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My third...that's right third TC-P50GT30. Just died just like the other 2. All the 7 blinking lights. Warranty company is sending me a check for the set.
I am now paranoid to get another Panasonic!! Has anyone had this problem with the GT50 OR ST50? I took a long time to research the set and love the picture and took long time to talk my Wife into Plasma over LED then 3 up 3 down. So.... anyone? Thanks!

It's not unheard of for someone to get three defective TVs in a row regardless of brand - but it's pretty rare around here. But this has happened to various members pretty much every year with every brand name so it boils down to just a string of bad luck. Offhand i can't remember seeing this on a 2012 Panasonic in the various threads but i wouldn't be surprised if it did occur.

But as for your house's electrical system checking out ok - my house's electrical system is also OK but for over a year i'd been experiencing my lights suddenly getting brighter and a window fan speeding up but when i checked my breakers and voltages around the house everything was in spec. Then one day my RCA Tube TV went pop and shut off and the repair man later said it was caused by "over voltage". So again i checked my voltage and it was fine (about 118VAC). Some months later my window fan started racing and my reading light got brighter so i quickly plugged my Volt Ohm Meter into a wall receptacle and my voltage was at 130 volts and climbing!! Within about a minute it topped out at 138 volts then started going down and bottomed out at 118 volts within a few minutes then stabilized. So i ran an extension cord to my coffee table and left the VOM plugged into it and later caught the voltage climbing again so this time i ran out to the meter box and took a reading and was soon getting a max of 138 volts before my meter box - so the problem was with my power provider. After a few visits from their technician where my voltage checked out just find they finally caught it in the act of climbing and we eventually traced it back to a faulty regulator in their substation a few miles away. It was randomly allowing too much voltage into my neighborhood and once they fixed it the problem was solved. They then reimbursed me for the cost of repairing my TV's blown power supply.

Randy I once was a minor participant at a conference for major US power companies held at my employer -- SRI International. The conference topic was something like "Power for Sensitive Loads". At the time the "Sensitive Loads" in question would have been main frame computers, but as an early PC user, it was clear that there were a lot of power related problems on the way as the number of different types of sensitive loads multiplied.

Your intermittent problem is a classic. An easier one to diagnose was presented by Georgia Pacific. It seems that they had a problem that caused a surge in the power provided to a town of about 30,000. Georgia Pacific had to replace every electronic device in the town that was sensitive to power surges. Imagine what that would amount to now, when almost every home device is actually a computer. eek.gif

I would still be very careful about the length of the wall mounting bolts that attach a display to the mount.
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Don't forget to take into account the thickness of the wall mount itself. I'm not sure if the GT50's owner's guide has allowed for that.

IIRC, the manual calls out the depth of the screw threads within the TV, not the length of the screw itself. That extra amount is up to the user to figure out.

As someone said the other day, "Do the arithmetic."
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Don't forget to take into account the thickness of the wall mount itself. I'm not sure if the GT50's owner's guide has allowed for that.

IIRC, the manual calls out the depth of the screw threads within the TV, not the length of the screw itself. That extra amount is up to the user to figure out.

As someone said the other day, "Do the arithmetic."
Or possibly crunch the innards.

Have you heard the story of the guy who called for service when his 50" DLP RPTV wouldn't power on? When the service guy arrived, he was taken to the man's bed room. The service guy looked around but couldn't find the display. The owner pointed up to the ceiling over his bed. He had attached his rear projection TV to the ceiling with long lag bolts. In doing so, he had penetrated important bits and pieces of the TV's innards.
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Or possibly crunch the innards.
Have you heard the story of the guy who called for service when his 50" DLP RPTV wouldn't power on? When the service guy arrived, he was taken to the man's bed room. The service guy looked around but couldn't find the display. The owner pointed up to the ceiling over his bed. He had attached his rear projection TV to the ceiling with long lag bolts. In doing so, he had penetrated important bits and pieces of the TV's innards.

