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post #121 of 284
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Originally Posted by CobbFC09 View Post

Just got TC-L42E50 today. Any suggestions for the settings?

I got the 47E50. This is what I have so far. If anyone has better settings please reply.

Picture
Picture mode: Cinema
Contrast: 75
Brightness: 53
Color: 70
Tint: -10
Sharpness: 0
Color temp: Warm2
Color mgmt.: Off
A.I. picture: Off
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: Off
Aspect adjustments
• Screen format: As needed
• HD Size: Size 1
• H Size: Size 1
HDMI settings • HDMI/
• DVI RGB range: Auto
• Content type: Auto
Advanced Picture • 3D Y/C filter: Off (N/A for HDMI)
• Color matrix: Accessible only in 480p
• Block NR: Off
• Mosquito NR: Off
• Motion Picture
• Pro 4: Off
• Black level Light
• 3:2 pulldown Auto
Setup
Eco/energy saving
Power save Standard
post #122 of 284
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Originally Posted by SuperMachoMan View Post

Well my L32E5 may be shot. I woke up this morning after falling asleep with it on, and the screen was turned off and the power indicator was blinking 8 times, then off for a while, then 8 times again, then off, etc etc etc. The manual said that this may be indicative of a power surge or something (which I find unlikely considering where I live, how I have things wired, and the status of everything else), so unplug it for a while then plug it back in and it will reset from stand-by mode.

When I do that, I get a vertical bar on the screen for a few seconds, then it shuts off again and goes into blinking mode. WTF.

Confirmed by panasonic that they'll have to come out and make a repair, I think she said power supply. Since I'm within 30 days, I'll just return it since I don't really want a damaged TV. Unfortunately, Amazon is out of stock so I can't get another one from them, and can't seem to find it for anywhere close to same price. I decided that there are other TVs for the same price that look better, but the extra HDMI and WiFi make this one the one for me. Sucks.
post #123 of 284
O__man ( SuperMachoMan ) , that sux.

Where the hell is quality control ?

Gezz... , we are seeing too much of this out-of-the-box repair/failure stuff.

Best of luck , I hope they can make it like it should be.

G. 
post #124 of 284
I used your suggested settings for my l42e50. Watched a hockey game and there appeared to be flashing thruout the game???? also seems that scenes are moving quicker? The pic is clearer thou
post #125 of 284
hmmm I don don't quite understand what you mean by flashing.
post #126 of 284
I am looking to get the 42 inch ET5 model - would any users who purchased this model already - can you give any more input on it - etc.

i read the pro. reviews - but like to hear from real users also - i understand the blacks are not plasma blacks like i am used to now - but in any event - can you fill the screen so the black bars wont show up and keep the picture looking normal ?

this will be a bedroom TV for me - bright room near windows - so i need a bright sharp TV - any more input would be great - thanks - hoping for a price drop soon also
post #127 of 284
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Originally Posted by hybriddialek View Post

I got the 47E50. This is what I have so far. If anyone has better settings please reply.

Picture
Picture mode: Cinema
Contrast: 75
Brightness: 53
Color: 70
Tint: -10
Sharpness: 0
Color temp: Warm2
Color mgmt.: Off
A.I. picture: Off
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: Off
Aspect adjustments
Screen format: As needed
HD Size: Size 1
H Size: Size 1
HDMI settings HDMI/
DVI RGB range: Auto
Content type: Auto
Advanced Picture 3D Y/C filter: Off (N/A for HDMI)
Color matrix: Accessible only in 480p
Block NR: Off
Mosquito NR: Off
Motion Picture
Pro 4: Off
Black level Light
3:2 pulldown Auto
Setup
Eco/energy saving
Power save Standard

how is the screen backlight bleeding on an all black picture? please
post #128 of 284
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Originally Posted by hybriddialek View Post

hmmm I don don't quite understand what you mean by flashing.

thruout the game there where what appeared to be flashes as if there was a big camera flashing halo's on the screen
post #129 of 284
Please can somebody tell me if the panasonic ut50 suffer from backlight blooming?
post #130 of 284
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Originally Posted by luisrdsx View Post

