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post #9331 of 9713
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Originally Posted by moonbeam13 View Post

I'm experiencing the same thing now also. It has to do with sound on mine, and if there's a lot of bass in what I'm watching, or music with a lot of base, it will vibrate. Didn't do it in the beginning when I first bought it, but it's been a few months now. It's enough to be annoying......anxious to hear what they say about yours.

I guess you guys don't have a surround sound system?
post #9332 of 9713
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Originally Posted by moonbeam13 View Post

I'm experiencing the same thing now also. It has to do with sound on mine, and if there's a lot of bass in what I'm watching, or music with a lot of base, it will vibrate. Didn't do it in the beginning when I first bought it, but it's been a few months now. It's enough to be annoying......anxious to hear what they say about yours.

The bass might be vibrating something else in the chassis not speaker-related. All because my sub rattles my dishes doesn't mean that my sub is bad.
post #9333 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Ryan25 View Post

Amazon was down yesterday.

I can't even get to the screen where you choose which app you want. I choose VIERA Connect, the connecting circle spins, and it says "Connection to the server failed. Please check this TV's network setting." Amazon streaming on my iPad works fine today. If I try a software update, it won't connect with the server. When I do the connection test, all of the boxes except one are checked successfully, including "check connection to the Internet" - the one that fails says "Check communication with VIERA Connect server."
post #9334 of 9713
Nevermind - I found the answer on Panasonic support page. I had to change the DNS setting to 8.8.8.8
post #9335 of 9713
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Originally Posted by tpollagi View Post

I think you mean a GT50; I don't think there is a GT60 (at least not in the US). Anyway, have not seen anything like that reported here. The reports of image retention are usually from station logo's or the side bars from 4:3 content. When people get IR they are usually advised to do two things. One, stop doing whatever it was that caused the IR. Two, watch full screen content until it fades away. There are also a handful of other things to try but I've not seen any indication they work any better than viewing full screen content.

If you call Panasonic DON'T make any mention of burn-in or image-retention. Refer to the issue as a "screen irregularity" or "non uniformity". There isn't much you can do if a tech shows up and classifies the issue as burn-in, but you certainly don't want to start out by telling them that it is.

Here is the conclusion of my story. I wrote Panasonic specifically mentioning I had a screen irregularity and sent some pics. Based on the pics, their techs authorized a local tech to come down. They actually ordered a new board thinking that was the cause. When the local tech came and looked at the tv, she immediately said the issue is burn-in without a doubt and that it would require a panel replacement. In addition, she notice that there was a dead/stuck pixel (something I never noticed) and that there was slight banding (none which bothered me) when I showed her white test slides.

Needless to say I was pretty bummed to hear it was burn-in but not surprised. The tech said she would try to see if she can get the panel replaced under warranty, but said not to get my hopes up. A week passed without any update so I reached out to them and the secretary said "Oh yeh, your new panel has arrived, lets schedule a p/u to replace it". They only took 1wk to fix it and return it to me, plus they lent me a loaner TV. The original tech was the one who delivered it back and she said she tried to describe my situation in the worse angle possible while staying true to her findings. She mentioned that they initially declined to do the warranty service because of the burn-in but since I had that dead/stuck pixel and some banding, they approved it.

Now I have my brand new screen going through some slides. Needless to say I'm on cloud nine. So my final piece of advice is to be extra nice to the techs. Offer them drinks, food, anything to help make their long day a bit better. In return they just might take that further step to help you like she did for me. And don't watch with CC all day long!
post #9336 of 9713
yeah,ordered my 50" GT50 last night, picking it up on Friday. Will let you all know my initial thoughts.thanks kec8
post #9337 of 9713
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Originally Posted by skyrunner777 View Post



Now I have my brand new screen going through some slides. Needless to say I'm on cloud nine. So my final piece of advice is to be extra nice to the techs. Offer them drinks, food, anything to help make their long day a bit better. In return they just might take that further step to help you like she did for me. And don't watch with CC all day long!

Glad it worked out for you in the end.
post #9338 of 9713
Happiness=Settings that don't have to be changed

Under any condition and for any program (Breaking Bad, NFL Football, Movies, etc). Not posted as a response or for any particular reason....except happiness.
post #9339 of 9713
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Originally Posted by tonyo123 View Post

Happiness=Settings that don't have to be changed

Under any condition and for any program (Breaking Bad, NFL Football, Movies, etc). Not posted as a response or for any particular reason....except happiness.
Gaming?
post #9340 of 9713
I just found a TCP50GT50 from Magnolia that has no missing parts and looks to be in excellent shape.I've looked for any signs of IR and see nothing.The question I have is that this is on sale for just over 800.00.....sorry if I shouldn't mention the price....but I would like to know if this seems like a good deal or am I missing something?
post #9341 of 9713
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Originally Posted by cakendall View Post

I just found a TCP50GT50 from Magnolia that has no missing parts and looks to be in excellent shape.I've looked for any signs of IR and see nothing.The question I have is that this is on sale for just over 800.00.....sorry if I shouldn't mention the price....but I would like to know if this seems like a good deal or am I missing something?

