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post #1741 of 2596
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Originally Posted by therealjustin View Post

The SSG-4100GB's fit nicely over my prescription glasses and I could easily enjoy a movie without feeling like I had six eyes biggrin.gif Highly recommended and for $18 you can't go wrong.

Where did you find them for $18??
post #1742 of 2596
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Originally Posted by bnevets27 View Post

Has anyone used a slim wall mount with the 50UT50? I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to get mine one the wall. I would like to get it as close to the wall as possible. I also want to be able to tilt it a little. Unfortunately it seems like this TV wasn't setup to make that easy, with the connections coming straight out the back (what a stupid idea, even my 6yr old Sceptre had them coming out the bottom) and the bumps at the bottom on ether side.

My main concern is if I get a slim wall mount that tilts, when I go to tilt it down the bumps or connections will prevent the TV from tilting at all. I am going to be getting right angle connectors to help with that issue. Though another annoyance is Panasonic stacked the hdmi ports on top of each other, so that prevents being able to use to right angle connectors. So one of the hdmi cables are going to have to be a port saver

Any advice?

I recommend the Monoprice HDMI port savers, the bendy ones are good. I got a couple bad ones but they replaced them and shipped for free. So if you get a bad one they're customer service is great.
post #1743 of 2596
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Originally Posted by bnevets27 View Post

Where did you find them for $18??

Amazon had them for $18 something last week. They are $19 on there now.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SSG-4100GB-Active-Glasses-Models/dp/B007K9P7H0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357919074&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+4100gb+3d+glasses
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Originally Posted by bnevets27 View Post

Well it looks like the UT50 only outputs PCM/Dolby Pro Logic (I'll double check with the manual when I get home) over optical. It doesn't not output 5.1 dts, according to the manual and so far what I have tested shows that also. I have my media center and ps3 hooked into the hdmi ports and my audio hooked into to optical output of the TV. So if I want dts or anything better then 2.0, I'll have to connect it direct. That is probably fine for most but I only have 1 input on my audio for optical and I wanted less inputs to have to change which switching between sources. Why doesn't the UT50 just pass the audio to the optical port untouched?? Or am I missing something?

I guess they just figure the audio out port doesn't get used much. Most people are either casuals just using the TV speakers or people with home theaters who have everything going direct to a receiver.

Easiest thing to do these days is just get a receiver with enough HDMI ports for your device, and a Harmony remote to automate switching inputs so you're just tapping a couple buttons to switch between functions. Cuts down on cable clutter too from not needing optical cables etc.
post #1744 of 2596
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Originally Posted by DWells55 View Post

Wow, awesome reply, thank you!
Wow, I wasn't expecting to hear that. The VT25 blew me away in terms of color - best I'd seen since calibrated CRT RPTVs which I always loved. If this even comes close to the VT25, which it would seem it does, then I will be very happy indeed.
I figured as much. How's the 3:2 pulldown? Good enough that I'll survive despite being used to 4:4?
Sounds like I need to just unbox the sucker and start playing on it and see how it goes. Hopefully roughly two frames of input lag is livable. Where does this amount of lag fall compared to other TVs - is it notably better or worse with other plasmas or with LCDs?

Of course then I'm going to be complicating things with a receiver - I'd like to only have a single HDMI cable and a power cord coming out of the TV since I'm wall-mounting it (plus Panasonic only put two HDMI inputs on this model for some absurd reason). So I imagine that's a whole new world of input lag that I have to investigate.
External scalers it is. Also, I see you mention the WD Live - I got one three years back and wound up not really using it since it had trouble with a lot of the 1080p MKVs I threw at it and the picture quality seemed inferior than streaming the same files to my PS3. Maybe I'll try unboxing it and updating the firmware. My real question though is why you're using it at all? Doesn't this TV have all the features of the WD Live built in?
I'll take a look through the last few pages.

Thanks again!

Hi, If you bought your WD Live three years ago you missed out on two generations of WD Lives. The current WD Live SMP (Streaming Media Player) can stream the highest bit rate files from blu-ray rips. There is a WD Live SMP thread which should catch you up on all the changes. It is utterly superior to the built in panasonic media player.
post #1745 of 2596
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Originally Posted by bnevets27 View Post

Has anyone used a slim wall mount with the 50UT50? I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to get mine one the wall. I would like to get it as close to the wall as possible. I also want to be able to tilt it a little. Unfortunately it seems like this TV wasn't setup to make that easy, with the connections coming straight out the back (what a stupid idea, even my 6yr old Sceptre had them coming out the bottom) and the bumps at the bottom on ether side.

My main concern is if I get a slim wall mount that tilts, when I go to tilt it down the bumps or connections will prevent the TV from tilting at all. I am going to be getting right angle connectors to help with that issue. Though another annoyance is Panasonic stacked the hdmi ports on top of each other, so that prevents being able to use to right angle connectors. So one of the hdmi cables are going to have to be a port saver

Any advice?

You shouldn't run into any trouble at all if you are using a tilt mount since tilting it down will give you the required clearance for 90 port savers.

