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post #7321 of 9971
Now that I have my new 55st50 is there a benefit to registering the product with Panasonic? I think they give you an option to create a profile on their site and enter the serial# model# etc to "register" the TV.

Did you guys do this?
post #7322 of 9971
FOr people that game is d nice settings good. I tried em myself his settings seems to give me no ir. when i gamed with cnet settings it gave me a little ir from the cod hud. Anyone has any settings for game mode cause game mode seems to have virtually no input lag
post #7323 of 9971
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Originally Posted by rahzel View Post

Reason being that the larger panels (60/65) are slightly different than the smaller panels (50/55).
If you're not using D-Nice's settings, don't bother with the slides.


Couple of questions. I have an 65S2. I am now helping a family member purchase a 65ST50. Are the same slides valid? (20 slides White to grey to black to red to green to blue)

We will be running them for at least 100 hours to even out the color fade and IR possibility.

Anyway, does anyone have settings for the 65" when using the slides?

Thanks much
post #7324 of 9971
Ok....Ok.....So I just got the tv everything looks legit....no damaged box, no spider cracks in the screen....now time to turn on.....so I am preparing for slide prep and realize....do I change the picture mode to "custom" in the main menu???? D-Nice's prep settings says picture mode custom, just wondering....because custom default is at 100% contrast...thanks and please reply soon so I can start the slides...thanks.
post #7325 of 9971
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Originally Posted by kstyv View Post

Couple of questions. I have an 65S2. I am now helping a family member purchase a 65ST50. Are the same slides valid? (20 slides White to grey to black to red to green to blue)
We will be running them for at least 100 hours to even out the color fade and IR possibility.
Anyway, does anyone have settings for the 65" when using the slides?
Thanks much
If you're not using D-Nice's settings, then you don't have to run them. They won't reduce IR or make any noticeable difference to the PQ. Just run fullscreen content for the first 100-150hrs.

D-Nice's is the only one who has posted settings using his prep slides. If you want to try his settings, even though they're for the 50/55 models, then run the slides. He changed them a bit this year, so use the ones specifically meant for the 2012 ST50. They're posted at the 'other' forum that cannot be mentioned.

I didn't run the slides, but If you want to try my settings, they're posted on page 153 of this thread.
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Originally Posted by PawnPower View Post

Ok....Ok.....So I just got the tv everything looks legit....no damaged box, no spider cracks in the screen....now time to turn on.....so I am preparing for slide prep and realize....do I change the picture mode to "custom" in the main menu???? D-Nice's prep settings says picture mode custom, just wondering....because custom default is at 100% contrast...thanks and please reply soon so I can start the slides...thanks.
Yes, set it to Custom and leave everything default as per his instructions. Make sure to disable the pixel orbiter, too.
post #7326 of 9971
Just how noticeable should dither be when u are upclose and is dither those little whitish particles around like a dark scene?
post #7327 of 9971
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Originally Posted by GatorRican View Post

Now that I have my new 55st50 is there a benefit to registering the product with Panasonic? I think they give you an option to create a profile on their site and enter the serial# model# etc to "register" the TV.
Did you guys do this?
I register all of my electronics. Seems like a good idea if you ever need to use the factory warranty. Sometimes companies will even extend your warranty a little bit if you register.
Edited by Bond 007 - 11/28/12 at 4:04pm
post #7328 of 9971
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Originally Posted by gomess023 View Post

Just how noticeable should dither be when u are upclose and is dither those little whitish particles around like a dark scene?

Is normal to see it upclose, but on the distance its perfect wink.gif
post #7329 of 9971
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Originally Posted by grik View Post

Is normal to see it upclose, but on the distance its perfect wink.gif

Yup i noticed that too. I can only see dither when i come like 6 inches and look for it. For some reason there is virtually no dither when i game on my ps3
post #7330 of 9971
TV is working good. Only issue so far is NetFlix lip sync is off by a bit. I tried searching thread for this issue, and I'm sure it has been covered, but I was unable to find out how to fix it. I am streaming via WiFi the Walking Dead. The HD quality, although not bluray, is very decent, but my sound is off. I am using the TV speakers...help!

EDIT: OTOH I was happy to see the st50 recognized my dual band router and was able to achieve WiFi connection via 5GHz. I am surprised I haven't read many posts showing this TV as dual band capable... rolleyes.gif
Edited by GatorRican - 11/29/12 at 7:57am
post #7331 of 9971
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Originally Posted by Scott Tucker View Post

Ugh! Going on 4 weeks since my ST55 crapped out. Service guy says he's waiting for a backordered A-Board. Man, I miss my TV so much. Anyone have any knowledge of how long a backordered part takes to arrive? Sucks to have a new TV sitting there broken.