Great deal, just make sure you get extended warranty , just in case to give you peace of mind. Try and find out how many HRS are on it also.
post #9342 of 9713
I have that model and love it. No IR and no buzzing. At least you can confirm the absence of buzzing in the store before buying. The only problem I have is that HDMI 4 does not work. Panasonic tech wanted to take it to the shop to fix. I declined since three HDMI sockets were enough for me and I feared they would mess something up. The new series only has three HDMI sockets, BTW. The price quoted is really good. The set comes with several good video setting choices plus this forum has a few more. I have not viewed much in 3D but what I did see was very good. Unfortunately cable providers are not offering much 3D anymore.

Tom
post #9343 of 9713
Thanks Latino and Tom I think I may take a chance on it. I'm a little gunshy because I had the ST30 a few years ago and the picture was not that great since I could not get away from the greenish tinge everything had.
post #9344 of 9713
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Originally Posted by cakendall View Post

Thanks Latino and Tom I think I may take a chance on it. I'm a little gunshy because I had the ST30 a few years ago and the picture was not that great since I could not get away from the greenish tinge everything had.

The GT50's have a very nice picture. There are a few different posts for different settings that you can try.
post #9345 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Mongo171 View Post

The GT50's have a very nice picture. There are a few different posts for different settings that you can try.

How do you like the GT50 with your Oppo105 Mongo? Can you tell a difference in picture quality compared to other players?
post #9346 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Latinoheat View Post

How do you like the GT50 with your Oppo105 Mongo? Can you tell a difference in picture quality compared to other players?

Night and day! The GT50 really makes my 105 pop. Or is it the other way around? It's a very nice combination. The video on the GT50 really pops.
post #9347 of 9713
Well I am replacing a 7 year old Samsung so I'm assuming the picture should be much clearer and hopefully a little brighter.I Have a moderately bright living room but even the Samsung being that age seems bright enough for me
post #9348 of 9713
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Originally Posted by cakendall View Post

Thanks Latino and Tom I think I may take a chance on it. I'm a little gunshy because I had the ST30 a few years ago and the picture was not that great since I could not get away from the greenish tinge everything had.

I own 2 GT50'S and i can assure you, the ones I have, do not have any greenish tinge to them at all.. (unless its a scene with bushes and grass) biggrin.gif I particularly like the GT50 line not only because they are very bright, but I feel the speakers on these sound very good..
post #9349 of 9713
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Originally Posted by cakendall View Post

I just found a TCP50GT50 from Magnolia that has no missing parts and looks to be in excellent shape.I've looked for any signs of IR and see nothing.The question I have is that this is on sale for just over 800.00.....sorry if I shouldn't mention the price....but I would like to know if this seems like a good deal or am I missing something?
It's not a bad deal, provided it has low hours. That said, I got a brand new a couple months back for $1K, so you might poke around a bit before pulling the trigger.
post #9350 of 9713
Wellso much for the great deal on the 50 inch gt50 at BestBuy.It has no remote or stand it looks blurry and they were really hesitant when I asked how many hours were on the display.You would think someone in the Magnolia department could find out the hours on the set,but they told me they didn't know if it was a display model or return.The mans response was the set just showed up one day and no one knows anything about where the set cam from.Guess thats why they only want 800 bucks for it....lol.Back to the tv shopping and thanks to everyone for the suggestions and help
post #9351 of 9713
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Originally Posted by cakendall View Post

Wellso much for the great deal on the 50 inch gt50 at BestBuy.It has no remote or stand it looks blurry and they were really hesitant when I asked how many hours were on the display.You would think someone in the Magnolia department could find out the hours on the set,but they told me they didn't know if it was a display model or return.The mans response was the set just showed up one day and no one knows anything about where the set cam from.Guess thats why they only want 800 bucks for it....lol.Back to the tv shopping and thanks to everyone for the suggestions and help

800 isnt that much of a great deal for it, considering its not brand new. i just got a brand new sealed in box 55" version of it for 1350.
post #9352 of 9713
I've heard people say that the 2013 pannys have a sharper picture than the 2012 line,, I compared the vt60 to the gt50 for almost a month, side by side, and i can tell you this
in my case it was the opposite.. Not only that, but the gt50 has a better sound systemm it has more bass, while the vt60 sounds tinny and weak.., ialso the gt50 has a bit less reflective and has more punch in most scenes, due to the brightness edge that the gt50 has. The color is a wash on both, they both give equally great color... The Vt60 had the most annoying fan sound ever,, while the gt50 makes a slight buzz only on bright scenes,that in that particular room cannot be heard anywhere in front of the tv.. only if you stick your ear behind the set.. I am very happy i decided to get rid of the vt60,, while its black levels were nice, it simply is not worth dealing with all the other flaws it has..
post #9353 of 9713
I have some problems with 3d movies so i hope someone can help me the 3d r hsbs and htb and they r all the same, they have like ghosting r crosstalk not sure.
My current set up is Panasonic GT50 intel dual core @ 3ghz 4 gig of ram and saphire 6670 1 gig ram ddr5
These r new photos played with tmt http://i39.tinypic.com/2efnor4.jpg left eye
right eye http://i43.tinypic.com/2ni41s6.jpg
Edited by sharksupi - 8/25/13 at 3:39am
post #9354 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Tony1 View Post

