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Originally Posted by mond817 View Post

I agree. However my ancient Sharp 32" LCD doesn't have this flickering in the past 8 years. I will do more investigation before I bring it back to BestBuy.

firmware on the tv up to date?
post #6962 of 9972
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Originally Posted by grik View Post

You should get an external device, i bough a 60$ Asus Oplay Mini, its fantastic, it outputs in 1080p and as RAW Audio option threw HDMI connect. Iv tested ST50 with mkv with several quality bitrates, and i find the picture not very fluid and with high bitrate encoded movies it just crashes. Iv solved all this witht this cheap device, its fantastic now.

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Originally Posted by barber76 View Post

I agree that relying on TV mediaplayer makes no sense. Dedicated box for $60-$100 will do everything and more.

Thank you both for your suggestions. I don't know how the Asus works, there's no onboard storage. Do you plug in an external hard drive to its USB, then HDMI to the TV? I guess that means my idea of using one box is now using 2 boxes.
post #6963 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Bill McNeal View Post

Thank you both for your suggestions. I don't know how the Asus works, there's no onboard storage. Do you plug in an external hard drive to its USB, then HDMI to the TV? I guess that means my idea of using one box is now using 2 boxes.
It shouldn't necessarily be Asus, though they are indeed popular. WDTV live will do, too. Yes, external HDD to dedicated player via USB, as you mentioned, will be the fastest & simplest way.
If you are going to upload / rip new content often, maybe you should think about setting some kind of a network, not to jump with external drive back & forth. smile.gif
post #6964 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Bill McNeal View Post

Thank you both for your suggestions. I don't know how the Asus works, there's no onboard storage. Do you plug in an external hard drive to its USB, then HDMI to the TV? I guess that means my idea of using one box is now using 2 boxes.

This particular model Oplay Mini has no storage (thats why only 60$, you plug a pen or an external HD (NTFS or FAT) it reads lots of formats, even .ISO video formats. You can check other alternatives on web before buying, Iv read some reviews and this one had the best reviews for the price.

You connect the storage using USB and you connect the Oplay or any other by HDMI to the TV. It comes with a remote control. Check some reviews first to see if you like it, you can also check youtube to see the Menus. Multimedia center on ST50 is the weak spot on this TV. I had a Samsung LCD since 2008 and you just had to connect the storage directly to the TV it reads everything, its amazing, i think Panasonic should have done better by this time. Its one more remote control and one more HDMI and one more box beneath the TV that we get.
post #6965 of 9972
I just love my 65ST50! Just about perfect. No buzz. No signs of pink or green anywhere and no IR. I ran the slides but had to do my own settings because no one's settings worked for my set. My self optical color calibration method worked well for me. Happy, happy, joy, joy.
post #6966 of 9972
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Just received and setup my 60ST50 last night. I've had 4 edge lit LED tv's in the past 3 weeks. The set blows them away in terms of color and picture quality and obviously doesn't suffer from those uniformity issues that bothered me so much. I used rahzel's settings for both HDMI inputs in use, and for Neflix. I'm quite happy with the level of brightness as compared to the LED tv's too. My only concern will be the evening when my living room gets a fair amount of window light, but I'd rather fight glare than uniformity. The smart section of the tv is also outstanding, especially compared to Vizio, Sharp and Samsung. I have a Galaxy S3 running android 4.1 and the Panasonic app seamlessly allows me to stream pictures, video and music from my phone to the tv with no funny business. Kudos to Panasonic for that app.

I should also add that the viewing angle is nothing short of amazing compared to edge lit LED. I can sit anywhere on my 15 ft sectional and can't tell a difference in picture quality.
Edited by 7stringfury - 11/16/12 at 5:06am
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I've had my 60ST50 for several days. PQ is awesome (pretty much what everyone else says about it), using CNet's settings. But there is a slightly annoying buzz,. I've read pretty much all the posts in this thread discussing buzz and it seems there is a big variance in the buzzing between sets. Some say they hear NO buzzing at all and some are really annoyed by it. There was one post by someone who installs TVs and they said that all ST50s they've seen buzzed to some degree. So are people who say theirs have no buzz just less sensitive to it?

