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post #9511 of 9972
Really does not help me with my current situation as I wouldn't have near that much unless I return this set and this problem is not that big of a deal if it's not going to get worse.
post #9512 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Bubbleboyjones View Post

I noticed a odd thing over the last 2 nights with my 50" ST50. For some reason my set turns off and back on when watching CNN? eek.gif I've only noticed it watching CNN so far. I've had the set since July 2012


Is my set a Republican?


But seriously anyone have any ideas? It literally just turns off and comes back on like 10 seconds later.

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Originally Posted by evident View Post

I started noticing this problem too. usually it occurs on the weekend if i've had my tv on for more than 4 hours. I would just turn it back on and it would be ok. But it happened yesterday when i had the tv on for less than 30 minutes. it should shut off and then turn back on when i was watching comcast sportsnet.

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Originally Posted by Bubbleboyjones View Post

Ok, are you on Comcast cable too? I wonder if there is some kind of weird signal thing happening causing this.


Here's what google shows

http://www.tv.com/television-hardware/panasonic-st50-turns-off-mysteriously-help/topic/112-3364022/msgs.html
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=212695



I've had the same issues, myself, in fact, that's my post you guys found from the Google search. I haven't had anyone come take a look at it, but I've found that I unplug the set from the outlet when I'm not using the set, that seems to fix it. I just use a light switch to make it easy. I've been doing it for over a month and it hasn't turned off since.
post #9513 of 9972
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Originally Posted by ttringle View Post

Really does not help me with my current situation as I wouldn't have near that much unless I return this set and this problem is not that big of a deal if it's not going to get worse.
I already said return it. What did you pay and what size did you get?
post #9514 of 9972
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Originally Posted by ttringle View Post

Really does not help me with my current situation as I wouldn't have near that much unless I return this set and this problem is not that big of a deal if it's not going to get worse.
OK. I suppose youre not as picky as many around here.
I just checked for you though. You can return the ST50 and get a 60ST60 for $1499 all from Amazon. It says that you have to wait 1-2 months but someone just said they only waited 2 weeks. If you ordered it and talked to Amazon you wouldnt be without a tv for ling most likely and will have a much better model. Thats what I would do.
Btw Best Buy will price match Amazon. So if theres one near you then you can get it there for $1499 but you will have to pay tax.
Good luck.
post #9515 of 9972
Ok so I just calibrated this display with the Spears and Munsil 2nd edition disc and I'm a little worried about the contrast value that I came out with. I started out using the CNET settings with a contrast setting at 82 and ending up dropping it all the way down to 70 on the Spears and Munsil disc in order to avoid clipping the higher whites. This just has me curious because I've looked through all kinds of setting found online for this TV and I have yet to see a contrast settings of less than 76. Has anyone else used the Spears and Munsil, Disney WoW, or any other disc and came out with a similar value for contrast?

My settings now are
Contrast: 70
Brightness: 59
Color: 50
Color Temp: Warm 2
Gamma: 2.6
Edited by Powers16 - 6/20/13 at 11:42pm
post #9516 of 9972
I have not but that is too low. These are my professionally calibrated settings:
Con 90
Br 58
Co 52
Tin +1
Sha +20
Warm 1
Gamma 2.4
post #9517 of 9972
@Powers
Actually while the contrast might seem too low they are very near the professional calibration done for that set by DNice. While it may seem low it's so details are not blown out by having the Contrast too high. But in the end it's your personal taste that will win out. I can say after having it at 67 for a week that 90 is way too high, but thats just me.
post #9518 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Powers16 View Post

Ok so I just calibrated this display with the Spears and Munsil 2nd edition disc and I'm a little worried about the contrast value that I came out with. I started out using the CNET settings with a contrast setting at 82 and ending up dropping it all the way down to 70 on the Spears and Munsil disc in order to avoid clipping the higher whites. This just has me curious because I've looked through all kinds of setting found online for this TV and I have yet to see a contrast settings of less than 76. Has anyone else used the Spears and Munsil, Disney WoW, or any other disc and came out with a similar value for contrast?

