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post #6001 of 9972
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Originally Posted by purbeast View Post

This the one here?
http://www.frys.com/product/6068838?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Also, as I've never mounted a TV on the wall, I'm assuming you have to mount this to the studs behind the wall? And after that, you can adjust the TV to move left/right a little bit?
How far from the wall is your TV? Any pics?

Well, I did not techincally "Wall mount". I built a structure in my built in and mounted this mount to it and the TV. It is a bit less than 2.0" off the wall, I am sure the exact measurement is in the literature.

Worked well.

post #6002 of 9972
Okay cool gotcha. I was just curious to see if people had them wall mounted and how close they were to the wall and how it actually looks.

Also, just to be sure, these are the correct 3D glasses needed for this TV?

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-TY-ER3D4MU-Active-Shutter-Eyewear/dp/B007EHI1DK/ref=pd_cp_e_1

I am pretty sure I'm going to take the plunge this weekend and order the 60" ST50 and want to grab 2 pairs of glasses as well.
post #6003 of 9972
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Originally Posted by purbeast View Post

Okay cool gotcha. I was just curious to see if people had them wall mounted and how close they were to the wall and how it actually looks.
Also, just to be sure, these are the correct 3D glasses needed for this TV?
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-TY-ER3D4MU-Active-Shutter-Eyewear/dp/B007EHI1DK/ref=pd_cp_e_1
I am pretty sure I'm going to take the plunge this weekend and order the 60" ST50 and want to grab 2 pairs of glasses as well.
If you look at the compatibility chart or read some of the reviews at your link the answer is plain as day.
post #6004 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

If you look at the compatibility chart or read some of the reviews at your link the answer is plain as day.

Well I guess what I was also asking but didn't spell out, is are there any other glasses that you can get for the TV or are these the only ones.
post #6005 of 9972
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Originally Posted by purbeast View Post

Okay cool gotcha. I was just curious to see if people had them wall mounted and how close they were to the wall and how it actually looks.
Also, just to be sure, these are the correct 3D glasses needed for this TV?
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-TY-ER3D4MU-Active-Shutter-Eyewear/dp/B007EHI1DK/ref=pd_cp_e_1
I am pretty sure I'm going to take the plunge this weekend and order the 60" ST50 and want to grab 2 pairs of glasses as well.

Years ago I was originally going to mount my 50" plasma on a wall in the family room, then thought better of the idea. Obvious, yes if you go that route the tv mount has to be put into the wall studs, my old plasma beast weighted near 200 pounds, my new ST50 65 inch is about 100 pounds without the stand. I have a really big mirror in the living room that was installed by "professionals" in it tipped the scale at over 300 pounds, so mounting something heavy on a wall can be done, and nothing happened to the mirror in almost 27 years,hanstn't fallen or slid yet,BUT that's a mirror, maybe 1/2 inch thick tops, in other wordd it looks like it belongs hanging on a wall.

The main issue with mounting a BIG flat screen on a wall and I'd call anything much over 40 inches big, is it will for sure dominate the room. If you can live with that, fine. Not being sexist, but I would think most females would put there foot down and say honey... no way you going to hang a 50, 60 or 70 inch bigger tv on any of our walls. Also, if you want such a beast to hang on a wall and swivel, the larger the tv, the further out from the wall the tv would need to be in order to turn it one direction or another.

If you have something that big, several inches out from the wall, it is going to look butt ugly when not it use, and maybe even so while in use. The smaller the room, the more it will dominate the room and the more ugly it will look hanging there. The exception would be if you have some home theater room, who's purpose is to view content on a big screen, but for a living or family room setting, I would stick either with a built-in or put it on its stand otherwise it for sure is going to take over the room and like I said, many guys may not mind, but the little lady of the house probably ain't going to give her stamp of approval. So get permission first, unless you like sleeping on the sofa. rolleyes.gif
post #6006 of 9972
I'm having a problem with my ST50 receiving an HDMI input signal and I wanted to see if anybody else has encountered it and/or has suggestions for troubleshooting.

