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post #8671 of 9713
Yup. Also happens on my ST50. I think it's normal.
post #8672 of 9713
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Originally Posted by rupterr View Post

A question for when other owners of the GT50 turn off their TV. Does it take about 3 or 4 seconds for the relay to click off even though the picture on the TV goes blank immediately? Also, when turning the TV on, does your input select screen pop up for a few seconds? This annoys me.

Yes and yes.
post #8673 of 9713
Watching the Masters on my GT50=Heaven!!
post #8674 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Matthew Cole View Post

Watching the Masters on my GT50=Heaven!!
Bah, don't rub it in! Mine delivers Monday. frown.gif
post #8675 of 9713
Thanks for the responses about your power on and off experiences with your units everyone. I'm making sure my unit is doing the same as others when it comes to these actions. I have about a week before my return period ends and want to make sure everything is working properly on my unit.

I watched "The Masters" today in 3D and it looked very good. I ended up using the S-Curve setting suggested by forum member Clavius in my settings and that produced the best picture quality for the Masters broadcast.

It gave good colors and saturation and made everything more defined, especially the putting greens. The lower gamma settings were a little brighter but had less detail than S-Curve.

One thing I noticed is whenever a person happened to walk right in front of the 3D TV camera handler on ground level, that was close to the action, the GT50 would go out of 3D mode and I would have to press the 3D button to get it back..very odd.

I find it strange that a person walking inadvertently right in front of the 3D camera would cause the TV to do this. I wonder if everyone watching this broadcast in 3D experienced this with their 3D TV..no matter what brand? It only happened a couple times in 2.5 hours so no big deal.
post #8676 of 9713
I'm hoping someone in this thread can help me out. I'm currently using master-HD's setting (except my gamma is at 2.6), but i'm experiencing a strange phenomenon in that when I watch very dark scenes on my tv... and there is a bright-ish light source on the screen, i experience a halo/fog/blur... the only way to describe it is that it is simply not clear.. My vision is otherwise very good and i've set up an appt. with the eye doctor just in case my "night" vision is degrading.

However, is it possible that my set is just too bright? Are there optimal "dark" settings out there for those who prefer a darker display?

I'm also going to pony up the cash for an ISF calibration in the hope that a professional calibration will help things...


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-sonic
post #8677 of 9713
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Originally Posted by sonichart View Post

I'm also going to pony up the cash for an ISF calibration in the hope that a professional calibration will help things...


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-sonic
You can use the two links at the bottom of my post when you get to the point of picking a professional calibrator. There are some very good professionals that are known here at AVS. biggrin.gif
post #8678 of 9713
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

You can use the two links at the bottom of my post when you get to the point of picking a professional calibrator. There are some very good professionals that are known here at AVS. biggrin.gif

I'll keep that in mind when I purchase a PJ to be calibrated-- I've already scheduled someone from Barret's Home Theater (Naperville, IL) to do the calibration.
post #8679 of 9713
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Originally Posted by sonichart View Post

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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

You can use the two links at the bottom of my post when you get to the point of picking a professional calibrator. There are some very good professionals that are known here at AVS. biggrin.gif

I'll keep that in mind when I purchase a PJ to be calibrated-- I've already scheduled someone from Barret's Home Theater (Naperville, IL) to do the calibration.
smile.gif
post #8680 of 9713
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Originally Posted by sonichart View Post

I'm hoping someone in this thread can help me out. I'm currently using master-HD's setting (except my gamma is at 2.6), but i'm experiencing a strange phenomenon in that when I watch very dark scenes on my tv... and there is a bright-ish light source on the screen, i experience a halo/fog/blur... the only way to describe it is that it is simply not clear.. My vision is otherwise very good and i've set up an appt. with the eye doctor just in case my "night" vision is degrading.

However, is it possible that my set is just too bright? Are there optimal "dark" settings out there for those who prefer a darker display?

I'm also going to pony up the cash for an ISF calibration in the hope that a professional calibration will help things...


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-sonic

What settings are you using? Have you tried using ambient lighting to see if it helps with the halo effect? Are your eyes dry? I know what you're experiencing. My first experience with that is when I wore contacts and they became dry. I've had Lasik and get halos, now and then, when my eyes are tired and/or dry -especially when driving at night.
post #8681 of 9713
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Originally Posted by sonichart View Post

I'm hoping someone in this thread can help me out. I'm currently using master-HD's setting (except my gamma is at 2.6), but i'm experiencing a strange phenomenon in that when I watch very dark scenes on my tv... and there is a bright-ish light source on the screen, i experience a halo/fog/blur... the only way to describe it is that it is simply not clear.. My vision is otherwise very good and i've set up an appt. with the eye doctor just in case my "night" vision is degrading.

