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post #8041 of 9971
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Originally Posted by padgman1 View Post

Having some trouble with using the ARC port ( #2) on my 50 inch ST50 and sending the TV sound to my speakers..........I have enabled the external speakers in the settings menu as the Quick Start menu says and no go.........I have enabled the HDMI control on my Denon 2113ci and no go............I have disconnected the HDMI cable from both and reattached, first to the TV and powering it up, then by attaching to the Denon and powering it up, but still no response.........time for a digital audio cable, or other options??

I have no problem with the coax cable attaching to the ANTENNA/CABLE IN ....just make sure the coax center pin is centered (not bent). The HDMI are input signals, your audio out is the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT optical TOSLINK cable over to your receiver, right next to the ANTENNA/CABLE IN
Does this help?
post #8042 of 9971
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Originally Posted by Spanbauer View Post

The Dark Knight Rises should not fail to impress in terms of picture quality, calibration or not,
Agreed! Maybe its a setting PRBR over looked.
post #8043 of 9971
Anyone notice the dancing pixels (noise?) in shadow area? Is it normal for plasma?
post #8044 of 9971
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Originally Posted by fallengt View Post

Anyone notice the dancing pixels (noise?) in shadow area? Is it normal for plasma?

That sounds like dithering, how many hours do you have on your set ? Is that visible from normal viewing distance ?
post #8045 of 9971
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Originally Posted by HDTBill View Post

I have no problem with the coax cable attaching to the ANTENNA/CABLE IN ....just make sure the coax center pin is centered (not bent). The HDMI are input signals, your audio out is the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT optical TOSLINK cable over to your receiver, right next to the ANTENNA/CABLE IN
Does this help?

It helps.........I'm just trying to use my ARC feature on both my 50ST50 and my Denon receiver so that ( theoretically) I DON'T HAVE to use a digital optical cable for sound from the TV to the receiver to get TV audio through my HT speakers.........

Have ordered said DAC anyway, but any other suggestions? Am awaiting media bridge so I can connect Denon receiver wirelessly to update firmware..........
post #8046 of 9971
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Originally Posted by padgman1 View Post

It helps.........I'm just trying to use my ARC feature on both my 50ST50 and my Denon receiver so that ( theoretically) I DON'T HAVE to use a digital optical cable for sound from the TV to the receiver to get TV audio through my HT speakers..........

Have you been over to the Denon thread? Audio...Amps and Receivers or something like that. Between those threads and/or googling batpigworld, you should find everything you need to troubleshoot the issue.

Edit: I see that you've been in the Denon thread. Have you tried Batpig's website? He has some pretty good instructions for just about everything Denon. And I don't know about the xx13 thread, but Jdsmoothie has some decent ARC instructions in the 2nd or 3rd post of the xx12 thread.
post #8047 of 9971
Well I am back from a long xmas break and wanted to post an scary experience I had with my panny plasma.

I left early one day on xmas break to go run errands and to xmas shopping and was gone from the house for about 6 hours. When I came back from shopping I went to watch my panny plasma only to find out that someone had been watching impractical jokers and paused the dvr leaving the tv froze on the same screen.

Come to find out my son had been watching it before going to school one morning and forgot to turn off the tv. He left for school at about 8:30 and I did not get home until around 2. This means that entire time the screen was frozen. For those of you that dont know the show impractical jokers has a huge super bright non transparent logo on the bottom right of the screen.

I panicked and quickly turned off the show and tried watching regular TV. I literally crapped my pants when I did this because even watching regular TV the impractical joker logo showed!!!! I thought my TV was ruined. The logo burn in was bright and showed on all types of screens. If I turned on a white/grey slide the logo looked like a permanent perfect picture on the screen.

Anyways I decided to try and see if I could get rid of it. So for the rest of the day I tuned to a channel that had no on screen logos and just let the TV play.
I came back to the TV at 7pm and checked the burn in. I noticed that it was still there and relatively easy to see but I did notice some dissipation.
I ran the screen wiping utility 4 successive times to see if that would help. It did a little but not very much.

At this point I thought my TV was screwed. I decided to go to bed and stop obsessing over the burn in. Before I went to bed I ran the d-nice slideshow but I changed the frequency to normal so the colors changed more rapidly. I left it running.

The next morning at around 10:30 am I came back up to my TV and checked.
The burn in was completely gone!! I looked at every color slide and examined as closely as I could but could find no residual signs of the burn in.