I've had the TV for a couple of months, hooked up through a Sony HTC-100 soundbar. In preparation to hook up a better sound system, as it happens, I slid the TV over about 18" from where it had been sitting. Since then, the TV reports that it is not receiving an HDMI signal. Some other potentially relevant facts:
- It's always seemed like the HDMI cable's connector that I use hasn't fit in the slot perfectly. I'm using a long monoprice cable that's fairly fat and has a big "bulb" an inch or so back from the connector itself. That keeps it from sitting completely flat against the TV housing. While I've always felt that it was not preventing me from pushing the cable in, some of the metal of the HDMI connector is exposed even when I've pushed it in as far as I can make it go. I can't tell if that's how it's supposed to be or not. At any rate, until yesterday, I had no HDMI signal problems.
- I tried to use the signal from both an Xbox360 and cable TV (by way of a DVR box) mediated through the soundbar with no luck.
- I tried connecting the cable TV directly to the TV (i.e., cut out the soundbar connection in the middle) with no luck.
- I tried each of the HDMI inputs on the TV with no luck.
- I hooked up a small LCD display to the cable (via the soundbar) using the same HDMI cable and it worked fine.
- The display itself is fine; I watched something from Amazon VOD using the built-in software (Viera link, or whatever).

The only thing I haven't tried, I think, is a different HDMI cable. Unfortunately, I don't have another that has the necessary reach--big TV + all connections on the left.

Do any of ya'll have suggestions about what might be going on and/or other troubleshooting to try before I contact Panasonic's tech support? It sure seems like a connection problem rather than an issue with the TV so I'm inclined to get a thinner HDMI cable and see if that fixes things, but I guess it's possible that the the HDMI decoder is on the fritz?

Thanks in advance.
post #6007 of 9972
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Originally Posted by jldyer View Post

I'm having a problem with my ST50 receiving an HDMI input signal and I wanted to see if anybody else has encountered it and/or has suggestions for troubleshooting.
I've had the TV for a couple of months, hooked up through a Sony HTC-100 soundbar. In preparation to hook up a better sound system, as it happens, I slid the TV over about 18" from where it had been sitting. Since then, the TV reports that it is not receiving an HDMI signal. Some other potentially relevant facts:
- It's always seemed like the HDMI cable's connector that I use hasn't fit in the slot perfectly. I'm using a long monoprice cable that's fairly fat and has a big "bulb" an inch or so back from the connector itself. That keeps it from sitting completely flat against the TV housing. While I've always felt that it was not preventing me from pushing the cable in, some of the metal of the HDMI connector is exposed even when I've pushed it in as far as I can make it go. I can't tell if that's how it's supposed to be or not. At any rate, until yesterday, I had no HDMI signal problems.
- I tried to use the signal from both an Xbox360 and cable TV (by way of a DVR box) mediated through the soundbar with no luck.
- I tried connecting the cable TV directly to the TV (i.e., cut out the soundbar connection in the middle) with no luck.
- I tried each of the HDMI inputs on the TV with no luck.
- I hooked up a small LCD display to the cable (via the soundbar) using the same HDMI cable and it worked fine.
- The display itself is fine; I watched something from Amazon VOD using the built-in software (Viera link, or whatever).
The only thing I haven't tried, I think, is a different HDMI cable. Unfortunately, I don't have another that has the necessary reach--big TV + all connections on the left.
Do any of ya'll have suggestions about what might be going on and/or other troubleshooting to try before I contact Panasonic's tech support? It sure seems like a connection problem rather than an issue with the TV so I'm inclined to get a thinner HDMI cable and see if that fixes things, but I guess it's possible that the the HDMI decoder is on the fritz?
Thanks in advance.
I would definitely try a thinner cable head and if you have to they make 90º adapters to make a better connection. Curious I use the 28awg HDMI cables from Monoprice and they fit fine are these the 24awg high end models which under 10ft mean nothing IMO but from the pictures seem to have a larger head.
post #6008 of 9972
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are these the 24awg high end models which under 10ft mean nothing IMO but from the pictures seem to have a larger head.

