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post #11131 of 13477
Hi all, I know this in all likelihood has been mentioned but I would like to know if there is any way to enhanced the quality and get a true full screen mode of the video streaming while on the web browser. Can I download some software that would fix this issue? Any help would be appreciated.
post #11132 of 13477
A note on calibration, generally you want grayscale as dead nuts on as possible, but many times you have some offenses you cant work out (not enough control) so you always want "blue on top" because it is least offensive, but it cools down your temperature. That being said, with all the control in the VT50 dead nuts on is fine, and if you felt people were yellow Id say you dont like a true 6500k image. Nothing wrong with that.

Ive used UMR, Gregg Loewen, and one other, as well as doing it myself. Some are not as good as others, no matter how good they tell you they are. Others also dont bring the gear they claim to use when you talk with them and hire them. It's a mixed bag, but what matters at the end is you are happy with the image and what you paid to get it.
post #11133 of 13477
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

A note on calibration, generally you want grayscale as dead nuts on as possible, but many times you have some offenses you cant work out (not enough control) so you always want "blue on top" because it is least offensive, but it cools down your temperature. That being said, with all the control in the VT50 dead nuts on is fine, and if you felt people were yellow Id say you dont like a true 6500k image. Nothing wrong with that.

Ive used UMR, Gregg Loewen, and one other, as well as doing it myself. Some are not as good as others, no matter how good they tell you they are. Others also dont bring the gear they claim to use when you talk with them and hire them. It's a mixed bag, but what matters at the end is you are happy with the image and what you paid to get it.

One thing that can be said about Jeff Meier is that he "brings the gear"! Some of which no one else has!
post #11134 of 13477
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One thing that can be said about Jeff Meier is that he "brings the gear"! Some of which no one else has!

Accidental post.
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One thing that can be said about Jeff Meier is that he "brings the gear"! Some of which no one else has!

Accidental post.
If your post that mentioned UMR and Gregg Loewen needs correction, it would be great if you used the edit command to do that. smile.gif

As your post reads now, there is an implication that someone you have hired for calibration has not been accurate in describing the equipment that they will use for calibration.
Edited by htwaits - 3/18/13 at 8:11pm
post #11136 of 13477
Hello just fired up my VT50 for the first time. I am seeing red splotches on skin like a severe sunburn. The colors in general seem to be pretty far off. I didn't notice that issue with my GT50 at all. Is this a "issue" or just poor factory settings? I've already messed around with settings a bit but as i'm not a expert i'm just going by what seems to look good. Any thoughts?
post #11137 of 13477
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The lists I've collected are about owner responses to their professional calibrations. I haven't made it a point to collect the charts and tables that are produced by the calibrator. redface.gif

My mistake! I know that I posted about Jeff's calibration of my set a long time ago but never saw you mention you had included it. It may be there.
It's easy for me to miss posts where owners comment about the results of having a professional calibration. That seems to be the case for your post. If you can locate it, I'll be glad to include it.
post #11138 of 13477
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I ordered from Abes of Maine, and it is being shipped to me. If I find that Best Buy will somehow let me grab one for around $1800, is it easy to cancel with Abes of Maine? I went with the PayPal's Bill Me Later service.
If it's possible at all, it will probably cost you a restocking fee.
post #11139 of 13477
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Originally Posted by luvthefloyd View Post

Hello just fired up my VT50 for the first time. I am seeing red splotches on skin like a severe sunburn. The colors in general seem to be pretty far off. I didn't notice that issue with my GT50 at all. Is this a "issue" or just poor factory settings? I've already messed around with settings a bit but as i'm not a expert i'm just going by what seems to look good. Any thoughts?
Get an owner here to direct you to D-Nice's settings. That may be all you need.
post #11140 of 13477
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If your post that mentioned UMR and D-Nice needs correction, it would be great if you used the edit command to do that. smile.gif

As your post reads now, there is an implication that someone you have hired for calibration has not been accurate in describing the equipment that they will use for calibration.

There was an implication because it was a personal experience, but I really do not want to say any more. Things like this only cause hard feelings on places like this. Like I said, if someone is happy with the job, thats what matters most.
post #11141 of 13477
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

If your post that mentioned UMR and Gregg Loewen needs correction, it would be great if you used the edit command to do that. smile.gif

As your post reads now, there is an implication that someone you have hired for calibration has not been accurate in describing the equipment that they will use for calibration.

There was an implication because it was a personal experience, but I really do not want to say any more. Things like this only cause hard feelings on places like this. Like I said, if someone is happy with the job, thats what matters most.
You did mentioned names. What's with that?
Edited by htwaits - 3/18/13 at 8:13pm
post #11142 of 13477
I said Ive used Gregg, UMR and one other, as well as myself (meaning I have a good idea of the process). All the truth. I also have an issue with the service and result on one of my paid calibrations (Ive had many), but its not something I want to get into here. I just wanted to make note that not all are created equal, regardless of the fanfare on this site (as with all sites there is fanboyism).Get good referrals and spend your money wisely. At the end of the day, your happiness is paramount because its your money.
post #11143 of 13477
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Originally Posted by Karn View Post

I had this problem with my 4311 and I just had to set HDMI control to on in my receiver, You also have to make sure you are using the ARC capable HDMI input. It's HDMI 2 on my 65vt50. Hope that helps!

