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post #6331 of 6436
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Originally Posted by Tom Riddle View Post

My cable is set to HDMI2 and Blu-ray set to HDMI1. When I change settings on Hdmi2 for THX mode and then change to Hdmi1 the settings I changed for 2 are now the same on 1. Thx and Game mode both operate this way, while all others are independent across the sources. So I can set different settings for custom across all sources, but thx is the same across the board. If anyone knows a workaround, it would be greatly appreciated.
Strange. To be honest, I used THX for many months on my VT30, but eventually changed to D-Nice's Custom VT30 settings since IMO they looked better than THX. I guess that's the best workaround.
post #6332 of 6436
That is the way the THX and GAME MODES work. There is no workaround. Make a change in the THX mode and it will show in all inputs that you use the THX mode.
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I'd like to thank Lee Gallagher for AAV (Advanced Audio Visual) out of Tempe, AZ. He calibrated the following displays for me a week ago. Just finally getting around to uploading my reports
  1. Panasonic 55" VT30 (including 3D)
  2. Asus VW266H (26") LCD computer monitor

Lee is very professional and very informative in terms of explaining what he is doing. Most of the basics I understand and he tries to get it across to you in laymen's terms. But if you're more advanced he can get more detailed as well. The basics were enough for me. He takes his time and did everything great. The biggest things he noticed where both displays out of the box were BEYOND bright! smile.gif So the main thing I wanted was a "softer" (some might even say duller) look and when I watch TV at night (ESPN Sportscenter as an example), I now don't feel like I need SUNGLASSES to watch my Panny! smile.gif Same from my PC monitor when playing video games. The screen is much softer and I can now switch between ISF Day & Night modes (or switch to THX mode which I did have on the TV all the time). And to top it off, he also calibrated my audio system as well!

Thanks Lee! For anyone looking to get calibrated in the state of Arizona, I recommend Lee Gallagher.

Here are the attached reports.
Calibration Report (ISF-Night) wo Address.pdf 613k .pdf file Calibration Report (THX) wo Address.pdf 613k .pdf file Panasonic TC-P55VT30 user settings.pdf 35k .pdf file
post #6334 of 6436
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Originally Posted by jaramill View Post

I'd like to thank Lee Gallagher for AAV (Advanced Audio Visual) out of Tempe, AZ. He calibrated the following displays for me a week ago.
Thanks for your calibration report. I've included a link to it in the flat panel (post #2) lists that are linked in the signature area at the bottom of my post.
post #6335 of 6436
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Thanks for your calibration report. I've included a link to it in the flat panel (post #2) lists that are linked in the signature area at the bottom of my post.
You're welcome htwaits. Now my system is complete! Just in time for FOOTBALL season! smile.gif
post #6336 of 6436
Bought my 55vt30 in december of last year and I'm noticing a buzz that's louder than normal. Would something like this be covered under warranty? I can hear it over my speakers.

Thanks
post #6337 of 6436
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Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post

Bought my 55vt30 in december of last year and I'm noticing a buzz that's louder than normal. Would something like this be covered under warranty? I can hear it over my speakers.
Thanks

I would say it would be, give them a call and see it might be the fan failing.
post #6338 of 6436
I just wanted to state I am extremely happy withnot 65 vt30. I purchased in dec 2011. I am using my tv for gaming with games like dark souls, mass effect 3, gears of war 3, and cod black ops with no image retention problems whatsoever. I do vary the content, and don't game for more than a couple hours at a time on any one game. I prepped panel with slides, used d-nice settings, and babied the tv for the first 6 months or so when it comes to logos, game huds, etc.

I would not hesitate to reccomend Panasonic plasmas, even for gamers.
post #6339 of 6436
Agreed. Once calibrated, it is gorgeous. There might be better TV's to come out since, but I love my set and never think about it. At some point, before all warranties run out, I might call in that chit and get a new processor that fixes the occasional lighting change, but that will require re-calibration, and I almost never notice the effect. Love my VT30.
post #6340 of 6436
Hi all,

I've had my VT30 for almost a year and have been quite happy with it....however, in the last couple of months, I noticed that the video input skips for a second and I lose sound and there's a little video interference. Not sure how to describe it. Originally I thought it was the cable reception but it happens on all inputs. I streamed movies from my PS3 and noticed the issue as well. It doesn't happen often but I've been noticing it. Not sure if I described this problem properly and it's hard to tell when it's going to happen.

Anyone else see anything similar? I feel like if I call Panasonic, they won't see the problem since it's so random.