My settings now are
Contrast: 70
Brightness: 59
Color: 50
Color Temp: Warm 2
Gamma: 2.6

Unless you are gaming on or using a PC you really don't need to worry about clipping anything above 240, hardly any content there. My set(VT50) clips at 244 at 100 contrast.
post #9519 of 9972
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Originally Posted by ttringle View Post

@Powers
Actually while the contrast might seem too low they are very near the professional calibration done for that set by DNice. While it may seem low it's so details are not blown out by having the Contrast too high. But in the end it's your personal taste that will win out. I can say after having it at 67 for a week that 90 is way too high, but thats just me.
Mine was calibrated for a bright room and DNice calibrated for a dark room. Many people think DNice settings are too dark.
post #9520 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

OK. I suppose youre not as picky as many around here.
I just checked for you though. You can return the ST50 and get a 60ST60 for $1499 all from Amazon. It says that you have to wait 1-2 months but someone just said they only waited 2 weeks. If you ordered it and talked to Amazon you wouldnt be without a tv for ling most likely and will have a much better model. Thats what I would do.
Btw Best Buy will price match Amazon. So if theres one near you then you can get it there for $1499 but you will have to pay tax.
Good luck.

I'm thinking hard on doing this. But the odd thing is they charged me Tax on this set, (IL), and I thought they didn't charge tax yet across the board. Do you have the ST60? And is the line bleed better on that set?, I know all plasmas have that and Tron is just prime for that in certain scenes but I want to make sure the panel I get is working right while I can return it.. I found out that the buzzing is likely caused by some screws not having washers so I know that I can get that fixed or use that as part of the reason to return the set until I can get the other one. I'll check with Best Buy but I had a stroke last year which is why i got it through Amazon.
post #9521 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Mine was calibrated for a bright room and DNice calibrated for a dark room. Many people think DNice settings are too dark.

I think one factor is the gamma seems a little darker also don't care for that look
post #9522 of 9972
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Originally Posted by ttringle View Post

I'm thinking hard on doing this. But the odd thing is they charged me Tax on this set, (IL), and I thought they didn't charge tax yet across the board. Do you have the ST60? And is the line bleed better on that set?, I know all plasmas have that and Tron is just prime for that in certain scenes but I want to make sure the panel I get is working right while I can return it.. I found out that the buzzing is likely caused by some screws not having washers so I know that I can get that fixed or use that as part of the reason to return the set until I can get the other one. I'll check with Best Buy but I had a stroke last year which is why i got it through Amazon.
I have the ST50.
The ST60 is universally considered a significantly better set.
BB delivers.
post #9523 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I have the ST50.
The ST60 is universally considered a significantly better set.
BB delivers.

Yeah, just checked and they said it isn't in my area. Gonna check with Amazon about returning it and getting the ST60, I have a couple of options the least of which Amazon may try to keep me from outright returning this, which might garner me a little price break. Will I get dinged If I do Return it within the 30 days?? Would have to factor that in my costs.
post #9524 of 9972
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Originally Posted by ttringle View Post

Yeah, just checked and they said it isn't in my area. Gonna check with Amazon about returning it and getting the ST60, I have a couple of options the least of which Amazon may try to keep me from outright returning this, which might garner me a little price break. Will I get dinged If I do Return it within the 30 days?? Would have to factor that in my costs.
No. Its a defective set. They will charge you to return a good set so make it clear that it is defective from the very beginning.
post #9525 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I already said return it. What did you pay and what size did you get?

Sorry, didn't see this. I got the 60' and paid $1200 and tax.
post #9526 of 9972
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Originally Posted by ttringle View Post

Sorry, didn't see this. I got the 60' and paid $1200 and tax.
Thats not a bad deal. But I would still get the ST60 if you can get it for $1499.
post #9527 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

No. Its a defective set. They will charge you to return a good set so make it clear that it is defective from the very beginning.
Gotcha, I.ll make it clear when I call then. How long will Amazon take to return the money? Any ideas?
post #9528 of 9972
A few days after they get it. But that wont matter if you apply it to an ST60.
post #9529 of 9972
Yeah, just will have to use my LG while I am waiting unless they do the swap at the time they deliver the ST60. Little worried about the input lag on the ST60 but with the stroke gaming is pretty restricted right now anyway.
post #9530 of 9972
Ask them how long the wait will be for the ST60. It would be to their advantage to bring it while picking up the ST50.
post #9531 of 9972
Yeah that's what I am hoping, if they just bill me for the ST60 and drop off the new while picking up the old then I'll def pull the trigger, depends on the price and taxes.
post #9532 of 9972
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Originally Posted by ttringle View Post

Yeah that's what I am hoping, if they just bill me for the ST60 and drop off the new while picking up the old then I'll def pull the trigger, depends on the price and taxes.
Im pretty certain they will if you talk right. Amazon is great to work with. The fact that you are doing the exchange will probably put you further up on the waiting list for the ST60.
post #9533 of 9972
Hi, I'm new here..

