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post #8491 of 13486
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Originally Posted by whipit View Post

I believe the ps3 can't do 3D and HD sound at the same time. If so I'd recommend a standalone player. Take a look at the panny DMP-BDT220, it has great reviews.

Originally Posted by pbmax77

I have a Denon AVR-590 receiver
My new Panasonic P65VT50 will be installed tomorrow. My blu ray player is my ps3.
Will I have any problems here with 3D output?
I want optimal picture and sound out of my new tv....can I achieve this with my receiver?

Hello pbmax77 & whipit: I can confirm that the PS3 Slim and the new 2012 PS3 pass both 3D and 5.1 DTS/Dolby Digital. ( It's a great Bluray player as well game console--so no real need to buy another bluray player if you already have the PS3) Jus make sure you are using one of the newer HDMI cables so you can pass 3D signal.

pbmax: I just checked the specs on the Denon AVR-590. It is NOT HDMI 1.4 capable so you may very well have issues passing 3D through the Denon AVR-590. However, do give it a try. If not, the work around is to connect PS3 directly to the VT50.
Edited by LBJ2 - 12/22/12 at 6:42am
post #8492 of 13486
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Originally Posted by windwaves View Post

OMG this sounds such an exaggeration ....... to put it nicely

It's not an exaggeration Chad does excellent work, pro calibration isn't for everyone, some choose to go the DIY route with great success, some find a preset they like or use someone else's setttings and are content. But to comment on something you don't have personal experience with to me is over the top.
post #8493 of 13486
Ok, brought my new P65VT50 home yesterday.............OMG! And this thing gets better after break in? Wow, I couldn't be happier.

A couple of questions. Can I watch a 3D movie during break-in? And how the hell do I get rid of the damn ads?

You pay this much money for a TV, you shouldn't have to look at ads. There is one during startup, and I have even intermittently

seen an ad when adjusting the volume.

Amazing TV!
post #8494 of 13486
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Originally Posted by kctay View Post

Ok, brought my new P65VT50 home yesterday.............OMG! And this thing gets better after break in? Wow, I couldn't be happier.
A couple of questions. Can I watch a 3D movie during break-in? And how the hell do I get rid of the damn ads?
You pay this much money for a TV, you shouldn't have to look at ads. There is one during startup, and I have even intermittently
seen an ad when adjusting the volume.
Amazing TV!

For the ads should be in Settings > Advanced Setup > Viera Connect Banner > Off Yeah you should be able to watch a 3d movie no problem just vary your content and keep your settings conservative. Enjoy smile.gif
post #8495 of 13486
Ok folks need a little bit of input. After 10 years with a Hitachi 57" rear projection HD TV (It served me quite well) I have made the switch and now the VERY Proud owner of the 65VT50. I have had it for right at about two months and just love it. I have tried several different custom set-ups and they are all much better than any of the pre-sets. I watched it on THX initially for the first month or so.

I think I "Missed" one setting and I am torn due to it. On the black level (In advanced picture) I see most everyone uses light. Mine has been set on dark. I must say I have loved the inky blacks, I mean it is black on that setting. Yesterday while watching the Avengers to see how the set "looked" I noticed a tradeoff so to speak. With it on light I can see a lot more of what is "In" the darker scenes. Take the scene where the Black Widow is being interrogated. With it on dark none of the structure of the building is evident in the dark areas. When this setting is on light it is. However when it is on the light setting the screen has the kind of look as if you have adjusted the exposure (say positive exposure compensation on a picture that was too dark) on a picture to me. I think this is just because I have had the set on the "Dark" setting and I am used to it. It does not look bad, just different I guess. In the scene where Tony and Pepper are in his penthouse after going onto the Arc Reactor on the "Dark" setting the lighter seam is not present on his shirt, but with it set on "light" the seam is. When this change is made though the screen becomes almost artificially light looking.

Also I have a Sony Google TV and I see a background shape on the home screen on "light" but do not see this on "dark". I do not have any calibration equipment nor do I see an opportunity in the near future for calibration, I am one of the many who relies on the great input from those on this forum.

Could you please provide me with your feedback on this? I have at times thought there were things I was not seeing due to the blacks being so dark. I now see that seeing into these blacks is possible, just not sure I am 100% thrilled with the way I am now seeing them. Nothing against the TV, I am in love with it and I think it is the BEST out there, and not just because I have it. Tons of research and reading here and other pro and consumer reviews lead me to it.

This set was a long time coming. We have been in our house for 4+ years and this was on the "To do list" for a long time. I finally have my 7.1 (just put in 4 in ceiling speakers) as well as a new AVR (Yamaha RX-A2010 purchased for less than 50% of retail as an open box) & this TV.

For the ones who have had the calibration done or done it yourself I would appreciate your feedback and if any of you care to experiment and give me your feedback as well I would appreciate it. I have it on light now and am trying to adjust to it.

