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post #5761 of 9715
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Originally Posted by amindu View Post

Hi, thanks for the response. I have attached the picture of the living room. Please note ours will have two additional windows on the back wall, which will be directly across from the TV. There will be blinds though.

Nice. My room has 6 windows that are taller and just as wide as yours and my room looks similar size. It faces east south east so from 7am till 2pm it gets bombed by the sun. My shutters are angled up to allow reflective light hit the ceiling. It's pretty bright but nothing compared to if the shutters were completely opened. Yes the picture is not as good as it is at night, it's a little washed out. It's still good enough for me. I don't used day and night settings just HD masters night settings. I'd say it's worth trying just buy from somewhere where returning will be a non-issue
post #5762 of 9715
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Originally Posted by timewaster View Post

my usb drive uses the usb cable for power (no separate power cord).
so this is why it doesn't work?

Most likely, yes. I'm sure someone sells an adapter that you plug into that also has a wall plug, then it plugs into the TV's usb port as well, and takes care of powering the hard drive. Still, I personally wouldn't mess with it. I'd get some sort of a media server like the guy above said. Right now I'm trying out this Serviio program for Windows computers. If it works well, it should solve all my problems, and probably would solve yours as well.

One day someone will come out with a media server that solves all our problems. It's amazing that in 2013 we still have all these incompatibility issues, and even USB hard drives not working with everything? Ridiculous. Or better yet, release a TV that can view everything. Just make a deal with VLC, it would take them 2 months to port a media player over that would play literally everything. You'd be the savior of everyone who watches TVs, which is all people.

Hear this Panasonic? Do this and I'll buy a brand spanking new TV every other year from you, I promise. Don't make me pay someone else to watch my stuff on your TV.

edit: If anyone here has enough coding experience to mess around with adding codec support, I bet we could find enough people on this forum to donate a few bucks each, and make it worth your time. If I could learn in under 100 hours I'd probably do it myself. I've lost that many hours over the years already, just messing around with getting this and that to work with this and that.
Edited by Porteroso - 1/22/13 at 5:21pm
post #5763 of 9715
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Originally Posted by timewaster View Post

my usb drive uses the usb cable for power (no separate power cord).
so this is why it doesn't work?


If so, I would go grab a cheap/small "powered" USB hub. Plug the hub into the TV and wall power - plug your drive into the hub. The hub will power your drive etc.

Cheers
post #5764 of 9715
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Originally Posted by amindu View Post

Hi, thanks for the response. I have attached the picture of the living room. Please note ours will have two additional windows on the back wall, which will be directly across from the TV. There will be blinds though.


Where is the TV going in this picture and then also which directions do your windows face?

My windows and sliding glass door are all on the due south side of the home and the tv is on the east wall. We get day light all day long...I have blinds on the two family room windows (where the tv is) and I can see the reflections of objects when the tv is off. However, when the TV is on it does a great job of keeping up with all the natural sunlight coming in the home. We don't get any direct sun-glare due to being due south and it being on the east wall. Direct glare is another problem which I wouldn't stand for. Compared to the LCD it's replacing, it keeps up during the day. I dont have the issues these other guys have posted.
post #5765 of 9715
Just got my GT50 mounted and running today finally! The red led on the front, is there a way to disable it?

Is anybody else running panasonic apps on iPad for remotes? I haven't been able to get any of these to run reliably, any tips?
post #5766 of 9715
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Originally Posted by luvthefloyd View Post

Just got my GT50 mounted and running today finally! The red led on the front, is there a way to disable it?

Is anybody else running panasonic apps on iPad for remotes? I haven't been able to get any of these to run reliably, any tips?
There is no way to disable the light. Many people use these:

http://www.amazon.com/LightDims-Original-Strength/dp/B009WSJNCW/ref=pd_sbs_e_1
post #5767 of 9715
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Originally Posted by luvthefloyd View Post

Just got my GT50 mounted and running today finally! The red led on the front, is there a way to disable it?

Is anybody else running panasonic apps on iPad for remotes? I haven't been able to get any of these to run reliably, any tips?
Google lightdims. Works great for any annoying led. I use Android sorry :-)

Edit : aha ninja'd by James!
post #5768 of 9715
Good tip, thanks guys!

Is there a definitive calibration disc everyones using these days?
post #5769 of 9715
Is anyone having issues streaming YouTube HD content? What will happen is that the first minute or two will play fine and then it will start to skip. This only happens on HD content. A good video to try playing back is Gangnam Style by PSY. Usually around the 2:00 mark, the video will freeze and then start stuttering.

Netflix HD and Hulu+ does not exhibit this behavior.

What I found interesting is that the TV seems to be limited to 6Mbps down. To figure this out, I launched the web browser and searched google for "Speed Test Mini" and ran the mini-speedtest client from speedtest.net. No matter what network settings I tried, it would not go over 6Mbps even though my connection is consistently 15Mbps.

Can any experimenters try running the mini-speedtest and share your results?

Thank you.
post #5770 of 9715
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Originally Posted by luvthefloyd View Post

Just got my GT50 mounted and running today finally! The red led on the front, is there a way to disable it?

