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post #331 of 4158
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Originally Posted by RalphoR View Post
Can Panasonic plasmas be wall mounted with a universal mount or do they require proprietary mounts? I'm looking at getting a GT30 55" or a VT30 55" and would like to use the same mount I have now which is holding up a Sony 52" XBR3 (it's a Sanus uni mount from four years back).
Should just be able to take the mount off the old TV mount it to the Panny and thats that!
post #332 of 4158
Review of the GT30 is now up on cnet. Seems pretty good overall except for the same issues being discussed about on here (gamma, rising blacks).

Still on the fence about going with this or the VT30. The waiting game continues.
post #333 of 4158
During Davids review, some of the images had bands at the top.
post #334 of 4158
Now I actually don't think I want the GT30... CNet's review is weird because they gave it 4 stars ("Excellent") but at the end of the review, the majority of picture settings got "Average" or "Poor" marks (Gamma, etc.)

WTF? This TV seems like a mixed bag
post #335 of 4158
the link of the CNET review of the 50GT30
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...-34468656.html
post #336 of 4158
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

During Davids review, some of the images had bands at the top.

Kind of strange looking, wasn't it?
post #337 of 4158
I think the whole image flashing was a result of whatever was used to record. The portion with the problem seem to be the tiny area that comes up when he zooms the site. Due to the poor video quality it's really hard to see what's going on there.

Tazz, I wouldn't worry if I were you. I think some people see it more than others and you may one of those who don't. Wait until you get your set.
post #338 of 4158
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Kind of strange looking, wasn't it?

I know that some people were delighted with the written review but I thought the video review wasn't so hot. I've watched a lot of Cnet video reviews and this one was sad, IMO.
post #339 of 4158
Have been watching for the contrast shifts since getting my GT30 last Friday and have not noticed it when viewing a variety of cable and dvd sources. I have however seen it when calibrating the panel with test patterns. When bringing up the 10% level pattern there is a noticeable brightening after 1-2 seconds and then it is stable. No other levels show this behavior. Overall I'm very happy with it (huge jump in PQ vs. my old 600U) and it calibrates very well in the custom mode. Will post some results later.
post #340 of 4158
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Originally Posted by zoyd View Post

Have been watching for the contrast shifts since getting my GT30 last Friday and have not noticed it when viewing a variety of cable and dvd sources. I have however seen it when calibrating the panel with test patterns. When bringing up the 10% level pattern there is a noticeable brightening after 1-2 seconds and then it is stable. No other levels show this behavior. Overall I'm very happy with it (huge jump in PQ vs. my old 600U) and it calibrates very well in the custom mode. Will post some results later.

Yes, please keep us posted. I should be taking delivery of my 50" GT30 today. Care to share your custom settings?
post #341 of 4158
Thread Starter 
I was just poking around BB's website and they're now showing the GT30 series and have them tagged as "coming soon". All four sizes are shown at MSRP.
post #342 of 4158
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Originally Posted by kinetic758 View Post

Yes, please keep us posted. I should be taking delivery of my 50" GT30 today. Care to share your custom settings?

sure thing, will post all settings and results after I get back home this evening.
post #343 of 4158
The cnet review looks great. I'm sure panasonic will cone out with a firmware update to fix this gamma, but how about this tv's ability to properly handle 1080p/24?! Nice!
post #344 of 4158
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

I was just poking around BB's website and they're now showing the GT30 series and have them tagged as "coming soon". All four sizes are shown at MSRP.

They have the 65 vt there also marked as coming soon.
post #345 of 4158
I still can't believe the 1080p/24 ability. How can it do that without a 96hz setting?
post #346 of 4158
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I still can't believe the 1080p/24 ability. How can it do that without a 96hz setting?

Really, really good processing that essentially eliminates the 3:2 pulldown judder would be my guess.
post #347 of 4158
Thats just nuts. I love it
post #348 of 4158
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Originally Posted by zoyd View Post

Have been watching for the contrast shifts since getting my GT30 last Friday and have not noticed it when viewing a variety of cable and dvd sources. I have however seen it when calibrating the panel with test patterns. When bringing up the 10% level pattern there is a noticeable brightening after 1-2 seconds and then it is stable. No other levels show this behavior. Overall I'm very happy with it (huge jump in PQ vs. my old 600U) and it calibrates very well in the custom mode. Will post some results later.