Now mine doesn't buzz too badly. I cannot hear buzzing if watching with the volume on at my regular viewing distance of 12 feet. But with the volume off, I can hear the buzzing from 12 feet and it's quite audible when I put my ear close to the top of the panel. Like a lot of other ST50 owners, I'm torn here. Hate to go through the hassle of exchanging and even if I exchange I might still end up with something that buzzes, even worse. I could learn to live with it, as I can't really hear it with the volume on but it just doesn't feel right, knowing that many have reported no buzzing at all.
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So after reading through this thread, I want to clear a few things up that I am SURE others are asking themselves right now. So here are the questions that popped into my head throughout reading this discussion.

This is coming from someone who is looking into buying another one of these and I want to do it "right" this time.

1) While D-Nice's info @ HD Junkies provides slides to "prep" the set for his calibrations, it has been mentioned several times that they are NOT to be used for initial aging / break in. So what is recommended for the initial 100 or so hours of aging? I'd love to hear some input on this.

2) Is there a way to break in the set that can help avoid image retention?

3) I notice that sometimes when the TV displays large sections of white picture (for example: in a hockey game or commercial) the screen seems to automatically dim. This is actually picked up as a quick "flicker" and is extremely noticeable when a camera angle changes from the crowd to the ice in a hockey game. I have CATS and the ECO option turned off but it still happens. Does anyone have an idea about what is causing this? It looks like there is an Auto Brightness setting enabled but I can't find it. Then again, this may just be an inherent issue in plasmas.

4) For the life of me, I can't figure why 3:2 Pulldown is always greyed out. I'm feeding it a 1080i source from my PVR (Bell ExpressVu) so the option should be there in the Custom menu but I can't turn it "ON". Any idea why?
Edited by SKYMTL - 11/16/12 at 8:14am
post #6969 of 9972
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Originally Posted by 2tvsonecup View Post

I've had my 60ST50 for several days. PQ is awesome (pretty much what everyone else says about it), using CNet's settings. But there is a slightly annoying buzz,. I've read pretty much all the posts in this thread discussing buzz and it seems there is a big variance in the buzzing between sets. Some say they hear NO buzzing at all and some are really annoyed by it. There was one post by someone who installs TVs and they said that all ST50s they've seen buzzed to some degree. So are people who say theirs have no buzz just less sensitive to it?
Now mine doesn't buzz too badly. I cannot hear buzzing if watching with the volume on at my regular viewing distance of 12 feet. But with the volume off, I can hear the buzzing from 12 feet and it's quite audible when I put my ear close to the top of the panel. Like a lot of other ST50 owners, I'm torn here. Hate to go through the hassle of exchanging and even if I exchange I might still end up with something that buzzes, even worse. I could learn to live with it, as I can't really hear it with the volume on but it just doesn't feel right, knowing that many have reported no buzzing at all.

I'm going to call Panasonic on Monday and try to get an actual technician on the phone to see if I can talk some numbers with them to determine what's normal with regard to the buzzing. Has anyone been successful getting an actual tech on the line, beyond the standard clueless customer service reps?
post #6970 of 9972
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Originally Posted by 2tvsonecup View Post

I've had my 60ST50 for several days. PQ is awesome (pretty much what everyone else says about it), using CNet's settings. But there is a slightly annoying buzz,. I've read pretty much all the posts in this thread discussing buzz and it seems there is a big variance in the buzzing between sets. Some say they hear NO buzzing at all and some are really annoyed by it. There was one post by someone who installs TVs and they said that all ST50s they've seen buzzed to some degree. So are people who say theirs have no buzz just less sensitive to it?
Now mine doesn't buzz too badly. I cannot hear buzzing if watching with the volume on at my regular viewing distance of 12 feet. But with the volume off, I can hear the buzzing from 12 feet and it's quite audible when I put my ear close to the top of the panel. Like a lot of other ST50 owners, I'm torn here. Hate to go through the hassle of exchanging and even if I exchange I might still end up with something that buzzes, even worse. I could learn to live with it, as I can't really hear it with the volume on but it just doesn't feel right, knowing that many have reported no buzzing at all.

I bit the bullet and had another ST50 (50 inch) delivered. It buzzes exactly the same as the previous one (which came from a different shop). My experience with other plasmas is that practically all of them buzz to some extent as well.

