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post #9031 of 9713
I run game mode and bump the brightness up.
post #9032 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I had the Tech come out today to replace the screws on all the vital boards on my 60GT50. Unfortunately it made no difference as far as eliminating the buzz with bright scenes. The Tech thought the buzzing was acceptable by Panasonic's standards. He even took it off the wall a second time and placed it on the stand to give a good listen. When on the stand the buzzing was not as bad. I was happy with the Tech's effort and the plan is to see if the buzzing gets worse. If it does then I'll see what will need to be done at that time.

Bill
It sounds like we had extremely similar experiences with the attempted fix, outcome, and acceptance of the buzzing as it is right now. Good luck going forward!
post #9033 of 9713
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Originally Posted by one321 View Post

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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I had the Tech come out today to replace the screws on all the vital boards on my 60GT50. Unfortunately it made no difference as far as eliminating the buzz with bright scenes. The Tech thought the buzzing was acceptable by Panasonic's standards. He even took it off the wall a second time and placed it on the stand to give a good listen. When on the stand the buzzing was not as bad. I was happy with the Tech's effort and the plan is to see if the buzzing gets worse. If it does then I'll see what will need to be done at that time.

Bill
It sounds like we had extremely similar experiences with the attempted fix, outcome, and acceptance of the buzzing as it is right now. Good luck going forward!
Have you guys read this post?
post #9034 of 9713
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Have you guys read this post?
Not acceptable IMO. I'd blow a gasket.
post #9035 of 9713
piece of crap 1080p pure direct enables 4:4:4 mode, but messes up rgb color wth. I can never game with full chroma on this expensive ass set.
post #9036 of 9713
Does anyone now if you can uninstall an app from the TV? I know you can uncheck the box and it won't show up on the picture menu, but I'm wondering if an app can actually be uninstalled.

Starting about 3 days ago Netflix stopped working. It starts up and displays the logo on the red background and just freezes and eventually says it can't connect to Netflix, and to retry or exit. Netflix works fine on the xbox, bluray, or roku so I wanted to try uninstalling it and redownloading it - that sometimes fixes issues with android apps, and I imagine this is a similar system. Other apps work fine, including Youtube and Amazon video, so the network is still operational.
post #9037 of 9713
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post #9038 of 9713
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Originally Posted by CobaltDragon View Post

Does anyone now if you can uninstall an app from the TV? I know you can uncheck the box and it won't show up on the picture menu, but I'm wondering if an app can actually be uninstalled.

Starting about 3 days ago Netflix stopped working. It starts up and displays the logo on the red background and just freezes and eventually says it can't connect to Netflix, and to retry or exit. Netflix works fine on the xbox, bluray, or roku so I wanted to try uninstalling it and redownloading it - that sometimes fixes issues with android apps, and I imagine this is a similar system. Other apps work fine, including Youtube and Amazon video, so the network is still operational.

To fix this issue on my TV a while back I followed these instructions. Really it works even though it looks like a video game cheat code.

Launch the Netflix app.
Using the arrows on your remote, enter the following sequence:
Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up
Select Deactivate and exit the screen.
Restart the Netflix app and sign in to your account.

https://support.netflix.com/en/node/461
post #9039 of 9713
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Originally Posted by futbalguy View Post

To fix this issue on my TV a while back I followed these instructions. Really it works even though it looks like a video game cheat code.

Launch the Netflix app.
Using the arrows on your remote, enter the following sequence:
Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up
Select Deactivate and exit the screen.
Restart the Netflix app and sign in to your account.

https://support.netflix.com/en/node/461

Doh, didn't even think to check the Netflix site, figured it was a TV support issue. Will give it a try, thanks!!!
post #9040 of 9713
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Originally Posted by CobaltDragon View Post

Does anyone now if you can uninstall an app from the TV? I know you can uncheck the box and it won't show up on the picture menu, but I'm wondering if an app can actually be uninstalled.

Starting about 3 days ago Netflix stopped working. It starts up and displays the logo on the red background and just freezes and eventually says it can't connect to Netflix, and to retry or exit. Netflix works fine on the xbox, bluray, or roku so I wanted to try uninstalling it and redownloading it - that sometimes fixes issues with android apps, and I imagine this is a similar system. Other apps work fine, including Youtube and Amazon video, so the network is still operational.

