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post #9421 of 9715
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Originally Posted by va_pioneer View Post

I contacted Netflix and they gave me some code to unlink my account. I then had to sign back up to Netflix on my GT50. Actually had to do this 3 times before it actually worked. I believe the code on the remote (while in Netflix) is up,up, down, down, left, right, left, right. If this isn't right, call Netflix and they'll walk you through it.

I had to do the same thing. In my case it worked the first time.
post #9422 of 9715
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Originally Posted by tom1996 View Post

I had to do the same thing. In my case it worked the first time.
Can you elaborate please? I hit the Netflix button and it locks, then I get the try again or exit prompt. At what point to I try this magic code?
post #9423 of 9715
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Originally Posted by tpollagi View Post

Yes, running standard film based movie transfers in the 48 Hz optional rate will create flicker that I personally find unwatchable. As others are indicating (but not specifying why) the GT's native 60 Hz mode looks fine. If you are a very critical viewer you probably will be able to find flaws in the pulldown transfer from 24 fps content to the native 30 fps multiplied display rate that you would not get with with a "pure" 4x 24 = 96 Hz set-up.

That being said, I find the PQ from 24 fps content on my 60 GT50 to be so good that I can simply watch a movie and become so immersed in it that I rarely find myself distracted with video artifacts. I tried out an LG set prior to the GT50 and all I could see was artifacts, defects, and shortcomings of LED displays. I couldn't see the movie; all I could see was flaws in the display.

I have not seen a side-by-side between a 60 Hz model and and 96 Hz unit on film based 24 fps content so I can't tell you if the difference is significant or unnoticeable. All I can say is that the 48 Hz mode on the GT50 is pretty much unusable for standard content but the 60 Hz mode looks very nice. Some folks have indicated that the 48 Hz mode is OK for 3D content but I still find the flicker unbearable.

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Originally Posted by stuckin96 View Post

You learn something new each day... I thought I understood the relationship between 24 frames per second and screen refresh rate, but clearly not. When I was searching for a plasma last year I had no idea I should have been looking for a panel with 72hz refresh rate! lol

.............

So just to throw it out there: which of my two tv's is displaying 24fps BD content better: my 120hz XBR4 Sony or my 60hz GT50???

Are there any tricks or settings that can be tweaked to reduce flicker on the GT50 when playing 24p BD's @ 48hz? (on either the GT50 menu or the BD player menu?)

IF my GT50 does/can not properly display 24p content then why wouldn't everybody turn 24p output OFF from the BD player settings? (right?)

I believe the reason some have problems watching 24 FPS content at 48 Hz frame rate, is mainly due to other processes that could be affecting motion smoothness at that frame rate.

I don't have any problems whatsoever with 48 Hz frame rate, I prefer it. I also have everything turned off, except for "1080P Pure Direct" and "48 Hz". Maybe those who are reporting problems with that frame rate should re-evalute what unneeded processes are running and turn them off.
post #9424 of 9715
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Originally Posted by Ryan25 View Post

Can you elaborate please? I hit the Netflix button and it locks, then I get the try again or exit prompt. At what point to I try this magic code?

You need to call Netflix who will then tell you how to click the left, right, up, and down button around the OK button of the Panasonic remote that came with your TV. However, he will first ask you to write down a bunch of arrows, i.e., up-facing arrow, right-facing arrow, etc. (It is easier to follow what you wrote down than to push the button as he is talking to you.) Then, by pushing them in that prescribed sequence it will reset the Netflix software embedded in the TV. It prevents having to reset the whole TV to factory setting and losing all of the settings you have entered, such as your Custom picture settings.
post #9425 of 9715
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Originally Posted by Ryan25 View Post

Can you elaborate please? I hit the Netflix button and it locks, then I get the try again or exit prompt. At what point to I try this magic code?

You enter the arrow sequence at the Netflix start up screen, where it freezes.
post #9426 of 9715
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Originally Posted by va_pioneer View Post

You enter the arrow sequence at the Netflix start up screen, where it freezes.
Thanks, will try again when I get home.
post #9427 of 9715
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Originally Posted by va_pioneer View Post

You enter the arrow sequence at the Netflix start up screen, where it freezes.
Thanks, will try again when I get home.
post #9428 of 9715
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Originally Posted by Ryan25 View Post

Thanks, will try again when I get home.