Thanks Karn. I will give that a try.
post #11144 of 13477
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Get an owner here to direct you to D-Nice's settings. That may be all you need.

I'll do a search, i'm sure its posted somewhere. Thanks. Is that super weird skin coloration a common factory setting issues? Seems strange the VT would have it but the GT wouldn't.
post #11145 of 13477
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Originally Posted by luvthefloyd View Post

I'll do a search, i'm sure its posted somewhere. Thanks. Is that super weird skin coloration a common factory setting issues? Seems strange the VT would have it but the GT wouldn't.

Are you using THX CInema? If so, Warm 2 is extremely warm, like 6100. You might like Warm 1 better, because even though THX Cinema is a nice mode, it still needs a calibration.
post #11146 of 13477
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Are you using THX CInema? If so, Warm 2 is extremely warm, like 6100. You might like Warm 1 better, because even though THX Cinema is a nice mode, it still needs a calibration.

I was yes. Would that explain the colors being so far off though? Is Warm a setting within the general picture settings?
post #11147 of 13477
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Originally Posted by luvthefloyd View Post

I'll do a search, i'm sure its posted somewhere. Thanks. Is that super weird skin coloration a common factory setting issues? Seems strange the VT would have it but the GT wouldn't.

D-Nice's Setting Thread. You may need to register (free) to view the thread.
post #11148 of 13477
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Originally Posted by luvthefloyd View Post

I was yes. Would that explain the colors being so far off though? Is Warm a setting within the general picture settings?

Yes, just go into the picture menu under THX Cinema and scroll down. Change it to Warm 1 and see if that isnt better for you. One good thing about THX mode is the colors are pretty accurate, just the grayscale is way red.
post #11149 of 13477
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Originally Posted by DWBoston View Post

My post-calibration report from Jeff looks pretty close to yours, if I remember it correctly. I'll post the file tonight when I get home.

Attached is my calibration report. DW - AccuCal Audio Report.pdf 449k .pdf file
post #11150 of 13477
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

Yes, just go into the picture menu under THX Cinema and scroll down. Change it to Warm 1 and see if that isnt better for you. One good thing about THX mode is the colors are pretty accurate, just the grayscale is way red.

I ended up going all the way down to normal and it didn't seem to help. I Changed to another blu-ray and also watched some HD cable. Same issue unusual blotches of colors on skin and the general color seemed way off, super vibrant greens and nearly black and white in other areas. Also a very pronounced tiling and haloing if i'm using those terms correctly in darker scenes. This doesn't really seem like setting issues for a top of the line unit or does it?
post #11151 of 13477
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Originally Posted by luvthefloyd View Post

I ended up going all the way down to normal and it didn't seem to help. I Changed to another blu-ray and also watched some HD cable. Same issue unusual blotches of colors on skin and the general color seemed way off, super vibrant greens and nearly black and white in other areas. Also a very pronounced tiling and haloing if i'm using those terms correctly in darker scenes. This doesn't really seem like setting issues for a top of the line unit or does it?

Sounds odd. To me, THX Cinema looks pretty good, just really needs grayscale work but the panasonics are generally very warm in Warm 2.
post #11152 of 13477
Well i have a GT50 so i have a sense of what it should look like when it's functioning properly. The colors are basically massively out of whack with lots of halos in the dark scenes. Just doesn't seem like a settings issue.
post #11153 of 13477
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Originally Posted by luvthefloyd View Post

Well i have a GT50 so i have a sense of what it should look like when it's functioning properly. The colors are basically massively out of whack with lots of halos in the dark scenes. Just doesn't seem like a settings issue.

There's something way off. I'd call Panasonic
post #11154 of 13477
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Originally Posted by luvthefloyd View Post

Well i have a GT50 so i have a sense of what it should look like when it's functioning properly. The colors are basically massively out of whack with lots of halos in the dark scenes. Just doesn't seem like a settings issue.

Do you have the TV hooked up via component by any chance?
post #11155 of 13477
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Do you have the TV hooked up via component by any chance?

Nope HDMI in both cases
post #11156 of 13477
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Originally Posted by luvthefloyd View Post

Nope HDMI in both cases

Ok. If you don't match red, green and blue up the colors would be way off like you have described. I hope you get it figured out, good luck.
post #11157 of 13477
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Originally Posted by tingham View Post

Ok. If you don't match red, green and blue up the colors would be way off like you have described. I hope you get it figured out, good luck.

Thanks. Going to give panasonic a call in the morning,
post #11158 of 13477
Would suggest that you reset to the factory defaults and try again.
post #11159 of 13477
I don't trust "price drops." Best Buy had the 65" VT50 "on sale" (about $400 off MSRP) ending Dec 31. Went back after the 1st and it was lowered another $400. Go figure.
post #11160 of 13477
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Originally Posted by dftkell View Post

Hello everyone,

I about to buy the VT55. I was going to purchase my mount from Parts Express. I've bought several in the past and they're a great value.

My question is, can I buy a mount that brings the TV close to the wall? Or will that not work because of the power cord?

Anyone with experience on this? What mounts do you recommend? I don't need a tilt, fixed is fine.

Thanks
Dan

I have my vt50 wall mounted using this one from Monoprice. http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082812&p_id=5918&seq=1&format=2

It's a nice mount, and has a built in level.. it brings the tv about an inch and half from the wall..The power plug does stick out a bit but this mount clears it fine without any mods..
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