I recently bought

Panasonic Plasma TV (PSN-THP50ST50K) together with
Panasonic Home Theater System (PSN-SCXH185) and
Panasonic Blue-Ray DVD Player (PSN-DMPBDT110)

The current problem is, when I connect USB Devices to play some HD Movies which can output 5.1 sound system tested from PC, my TV will only give audio output only when set PCM in setting. When SPDIF is set to Auto from TV, no sound coming out. I only get 2.0 stereo output from my 5.1 speakers... Any advice?

Here how I connect my TV with some devices

HDMI 1: Set Top Box (Astro)
HDMI 2 via ARC Mode: Panasonic Home Theater System (PSN-SCXH185)
HDMI 3: Panasonic Blue-Ray DVD Player (PSN-DMPBDT110)

Thanks smile.gif
post #9534 of 9972
Are you connecting a USB thumb drive or Hard drive? What are you connecting it to? TV or Bluray player?
post #9535 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Latinoheat View Post

Are you connecting a USB thumb drive or Hard drive? What are you connecting it to? TV or Bluray player?

I connect it using hard drive to TV since my both players cannot detect the hard drive..
post #9536 of 9972
just got myself a THP65ST50A and whilst searching the net for calibrations (yes i know not every tv is the same) all i can find it D-nice's settings, which dont correspond to my tv, i have uk version or something, and trying to find settings for my tv have proved to be a nightmare, seems as though only americans like their tv set up nice haha, so ive got myself the disney WOW disc and going to give it a go. Is there anything i should know before giving this a crack, any tips?
post #9537 of 9972
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Originally Posted by lufkin View Post

just got myself a THP65ST50A and whilst searching the net for calibrations (yes i know not every tv is the same) all i can find it D-nice's settings, which dont correspond to my tv, i have uk version or something, and trying to find settings for my tv have proved to be a nightmare, seems as though only americans like their tv set up nice haha, so ive got myself the disney WOW disc and going to give it a go. Is there anything i should know before giving this a crack, any tips?
-Use True Cinema mode as a starting point as that is the closest mode out of the box on the EUR models.
-Remember that the Contrast control is essentially the white level, or peak brightness of your display. Just because the test pattern says it's ok to set it to 100 doesn't mean that's the right setting. If there's no negative effects setting the contrast at 100 but you find that it's too bright, lower the contrast to avoid eye strain.
-The included blue filter is better than nothing for setting Color, but it rarely works right on flat panels. The proper way to set color in depth is with a meter. If the color control seems too high after setting it with the blue filter, set it back to default or lower it until it looks right by eye, because chances are that it is too high.
post #9538 of 9972
As said the blue filter on some calibration discs is the bare minimum. Spears and munsil's disc only comes with a blue filter but it does have a foldable one to account for different display technologies. While a meter is best you are probably better off getting a pro to do the calibration instead of buying a meter. Unless you are looking to get serious with your calibration. If you just got the set though, you really want to break in the set during the first 100 - 150 hours as the panel will change slightly over that first 150 or so. At least thats what pros like Dnice say.

You might want to pick up DVE HD Basics as it explains more about the rudimentary controls on sets and gives good video walkthroughs of the basics, it also comes with Red Blue and Green filters for if you want to try and get the best color calibration without a Meter. But that also depends on which set you have because the ST50 at least in the States doesn't gave all the Isf level controls for adjusting color and gamma.
post #9539 of 9972
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Originally Posted by pirates killer View Post

I connect it using hard drive to TV since my both players cannot detect the hard drive..
Basically the TV is doing the audio processing, unless under viera cast you have the audio output set to Home theater. I have a dedicated receiver and don't have an HDMI cable that supports HDMI return audio channel. If the HTIB supports that (not sure why it wouldn't, other than this isn't a feature heavy setup) then it technically should be able to play back at least DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1. DTS MA and Dolby True HD both require HDMI or the use of software that decodes it and passes it as PCM to a receiver.

The real limitation here is that you are playing these videos using the viera cast video player and while it does work may be why you aren't getting what you think you should. Also therer have been plenty of files that have stated 5.1 while not really providing it. You can use VLC on a computer to verify how many channels the audio stream contains to be sure.

hope some of this info helps.
post #9540 of 9972
I gave up trying to use the Disney WoW disc - if I calibrated brightness correctly for blacks, the all-white calibration screen looked wrong. If I corrected it and went back to the black screen, that looked wrong...

I pretty much just run True Cinema now during the evening and night, and Cinema during the day or during 3D content!
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