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no haven't reset it yet was hoping to avoid that as I've changed a whole bunch of settings and would rather not have to redo all that if possible, tho I'm guessing if I call Panasonic that's the first thing they'll have me do.
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I just had my 2nd panasonic plasma die again. First one lasted 10 months, second one 11 months. Panasonic says they wont cover me. I guess they are in the disposable tv business. They are not willing to stand behind their products. I will never buy another Panasonic product ever!
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Well I know the 55" is now available in my market in NYC/LI. So we should have some owners soon and as soon as the 65"er is available I will be one of the test dummies. Look forward to hearing your reports.


EDIT: Well I can say now for having the set for almost a week it's the best display I have owned hands down. Blacks are incredible contrast is great i really have yet to find a problem with it I haven't had an ounce of IR even and I have already gamed for about 5 hours watched about 8 hours of 2:35 to 1 movies. If your thinking about it JUST BUY IT!!! I am by no means a professional but it blows my 2 year old Samsung 8 series out of the water..
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Looks like the bots are out in full force biggrin.gif

So anyone ever get the 'no input signal' screen when its clear you are outputting a signal? I've noticed recently that if I switch back and forth between inputs that sometimes when I switch to my BR input that the TV doesn't recognize that there's a signal. In all cases its the BR input and power cycling the TV corrects it.
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that's exactly what I've been trying to do but the option to turn the tv speakers on is grayed out.
I'll go ahead and call Panasonic (tv is like 2 weeks old) but in meantime I hooked up my roku device and that runs thru my receiver so it's a better option anyways tho obv need to get this resolved regardless.
now my only problem is the sound on Netflix is only coming out of my two source speakers + center channel but not my sub.
settings on Netflix are 5.1 and the sub works on all my other inputs so no idea why it wouldn't be getting a signal when I watch Netflix.
I have a pioneer elite tsx 01 receiver and all Martin Logan speakers.
I know this isn't an audio thread but figured bunch of ppl in here would be familiar with these components.
anyways thanks for all the quick responses I've really gained so much lurking these forums. can't thank u guys enough.
cheers.

for netflix, is the source a 5.1? For example, i was excited to watch transformers dark of the moon in streaming, but then once i played it, i realized i was getting simulated surround not true 5.1. going back in I checked if 5.1 was available and the icon was not on the streaming version frown.gif

also, don't forget to set your video setting for netflix as that is different than regular viewing. i forgot that the first time.
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Originally Posted by robotman1111 View Post

I just had my 2nd panasonic plasma die again. First one lasted 10 months, second one 11 months. Panasonic says they wont cover me. I guess they are in the disposable tv business. They are not willing to stand behind their products. I will never buy another Panasonic product ever!

First post, really? There goes the credibility factor.
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First post, really? There goes the credibility factor.

There's a couple of bots making the rounds. Saw one on the f8500 thread even.
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There's a couple of bots making the rounds. Saw one on the f8500 thread even.

did the BOT in his name give it away?
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shhh, don't giveaway the trade secrets wink.gif

the bot in both their names definitely helped biggrin.gif
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did the BOT in his name give it away?

That is very funny! 1 post, dude has bot in his name. Made me look at the Panasonic in my garage though, mfg date is June 2005 watched it every day until it was relegated to the garage when my VT50 created the plasma shuffle in my home.
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for netflix, is the source a 5.1?
also, don't forget to set your video setting for netflix as that is different than regular viewing. i forgot that the first time.

while I did make sure to set the roku audio options to 5.1 I didn't consider that the movie I was watching might not have been broadcasting in 5.1. that was most likely the issue, thanks!

cheers.
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hey guys I hope this question doesn't get me flamed. I did a search and was a little overwhelmed so figured I'd give it a shot here.
I'm in LA and was wondering if anyone knows a good local calibrator? ATM I'm just using the recommended settings from cnet but after I get past the 150hr mark I'd def be interested in getting a professional calibration. any input greatly appreciated.
thanks.
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Originally Posted by rbk21 View Post

hey guys I hope this question doesn't get me flamed. I did a search and was a little overwhelmed so figured I'd give it a shot here.
I'm in LA and was wondering if anyone knows a good local calibrator? ATM I'm just using the recommended settings from cnet but after I get past the 150hr mark I'd def be interested in getting a professional calibration. any input greatly appreciated.
thanks.