I'm suing this mount which is 3/4" off the wall?
And these 90 degree HDMI port Savers
Code Approved Power through wall
post #1746 of 2596
Hi, hopefully this is the right place to ask. I bought a TX-P50UT50B TV. I have tried Sky 3d and playstation 3d. Both sources seem fine in that to the naked eye I can see the blurred 3d picture. However, when I use the TY-ER3D4MA glasses (tried 3 separate pairs) the image doesn't change so I continue to see the blurred 3d picture through the glasses. Have searched online to see where I am going wrong but can't find anything. Please can anyone help?

Thanks.
post #1747 of 2596
Have you charged the glasses and synced them with the TV (it will show a graphic on the screen when the Bluetooth syncs)?

I have the Samsung 4100GB ones that work with the 2012 Panny's, so I can't be more specific in instructions. But should just be a button to hold down and it should flash until it syncs if those work the same as the Samsung ones.
post #1748 of 2596
Thanks for replying. These glasses are non-rechargable and don't seem to have a sync button. There was reference to a first registration and I borrowed the glasses from friends until my ones arrive. I am thinking that they may be registered to the other TV and that is causing the issue. Would that make sense? Thanks.
post #1749 of 2596
First, always check to see if the battery is correctly inserted. I've put them in the wrong way more than once.



Start playing the 3D movie and press the 3D button your remote when it tells you to. Now bring the glasses near the TV(around 1-2 feet should be fine) and slide the switch to ON.
post #1750 of 2596
Interesting.

I didn't have to do all that with the Samsung ones. TV is set in the menu to auto detect 3D, so all I had to do was press and hold the button on the glasses until the light on them flashed to get the Bluetooth started and it synced with no issues from 7-8 feet away. Now all I have to do is put something 3D on and press the button once to turn them on and I'm good to go.

I only need to use the 3D button on the remote if I want to turn on the 2D-->3D conversion option.
post #1751 of 2596
Thanks, the lights flash red and then green so I think the battery is ok. Have tried what you have suggested but same result. Think I'll just wait until my glasses arrive. Thanks for your time and help.
post #1752 of 2596
Is there a button on them at all? If so have you tried holding it down until it starts flashing?

The Samsung ones only have 1 button. You hold it down to get it to flash to sync/re-sync it. Just press it once to run on (light goes green for 3 seconds and then off). And then once to turn off (light goes red for 3 seconds and then off).
post #1753 of 2596
I'm having the same problem however I have two pairs of glasses that used to work just fine and now all of a sudden simply stopped working. So I went to Sears where I bought my UT50 and both glasses immediately synced to the UT50 at the store but they will not at home. One step away from calling Panasonic however I'm curious if there is anything in the service menu that would reset the bluetooth signal or something I dunno.

I have the Panasonic TY ER

and the samsung 4100

Both work instantly at the store on a UT50 but neither work at home.
post #1754 of 2596
No button on them that I can see, just the slider at the top that you move to turn from off to on.
post #1755 of 2596
Tommy you and I are having the same problem our Glasses and TVs won't sync to any glasses. Is there a way in the service menu to reset the bluetooth?
post #1756 of 2596
Only other thing I can think of is make sure there isn't some other bluetooth device nearby that could be interfering.

Otherwise I'd just call Panasonic support and see if they can help.
post #1757 of 2596
Had a look cosmic but can't see anything obvious. Will keep trying.
post #1758 of 2596
Thanks for help everybody.

My setup has not changed at all and the only blue tooth device I have is a cell phone that I did turn off thinking that was a problem.
Steps taken so far. Removed all obstructions from front of TV.
Reset TV to factory default.
Tried both glasses on the same set at the store "they worked immediately"



Anything in the SM that would help resolving this?
post #1759 of 2596
I don't think there will be anything in the service menu. I would try updating the firmware and then do a factory reset (Press Vol- button on TV and hold down Menu button on remote for 5 seconds. Allow the TV to run its diagnostic and then press the power button on the TV to power off).
Edited by Yukon Trooper - 1/11/13 at 1:41pm
post #1760 of 2596
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Originally Posted by dfran1 View Post

Hi All,
I am ordering one of these

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10909&cs_id=1090901&p_id=9460&seq=1&format=2

It is bluetooth and samsung compatible so it should work with our sets, I will post back when I have results.

These DO NOT WORK.

They clear the picture, but no debt and nothing pops out, they actually give a 2d picture from 3D

They are heavy anyway (very heavy) similar to my sonys
post #1761 of 2596
Yukon thanks for that very helpful posts! One question is the firmware any different from the software update that you run in the network portion of the menu?

Also the TV does notice my 3d image and states a 3d image has been detected and goes into 3d mode.
post #1762 of 2596
Thanks Yukon, I did the factory reset but still no joy, will need to contact Panasonic I think.
post #1763 of 2596
So I'll be getting a 50UT50 tomorrow and I was wondering about something.

I've read a lot that states one should break in the Plasma using those single-coloured slides in a rotation fashion (and others that state there's no need) before calibration.

I'm not too concerned about calibration, however this HDTV will be used only for Gaming.

