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post #10862 of 13486
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Maybe someone here can help me out here. Just unpacked my new 55vt50, put in a bluray disc and during the opening green screen to the previews I get these wavy/runny lines where the white words meet the green background. Is this something that will disappear over time? Everything else seems fine, its only during these frames that I notice anything weird.

It's perfectly normal. That's line bleed, a common occurrence with plasma TV's.

The "green screen" is one of the worst offenders, no worries. smile.gif
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Maybe someone here can help me out here. Just unpacked my new 55vt50, put in a bluray disc and during the opening green screen to the previews I get these wavy/runny lines where the white words meet the green background. Is this something that will disappear over time? Everything else seems fine, its only during these frames that I notice anything weird.
Keep in mind that nothing on a Blu-ray disk other than the main feature is guaranteed to be 1080p.
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That's good to know. Thanks for the prompt reply guys
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That's good to know. Thanks for the prompt reply guys
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Does anyone know if there will be any Panasonic brand 3D glasses available for my new Vt-50? I can not find them anywhere. Thanks. What a great TV!!
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Does anyone know if there will be any Panasonic brand 3D glasses available for my new Vt-50? I can not find them anywhere. Thanks. What a great TV!!
I dont have any details but Im sure there will be.
post #10868 of 13486
Got mine on amazon- love them.
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Well I'm happy to be a new 65VT50 owner. I was waiting for my bonus and missed out on the great deals on this set and I wasn't seeing it anywhere online that I wanted to order from so I was just going to wait for next years version but I went by best buy and they had one more in stock at a really good price. Not as good as I was seeing it at it's lowest but not that far off so I was pretty happy with it. Looks like a really great set, I'm coming from a Sony 50A2000 so I'm sure this will really blow me away. I got a friend of mine to pick up a ST30 and the picture quality on that set always blows me away so I'm excited to see this one. I still have to wait for delivery so that's going to be tough but I'm really excited to see this thing! I've been waiting a long time to update the TV, it was really starting to lag behind my audio equipment but this should make a nice centerpiece for my setup. I came in thinking I was going for the ST50 or 60 but with the price these are selling at I had to go for the VT. Now I'll just have to dig through this thread until it gets here but I'll post my impressions when I am able to get it set up!
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I noticed that to..i'm thinking there will be a replacement 3d glasses model soon
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I was also interested in researching 3D glasses after I decided to get my 55VT50. I found a few CNet articles and this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1409490/panasonic-2012-compatible-3d-glasses-thread/0_100

The thread has reviews and discussions primarily about the following 3D glasses which are compatible with the 2012 Panny's: Panasonic TY-ER3D4MU, the Samsung 4100GB, and the Dimension Optics 3Active. The Xpand X104 is also compatible with the 2012 Panasonic TV's, as reviewed by CNet, but it requires a separate RF Dongle, which does not interest me. The big advantage the Panasonic models have (as noted in a post above, as well as in the linked thread) compared to the Samsung's, is the blocking of ambient light, which increases 3D immersion, apparently. I guess if you are watching in a bat cave, or giving them to the kids, the Samsung's would do fine. I have been following the pricing, for the Panasonics for around a month, and they are around $50 either on Amazon or ebay; no deals found yet. If you read through the thread linked above, you will note that Sears had the Panasonic glasses for $30 in January, and alot of people got them price-matched. Unfortunately, that was just before I decided to buy a new TV; argh!

As far as the light-blocking ability of the various compatible models, you can judge for yourself from the pictures:

Dimension Optics 3Active


Panasonic TY-ER3D4MU


Samsung 4100GB


XpanD X104

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Originally Posted by tjkk7 View Post

Does anyone know if there will be any Panasonic brand 3D glasses available for my new Vt-50? I can not find them anywhere. Thanks. What a great TV!!

I posted this a few pages back, but this thread is moving fast, so you may have missed it.