Did it work?
post #9429 of 9715
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Originally Posted by tom1996 View Post

Did it work?
Long night, heading out for an extended weekend. Will update when I get back.
post #9430 of 9715
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Originally Posted by Iain- View Post

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Originally Posted by tpollagi View Post

Yes, running standard film based movie transfers in the 48 Hz optional rate will create flicker that I personally find unwatchable. As others are indicating (but not specifying why) the GT's native 60 Hz mode looks fine. If you are a very critical viewer you probably will be able to find flaws in the pulldown transfer from 24 fps content to the native 30 fps multiplied display rate that you would not get with with a "pure" 4x 24 = 96 Hz set-up.

That being said, I find the PQ from 24 fps content on my 60 GT50 to be so good that I can simply watch a movie and become so immersed in it that I rarely find myself distracted with video artifacts. I tried out an LG set prior to the GT50 and all I could see was artifacts, defects, and shortcomings of LED displays. I couldn't see the movie; all I could see was flaws in the display.

I have not seen a side-by-side between a 60 Hz model and and 96 Hz unit on film based 24 fps content so I can't tell you if the difference is significant or unnoticeable. All I can say is that the 48 Hz mode on the GT50 is pretty much unusable for standard content but the 60 Hz mode looks very nice. Some folks have indicated that the 48 Hz mode is OK for 3D content but I still find the flicker unbearable.

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Originally Posted by stuckin96 View Post

You learn something new each day... I thought I understood the relationship between 24 frames per second and screen refresh rate, but clearly not. When I was searching for a plasma last year I had no idea I should have been looking for a panel with 72hz refresh rate! lol

.............

So just to throw it out there: which of my two tv's is displaying 24fps BD content better: my 120hz XBR4 Sony or my 60hz GT50???

Are there any tricks or settings that can be tweaked to reduce flicker on the GT50 when playing 24p BD's @ 48hz? (on either the GT50 menu or the BD player menu?)

IF my GT50 does/can not properly display 24p content then why wouldn't everybody turn 24p output OFF from the BD player settings? (right?)

I believe the reason some have problems watching 24 FPS content at 48 Hz frame rate, is mainly due to other processes that could be affecting motion smoothness at that frame rate.

I don't have any problems whatsoever with 48 Hz frame rate, I prefer it. I also have everything turned off, except for "1080P Pure Direct" and "48 Hz". Maybe those who are reporting problems with that frame rate should re-evalute what unneeded processes are running and turn them off.

There is flicker with the 48Hz setting when viewing 24p 2D content. There is no way around it. It has long been an issue with Panasonic displays. There are no other setting which eliminates it. It is unavoidable and has been for years.
post #9431 of 9715
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Originally Posted by size14d View Post

Family is going to watch Iron Man in 3D on our 60" GT50 Friday night. Its going to be my 5th 3D movie, the others being Creature From The Black Lagoon, Thor, Top Gun and Oz The Great And Powerful. I have Star Trek: Into Darkness 3D but haven't had a chance to watch it yet in 3D. What has been your favorite 3D movie on the GT50 so far?

What did you think of OZ? We saw the flick in the theaters in 4K, 2D and was waiting for it to come out in home release for the 3D. I thought OZ had great color especially on dark scenes.
As far as 3D goes I purchased Journey to the center of the earth with Branden Frasier on a recommendation somewhere here on AVS. Got it from BB during one of their sales for $14.95. The 3D effects are really great, I didn't think the movie was all that great but the effects, wow. I have not seen IMAX's Under the sea, which is supposed to be super also.
post #9432 of 9715
Is anyone else frustrated that the TV can't display super HD? When running netflix's test stream the best it'll do is ~3800kbps. My samsung bluray player will step all the way up to like ~5800kbps. I'm on a 100mbit connection and the TV and bluray player are connected via Ethernet to the same router so I don't think it's anything network side that's holding the tv back. I wish Panasonic would update the app or something. The tv has got to have the power to decode a ~6mbps stream...
post #9433 of 9715
Im happy if I get any HD. Many times 480 is the best I can get. For me its not all Panasonics fault. Its also Time Warner cable and Netflix.
post #9434 of 9715
I have a few questions...

