Originally Posted by NashvilleMark
So, is there any way in the calibration settings to move the picture up a fraction of an inch, or to change the overscan to get rid of the sparkles? I don't like the idea of losing 5% of my picture when I only need to get rid of maybe 1%. Thanks.
As far as i know there is no way to change or increase the overscan on a Panasonic Plasma TV, even in the Service Menu.
The lines and "sparklies" are originating from your cable broadcasts. Stations assume that we all still have tube TVs which have a few percent of overscan so we don't miss all their precious ticker info and other crap. That's why if you look at any of ESPN's HD channels (and some other HD channels), you will see an inch of space at the bottom of your display that is just empty so people who have sprung for the new HD display get to have empty space on them because of the people who still have regular displays who "need" to see all that ticker info. And yes, the only way to hide it is to use the TV's HD Size 1 setting (induces 5% overscan), though changing that setting won't work for HD channels. You have to change the format to zoom or some other setting. Ugh!