Unfortunately I'm already spoiled by the PQ of the ST50, so I've decided I just have to learn to live with the buzzing wink.gif
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post

So after reading through this thread, I want to clear a few things up that I am SURE others are asking themselves right now. So here are the questions that popped into my head throughout reading this discussion.
This is coming from someone who is looking into buying another one of these and I want to do it "right" this time.
1) While D-Nice's info @ HD Junkies provides slides to "prep" the set for his calibrations, it has been mentioned several times that they are NOT to be used for initial aging / break in. So what is recommended for the initial 100 or so hours of aging? I'd love to hear some input on this.
2) Is there a way to break in the set that can help avoid image retention?
3) I notice that sometimes when the TV displays large sections of white picture (for example: in a hockey game or commercial) the screen seems to automatically dim. This is actually picked up as a quick "flicker" and is extremely noticeable when a camera angle changes from the crowd to the ice in a hockey game. I have CATS and the ECO option turned off but it still happens. Does anyone have an idea about what is causing this? It looks like there is an Auto Brightness setting enabled but I can't find it.
4) For the life of me, I can't figure why 3:2 Pulldown is always greyed out. I'm feeding it a 1080i source from my PVR (Bell ExpressVu) so the option should be there in the Custom menu but I can't turn it "ON". Any idea why?
1) Running the slides during the first hours of use still has some benefit, as it ages all of the phosphors evenly during the time the phosphors change the most. However, IMHO, it provides little to no benefit that will actually be noticeable and is a waste of time. My recommendation is to just watch full-screen content / avoid black bars as much as possible during the first 100-150hrs. I've seen pro calibrations say the same.
(edit: the above is assuming that you will not be using D-Nice's reference settings. If you are, I would recommend running the slides as per his instructions.)

2) No. How resistant a particular panel is to IR varies from panel-to-panel. And in my experience, certain models are more or less susceptible to IR. There is nothing you can do to make a panel less susceptible (other than keeping the Contrast down). Some have found that IR is more noticeable during the first xx amount of hours, but it should go away fairly quickly. If it doesn't, I'd consider the panel to be faulty.

3) All plasmas have an Auto Brightness Limiter (ABL) which reduces the load as the picture level increases. Some people have found that the brightness fluctuates during hockey games because of the white ice. I haven't followed this closely, but AFAIK, there hasn't been any solutions for this issue. Because of the lockout, I haven't been watching any hockey (frown.gif) so I haven't actually checked myself.
There may be ways to reduce the effect, by maybe reducing the Contrast, increasing the Brightness or lowering the gamma. However, none of these are ideal solutions because they should all be set to a specific level.

4) Strange... it should be un-greyed on an interlaced source. Sorry, can't help you there.
Edited by rahzel - 11/16/12 at 4:04pm
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Is this buzzing everyone is talking about like an old CRT tv? Is it high pitched?
post #6973 of 9972
ST50-50' no buzzing here, i do hear some normal buzz if i get me ear right beside the set, specially on bright images. But never audible even in silence at some distance. Did not do slides, just avoided black tiles movies on the first 50 hours or more. Its a fantastic set, im truly glad i went back to an old Plasma tech that is still better than mid-class LED´s or LCD. A bang for a buck,.
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Originally Posted by ser_renely View Post

Is this buzzing everyone is talking about like an old CRT tv? Is it high pitched?
Someone posted a video on youtube that has the buzzing sound. Here's the post

The buzzing sound on mine is the same, only I don't need to push the back panel to hear it.
post #6975 of 9972
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Originally Posted by rudds View Post

I'm going to call Panasonic on Monday and try to get an actual technician on the phone to see if I can talk some numbers with them to determine what's normal with regard to the buzzing. Has anyone been successful getting an actual tech on the line, beyond the standard clueless customer service reps?
From what I understand the standard clueless customer service reps are the first line of defense. You will have to explain to them what is going on and then they will either send you over to a tech or one will call you back. Save your self some time and try to be brief with little detail as possible with whoever answers the phone.
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So I just got my replacement 65ST50 delivered yesterday and Iam very happy to report that this one has a much sharper picture. It still isn't noise free but sitting 9.5 feet back it does look much better. On the flip side this panel isn't as perfect as my last one. I see a white vertical line running top to bottom on the right edge of the screen when i had the break in slides running and is only noticeable on the darker slides. Good news is it is a non issue while watching normal programing so Iam not worried about it for now. I know there are a couple of owners on this thread that have this same issue and I believe it hasn't gotten any worse for them as well. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Originally Posted by Chere View Post

