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What are some of the names? I found the one by Zappo. I can make a photo slide show with it that displays correctly. But even though the directions show you can use videos on the phone, I can't figure it out.
I like BubbleUPnP and iMediaLite. I'm most familiar with those 2 although there are several more in the play store. With iMedia they have a lot of material/TV. Bubble will stream all my Google cloud music. They both have local renderers so you can stream anything on your phone/tablet wirelessly to the TV.

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New P50GT50 owner with a question on connecting to a Denon2311ci AVR.

I have the Panasonic HDMI2 connected to the out on the ARC enabled Denon. I'm able to have sound from the TV through ARC to the Denon for TV apps and OTA signal. I'm not able to have a picture from the Denon back to the TV through HDMI2. TV indicates "no signal".

I've tested HDMI1 connected to the Denon (different cable) and I do get picture back to the TV.

The HDMI2 cable was working with video to an old Sony the Panasonic replaced. No ARC on the Sony, so not sure of the issue.

Any ideas on how to have both video and sound on HDMI2? TosLink is not an option at this time since all the cabling is behind the wall and I did not pull a TosLink.

Thanks
Make sure hdmi control is set to on in the receiver and the TV. I tried the ARC on my Denon 1713. It does work, but I must admit it's a pita for various reasons, one being once the receiver is powered down, upon powering it back up it always goes to the TV-Audio input. Just doesn't work for me so I ended up pulling the TV off the wall and fished a toslink through the wall and now I use that. I like it much better
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Originally Posted by waltah View Post

Well, I'll be a proud panny owner come Wednesday. Went to the local big box store to order the 55ST50 with amazon price match and walked out with a 55GT50 for $50 more. Really excited as I have always wanted a panasonic or pioneer plasma but my samsung was good to me. after reading reviews of the current samsungs compared to the ST/GT pannys I was convinced it was time to jump ship. cool.gif
Wow congrats fun day for you. Hope you enjoy it as much as many of us here have!
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Well, Kevin Miller (co founder if Tweak my tv) just finished calibrating my GT50. Just when I thought the tv couldn't get any better...all I have to say is WOW!!!! Day and night mode calibrated. Plus a proper calibration of the 3D Mode by affixing the 3D glasses to the sensor/meter to compensate for the glass tint. Just and amazing, professional job tha far surpasses anything best buy geek squad can do. I woul definitely recommend Tweakmytv.com for all my calibration needs.
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Kevin Miller is terrific. Kevin Miller, Chad Billheimer (Chad B), D-Nice, Tom Huffman, Jeff Meier, Gregg Loewen, and Ken Whitcomb are among the elites in the industry.

...despite your earlier statements.
Bro, it was a joke. I've never seen anybody else's work. How could i possibly comment on it credibly.

These are professional who rely on word of mouth and referrals. It may have been a joke, but it was far from funny.
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Couple things:

1) What's the difference between the auto settings for 3D detection? Is there a better way to force the TV to go full 3D instead of waiting for it to detect the signal? I've had it come out of 3D mode a couple times in the middle of a movie and have to wait like a full minute for it re-detect. Happens in both detection modes

2) I also don't get the point of HD Size 2. It leaves a black border around the picture and doesn't take up the whole screen. Why would I use that? Is there something I'm missing

3) I was hoping this set would be better with fast movement/panning especially during sports but I'm still seeing pixelation during things like football games
not sure what settings, if any help with this

4) does anyone notice their picture get shifted to the right or left when going from FULL to ZOOM or other aspects? if I cycle through it a few times I can see it moved over about an inch to one side or the other and then if I cycle back through again it gets centered...weird. The pixel orbiter is NOT on and I'm at Size 1 so I don't think it has anything to do with that

5) maybe it's because my set isn't broken in yet but is there anyone who doesn't use "warm 2" setting?

personally I feel it puts too much red push on the set. I like my whites to be cooler so I'm trying warm 1 and goofing around with the various settings posted here

thanks
Edited by ispeck - 1/12/13 at 2:08pm
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Originally Posted by ispeck View Post

Couple things:

1) maybe it's because my set isn't broken in yet but is there anyone who doesn't use "warm 2" setting?