I think it is 24 AWG, and it's definitely thicker than my other monoprice cables. It's 25' (or around that length), which I bought to connect a far away PC to my previous TV. I don't need such a long run for my current use, but I used it because it was the only thing I already had that could reach the left side of the TV.
post #6009 of 9972
I am most likely going to make the purchase (60") tomorrow. biggrin.gif
post #6010 of 9972
Alright, just placed my order on Amazon for the 60" ST50 and 2 pairs of glasses + a wall mount.

I hope I get it by like Wednesday or Tuesday so I can run D-Nice slides and have it ready for the games on Sunday!

Oh and BillyBoyBlue, my wife actually wants it mounted on the wall more than I do heh. I asked her if we just wanted to set it on a stand but she wants it on the wall, so I don't think there is anything sexist about your comment since it's not true on my end smile.gif

However for some stupid reason (because she doesn't know anything bout A/V stuff) she wants it hung higher on the wall and I've tried to explain to her how stupid that is because you will be looking up straining your neck the whole time. So I'm going to mount it at the appropriate head level, which is pretty close to where our current 50" TV sits on the stand.
post #6011 of 9972
Hi everyone, I've been lurking around here for quite some time and wanted to ask for some help. I just replaced a 2008 Pan Plasma with an LG LM8600. The set's beautiful but the picture is just not what I've grown accustomed to vs. plasma. The main reason I bought the LG was because I had terrible IR (particularly networks logos) on the panny starting about a year ago.

Anyway, I was reading the Plasma vs. LCD thread and someone mentioned there was a lot of complaints with regards to IR on the 2012 Panasonics. I have no idea if this is true so I thought I could get some answers here since I plan on bringing back the LG tomorrow for a ST50. This threads so huge I thought I'd just ask.

Thanks
post #6012 of 9972
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Originally Posted by jldyer View Post

I'm having a problem with my ST50 receiving an HDMI input signal and I wanted to see if anybody else has encountered it and/or has suggestions for troubleshooting.
I've had the TV for a couple of months, hooked up through a Sony HTC-100 soundbar. In preparation to hook up a better sound system, as it happens, I slid the TV over about 18" from where it had been sitting. Since then, the TV reports that it is not receiving an HDMI signal. Some other potentially relevant facts:
- It's always seemed like the HDMI cable's connector that I use hasn't fit in the slot perfectly. I'm using a long monoprice cable that's fairly fat and has a big "bulb" an inch or so back from the connector itself. That keeps it from sitting completely flat against the TV housing. While I've always felt that it was not preventing me from pushing the cable in, some of the metal of the HDMI connector is exposed even when I've pushed it in as far as I can make it go. I can't tell if that's how it's supposed to be or not. At any rate, until yesterday, I had no HDMI signal problems.
- I tried to use the signal from both an Xbox360 and cable TV (by way of a DVR box) mediated through the soundbar with no luck.
- I tried connecting the cable TV directly to the TV (i.e., cut out the soundbar connection in the middle) with no luck.
- I tried each of the HDMI inputs on the TV with no luck.
- I hooked up a small LCD display to the cable (via the soundbar) using the same HDMI cable and it worked fine.
- The display itself is fine; I watched something from Amazon VOD using the built-in software (Viera link, or whatever).
The only thing I haven't tried, I think, is a different HDMI cable. Unfortunately, I don't have another that has the necessary reach--big TV + all connections on the left.
Do any of ya'll have suggestions about what might be going on and/or other troubleshooting to try before I contact Panasonic's tech support? It sure seems like a connection problem rather than an issue with the TV so I'm inclined to get a thinner HDMI cable and see if that fixes things, but I guess it's possible that the the HDMI decoder is on the fritz?
Thanks in advance.
When you slid the display was the HDMI cable still connected? If so perhaps you bent one of the pins in the cable which would account for none of the HDMI inputs on the display working since you were using the same cable. Just a thought, maybe grab a flashlight and a magnifying glass and see if there is any damage.
post #6013 of 9972
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Originally Posted by jldyer View Post