Mark
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I really liked the suggestion that CNET had. The Panasonic 3D glasses are better at blocking light and have nicer construction but the Samsung's are an amazing value at $20. So they were suggesting to get maybe a couple Panasonic glasses for primary viewers and then get more Samsung glasses for if you are watching with the whole family or have visitors. I think that's what I will do is get 2 Panasonic glasses and then a few of the Samsung glasses for visitors or chileren. Seemed like a good idea to me so figured I'd share it.
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Originally Posted by Karn View Post

Well I'm happy to be a new 65VT50 owner. I was waiting for my bonus and missed out on the great deals on this set and I wasn't seeing it anywhere online that I wanted to order from so I was just going to wait for next years version but I went by best buy and they had one more in stock at a really good price. Not as good as I was seeing it at it's lowest but not that far off so I was pretty happy with it. Looks like a really great set, I'm coming from a Sony 50A2000 so I'm sure this will really blow me away. I got a friend of mine to pick up a ST30 and the picture quality on that set always blows me away so I'm excited to see this one. I still have to wait for delivery so that's going to be tough but I'm really excited to see this thing! I've been waiting a long time to update the TV, it was really starting to lag behind my audio equipment but this should make a nice centerpiece for my setup. I came in thinking I was going for the ST50 or 60 but with the price these are selling at I had to go for the VT. Now I'll just have to dig through this thread until it gets here but I'll post my impressions when I am able to get it set up!

Congratulations on getting one of the best TVs money can buy.
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Having a couple issues with my new TV and hoping someone can help.

1) I'm having a problem getting my 65vt50 hooked up to wireless internet. When I first did initial setup, it found my network and I put in the password, internet connection test passed. Then went to go on Netflix later and no internet connection. Test fails first section, cannot find router? Only way I can get it to connect is by turning off router and TV, then reboot router wait till internet is up, then turn on TV. Connection test will then pass and wireless works but not for a long period of time. Signal strength is fine and network should be fine as all my other devices work fine. Anybody know what the issue could be? I may just hook up hard wire as my router is right below my TV but I need another Ethernet cable. Not a big deal right now as my OPPO is hardwired so I can access Netflix, vudu, all that stuff.

2) Another issue I notice is that ARC is not working either. My AVR ARC is on and it worked fine with my old TV previously hooked up. HDMI into TV is using the ARC. Is there an ARC setting in the TV menu I need to turn on? Again I am using OPPO for Netflix so not a big deal, but just bugs me that it is not working
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I really liked the suggestion that CNET had. The Panasonic 3D glasses are better at blocking light and have nicer construction but the Samsung's are an amazing value at $20. So they were suggesting to get maybe a couple Panasonic glasses for primary viewers and then get more Samsung glasses for if you are watching with the whole family or have visitors. I think that's what I will do is get 2 Panasonic glasses and then a few of the Samsung glasses for visitors or chileren. Seemed like a good idea to me so figured I'd share it.

And for the record that same suggestion was made here several times as well by a few of us. That was a hot topic here on the thread for a while.
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Not sure about this one
http://inspiredled.com/Shop-by-Project/accent-and-backlighting/universal-LED-TV-backighting-kit

But that dimmer will not work with this
http://www.amazon.com/Backlight-46-57-inches-Flatscreen-Table/dp/B00390GFJS/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
A reviewer said that the plug is the wrong size and he had to cut and solder it to make it work.
" I got to thinking it would be nice to dim these lights a bit so I bought this dimmer:[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004T9ITQ0/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img]Problem with this dimmer is that the connectors are larger than the ones that are used with the led strip. Problem is easily solved using the patch cord that comes with the LED meant to be used with the on off switch. I cut the connectors off the patch cable and soldered them on the dimmer (Red = Positive = Wire with text). The dimmer works great and has a good range of dimming from nearly off to full power."

So just an FYI. The dimmers are not universal like I thought they would be.
Also, one of the reviewers said that the lights would not work if they were plugged into a surger protector. They had to be plugged directly into the wall. Make any sense?

I read that review as well, but there seemed to be only 1 person that had to solder, while the rest made no mention of it, and a few that said it was plug and play, so i think the odds are in our favor smile.gif The dimmer through ebay was only 4 bucks, we shall see if it fits and if it doesnt,, no biggie,.. What about the inspired led lights do you
not like?
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I read that review as well, but there seemed to be only 1 person that had to solder, while the rest made no mention of it, and a few that said it was plug and play, so i think the odds are in our favor smile.gif The dimmer through ebay was only 4 bucks, we shall see if it fits and if it doesnt,, no biggie,.. What about the inspired led lights do you
not like?
Nothing about them I dont like. I only meant that I wasnt sure whether that dimmer would work with them or not.
The Amazon lights are plug n play but they dont come with a dimmer. As far as I could tell he was the only reviewer who tried to get a dimmer.