personally I feel it puts too much red push on the set. I like my whites to be cooler so I'm trying warm 1 and goofing around with the various settings posted here



2) I also don't get the point of HD Size 2. It leaves a black border around the picture and doesn't take up the whole screen. Why would I use that? Is there something I'm missing

3) I was hoping this set would be better with fast movement/panning especially during sports but I'm still seeing pixelation during things like football games
not sure what settings, if any help with this

4) does anyone notice their picture get shifted to the right or left when going from FULL to ZOOM or other aspects? if I cycle through it a few times I can see it moved over about an inch to one side or the other and then if I cycle back through again it gets centered...weird. The pixel orbiter is NOT on and I'm at Size 1 so I don't think it has anything to do with that

It depends on what you want. If you want accuracy, Warm2 is the Color Temp. setting closest to 6500K. Any other setting is too cool or too warm if you want to see things as they were meant to be seen. It's up to your own personal preference though.

HD Size 1 introduces overscan. It basically zooms the picture in and some of the picture (5%) is lost. You only get 1:1 pixel mapping with HD Size 2.
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I use cool 1 ...Just don't like the warm setting..Makes things yellowish to me
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if anyone could recommend a good site to snag some 3D glasses for my GT50 , please pm me (if there is somewhere aside form the usual amazon, newegg, etc...).
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if anyone could recommend a good site to snag some 3D glasses for my GT50 , please pm me (if there is somewhere aside form the usual amazon, newegg, etc...).
I actually recommend the big river. Their customer service is remarkable. Get a few Samsung 4100 pair for guests and the panny pair for you smile.gif

I had the panny pair lens crack in one pair, emailed amazon that day, they overnighted a brand new pair the next day. Just sent cracked pair back yesterday
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thanks jb, just read the cnet article on the sam/pan glasses compatibility mirroring your suggestion. I think we will snag sammy glasses to see if we even like the 3d experience. if we do, ill grab pannys for us and the kiddos can have the sammys.

currently researching what our first 3D bluray will be smile.gif
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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

It depends on what you want. If you want accuracy, Warm2 is the Color Temp. setting closest to 6500K. Any other setting is too cool or too warm if you want to see things as they were meant to be seen. It's up to your own personal preference though.

HD Size 1 introduces overscan. It basically zooms the picture in and some of the picture (5%) is lost. You only get 1:1 pixel mapping with HD Size 2.

thanks for the response

I realized that I must have set my HTPC video card to underscan a bit on size 1 when I first hooked up the TV

fixed it to it's 1:1 mapping now and the screen is fully used

derp
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There are downloads associated with streaming Sunday Ticket to a PC...I believe for authentication and HDCP. They have to reason to allow you to stream it from your PC to your TV since they already give you PC streaming, mobile streaming, and all of the Sunday Ticket channels when you subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket. This doesn't make sense unless you don't subscribe to DirecTV and/or NFL Sunday Ticket, but are instead using someone else's login information for streaming it to a PC.

Sorry if you are saying there is no reason they would allow you to stream from PC to TV, I dont think this is true. In fact it was DirecTV who suggested to me that I subscribe ONLY to the Internet service and then stream it to my TV. And I also know people who subscribe, stream and then set up two TVs side by side with two different games...
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Originally Posted by size14d View Post

So I guess your computer doesn't have HDMI out? That's how I do it.

It does have HDMI out.

If I connect this to the TV then how do I get the audio? I would need to set up ARC for the HDMI currently running between my TV and Denon right? Ive heard those ARC connections are fickle. Would this be the best/only way to get the audio part of the stream to play?
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I stream from my PC to my TV all the time. I also have a cable card hooked into my computer and I have Windows Media Center recording shows for me that I then steam to my TV as well. I have HDMI going out from my PC to my receiver and then HDMI out from the receiver to the TV. My graphics card is capable of passing audio and video through HDMI so I'm not sure if that's the difference and there may be a limitation with yours but I've been doing it for the last 4 years on a previous Sony and now the GT50. I didn't have to do anything special... well actually I think I changed the display settings on the PC so that my tv was the main monitor and then it defaults to my computer monitor when the tv input is not selected. I do this because copy protection prevents protected content from being displayed on dual monitors at the same time and so I have to use one or the other for stuff like protected TV shows.