So I just got my replacement 65ST50 delivered yesterday and Iam very happy to report that this one has a much sharper picture. It still isn't noise free but sitting 9.5 feet back it does look much better. On the flip side this panel isn't as perfect as my last one. I see a white vertical line running top to bottom on the right edge of the screen when i had the break in slides running and is only noticeable on the darker slides. Good news is it is a non issue while watching normal programing so Iam not worried about it for now. I know there are a couple of owners on this thread that have this same issue and I believe it hasn't gotten any worse for them as well. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Many people have reported that. As much as I hate to I would even call it normal.I doubt anyone who didnt run the slides would ever even know it was there. Mine is long gone. After the slides it wasnt really noticeable unless a white screen and you knew it was there. It is totally gone now.
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Originally Posted by ser_renely View Post

Is this buzzing everyone is talking about like an old CRT tv? Is it high pitched?

Keep in mind those members that have a serious buzz issue are a very small portion of the total population of panels sold. Not everyone is having this issue.

Some members have been "on the fence" with a purchase of this product and because of complaints about buzzing have talked themselves out of an outstanding set.

I am sure you will read that be the vary nature of plasma technology these panels can buzz. I only hear a buzz on an all white screen (example the E-Trade commercial). When watching a movie such as Vertical Limit, which has many bright white snow scenes there is no buzz.

I beleive someone has already quoted to say '"if it annoys you send it back." No one should just settle for a buzz set when the rest of us are enjoing the "H" out of ours.
Edited by Super 8 - 11/16/12 at 1:44pm
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Many people have reported that. As much as I hate to I would even call it normal.I doubt anyone who didnt run the slides would ever even know it was there. Mine is long gone. After the slides it wasnt really noticeable unless a white screen and you knew it was there. It is totally gone now.


I hope you are right but I also figure that if it does get worse it'll probably happen within my return window in the next 30 days. At least I hope so. What surprises me is the level of picture clarity compared to my returned set. I took the time to put the old one next to the new one before it got picked up this morning and put 2 BD copies of Prometheus (rented from redbox) on both sets. The second set absolutely blew the first one in PQ. It had much less noise and looked much better because of it. The irony is that my first set had no line bleeds and was perfect in that aspect. Not even while the green screen previews were playing. My newer set displays these line bleeds during the green previews and even while you have the TV's menu up. Before anyone criticizes me- I want everyone to understand that this was not a scientific test. Both sets were hooked up to two different blu ray players (a samsung BD-P-1600 and the panasonic BD220) and i could only view em sitting 9.5 feet back. I did have the picture settings (cnet's) exactly the same on both though. Same result running slides on both sets as well. I kept em in the same cnet picture settings with the results being the same. Much less noise on my newer set while the first one had perfect screen uniformity and absolutely no line bleeds. I only wish I had the best from both worlds but I'll take the picture clarity from my newer set any day compared to my previous one as long as the vertical bleed doesn't manifest itself in real world picture viewing in the future.

If anyone is curious, I heard absolutely no buzz on both sets. I actually took the time to put my ear behind both sets before I could detect a slight hum so I'm pretty confident that the 65ST50s do well in that regard.

I did test out the video noise level on both sets by switching the panel brightness level between low, medium and high. As mentioned before by an owner on the GT50 thread and quoted here a while back- this is true for the ST50s as well although there is only a very slight difference between the low and medium levels while the highest setting is atrocious. I'm pretty surprised in general that more owners aren't mentioning the sharpness and noise levels on their sets (and i don't mean the oft mentioned 1080i and 720p tv feeds) but I guess from my above experiment it's safe to say that all sets are different and come with their own different issues.
Edited by Chere - 11/16/12 at 2:42pm
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Originally Posted by Super 8 View Post

I beleive someone has already quoted to say '"if it annoys you send it back."
That was my scientific contribution.
post #6981 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Chere View Post

