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post #1981 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Rapt View Post

today I picked up a TC-P55UT50 at costco... there were two available in boxes, I choose the one with a higher serial number and noticed the PRINTED AND GLUED label on the box had a "-2" at the end of the model info. ie: TC-P55UT50-2

the other box with a lower serial number did not. both boxes are designated as TC-P55UT50 (only the printed and glued label on the one has the -2)

anybody know what the -2 designates?
It designates a new revision. As far as I can tell, these units have the updated circuit board screws with washers to keep the screws from loosening and causing additional buzzing. You can see them through the top vents.
post #1982 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Yukon Trooper View Post

It designates a new revision. As far as I can tell, these units have the updated circuit board screws with washers to keep the screws from loosening and causing additional buzzing. You can see them through the top vents.

I want that.

post #1983 of 2596
Do you guys use HDMI or component for Xbox (or PS3)? I've read that component has less lag than HDMI on the ST50, which is odd to me cause on my LCD, component had awful lag (VGA input had the best).
post #1984 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Yukon Trooper View Post

It designates a new revision. As far as I can tell, these units have the updated circuit board screws with washers to keep the screws from loosening and causing additional buzzing. You can see them through the top vents.

well hey, thank you.

I was concerned it was going to be a less than subpar substitution of parts somewhere... (seen this in other items from other companies) fixing an issue other than parts availability or price sourcing seems a good thing and while I wasn't aware of the issue until now I'm glad to read they addressed something I would find annoying. (loose screws making noise)
post #1985 of 2596
Does anyone know if a BT headset can be used with the UT50? I know the 3D glasses work off BT and I thought I had heard of some people using headset, but I'm not sure how to get them into pairing mode with the TV. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #1986 of 2596
I'm having major motion and panning jerkiness with dish vip612 DVR. I heard great things about plasma and motion but this combination is not working well. I also notice that the 3:2 pull down option gets enabled (not grayed out) when I'm on dish. Does that mean the DVR is outputting some non standard refresh rate? Enabling motion smoother helps a bit but I don't want to do it because it has its own problems. I'm stuck with this dish DVR for another year. Any ideas?
post #1987 of 2596

I recently purchased 2 pairs of Panasonic 3D glasses for my 55Ut50 plasma. They have a Lithium-ion Polymer Rechargeable Battery. Can this battery be overcharged? And does it have a "memory" where I need to fully discharge it before recharging? Would I damage the battery if I kept it plugged into my USB port on my UT until I ready to use it?

 

I appreciate any replies.

Thank you,

Ghpr13:)

post #1988 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Ghpr13 View Post

I recently purchased 2 pairs of Panasonic 3D glasses for my 55Ut50 plasma. They have a Lithium-ion Polymer Rechargeable Battery. Can this battery be overcharged? And does it have a "memory" where I need to fully discharge it before recharging? Would I damage the battery if I kept it plugged into my USB port on my UT until I ready to use it?

I appreciate any replies.
Thank you,
Ghpr13:)

Usually, they should have charging instructions on how to maximize battery life in with the package. No manual/instructions came with them?
post #1989 of 2596
Replying to cloud9ine post # 1990. I'm glad to hear somebody else has this issue besides me with motion and panning jerkiness. Been reading this forum for the last month and I thought I was the only one having issues with this too. I have the dish network vip 722 dvr receiver and I have the same problem. Earlier in december, I purchased the LG 47ls4500 led, returned it a week later because of the motion and panning jerkiness, and after lots of research, decided to purchase the ut50. The ut50 is a little better than the LG that I returned, but it's not as good as I expected it to be. So I know exactly what you mean cloud9ine. Hopefully somebody here can help us out and give us an answer.
post #1990 of 2596
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Originally Posted by john-54546 View Post

Replying to cloud9ine post # 1990. I'm glad to hear somebody else has this issue besides me with motion and panning jerkiness. Been reading this forum for the last month and I thought I was the only one having issues with this too. I have the dish network vip 722 dvr receiver and I have the same problem. Earlier in december, I purchased the LG 47ls4500 led, returned it a week later because of the motion and panning jerkiness, and after lots of research, decided to purchase the ut50. The ut50 is a little better than the LG that I returned, but it's not as good as I expected it to be. So I know exactly what you mean cloud9ine. Hopefully somebody here can help us out and give us an answer.