I'm having a problem with my ST50 receiving an HDMI input signal and I wanted to see if anybody else has encountered it and/or has suggestions for troubleshooting.
I've had the TV for a couple of months, hooked up through a Sony HTC-100 soundbar. In preparation to hook up a better sound system, as it happens, I slid the TV over about 18" from where it had been sitting. Since then, the TV reports that it is not receiving an HDMI signal. Some other potentially relevant facts:
- It's always seemed like the HDMI cable's connector that I use hasn't fit in the slot perfectly. I'm using a long monoprice cable that's fairly fat and has a big "bulb" an inch or so back from the connector itself. That keeps it from sitting completely flat against the TV housing. While I've always felt that it was not preventing me from pushing the cable in, some of the metal of the HDMI connector is exposed even when I've pushed it in as far as I can make it go. I can't tell if that's how it's supposed to be or not. At any rate, until yesterday, I had no HDMI signal problems.
- I tried to use the signal from both an Xbox360 and cable TV (by way of a DVR box) mediated through the soundbar with no luck.
- I tried connecting the cable TV directly to the TV (i.e., cut out the soundbar connection in the middle) with no luck.
- I tried each of the HDMI inputs on the TV with no luck.
- I hooked up a small LCD display to the cable (via the soundbar) using the same HDMI cable and it worked fine.
- The display itself is fine; I watched something from Amazon VOD using the built-in software (Viera link, or whatever).
The only thing I haven't tried, I think, is a different HDMI cable. Unfortunately, I don't have another that has the necessary reach--big TV + all connections on the left.
Do any of ya'll have suggestions about what might be going on and/or other troubleshooting to try before I contact Panasonic's tech support? It sure seems like a connection problem rather than an issue with the TV so I'm inclined to get a thinner HDMI cable and see if that fixes things, but I guess it's possible that the the HDMI decoder is on the fritz?
Thanks in advance.[/quote


I also have had my 55ST50 for 3 weeks now and today i have chance to connect to my Yamaha RX-V861 receiver.

Going from Cable box HDMI out to RX-V681 HDMI in2 (DTV/CBL) and from RX-V681 HDMI OUT to 55ST50 HDMI 2 (ARC)

Only sound coming through but no picture and TV report saying no signal.

Both HDMI cable is tested going from cable box to TV and they are working fine.

this is my HDMI cable http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10255&cs_id=1025503&p_id=9429&seq=1&format=2

i have the same setup with my Sony Grand WEGA KDF-42WE655 without any problem.

Is HDMI2 (ARC) only for sound support? because when i connect from cable box HDMI to TV HDMI1 and RX-V861 HDMI OUT to TV HDMI2 (ARC) both sound from TV and RX-V681 come on.

Thanks in advance.
post #6014 of 9972
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Originally Posted by caseycjc View Post