However, is it possible that my set is just too bright? Are there optimal "dark" settings out there for those who prefer a darker display?

I'm also going to pony up the cash for an ISF calibration in the hope that a professional calibration will help things...


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-sonic

HDMaster has both day and night settings and there are other popular settings that have been described in this thread as well. The THX Cinema mode at the default factory levels is fairly good and not too bright. You can also just take whatever settings you currently have and lower the contrast to see what effect it has. Also consider that some times (many times) effects like lens flare are intentional to provide some artistic panasch to the scene.

I think there was one member who actually returned his set because of horizontal lens flare. That was a shame because it was part of the directors intent. His settings may have exaggerated the effect but from the photos in didn't look like a problem with the TV. It was kinda strange because I never noticed the effect until he pointed it out then I began noticing it in many different areas. When I saw the exact same artistic flare on my retina display I-pad I knew it was intentional.

In the "old days" of CRT driven displays, extreme blooming around bright objects was an indication of the brightness / contrast being set to high. By comparison, this has nearly been eliminated in fixed pixel displays but depending on the set you can still get some line blurring with low res. content. For a 1080p source, there should be NO halos anywhere as a result of the display technology.
Edited by tpollagi - 4/14/13 at 7:56am
post #8682 of 9713
On a side note, I just saw OZ in the theater. It is certainly going to be a movie that I purchase and get the 3-D Blu-ray disc version. I didn't want to see the 3-D in the theater and wanted to reserve that for the home. For those that have not seen it, the movie is visually stunning and sharp. The color palette is amazing. In the theater before the movie started it did show up on the screen that it was being shown in Sony 4K. I can't wait for it to come out and show it on the GT50. As mentioned above I did see one scene where there was lens flare. When I get the movie home, if there is more than just that I will know that there is a problem with the TV, but I seriously doubt it!
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I am having an issue and am wondering if anyone else has it or can help me. I am coming straight out of my cable box via HDMI cable to my TV. The left speaker has lower sound volume than the right speaker. Balance is at 0. Thought I would post here before I give a call in to the store where I bought it. Thank you.
post #8684 of 9713
^ I had the same experience with my 60GT50. I find that the speakers are VERY directional. I sit a couple feet to the right of center from my panel. The sound leans towards the right side from my slight off center seating position. If I move a couple feet to the left the sound is more balanced, although it does tend to lean to the right, but very little.

To compensate I changed the balance option a couple notches to the minus (left) and it sounds fine to me from my seating position now. Like I said the speakers are very directional, a few feet either way and the sound becomes off balance to me. It sounds darn good though for TV speakers.
post #8685 of 9713
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Originally Posted by rupterr View Post

^ I had the same experience with my 60GT50. I find that the speakers are VERY directional. I sit a couple feet to the right of center from my panel. The sound leans towards the right side from my slight off center seating position. If I move a couple feet to the left the sound is more balanced, although it does tend to lean to the right, but very little.

To compensate I changed the balance option a couple notches to the minus (left) and it sounds fine to me from my seating position now. Like I said the speakers are very directional, a few feet either way and the sound becomes off balance to me. It sounds darn good though for TV speakers.

Thanks for your response. I did figure out that I was just listening to the TV with the volume too low. I turned up the volume and the left speaker evened out with the right one. I, too, have the 60GT50. The sound is very good on the TV. It does have a built-in subwoofer. I think it can hit 20Hz. wink.gif
post #8686 of 9713
Well much to my dismay my 60GT50 has started buzzing when there is bright content on the screen frown.gif. I checked for this when I first bought it and it was hardly audible with my ear to the back of the panel. Now I can hear it from 8' away with the sound muted. I have three days left on my return timeframe. So I'm not sure if I should return it or have a tech come out to look at it. I'm leaning towards returning it and waiting for the 60ST60. Either way it is a PITA to return the plasma and reinstall my old one.

Bill
post #8687 of 9713
Check the features. The GT50 has more HDMI inputs and playback modes than the ST60.
post #8688 of 9713
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Originally Posted by tom1996 View Post

Check the features. The GT50 has more HDMI inputs and playback modes than the ST60.

I'm fine with three HDMI inputs of the ST60s to the GT50s four as I am using a Denon AVR which handles all my HDMI sources.

Bill
post #8689 of 9713
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Originally Posted by tom1996 View Post

Check the features. The GT50 has more HDMI inputs and playback modes than the ST60.