Three weeks ago I bought one of the last TC-P60GT50's that I could find new in the country, in fact it WAS the last one that any Best Buy store had. I also got their top of the line DMP-BDT330 blu-ray player with the deep 4k mode and the SC-BTT490 surround sound system which also ended up having it's own internal blu-ray player. I also already had the latest generation Xbox 360s and have Dish Network with the Hopper DVR. I am using all Monster 800HD or 1000HD cables, Each unit is connected to my internet with it's own connection and all have the latest firmware. I have the Hopper going to HDMI 1, the SC-BTT490 home theater system going to HDMI 2 with the ARC channel active, the DMP-BDT330 going to HDMI 3, and the Xbox going to HDMI 4. No matter what is playing I always get sound back through the BTT490. I also love that the TV always switches the stereo on/off automatically and always switches to the correct HDMI input whenever I turn on one of the components, press play, or open the tray to put in a disk.

Question 1; On the BDT330 when I go into the menu and try to select the 24p/4k mode it tells me the connected equipment does not support it, even though I thought the GT50 was supposed to support it. I can select 24p but not the 24p/4k. I also have the BTT490 set to 24p as it does not even offer the 4k mode as an option. Am I doing something wrong or does this TV really not support the 4k the way I Panasonics website says it does?

Question 2: I read somewhere that the ARC out channel on the GT50 does not pass full Dolby digital or TrueHD surround sound back through the ARC channel to the other devices, so for instance if I put a blu-ray in the 330 which is directly connected to the TV via HDMI 3 the sound returning through the HDMI 2 ARC channel back to my home theater may only be getting 2 channel audio out of it? I would like to find out if that's true (and is if verified or just a rumor) and if it is true then what is the best way to connect these components to get the full Dolby TrueHD sound into my 490 home theater? I have just noticed when some things are playing I can turn the volume up to 99 (the max) and still don't get all that much volume, especially on the voices which we can hardly understand, even though I have tried turning the dialog enhancer, etc. on...
post #9435 of 9715
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Originally Posted by SouthernGypsy View Post

I have a few questions...

Three weeks ago I bought one of the last TC-P60GT50's that I could find new in the country, in fact it WAS the last one that any Best Buy store had. I also got their top of the line DMP-BDT330 blu-ray player with the deep 4k mode and the SC-BTT490 surround sound system which also ended up having it's own internal blu-ray player. I also already had the latest generation Xbox 360s and have Dish Network with the Hopper DVR. I am using all Monster 800HD or 1000HD cables, Each unit is connected to my internet with it's own connection and all have the latest firmware. I have the Hopper going to HDMI 1, the SC-BTT490 home theater system going to HDMI 2 with the ARC channel active, the DMP-BDT330 going to HDMI 3, and the Xbox going to HDMI 4. No matter what is playing I always get sound back through the BTT490. I also love that the TV always switches the stereo on/off automatically and always switches to the correct HDMI input whenever I turn on one of the components, press play, or open the tray to put in a disk.

Question 1; On the BDT330 when I go into the menu and try to select the 24p/4k mode it tells me the connected equipment does not support it, even though I thought the GT50 was supposed to support it. I can select 24p but not the 24p/4k. I also have the BTT490 set to 24p as it does not even offer the 4k mode as an option. Am I doing something wrong or does this TV really not support the 4k the way I Panasonics website says it does?

Question 2: I read somewhere that the ARC out channel on the GT50 does not pass full Dolby digital or TrueHD surround sound back through the ARC channel to the other devices, so for instance if I put a blu-ray in the 330 which is directly connected to the TV via HDMI 3 the sound returning through the HDMI 2 ARC channel back to my home theater may only be getting 2 channel audio out of it? I would like to find out if that's true (and is if verified or just a rumor) and if it is true then what is the best way to connect these components to get the full Dolby TrueHD sound into my 490 home theater? I have just noticed when some things are playing I can turn the volume up to 99 (the max) and still don't get all that much volume, especially on the voices which we can hardly understand, even though I have tried turning the dialog enhancer, etc. on...

You would need a 4K comparable display to use that feature. Panasonic only makes one, it's brand new, and will cost you about $6000.

Also, you need to have your Dish Hopper and your Blu-ray player connected to your SC-BTT490 and then connect the SC-BTT490 to the GT50. Things need to run through that surround receiver and into the TV.

The only limitation you have is the the SC-BTT490 only has two HDMI inputs. So two of your devices can be connected directly to it via HDMI. The third would need to be connected to the GT50 via HDMI and then to the SC-BTT490 via an optical audio cable. Your Blu-ray play should absolutely be one of the devices you connect directly to the SC-BTT490, as that will be the only way you will be able to take advantage of the HD audio.
Edited by HD-Master - 10/2/13 at 3:09pm
post #9436 of 9715
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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

You would need a 4K comparable display to use that feature.