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A better response than the one I was about to make.
post #3605 of 9713
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So I got my optical cable today, hooked it up and I have sound through my surround system. Only problem is it's not 5.1. It's 2.1. Sucks. To test things, I streamed Iron Man 2 via amazon. Streaming through the Panny, the PQ was pretty good. Definitely watchable. Problem was the sound. So for comparison, I streamed the same movie through the ps3. The sound was great, 5.1 and loud. Problem is the PQ took a HUGE hit. My wife who hardly notices anything said she saw a definite difference, even saying it looked like an SD feed. I saw a few posts up, someone asking if 5.1 was possible while streaming through the Panasonic. Well I guess not, at least not how I have it set. Any suggestions. Would really love to have the Panasonic PQ with the ps3 sound.

I started poking around about this because I have considered trying the Amazon or Netflix services this winter when I'm inside more and the dyalight grows shorter.

From what I have found the TV is more than happy and capable to provide 5.1 for the app based services but for whatever insane reason, Amazon has chosen not to support 5.1 in their Viera Cast app. Panasonic did not write this app; Amazon did. 5.1 is supposed to run fine on Netflix and Vudu. This is not a new issue. I saw complaints starting from the beginning of the Amazon streaming service years ago.

Unbelievably short sighted by Amazon if what I found is accurate. I have no direct first hand experience with this and I'm only generalizing my search results.


You would have to do a little homework first to find the best box, but you can probably get a media / DVD player that has 5.1 Amazon audio and 1080p HDMI video output. I'm not sure why the XBox video is sub-par. I had always been under the impression that the video processing in these boxes was really good. I do know that the video quality is "negotiated" based on your connection bandwidth.
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Originally Posted by mrasg1 View Post

... What is the exact correct size screw to be used?
There was a wall mount on the wall already when I moved in. I just had to get new screws.
Thanks for everyones help.

A few days ago I sent a reply to someone related to screw depth; it may help. Take a look at page 8 of the owners manual; right side bottom diagram. Gives the minimum and maximum thread insertion depth for the entire GT50 series. This is the INSERTION depth, not the overall screw length. To figure out the screw length that is needed for your installation you need to add the thickness of the mount's attachment plate and the recess depth of the mounting wells on the back of the TV. Your best bet is get screws that are a little to long then install a series of washers at the head of the screw to shorten the penetration depth into the TV to around the center of the "safe" range. If you shoot for the center you don't have to be as careful.

A good power conditioner will have a voltage regulator built in. If you are having transient voltage fluxuations this may be a cheap insurance policy.
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A better response than the one I was about to make.
I was told that story by the manager of the Magnolia Audio - Video store in San Jose, CA. That was back when (2004) the original Magnolia people were still running the company, and it hadn't been BBed. Cheers. smile.gif
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just got a new 65gt50 plasma so far fantastic tv. best pq i have seen just using the preset thx modes. i have on question whan i put on 3d mode and use the 3d thx mode when i go into settings to try to put it in 48hz for 3d it is in 60 hz and it is grayed out so i cant even change it to 48hz. the 60hz is grayed out even on the regular 2d settings.is there a way to get on it and change it.
post #3609 of 9713
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Cnet is better....imho

Tried a search and couldn't find the page at cnet - can somebody post them or the link?

Heading down to my Brother-in-Law's today to do a basic setp on his GT50. I have a calibration disc, but figured I'd try a couple of the settings others have settled on and see which he likes best.
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Tried a search and couldn't find the page at cnet - can somebody post them or the link?
Heading down to my Brother-in-Law's today to do a basic setp on his GT50. I have a calibration disc, but figured I'd try a couple of the settings others have settled on and see which he likes best.

If this link doesn't work just go cnet, search gt50, pick the review, go to the second page, near the top there is a small black tv illustration that says "click here for settings" Do that.

http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19410_102-566046/panasonic-tc-p55gt50-picture-settings

Do keep in mind that you need to install these settings into all the inputs. Each input uses its own settings; there isn't one "master" setting.

What I'm saying is that dialing these settings in the "TV" input isn't enough. As soon as you switch to HDMI-1 the set will default to the crappy "standard" mode until you change the mode and dial the settings in again for HDMI-1, and the same with the other inputs.
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Does anyone have any good setting suggestions for Sports? I love the CNET and THX Cinema settings for movies.. but the colors seem flat or too dark when I'm wathcing sports. For example the US Open Tennis is on, and I've watched it year after year... and I'm a little disappointed in the lack of vibrant colors. It is an overcast day at the tournament.. but it just looks so dark and flat.