I've heard people say that the 2013 pannys have a sharper picture than the 2012 line,, I compared the vt60 to the gt50 for almost a month, side by side, and i can tell you this
in my case it was the opposite.. Not only that, but the gt50 has a better sound systemm it has more bass, while the vt60 sounds tinny and weak.., ialso the gt50 has a bit less reflective and has more punch in most scenes, due to the brightness edge that the gt50 has. The color is a wash on both, they both give equally great color... The Vt60 had the most annoying fan sound ever,, while the gt50 makes a slight buzz only on bright scenes,that in that particular room cannot be heard anywhere in front of the tv.. only if you stick your ear behind the set.. I am very happy i decided to get rid of the vt60,, while its black levels were nice, it simply is not worth dealing with all the other flaws it has..
The 50 series actually has a pretty good sound system for a flat panel. The 50 series has a subwoofer and they got rid of it for the 60 series. Thats probably why theres such a difference in bass.
post #9355 of 9713
How can you tell the difference between image burn-in and image retention?

Reason I'm asking is, I noticed recently during grey-scale calibration that one overt channel logo is continually present on display. eek.gif

I'm hoping what I'm seeing is the latter and not the former as IR will fade over time. I ran the Panasonic tool last night and I'm now running the slides again hoping it will go away soon.

I won't be watching that channel again on this display.
Edited by Iain- - 8/25/13 at 6:54am
post #9356 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Iain- View Post

How can you tell the difference between image burn-in and image retention?

Reason I'm asking is, I noticed recently during grey-scale calibration that one overt channel logo is continually present on display. eek.gif

I'm hoping what I'm seeing is the latter and not the former as IR will fade over time. I ran the Panasonic tool last night and I'm now running the slides again hoping it will go away soon.

I won't be watching that channel again on this display.

For the 1000 times, slides DO NOT GET RID OF IR or BI they are just used to age the panel. Most likely is just IR, just watch full screen content , play some Pixar movies and it should go away. How many HRS do you have in your panel?

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Originally Posted by sharksupi View Post

I have some problems with 3d movies so i hope someone can help me the 3d r hsbs and htb and they r all the same, they have like ghosting r crosstalk not sure.
My current set up is Panasonic GT50 intel dual core @ 3ghz 4 gig of ram and saphire 6670 1 gig ram ddr5
These r new photos played with tmt http://i39.tinypic.com/2efnor4.jpg left eye
right eye http://i43.tinypic.com/2ni41s6.jpg

It could be the source (PC) try a 3D movie in another player and compare, also HD master has some 3D settings you may want to try if you are not using them already.
post #9357 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Latinoheat View Post

It could be the source (PC) try a 3D movie in another player and compare, also HD master has some 3D settings you may want to try if you are not using them already.
What do you mean by HD master
post #9358 of 9713
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Originally Posted by sharksupi View Post

What do you mean by HD master

He is a member here that has posted settings for 2D/3D. Just search.
post #9359 of 9713
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Originally Posted by sharksupi View Post

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Originally Posted by Latinoheat View Post

It could be the source (PC) try a 3D movie in another player and compare, also HD master has some 3D settings you may want to try if you are not using them already.
What do you mean by HD master
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post #9360 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Iain- View Post

How can you tell the difference between image burn-in and image retention?

Reason I'm asking is, I noticed recently during grey-scale calibration that one overt channel logo is continually present on display. eek.gif

I'm hoping what I'm seeing is the latter and not the former as IR will fade over time. I ran the Panasonic tool last night and I'm now running the slides again hoping it will go away soon.

I won't be watching that channel again on this display.

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Originally Posted by Latinoheat View Post

For the 1000 times, slides DO NOT GET RID OF IR or BI they are just used to age the panel. Most likely is just IR, just watch full screen content , play some Pixar movies and it should go away. How many HRS do you have in your panel?
..........

As of this afternoon, it has 1,074 hours. However, the first 200 hours of that was running slides all day starting at 05:30, normal viewing in evening and OFF at night for two weeks in late January and early February. Essentially, 874 hours of "real world" viewing since then.

However, I plan for that GT50 usage to be substantially reduced in future as I added a secondary monitor to my system earlier this month to take over the day-to-day operations and save the GT50 for special viewing purposes. AVR supports dual monitors.

What I was actually asking in first post, is can it be determined straight away if a residual image is burnt in or if it's simply IR?
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