This is what I was trying.

My PC does have an HDMI out but for some reason I was unable to get the Denon AVR to recognize anything after I made the connection.
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Originally Posted by waltah View Post

thanks jb, just read the cnet article on the sam/pan glasses compatibility mirroring your suggestion. I think we will snag sammy glasses to see if we even like the 3d experience. if we do, ill grab pannys for us and the kiddos can have the sammys.

currently researching what our first 3D bluray will be smile.gif
I went into this TV purchase not thinking about 3D but I've been pleasantly surprised. I wanted an oppo but settled for the $90 bdt bmp220 panasonic. Works well
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There are downloads associated with streaming Sunday Ticket to a PC...I believe for authentication and HDCP. They have to reason to allow you to stream it from your PC to your TV since they already give you PC streaming, mobile streaming, and all of the Sunday Ticket channels when you subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket. This doesn't make sense unless you don't subscribe to DirecTV and/or NFL Sunday Ticket, but are instead using someone else's login information for streaming it to a PC.

Sorry if you are saying there is no reason they would allow you to stream from PC to TV, I dont think this is true. In fact it was DirecTV who suggested to me that I subscribe ONLY to the Internet service and then stream it to my TV. And I also know people who subscribe, stream and then set up two TVs side by side with two different games...

I see. So you only subscribe to the To Go version of Sunday Ticket? That's the online and mobile version. I don't know if they prevent you from streaming it to a TV from a PC, I just wonder if they do since it technically isn't intended to be used that way.
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Himo
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These are professional who rely on word of mouth and referrals. It may have been a joke, but it was far from funny.[/qu

Humor is in the eye of the beholder. I doubt anybody would take that as a serious comment, and act on it. Chill bro
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how do i enable 3:2 pulldown, it is disabled in all modes
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I dont see NHL game center listed on the viera connect website. but i see articles saying it is available on it? can anyone confirm if it is available?
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Originally Posted by waltah View Post


currently researching what our first 3D bluray will be smile.gif

I just watched Men in black III and the 3D was great.

I wore sammy glasses they worked great but kinda wished they blocked the sides a little better like the Panasonic style but there light and comfortable.
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Hey y'all just wondering if someone could help me with a little problem. I have this set (65") and has worked perfect for the last 6 months in my HT until now. For some reason when trying to play a 3D movie it's telling me there is no 3D display detected. It has worked fine and just watched Avatar like week and a half ago. I use a PS3 as my playback device which hasn't been changed so not to sure what the problem is. I went into the 3D settings menu and even updated the software....everything seems normal. I tried a couple different disks which both did the same. Only thing that has been done between now and then wadi had installed an Elgato Game Capture HD in between the PS3 and AVR, but took it out right away.

Thanks in advance for any feedback
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^^^If not a settings issue I would be checking/diagnosing a possible cable (HDMI) issue. Try connecting the PS3 directly to the display with each HDMI cable as a test. Remove the AVR from the mix temporarily to find the cause etc.
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how do i enable 3:2 pulldown, it is disabled in all modes

3:2 is near the bottom of the Advanced Picture options menu. It will be grey'd out if you are watching a progressive source (480p, 720p, 1080p) as it serves no purpose. It will become active if your source is interlaced (480i, 1080i)
post #5394 of 9713
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Originally Posted by ispeck View Post

Couple things:

1) What's the difference between the auto settings for 3D detection? Is there a better way to force the TV to go full 3D instead of waiting for it to detect the signal? I've had it come out of 3D mode a couple times in the middle of a movie and have to wait like a full minute for it re-detect. Happens in both detection modes

2) I also don't get the point of HD Size 2. It leaves a black border around the picture and doesn't take up the whole screen. Why would I use that? Is there something I'm missing

3) I was hoping this set would be better with fast movement/panning especially during sports but I'm still seeing pixelation during things like football games
not sure what settings, if any help with this