Please can somebody tell me if the panasonic ut50 suffer from backlight blooming?


i believe thats a plasma model - they dont have any backlights -
post #131 of 284
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Originally Posted by expresso712 View Post

i believe thats a plasma model - they dont have any backlights -

Sorry this is the one Panasonic VIERA TC-L47E50? i return a sony and lg because of the horrible backlight issues ..
post #132 of 284
Can any owners of the 42 inch ET5 LED model confirm to me if it comes with a swivel or fixed stand ??

i really hope its a swivel stand - comes in handy -

thanks -
post #133 of 284
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Originally Posted by luisrdsx View Post

Sorry this is the one Panasonic VIERA TC-L47E50? i return a sony and lg because of the horrible backlight issues ..


thats an LED model - i cant comment on it since i dont own it -

when you say horrible backlight issues - what do you mean - do you mean the light bleeds thru ? do you see the light on the corners etc. -

most LCD LEDs have some issues with that - some are better than others -

i am concerned about that also - i have an older sony LCD which actually does a good job in that area - no bleeding and uniform blacks - they are not dark blacks but at least uniform on a blank screen -

i have no experince with LED and the ET5 would be my first LED model - i hope its better than my 5 year old sony LCD i am using now
post #134 of 284
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Originally Posted by expresso712 View Post

Can any owners of the 42 inch ET5 LED model confirm to me if it comes with a swivel or fixed stand ??

i really hope its a swivel stand - comes in handy -

thanks -

It is a very sturdy fixed stand.
post #135 of 284
anyone that has the TCL32C5 know if its as good as its older sibling the C3? Need a new 32" and was sad to see C3's being halted.

It's either the C5 or:

Samsung UN32EH5300FXZC - full of features, expenisve ($550)

Sharp AQUOS 32" 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV (LC32D59U) seems basic and has okay reviews

Sony 32" 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV (KDL32BX330)

Samsung 32" 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV (LN32D403E2DXZA)
post #136 of 284
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Originally Posted by luisrdsx View Post

how is the screen backlight bleeding on an all black picture? please

Ive noticed this on mine... its not a big deal for me. I do see the backlight bleeding thru the screen while in dark scenes. But this is natural for all LCD televisions. Please remember that LED tvs are also LCDs. The only difference lies in the type of lighting that they use. I believe this model is an edgelit LED as appose to a backlit. Backlit LED tvs are much much better at dimming. Backlit of course are much more expensive.

Like I said. This is normal but if the backlight is really really bright during a dark scene then that's not normal and you should probably exchange it.

I also have a Sony Bravia EX500 that has this same issue but like I said... its expected.
post #137 of 284
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Originally Posted by hybriddialek View Post

Ive noticed this on mine... its not a big deal for me. I do see the backlight bleeding thru the screen while in dark scenes. But this is natural for all LCD televisions. Please remember that LED tvs are also LCDs. The only difference lies in the type of lighting that they use. I believe this model is an edgelit LED as appose to a backlit. Backlit LED tvs are much much better at dimming. Backlit of course are much more expensive.

Like I said. This is normal but if the backlight is really really bright during a dark scene then that's not normal and you should probably exchange it.

I also have a Sony Bravia EX500 that has this same issue but like I said... its expected.

i am concerned about this also - if you can explain a little more about your backlight bleeding - do you have your backlight high - or lower down the scale - is the bleeding distracting when watching the TV ? is yours at the corners of the screen or top and bottom when watching movies with black bars etc. -

i understand its the nature of these TVs - i have a older XBR 4 lcd and i have to say - i dont really have that problem of bleeding - screen is uniform - some very slight clouding on a black screen - and blacks are not really dark - but at least its even and bleeding is at a minimal -

i am not expecting this set to have plasma blacks etc. - but dont want excessive black light bleeding -

do you have your set Calibrated or did you make adjustments etc. -

scale from 1 to 10 -- for the back light - what setting do you have yours ?