It's probably not much help, but my LCD has this problem with Comcast's feed. I have to use motion smoothing to make it watchable. It's not just LCD motion blur, cause Blu-rays are a lot better, there is some motion blur but it's tolerable.
post #1991 of 2596
I'm also resorting to motion smoother for now. Although I would not call my problem motion blur.

I think I figured out part of t jerkiness though. The tv is a bit too big for my viewing distance. I have the same kind of panning jerkiness on the 37 inch lcd I had before which is now in the bedroom. But with the 37 I am watching the entire tv but with 50 I am watching parts of the screen so it is far more noticeabJohn Also when I watch from the dining room, which is 6 feet farther this is simply not an issue.

John is your tv also possibly a bit oversized?
post #1992 of 2596
My 50 ut50 arrived Wed. Holy mother. Plugged it in and even the factory settings looked like wow but then I quickly punched in anikun07's settings (I know I know it wasn't warmed up yet) and then i sat and stared for about an hour while i strolled thru any HD channel (cable) i could find. i don't think my wife and i said much other than "****" or "omg" or "it's like 3d!" etc. for that period of time.

Earlier I posted my fears about REFLECTIONS. Well it does indeed suffer from serious reflection issues. Am I sending it back? No! In our case we can control the lighting in our open area kitchen/family room enough to greatly reduce the problem. You see the thing is the picture is so unbelievably seductive that you quickly forget most reflections in dark scenes (bright scenes not a problem) because you find yourself falling into the picture! It just sucks you in. I am not a 3D fan and unless my teenager mounts a serious campaign to get the 3d going I have no plans to even go there. But i am not exaggerating when i say when the source is good this damn thing gives the illusion of 3D. We love this thing so much we are going to make our room less bright to accommodate it! And if there's something I have reverence for i simply will watch it at night. End of story. We are completely bowled over. My kids are gamers but they have their own setups and I am not allowing them to game on this thing. I have not seen ANY of the problems others have mentioned in this thread (by the way i have the "2" after the model number on the sticker).

For years I had a terrible case of audiophilia nervousa which I kicked about six years ago so when reading some of the comments on this thread I think to myself "Boy am I glad I'm on the wagon!" I recognize my fellow lunatics going on about the most minute issues as if they were life and death. I no longer have those demons grabbing me by the throat either with audio or video. I think I've tacked five years back onto my life. My point is this tv is just outstanding. The cost is silly it's so low. I would caution against putting it in a room that is flooded with uncontrollable light (unless you only watch at night) but other than that if you want to have a viewing experience that rivals the highest end equipment for next to nothing, don't be a fool. Buy this set!!
post #1993 of 2596
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Originally Posted by mpsmith01 View Post

My 50 ut50 arrived Wed. Holy mother. Plugged it in and even the factory settings looked like wow but then I quickly punched in anikun07's settings (I know I know it wasn't warmed up yet) and then i sat and stared for about an hour while i strolled thru any HD channel (cable) i could find. i don't think my wife and i said much other than "****" or "omg" or "it's like 3d!" etc. for that period of time.

Earlier I posted my fears about REFLECTIONS. Well it does indeed suffer from serious reflection issues. Am I sending it back? No! In our case we can control the lighting in our open area kitchen/family room enough to greatly reduce the problem. You see the thing is the picture is so unbelievably seductive that you quickly forget most reflections in dark scenes (bright scenes not a problem) because you find yourself falling into the picture! It just sucks you in. I am not a 3D fan and unless my teenager mounts a serious campaign to get the 3d going I have no plans to even go there. But i am not exaggerating when i say when the source is good this damn thing gives the illusion of 3D. We love this thing so much we are going to make our room less bright to accommodate it! And if there's something I have reverence for i simply will watch it at night. End of story. We are completely bowled over. My kids are gamers but they have their own setups and I am not allowing them to game on this thing. I have not seen ANY of the problems others have mentioned in this thread (by the way i have the "2" after the model number on the sticker).

For years I had a terrible case of audiophilia nervousa which I kicked about six years ago so when reading some of the comments on this thread I think to myself "Boy am I glad I'm on the wagon!" I recognize my fellow lunatics going on about the most minute issues as if they were life and death. I no longer have those demons grabbing me by the throat either with audio or video. I think I've tacked five years back onto my life. My point is this tv is just outstanding. The cost is silly it's so low. I would caution against putting it in a room that is flooded with uncontrollable light (unless you only watch at night) but other than that if you want to have a viewing experience that rivals the highest end equipment for next to nothing, don't be a fool. Buy this set!!

