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post #391 of 2596
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Originally Posted by yongy View Post

yes, i am a member of the UK one but unfortunately no one has gone into as much detail as you guys have in the US!

That's a shame. I wish I could help you bud!
post #392 of 2596
Hey everyone im new to this forum but only here cause i recently bought the new Panny ut50. I have to say its amazing for movies and playing Call of Duty on. But i noticed i have a slight ghost like image on the top left and lower left of my screen from playing Call of Duty. So i purchased PixelProtector to try and use the wash's to get rid of the IR. But no such luck thus far. Its going down slightly i believe but its hard to tell. Any thoughts on what i should do to get rid of it? Just keep running it till it goes away? Also i used your settings Path and i have to say thank you for that it made the picture so much better during 3d views and regular T.V showings as well.
post #393 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Justin.Williams View Post

Hey everyone im new to this forum but only here cause i recently bought the new Panny ut50. I have to say its amazing for movies and playing Call of Duty on. But i noticed i have a slight ghost like image on the top left and lower left of my screen from playing Call of Duty. So i purchased PixelProtector to try and use the wash's to get rid of the IR. But no such luck thus far. Its going down slightly i believe but its hard to tell. Any thoughts on what i should do to get rid of it? Just keep running it till it goes away? Also i used your settings Path and i have to say thank you for that it made the picture so much better during 3d views and regular T.V showings as well.

I have played COD on my UT50 since day one and have only noticed hints of IR that go away after a few minutes of full screen content. You have the pixel orbiter on I take it?
post #394 of 2596
Yes I do have the Orbiter on. Also this is my second ut50 took back the first one cause the ir wouldn't go away at all. Now this is my second set and same problem got the out line of the map in the top left corner and both lower left and right. They are hard to see when your watching TV but you notice them on a lighter scene. Just makes me wonder tho why yours goes away and mine doesn't. But I do game for about 5-6 hours at a time. Play on game mode on normal settings but I put the contrast down to about 87. Just wondering if maybe I keep getting defective sets or what. Good thing I got the 2 year insurance on it from bestbuy so I could just get a new one if this is the case but I would love not to have to exchange it again lol. Thanks in advance any help and advice is appreciated.
post #395 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Justin.Williams View Post

Yes I do have the Orbiter on. Also this is my second ut50 took back the first one cause the ir wouldn't go away at all. Now this is my second set and same problem got the out line of the map in the top left corner and both lower left and right. They are hard to see when your watching TV but you notice them on a lighter scene. Just makes me wonder tho why yours goes away and mine doesn't. But I do game for about 5-6 hours at a time. Play on game mode on normal settings but I put the contrast down to about 87. Just wondering if maybe I keep getting defective sets or what. Good thing I got the 2 year insurance on it from bestbuy so I could just get a new one if this is the case but I would love not to have to exchange it again lol. Thanks in advance any help and advice is appreciated.

No expert, but six hours is a long time.
post #396 of 2596
I just checked it and the Orbiter says enable. So I moved it now it says disable so I think it was off the whole time lol..my bad but as far as the IR goes it should just go away with some snow wash's right?
post #397 of 2596
Five or six hours at a wack with a brand new plasma with a nearly topped out contrast level of 87? It's not the sets fault, you need to take more care to age the set more carefully then that or you should buy an LCD if you can't be bothered.

It's pretty simple, a few hundred hours of caution to safeguard a better display at a better price.
post #398 of 2596
Well its well above 500 hours now..
post #399 of 2596
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Justin.Williams View Post

I just checked it and the Orbiter says enable. So I moved it now it says disable so I think it was off the whole time lol..my bad but as far as the IR goes it should just go away with some snow wash's right?

No. The Pixel Orbiter does nothing to prevent or reduce IR and neither does the White Scrolling Bar. If you're getting IR, neither of these "features" will help with that.
post #400 of 2596
Ya that's what I heard too that's why I bought pixel protector
post #401 of 2596
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

No. The Pixel Orbiter does nothing to prevent or reduce IR and neither does the White Scrolling Bar. If you're getting IR, neither of these "features" will help with that.