Thanks,
Croyd
post #6341 of 6436
Definitely not normal if it is across all inputs. I would consult Panasonic.
post #6342 of 6436
Does anyone know if there is a benefit of 48hz over 60hz for 3D on the VT30? Specifically with regards to flicker and ghosting/crosstalk.
post #6343 of 6436
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Originally Posted by croyd View Post

Hi all,
I've had my VT30 for almost a year and have been quite happy with it....however, in the last couple of months, I noticed that the video input skips for a second and I lose sound and there's a little video interference. Not sure how to describe it. Originally I thought it was the cable reception but it happens on all inputs. I streamed movies from my PS3 and noticed the issue as well. It doesn't happen often but I've been noticing it. Not sure if I described this problem properly and it's hard to tell when it's going to happen.
Anyone else see anything similar? I feel like if I call Panasonic, they won't see the problem since it's so random.
Thanks,
Croyd
I think I'm having the same problem. I got mine in June of 2011 and just started seeing this "sync" problem on my HDMI input a couple of days ago. I can see the picture but the picture jitters and there's snow covered on different parts of the screen with no audio. The problem comes and goes away, but returns every so often. The screen looks fine when I hit the Vieracast button on my remote except for the incoming HDMI picture in the middle of the Vieracast menu. The icons in the Vieracast menu look fine. I thought it was also my cable reception, but I also tried looking at the signal coming in through my BD player. I have the BD player and cable box coming in through the same HDMI input (1) via my AVR. My AVR's off when I am seeing the problem through my cable box, but I also see the problem when my BD player and AVR is on. I'm hoping that my HDMI cable is just bad, but that's hidden already inside the wall. The installer guaranteed to replace the HDMI cable if it turns out to be bad. I'm guessing it's either the HDMI cable (hoping) or worse a board in my 65VT30 and I don't think Panasonic's service reps cover removing the TV off the wall.
I had my tv calibrated by one of the guys on the forum and if it turns out to be a board in my tv, I'm hoping it's not the one that has all the calibration settings stored on it.
Anyone out there knows what this problem could be?
Thanks.
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i've had my vt30 since release from last year but never gamed on it. strictly tv and movie watching. after my roommate moved out this month i decided to move my 360 to this tv. i run the hdmi cable to my denon 2112ci avr, then to my vt30. i also changed my settings to dnices months ago. i dont know if its because im used to gaming on my pc with my newer graphics card but the color/image for the 360 just looks disappointing to me. It doesnt look 1080p nor fresh. i got madden 13 last week and everything looks flat. Am i missing something? should i tweak some settings either through xbox, or the tv?
post #6345 of 6436
I use DNice's settings for movies, but the Game preset for games. Looks great and definitely HD. Change on your 360 settings to make sure it is outputting 1080p and change your rgb range to expanded. On your tv go to your hdmi settings and change to nonstandard for the hdmi port your 360 is on - this give you access to computer rgb levels. Then just play with the game preset until it is to your liking. Looks great on games.
post #6346 of 6436
Games look sensational on my vt30 65" ..have an hdmi connected to a Denon
2311 receiver...pic quality is sharp,clear and crisp...ditto for sound..
post #6347 of 6436
thanks guys. went in to xbox and saw i already had it at expanded, changed tv to nonstandard and game preset. im thinking its just madden. the intro and menu screen look great. replays in the game look good, its more in the action looks sub par to me. the players names and other objects have a fuzzy like appearance. i dont have any other games to compare it to at the moment so its really hard to tell. xbox dashboard looks great tho
post #6348 of 6436
If you want to see the vt30 really shine,try assassin 's creed 3......WOW..I truly love the overall performance of this set...even compared to an 8th.gen elite..
post #6349 of 6436
That's pretty much what I was thinking. Going to have to buy a game to compare.
post #6350 of 6436
Hello. I'm on my second vt30 after a long, hard battle with Panasonic over the bright spot in the center of my first one. This second unit has been great for several months now. Recently, though, I've become increasing aware of a pink tint on the upper left area of the screen. It's mostly noticeable on black and white movies or moments when the screen is all white. Anyone else have this?

Is it a common plasma problem or a defect with this unit? I've got an extended warranty.
post #6351 of 6436
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Originally Posted by hifichip76 View Post

Hello. I'm on my second vt30 after a long, hard battle with Panasonic over the bright spot in the center of my first one. This second unit has been great for several months now. Recently, though, I've become increasing aware of a pink tint on the upper left area of the screen. It's mostly noticeable on black and white movies or moments when the screen is all white. Anyone else have this?