Again even with this change the set looks awesome. To sum it up back to the Black Widow interrogation scene, when she is being tilted back in the chair, her hair is just redder on the dark setting than with it on light, which I think is a very good scene for you to experiment with.

Thank you in advance for your input and I wish each and all a very happy Holiday Season. My Holiday came a little early this year and I will be just fine watching “Ye Old Yule Log” in HD on Christmas Morning while my son is tearing up the wrapping paper!!!!!
post #8496 of 13486
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Originally Posted by goldmine848 View Post

I seriously considering the 55" I realize that each room is different. But I would appreciate a reaction. My room is bright in the daytime but the natural light comes from behind the tv and there are no overhead lights. Any reason to think a plasma cannot work in this environment?

I was checking out the VT the other day and Magnolia had ALL the lights cranked up in their showroom. The VT still looked great showing The Dark Knight. I mean ALL the lights. Some were even pointed directly at the display. Have no idea what they were thinking.
post #8497 of 13486
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Originally Posted by supernsa View Post

I was checking out the VT the other day and Magnolia had ALL the lights cranked up in their showroom. The VT still looked great showing The Dark Knight. I mean ALL the lights. Some were even pointed directly at the display. Have no idea what they were thinking.

The vt50 really shines in a dark room. Its pure bliss.
post #8498 of 13486
Had the technican come out and replace the A board yesterday to try to correct some of my issues. After the board replacement, my picture quality has gotten back to where it should be, or so I think, some things still don't look that good. Also, alot of the vertical lines have cleared up after the replacement, however there is still a group of 3 on the right side of the screen that go all the way down. I contacted Panasonic again but have yet to hear anything back. I'm hoping they'll just replace the panel this time. Also hoping they don't need the technician to give them a review of what it was like. He never even looked at the issue. He just came in, opened the tv, replaced the board, and left. He told me if the problems still exist, that I should check out some other VT50's around town and if they didn't display the issue, contact Panasonic and let them know and there maybe a panel issue. So I did, and confirmed that the VT50's I saw never had the three lines on the right side or the flickering/flashing I see occasionally. I've reported back to Panasonic. Any idea what they might do next? They already replaced the A board (video), what else can they try before just replacing the tv?
post #8499 of 13486
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Originally Posted by whipit View Post

I believe the ps3 can't do 3D and HD sound at the same time. If so I'd recommend a standalone player. Take a look at the panny DMP-BDT220, it has great reviews.

Partly true. It can do DTS-HD MA but not Dolby TrueHD. This does require firmware 3.7 or higher.
post #8500 of 13486
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Originally Posted by sillysally View Post

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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

To put it nicely, what's your contribution?

There are a lot of folks that think that way.
My own brother just got a new sharp 80", I offered to give him a 21 point grayscale/RGB/Gamma and a 3D LUT cube 125 point CMS full calibration for free (of-course) if he got a eecolor cube for $600. He passed.

Note; for this type of high end calibration you would need at-least a eecolor cube in your chain to process and store this type of calibration, I use a Lumagen Mini 3D for my VT50.
Normal calibration that most folks get from a pro calibrator is a 10 point grayscale/RGB/Gamma and a 6 point CMS.

This link shows two charts from my latest 21 point grayscale and 3D LUT cube 125 point verification chart.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1423111/calman-5-release-notes-and-discussion/630#post_22729749

ss
There's no way to explain brothers. wink.gif
post #8501 of 13486
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Originally Posted by skyjuice View Post

My VT50 is less than a week old so I'm still tinkering a bit.
I have a Marantz 1403 with ARC and this is how I pass through signals from my cable box, dvd, and AppleTV.
One challenge I'm having is figuring how to run the TV's audio through the my Marantz for watching Viera Apps(Netflix, Amazon, etc).
Does the ARC HDMI travel both ways between my TV and receiver? Or do I need to run a separate HDMI between the two?
In the VT50's setup, I have selected Theater as the audio output and turned the TV speakers off.
You will have to audio out from the TV back to the receiver. HDMI is not an option.
post #8502 of 13486
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Originally Posted by skyjuice View Post

My VT50 is less than a week old so I'm still tinkering a bit.
I have a Marantz 1403 with ARC and this is how I pass through signals from my cable box, dvd, and AppleTV.
One challenge I'm having is figuring how to run the TV's audio through the my Marantz for watching Viera Apps(Netflix, Amazon, etc).
Does the ARC HDMI travel both ways between my TV and receiver? Or do I need to run a separate HDMI between the two?
In the VT50's setup, I have selected Theater as the audio output and turned the TV speakers off.