Panasonic called me yesterday and to say they closed my service ticket. WTF? They cannot tell me why, only that they will escalate. So, I call the local Service Center who said he ordered the A-Board to fix the TV, and he tells I cancelled the service order. Again, WTF? I'm like, Dude, why would I be patiently waiting to have my TV fixed for 4 weeks now and cancel the order? What a total cluster FUC this is. Today Panasonic calls and the escalator guy doesn't know anything at all. I tell him I've been waiting for 4 weeks to get my TV fixed, and ask how long will the back ordered part take to arrive? He says he doesn't know. I AM SO PISSED OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brand new TV and it's sitting unplugged for a month becuase if I plug it in, it just clicks over and over and over until I unplug it again. I told the guy at Panasonic I would like a new TV. He said that's not how it works. I say so how much longer do I have to go without a TV? I've had no TV for a month now. Hell, I haven't had a servicer in the home to even look at it. All they did is call ask questions, order a part, call a week later to say it's backordered, and now they cancel my order and say I did? WTF? Wow, not a big fan of Panasonic right now. Escalation guy says he'll call me back when there is an update. Wow! thanks for letting me vent.
post #7332 of 9971
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rene52 View Post

I am getting ready to order the 60ST50 ,the question I have is it worth to get the extended warranty from Best Buy ? Thanks .

There are several Extended Warranty threads here already, please don't clog this ST50 thread with warranty discussions as they always end up turning into arguments. Post in the warranty threads. Thanks smile.gif
post #7333 of 9971
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GreggDevine View Post

I have seen many postings on here with the best picture settings for the st50. I have a uk st50b which I think has different settings options I.e. no custom picture option. Anyone recommend some settings for the uk st50 to get the best out of the tv?

This forum is USA-based and there are only a few UK readers here - and AFAIK they haven't posted settings which would be futile anyway since the UK models have completely different settings menus than our North American models. None of our settings will pertain to any of the UK/Euro/Asian/Oceanic models.

Try the UK-based AVForums - there may be some good UK/Euro settings there:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/


Cheers smile.gif
post #7334 of 9971
Hi all,
I've got around 50 hours on a 50st50 and started to notice something. I'm not sure if this would qualify as banding, but let's say the screen was showing a guy wearing a had. At the brim of the hat, you'd see like a shadow or trailing horizontal edge to the right, sort of like if the picture was out of focus. Work your way down, and the same thing would be showing at the persons shoulder, It's so hard to explain!
I've tried messing around with the contrast/sharpness/brightness with no luck, but this seems to be random. Another good example would be if a box was on screen, you'd see the left and right edge shadows extending all the way across the screen. The problem is, this doesn't happen all the time and sometimes the issue is obvious and other times you have to look for it.
Maybe this is banding? I haven't run any slide to check yet. The gray slide is the best to point out this defect?
I'll try to snap some photos next time.

Otherwise, HD channels are beautiful, but SDs look terribly out of focus/blurry at times.

FYI, no IR's so far. Panel date: October 2012
post #7335 of 9971
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

There are several Extended Warranty threads here already, please don't clog this ST50 thread with warranty discussions as they always end up turning into arguments. Post in the warranty threads. Thanks smile.gif
Hi Randy,
i just scrolled through the menu and didn't see a 'warranty' section.
Can you help me out?

Thanks!
post #7336 of 9971
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Originally Posted by stevensly View Post

Hi all,
I've got around 50 hours on a 50st50 and started to notice something. I'm not sure if this would qualify as banding, but let's say the screen was showing a guy wearing a had. At the brim of the hat, you'd see like a shadow or trailing horizontal edge to the right, sort of like if the picture was out of focus. Work your way down, and the same thing would be showing at the persons shoulder, It's so hard to explain!
I've tried messing around with the contrast/sharpness/brightness with no luck, but this seems to be random. Another good example would be if a box was on screen, you'd see the left and right edge shadows extending all the way across the screen. The problem is, this doesn't happen all the time and sometimes the issue is obvious and other times you have to look for it.
Maybe this is banding? I haven't run any slide to check yet. The gray slide is the best to point out this defect?
I'll try to snap some photos next time.
Otherwise, HD channels are beautiful, but SDs look terribly out of focus/blurry at times.
FYI, no IR's so far. Panel date: October 2012

sounds like that might be line bleed. put in a bluray and pause it on the green "PG-13" screen, see if it does it there. that screen seems to be were line bleed is at its worst.
post #7337 of 9971
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Originally Posted by Scott Tucker View Post

