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post #5581 of 9713
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Originally Posted by davelanger View Post

The GT sucks with 720 content, make sure your cable box is upconverting to 1080i and that you are not letting the TV do the upcoverting or it wont look good.

This cable box is up converting to 1080i. I followed everything in black ops setting except for the "1080p pure direct" is off because it is grey out. I was going to ask this question in the first post but forgot but does anyone know y I can edit this setting at all?

Also is this the reason y the color is washed out in sports contents or is their an HDMI setting I need to change to make sure the TV is receiving the 1080i setting
Edited by iskyi - 1/18/13 at 8:14pm
post #5582 of 9713
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Originally Posted by iskyi View Post

This cable box is up converting to 1080i. I followed everything in black ops setting except for the "1080p pure direct" is off because it is grey out. I was going to ask this question in the first post but forgot but does anyone know y I can edit this setting at all?
That setting is only available for 1080p sources iirc. If sports look bad is probably just that channel aka the source.
post #5583 of 9713
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Originally Posted by iskyi View Post

Hi guys' I'm new to this forum but I have been following this thread for a while and I just got my 55gt50. I just finished the 100 hrs suggested burn in time and started using black ops setting which is good for watching TV shows and movies but when I am watching sports using the samesetting the color seems washed out and the picture isn't as clear. Is there a reason for this ?I am scare there is something wrong or is it just that the setting from black ops not sport friendly.

Also if anyone can suggest a setting for watching sports that would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

What gamma adjustment setting are you using? They measure differently on the 50/55 inch GT50's than they do on the 60/65 inch ones.
post #5584 of 9713
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

No. I used two Light Dims (the original 50% version) and now the light is barely noticeable.
???? I don't quite understand that.
post #5585 of 9713
Question: I'm sure this has been answered, but the panasonic site says that its dlna will work with just certain avi/flv/mkv files. What are the restrictions?
post #5586 of 9713
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Originally Posted by MacNThorens View Post

???? I don't quite understand that.
http://www.amazon.com/LightDims-Original-Strength/dp/B009WSJNCW

The internet is good for more than finding AVS. rolleyes.gif
post #5587 of 9713
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Originally Posted by davelanger View Post

The GT sucks with 720 content, make sure your cable box is upconverting to 1080i and that you are not letting the TV do the upcoverting or it wont look good.
OTA 720p looks fantastic on my ST. You have a source issue.
post #5588 of 9713
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Originally Posted by jbdan View Post

That setting is only available for 1080p sources iirc. If sports look bad is probably just that channel aka the source.

Damn I hope this is not the case. But the thing is that before this TV my LCD TV look good when playing sports and I'm using the same HDMI cable and cablebox
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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

What gamma adjustment setting are you using? They measure differently on the 50/55 inch GT50's than they do on the 60/65 inch ones.
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I'm using 2.6 like black ops says. Is there another setting I should use ?

Thank u all for the help in advance
post #5589 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

http://www.amazon.com/LightDims-Original-Strength/dp/B009WSJNCW

The internet is good for more than finding AVS. rolleyes.gif
Thanks for the link.....I never saw these before!
post #5590 of 9713
I use the light dims too. They are cheap and work well. I use them on all kinds of little led power/display lights now!
post #5591 of 9713
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MacNThorens View Post

Thanks for the link.....I never saw these before!

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1403635/official-panasonic-gt50-series-discussion-thread-no-street-price-talk/4530#post_22664779
post #5592 of 9713
Question for those who have had their GT50 for a little while:

I bought a 60 about two weeks ago, ran slides for five straight days and the 1080i (720p) picture from my DTV HR-23 is soft... it is not crisp/sharp at all.
I have tried everyone's settings (D-Nice, BO, CNET, HD Master, all of them and while I get a nice pic, it's just not DARK and sharp.
Have others experienced this and was there a solution?
Someone here was kind enough to respond with the fact that the GT50 does not do 720p (HDTV) well, but shines on 1080p BD etc.
Is this true? Are there remedies?

I bought a 50U50 (dirt cheap) and was breaking it in to give to a friend. IT looks darker (although crushed) than the GT50.
And my six-year old Pioneer Kuro 5080 (the lowest end, 720p model) is side-by-side with the GT50 right now and the Kuro just smokes it.

I'm more of a TV sports/movies guy than a streaming/BD guy so... any thoughts?
Edited by cybolt - 1/18/13 at 10:41pm
post #5593 of 9713
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Originally Posted by MacNThorens View Post

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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

No. I used two Light Dims (the original 50% version) and now the light is barely noticeable.
???? I don't quite understand that.
Google "Light Dims" without the quotes and you will find everything you need because the first hit is Amazon.
post #5594 of 9713
My settings have been removed following the actions of JSpectre88.
Edited by HD-Master - 2/26/13 at 10:38pm
post #5595 of 9713
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Originally Posted by iskyi View Post

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Originally Posted by jbdan View Post

That setting is only available for 1080p sources iirc. If sports look bad is probably just that channel aka the source.

Damn I hope this is not the case. But the thing is that before this TV my LCD TV look good when playing sports and I'm using the same HDMI cable and cablebox
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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

What gamma adjustment setting are you using? They measure differently on the 50/55 inch GT50's than they do on the 60/65 inch ones.
.

I'm using 2.6 like black ops says. Is there another setting I should use ?