Try looking at the links in the bottom of his post (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1408338/official-panasonic-vt50-owners-thread/11460#post_23144735)
Also probably better to post here if you are looking for a calibrator. (http://www.avsforum.com/t/586330/isf-calibrators-where-are-you-located-please-post-here#post_6278833)

ss
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Originally Posted by elvinps2626 View Post

you can try:
1) go to the Menu of the Tv
2) then Audio
3) Advance Audio
4) Go to TV Speakers ( If they are OFF, put them back ON)
then all you option from AUDIO will not be Grayed out.
Hope this works.

that's exactly what I've been trying to do but the option to turn the tv speakers on is grayed out.
Try setting the input to "Antenna/Cable" and see if you can change the setting.

If that doesn't work, try disconnecting all HDMI cables, as it's possible (but very unlikely) that something in the handshake is causing the TV to refuse to use the internal speakers.

If that still doesn't work, it's definitely a "call for repairs" issue.
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

So anyone ever get the 'no input signal' screen when its clear you are outputting a signal? I've noticed recently that if I switch back and forth between inputs that sometimes when I switch to my BR input that the TV doesn't recognize that there's a signal. In all cases its the BR input and power cycling the TV corrects it.
I don't have issues where I need to reset to get the TV to recognize the input, but I see the "no input signal" screen more than I'd expect to, even when I'm pretty sure the source is sending a signal. Just switching inputs on the VT50 sometimes shows the banner.

I wish there was a timeout you could set (say 5-20 seconds) before the banner displays.
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Originally Posted by rbk21 View Post

hey guys I hope this question doesn't get me flamed. I did a search and was a little overwhelmed so figured I'd give it a shot here.
I'm in LA and was wondering if anyone knows a good local calibrator? ATM I'm just using the recommended settings from cnet but after I get past the 150hr mark I'd def be interested in getting a professional calibration. any input greatly appreciated.
thanks.
David Abrams is located in LA. UMR and D-Nice do tours to your area.

David Abrams
dave@avical.com

Jeff Meier (UMR)
jeff@accucalhd.com

DeWayne Davis (D-Nice)
d-nice@audiovideofidelity.com

Check post number two in the "owner's report" thread for reverences. You'll find that they are all good. wink.gif
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Can anyone redirect me for an answer to the below question: ??

I see that Panasonic has an adapter that would allow me to play Playstation1,2 and old Xbox games.
component AV adapter part# k2kyyyy00199. $15
I was wondering that in all likelihood you would have to play most games in 4:3 format-- (or Full format- which still has some black bars) which is considered not healthy for TV for long-term use? A Problem? Any feedback? Thanks Also--

P.S. I saw one guys post that he tried this and with component he got clear picture-but all black and white, and when he used composite he got everything-but poor picture quality.
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Originally Posted by ajuice View Post

I was wondering that in all likelihood you would have to play most games in 4:3 format-- (or Full format- which still has some black bars) which is considered not healthy for TV for long-term use? A Problem? Any feedback?
If you're asking if watching mostly 4x3 source material could cause uneven aging of the pixels of your display, the answer is yes. If such material is just part of a lot of other types of sources, then it shouldn't be a problem.
Edited by htwaits - 4/5/13 at 9:06pm
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Originally Posted by rbk21 View Post

hey guys I hope this question doesn't get me flamed. I did a search and was a little overwhelmed so figured I'd give it a shot here.
I'm in LA and was wondering if anyone knows a good local calibrator? ATM I'm just using the recommended settings from cnet but after I get past the 150hr mark I'd def be interested in getting a professional calibration. any input greatly appreciated.
thanks.

If we got a group we might get chad b out this far wink.gif
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Is there an HDMI problem with some of these TVs? I have had the handshake problem with my old SONY SXRD XBR tv. But this is weird. On two occasions, since I bought the TV in January, I have had a problem where the screen just turns into soundless visual black and white static(kind of like the opening of some HBO shows) and something we used to see on analog TVs.
The first time, just unplugging the HDMI cable wasnt enough. I had to turn off the TV and cable box. The second time, i just had to unplug the HDMI and the TV set. Also, the second time, in addition to the black and white static screen, you see a slight colored pink purplish discoloration on the border of the screen while the static was going on.,



This is not something I can reproduce consistently as it happened only twice. Do I just live with this?
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^^^^
Try a new HDMI High speed cable, at-least 6 feet long. Like these
http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/hdmi-cables/hdmi-cable.htm

Or maybe your cable box.

ss.
Edited by sillysally - 4/5/13 at 9:26pm
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^^^^
Try a new HDMI High speed cable, at-least 6 feet long. Like these
http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/hdmi-cables/hdmi-cable.htm