Just wanted to say that even if you think you burn in your TV a little patience and diligence may prove you wrong.
post #8048 of 9971
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Originally Posted by Wolowizard View Post

Have you been over to the Denon thread? Audio...Amps and Receivers or something like that. Between those threads and/or googling batpigworld, you should find everything you need to troubleshoot the issue.
Edit: I see that you've been in the Denon thread. Have you tried Batpig's website? He has some pretty good instructions for just about everything Denon. And I don't know about the xx13 thread, but Jdsmoothie has some decent ARC instructions in the 2nd or 3rd post of the xx12 thread.

I have tried these methods to no avail (yet)...........am going to try a couple more times in the next week before the optical cable I ordered from Monoprice solves the problem..........thanks for the input, very appreciated..........
post #8049 of 9971
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Originally Posted by padgman1 View Post

I have tried these methods to no avail (yet)...........am going to try a couple more times in the next week before the optical cable I ordered from Monoprice solves the problem..........thanks for the input, very appreciated..........

It took me a couple times through, fwiw. Do you have any other hdmi cables you could try, just for the heck of it?
post #8050 of 9971
I know there have been 3d settings posted here, but I can't find them. Are people just using the 2d dnice setting and boosting the contrast? Thanks
post #8051 of 9971
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Originally Posted by chunon View Post

That sounds like dithering, how many hours do you have on your set ? Is that visible from normal viewing distance ?
My set is over 200h. Why?
It isn't visiable in normal viewing distance, I must stay close to spot it.Though in some dark screen, I notice the shadow is unsual bright because of this noise.
post #8052 of 9971
If youre not seeing it at normal viewing distance then no worries plasma dither normal behavior
post #8053 of 9971
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Originally Posted by dwoo0418 View Post

Random question, has anyone tried connecting a SNES to the ST50? I have composite cables and have no success getting a picture. I'm not even getting a power up "flash" on the screen when I turn on the console. I've read that you can get a composite to HDMI converter, but wanted to see if anyone has any other takes on this board.

Anyone have any experience with this SNES issue?
post #8054 of 9971
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Originally Posted by dwoo0418 View Post

Anyone have any experience with this SNES issue?

Are you using the supplied cable that came with the ST50? Please refer to pages 19 and 20 in the manual.
post #8055 of 9971
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Originally Posted by mgrotel View Post

I know there have been 3d settings posted here, but I can't find them. Are people just using the 2d dnice setting and boosting the contrast? Thanks
I found the default Cinema picture mode looks best with the Panasonic glasses. Whatever you use, there's no need to boost the contrast as the 3D image itself is already drastically brightened to compensate for the glasses.
post #8056 of 9971
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Originally Posted by Wolowizard View Post

It took me a couple times through, fwiw. Do you have any other hdmi cables you could try, just for the heck of it?

Waiting for one from Monoprice.........originally ordered one that was ~6 inches too short for the connection mad.gif , bought another at Wally World that is not a nicely colored Monoprice one, but evidently is not "working right"..............
post #8057 of 9971
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Originally Posted by TennisFreak View Post

I literally crapped my pants
Really? First I've heard of this happening over a little IR.
post #8058 of 9971
I have more questions................

I have been watching TV on my 50ST50 for 2 days now.........no problems, image fine. I have NOT "cured" the unit with a slide show or other prep process. .........Now, when I am trying to watch DVD form my new Panasonic Bluray player, I see flickering static on the TV in both dark and light fields ( ie. the whole time)...........as long as the movie is playing, it's not bad, but when it's on a dark screen, it is very noticable...........is this normal, and if not, SHOULD I run sort sort of "curing" process to eliminate it? Or is this a disc problem ( it has happened with 2 so far)?
post #8059 of 9971
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Originally Posted by dwoo0418 View Post

Anyone have any experience with this SNES issue?

I don't think you would be getting the power up flash unless there was a signal successfully being transmitted from the SNES to your TV. It sounds like the issue is with your SNES. Have you tried it with another TV?
post #8060 of 9971
We,ve been using a 50st50 for about a month and need a boost in audio on a budget. The quickest fix would be a soundbar, however, we have 3 hdmi devices connected. Does this mean the soundbar needs 3 hdmi connections too? I'm trying to wrap my head around this setup wink.gif
post #8061 of 9971
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Originally Posted by padgman1 View Post

I have more questions................
I have been watching TV on my 50ST50 for 2 days now.........no problems, image fine. I have NOT "cured" the unit with a slide show or other prep process. .........Now, when I am trying to watch DVD form my new Panasonic Bluray player, I see flickering static on the TV in both dark and light fields ( ie. the whole time)...........as long as the movie is playing, it's not bad, but when it's on a dark screen, it is very noticable...........is this normal, and if not, SHOULD I run sort sort of "curing" process to eliminate it? Or is this a disc problem ( it has happened with 2 so far)?
Probably just a bad DVD. Most of my DVDs look great up converted through my ps3, some older ones have a lot of static like you said. Try another DVD. And if it flickers during a blu ray switch to 60hz for 24p.
post #8062 of 9971
^^^ Addendum: I put one of my DVDs in and the problem still occurs........possibly a problem with the connection/HDMI cable.......will reconfigure in the morning and see what happens.

