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post #2401 of 2596
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Originally Posted by morphinapg View Post

That's pretty weird. Are they assuming few people will use OTA? Honestly, I guess I've never used it myself but plenty of people do.
My understanding is that Panasonic would have to pay money for the rights. I guess they dont feel like its worth the investment. Panasonic is not alone in this though.
post #2402 of 2596
the electronic program guide (epg) for ota broadcasts, at this time is a waste, cause the channels transmitting the signal are shutting down the EPG data.

There may be other ways of getting the epg if some company will do it ( or like paying for tvo and their recorders).

Some cable companies do not supply it either like COX RI (they shut their transmission down, last year, without a cable box of course).

This info does suck, as I used to use it also from time to time.

Over the air in MA or RI has no guide transmission as of now and many other locations.

This is my understanding on this after reading sooooo many forums on it.

I have read that microsoft will shut down theirs (for the computers set up as tv recorders, etc..), they may have already .

I think this is forcing everyone (us most likely, not a lot of people left using it) to get cable boxes, satellite boxes, tvo's, ect...

Of course this mainly pertains to OTA (over the air) signals and some or most cable companies, without using a cable box.
post #2403 of 2596
That is just plain stupid
post #2404 of 2596
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Originally Posted by morphinapg View Post

That is just plain stupid
lol I suppose when you boil it all down thats pretty much the bottom line. biggrin.gif
post #2405 of 2596
Thanks. I thought that was the case.
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I have the p55ut50 for less of a week. I am using the Samsung 5100 glasses. I see what seems to be crosstalk or ghosting. and also the picture is fuzzy. I tried fixing it the sharpness control and the wow disc but doesn't seem to change. any idea?
post #2407 of 2596
I'm no expert but it sounds like the glasses aren't working.
Are you sure the battery is ok?
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Speaking of glasses...

Does anyone make compatible glasses that are not as dark as the Pannys?

I watched LIFE OF PI last night and the sunlit scenes seemed a little too dark even with the brightness boosted.
post #2409 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Baron Blood View Post

Speaking of glasses...

Does anyone make compatible glasses that are not as dark as the Pannys?

I watched LIFE OF PI last night and the sunlit scenes seemed a little too dark even with the brightness boosted.

All the glasses are similar, its just the nature of active 3D and limited brightness on a plasma set.
You might try VIVID mode in 3D thats the brightest picture mode.
post #2410 of 2596
the glasses and the battery are new (I got 3 pairs of glasses). I have read even in cnet that these glasses will work with the Panasonic, even the old 4100Gb will work.
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im thinking that 3d and plasma are not for me. maybe
post #2412 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Muadib2012 View Post

im thinking that 3d and plasma are not for me. maybe

I've yet to buy glasses for mine
post #2413 of 2596
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

I've yet to buy glasses for mine
Buy a pair and try it. It was fun to see some 1972- Super bowls on 2d>3d. even though
not wonderful but was fun to see. I have watched "Pacific" on Blue Ray and the 3D was Ok. I guess I really need to try by buying a Bed Room 3D
player to really see a true 3D to judge. I was considering the Panny 220 and a Sony 790. MY Shin Kin Digital optical switch works like a charm with the
Harmony Remote and the Sony 6500 Wireless headphones and the Boston Acoustics TVee 26 Sound bar so all of my audio is solved and the Panny Vierra Link
wired with Cat 6a cable takes care of the net connection. So the 3D will complete the set up. You will find it fun to have options.

Update: Have ruled out the Sony for bad reviews. The 590 does not appear bad except for the Sony anti copy block so will rule out the Sony and try the 220 which is last years model.
I did see ESPN at BB in 3D and as I enjoy sports more than movies will watch the NBA Heat games in 3D for a test
Edited by generallee - 4/24/13 at 4:34pm
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Marse Lee I'm sure I will had 3D LG this replaced & watched 10-12 hours in 3D lots of work
post #2415 of 2596
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Originally Posted by BriscoCountyJr View Post

All the glasses are similar, its just the nature of active 3D and limited brightness on a plasma set.
You might try VIVID mode in 3D thats the brightest picture mode.




Thanks BC,

Vivid is a good idea as a last resort.
post #2416 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Muadib2012 View Post

im thinking that 3d and plasma are not for me. maybe









Do the 3D displays in the stores work for you?

Some people can't see 3D properly.
post #2417 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Baron Blood View Post

Do the 3D displays in the stores work for you?

Some people can't see 3D properly.

good question. to be honest not too much. I just sit and watched "puss in boots" tonight and I saw things that I didn't watch in lcd or led before. more detail and more colors. well the plasma tv is an improvement. also I made adjustments in the video controls with the wow disc again. now, I found out that the Samsung glasses seems to be the responsible of the fuzzy picture in 3d. I put a sharpness pattern and saw it little fuzzy, then I remove the glasses an see it more clear.
post #2418 of 2596
If you do try the Panasonic glasses, let us know how that works out please.
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Quick question, Im going to be purchasing a wall mount for my tv. Does the tv come with wall mounting screws, or do those come with the wall mount itself?
post #2420 of 2596
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Originally Posted by hellmonkey View Post

Quick question, Im going to be purchasing a wall mount for my tv. Does the tv come with wall mounting screws, or do those come with the wall mount itself?