Or maybe your cable box.

ss.
+1 But I would say any HDMI cable that he may have sitting around as a spare if possible. And also try using a different HDMI input on the tv.
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Originally Posted by mantar View Post

Is there an HDMI problem with some of these TVs? I have had the handshake problem with my old SONY SXRD XBR tv. But this is weird. On two occasions, since I bought the TV in January, I have had a problem where the screen just turns into soundless visual black and white static(kind of like the opening of some HBO shows) and something we used to see on analog TVs.
The first time, just unplugging the HDMI cable wasnt enough. I had to turn off the TV and cable box. The second time, i just had to unplug the HDMI and the TV set. Also, the second time, in addition to the black and white static screen, you see a slight colored pink purplish discoloration on the border of the screen while the static was going on.,



This is not something I can reproduce consistently as it happened only twice. Do I just live with this?

Is it off of only 1 input such as a BluRay player?
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Has anyone else here had issues with HDMI/ARC just mysteriously losing the connection?
I have a VT50 and a Yamaha a3010, all was connected properly thrilled the hdmi2 port on the tv and after months of functionality, it just seemed to have lost the handshake and I had a devil of a time getting it back to working order last night/this morning.

I swapped out cables, followed the procedure dozens of times to get the 2 units to talk to each other. I finally got it to work but didn't really know what went wrong, or what specifically exactly I did RIGHT to fix it again

Any assistance is appreciated

Bill
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Calibration Monday, woohoo!
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

Has anyone else here had issues with HDMI/ARC just mysteriously losing the connection?
I have a VT50 and a Yamaha a3010, all was connected properly thrilled the hdmi2 port on the tv and after months of functionality, it just seemed to have lost the handshake and I had a devil of a time getting it back to working order last night/this morning.

I swapped out cables, followed the procedure dozens of times to get the 2 units to talk to each other. I finally got it to work but didn't really know what went wrong, or what specifically exactly I did RIGHT to fix it again

Any assistance is appreciated

Bill
I had problems with ARC working when it felt like it. I ran a toslink cable from tv to AVR? Problem solved and no loss of audio quality.
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I had problems with ARC working when it felt like it. I ran a toslink cable from tv to AVR? Problem solved and no loss of audio quality.

I do like being able to control the receivers barrio via my Panasonic Blu-ray's volume switch and have everything on one remote control not sure that that's available if I use the toslink connection
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

I do like being able to control the receivers barrio via my Panasonic Blu-ray's volume switch and have everything on one remote control not sure that that's available if I use the toslink connection
Im not sure either. I have a Harmony remote.
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Hi Bill. Sometimes if you do anything with the hdmi cables like switch ports or swap in/out new devices while the components are still powered on can cause handshake issues. The remedy is to simply power everything off then make the changes and then power everything back on again. Not sure if this is what happened in your case.
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Originally Posted by LBJ2 View Post

Hi Bill. Sometimes if you do anything with the hdmi cables like switch ports or swap in/out new devices while the components are still powered on can cause handshake issues. The remedy is to simply power everything off then make the changes and then power everything back on again. Not sure if this is what happened in your case.
Good point. And sometimes if you dont power them on in the same sequence every time you can run into handshake issues. So if all you want to do is switch from watching a Viera app to watching a bluray you may have to power everything off and back on in the right sequence to get it all to work right. Thats why I abandoned ARC. Just too much trouble for no real gain.
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

I do like being able to control the receivers barrio via my Panasonic Blu-ray's volume switch and have everything on one remote control not sure that that's available if I use the toslink connection

I don't think that the volume control is a ARC function--rather, it's a CEC function. Both are semi-reliable when using components from a single manufacturer, and can be totally unreliable when using multiple manufacturer components.

You can blame that on the studios copy protection requirements that are part of the HDMI "standard." The handshaking is pretty solid when there is only one source and one display. Add more of anything else in the path--receiver, video switch, et al--and it all kinds of compatibility problems rears it's ugly head. From differing HDMI versions to handshaking inconsistencies.

As LBJ2 said, power everything off, before make any connection changes. Then power on devices one at a time starting with displays first and move down the chain till you finally get to the source. I have two displays (one is a VT50) hooked onto a 4x4 switch, a receiver, and multiple sources. Whenever I encounter a hiccup, that's the sequence I have to go through to make sure all the devices work properly since they all the devices get the correct EDID information.
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