Hi everyone, I've been lurking around here for quite some time and wanted to ask for some help. I just replaced a 2008 Pan Plasma with an LG LM8600. The set's beautiful but the picture is just not what I've grown accustomed to vs. plasma. The main reason I bought the LG was because I had terrible IR (particularly networks logos) on the panny starting about a year ago.
Anyway, I was reading the Plasma vs. LCD thread and someone mentioned there was a lot of complaints with regards to IR on the 2012 Panasonics. I have no idea if this is true so I thought I could get some answers here since I plan on bringing back the LG tomorrow for a ST50. This threads so huge I thought I'd just ask.
Thanks
Some have had issues and some have not. I have not had any but it would be irresponsible for anyone to tell you that you will not have any issues.I am curious as to who it was that mentioned that there were a lot of complaints.No one makes a perfect tv for sure. I think that a majority of people are happy with their St, UT,VT etc. If you are returning tomorrow you will not get a lot of responses between now and then. I would browse the thread to give you an idea and then get the tv but make sure that you have a good return policy as you would with any big purchase and see for yourself. In my opinion the ST50 is definitely worth a try. I have the 60ST50 and I love it.
post #6015 of 9972
It most likely is the cable. Inside if I remember right there's 17 or 19 wires, one might have broken off or something. I remember my first plasma, it didn't have HDMI so used component cables, brand new hefty cables, right out of the package first time I turned on the tv it had a very odd tint. One by one I just jiggled the cables where they connected to the tv and if I held it just right where it connected to the tv, bingo, the picute was fine. I reversed the cables so the opposite end was plugged into the tv, then I had to jiggle at the cable box end, same problem, obviously a broken cable. New one fixed it. The HDMI cable is it is a good one should really fit tight requiring a slight effort to push it on all the way. If you can't do that all bets off, maybe not all the pins are making firm contact.
post #6016 of 9972
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Originally Posted by caseycjc View Post

Hi everyone,
Anyway, I was reading the Plasma vs. LCD thread and someone mentioned there was a lot of complaints with regards to IR on the 2012 Panasonics. I have no idea if this is true so I thought I could get some answers here since I plan on bringing back the LG tomorrow for a ST50. This threads so huge I thought I'd just ask.
Thanks

If you would have asked a few days ago I would have said I haven't seen any IR. My old plasma I had for 8 years, ran about 35,000 hours never did. Then my ST50 started to have IR... just for a couple seconds, right after initial sign on splash screen where it just displays its name in bright white,then fades out. As it fades out you see the image retained fainly, but just for a a couple seconds. I haven't changed any settings in the last several days, so no idea why now. I got about 130 hours on the set so far.
post #6017 of 9972
OK, so I ordered the 60" model today. Now, I am going to throw this question out there. I know that I am being nitpicky. But hey, isn't that what these forums are all about? wink.gif

My previous HDTV was 720p and obviously this one is 1080p. I have at&t U-verse. Unlike TWC's DVR's (which my parents have, which I set up) U-verse's DVR does not allow the signal to be passed through in the format which the broadcast sends it (i.e. CBS & NBC in 1080i and ABC & FOX in 720p). It makes you choose either 1080i or 720p (as far as I know). This obviously was a no brainer with the 720p set that I had (I know that it is not a "true" 720p), but with the 1080p set either way the signal would have to be converted by the HDTV. Everything that I have heard is that there is no real difference between setting it to one over the other in terms of picture quality. Is that pretty much the consensus on here, or does anyone have anecdotal evidence to support setting it to one or the other (or that there is no difference)?

Thanks!
post #6018 of 9972
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Originally Posted by CLEHD View Post

OK, so I ordered the 60" model today. Now, I am going to throw this question out there. I know that I am being nitpicky. But hey, isn't that what these forums are all about? wink.gif
My previous HDTV was 720p and obviously this one is 1080p. I have at&t U-verse. Unlike TWC's DVR's (which my parents have, which I set up) U-verse's DVR does not allow the signal to be passed through in the format which the broadcast sends it (i.e. CBS & NBC in 1080i and ABC & FOX in 720p). It makes you choose either 1080i or 720p (as far as I know). This obviously was a no brainer with the 720p set that I had (I know that it is not a "true" 720p), but with the 1080p set either way the signal would have to be converted by the HDTV. Everything that I have heard is that there is no real difference between setting it to one over the other in terms of picture quality. Is that pretty much the consensus on here, or does anyone have anecdotal evidence to support setting it to one or the other (or that there is no difference)?
Thanks!
What I have always heard was to set the box to whichever resolution is closest to your display, which would be 1080i, though you might just test each to see if there is a difference in PQ.
post #6019 of 9972
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Originally Posted by CLEHD View Post