Is it a common plasma problem or a defect with this unit? I've got an extended warranty.
It sounds like a defect.
post #6352 of 6436
I thought I'd read somewhere that it was a common problem for plasmas.
post #6353 of 6436
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Originally Posted by hifichip76 View Post

I thought I'd read somewhere that it was a common problem for plasmas.
You described a pink area in the upper left corner of your display that you recently noticed. There is nothing that I know about that could cause such that effect in one small area of a panel except a defect. That doesn't mean that I'm right, but I'm suggesting that your best course is to get Panasonic to send someone to look at it. It's certainly not common.
post #6354 of 6436
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Originally Posted by hifichip76 View Post

Hello. I'm on my second vt30 after a long, hard battle with Panasonic over the bright spot in the center of my first one. This second unit has been great for several months now. Recently, though, I've become increasing aware of a pink tint on the upper left area of the screen. It's mostly noticeable on black and white movies or moments when the screen is all white. Anyone else have this?
Is it a common plasma problem or a defect with this unit? I've got an extended warranty.

Uniformity issues such as this are very common on the 2011 Panasonic plasmas. There are countless posts on the matter. I've seen it on two different VT30s. On my 65ST30, the issue did get better with time - and improved even further with proper grayscale calibration to make it a very minor issue although it's still very slightly visible mostly on B&W content. If your set is pushing red in the grayscale, that will greatly accentuate the issue. However, it's far improved from when I first bought the set.
post #6355 of 6436

Hooking up TY-CC20 Camera to 65" Panasonic Viera TC-P65VT30 . I understand it only works when camera USB connected to TV. I am trying to get camera sound (skype) to my Pioneer Elite SC-67 reciever but having no luck. Have connected optical cable from digital audio out of TV to optical In of reciever. Still no sound from reciever. Do get sound from TV but have TV speakers set to off due to use of reciever speakers. Any ideas?

post #6356 of 6436

I have the 65VT30 and a 50ST50 . . . both claim to be able to do Skype.  ALways ignored it, but now my 75 year old mother 600 miles away wants to skype me three times a week.  So, I have to jump in.

 

What would be the best Skype camera with video and mic to use on these two Panny TVs?  I do not care about staying with a Panny camera . . . could, but I just want to buy the best one out there that has a proven track record with these TVs.

 

Thanks.

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Panny TV's only accept there brand camera's. Can't use another manufacturer. I have TY-CC20. Works good.

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I was running D-Nice's settings for a while before I tried out David Katzmaier's from cnet and have been impressed so far. Every TV is different but for me D-Nice's settings had a rather dim look. I noticed in Dark scenes the detail got washed out in the black. Anyone compare the two? I would be curious as to what you think.
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I have a Panasonic VT30 plasma with a video defect. Essentially what is happening is images are extending into areas where they shouldn't. The best way to explain this is if a person is beside a bright bar like object or a set of window blinds the video image extends across their face. Kind of like a smearing effect or extended shadow. It doesn't always happen...it seems the lighting or colour conditions have to be just right.

I had a technician over and showed him a few pre-recorded examples. He agreed there was a problem and ran a few test slides that are pre-programmed into the set but could not duplicate the defect. Said he's never seen this type of issue. He suggested bringing the TV back to the shop and running a battery of tests over a period of a week or so to see if they can replicate the problem.

Now here's my issue. The TV is no longer under the manufacturer's warranty, but may be covered by Mastercard insurance (Alliance Global). They will cover repairs or a complete replacement of the set (which ever is cheaper). The service call or charges to return the set back to me are not covered.

My concern is if they can't replicate the problem at the shop, I will be out both a service call and a delivery fee with nothing to show for.

Any one else have a similiar problem with a Panny plasma or any other plasma?
post #6360 of 6436
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Originally Posted by brownriggd View Post

I have a Panasonic VT30 plasma with a video defect. Essentially what is happening is images are extending into areas where they shouldn't. The best way to explain this is if a person is beside a bright bar like object or a set of window blinds the video image extends across their face. Kind of like a smearing effect or extended shadow. It doesn't always happen...it seems the lighting or colour conditions have to be just right.

I had a technician over and showed him a few pre-recorded examples. He agreed there was a problem and ran a few test slides that are pre-programmed into the set but could not duplicate the defect. Said he's never seen this type of issue. He suggested bringing the TV back to the shop and running a battery of tests over a period of a week or so to see if they can replicate the problem.

Now here's my issue. The TV is no longer under the manufacturer's warranty, but may be covered by Mastercard insurance (Alliance Global). They will cover repairs or a complete replacement of the set (which ever is cheaper). The service call or charges to return the set back to me are not covered.

My concern is if they can't replicate the problem at the shop, I will be out both a service call and a delivery fee with nothing to show for.

Any one else have a similiar problem with a Panny plasma or any other plasma?
You may just have your contrast, which controls brightness, set to high. Try lowering contrast or better yet, get a calibration disk like Disney's WoW and set both brightness (black level) and contrast (brightness).
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