Thank u all for the help in advance

Try the settings I just posted and see if you notice any improvement.
post #5596 of 9713
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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

Try the settings I just posted and see if you notice any improvement.

Thanks for posting your new settings.
post #5597 of 9713
Cybolt i think i know what you mean ..
The remedy for me was to bring my brightness down to 50 and use a cool 1 setting over warm settings...All other settings are BO's
post #5598 of 9713
Brightness is the easiest setting, in my opinion, to set correctly with any of the free test patterns found at AVS. I'd recommend both the GCD and AVS HD 709 disks. Both can be found in the display calibration section of the forum.
post #5599 of 9713
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Originally Posted by cybolt View Post

Question for those who have had their GT50 for a little while:

I bought a 60 about two weeks ago, ran slides for five straight days and the 1080i (720p) picture from my DTV HR-23 is soft... it is not crisp/sharp at all.
I have tried everyone's settings (D-Nice, BO, CNET, HD Master, all of them and while I get a nice pic, it's just not DARK and sharp.
Have others experienced,,,,,,
I'm more of a TV sports/movies guy than a streaming/BD guy so... any thoughts?

Well, I'm a Panasonic fan and must admit out of all the Panasonic and other plasma TVs I owned the GT50 doesn't impress me for typical TV viewing. In a completely dark room and a good source it is stunning. Add a little sunlight or other lights in the room and the GT50 gets washed out quickly. I have an older GT15 that destroys the GT50 in watch-ability in typical room environments. I too own a Pre Kuro, 2006 Pio Elite that still looks better. This is not a complete slam on the GT50 just my personal experience with it at this point. I like it enough to have kept it yet whatever it is with the glass/panel and any direct or even ambient light sure messes up the picture.

Now, I do believe its getting better over time. I know the GT15 really started to pop with over 300hrs etc. I've been slowly trying different settings/picture adjustments thanks to those that are posting. I haven't looked at the exact hours on our GT50 yet I'm sure it's approaching 300 due to using It for several months now. Bottom line, I like the GT50, (down right love it in a dark room) yet also see its limitations under what most would call typical viewing environments. Tweaking it is slowly making it better.

Cheers
post #5600 of 9713
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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

Brightness is the easiest setting, in my opinion, to set correctly with any of the free test patterns found at AVS. I'd recommend both the GCD and AVS HD 709 disks. Both can be found in the display calibration section of the forum.
I have the WOW disc and tried it but did not like the end result from it(it did make my 54S2 better though)..Thats when i put BO's in (before you posted yours,will try them though) and did some slight tweaks,,like the temp ,,i can not stand warm,,especially while watching sports,mainly hockey(its back finally!!)
IDK ,i get the fact that we all want a perfect picture and all,but its a TV ,not a car smile.gif...Now my olds ,,yes ,i want it running perfectly wink.gif
post #5601 of 9713
Thanks hd-master!
post #5602 of 9713
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Originally Posted by jbdan View Post

Thanks hd-master!

You're welcome!
post #5603 of 9713

Thanks Randy...........You gotta love the marketing commercials! I will be getting a couple of sets of these babies.

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Originally Posted by ASiani View Post

Thanks for posting your new settings.

Agreed........Thanks HD-MASTER. Will be trying them out after I get another 50 hours on the set.
post #5604 of 9713
hi have a bunch of guys comming over tonight to watch the bruins on my panny 65gt50. hope hockey is nice on this tv. are there any good settings i can use for the hockey game. go bs
post #5605 of 9713
i had the bruins stanley cup bluray in last night and it looked fantastic despite only having 50hrs on this set so far. no brightness fluctuations or "hockey pops" as they call them. Ice looked natural, not overly white. The black level really helps you see/feel the depth of the arenas as well.
post #5606 of 9713
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Originally Posted by waltah View Post

i had the bruins stanley cup bluray in last night and it looked fantastic despite only having 50hrs on this set so far. no brightness fluctuations or "hockey pops" as they call them. Ice looked natural, not overly white. The black level really helps you see/feel the depth of the arenas as well.

I'm glad to see your "looked natural" comment. Some people from time to time say things about hockey ice on plasmas, but it's because they haven't been to actual games and are not aware of what the ice really looks like.
post #5607 of 9713
IDK, I just don't like the color of it on warm settings..Been awhile since i have been to a rink/arena but i know what it looks wink.gif
But again,i just don't like anything on warm
post #5608 of 9713
I hear ya. Warm took me quite a while to get used too back in '08 when I got my first pdp. I came from cool/cold lcds on vivid modes

If you're not used to it warm 2 makes everything look yellow or dirty. Now that I've run warm for years I now realize how much more true to life the warm 2 is.

It's all about what you're used to. Anything but warm to my eyes, on anyone's TV, looks blue and skin tones look alien like tongue.gif
post #5609 of 9713
I hear ya. Warm took me quite a while to get used too back in '08 when I got my first pdp. I came from cool/cold lcds on vivid modes

If you're not used to it warm 2 makes everything look yellow or dirty. Now that I've run warm for years I now realize how much more true to life the warm 2 is.

It's all about what you're used to. Anything but warm to my eyes, on anyone's TV, looks blue and skin tones look alien like tongue.gif
post #5610 of 9713
Oops sorry double post tablet going bonkers
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