I just noticed that both sets of lights are sold by Inspired.
Edited by Bond 007 - 3/10/13 at 8:09pm
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Originally Posted by Karn View Post

I really liked the suggestion that CNET had. The Panasonic 3D glasses are better at blocking light and have nicer construction but the Samsung's are an amazing value at $20. So they were suggesting to get maybe a couple Panasonic glasses for primary viewers and then get more Samsung glasses for if you are watching with the whole family or have visitors. I think that's what I will do is get 2 Panasonic glasses and then a few of the Samsung glasses for visitors or chileren. Seemed like a good idea to me so figured I'd share it.

I found the samsung 3d glasses to almost be unwearable, due to how uncomfortable they were, IMO..
post #10879 of 13486
Hey guys, just had my 65vt50 calibrated by Tyler Pruitt aka WiFi-spy and it turned out incredible! He is very knowledgeable and fun to be around. I highly recommend him for anyone looking to get your vt50 or anything else calibrated. Everything is much better looking and the details are way more refined. Great job Tyler, you have earned a customer for life.

-Eddie
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Hey guys, just had my 65vt50 calibrated by Tyler Pruitt aka WiFi-spy and it turned out incredible! He is very knowledgeable and fun to be around. I highly recommend him for anyone looking to get your vt50 or anything else calibrated. Everything is much better looking and the details are way more refined. Great job Tyler, you have earned a customer for life.

-Eddie

Thanks for the report. I've considered calling him.
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Hey guys, just had my 65vt50 calibrated by Tyler Pruitt aka WiFi-spy and it turned out incredible!
Thanks for your calibration report. I've added it to the flat panel (post number two) lists that are linked in the signature area at the bottom of my post.
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I bought the european TX-50VT50Y last week and I've come across two problems that might be a dealbreaker for me.

First of all the TV flickers a lot in 2D. My old LCD from 2008 didn't flicker at all so I was quite surprised by this. It's mostly noticeable on white backgrounds and while it is annoying I've kind of gotten used to it and can tolerate in for the picture quality.

The second problem is in my mind the more serious one. Edge break-up in 24p. From what I've gathered on the Internet this is the same as the dreaded 50hz-bug, meaning that while panning horizontally the edges of people's faces break up into multiple vertical lines that are mostly red and green in colour. From what I can gather this is a flaw with many Panasonics but it's supposed to only happen at 50Hz. 95% of what I watch is at 24p so this is extremely annoying. I've tried to fix it with 24p Smooth Film to no effect.

The edge breakup doesn't happen with 3D (even 2d-to3d conversion) or at 60Hz. I've had to resort to using 60Hz with my HTPC and madVR's new Smooth Motion-function to get adequate 24p-playback. This of course can't be done with the PS3 that I use for Blu-ray discs. Strangely if there was a way to use the 3D mode without there actually being any 2d-to-3d conversion I could probably use that to eliminate the problem. But then again, why should I have to?

So now I've got a new TV that's worse than the old one at 24p which I find hard to believe since the VT50 has gotten pretty much universal acclaim. Is this a flaw with the european model or something that's unit-dependant?
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Originally Posted by dvdmd1 View Post

This has nothing to do with any back lightimg this happens with normal viewing and Panasonic claims it's normal and won't repair or replace my VT50.I am done with Panasonic and willnever buy any product form them ever again and will advise anyone I know to do the same.

Very sorry to hear that you won't be able to replace your set. =( I don't understand how that issue can be "normal" and acceptable at all. I just looked through your post history about your VT50 and I am a little confused though. I thought you posted almost 4 weeks ago that it was determined that Panasonic will replace your set? Did they tell you they would replace it and later decided not to do that? Since this happened within the one year warranty period, that's quite disconcerting. It seems obvious that you have a defective set and if this is "normal" and happens to everyone who buys a VT50, then I can only imagine that Panasonic wouldn't have many plasma customers in a couple of years from now... I would continue to howl as loud as I could if I were you. Be the squeaky wheel!
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One suggestion is to keep all communication together and hire an independent tech to evaluate the issue. Once you have all pieces together just file with Attorney General of the State. Warranty issues are taken seriously usually. I witnessed first hand with Sharp Elite that manufacturer can claim that about any issue is normal and within spec and reject the claim.
This is your call but you will not win this war on your own. Panasonic is OK company, most likely they will come through when you get help.
Good luck and keep us posted.
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Very sorry to hear that you won't be able to replace your set. =( I don't understand how that issue can be "normal" and acceptable at all. I just looked through your post history about your VT50 and I am a little confused though. I thought you posted almost 4 weeks ago that it was determined that Panasonic will replace your set? Did they tell you they would replace it and later decided not to do that? Since this happened within the one year warranty period, that's quite disconcerting. It seems obvious that you have a defective set and if this is "normal" and happens to everyone who buys a VT50, then I can only imagine that Panasonic wouldn't have many plasma customers in a couple of years from now... I would continue to howl as loud as I could if I were you. Be the squeaky wheel!