There isn't a single reason to get a GT over a ST60,
post #8690 of 9713
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Well much to my dismay my 60GT50 has started buzzing when there is bright content on the screen frown.gif. I checked for this when I first bought it and it was hardly audible with my ear to the back of the panel. Now I can hear it from 8' away with the sound muted. I have three days left on my return timeframe. So I'm not sure if I should return it or have a tech come out to look at it. I'm leaning towards returning it and waiting for the 60ST60. Either way it is a PITA to return the plasma and reinstall my old one. Bill

Sounds like a great opportunity to return it and "upgrade" to an ST60 biggrin.gif

I value my 4th HDMI input quite a bit, but i'd find a way to do without it if i had the opportunity to return my GT50 and replace it with a ST60 wink.gif
post #8691 of 9713
Dudes, all plasma screens buzz with content that is bright. Especially white. There is nothing wrong with your tv. That's one of the trade-offs of owning a plasma. Also, you WILL get image retention. It won't burn in but it will retain things from time to time. This has been said a million times.

And I personally like the gt's styling over the st. I like to think of TVs as furniture.
post #8692 of 9713
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Originally Posted by mitch619 View Post

Dudes, all plasma screens buzz with content that is bright. Especially white. There is nothing wrong with your tv. That's one of the trade-offs of owning a plasma. Also, you WILL get image retention. It won't burn in but it will retain things from time to time. This has been said a million times.

And I personally like the gt's styling over the st. I like to think of TVs as furniture.

There is something wrong when the buzz can be heard from 8 feet away, like mine. I've owned 4 plasmas and my GT50 is the only one that's done this. Time to call Panasonic. mad.gif
post #8693 of 9713
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

Sounds like a great opportunity to return it and "upgrade" to an ST60 biggrin.gif

I value my 4th HDMI input quite a bit, but i'd find a way to do without it if i had the opportunity to return my GT50 and replace it with a ST60 wink.gif

Plus Monoprice has 4x1 HDMI switchers for $35. I have used one on my 3 input set and it works great. It allows my set to have 6 HDMI inputs if ever needed.
post #8694 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Mongo171 View Post

I, too, have the 60GT50. The sound is very good on the TV. It does have a built-in subwoofer. I think it can hit 20Hz. wink.gif
Based on physics, and economics that's not possible. Marketing hype is one possibility. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Based on physics, and economics that's not possible. Marketing hype is one possibility. wink.gif

At least that is what the guy in the white van who sold me the TV said it could do. tongue.gif
post #8696 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Mongo171 View Post

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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Based on physics, and economics that's not possible. Marketing hype is one possibility. wink.gif

At least that is what the guy in the white van who sold me the TV said it could do. tongue.gif
Maybe someone was moonlighting. Did it have a Geek Squad logo on it? smile.gif
post #8697 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Well much to my dismay my 60GT50 has started buzzing when there is bright content on the screen frown.gif. I checked for this when I first bought it and it was hardly audible with my ear to the back of the panel. Now I can hear it from 8' away with the sound muted. I have three days left on my return timeframe. So I'm not sure if I should return it or have a tech come out to look at it. I'm leaning towards returning it and waiting for the 60ST60. Either way it is a PITA to return the plasma and reinstall my old one.

Bill
Mine did something similar, but my buzzing is very sporadic. It shows up every once in a while on bright scenes, but not consistently. I kept, since it wasn't too bad and I dreaded switching my TVs again and boxing it back up.
post #8698 of 9713
Well after three months of steady use (at least 6 hours a day) I still have no issues. As Bill stated, mine also goes through my AVR which is a new Pioneer elite. The only time my GT50 used its internal speakers was for the first week of ownership, during break-in before I set everything up. I pretty much use it for everything but I don't care for hockey (bright scenes) even though 1 of my college buddies now owns a NHL hockey team, go figure. As I stated before, I do have a Panamax M5300-PM power conditioner and I am not sure if it helps but I certainly know it doesn't hurt. Sorry to hear about your dilemma Bill. It's a tough call and I would have a tough time deciding but I would probably go with the ST60. Best of luck.
post #8699 of 9713
OMG!!! After using a 1080i RP for the last 7 years, I am absolutely blown away by the PQ. It just delivered and it's like every birthday ever wrapped into a TV.

Is it possible to use the TV speakers and output to an AVR via ARC? When I switch them on, it cuts the ARC.
post #8700 of 9713
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Maybe someone was moonlighting. Did it have a Geek Squad logo on it? smile.gif

No...but, the guy was wearing a white shirt with a black tie and broken horn-rims. wink.gif
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