Hope to watch Week 1 of the NFL tomorrow, and want to see those colors "pop"..


Any suggestions would be great!
post #3612 of 9713
is it better to run my 65gt50 with hdmi cable from my fios box to my marantz sr6005 reciever and let the marantz upscale the signal 1080p to the tv or dont let the marantz do any upscaling and let it pass to the tv so the tv can process the signal.
post #3613 of 9713
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Originally Posted by tpollagi View Post

I started poking around about this because I have considered trying the Amazon or Netflix services this winter when I'm inside more and the dyalight grows shorter.
From what I have found the TV is more than happy and capable to provide 5.1 for the app based services but for whatever insane reason, Amazon has chosen not to support 5.1 in their Viera Cast app. Panasonic did not write this app; Amazon did. 5.1 is supposed to run fine on Netflix and Vudu. This is not a new issue. I saw complaints starting from the beginning of the Amazon streaming service years ago.
Unbelievably short sighted by Amazon if what I found is accurate. I have no direct first hand experience with this and I'm only generalizing my search results.
You would have to do a little homework first to find the best box, but you can probably get a media / DVD player that has 5.1 Amazon audio and 1080p HDMI video output. I'm not sure why the XBox video is sub-par. I had always been under the impression that the video processing in these boxes was really good. I do know that the video quality is "negotiated" based on your connection bandwidth.

That's a bummer. Not really looking to buy any new equipment. The PQ is pretty nice streaming through the gt50. Oh well, thanks for your help. Hopefully they'll do an update to the app eventually that will allow 5.1.

On a side note, I had my first "weird" image retention incident, after streaming via amazon. We watched Iron Man 2, and after the movie ended I turned the tv off. As soon as it was off, I saw these rectangular shapes, "glowing" all over the screen. It almost looked like the layout of the apps page on viera connect, but I hadn't had that screen on since before the movie started. It was crazy, because all the lights were off in the house, and with the tv powered off, it looked like it was still on. The whole screen had a glow to it, with some more defined glowing shapes that I mentioned before. I turned the tv on and the little advertisement banner that comes on at startup popped up. I then turned the tv off, and the banner image shape was now glowing, and I could almost make out some of the words. I turned tv back on and ran the scrolling bar for about a minute. Everything cleared up after that. Hopefully this is not something that is going to keep happening and get worse. Very strange that the first IR was not something that the movie was showing. I'm somewhat guessing that it was the layout of the viera connect apps screen. It was late and I was going off memory. When I turned the movie off, the credits were running, so I know the screen that I was last watching was not what I ended up seeing with the IR. I always have pixel orbiter running btw.
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Originally Posted by destiny 21 View Post

is it better to run my 65gt50 with hdmi cable from my fios box to my marantz sr6005 reciever and let the marantz upscale the signal 1080p to the tv or dont let the marantz do any upscaling and let it pass to the tv so the tv can process the signal.

I don't own a marantz receiver and don't know if the up scaling chip is good but I have mine going through my onkyo receiver and upscales it to 1080p. It definitely is better up scaling through my onkyo and let's me tweak the picture even further.
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just got a new 65gt50 plasma so far fantastic tv. best pq i have seen just using the preset thx modes. i have on question whan i put on 3d mode and use the 3d thx mode when i go into settings to try to put it in 48hz for 3d it is in 60 hz and it is grayed out so i cant even change it to 48hz. the 60hz is grayed out even on the regular 2d settings.is there a way to get on it and change it.
If the 24p option is grayed out that means you aren't getting a 24p input signal.
For a blu-ray player you usually have to enable 24p output in the player's menus.
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I plugged in the CNET settings, couldn't really make an assessment as it was during the day and those settings require a DARK room. I took this pic during the day on the THX bright setting

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Originally Posted by vassillios View Post

I plugged in the CNET settings, couldn't really make an assessment as it was during the day and those settings require a DARK room. I took this pic during the day on the THX bright setting

I use the cnet setting for everything, looks fine on my tv during the day, actually i think it is just as bright....weird
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Originally Posted by cdub5 View Post