Edited by dvzzz - 3/11/13 at 12:44pm
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Originally Posted by seriouser View Post

I bought the european TX-50VT50Y last week and I've come across two problems that might be a dealbreaker for me.

First of all the TV flickers a lot in 2D. My old LCD from 2008 didn't flicker at all so I was quite surprised by this. It's mostly noticeable on white backgrounds and while it is annoying I've kind of gotten used to it and can tolerate in for the picture quality.

The second problem is in my mind the more serious one. Edge break-up in 24p. From what I've gathered on the Internet this is the same as the dreaded 50hz-bug, meaning that while panning horizontally the edges of people's faces break up into multiple vertical lines that are mostly red and green in colour. From what I can gather this is a flaw with many Panasonics but it's supposed to only happen at 50Hz. 95% of what I watch is at 24p so this is extremely annoying. I've tried to fix it with 24p Smooth Film to no effect.

The edge breakup doesn't happen with 3D (even 2d-to3d conversion) or at 60Hz. I've had to resort to using 60Hz with my HTPC and madVR's new Smooth Motion-function to get adequate 24p-playback. This of course can't be done with the PS3 that I use for Blu-ray discs. Strangely if there was a way to use the 3D mode without there actually being any 2d-to-3d conversion I could probably use that to eliminate the problem. But then again, why should I have to?

So now I've got a new TV that's worse than the old one at 24p which I find hard to believe since the VT50 has gotten pretty much universal acclaim. Is this a flaw with the european model or something that's unit-dependant?

our tvs don't support 50hz so we won't know anything about your 50hz issues.
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Less than 48 hours till my VT50 arrives I am stoked smile.gif
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I have a 55VT50 calibrated and feeding through a Lumagen. It Looks stunning but I prefer the brighter picture of THX compared to professional. I have nearly 800 hours on the screen. However recently I have been experiencing IR when I watch anything with the black bars which only appears strangely on the top. I normally have to use the scrolling bar to get rid of it but it comes back again when I watch a movie.If I leave the menu up for a few seconds I see the IR but it disappears quickly only the black bar seems stay there.This appears to happen on THX which I know the orbitor is disabled.

I assumed that the set should be bedded in by now so not sure why its doing it.Any ideas would be appreciated.
post #10888 of 13486
How is your source configured, do you do any 24Hz postprocessing on your source? What is your source? How is your source connecting to the TV, direct or via a receiver? What are you playing BD disks or ISO or mkv or what?

US sets do not handle 50Hz, that is correct, but I have been playing with 50Hz workarounds on my VT50 with different degrees of success. I will try to help but please share what you is your setup.
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our tvs don't support 50hz so we won't know anything about your 50hz issues.
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Originally Posted by dvzzz View Post

How is your source configured, do you do any 24Hz postprocessing on your source? What is your source? How is your source connecting to the TV, direct or via a receiver? What are you playing BD disks or ISO or mkv or what?

US sets do not handle 50Hz, that is correct, but I have been playing with 50Hz workarounds on my VT50 with different degrees of success. I will try to help but please share what you is your setup.

Good point. Another question to ask him that I just realized is what hz he is playing the 24p at (48, 60, 96)
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Originally Posted by robase007 View Post

I have a 55VT50 calibrated and feeding through a Lumagen. It Looks stunning but I prefer the brighter picture of THX compared to professional. I have nearly 800 hours on the screen. However recently I have been experiencing IR when I watch anything with the black bars which only appears strangely on the top. I normally have to use the scrolling bar to get rid of it but it comes back again when I watch a movie.If I leave the menu up for a few seconds I see the IR but it disappears quickly only the black bar seems stay there.This appears to happen on THX which I know the orbitor is disabled.

I assumed that the set should be bedded in by now so not sure why its doing it.Any ideas would be appreciated.


I am having similar issues with my gt50.. I have had it since last July.. As soon as I turn it on, and the "Smart Viera" logo pops up, for no more than 2 seconds,, I sometimes see it stay on the screen for a few minutes after..
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