I hope you are right but I also figure that if it does get worse it'll probably happen within my return window in the next 30 days. At least I hope so. What surprises me is the level of picture clarity compared to my returned set. I took the time to put the old one next to the new one before it got picked up this morning and put 2 BD copies of Prometheus (rented from redbox) on both sets. The second set absolutely blew the first one in PQ. It had much less noise and looked much better because of it. The irony is that my first set had no line bleeds and was perfect in that aspect. Not even while the green screen previews were playing. My newer set displays these line bleeds during the green previews and even while you have the TV's menu up. Before anyone criticizes me- I want everyone to understand that this was not a scientific test. Both sets were hooked up to two different blu ray players (a samsung BD-P-1600 and the panasonic BD220) and i could only view em sitting 9.5 feet back. I did have the picture settings (cnet's) exactly the same on both though. Same result running slides on both sets as well. I kept em in the same cnet picture settings with the results being the same. Much less noise on my newer set while the first one had perfect screen uniformity and absolutely no line bleeds. I only wish I had the best from both worlds but I'll take the picture clarity from my newer set any day compared to my previous one as long as the vertical bleed doesn't manifest itself in real world picture viewing in the future.
If anyone is curious, I heard absolutely no buzz on both sets. I actually took the time to put my ear behind both sets before I could detect a slight hum so I'm pretty confident that the 65ST50s do well in that regard.
I did test out the video noise level on both sets by switching the panel brightness level between low, medium and high. As mentioned before by an owner on the GT50 thread and quoted here a while back- this is true for the ST50s as well although there is only a very slight difference between the low and medium levels while the highest setting is atrocious. I'm pretty surprised in general that more owners aren't mentioning the sharpness and noise levels on their sets (and i don't mean the oft mentioned 1080i and 720p tv feeds) but I guess from my above experiment it's safe to say that all sets are different and come with their own different issues.
Good info. Thanks.
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Hello,
I am a first time plasma user. Just got my 65 inch st50. Only have basic cable since I either watch Netflix or DVDs. This is the madness I am running into:
Hardly a channel on basic cable that doesn't have a big blaring logo (fine, in any case I hardly watch basic cable anyway). Hardly anything on Netflix I care about that doesn't have a pillar box or a letter box. I can't seem to dig up a single DVD that is full-screen. On ALL these widescreen DVDs I can never zoom in/stretch the picture enough to fill up the screen. The letterboxes get reduced on zooming but are not eliminated. How in the world am I going to use this plasma without running into burn-in.
Quite dejecting so far. I can certainly run stuff I don't care for but is healthy for the plasma for the firt 100 or so hours. But what about moving forward?
Any ideas/suggestions/contradiction of my experience?
Thanks much.
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Originally Posted by vickg View Post

Hello,
I am a first time plasma user. Just got my 65 inch st50. Only have basic cable since I either watch Netflix or DVDs. This is the madness I am running into:
Hardly a channel on basic cable that doesn't have a big blaring logo (fine, in any case I hardly watch basic cable anyway). Hardly anything on Netflix I care about that doesn't have a pillar box or a letter box. I can't seem to dig up a single DVD that is full-screen. On ALL these widescreen DVDs I can never zoom in/stretch the picture enough to fill up the screen. The letterboxes get reduced on zooming but are not eliminated. How in the world am I going to use this plasma without running into burn-in.
Quite dejecting so far. I can certainly run stuff I don't care for but is healthy for the plasma for the firt 100 or so hours. But what about moving forward?
Any ideas/suggestions/contradiction of my experience?
Thanks much.

Years ago when I first got in to the HD game I also only had basic cable. I quickly learned from my cable co. that I had to upgrade to a HD package as well as rent (or buy) a digital box rather than the standard def cable box I had at the time. Now, I really cant remember the last time I watched a SD broadcast. All my HD cable content is full screen.