None came with my tv. Where are you getting the mount?
post #2421 of 2596
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

None came with my tv. Where are you getting the mount?

More than likely, Monoprice. I looked for package contents, and it just states mounting hardware. So helpful. I will probably just ask someone over there once I pick the one I want.
post #2422 of 2596
Yes I am sure they answer any questions
post #2423 of 2596
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Originally Posted by hellmonkey View Post

Quick question, Im going to be purchasing a wall mount for my tv. Does the tv come with wall mounting screws, or do those come with the wall mount itself?
My tv did not come with them but the universal mount I bought came with about 9 different types and you just have to see which one is right. If you look in the owners manual it tells you what type is necessary.
post #2424 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

My tv did not come with them but the universal mount I bought came with about 9 different types and you just have to see which one is right. If you look in the owners manual it tells you what type is necessary.

Cool. I figured as I didn't remember having any left over screws and how is Pana gonna know what bracket you're using. Thanks for info.
post #2425 of 2596
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Originally Posted by hellmonkey View Post

Cool. I figured as I didn't remember having any left over screws and how is Pana gonna know what bracket you're using. Thanks for info.
I bought a mount from Monoprice. They had a less expensive mount for 18
but I elected for a heavy duty mount for 27 then there was about 16 shipping.

4174 PREMIUM Adjustable Tilting 2.5mm Wall Mount Bracket for LCD LED Plasma (Max 165Lbs, 30~63inch) - BLACK

The mount came with every imaginable mounting hardware and It fit my Panny 50
perfectly. Panny has a 100X300 hole pattern. I mounted the wall plate on 2 wood studs
then after 2 of us lifted the TV after screwing on the 2 tilt mounting arms, set it on the
top rail of the wall plate, then pushed the TV along the rail to it's wall center
place. Then there are clips that push up to engage the bottom rail to secure the TV
to the bracket. Tilting adjustmentis done by turning 2 screws at the top of the bracket.
The TV is very close to the wall and when tilted down the bottom is so close there is not
a lot of room for cable connection. Since I had installed a wire chase inside the wall
(to hide wires) before I installed the mount, I found I made a mistake on it's placement.

PowerBridge TSPBIW-6-WH Total Solution Flat Panel In-Wall Power and Cable Management Kit - White

The chase opening should have been installed ether at the end of the wall bracket or at the top
because the Panny connections for HDMI and power are in the bottom half of the TV so in
order to put my HDMI cables into the Panny, I had to buy 90 degree HDMI adapters from Monoprice.
I could have avoided this problem had I located the chase NOT directly behind and on the bottom
side of the bracket. Since the HDMI cables have ferrite bulges near the ends, the bulk of the
ferrite needs a couple of more inches to be more easily plugged into the Panny. If ordering from
Monoprice, I would advise geting a couple of these adapters anyway.

4859 HDMI® Right Angle Port Saver Adapter (Male to Female) - 90 Degree - Vertical Flat Left
Edited by generallee - 4/28/13 at 6:50am
post #2426 of 2596
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

If you do try the Panasonic glasses, let us know how that works out please.

I bought the Panny glasses from Amazon and they work with no problem. You just need to look at the LED on top of the glasses to make sure they sync and are charged. I also bought a couple of cases
for the glasses for about 9 each that have a wipe cloth and room for the charging cable. Charging the glasses is best done overnight where the ugly wires are out of sight where they connect to the TV
eek.gif
Panasonic VIERA TY-ER3D4MU Active Shutter 3D Eyewear
3ACTIVE® Storage Case for 3D Glasses. Includes Microfiber Cleaning Cloth.






The glasses are fragile but the zippered cases protect them well. I also bought a couch potato to hold the glasses and my remote controls to make everything handy.
3 Active also have dual chargers for $15 but they are for Samsung so I don't know if they are Panny compatible. Their 3 D glasses are not compatible.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1403510/3active-vs-panasonic-3d-glasses
Edited by generallee - 4/28/13 at 6:46am
post #2427 of 2596
Ordered 1 set of Samsung glasses, this years model; had a credit, so they are FREE...

"We'll see."
post #2428 of 2596
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

Ordered 1 set of Samsung glasses, this years model; had a credit, so they are FREE...

"We'll see."
Some glasses are IR and some blue tooth. I believe the Panasonic are IR and the Sammy are blue tooth. hope you can return mad.gif
post #2429 of 2596
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Originally Posted by generallee View Post

Some glasses are IR and some blue tooth. I believe the Panasonic are IR and the Sammy are blue tooth. hope you can return mad.gif

Panasonic switched to blue tooth in 2012 so he should be fine.
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