Then why does Panasonic put those features into the TV if they do nothing?
post #402 of 2596
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Originally Posted by Justin.Williams View Post

I just checked it and the Orbiter says enable. So I moved it now it says disable so I think it was off the whole time lol..my bad but as far as the IR goes it should just go away with some snow wash's right?

It should say enable,so it was already on. Six hours is a long session,so it may take awhile to go away.
post #403 of 2596
87 is too high a contrast for even 500 hours. With that number your blowing whites and only asking for trouble such as IR. Pull it down to 78-80 and run full screen content or a screen savor of sorts for a few hours and it should go away. Don't panic because I've had IR on all of my plasmas and sometimes would stick for days on end but eventually it all went away. With contrast set to under 80 you'll notice IR go away after several hundred hours on the panel (in your situation) and at that point it shouldn't be a problem again.

Hang in there because the UT50 is one superb display.
post #404 of 2596
If you want to prevent IR then run at a low contrast and brightness when playing marathon sessions of any game with a HUD. The lower your settings the longer you can have static images up theoretically. This goes for watching news channels and such too.

If you are cranking the performance of your TV to its fullest potential, this is not a "safe" operating mode, it is a "high performance" mode. If you buy a sports car, you shouldn't expect to be able to drive around at full throttle 100% of the time and not wear stuff down.
post #405 of 2596
Another new poster here that just purchased the p55ut50....although it's going to be at least Sunday before Sears gets it to me. I'm upgrading from my old p54g10 that bit the dust in January from a rogue lightning strike. Can anyone who is familiar both sets, tell me what i am gaining with the UT50 from the G10?

PS. I have been a very loyal panny follower since my teenage years, and have never had a problem with anything Pansonic that I ever owned. When my G10 got a higher dose of electricity than was recommended in January I found a service manual that told me the A board was bad. From atleast January until atleast today Panasonic has had the board on backorder, and every time i call they say it will be 2-3 weeks. Has anybody else had a similar situation with dealing with Panasonic? I sure hope this is just an anomaly, and doesn't happen on the new one at any point. Kinda sucks that they won't even give me a chance to fix my old one.
post #406 of 2596
I'd like to inform everyone that I started an official settings thread here.
post #407 of 2596
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

No. The Pixel Orbiter does nothing to prevent or reduce IR and neither does the White Scrolling Bar. If you're getting IR, neither of these "features" will help with that.

Yes they do. If they didn't why would they be on there.

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Originally Posted by Justin.Williams View Post

Yes I do have the Orbiter on. Also this is my second ut50 took back the first one cause the ir wouldn't go away at all. Now this is my second set and same problem got the out line of the map in the top left corner and both lower left and right. They are hard to see when your watching TV but you notice them on a lighter scene. Just makes me wonder tho why yours goes away and mine doesn't. But I do game for about 5-6 hours at a time. Play on game mode on normal settings but I put the contrast down to about 87. Just wondering if maybe I keep getting defective sets or what. Good thing I got the 2 year insurance on it from bestbuy so I could just get a new one if this is the case but I would love not to have to exchange it again lol. Thanks in advance any help and advice is appreciated.

87 is way too high for gaming. Lower it to about 70-75.

And for god's sake, take a break for a half hour. Six hours of COD?
post #408 of 2596
I read a VT50 owner on the other forum say that a large white image looks unimpressive on it, would this be the fault of that pesky filter again? How does a large white image look on the UT50?
post #409 of 2596
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Originally Posted by William_D View Post

I read a VT50 owner on the other forum say that a large white image looks unimpressive on it, would this be the fault of that pesky filter again? How does a large white image look on the UT50?

It looks crystal clear. I've had my hands on a VT50 now and ran some patterns on a usb thumb drive and I don't get it. Yes I spent some time at BB with several reps asking what I'm doing. I'm trying not to sound as negative (Kuro owner here) but it left me stumped.

Sharpness failed big time! I put a sharpness pattern (circles and lines) and there were white outlines surrounding everything. If there was 10 straight black lines on a white background then you'd see 20 white lines (above and below). Whereas on the UT50 they go away under a setting of 20. The Kuro (also having slight edge enhancement) beats the VT50. That's a problem. What this means is that your content will look unnatural at times, and 1080p won't be coming in as clean.