4) does anyone notice their picture get shifted to the right or left when going from FULL to ZOOM or other aspects? if I cycle through it a few times I can see it moved over about an inch to one side or the other and then if I cycle back through again it gets centered...weird. The pixel orbiter is NOT on and I'm at Size 1 so I don't think it has anything to do with that

5) maybe it's because my set isn't broken in yet but is there anyone who doesn't use "warm 2" setting?

personally I feel it puts too much red push on the set. I like my whites to be cooler so I'm trying warm 1 and goofing around with the various settings posted here

thanks

1) I don't know what criteria Panasonic uses in the auto-sensing. There are several 3D formats. Framepacked are quickly detected some of the others are hit or miss. You can just push the 3D button on the remote if its not auto sensed. The TV will look at the content and give you 3D, 2D to 3D, or 2D options. If 3D is not an option, you are out of luck.

2) size 2 intentionally provides "under scan" to allow full image view while the pixel orbiter is moving the entire image around within that oversized frame.

3) Pixelation is more than likely part of the source content. Biggest offenders are cable and satellite feeds that have been over compressed or inadequately processed when they cram them into the pipeline. There is a block noise setting in one of the menus; but I have never used it. If they provide a clean broadcast, you will see a clean picture.

4) I don't use zoom for anything so I have no comment.

5) Mine is set on Warm 1. For my taste, warm-2 is just to warm rolleyes.gif
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I dont see NHL game center listed on the viera connect website. but i see articles saying it is available on it? can anyone confirm if it is available?

"This service is no longer available. Please contact the NHL customer support at 866-210-6349 for North America or 407-708-1356 for international."


My guess is that when this went to a more formal subscription based service the NHL wanted some form of compensation from the electronics industry. Of the TV manufacturers, I think Sony is the only one who continued supporting the service. Some of the external boxes still provide access as well as the mobile apps.
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I have the 60" and it sags half inch to the left. I have tried everything I could to get it even but nothing works. There were a couple other people with the same issue. But I guess sagging is not that common.

I do hope you are going to remedy this; there is absolutely no reason to leave it that way. If you are sure the base was assembled properly and Randy's quick fix doesn't work then just tell Panasonic your base is defective and let them send you a new one.
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Originally Posted by waltah View Post

I dont see NHL game center listed on the viera connect website. but i see articles saying it is available on it? can anyone confirm if it is available?

"This service is no longer available. Please contact the NHL customer support at 866-210-6349 for North America or 407-708-1356 for international."


My guess is that when this went to a more formal subscription based service the NHL wanted some form of compensation from the electronics industry. Of the TV manufacturers, I think Sony is the only one who continued supporting the service. Some of the external boxes still provide access as well as the mobile apps.

Thanks for the heads up, looks like ill be using the ps3.
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Originally Posted by tpollagi View Post

3:2 is near the bottom of the Advanced Picture options menu. It will be grey'd out if you are watching a progressive source (480p, 720p, 1080p) as it serves no purpose. It will become active if your source is interlaced (480i, 1080i)

I actually turned this feature off on the Directv input as 'on' and 'auto' seem to produce some sort of juddering during scene changes or when you toggle thru the format changes when filling up the screen. Setting it to 'off' eliminated this. I have it 'on' for 1080i on the regular DVD input and it is fine. On Blu-Ray it is greyed out which is normal. Has anyone else noticed this effect with the 3:2 set to on or auto? It's like for just a split second you see a bunch of horizontal lines.

Mike in Mich
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^^^If not a settings issue I would be checking/diagnosing a possible cable (HDMI) issue. Try connecting the PS3 directly to the display with each HDMI cable as a test. Remove the AVR from the mix temporarily to find the cause etc.

If it was an HDMI cable it would more ten likely be the cable connecting the ps3 to AVR correct? I removed the Game Capture because I was actually having periodic black screens when it was connected which I'm guessing could've caused the problem.
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Originally Posted by tvalley View Post

... It's like for just a split second you see a bunch of horizontal lines.

Mike in Mich

My guess is that you are seeing is a single field of a full interlaced frame being displayed. The alternating lines are probably not there until the electronics have a split second to start building the full 1080p image that the TV normally displays. Yes, I have seen it when I change channels. If you blink, you would miss it wink.gif
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