......I had my first "weird" image retention incident, after streaming via amazon. We watched Iron Man 2, and after the movie ended I turned the tv off. As soon as it was off, I saw these rectangular shapes, "glowing" all over the screen. It almost looked like the layout of the apps page on viera connect, but I hadn't had that screen on since before the movie started. It was crazy, because all the lights were off in the house, and with the tv powered off, it looked like it was still on. The whole screen had a glow to it, with some more defined glowing shapes that I mentioned before. I turned the tv on and the little advertisement banner that comes on at startup popped up. I then turned the tv off, and the banner image shape was now glowing, and I could almost make out some of the words. I turned tv back on and ran the scrolling bar for about a minute. Everything cleared up after that. Hopefully this is not something that is going to keep happening and get worse. Very strange that the first IR was not something that the movie was showing. I'm somewhat guessing that it was the layout of the viera connect apps screen. It was late and I was going off memory. When I turned the movie off, the credits were running, so I know the screen that I was last watching was not what I ended up seeing with the IR. I always have pixel orbiter running btw.

Those ghost images you see on the screen after you turn the TV off (or switch it to a no-signal blank input etc) is not IR, it's normal phosphorescence and is harmless. It happens on all Plasmas and CRT TVs and is disappears immediately when you watch actual content - it's nothing to be concerned about.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1058994/what-happened-to-my-pansonic-px42-plasma-burn-in#post_14496410
post #3619 of 9713
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Originally Posted by vassillios View Post

I plugged in the CNET settings, couldn't really make an assessment as it was during the day and those settings require a DARK room. I took this pic during the day on the THX bright setting

Those settings don't require a dark room but they will look better in a "darker" room as will all the settings on every plasma ever made biggrin.gif The big problem with saying a room is bright or dark is that these terms don't really have any universal meaning. I also use the CNet settings exclusively. The THX Bright Room setting is kinda harsh. Not Game mode harsh, but too ... too ... too something.

Now if you are talking excessively bright daylight room with sun beaming in through the windows, then the Bright Room settings help but nothing I have ever seen or heard about in the plasma world is going to look good.

I've seen quite a few posters indicate they run the Bright Room setting all the time, so I guess it really depends on your personal taste and viewing set-up.
post #3620 of 9713
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Originally Posted by destiny 21 View Post

is it better to run my 65gt50 with hdmi cable from my fios box to my marantz sr6005 reciever and let the marantz upscale the signal 1080p to the tv or dont let the marantz do any upscaling and let it pass to the tv so the tv can process the signal.

You are the only person that can answer your own question. You just need to try it and see which looks better then tell the group. My guess is that if the FIOS box is outputting 720p, the receiver will scale the output better than the TV. At 1080i, it may not make much difference better or worse.
post #3621 of 9713
Hello,
I just picked up a 2nd 60GT50 and this one has an August, 2012 Manufacturing Date. I might be losing my mind, but it seems my original 60GT50 (July, 2012) and this new one looks slightly better than the April 2012 60GT50 that BB brought out due to delivery damage to the Pedestal on my initial (July 2012) TV. Also, the recent one says TC-P60GT50-2 on the label on the back of the TV. I cannot remember if the July 2012 GT50 said -2 as well, but do not think the April 2012 Model had a -2 on the Back Label.

The April, 2012 60GT50 is now at my Mountain Home in Cashiers, NC and I cannot easily go up there to look. Do people with March, April, May GT50's say TC-Px0GT50-2 or do they just say TC-Px0GT50? The differences are slight, but the later production models do seem to look slightly darker. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers,
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As I said I would earlier, I can now verify that Netflix sends 5.1 DD through the optical out connection. Amazon does not, or at least I couldn't find any movies or videos that even indicated they had 5.1. Some big new movies that should have it, however, only were 2.0.

On the subject of the Amazon app -- I'm currently researching to buy a 3D Bluray player, and I've learned the Panasonic players provide the same audio options as their TV apps -- but the Sony players (s390, s590) DO provide 5.1 DD in both the Netflix and Amazon apps (among others like Vudu, possibly). So Panasonic might lose my business in the 3D player category. The DLNA service is regarded as better on the Sony players also.
Edited by Pagali - 9/9/12 at 9:41am
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Got my 60GT50 yesterday, and I am really really happy with it. The picture is amazing, best picture I've ever had on a TV (1st TV i've bought in 5 years, so it better be!)