Also, you need to have your Dish Hopper and your Blu-ray player connected to your SC-BTT490 and then connect the SC-BTT490 to the GT50. Things need to run through that surround receiver and into the TV.


Panasonic said the GT50 was supposed to support the 4k feature, one of the reasons I choose this model.

I get great sound from the other units going to the TV and then feeding the stereo through the ARC channel, just seems the 330 doesn't get as much volume as the Hopper, Xbox, or the 490's internal player gets... Certainly not on the voice anyway. Powerful sound when turned up, just not loud on the voice. Ironically the Hopper and Xbox seem to have the best volume, followed by the 490s internal player and lastly the 330 which seems weak on the voice channel.


Are you saying that the GT50's ARC channel is not passing the whole 5.1/7.1/TrueHD audio through back to the 490?

Will the auto-switching still work right (though then would happen on the 490) if they are connected that way?
post #9437 of 9715
Side question, does anyone actually know how the built-in 3D Blu-Ray player in the BTT490 theater system compares with the BDT330 3D Blu-Ray player? I never could find a good comparison of them anywhere, or for that matter hardly any specs or info about the BTT490 at all. I'm wondering if even having the 330 is redundant, if the 4k deep black mode is the ONLY thing that the 330 does batter than the 490. If Panasonic told me wrong and it turns out the TV does not support the 4k mode then is there any advantage in keeping the 330 at all as opposed to just using the 490's internal unit?
post #9438 of 9715
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Originally Posted by SouthernGypsy View Post

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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

You would need a 4K comparable display to use that feature.

Also, you need to have your Dish Hopper and your Blu-ray player connected to your SC-BTT490 and then connect the SC-BTT490 to the GT50. Things need to run through that surround receiver and into the TV.


Panasonic said the GT50 was supposed to support the 4k feature, one of the reasons I choose this model.

I get great sound from the other units going to the TV and then feeding the stereo through the ARC channel, just seems the 330 doesn't get as much volume as the Hopper, Xbox, or the 490's internal player gets... Certainly not on the voice anyway. Powerful sound when turned up, just not loud on the voice. Ironically the Hopper and Xbox seem to have the best volume, followed by the 490s internal player and lastly the 330 which seems weak on the voice channel.


Are you saying that the GT50's ARC channel is not passing the whole 5.1/7.1/TrueHD audio through back to the 490?

Will the auto-switching still work right (though then would happen on the 490) if they are connected that way?

Even Panasonic's newest flagship plasma, the ZT60, isn't compatible with that feature. Very few televisions are. I am sorry they told you that. Best Buy folks aren't known for being very knowledgable about the products they sell.

Feeding everything to the GT50 first and then to the surround receiver defeats the purpose of it. You're only going to get stereo (2.0) sound back from those devices doing that. You can only get surround sound via ARC from either the internal tuner (local HD channels via an antenna) or the built-in streaming services (Netflix, Vudu, etc.). If you connect your Hopper and your blu-ray player to the SC-BTT490, you will get full surround sound (5.1) with channels or movies that offer it.
Edited by HD-Master - 10/2/13 at 5:20pm
post #9439 of 9715
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Originally Posted by SouthernGypsy View Post

Side question, does anyone actually know how the built-in 3D Blu-Ray player in the BTT490 theater system compares with the BDT330 3D Blu-Ray player? I never could find a good comparison of them anywhere, or for that matter hardly any specs or info about the BTT490 at all. I'm wondering if even having the 330 is redundant, if the 4k deep black mode is the ONLY thing that the 330 does batter than the 490. If Panasonic told me wrong and it turns out the TV does not support the 4k mode then is there any advantage in keeping the 330 at all as opposed to just using the 490's internal unit?

No, the BDT330 doesn't had anything really. All it offers is 4K upscaling that requires a 4K TV and Miracast. Miracast lets you stream some stuff from your phone to the TV, but only if you have an Android phone. I would just stick with the 490. The upside there is that you could then connect both your Hopper and your XBOX directly to your 490 via HDMI and then connect the 490 to your GT50 via HDMI and you'd get full surround sound and HD audio from your blu-ray's.

I hope that helps.
post #9440 of 9715
Actually it was not Best Buy who told me that, it was a Panasonic sales rep on the phone back before I bought the TV.

