Originally Posted by Lestat Phoenix
Hello, sharpness does nothing from 0-100 i really cant tell a difference. The resolution enhancer or 1080p pure direct changes the colors ever so slightly makes then a tad darker. Game mode has the most impact from my custom settings but the blur is still there. Maybe it has something to do with the PS3 outputting in 720p, my 360 is good, which up-scales everything to 1080p...
I have the same issue. If you put your xbox 360 in 720p it will do it as well. It gives the picture a blotty, smeared, oil painting look, especially things at a distance. This makes faces look like a painting too.
I tried a ST50 & a GT50, both have the 720p issue but I can confirm that last years ST30 did not have the issue at all.
This is a huge disappointment to me because otherwise I am well pleased with it. I am thinking about keeping the GT50 anyway cause I just can't bring myself to spend the money for a LED set & I'm having trouble tracking down a GT or VT30 in a 55" new.
But, this means I have to run my XBOX 360 in 1080p (always ran it in 720p before) & stay away from 720p games on the PS3. Or, get a new AVR that upconverts to 1080p but I shouldn't have to buy a receiver to get my TV to look right but that's what it has come to. I'm assuming that this is the way the 2012 Panasonic plasmas are across the board but that's just based on the two sets I've tried & none of the others.
I have tried all picture settings & this issue cannot be fixed with any settings. IDK if it can be fixed by a calabration or not.
I have to say that 1080p looks fantastic but there is a clear problem with the way these new sets handle 720p. A definate step back from last year.Edited by maul528 - 6/9/12 at 10:38pm