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post #2131 of 2596
Hello,

I'm having a bit of trouble with my three month old Panny 60UT50.

It has shut off on it's own twice in the last week.

Has this happened to anyone else?
Should I be concerned?
post #2132 of 2596
I got a killer deal on a BDT220 (BB matched Amazon.com) so possibly tonight, more likely this weekend I'll have tweaked settings in the settings thread for anyone who's interested. smile.gif
post #2133 of 2596
Like to the deal?

I see rcwilley.com has it at 599+ shipping (50").
post #2134 of 2596
Oops...nevermind.

For anyone else,. $599 the best I'm giong to do on this/
post #2135 of 2596
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baron Blood View Post

Hello,

I'm having a bit of trouble with my three month old Panny 60UT50.

It has shut off on it's own twice in the last week.

Has this happened to anyone else?
Should I be concerned?

I think I might have had that happen with the media player if I gave it too many commands too quickly.
post #2136 of 2596
Both times my Panny turned off while I was just watching.

At first I thought maybe a shut-off timer was set but that wasn't it.
post #2137 of 2596
did you check the ECO/energy setting in setup?
post #2138 of 2596
Quote:
Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

did you check the ECO/energy setting in setup?






Yes.

Both ten minutes and three hours are at "stay on"
post #2139 of 2596
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Originally Posted by damag0r View Post

I had this same green blob... went away totally after 200 hours or so if I remember right. I'm on about 1250 hours now with mine. Just keep it away from logos and static images for the first 200-300 hours... is all I will say.

Edit: Actually... I think it was really only 80 hours or so when I noticed it was gone.

Okay thank you very much!!! Very good to know!!!
post #2140 of 2596
If anyone is curious, the Logitech TV Cam works with the UT50 series. Just got one for the Skype and it works and was only $35 on Amazon.smile.gif
post #2141 of 2596
Pretty much read this whole thread and decided to pick up the 55". Got it at costco for $699:eek:
post #2142 of 2596
I can't seem to find this tv offered at any of the major retailers. It looks like Best Buy just discontinued it. Does anybody know where i can find the 50" UT50 for $700?
post #2143 of 2596
As far as I can tell the 2012 products are on their way out, I couldn't find a Sony S590 locally, and there won't be a UT60 for 2013. Those who have one have lucked out on a super value for a TV. It will be interesting to see what is available for the XY60s for 2013.
post #2144 of 2596
I picked up the UT55 from Costco for $699 yesterday morning. So far I am really enjoying the picture this TV has, trying my best to "break it in" according to what I have read on the forum, but I am pretty sure one of the speakers doesn't sound right. Almost like a rattling, or what it might sound like if it was blown. Got the extended warranty, am going to look at that to see how I go about having it checked out. Really don't want to take this thing back to the store for another one.

Kids were all excited about the 3D right up until I found that 3D glasses are quite expensive. Are there any cheaper alternatives out there?

Do others have the wifi adapter? I am trying to think through if it might be cheaper to just run my own ethernet cable from the basement myself.

Thanks
post #2145 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Turq93t View Post

I picked up the UT55 from Costco for $699 yesterday morning. So far I am really enjoying the picture this TV has, trying my best to "break it in" according to what I have read on the forum, but I am pretty sure one of the speakers doesn't sound right. Almost like a rattling, or what it might sound like if it was blown. Got the extended warranty, am going to look at that to see how I go about having it checked out. Really don't want to take this thing back to the store for another one.

Kids were all excited about the 3D right up until I found that 3D glasses are quite expensive. Are there any cheaper alternatives out there?

Do others have the wifi adapter? I am trying to think through if it might be cheaper to just run my own ethernet cable from the basement myself.


Thanks

Welcome to the UT50 group. Samsung makes compatable 3D glasses, Model: SSG-4100GB for $20.00. I have my UT50 wired because it was easy to do and I don't have to worry about wireless signal drops. I would recommend the UT50 settings thread as well. There are great discussions on calibrations there. Anikun07 among others have been very helpful on both pages. As far as the speaker issue, i would exchange the TV while they still have them and not be concerned with repairs. JT
post #2146 of 2596
Quote:
Originally Posted by jnnt29 View Post

Samsung makes compatable 3D glasses, Model: SSG-4100GB for $20.00.