I want to put a bump in here for a request for some sports settings. That, or I'd like to ask for help in fixing a couple of, not issues, but things I would like to tighten up. I know my set is less than 48 hours old, but I still have to try.

I used the CNET settings as a baseline, and I think they look good for movies (tried out some movies, loved it.) But, I ended up tweaking those custom CNET settings to come up with what i like better for watching football. Having said that, I have a fewquestions I want to ask for help on. I'm not familiar with all the calibration terminology, so maybe you can point me in things to look at.

I'm using DirecTV, 1080i on the HVR2x.

First, the good. When I'm looking at zoomed in individual players or coaches things are crystal clear. So happy with that. But, when I see it from far out, like every time teams line up at the line before the play, the picture is a bit off. Now, it's not bad, just not as crisp as I would like. What are some settings I could try that would tweak that aspect?

2nd, text on the screen isn't as crisp as I would like either. Seems like it could be more crisp. Same as above, what can i tweak to make these look better. Its strange that some shots are crystal clear, others seem a little off.

3rd, i have the colors how I think look best, but I end up 2nd guessing myself if things are right. What are some recommended tools in for getting the color levels right? They don't look bad, I just wonder if they could be better. By the way, to me, the "Cool 1" colors + tweaked settings I have seems to look best for my football games. The "Warm" color felt too...overcast.

Again, anyone reading this post, I am VERY happy with the TV. I am just trying to get that last 10-20% tuned in myself.

I'd be willing to share what looks good for me on my sports viewing, as it's a big part of what I watch, if anyone is actually interested.

Thanks for any help.
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Originally Posted by woodsdog View Post

Got my 60GT50 yesterday, and I am really really happy with it. The picture is amazing, best picture I've ever had on a TV (1st TV i've bought in 5 years, so it better be!)
I want to put a bump in here for a request for some sports settings. That, or I'd like to ask for help in fixing a couple of, not issues, but things I would like to tighten up. I know my set is less than 48 hours old, but I still have to try.
I used the CNET settings as a baseline, and I think they look good for movies (tried out some movies, loved it.) But, I ended up tweaking those custom CNET settings to come up with what i like better for watching football. Having said that, I have a fewquestions I want to ask for help on. I'm not familiar with all the calibration terminology, so maybe you can point me in things to look at.
I'm using DirecTV, 1080i on the HVR2x.
First, the good. When I'm looking at zoomed in individual players or coaches things are crystal clear. So happy with that. But, when I see it from far out, like every time teams line up at the line before the play, the picture is a bit off. Now, it's not bad, just not as crisp as I would like. What are some settings I could try that would tweak that aspect?
2nd, text on the screen isn't as crisp as I would like either. Seems like it could be more crisp. Same as above, what can i tweak to make these look better. Its strange that some shots are crystal clear, others seem a little off.
3rd, i have the colors how I think look best, but I end up 2nd guessing myself if things are right. What are some recommended tools in for getting the color levels right? They don't look bad, I just wonder if they could be better. By the way, to me, the "Cool 1" colors + tweaked settings I have seems to look best for my football games. The "Warm" color felt too...overcast.
Again, anyone reading this post, I am VERY happy with the TV. I am just trying to get that last 10-20% tuned in myself.
I'd be willing to share what looks good for me on my sports viewing, as it's a big part of what I watch, if anyone is actually interested.
Thanks for any help.

Thanks for someone else asking!! I've asked about 3 times, but get no respnses but have gotten no response..

Let me know if someone responds.. I get the same thing with sports.. Blu-ray and movies in general are excellent.. Football games inparticular, aren't that great...
post #3625 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Ejs71 View Post

Thanks for someone else asking!! I've asked about 3 times, but get no respnses but have gotten no response..
Let me know if someone responds.. I get the same thing with sports.. Blu-ray and movies in general are excellent.. Football games inparticular, aren't that great...

I don't think I can say that "they aren't that great", cause I'm very happy watching them. I just feel that it could be sharper, crisper. (I don't know what the right terms are)
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Got a 55GT50, prepped, and adjusted. Overall, I'm thrilled, but I've just discovered a problem... I have a Wii hooked up via component (checked and rechecked all connections) and the image is not coming across correctly. To describe it, I'm getting a black-and-white double image.

