available on this thread... just do a search... or click on the link in my sig.

I would caution you...if you are not comfortable doing this... DON'T!!! There are more than a few threads on here from n00bs asking for help to un-screw-up their TV...and there is even less help for that.
post #4787 of 5012
Unfotunately, the only way to really get rid of the "green push" is to enter the Service Menu and adjust the settings there. But, if you are able to research, study, and move SLOWLY, and record all your settings before altering them...there is great reward with a fantastic picture.



Quote:
Originally Posted by JJ93rx7 View Post

I just purchased a 50VT20 at BB for a great price. I really like this set. I have notice a slight green tint to the picture. I have tried some of the settings posted here and on other web sites but can't seem to get rid of it. Does anyone have a picture setting/white balance that works for you without having to go into the Service Menu? Thank you
post #4788 of 5012
Quote:
Originally Posted by -id- View Post

i own a p50g25, and i am finished with the 100 hour break in. Currently attempting modify to match d-nice calibration. Problem is i am a total noob, and i cant seem to accesses menu offsets.

Guys please help! How do i modify these offsets to complete the calibration.

-Id-, please read the first 20 pages of this thread. Then go to page 142, LarryInRI's post #4258. You will see "mistah_g", and "thedoc46" links, download and copy them, and read them several times. Then go into the SM (do not touch the "+" or "-" Volume buttons on the remote while in the SM at this time, doing so WILL change any highlighted setting) and look around, copy the TV's original setting, or better yet take pictures with your camera of the 3 DRV, and 3 CUT settings. As long as you record the original settings, its possible to return them to the originals, but be aware there is no reset button, each value will have to be manually adjusted back. It's a little scary, but if you read the above stuff, and take your time it's really not that bad. Good luck.

Tom
post #4789 of 5012
I am not afraid, or daunted by the processes of calibrating the offsets in the service menu. Call me arrogant, but it seems fairly strait forward. What ticking me off, is the inability to into the service menu.

I am following the directions posted here on the forum, and the instructions found on youtube.

The simple act of holding down volume, and pressing info 3 times (holding - volume) is not working.

My tv refuses to enter the service menu.
post #4790 of 5012
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Id- View Post

I am not afraid, or daunted by the processes of calibrating the offsets in the service menu. Call me arrogant, but it seems fairly strait forward. What ticking me off, is the inability to into the service menu.

I am following the directions posted here on the forum, and the instructions found on youtube.

The simple act of holding down volume, and pressing info 3 times (holding - volume) is not working.

My tv refuses to enter the service menu.

You have to use -volume on the tv and the info on the remote.
post #4791 of 5012
-Id- said "I am not afraid, or daunted by the processes of calibrating the offsets in the service menu. Call me arrogant, but it seems fairly strait forward. What ticking me off, is the inability to into the service menu."

"I am following the directions posted here on the forum, and the instructions found on youtube."

"The simple act of holding down volume, and pressing info 3 times (holding - volume) is not working."

"My tv refuses to enter the service menu."



This is in the Calibration Guide we have been referring to:

Step 2: Check number of hours
This step is optional. It will allow you to check how many hours your TV has been running so that you can assess whether you've accumulated 120 hours of break-in (assuming you haven't run anything else).
1. In order to check the number of hours, you need to enter the service menu (SM). To do this, hold the Vol- button on the TV itself. While holding this, press INFO on the remote three times. Continue holding Vol-. The blue service menu should appear.
2. Press 2 on the TV remote.
3. Press OK on the TV remote.
4. Press the down arrow (▼) on the TV remote until you highlight PTCT
5. Press the right arrow (►) on the TV remote.
6. Hold MUTE on the TV remote for three seconds. The number of hours and minutes will appear. See image below (125 hours and 36 minutes).
7. To exit, hold the power button on the TV until the set turns off.

Did you get in successfully?

Tom
post #4792 of 5012
I've got a new 50" VT20 which I absolutely ADORE, but I've got a question.
I'm not sure which is which when it comes to different ratios or whatever it's called during commercials, but here's what happens. In HD during certain commercials, (the ones with a black border all around), I'll get a little broken white strip across the very top of the screen. While it's a little annoying, it's no big deal to me UNLESS it means there's something wrong. Does anyone else get this? Is it a sign of something wrong? As I said, if that's just the way things are, and it doesn't indicate a problem, I'm fine with it. But I'm worried something isn't right. Anyone? Thanks in advance!
post #4793 of 5012
Quote:
Originally Posted by garput
I've got a new 50" VT20 which I absolutely ADORE, but I've got a question.
I'm not sure which is which when it comes to different ratios or whatever it's called during commercials, but here's what happens. In HD during certain commercials, (the ones with a black border all around), I'll get a little broken white strip across the very top of the screen. While it's a little annoying, it's no big deal to me UNLESS it means there's something wrong. Does anyone else get this? Is it a sign of something wrong? As I said, if that's just the way things are, and it doesn't indicate a problem, I'm fine with it. But I'm worried something isn't right. Anyone? Thanks in advance!
Totally normal,
This occurs with both my Panasonic and Pio Elite Plasma's. Like you said, it's the changing aspect ratios and HD channels using older 4:3 commercials etc. I'll admit it had me questioning it at first sight as well :-)

Cheers
post #4794 of 5012
Whew! Thank you very much! I thought that was probably the case, but you know how it is when you don't know for sure. Now I can go back to enjoying my TV!

Thanks again!
post #4795 of 5012
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Id- View Post
I am not afraid, or daunted by the processes of calibrating the offsets in the service menu. Call me arrogant, but it seems fairly strait forward. What ticking me off, is the inability to into the service menu.

I am following the directions posted here on the forum, and the instructions found on youtube.

The simple act of holding down volume, and pressing info 3 times (holding - volume) is not working.

My tv refuses to enter the service menu.
I must be really out of it today, because when I saw the image for that Youtube video, I thought it was a video clip of a news station giving out service menu adjustments on live TV!
post #4796 of 5012
Well its either a junior moment or a senior moment.
post #4797 of 5012
I went into HHGregg today and found a 54" VT25 for $1,399. The only one they have is the display model, but my buddy works there and thinks he can get them to come down to at least $1,200 for me, if not less.

I realize this is probably a good/great deal (right?), but I'm a little behind the times on plasmas and this is a spur of the moment kind of thing. Is there a nice resource that lists all of the issues that people have with this television?

I've read some things about the floating blacks, but I'm curious about how bad the problem really is. I currently have a 50" Kuro 500M, so I'm kind of afraid the black levels are going to bug me to death. Any advice?
post #4798 of 5012
Where is the best thread to find out how to break in a GT30? Can't I just leave CNN HD or some channel like that on when I'm not watching tv?
post #4799 of 5012
JLennerth, did you try looking through "Official Panasonic GT30 Series Discussion Thread", at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1325398 ?

Tom
post #4800 of 5012
Just as an update, I talked to my buddy this morning and he can get me the 54VT25 for $1,230. Should I jump on it?
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