I'm noticing that when I switch to the Bluray input on my Denon to play DVDs/Blurays, My TV screen will do the flickering pixel dance all over the screen.........should this be happening? Is this indicative of a bad connection?
post #8063 of 9971
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Originally Posted by padgman1 View Post

^^^ Addendum: I put one of my DVDs in and the problem still occurs........possibly a problem with the connection/HDMI cable.......will reconfigure in the morning and see what happens.
I'm noticing that when I switch to the Bluray input on my Denon to play DVDs/Blurays, My TV screen will do the flickering pixel dance all over the screen.........should this be happening? Is this indicative of a bad connection?

Sounds like what you are talking about is dithering. Lower the brightness to make it less noticeable. Its something that all plasmas do. What settings/presets are you using? I lowered the brightness on mine and it got a little too dark so upped the contrast to make it brighter. Currtelly using another posters settings as a base, changed the contrast to 90 and brightness to 48 and it looks great. Never did the curing process either.
post #8064 of 9971
To all my fellow canadians for people with bell fibe do you select 1080i or 720p option since there is no auto on them. I know rogers used to be auto btw. Ive noticed 720p migh be a lil sharper btw.
post #8065 of 9971
I'd like to request a PM from anyone who "recently" bought a ST50 and was able to get what they consider a very good deal.

FWIW, I'm hunting for a 65" in either the ST or GT lines; just trying to find the best deal!

Thanks and happy holidays!

B
post #8066 of 9971
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Originally Posted by stevensly View Post

We,ve been using a 50st50 for about a month and need a boost in audio on a budget. The quickest fix would be a soundbar, however, we have 3 hdmi devices connected. Does this mean the soundbar needs 3 hdmi connections too? I'm trying to wrap my head around this setup wink.gif

No, you would continue to use the ST to switch Inputs and just put an optical cable out of the ST to the soundbar. Most soundbars will have the digital optical input.
post #8067 of 9971
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Originally Posted by gomess023 View Post

To all my fellow canadians for people with bell fibe do you select 1080i or 720p option since there is no auto on them. I know rogers used to be auto btw. Ive noticed 720p migh be a lil sharper btw.

I do know that all channels fed to your box are in 720p. So the decision has to be made whether you want the box to interlace and upscale to 1080i (at which it is probably not very good at) and feed that to the TV which deinterlaces that or whether you want the TV to take the 720p signal, and upscale to 1080p. Perhaps you have found the answer to that as I believe a couple of people on digitalhome.ca are feeding 720p to their Panasonics despite the general sentiment that the Panasonics do not handle 720p that well. In essence, there are less processing steps and the video processing in the Bell Fibe boxes are not going to be very good.
post #8068 of 9971
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Originally Posted by chunon View Post

If youre not seeing it at normal viewing distance then no worries plasma dither normal behavior
I do notice the effect from 6-7 feet but only in some dark content/area where black is brighter/less sharp because of these noise, not in major content.
Reduce brightness is also reduce noise and less visible but I have to reduce black level that only 19-25 bars flash (AVS HD709 disc).

One weird thing is Dynamic Preset seems to have less dithering problem (also darker) than other preset, with the same contrast setting.
Edited by fallengt - 12/30/12 at 9:50am
post #8069 of 9971
Just tried both settings out 720 is def sharper than 1080i which sometimes
Can look a little blurry on bell fibe.
post #8070 of 9971
I continue to have problems with connecting to WiFi (55" ST50). Yesterday Panasonic support had me disable encryption on my DSL router and then manually enter default gateway, IP address, DNS, and subnet mask. I was finally able to get all but the last checkbox in the connection test to work, but was still unable to connect to Viera Connect. Panasonic support at that point basically said that they couldn't help me any further.

I then reset the encryption on the DSL modem and manually put in all the same network settings on the TV, but the TV keeps deleting them. Everytime I go back to the network screen, it shows -.-.-.- for all settings. I reenter them, back out of the screen, and then when I go back in they're gone again. Out of frustration I then switched back to automatic detection and for one single session everything worked magically. I was able to watch a couple YouTube videos and navigate the menu a bit. Then when I switched the TV back on later, again, no connection. And just as frustrating, the TV keeps erasing the security key so that I have to reenter that every time I try to connect as well.

The only way I've reliably connected is via Ethernet, but I'd rather use WiFi if I can get it to work. Has anyone else had problems like this?
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