OK, so I ordered the 60" model today. Now, I am going to throw this question out there. I know that I am being nitpicky. But hey, isn't that what these forums are all about? wink.gif
My previous HDTV was 720p and obviously this one is 1080p. I have at&t U-verse. Unlike TWC's DVR's (which my parents have, which I set up) U-verse's DVR does not allow the signal to be passed through in the format which the broadcast sends it (i.e. CBS & NBC in 1080i and ABC & FOX in 720p). It makes you choose either 1080i or 720p (as far as I know). This obviously was a no brainer with the 720p set that I had (I know that it is not a "true" 720p), but with the 1080p set either way the signal would have to be converted by the HDTV. Everything that I have heard is that there is no real difference between setting it to one over the other in terms of picture quality. Is that pretty much the consensus on here, or does anyone have anecdotal evidence to support setting it to one or the other (or that there is no difference)?
Thanks!
I have Uverse and it is set for 1080i because the majority of the programing is 1080i and i want all the resolution i can get.
post #6020 of 9972
Need some info on the ST50 or GT50: I need to know if Intelligent Frame Creation can be turned on for 60Hz non-movie sources like a video game. If so, can it also be turned on for 3D mode video games? And does turning it on alleviate the flickering ghost afterimage you get when panning the camera in 30FPS console games? Thanks in advance!!
post #6021 of 9972
Quick question for you guys:
When looking at the side of the ST50 where the HDMI inputs are, are they orientated with the broad part of the socket towards the rear or the front?
Looking at the manual in the first post, it looks like the broad part is towards the rear, but I would appreciate someone confirming that for me.
I want to make sure I buy right angle adapters pointed in the correct direction. wink.gif
Thanks.
post #6022 of 9972
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Originally Posted by mwg47x View Post

Quick question for you guys:
When looking at the side of the ST50 where the HDMI inputs are, are they orientated with the broad part of the socket towards the rear or the front?
Looking at the manual in the first post, it looks like the broad part is towards the rear, but I would appreciate someone confirming that for me.
I want to make sure I buy right angle adapters pointed in the correct direction. wink.gif
Thanks.
Correct. Broad side is towards the rear.
post #6023 of 9972
Having an issue with HDMI to the tv from my Samsung Box from Time Warner cable. Let me explain first I have Time Warner Cable on HDMI 1 and PS3 on HDMI 2, both time warner and ps3 connected to my older Denon AVR1804 receiver via Toslink Digital Cable. On my old TV I could set my time warner box to HDMI audio instead of AC3 and it would output 2 channel audio to my TV and Dolby Digital to my receiver via TOSLINK digital Optical Audio Cable.

The ST50 downgrades the audio signal sent via Toslink to Pro Logic. I have tested by pulling the HDMI cable from the TV and it switches to digital right away. I sometimes use this for night time viewing and Netflix on the TV. I have checked all the settings on the tv doesnt seem to be any way to make this work.

Ironically enough, multi output works perfectly on PS3. So I get Dolby Digital and 2 channel audio working simultanously on the PS3 but not on the time warner box. Anything I can try on the TV? The only thing I can do is set my Time Warner Box to AC3 but then I get no sound Via the TV itself.
post #6024 of 9972
Thanks Bond 007.
post #6025 of 9972
Can Intelligent Frame Creation be turned on for 60Hz sources like games? Can it be turned on for 24p 3D movies and 3D games? Thank you.
post #6026 of 9972
I'm considering buying a 50ST50Y this week, mainly for gaming. I have a Panasonic S20 plasma now where burn-in hasn't been a problem at all in the two years I have owned it. Even when playing retro 4:3 games for several hours straight.

I'm a bit confused about the Pixel Orbiter setting on this new set. My old one doesn't have anything like it, but as I said, burn-in is not a problem. Looking at the manual of the ST50 it looks like I can only choose between Auto and ON for the Pixel Orbiter settings. Does that mean that I can't disable it completely? I'll be using the Game mode if that makes a difference.