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Originally Posted by futbalguy View Post

To fix this issue on my TV a while back I followed these instructions. Really it works even though it looks like a video game cheat code.

Launch the Netflix app.
Using the arrows on your remote, enter the following sequence:
Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up
Select Deactivate and exit the screen.
Restart the Netflix app and sign in to your account.

https://support.netflix.com/en/node/461

My netflix app was a dud right out of the box. Would freeze and say get help. I tried the up up down down trick to deactivate then re-launch app but that didn't work. Finally one bright netflix support person was able to tell me to kill the power to the tv as the app was stuck. I launched the app, let the bars that normally move come up and get stuck, then ran next room where my breaker panel is and killed the circuit. Pulling tv plug will also work lol. You need to do this while the app is launched and stuck - before the can't connect note comes up.
post #9041 of 9713
I had the same problem several months ago. The Panasonic tech told me to go into the TV menu to network , then go to IP Address, then DNS Manual. Reset the DNS manual to 8.8.8.8. It solved the problem permanently.
post #9042 of 9713
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Originally Posted by one321 View Post

It sounds like we had extremely similar experiences with the attempted fix, outcome, and acceptance of the buzzing as it is right now. Good luck going forward!

I thought I could live with the buzzing issue but I've changed my mind in that regard. I was watching ESPN this morning and there was an interview with a with a white background and I could hear the buzzing over the audio (moderate volume level). So I'm going to call the service company that came out to make another service call. My thoughts are (thanks to Randy's earlier post) to set the plasma on the stand, take the rear cover off, power it up and check to see exactly where the buzz is coming from. The Tech did this on the first visit but the rear cover was reinstalled (after the screw change out) so it was hard to tell what part was causing the buzzing.

Bill
post #9043 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I thought I could live with the buzzing issue but I've changed my mind in that regard. I was watching ESPN this morning and there was an interview with a with a white background and I could hear the buzzing over the audio (moderate volume level). So I'm going to call the service company that came out to make another service call. My thoughts are (thanks to Randy's earlier post) to set the plasma on the stand, take the rear cover off, power it up and check to see exactly where the buzz is coming from. The Tech did this on the first visit but the rear cover was reinstalled (after the screw change out) so it was hard to tell what part was causing the buzzing.

Bill

That is unfortunate I really don't understand the buzzing variability, my VT50 is dead silent
post #9044 of 9713
The sad part is I could near guarantee I could find and fix a buzz issue if warranty and or a bad part was not a concern. I've seen / assisted numerous buzz fixes on older CRT TVs via strategically placed applications of either silicone or epoxy on noisy coils/boards. There's very little to the guts of a plasma. If a tech can't diagnose the cause/source of a buzzing part he/she isn't looking... Why a tech would remotely re-instal the back of the display without checking for the buzz is also beyond me...
I knock on wood every time I read one of the buzz posts. My 60GT50 buzzed loudly a few times the first week I owned it.. Then never again in the last ~10 months. If/when it returns and this will most likely be outside of the warranty, I have 99% confidence I can diagnose and remedy the issue.

Cheers
post #9045 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I thought I could live with the buzzing issue but I've changed my mind in that regard. I was watching ESPN this morning and there was an interview with a with a white background and I could hear the buzzing over the audio (moderate volume level). So I'm going to call the service company that came out to make another service call. My thoughts are (thanks to Randy's earlier post) to set the plasma on the stand, take the rear cover off, power it up and check to see exactly where the buzz is coming from. The Tech did this on the first visit but the rear cover was reinstalled (after the screw change out) so it was hard to tell what part was causing the buzzing.

Bill
If you have a DVR try to find a scene where is buzzes as bad as possible for the tech.
post #9046 of 9713
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Originally Posted by KJSmitty View Post

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Why a tech would remotely re-instal the back of the display without checking for the buzz is also beyond me...

I agree 100% that the Tech should have checked for buzzing after replacing the screws and before putting the rear panel back on. I wish I had thought about it then but I'll make sure it is done on the next service call.

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My 60GT50 buzzed loudly a few times the first week I owned it.. Then never again in the last ~10 months.

Did the buzzing go away on its own?