thanks for the input -
post #138 of 284
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Originally Posted by expresso712 View Post

thats an LED model - i cant comment on it since i dont own it -

when you say horrible backlight issues - what do you mean - do you mean the light bleeds thru ? do you see the light on the corners etc. -

most LCD LEDs have some issues with that - some are better than others -

i am concerned about that also - i have an older sony LCD which actually does a good job in that area - no bleeding and uniform blacks - they are not dark blacks but at least uniform on a blank screen -

i have no experince with LED and the ET5 would be my first LED model - i hope its better than my 5 year old sony LCD i am using now


I bought the
Panasonic VIERA TC-L42E50 the Tv looks great nice looking .. colors are excellent .. the only bad thing is backlight bleeding on one side but isnt that bad like others Led tv... so far i love this tv
post #139 of 284
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Originally Posted by luisrdsx View Post

I bought the
Panasonic VIERA TC-L42E50 the Tv looks great nice looking .. colors are excellent .. the only bad thing is backlight bleeding on one side but isnt that bad like others Led tv... so far i love this tv


thanks for your input - but the TV i like to know more about is the ET5

i am not sure if the E50 is the same panel etc. - it may be -

when you say bleeding on one side - do you actually see it when watching the TV ? how high is your backlight ? if you lowered it - and calibrated the Set - does it improve ?

i just dont want to be distracted when watching the TV - any TV -
post #140 of 284
I'm having trouble getting my TV (TC-L42E50) to display my computer when connected via HDMI. It works in two of the display modes my computer has (Extend and Projector Only), but for some reason when I choose the "Duplicate" option, it doesn't work. Has anyone else had this problem?
post #141 of 284
Finally my 47ET5 arrived. Coming from a active set and after comparing in the shops i can say hands down passive is so much better then active imo. The horizontal scanlines i can only notice them if i'm within 1m, > 1m i see no resolution drop. The 3D is truly fenomenal, no flickering, no headache, no crosstalk just perfect. No banding watching sports, and only very very minimal flashlightning on the bottom corners (common for led) only visible at a fully black screen but not noticable during normal playback. only minor complaint i have is the glossy screen, you will see alot of reflections in a bright room, but i watch mainly in the evening/night so no big problem for me anyway. Maybe i got lucky with this set but i'm a very very happy man For the price this set is unbeatable.
post #142 of 284
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Originally Posted by expresso712 View Post

i am concerned about this also - if you can explain a little more about your backlight bleeding - do you have your backlight high - or lower down the scale - is the bleeding distracting when watching the TV ? is yours at the corners of the screen or top and bottom when watching movies with black bars etc. -

i understand its the nature of these TVs - i have a older XBR 4 lcd and i have to say - i dont really have that problem of bleeding - screen is uniform - some very slight clouding on a black screen - and blacks are not really dark - but at least its even and bleeding is at a minimal -

i am not expecting this set to have plasma blacks etc. - but dont want excessive black light bleeding -

do you have your set Calibrated or did you make adjustments etc. -

scale from 1 to 10 -- for the back light - what setting do you have yours ?

thanks for the input -

Well I have the E50 model. I don't know if this is the same one you have, although companies tend to use the same screens.

My bleeding occurs mostly on the lower left side and a bit on the bottom right. Like I said its not too bad. I can bare with it but some people just cant stand it. Like you mentioned plasmas do a much better job than LCDs and LEDs. But plasmas for me suffer from a much more terrible issue... they have highly reflected screens and that really bugs me because Im not a vampire and I don't want to have me room completely dark just to watch tv.

And yes I did do a calibration but I did also mess around with settings to adjust them a bit better to my liking. I would like point out that this bleeding problem will not get solved with a calibration. Calibration will only better the picture as a whole. The bleeding problem is due to the LEDs behind the screen.

The backlight on the E50 goes from 0 to 100. I posted I had mine at 60 but Ive recently switched to 40 which minimizes the bleeding a bit. Try to mess around with a balance between the brightness and the backlight.

If youre not happy with the tv you should definitely exchange it. I had an LG before this one and I tried to bare with it for a week before I just returned it. If you do... I'd recommend a BACKLIT LED not an EDGELIT LED.
post #143 of 284
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Originally Posted by CobbFC09 View Post

I'm having trouble getting my TV (TC-L42E50) to display my computer when connected via HDMI. It works in two of the display modes my computer has (Extend and Projector Only), but for some reason when I choose the "Duplicate" option, it doesn't work. Has anyone else had this problem?