My Netflix HD stuff is also full screen. I dont watch DVD's but Blu Ray movies are mostly dependent upon how they are filmed via aspect ratio I think.
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Originally Posted by vickg View Post

On ALL these widescreen DVDs I can never zoom in/stretch the picture enough to fill up the screen. .
Whut? I have never had this problem. Although I have an older panny plasma, between the 4-5 stretch settings, I've always been able to find one that fills the whole screen so I didn't have to worry about a thing when I was breaking it in. If need be, over-stretch it for the first little bit of use. It may not be 'ideal', but it won't be for long and you can rest easy.
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Originally Posted by Super 8 View Post

Keep in mind those members that have a serious buzz issue are a very small portion of the total population of panels sold. Not everyone is having this issue.
Some members have been "on the fence" with a purchase of this product and because of complaints about buzzing have talked themselves out of an outstanding set.
I am sure you will read that be the vary nature of plasma technology these panels can buzz. I only hear a buzz on an all white screen (example the E-Trade commercial). When watching a movie such as Vertical Limit, which has many bright white snow scenes there is no buzz.
I beleive someone has already quoted to say '"if it annoys you send it back." No one should just settle for a buzz set when the rest of us are enjoing the "H" out of ours.

True. Thanks.


Does the gt50 have less of a chance?


I only worry about it because once I get it I can't return it or have anyone come fix it. Moving overseas, military base.
Edited by ser_renely - 11/17/12 at 6:26am
post #6986 of 9972
I got this answered in the gt thread.

Also, I had a question does anyone know what the feature 24, 576 Shades of Gradation is?

It is one of the differences between the GT and ST models and it makes no sense to me, nor does the internet seem to know.
Edited by ser_renely - 11/17/12 at 8:53am
post #6987 of 9972
Hello everyone!

Just received my brand spanking new 65ST50 this morning and I'm like a little girl in a candy store since then (wife just don't understand the excitement sigh lol).

I'm currently running the slides since the past hour or so since I plan to have it ISF cal'ed but something's been bothering me: even though I am currently on FULL screen aspect and set to HD Size 2 I still see black bars around the whole slides that are maybe 4-5 pixels wide... The Pixel Orbiter is also off...

From what I understood from previous posts and threads (both here and on another side that I can't name) it shouldn't be and the picture should fill the WHOLE screen to the very edges of the bezel...

Any idea or I missed something here??

Aside from that nothing to report so far: I have a July 2012 build with the latest firmware, buzzing is pretty much nonexistant unless I stick my head on the set, screen uniformity seems good, seems perfect so far! biggrin.gif
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Urobulus View Post

........ even though I am currently on FULL screen aspect and set to HD Size 2 I still see black bars around the whole slides that are maybe 4-5 pixels wide... The Pixel Orbiter is also off... From what I understood from previous posts and threads (both here and on another side that I can't name) it shouldn't be and the picture should fill the WHOLE screen to the very edges of the bezel... Any idea or I missed something here??

It's normal - it's just a narrow black mask on the panel that's there to hide the absolute edge of the panel. I don't know why you're finding posts that the image should reach to the very edge of the bezel because that just isn't the case. My GT50 has this edge mask also. There are a few other threads here about this in the past month.

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Aside from that nothing to report so far: I have a July 2012 build with the latest firmware, buzzing is pretty much nonexistant unless I stick my head on the set, screen uniformity seems good, seems perfect so far! biggrin.gif

As it should be. Enjoy !
post #6989 of 9972
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Originally Posted by ser_renely View Post

I got this answered in the gt thread.
Also, I had a question does anyone know what the feature 24, 576 Shades of Gradation is?
It is one of the differences between the GT and ST models and it makes no sense to me, nor does the internet seem to know.
In theory it is meant to reduce banding, which is caused when there aren't enough colors or gradients to produce a smooth transition between the available colors or gradients (google image search color banding).

With that said, it's one of the specs used to market the GT50 as being superior to the ST50... it doesn't make much of a difference. There are considerable differences between the two (namely the THX modes, styling, extra ports, and the dual-core processor if apps are important to you), but this isn't one of them.
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Originally Posted by rahzel View Post

In theory it is meant to reduce banding, which is caused when there aren't enough colors or gradients to produce a smooth transition between the available colors or gradients (google image search color banding).
With that said, it's one of the specs used to market the GT50 as being superior to the ST50... it doesn't make much of a difference. There are considerable differences between the two (namely the THX modes, styling, extra ports, and the dual-core processor if apps are important to you), but this isn't one of them.

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