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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

If you have a DVR try to find a scene where is buzzes as bad as possible for the tech.

I have a Steven Wilson Bluray that has a totally white screen at the beginning of the disc. So I'll play that then pause it as the Tech on the first visit was using the scrolling feature. That workied but it isn't a constant white screen as it goes from black to white on a constant loop. Thanks for the suggestion smile.gif.

Bill
post #9047 of 9713
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Originally Posted by 413X3 View Post

Is there a website to check what the latest firmware is? I don't have an internet connection to my tv.

Panasonic website of course. Put in your GT50 model and it will show you the latest firmware, I believe it's V 1.17.
post #9048 of 9713
Hello everyone. Can people please post their internet speeds here. I would like to compare. I have Comcast and get >40mb/s on my computer/ipad/etc. On my GT50 browser, I'm catching barely 6mb/s! I am hardwired, too.

On your web browser, please go here: http://speedtest.comcast.net/

This particular webpage runs on the Panasonic unlike other speedtesting sites. Please share your results. Also, any tips for me to get my allowable speed please do share (ie. ip address/DNS settings/etc. Thank you.
post #9049 of 9713
That's really weird, are you hard wired directly to a modem or router or through a bridge or extender?

FYI, Speedtest is HEAVILY subsidized by Comcast and is well-known to show speeds that are not even close to what you're really getting.

I'm on Frontier (Verizon) FiOs, WiFi and I can't get it to load the applet, I'll bet it's a JS or Flash issue that the browser doesn't resolve well.
post #9050 of 9713
I'm connected directly to the modem/router. When I hook up my laptop to the router, I get results ranging 40-50 mb/s. On my panny, I'm only seeing 6mb/s.

http://speedtest.comcast.net/ runs smoothly in the GT50's browser. I wonder if there is another website you can use to detect your speed????
post #9051 of 9713
I know there is, but I'm not that concerned. I get all of my content via Dish, PS3 or ATV anyway.

I do suspect it's a browser compatibility issue with the website, which would result in a poor test result or the page not fully rendering. How is the real world performance, are you having problems streaming Netflix for instance?
post #9052 of 9713
^ Try TestMy.net. Flash based speedtests such as Comcast's are not very accurate.
post #9053 of 9713
Netflix, youtube, etc all work fine. Except when I select the 1080p setting resolutions from youtube directly using the browser - its gets choppy.

What are your results using the ps3? Also, can you (Ryan25 and Rupterr) share your speedtest results from your GT50? I wonder if low mb/s is just shown for all panny's, but not really reflecting real world performance. Thanks for helping!
post #9054 of 9713
If they all work fine I wouldn't worry too much. I'm much more skeptical of Netflix/YouTube's server capacity than my connection.

I haven't tested the PS3 (wifi) with FiOs (I JUST switched from Comcast) since the real-world performance is noticeably better.

As I said, I can't get the page to render at Speedtest with the GT50 (wifi), but I can try hardwiring it to my bridge and see if that changes anything. I'll also try that other site, but I'm too lazy right now.
post #9055 of 9713
So I need to create a account log in for Netflix on my gt50,
How do I do this? It keeps wanting to restart the previous account.
I searched this forum, the owners manual, etc. and can't find anything

Help!
post #9056 of 9713
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Originally Posted by SteveHas View Post

So I need to create a account log in for Netflix on my gt50,
How do I do this? It keeps wanting to restart the previous account.
I searched this forum, the owners manual, etc. and can't find anything

Help!
Why dont you just log into your existing account?
post #9057 of 9713

I think he would have to log on to the Netflix account on a computer and

remove the TV from the list of associated devices on the account.

At least that's how it used to work

post #9058 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Why dont you just log into your existing account?

changed credit cards, it won't even let me change the credit card #
post #9059 of 9713
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Originally Posted by SteveHas View Post

changed credit cards, it won't even let me change the credit card #
Have you tried rypauls suggestion?
post #9060 of 9713
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Originally Posted by rypaul View Post

I think he would have to log on to the Netflix account on a computer and
remove the TV from the list of associated devices on the account.
At least that's how it used to work

Fund this on Netflix specific to Panasonic devices

https://support.netflix.com/en/node/8550
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