This is probably an HDCP issue. Make sure that both your tv and your computer are HDCP compliant.
post #144 of 284
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Originally Posted by hybriddialek View Post

Well I have the E50 model. I don't know if this is the same one you have, although companies tend to use the same screens.

My bleeding occurs mostly on the lower left side and a bit on the bottom right. Like I said its not too bad. I can bare with it but some people just cant stand it. Like you mentioned plasmas do a much better job than LCDs and LEDs. But plasmas for me suffer from a much more terrible issue... they have highly reflected screens and that really bugs me because Im not a vampire and I don't want to have me room completely dark just to watch tv.

And yes I did do a calibration but I did also mess around with settings to adjust them a bit better to my liking. I would like point out that this bleeding problem will not get solved with a calibration. Calibration will only better the picture as a whole. The bleeding problem is due to the LEDs behind the screen.

The backlight on the E50 goes from 0 to 100. I posted I had mine at 60 but Ive recently switched to 40 which minimizes the bleeding a bit. Try to mess around with a balance between the brightness and the backlight.

If youre not happy with the tv you should definitely exchange it. I had an LG before this one and I tried to bare with it for a week before I just returned it. If you do... I'd recommend a BACKLIT LED not an EDGELIT LED.


thanks - i dont own the TV yet -
post #145 of 284
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Originally Posted by Nemotic View Post

Finally my 47ET5 arrived. Coming from a active set and after comparing in the shops i can say hands down passive is so much better then active imo. The horizontal scanlines i can only notice them if i'm within 1m, > 1m i see no resolution drop. The 3D is truly fenomenal, no flickering, no headache, no crosstalk just perfect. No banding watching sports, and only very very minimal flashlightning on the bottom corners (common for led) only visible at a fully black screen but not noticable during normal playback. only minor complaint i have is the glossy screen, you will see alot of reflections in a bright room, but i watch mainly in the evening/night so no big problem for me anyway. Maybe i got lucky with this set but i'm a very very happy man For the price this set is unbeatable.

that sounds very good - i am looking to get the 42 inch model of your TV -
do you know what your backlight is at or brightness when you see the flashlight - ? is it set high ? if you lowered it some - does it get better ?
if you are watching a movie with the black bars on the top and bottom of the TV - does the flashlight show then ?

thanks -
post #146 of 284
Took the same settings from the review from flatpanels.com and only upped brightness to 5. If you watch the picture about clouding/flashlighting that's how mine looks aswell, even slightly lesser. Changing contrast seems to slightly lessen it, but like i said before you really have to look hard for it. I don't have super peepers though wearing prescription glasses, but i can't say i notice anything during playback with black borders. Also tried gaming today pc>tv and don't notice any lag issues after changing picture to game mode.
post #147 of 284
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Originally Posted by luisrdsx View Post

I bought the
Panasonic VIERA TC-L42E50 the Tv looks great nice looking .. colors are excellent .. the only bad thing is backlight bleeding on one side but isnt that bad like others Led tv... so far i love this tv

You will only see the bleeding when screen is all black and isnt as bad as others led tvs....The screen is glossy ( i prefer glossy screen due to more pop in colors ) ..
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post #148 of 284
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Originally Posted by luisrdsx View Post

You will only see the bleeding when screen is all black and isnt as bad as others led tvs....The screen is glossy ( i prefer glossy screen due to more pop in colors ) ..
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sounds great - any more Pictures would be great

i hope it will get a price drop within the next month
post #149 of 284
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Originally Posted by expresso712 View Post

sounds great - any more Pictures would be great

i hope it will get a price drop within the next month

It seems to me there will not be price drops until more dealers have stock. I'm looking at 42" models and it seems Amazon is the only one with stock. Panasonic has to get more product out before price drops will occur. There is hardly any competition now.
post #150 of 284
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Originally Posted by expresso712 View Post

sounds great - any more Pictures would be great

i hope it will get a price drop within the next month


I got mine from best buy open box for $609..
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