I am getting very noticeable crosstalk with the Samsung brand. They work, everything is 3d, but the cross talk I see is very distracting. Is there any way to improve that or something that could be messing it up? Scenes like the Pixar logo really stand out with the black on white.

For cheap glasses to show off the 3d for 5-10 minutes they work though. I tried watching a few movies and it just wasn't enjoyable. frown.gif
post #2147 of 2596
I just bought my 50UT50 yesterday from Best Buy. They had to call a store in Texas and get it sent to me.
post #2148 of 2596
I haven't tried the Samsung glasses, but have seen many comments on this thread. Maybe someone could provide insite on the better inexpensive 3d glasses.
post #2149 of 2596
I like the way it plays my HD Vacation Beach Videos from my computer, almost like being there... cool.gifcool.gif

my LG would not play these over DLNA flawlessly... mad.gif

also plays them from SD card biggrin.gif
Edited by SanchoPanza - 2/27/13 at 4:04pm
post #2150 of 2596
Hey everyone,

A quick question about line bleed.

I had a moment to spare so opened a Live Chat session on Panasonic's site to ask about line bleed on my TV, as well as whether it would void my warranty to go into the service menu as I'd read about changing my white balance in it. I've read on various forums that line bleed is normal for plasmas and pretty much everyone has it to some extent.

First off, the only thing she said about my service menu question was, "We don't recommend it." In regards to the line bleeding, the representative asked if I'd reset my TV to which I said I hadn't and don't know how. She instructed me how (via the service menu) how to reset:
Quote:
Press and hold down "Vol -" on the Television itself, and MENU on the remote for 5 seconds, the Self Check screen should appear. At this point press and hold the power button on the TV until the TV powers down.

I could see line bleed as the TV scanned for channels from the progress bar and she said that my TV needed repair and to call a number to locate a nearby service center. I thought that was interesting since people made it sound like a non-issue to ignore. Interestingly, though, as I've finished setting up, I went back to the app I was using where I could strongly see line bleeding (Crunchyroll), and found that the text wasn't showing any and just a slight amount from the orange progress bars. Now though, some half hour later, I just went in again as I'm writing and can see the line bleeding again from the text on the app.

Does anyone know why resetting anything would fix line bleed? Or why it would disappear a bit after the reset and return again after being on for a bit? The TV wasn't off but for a couple seconds when the TV was resetting.

Thanks.
post #2151 of 2596
Quote:
Originally Posted by dfran1 View Post

Hi All,



Samsung SSG-4100GB ($20) glases vs panasonic (~$60 amazon)
Samsung
Pros
*very Light
*Fit well over glases
*a tad darker image (resulting in the very very little crosstalk you do notice, this makes it less noticeable)
*Great Price, no awesome price!

Cons
*Since it does not wrap around your face like the Panasonic's, you see light from the sides, nothing big at all but it may affect some watching in day light a little.
*Will need to change the battery when the battery dies (CR2025, very common).
*Does not fold
*Small power switch (press once it turns on and the switch goes green for a few seconds, press the switch {tap only for either on or off} and they turn off and the switch turns red for a few seconds, they also shut down when no 3d is detected or transmitted after a minute or so)

Panasonic TY-ER3D4MU
Pros
*Folding
*Wraps around your face, keeps lite or distraction out more so (not that big of a deal)
*Rechargeable (no battery)
*A tad lighter (resulting in the very very little crosstalk you do notice, this makes it a little more noticeable)

Cons
*When the battery dies, I don't think you can replace the battery, but some will, I may try.
*A little on the heavy side, but not much.
*expensive, you can get anywhere from 3-4 pairs of samsung's for the price of one of these.