Secondly color slides were just okay. Par for the course with plasma but I wanted better. The filter is dragging this beast down. I'd recommend this tv only for those that MUST have 10pt white balance, increased color/gamma adjustments (assuming your front and center), and the bells n' whistles including a slim bezel, 96hz, and other propaganda you can check on Panasonic's website. I also noticed flicker present in white backgrounds and clouds that can't be seen at 60hz. So no matter the MLL drop using 96hz, if your sensitive to flicker then that's out. Now it becomes null and void since measurements across the board are the same. No difference in contrast, and they can't even dispute this in the VT50 thread. If they can it's only barely, and not to the human eye.

I'm not trying to convert ST/VT owners or even convince them that the UT is better. I'm more or less venting because I damn sure wanted the VT to begin with.
post #410 of 2596
On the other end of the spectrum I did see a redeeming quality with the VT50. It has a certain warmth to the picture that the UT50 can't match. The colors were well saturated on the darker end of the scale and I was pleased with that.

For example: dreamy scenes, flashbacks, etc in film will shine on the VT50. I can imagine a sci-fi film like Alien 3 would be extraordinary on the VT50 with the contrast, near perfect saturation, and warmth/depth to the picture.
post #411 of 2596
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Originally Posted by doomnaut View Post

who the hell watches large white images all day?

well I think that VT50 owner was referring to hockey, not just a white screen, I'll paste what he wrote

"Negatives: A large white image is unimpressive, like all plasma. Hockey is.. OK."
post #412 of 2596
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Originally Posted by PathofNeo View Post

I'd like to inform everyone that I started an official settings thread here.

Thanks Neo I'll probably will be getting the 55 ut50 later in the summer. So I will need the settings. Can't justify paying almost 500 more for St50 just for that filter. I don't think my wife will let me?Plus I got curtains and blinds in the living room. I just want to make sure that for my budget I'll be getting a solid tv.
post #413 of 2596
Hmm...the 50" just droped $80 at Amazon - new price floor or just a Mem day sale?
post #414 of 2596
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Originally Posted by biker19 View Post

Hmm...the 50" just droped $80 at Amazon - new price floor or just a Mem day sale?

The 55 is an all time low at amazon I think.
post #415 of 2596
PathofNeo
You promised to run a crosstalk test
post #416 of 2596
Picked up one of these last night and set it up with the tips in the settings thread. Amazing, amazing picture.

What 3D glasses is everyone using? Are you limited to Panasonic glasses or can other brands be used?
post #417 of 2596
Thank for the info guys I'm new to plasmas and been doing alot of research on them and thus far this site is the best. I lowered the settings to 78 on contrast and in between session's. I put full image content on for about 5 mins or so.
post #418 of 2596
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Originally Posted by jtscribe View Post

Picked up one of these last night and set it up with the tips in the settings thread. Amazing, amazing picture.

What 3D glasses is everyone using? Are you limited to Panasonic glasses or can other brands be used?

The $20 Samsung 4100GB work perfectly with the set if you just want something cheap. They aren't rechargeable,but the battery according to Samsung gets you something like 150 hours.
post #419 of 2596
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Originally Posted by pcgeek543 View Post

The $20 Samsung 4100GB work perfectly with the set if you just want something cheap. They aren't rechargeable,but the battery according to Samsung gets you something like 150 hours.

How do they fit? I read that they're not as big as the Panasonic glasses.
post #420 of 2596
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Originally Posted by QuiGonJosh View Post


How do they fit? I read that they're not as big as the Panasonic glasses.

I haven't used them other than to check visual quality,they are just as good and the tint is very very slightly lighter. I got two pairs of each.I got the panasonics for me and my wife and samsungs for the kids. They are a little smaller but they should be because they don't have the traditional glasses style frame. They can pretty much wrap or clamp to your head right above or behind the ear,so they work great over prescription glasses. I have a med-large head and they fit me fine. You can get them at Hhgregg or BB for $19.99. If money is an issue or you have kids I definitely recommend them.
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