Panasonic called me yesterday and to say they closed my service ticket. WTF? They cannot tell me why, only that they will escalate. So, I call the local Service Center who said he ordered the A-Board to fix the TV, and he tells I cancelled the service order. Again, WTF? I'm like, Dude, why would I be patiently waiting to have my TV fixed for 4 weeks now and cancel the order? What a total cluster FUC this is. Today Panasonic calls and the escalator guy doesn't know anything at all. I tell him I've been waiting for 4 weeks to get my TV fixed, and ask how long will the back ordered part take to arrive? He says he doesn't know. I AM SO PISSED OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brand new TV and it's sitting unplugged for a month becuase if I plug it in, it just clicks over and over and over until I unplug it again. I told the guy at Panasonic I would like a new TV. He said that's not how it works. I say so how much longer do I have to go without a TV? I've had no TV for a month now. Hell, I haven't had a servicer in the home to even look at it. All they did is call ask questions, order a part, call a week later to say it's backordered, and now they cancel my order and say I did? WTF? Wow, not a big fan of Panasonic right now. Escalation guy says he'll call me back when there is an update. Wow! thanks for letting me vent.
WOW! I dont really know what to say. You are handling it better than I probably would. I would be calling them every day from now on until you can get something concrete. Do you have a work order # or anything to prove you have been going through this? Ask peoples names (this can be surprisingly effective sometimes) and request a supervisor on every call. You should be compensated somehow but you need some evidence. If nothing else a higher model and they can keep the A-Board. Tell them to email you something. Dont let it stress you too much though. It is just a tv and it will work out eventually.
post #7338 of 9971
Any particular reason d nice keeps 3:2 pull down on auto and cnet keeps it on on. How will either setting affect my set on 1080i content using hdmi cable for tv viewing. And does that option affect 720 p or 1080 p content?
post #7339 of 9971
Anyone using game mode to game
On this? Is so what are ur settings?
post #7340 of 9971
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Originally Posted by gomess023 View Post

Do u guys use 1080i or 720p for tv viewing
If you have a 1080p display and you are asking about the broadcast resolution for TV channels, then your set always converts 1080i and 720p to 1080p.

ABC, ESPN, and Fox are the only 720p stations. All the rest are 1080i. Some cable companies may convert 720p to 1080i before it gets to you. All the cable boxes that I've had will output your choice of 1080i or 720p.
post #7341 of 9971
ah crap after reading up on 'line bleed' that's exactly what it is!
Can this be fixed via calibration or is this a defect in the panel?
Is line bleed just as prominent as banding?

kinda disappointed here mad.gif
post #7342 of 9971
Whats the best way to get rid of ir? Is it running the scroll bar, running the slide ive heard just running the white slides will do. Or is it just watching full hd content
post #7343 of 9971
A couple of questions on pixel orbiter:

1. Is the general consensus to leave it on, i.e. no effect on PQ?

2. If I were to go calibrate the TV myself using an X-Rite, should I leave it on during the calibration? Or, will that cause issues?

Thanks.
post #7344 of 9971
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Originally Posted by gomess023 View Post

Whats the best way to get rid of ir? Is it running the scroll bar, running the slide ive heard just running the white slides will do. Or is it just watching full hd content
Regular full-screen content or the scroll bar.
post #7345 of 9971
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Originally Posted by CLEHD View Post

A couple of questions on pixel orbiter:
1. Is the general consensus to leave it on, i.e. no effect on PQ?
2. If I were to go calibrate the TV myself using an X-Rite, should I leave it on during the calibration? Or, will that cause issues?
Thanks.
No effect on pq. I leave it on because I cant tell the difference and it is supposed to be helpful.
post #7346 of 9971
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Originally Posted by grik View Post

Is normal to see it upclose, but on the distance its perfect wink.gif

What is the point of dither?

Last night was the first night w/ my brand new 55ST50 and for a minute there I thought there was something wrong with my set. I even took a phone video of it, but then I read your comments. When you are very close to the screen it looks like is snowing with little dots everywhere but from my viewing distance...nothing! I had never seen this on any other panel I've ever owned. rolleyes.gif
post #7347 of 9971
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Originally Posted by GatorRican View Post

What is the point of dither?
Last night was the first night w/ my brand new 55ST50 and for a minute there I thought there was something wrong with my set. I even took a phone video of it, but then I read your comments. When you are very close to the screen it looks like is snowing with little dots everywhere but from my viewing distance...nothing! I had never seen this on any other panel I've ever owned. rolleyes.gif

Its normal on Plasma tech, it actually improves your viewing experience. The use of dithering helps to reduce banding: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dither
post #7348 of 9971
Are folks watching 3D content in 48/hz to reduce crosstalk?
Edited by evilaviator - 11/29/12 at 7:44am
post #7349 of 9971
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Originally Posted by Radeon120 View Post

Search D-Nice panasonic st50 calibration at H D J.This forum appears not to allow links.
mgrotel
Direct tv 1080i is setting
I tryed several settings from the net..These are D-Nice settings non prep 55st50 (thanks D-Nice).Work best for my application 60st50.
Picture
Picture Mode: Custom
Contrast: 78
Brightness: 56
Color: 45
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Color Temp: Warm2
Photo Enhancement: Off
C.A.T.S: Off
Video NR: Off
Pro Settings
Colorspace: Normal
W/B High R: +1
W/B High G: 0
W/B High B: +2
W/B Low R: +12
W/B Low G: 0
W/B Low B: +4
Black Extension: 0
Gamma Adjustment: 2.6
Panel Brightness: Mid
Contour Emphasis: Off
AGC: 0
HDMI Settings
***Leave all settings in this menu at their default***
Advance Picture
Block NR: Off
Mosquito NR: Off
Motion Smoother: Off
Black Level: Light
3:2 PullDown: Auto

I just wanted to tell ya , that I like your setting over D-Nice and CNET. Thanks
post #7350 of 9971
Is anyone on this thread having buyers remorse about not going with a gt50?
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