I am concerned about IR, and I'm wondering if I should focus on breaking the set in for the first few days, or if I can just use it and enjoy it (and pray I don't get bad IR)?

Thanks!
post #1764 of 2596
When I do the factory reset I get a 01 next to BT and everything else is OK.
post #1765 of 2596
now my TV is just sitting here and won't turn off by hitting the power button its stuck on the SELF CHECK screen and SELF CHECK is in red with BT 01 also in red? OKay to just unplug?
post #1766 of 2596
Called panasonic they refused service saying it was the glasses LMFAO.

The glasses work just fine on other tvs.

Any advice?
post #1767 of 2596
Does your cellphone pick up the Bluetooth signal from your TV?



EDIT: Have you guys tried unplugging the TV for a few minutes to reset it?
Edited by therealjustin - 1/11/13 at 9:57pm
post #1768 of 2596
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Originally Posted by cosmiclegend View Post

now my TV is just sitting here and won't turn off by hitting the power button its stuck on the SELF CHECK screen and SELF CHECK is in red with BT 01 also in red? OKay to just unplug?
I'm assuming BT = Bluetooth, especially since that's what you're having issues with and the diagnostic is showing an error for BT. The number is probably the error code. Panasonic will likely have to send a tech out to address the issue. However, it may be something as mundane as a lose connection, which, if you're comfortable with opening your set, you may be able to easily resolve yourself. Then again, the BT module could be located in the front of the frame, an area much harder to access.

Unplugging your set should be fine.
post #1769 of 2596
hey, i finally got my new tv set up.
a few things have annoyed me,

the main thing being where the power light is, for some reason it's dead center on the bottom and is very distracting... i've never seen a power light in that position... it's always far off out of the way, how are people dealing with that?

it's wayyyy more reflective than i thought and like a mirror it reflects so much, i didn't take into account my pc monitor would be on, i was only thinking of sunlight/lamp sources and so i have to turn my pc monitor off when i use my tv which sucks. (i watch stuff on my tv from my pc alot)

right now i'm watching standard content (dvd) stretched to fill the full screen with, i think it's "just" or hfill or something, i'm wondering if it will make any difference in the "burn in" process if the picture is stretched or not? would that somehow affect the pixels to have stretched content?

i'm a little disappointed overall, it's a great tv just not what i expected, it could be the adjustment period one goes through with any big change... watching the same tv for 8 years and then getting a new one is a bit of a shock at first.. it's much bigger than i'm used to, i've never watched anything bigger than 40 inches... 50 inches seems massive.
when i say i'm a little disappointed i think it's more "adjusting to change" more than anything because it does look good... even my dvd stretched looks good haha

i thought i saw 1 instance of ghosting last night but i wasn't sure if it was or not.. should i be concerned if i notice it again?

oh, also is there any way to get rid of that opening panasonic viera welcome logo that comes on when you power up? thanks.
Edited by watcher6 - 1/12/13 at 2:49am
post #1770 of 2596
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Originally Posted by watcher6 View Post

hey, i finally got my new tv set up.
a few things have annoyed me,

the main thing being where the power light is, for some reason it's dead center on the bottom and is very distracting... i've never seen a power light in that position... it's always far off out of the way, how are people dealing with that?

it's wayyyy more reflective than i thought and like a mirror it reflects so much, i didn't take into account my pc monitor would be on, i was only thinking of sunlight/lamp sources and so i have to turn my pc monitor off when i use my tv which sucks. (i watch stuff on my tv from my pc alot)

right now i'm watching standard content (dvd) stretched to fill the full screen with, i think it's "just" or hfill or something, i'm wondering if it will make any difference in the "burn in" process if the picture is stretched or not? would that somehow affect the pixels to have stretched content?

i'm a little disappointed overall, it's a great tv just not what i expected, it could be the adjustment period one goes through with any big change... watching the same tv for 8 years and then getting a new one is a bit of a shock at first.. it's much bigger than i'm used to, i've never watched anything bigger than 40 inches... 50 inches seems massive.
when i say i'm a little disappointed i think it's more "adjusting to change" more than anything because it does look good... even my dvd stretched looks good haha

i thought i saw 1 instance of ghosting last night but i wasn't sure if it was or not.. should i be concerned if i notice it again?

oh, also is there any way to get rid of that opening panasonic viera welcome logo that comes on when you power up? thanks.

Some folks on avs are using "Light Dims" (google it)applied over the light to dim it or block it. If you are getting reflections maybe you can tilt it down a bit, being a plasma tilting won't affect the pic quality.

Filling up the screen is good so you age all the pixels. Stretching is fine as long as all the pixels are lit you are doing good. Logo's bad, black bars not so bad, still try to avoid those a bit if you can in the early hours. The pic quality seems to get better during the first hundred hours or so. It seems the ghosting gets better as the panel ages too so be patient and see how that goes. If you get ghosting(crosstalk) when watching 3D stuff try 48hz to help reduce that effect.

To get rid of the logo, hit menu>settings, it's somewhere in there, sorry I can't be more thorough on that. You should try some user settings posted in the UT settings thread to see what the tv can do, enjoy:)
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