Well I just called Panasonic Tech Support and they confirmed that the GT50 does not have the 4k though said being a 2013 model the 330 does have the latest blu-ray features, she didn't have much of a direct comparison to the internal blu-ray in the 490 though said it was a 2012 model.

As for the ARC channel, they said go straight from the Dishnet Hopper to the TV and let a 1.4 high speed HDMI cable carry the full 5.1 signal back down to the BTT490. I asked them if the TV supported full throughput of the Dolby Digital from the other HDMI ports back through the ARC port and they checked on it and said yes, all 2012 and up models support this though recommended making sure I had the latest firmware update (which I do). They said on the 330 take a cable direct to the TV from the 330's HDMI out 1 port, but take a second one from the 2nd HDMI port and go back to the 490 then turn V.SUB off in the settings of the 330. They said this way the 330 is directly connected to both the TV for video and to the 490 for audio and claimed it might have SLIGHTLY improved audio over going only to the TV and then letting the ARC cable return the audio to the 490 but that since the TV does pass the entire audio signal through (not just the 2 channel like some people have said) that it really shouldn't make hardly any difference, if any at all. They also said leave the Xbox also connected direct to the TV.

I tried that and the TV still auto-senses the correct input when I turn on the 330, and now the 490 instead of saying ARC also switches automatically to say HDMI2.

When I connect the Dishnet Hopper to the 490 directly I can't tell any difference in sound between that or connecting it to the TV and letting the ARC channel bring the audio back to the 490, though I do notice now it's not automatically selecting the correct input after a switch like before. If I had watched a blu-ray on the 330 before and then turned off the 330 afterward the TV was switching automatically back to the port the Dishnet Hopper was plugged into. When I go from Hopper to 490 and then to TV I am now having to manually go into the 490s menu on the INPUT square and manually click on the HDMI1 to make the TV come back on.
post #9441 of 9715
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Originally Posted by SouthernGypsy View Post

Actually it was not Best Buy who told me that, it was a Panasonic sales rep on the phone back before I bought the TV.

Well I just called Panasonic Tech Support and they confirmed that the GT50 does not have the 4k though said being a 2013 model the 330 does have the latest blu-ray features, she didn't have much of a direct comparison to the internal blu-ray in the 490 though said it was a 2012 model.

As for the ARC channel, they said go straight from the Dishnet Hopper to the TV and let a 1.4 high speed HDMI cable carry the full 5.1 signal back down to the BTT490. I asked them if the TV supported full throughput of the Dolby Digital from the other HDMI ports back through the ARC port and they checked on it and said yes, all 2012 and up models support this though recommended making sure I had the latest firmware update (which I do). They said on the 330 take a cable direct to the TV from the 330's HDMI out 1 port, but take a second one from the 2nd HDMI port and go back to the 490 then turn V.SUB off in the settings of the 330. They said this way the 330 is directly connected to both the TV for video and to the 490 for audio and claimed it might have SLIGHTLY improved audio over going only to the TV and then letting the ARC cable return the audio to the 490 but that since the TV does pass the entire audio signal through (not just the 2 channel like some people have said) that it really shouldn't make hardly any difference, if any at all. They also said leave the Xbox also connected direct to the TV.

I tried that and the TV still auto-senses the correct input when I turn on the 330, and now the 490 instead of saying ARC also switches automatically to say HDMI2.

When I connect the Dishnet Hopper to the 490 directly I can't tell any difference in sound between that or connecting it to the TV and letting the ARC channel bring the audio back to the 490, though I do notice now it's not automatically selecting the correct input after a switch like before. If I had watched a blu-ray on the 330 before and then turned off the 330 afterward the TV was switching automatically back to the port the Dishnet Hopper was plugged into. When I go from Hopper to 490 and then to TV I am now having to manually go into the 490s menu on the INPUT square and manually click on the HDMI1 to make the TV come back on.
ARC only passes stereo back. 2.0 and nothing more.
post #9442 of 9715
One thing that throws a kink into things is after the HDMI cable leaves my Hopper, i really need to split the signal to go to 2 different TV's. I have a Mono Price 4x2 HDMI switch which works great, you have 4 inputs and 2 outputs and can send any input to either output, or a single input to both outputs simultaneously. The device works great and I used to need all of the inputs with my old TV but don't with the GT50. I have suspected for awhile though that this device is not passing full Dolby digital through it. On my old system when my Xbox was connected direct to my old Panasonic recever/surround sound the Dolby Digital light would light up, when I went through the Mono Price switcher it wouldn't.