I have had my 50UT50 for three weeks now and each day the picture gets better and better. My wife and I just love this plasma!
post #1994 of 2596
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpsmith01 View Post

My 50 ut50 arrived Wed. Holy mother. Plugged it in and even the factory settings looked like wow but then I quickly punched in anikun07's settings (I know I know it wasn't warmed up yet) and then i sat and stared for about an hour while i strolled thru any HD channel (cable) i could find. i don't think my wife and i said much other than "****" or "omg" or "it's like 3d!" etc. for that period of time.

Earlier I posted my fears about REFLECTIONS. Well it does indeed suffer from serious reflection issues. Am I sending it back? No! In our case we can control the lighting in our open area kitchen/family room enough to greatly reduce the problem. You see the thing is the picture is so unbelievably seductive that you quickly forget most reflections in dark scenes (bright scenes not a problem) because you find yourself falling into the picture! It just sucks you in. I am not a 3D fan and unless my teenager mounts a serious campaign to get the 3d going I have no plans to even go there. But i am not exaggerating when i say when the source is good this damn thing gives the illusion of 3D. We love this thing so much we are going to make our room less bright to accommodate it! And if there's something I have reverence for i simply will watch it at night. End of story. We are completely bowled over. My kids are gamers but they have their own setups and I am not allowing them to game on this thing. I have not seen ANY of the problems others have mentioned in this thread (by the way i have the "2" after the model number on the sticker).

For years I had a terrible case of audiophilia nervousa which I kicked about six years ago so when reading some of the comments on this thread I think to myself "Boy am I glad I'm on the wagon!" I recognize my fellow lunatics going on about the most minute issues as if they were life and death. I no longer have those demons grabbing me by the throat either with audio or video. I think I've tacked five years back onto my life. My point is this tv is just outstanding. The cost is silly it's so low. I would caution against putting it in a room that is flooded with uncontrollable light (unless you only watch at night) but other than that if you want to have a viewing experience that rivals the highest end equipment for next to nothing, don't be a fool. Buy this set!!

Your review on glare is accurate, and as I've said in the past, the blackout curtains from Amazon.com are amazing. I'm been meaning to post some before and after pictures so here they are. My room is pretty small it's probably 15' x 11' and we sit about 8' from the screen. The room is on the north side of the house so it's already fairly limited by how much sun comes in the windows.

Anyway, the first two pictures are with the curtains open and letting all the light in and you can see the glare on the TV.

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These two pictures are with the curtains drawn and there is absolutely no light coming in through them.

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Believe it or not these curtains would leave my house pitch black it we had them drawn on all our windows. biggrin.gif
post #1995 of 2596
had my tv for almost a month now and love it, the only problem i'm running into is i need to find a headphone solution which i knew would be a problem.
the tv has a digital audio out port, and a component cable input. the 3 video ports and 2 audio but it's in and not out so i don't know if that makes a difference with headphones.

the blu-ray player has the 3 composite output ports.

what can i use to make headphones work playing blu-rays from my blu-ray player with those ports on the tv? where i can keep my hdmi <---> blu-ray player as the main thing but then use headphones for the audio?

in the $60 and below range hopefully?

are there any options?
can i only use the digital output since it's "out" or can i connect something with the 2 component audio ports even though they're "in"?

i was looking at headphone amplifiers like
http://www.amazon.com/D3-Digital-Converter-Optical-Toslink/dp/B005K2TXMO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354946801&sr=1-1&keywords=fiio+d3
http://www.amazon.com/Sewell-D-Bloq-Digital-Analog-Decoder/dp/B007W2ZIMY

but not sure if they would do the trick or not, i don't care about sound quality just need something where the headphones will work.
post #1996 of 2596
The two products you listed will convert from digital to analog but they don't amplify, so additionally you'd need either a separate amp or powered headphones. You could also use the stereo outputs on your Blu-ray player but once again you'd need a separate amp or powered headphones. There are lots of DAC-amp combination solutions available.
post #1997 of 2596
Hey guys I'm not a gamer but wanted to see blu ray on the ut 50 so plugged my son's PS3 with HDMI into my receiver. Picture is great but for the life of me I can't get 5.1 sound out of it. I found a PS3 manual online and if i read it right I have to use optical audio out of PS3 to get 5.1??? I went into PS3 menu sound and checked the appropriate boxes but still only getting L/R stereo... Help.
post #1998 of 2596
And finally which blu ray player gives me best bang for the buck? I'm leaning toward the Panasonic BDT220 cuz everyone says the pic is very good and I don't intend to use if for streaming. All of the complaints seem to be about it's streaming troubles. Any others in that price range that I should absolutely pick over this one? I saw a Sony BDPBX59 at Costco here in Canada for $138.99 (for my fellow americans please feel my Canadian pricing pain) but when I looked it up I couldn't find that exact model number but reviews of the closest model number were good.