I'm not sure I understand the concept of the pixel orbiter, but doesn't it mean that it shifts the picture (or part of) around the screen? if it only moves parts of the image that could make things look weird, and if it moves the whole image that would mean overscan around the edges of the screen?
It's probably a good idea to have enabled during the break-in period, but after that it would really piss me off frown.gif

So is it possible to completely disable Pixel Orbiter in Game mode, and all other modes for that matter?
post #6027 of 9972
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Originally Posted by subavision212 View Post

What I have always heard was to set the box to whichever resolution is closest to your display, which would be 1080i, though you might just test each to see if there is a difference in PQ.

Just found some posts on the U-verse forums regarding this topic. A gentleman named "SomeJoe7777" solved the issue. He gave some very technical insight as to the differences between 720p, 1080i, & 1080p. Basically, he explains that 1080i is superior to 720p, even in terms of sports brodcasts. I thought to myself, "OK. I get that. 1080i is better than 720p in terms of output. But, which one will look better in the end, i.e. on my TV?" Well, I found another post by him where he straight-out says set your STB to 1080i unless you have a 720p HDTV.

An interesting fact that I learned through all of this is that the only reason that 1080i looks "inferior" to 720p is that 720p requires less compression than 1080i. If U-verse gave a little more bandwidth (about 22%) allotment for 1080i signals they would look just as good, if not better than, 720p ones in terms of artifacting.

Thank you SomeJoe7777, wherever you are! smile.gif
post #6028 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Konsolkongen View Post

I'm considering buying a 50ST50Y this week, mainly for gaming. I have a Panasonic S20 plasma now where burn-in hasn't been a problem at all in the two years I have owned it. Even when playing retro 4:3 games for several hours straight.
I'm a bit confused about the Pixel Orbiter setting on this new set. My old one doesn't have anything like it, but as I said, burn-in is not a problem. Looking at the manual of the ST50 it looks like I can only choose between Auto and ON for the Pixel Orbiter settings. Does that mean that I can't disable it completely? I'll be using the Game mode if that makes a difference.
I'm not sure I understand the concept of the pixel orbiter, but doesn't it mean that it shifts the picture (or part of) around the screen? if it only moves parts of the image that could make things look weird, and if it moves the whole image that would mean overscan around the edges of the screen?
It's probably a good idea to have enabled during the break-in period, but after that it would really piss me off frown.gif
So is it possible to completely disable Pixel Orbiter in Game mode, and all other modes for that matter?

If you want to you can disable the pixel orbiter in any mode. Why would you want to disable the feature ?
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I'm not sure I understand the concept of the pixel orbiter, but doesn't it mean that it shifts the picture (or part of) around the screen?

No the picture does not shift at all. The pixels shift and you will not even notice any difference in the picture with this feature enabled - at least IMHO.
post #6029 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Konsolkongen View Post

I'm considering buying a 50ST50Y this week, mainly for gaming. I have a Panasonic S20 plasma now where burn-in hasn't been a problem at all in the two years I have owned it. Even when playing retro 4:3 games for several hours straight.
I'm a bit confused about the Pixel Orbiter setting on this new set. My old one doesn't have anything like it, but as I said, burn-in is not a problem. Looking at the manual of the ST50 it looks like I can only choose between Auto and ON for the Pixel Orbiter settings. Does that mean that I can't disable it completely? I'll be using the Game mode if that makes a difference.
I'm not sure I understand the concept of the pixel orbiter, but doesn't it mean that it shifts the picture (or part of) around the screen? if it only moves parts of the image that could make things look weird, and if it moves the whole image that would mean overscan around the edges of the screen?
It's probably a good idea to have enabled during the break-in period, but after that it would really piss me off frown.gif
So is it possible to completely disable Pixel Orbiter in Game mode, and all other modes for that matter?
Dont know. Is that European? My NA 60ST 50 has enable and disable for PO.
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Originally Posted by mikediamond View Post

I installed the new update 2 days ago, not sure how old it is tho, how did you disable the ad when you turn on the TV? maybe that will disable these volume control ads too
Must be somewhat new, as I just noticed the same thing today. After an update of course…
So how does one disable the ads?
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