The first GT30 would do the brightness shifts on 10, 20 and 30% stimuli patterns. I won't know what the replacement will do until it has finished the panel prep procedure.

Yours doing it on 10% only indicates you have one that does not fluctuate as much (the ST30 I have acts just like yours).
post #349 of 4158
Current calibration results for my GT30 here.

edit: added chc file here. (HCFR measurements file)
post #350 of 4158
Zoyd,

Your first calibration attempt looks very promising. Would you zip up the chc file and post it? As you know, I'm sitting on the fence about buying this model.

Keep us updated on the fluctuation situation. Unfortunately, I'm one of those that is very sensitive to this type of unnatural behavior.


Thanks,
Larry
post #351 of 4158
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Originally Posted by zoyd View Post

Current calibration results for my GT30 here.

edit: added chc file here.

Zoyd: Awesome. Thanks for this. I'll try these settings when I get home.
post #352 of 4158
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Originally Posted by kinetic758 View Post

Zoyd: Awesome. Thanks for this. I'll try these settings when I get home.

I don't have my TV yet but how would I get the settings into the TV?
post #353 of 4158
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Originally Posted by D-Nice View Post

The first GT30 would do the brightness shifts on 10, 20 and 30% stimuli patterns. I won't know what the replacement will do until it has finished the panel prep procedure.

Yours doing it on 10% only indicates you have one that does not fluctuate as much (the ST30 I have acts just like yours).

yes, so far it's minimal to non-existent on mine during the kind of stuff I watch. Also, the AVSHD disk 10% pattern didn't show the effect whereas the GetGray disk does, I assume due to the differing window sizes. The only other place I've noticed it was the pandora screen saver, it's a rotating window that changes size and you can see the dark border shift intensity while the box changes size.

@exander: all the settings are available from the user menu custom->pro settings
post #354 of 4158
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@exander: all the settings are available from the user menu custom->pro settings

Thanks. I thought the chc was something to download.
post #355 of 4158
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Thanks. I thought the chc was something to download.

What is the chc file for? I am bamboozled!! Really want to try the settings u have .
post #356 of 4158
Loving my new gt30 btw. Had a samsung 7000 led from 2010 but it had far too many problems so I took it back. Picture I get with the gt30 puts the samsung to shame!! My only problem with the panny is it doesn't include glasses, I really want to check out the 3d.

Anyway of getting free glasses from panasonic or does anyone know where to get cheap ones?
post #357 of 4158
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Originally Posted by technobaz View Post

What is the chc file for? I am bamboozled!! Really want to try the settings u have .

The chc file is for those who have the HCFR software so they can see what the measurements look like. The settings that generated those measurements are in the first link (pdf file).
post #358 of 4158
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Originally Posted by zoyd View Post


The chc file is for those who have the HCFR software so they can see what the measurements look like. The settings that generated those measurements are in the first link (pdf file).

Found the settings but I don't have a lot of the options the settings have. Black emphasis etc.

I have uk 50 inch gt30 would that make a difference?
post #359 of 4158
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Originally Posted by XciteMe83 View Post

Panasonic will NOT be honoring those prices for the 55GT30... It was clearly a glitch or something, because the next day they took the site down for maintenance and now the prices are back to normal.

Maybe not for most people...but mine shipped and it arrived yesterday. I wasn't in the market for a 50" plasma, but at that price I couldn't resist. Now I just have to figure out what to do with it. Guess it will make a great bedroom set! lol

Anyway, where are you guys getting your 3D glasses?
post #360 of 4158
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Maybe not for most people...but mine shipped and it arrived yesterday. I wasn't in the market for a 50" plasma, but at that price I couldn't resist. Now I just have to figure out what to do with it. Guess it will make a great bedroom set! lol

Anyway, where are you guys getting your 3D glasses?

How much u get it for?
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