Thoughts?

Thanks!
post #1999 of 2596
I'd go with the Sony--I believe that's the Costco model of the S590 which I have and love. Great picture, 3D, has all the apps I need, loads pretty fast (much faster than the old S350 I had before it--though apparently some other newish players are faster) etc.
post #2000 of 2596
Ok now my son loaded a game into the PS3 and presto there is 5.1 sound! Why not with blu ray movies? FYI I tried it with "Alien" and in the movie menu selected the 5.1 output as well as checking the boxes in the PS3 settings..... so clearly the PS3 as I have it set can send 5.1 but no luck with blu ray movie.
post #2001 of 2596
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Originally Posted by mpsmith01 View Post

Hey guys I'm not a gamer but wanted to see blu ray on the ut 50 so plugged my son's PS3 with HDMI into my receiver. Picture is great but for the life of me I can't get 5.1 sound out of it. I found a PS3 manual online and if i read it right I have to use optical audio out of PS3 to get 5.1??? I went into PS3 menu sound and checked the appropriate boxes but still only getting L/R stereo... Help.

First of all, which receiver do you have and what are your settings? what content are you trying to get 5.1 from? HDMI is the best connection to use as it will give Dolby true HD, DTS HD sound. Any bluray movie you play will give you 5.1 surround sound. Press display button on ps3 while playing content and it will show you what sound is outputting. If its Dolby 5.1 and your getting 2.0 than its a setting in your receiver, not the ps3. As for best bluray bang buck yes the panny 220 is an excellent choice. But you already have a PS3 which is better.wink.gif
post #2002 of 2596
Thanks lationheat. I have the Pioneer VSX 822. As I just posted since the earlier post my son put on a game and 5.1 is working. Why would I have to adjust receiver controls when I'm getting 5.1 with games but not movies?
post #2003 of 2596
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Originally Posted by mpsmith01 View Post

Thanks lationheat. I have the Pioneer VSX 822. As I just posted since the earlier post my son put on a game and 5.1 is working. Why would I have to adjust receiver controls when I'm getting 5.1 with games but not movies?

It should work with both, try another bluray movie. What does your receiver display?
post #2004 of 2596
You guys that get in on this deal are going to owe me.

I have no idea how long this is going to last so BUY QUICKLY!!!!!!!!

Best buy has the TC-P55UT50 55" version for $699.99 at select stores only, so If you can get one go for it !!! keep trying stores tho, seems the bigger ones can get them or maybe you can just ship to your house.

I got my price match already and thought about another but I need a 60 minimum looking for a 70" or bigger if possible, or a super deal on a 65".

Best of luck to all !!!!!

seems very limited and store pickup only now, good luck tho
post #2005 of 2596
Here is a pic of the PS3 audio info.

What do you mean what does the receiver say? The input is from the BD HDMI which when playing games gives me full 5.1.

I've tried other PS3 output selections in the sound settings but none seem to work.

post #2006 of 2596
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Originally Posted by mpsmith01 View Post

Here is a pic of the PS3 audio info.

What do you mean what does the receiver say? The input is from the BD HDMI which when playing games gives me full 5.1.

I've tried other PS3 output selections in the sound settings but none seem to work.


Well the PS3 is definitely sending 5.1 HD audio so your receiver should be playing surround sound for sure. I don't own a pioneer , I own an onkyo, on my onkyo it displays what audio is displaying - example Dolby 5.1 or Dolby true HD. So your saying you only hear 2 channels? That's strange! The only suggestion is go through your listening modes on your pioneer and see if it makes any difference. Is your HDMI hooked up to game HDMI input on receiver? If not try that input.
post #2007 of 2596
Well actually i put it into the BD input. Can't imagine why that would change anything since again I'm getting 5.1 on games but I'll give it a shot.
post #2008 of 2596
tried using game input on the receiver and same problem.
post #2009 of 2596
just bought TC-P60UT50 to replace my LG Passive 3D that pixelated
post #2010 of 2596
ok so how do I get rid of the motion blur, so I can watch the rest of the Super Bowl?
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