Originally Posted by tpollagi
USB: Well, I gave up on the USB simply because there is no support for DTS audio. I initially just connected an external HDD and ran movies from it. Got tired of dumbing-down all the audio to AC3 so just dumped the on-board player. Replaced the HDD with an AIOS media player + the HDD. Player is set to up-convert everything to 1080p; video looks great. Player supports every audio format I have thrown at it so audio is now great. Could Panasonic have done a better job with the USB, yes but none of the manufacturers have USB capabilities that will match a dedicated media player. So, just accept the USB capability for what it is and move on.
IR: I have never cared for the Bright Room mode. Its just too "hard" for my taste. I have been running the C-Net settings on all the inputs and have not seen any indication of IR The last 3 Sundays have seen about 20 or so hours of football and I have no IR from FOX or NBC and the full time graphics they display. All I can suggest is to switch to a more screen friendly mode when there are potentially IR elements present. Should it be this way ? No, but it is nevertheless.
I don't care about much the audio formats and video formats yet as I'm still building my system and surround system has not been added yet. I'm just worried about the quality of ports as HDD is detected at times and not at others, also its only detected in 1st usb port not in rest 2 ports.
I would have tried CNET settings but I can't as I'm from India and Asian tvs and American tvs come with different set of settings. I think American tvs have more options than Asian ones. As no one here even know what calibration is. As tv is in very bright room, THX bright room settings is pretty much best option for me seeing I can't get my tv calibrated.
I've attached picture I took while running scroll bars, that is IR I got after watching a Chanel with white logo for just 30 mins. It seems pretty bad to me, I've to run scroll bar for like 4-5 hours to get them dim they don't even go away completely. Please can you check in your tv if you are getting anything like that and suggest if this is normal or not.
Originally Posted by Latinoheat
Well, last weekend was my wife's birthday house party and I had a 4 hr megamix of music playing through my surround system and displaying this image on xbmc on my GT 50. I was curious if I would get some IR since I never had any. Anyways I woked up the next morning and guess what? NADA, nothing, NO IR. The picture was perfect as usual. I didn't run the scroll bars either. It makes me wonder how some owners get minor IR from watching sports with logos for a couple of hours when I have a still image for 4hrs and I also watch sports all the time and they all have logos and nothing.
SD always look like crap anyway but I never watch them. Only HD for me. Other than my son watching some cartoons on sd but they look pretty good. As for USB have never use them since I have a HTPC so I have really no need to use them.
I think you are lucky or I've ended up with bad TV which is more prone to IR, Colored logos are not leaving IR just White logos are,anything white on tv leave IR even texts do, if its left there for 15-20 mins. Though IR is only visible while running scroll bars but I'm worried if I won't run scroll bar IR might turn into Burn-in in long run. would really appreciate if you would check your tv and suggest if you are getting something like this or not.
ThanksEdited by alljunkie - 10/11/12 at 2:10pm