I like each personally, I will keep my one pair of panasonic's and get more samsung's (maybe up to 3 of them eventually)


HAPPY VIEWING

These are my findings of the glasses I had posted 2 months ago

As for you seeing lots of crosstalk, maybe defective glases, or some people can no matter what, my wife and my friends wife can not watch 3D at home so far, but imax and movie theater is fine, I don't get it, only conclusion I see is these are powered and imax is not?
post #2152 of 2596
I'm looking at picking up a 55UT50 and had a quick question. When watching apps like Netflix via the UT50 is there a way to output 5.1 either HDMI ARC or Optical output to my AVR? I checked the manual and said only 5.1 optical output from ATSC source, does this include the Viera apps? I couldn't find any confirmation on wether 5.1 outputs via HDMI ARC.

Any info would be much appreciated. Also would the 5.1 audio from an HDMI input passthough and output via the HDMI ARC input to my AVR?
post #2153 of 2596
Another question... If I use and HDMI switch (I have 4 sources) and use only one of the HDMI inputs on the UT50 can I calibrate my picture settings to my liking, and then switch game mode on and off for when using my gaming source, and still retain all previously calibrated picture settings when game mode is back to 'off'?
post #2154 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Kris Weatherbee View Post

I'm looking at picking up a 55UT50 and had a quick question. When watching apps like Netflix via the UT50 is there a way to output 5.1 either HDMI ARC or Optical output to my AVR? I checked the manual and said only 5.1 optical output from ATSC source, does this include the Viera apps? I couldn't find any confirmation on wether 5.1 outputs via HDMI ARC.

Any info would be much appreciated. Also would the 5.1 audio from an HDMI input passthough and output via the HDMI ARC input to my AVR?
Yes 5.1 audio will come out fromm the TV if the internet app supports it like Netflix and Vudu, don't think the amazon video app supports beyond stereo however, so it depends on the app.
don't think other HDMI inputs on the TV will passthru to the HDMI ARC, but will come out on the optical audio (but only in stereo for external HDMI inputs)
post #2155 of 2596
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kris Weatherbee View Post

Another question... If I use and HDMI switch (I have 4 sources) and use only one of the HDMI inputs on the UT50 can I calibrate my picture settings to my liking, and then switch game mode on and off for when using my gaming source, and still retain all previously calibrated picture settings when game mode is back to 'off'?

You can set all parameters in each picture mode separately and just move between them to the mode you want to use. 3D also has its own set of picture modes separate from 2D. The only thing that remains the same between all picture modes, 2D and 3D, is the color temp.
post #2156 of 2596
Thank you BriscoCountryJr and Anikun. I'll pick up my 55UT50 today, can't afford the GT. I'll definitely try your calibration settings Anikun.
post #2157 of 2596
Check your energy savings UGH
post #2158 of 2596
I am well satisfied with my 50UT50 which I had for about a month now.....except for the sound. Since this is a Bedroom TV I don't want to go to the trouble of adding a AVR like I have in the family room and am wondering what the best and lowest cost of improving the sound.

I see that the Panny has Optical Digita out only so that means I would either have to buy a digita sound bar Which one do you recommend?
OR
Get a optical (digital/analog) converter and use some old Bose analog speakers which I have in the attic. These consist of a small woofer box that a couple of tweeters are powered from. The woofer box is 110v powered so I guess it was an amp but I don't remember any remote to control the volume. I believe the volume was controled by an old Pioneer Pro Logic analog box which was a great amp but useless today as an AVR. I was wondering if I could somehow incorporate the analog amp to be used by the 50UT50 for sound.

Maybe I am wasting my time but since I have significant hearing loss was wondering which way to go????

Also if anybody knows, should I buy earphones and if I could use them at the same time as the regular speakers on the tv are operational???

Would appreciate some pointers.
post #2159 of 2596
I would vote for a sound bar or something similar. I think it would be cleaner and less "mess" than getting converters and the like. But if cost is your main concern then it might be cheaper to find an audio converter and setting everything up.
post #2160 of 2596
I was offered a displayed model UT60'' at a local best buy for 930 out the door with no stand. It's probably been on display for 6 months. What you think??
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