Is anybody else running panasonic apps on iPad for remotes? I haven't been able to get any of these to run reliably, any tips?

I have run the Viera app on iPad-4 without any problems. I almost deleted it, it serves virtually no useful purpose. Keyboard entry is fine but I never enter text on the TV so who cares. The basic tv remote buttons are more efficient for all the tv functions and menus. Pushing pictures and video is potentially OK but I seldomly use the camera on the iPad. Pulling video onto the iPad looked very useful but this is not available on the US models.
post #5771 of 9715
Is the brightness on this tv typical for a plasma (day time viewing)? Im fine with the brightness on my samsung pn58b650. Just wanted to know whether this tv was similar. I should be ordering my 65" soon.
post #5772 of 9715
I'm running a Ipad2. Main reasn i'm attempting to go all app is my equipment is in a different room. I going through a booster and i remember reading somewhere that signal boosters and routers can cause issues for remote apps. Any thoughts pn that?
post #5773 of 9715
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Originally Posted by timewaster View Post

my usb drive uses the usb cable for power (no separate power cord).
so this is why it doesn't work?
Yes, the USB power is limited on the Panasonic TVs, so an external hard drive needs more power via separate USB power supply or via a Y-cable to get two USB plugs for extra power.
Thats what I did with an external hard drive.
USB Flash drives take a lot less power and work fine though.
post #5774 of 9715
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Originally Posted by smjbh5 View Post

Is the brightness on this tv typical for a plasma (day time viewing)? Im fine with the brightness on my samsung pn58b650. Just wanted to know whether this tv was similar. I should be ordering my 65" soon.

It chance get brighter than your Samsung of you want it to.
post #5775 of 9715
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Originally Posted by smjbh5 View Post

Is the brightness on this tv typical for a plasma (day time viewing)? Im fine with the brightness on my samsung pn58b650. Just wanted to know whether this tv was similar. I should be ordering my 65" soon.

It is close, but I'd say the Panasonic will get brighter, especially at night. http://i.imgur.com/fCmt0h.jpg Left is GT50 using blackOps settings and right is pn51e7000 using CNet settings.
post #5776 of 9715
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Originally Posted by tpollagi View Post

USB sounds like a great thing at first but as I learned there are way too many issues associated with simply plugging in a USB stick or hard drive and expecting it to work. I just did not want to deal with all the incompatibilities with file structure, file size, file type, audio and video encoding, and on.

I highly suggest a simple HDMI based media player like the Pivos Aios unit. You just plug your USB stuff into the player and let it bypass the Panasonic Media Player all together. You also get 1080p upscaling.

I'm not sure what types of files you want to play. Some will work fine. For me the biggest complaint is that the GT50 will not play DTS audio. You get nothing. This accounts for most of the audio tracks I have with my video collection.

Don't fight with the USB on the TV, bypass it.


Thanks for the feedback and that was my own conclusion as well. Last year I receieved a Samsung UN6400 led smart tv as part of a work points program for free, my first adventure in smart tvs. Using that as a comparison it blows this unit away. It will play anything I plug into it flawlessly via usb and streams without a stutter anything from pc (except huge bluray files which is more of a network issue) Why should I be expecting less from a more expensive newer model? Why should I have to spend more $ to get the same things out of advertised features working on this TV. Its a negative, and Im not sure it would have changed my decision, but it needs to be called out here for anyone expecting to use those features if say they enjoyed them flawlessy on a different set (lg or samsung etc) and assumed the Panny would work the same way. I dont think thats to much to expect personally.

As for the other ask I will dig up and post a link to the Serviio viera profile I use in a few.

Edit here is the post that lays out 2 profiles I think I am using the one called Panasonic Viera no AVI. Follow the instructions to cut and paste it into the file they specify. Any questions let me know.

http://forum.serviio.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5119&start=60#p36709

Also to answer my own question I bought an asus ac1750 router last night and this TV is wirless n and will connect on the 5ghz channel. This router absolutley rocks if your inthe market for an upgrade.
Edited by Dagg21 - 1/23/13 at 9:24am
post #5777 of 9715
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Originally Posted by tpollagi View Post

I have run the Viera app on iPad-4 without any problems. I almost deleted it, it serves virtually no useful purpose. Keyboard entry is fine but I never enter text on the TV so who cares. The basic tv remote buttons are more efficient for all the tv functions and menus. Pushing pictures and video is potentially OK but I seldomly use the camera on the iPad. Pulling video onto the iPad looked very useful but this is not available on the US models.