While I don't need a switcher anymore, I do still need a simple HDMI splitter to take the signal coming out of the Hopper and split it so one can go to two different TV's. Our bedroom is on the backside of the wall from the home theater and there is a 50" plasma on that wall feed by an HDMI cable going through that wall.

Does anyone know of a good HDMI splitter that fully supports the high speed 1.4 and passes ALL of the video and audio signal to both TVs?
post #9443 of 9715
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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

ARC only passes stereo back. 2.0 and nothing more.



That's not what two different techs (first call got dropped later) at Panasonic just got through telling me. I asked that question specifically and pointed out that some people on the web say that many models only pass the 2.0 back out through the ARC and they both checked and said on all 2012 and up GT/VT models the full Dolby 5.1/7.1/TrueHD signal is passed back through the ARC channel to the home theater unit.

Both seemed very confidant of it and even read me a quote saying it out of one of the eHelp manuals for the GT50 series TV. It would be easier to verify if they had bothered to include a Dolby Digital indicator on the display of the 490 like on my old system.
post #9444 of 9715
ARC will pass 5.1.
post #9445 of 9715
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Originally Posted by SouthernGypsy View Post

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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

ARC only passes stereo back. 2.0 and nothing more.



That's not what two different techs (first call got dropped later) at Panasonic just got through telling me. I asked that question specifically and pointed out that some people on the web say that many models only pass the 2.0 back out through the ARC and they both checked and said on all 2012 and up GT/VT models the full Dolby 5.1/7.1/TrueHD signal is passed back through the ARC channel to the home theater unit.

Both seemed very confidant of it and even read me a quote saying it out of one of the eHelp manuals for the GT50 series TV. It would be easier to verify if they had bothered to include a Dolby Digital indicator on the display of the 490 like on my old system.

I have substantial experience with both the GT50 and the GT30 that preceded it. It passes audio, but only 5.1 from the internal tuner or streaming content.
post #9446 of 9715
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

ARC will pass 5.1.
Not from devices connected to the GT50.
post #9447 of 9715
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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

Not from devices connected to the GT50.
That seems very strange but if youre that sure I believe you.
post #9448 of 9715
I asked the Pana techs specifically about things connected to the other HDMI ports as opposed to things like the internal tuner/internet sources, etc. and they said yes 2012 and up models fully pass through all of the audio signal including full 5.1/7.1/TrueHD from any of the other 3 ports back though the HDMI 2 (ARC) port. One even gave me the page number of the eHelp manual she was reading it from but didn't help me because I didn't have a copy of it. Would be nice to see it actually stated one way or the other in print somewhere.
post #9449 of 9715
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Originally Posted by SouthernGypsy View Post

I asked the Pana techs specifically about things connected to the other HDMI ports as opposed to things like the internal tuner/internet sources, etc. and they said yes 2012 and up models fully pass through all of the audio signal including full 5.1/7.1/TrueHD from any of the other 3 ports back though the HDMI 2 (ARC) port. One even gave me the page number of the eHelp manual she was reading it from but didn't help me because I didn't have a copy of it. Would be nice to see it actually stated one way or the other in print somewhere.

It doesn't say anything about what kind of audio it allows in the eHelp manual:
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Audio Return Channel (ARC) is a function that enables digital
sound signals to be sent via an HDMI cable back from the TV to a connected audio device.

http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/E-HELP_GT50.PDF
post #9450 of 9715
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Originally Posted by HD-Master View Post

You would need a 4K comparable display to use that feature. Panasonic only makes one, it's brand new, and will cost you about $6000.

Also, you need to have your Dish Hopper and your Blu-ray player connected to your SC-BTT490 and then connect the SC-BTT490 to the GT50. Things need to run through that surround receiver and into the TV.

The only limitation you have is the the SC-BTT490 only has two HDMI inputs. So two of your devices can be connected directly to it via HDMI. The third would need to be connected to the GT50 via HDMI and then to the SC-BTT490 via an optical audio cable. Your Blu-ray play should absolutely be one of the devices you connect directly to the SC-BTT490, as that will be the only way you will be able to take advantage of the HD audio.
After reading the entire exchange its clear that this post is completely correct.
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