This same Wii was hooked up with the same cables and Wii settings to a Panasonic TH-50PZ85U plasma set, and it worked beautifully. Below is a picture of what I'm seeing. Any advice wouid be GREATLY appreciated!






Edit: Thank you, ATC7, for the advice! I had a hell of a time finding where to change that setting— it's not immediately obvious that "Input 6" can be shifted from "Video" to "Comp", which stands for "Component" in this case.
Edited by macserv - 9/9/12 at 5:47pm
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Originally Posted by macserv View Post

Got a 55GT50, prepped, and adjusted. Overall, I'm thrilled, but I've just discovered a problem... I have a Wii hooked up via component (checked and rechecked all connections) and the image is not coming across correctly. To describe it, I'm getting a black-and-white double image.

This same Wii was hooked up with the same cables and Wii settings to a Panasonic TH-50PZ85U plasma set, and it worked beautifully. Below is a picture of what I'm seeing. Any advice wouid be GREATLY appreciated!


I had the same issue when I first hooked up my Wii using component, turned out (for me at least) I needed to go to inputs, scroll down to the corresponding input for the Wii and toggle it from composite to component (right arrow key on the remote) as the input is shared by both composite and component. That fixed it.
post #3628 of 9713
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Originally Posted by woodsdog View Post

I don't think I can say that "they aren't that great", cause I'm very happy watching them. I just feel that it could be sharper, crisper. (I don't know what the right terms are)


I've had my gt60 for about 3 weeks now. I've been reading this and other forums a lot, and there has been some discussion about this tv struggling some times with "softness" or "blurriness." I have this issue myself, especially since I'm coming from a LCD tv, that I still use in my bedroom now, so sometimes I'll run upstairs to compare the pictures. I do have to say that it really depends on the feed. Some channels the PQ is just so much better than others. Like people say, no tv is perfect. One thing that has helped me is turning up the sharpness. Mine is set at +67 right now. Still not perfect, but better. I was originally following many people's suggestions to set the sharpness to 0 or close to that. I guess that maybe it's better for certain content so that the colors wont be affected, but setting it higher for tv watching seems to work for me. I'm new to plasma and no where near a pro, but this has helped me so hopefully it can help you. I've contemplated getting a Samsung e7000 because I've read it does a better job processing lower quality feeds, but when I've seen it in magnolia, it just didn't seem as nice as the gt50. I know in store settings can screw things up, so I'm torn. I'm also scared of the buzzing issue, as well as others that I've read about with the sammy. Goes back to the, all tv's have their issues. Also my wife already wants to kill me, and if I bring home another tv, she just might.
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Originally Posted by cdub5 View Post

On a side note, I had my first "weird" image retention incident, after streaming via amazon. We watched Iron Man 2, and after the movie ended I turned the tv off. As soon as it was off, I saw these rectangular shapes, "glowing" all over the screen. It almost looked like the layout of the apps page on viera connect, but I hadn't had that screen on since before the movie started. It was crazy, because all the lights were off in the house, and with the tv powered off, it looked like it was still on. The whole screen had a glow to it, with some more defined glowing shapes that I mentioned before. I turned the tv on and the little advertisement banner that comes on at startup popped up. I then turned the tv off, and the banner image shape was now glowing, and I could almost make out some of the words. I turned tv back on and ran the scrolling bar for about a minute. Everything cleared up after that. Hopefully this is not something that is going to keep happening and get worse. Very strange that the first IR was not something that the movie was showing. I'm somewhat guessing that it was the layout of the viera connect apps screen. It was late and I was going off memory. When I turned the movie off, the credits were running, so I know the screen that I was last watching was not what I ended up seeing with the IR. I always have pixel orbiter running btw.

I also have this "weird" image incident... a grey rectangular shape, "rotating" all over the screen!
post #3630 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Ejs71 View Post

... I've asked about 3 times, but get no respnses but have gotten no response..
Let me know if someone responds.. I get the same thing with sports.. Blu-ray and movies in general are excellent.. Football games inparticular, aren't that great...

I don't think you are being ignored, I just don't think anyone has unique settings for football. After test patterns and color standards are set for a particular brightness level your done. Football games don't require additional set-up. In nearly every case that I thought the PQ was off it was the result of a poor broadcast. Start with your calibrated settings and change it to your personal taste.
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