I have been tinkering with it, it uses are limited, great when your kids hide the remote! I was able to drag my browser screen and share it to the tv. Helps when I want to show something in my ipad browser to the wife and I am being lazy smile.gif.
post #5778 of 9715
Honestly
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Originally Posted by LoD80k View Post

That's exciting. Chad really does seem to know his stuff. Out of curiosity is there a way to use Custom mode but have multiple setting profiles saved under Custom so I could have one for day, one for night, one for movies, another for football, etc...I just really have not found anything I like at all in any other mode. I noticed someone mentioned an HDMI switcher but these TV's seem pretty sophisticated. Is there another way?
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Honestly, you should really use Kevin miller from Tweakmytv.com he is the best in the industry and will make your tv pop. Regardless of whether or not it's a gt or a vt. My gt looks phenomenal after a Kevin miller calibration. Just a word to the wise
post #5779 of 9715
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Originally Posted by Brad Levine View Post

Honestly
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Originally Posted by LoD80k View Post

That's exciting. Chad really does seem to know his stuff. Out of curiosity is there a way to use Custom mode but have multiple setting profiles saved under Custom so I could have one for day, one for night, one for movies, another for football, etc...I just really have not found anything I like at all in any other mode. I noticed someone mentioned an HDMI switcher but these TV's seem pretty sophisticated. Is there another way?
,


Honestly, you should really use Kevin miller from Tweakmytv.com he is the best in the industry and will make your tv pop. Regardless of whether or not it's a gt or a vt. My gt looks phenomenal after a Kevin miller calibration. Just a word to the wise

Kevin is one of the best in the industry, yes. As is Chad.
post #5780 of 9715
Gee..someone is a little defensive. Lol
I never mentioned anything about chad. But since you bring it up, I am reminded of the quote from Macbeth..."me thinks thou doth protest too much"
I'll let the reader decide for themselves while I stand on my laurels.
post #5781 of 9715
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Brad Levine View Post

Honestly
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Honestly, you should really use Kevin miller from Tweakmytv.com he is the best in the industry and will make your tv pop. Regardless of whether or not it's a gt or a vt. My gt looks phenomenal after a Kevin miller calibration. Just a word to the wise

Why are you constantly shilling for Keven Miller here? And how do you even know if Kevin Miller serves his area? There are dozens of calibrators who are capable of tweaking any brand or model, so why do you only recommend Kevin?
post #5782 of 9715
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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

Kevin is one of the best in the industry, yes. As is Chad.[/quote

I'm just promoting good work. I never mentioned anything about you boy chad. I'm sure he's great. I'm Just saying Kevin is the best. Let the reader take away what they want.
post #5783 of 9715
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Originally Posted by Brad Levine View Post

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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

Kevin is one of the best in the industry, yes. As is Chad.

I'm just promoting good work. I never mentioned anything about you boy chad. I'm sure he's great. I'm Just saying Kevin is the best. Let the reader take away what they want.

Considering how little you know about the various top notch calibrators around the country, I would hardly consider you to be a good judge of who is best.
Edited by HD-Master - 1/23/13 at 12:14pm
post #5784 of 9715
In regards to the question asked a few post back....

How are you saving multiple custom settings?
e.g. night / day / 3D

Sorry if this is newbie question.
Thanks
post #5785 of 9715
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Brad Levine View Post

Gee..someone is a little defensive. Lol I never mentioned anything about chad.

Oh yes you did - you posted an extremely offensive post about Chad a few weeks ago saying that he didn't know what he was doing etc and how Kevin Miller is way better etc etc etc and several members immediately came to Chad's defense and set you straight, then the moderator deleted your post so the evidence is gone - but not forgotten.
post #5786 of 9715
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Originally Posted by Trebor Pyn View Post

In regards to the question asked a few post back....

How are you saving multiple custom settings?
e.g. night / day / 3D

Sorry if this is newbie question.
Thanks

I use an HDMI splitter from my AVR to my GT50. So HDMI 1 is set to Custom with my Day settings, while HDMI 2 is set to Custom with my Night settings.
post #5787 of 9715
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

Oh yes you did - you posted an extremely offensive post about Chad a few weeks ago saying that he didn't know what he was doing etc and how Kevin Miller is way better etc etc etc and several members immediately came to Chad's defense and set you straight, then the moderator deleted your post so the evidence is gone - but not forgotten.

I remember that post. I would have been highly offended, if I was Chad.
post #5788 of 9715
Just got my TV delivered from Amazon. Extremely happy so far. I plan on just watching different content on THX cinema for the first 200 hours then decide on calibration.
post #5789 of 9715
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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

It chance get brighter than your Samsung of you want it to.

I'm using the the settings I found on cnet for the samsung. I understand the tv can go as bright as I want it, but how would they compare using the cnet settings?
post #5790 of 9715
Calibration Questions:

I currently have an Xbox 360, PC, and cable box going though a receiver and then receiver out to TV. My PC has a CableCard going through MediaCenter and I really use that more than the cable box since I can record shows and watch through my xbox or watch live TV through there also. Last night I noticed that the TV picture looked different when viewed through my CableCard source (PC or XBox) than it did when viewed though the cable box.

My questions are: Can a professional calibrator calibrate my graphics card (since there are color adjustments and settings) to look good when displayed on my GT50 panel or do calibrators only make adjustment settings to the TV itself?

If so, is the additional charge usually much more?

Thanks for the insight.

As a side note: I was actually planning on using my tax return for a nice calibration on this set since Chad B said he will be in my area end of January or February but now the IRS won't even start processing returns until Jan 30th...That's sooooo upsetting. Now, I have to see if I can still swing it in time without the return.
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