I don't see that anyone ever answered this question for you. I too am having problems grasping how ARC works exactly. I have my blueray, and set top cable box hooked up to my ARC compatible receiver via HDMI, then HDMI out to the TV. So say if I'm watching cable tv, so my receiver HDMI input is set to "Cable", but then I want to watch Netflix from the TV menu, what do I set the receiver to for Audio to get audio on my receiver from my tv via ARC? If I leave the receiver on "Cable", with Netflix selected from the TV menu, I still hear the cable box audio. I'm not sure where to post this question exactly.

Verizon fios set top box
Panasonic Blueray 3D
P65VT50 TV
Yamaha RX-V373 Receiver
post #8503 of 13486
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Originally Posted by kctay View Post

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Originally Posted by skyjuice View Post

My VT50 is less than a week old so I'm still tinkering a bit.
I have a Marantz 1403 with ARC and this is how I pass through signals from my cable box, dvd, and AppleTV.
One challenge I'm having is figuring how to run the TV's audio through the my Marantz for watching Viera Apps(Netflix, Amazon, etc).
Does the ARC HDMI travel both ways between my TV and receiver? Or do I need to run a separate HDMI between the two?
In the VT50's setup, I have selected Theater as the audio output and turned the TV speakers off.

I don't see that anyone ever answered this question for you. I too am having problems grasping how ARC works exactly. I have my blueray, and set top cable box hooked up to my ARC compatible receiver via HDMI, then HDMI out to the TV. So say if I'm watching cable tv, so my receiver HDMI input is set to "Cable", but then I want to watch Netflix from the TV menu, what do I set the receiver to for Audio to get audio on my receiver from my tv via ARC? If I leave the receiver on "Cable", with Netflix selected from the TV menu, I still hear the cable box audio. I'm not sure where to post this question exactly.

Verizon fios set top box
Panasonic Blueray 3D
P65VT50 TV
Yamaha RX-V373 Receiver

I don't have ARC on my receiver so I don't have direct experience but yes the audio should travel both directions along HDMI. I do know only one input on the vt50 is ARC and I believe that is input 2, so make sure you are using that input.
post #8504 of 13486
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Originally Posted by kctay View Post

I don't see that anyone ever answered this question for you. I too am having problems grasping how ARC works exactly. I have my blueray, and set top cable box hooked up to my ARC compatible receiver via HDMI, then HDMI out to the TV. So say if I'm watching cable tv, so my receiver HDMI input is set to "Cable", but then I want to watch Netflix from the TV menu, what do I set the receiver to for Audio to get audio on my receiver from my tv via ARC? If I leave the receiver on "Cable", with Netflix selected from the TV menu, I still hear the cable box audio. I'm not sure where to post this question exactly.
Verizon fios set top box
Panasonic Blueray 3D
P65VT50 TV
Yamaha RX-V373 Receiver

On the Onkyo receivers, you need to switch the receiver to "TV/CD" (and you must be connected to the HDMI 2 input on the TV, which has ARC capability) to get the TV audio back through the receiver.
post #8505 of 13486
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Originally Posted by Oh2Smooth View Post

I don't have ARC on my receiver so I don't have direct experience but yes the audio should travel both directions along HDMI. I do know only one input on the vt50 is ARC and I believe that is input 2, so make sure you are using that input.

Are you sure it's HDMI input 2 on the TV? I went to this Panasonic link, on setting up audio, and for ARC it said HDMI 1.

http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vSupportHowToGuideDetail?storeId=15001&idval=UCM_STG_CNT_042874&catname=VIERA%26%23174%3B+Flat-Panel+HDTVs&title=HowToConnectToAnAudioSystem&cm_sp=TC-P42X3-Support+HowToGuide-_-Middle-_-HowToConnectToAnAudioSystem

I believe I have the connection correct, but what do I set the receiver on? As per my example, I am watching TV though the cable box input via the receiver, so the receiver is set on "Cable / TV" to access the signal from my set top box which is plugged into the back of the receiver via HDMI. If I then want to watch Netflix from the TV menu which requires the audio signal to then come from the TV to the receiver via ARC, do I change the input selection on the Receiver? Because when I enable Netflix from the TV, I still keep hearing the Cable / TV audio through the receiver.
post #8506 of 13486
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Originally Posted by kctay View Post

Are you sure it's HDMI input 2 on the TV? I went to this Panasonic link, on setting up audio, and for ARC it said HDMI 1.
http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vSupportHowToGuideDetail?storeId=15001&idval=UCM_STG_CNT_042874&catname=VIERA%26%23174%3B+Flat-Panel+HDTVs&title=HowToConnectToAnAudioSystem&cm_sp=TC-P42X3-Support+HowToGuide-_-Middle-_-HowToConnectToAnAudioSystem
I believe I have the connection correct, but what do I set the receiver on? As per my example, I am watching TV though the cable box input via the receiver, so the receiver is set on "Cable / TV" to access the signal from my set top box which is plugged into the back of the receiver via HDMI. If I then want to watch Netflix from the TV menu which requires the audio signal to then come from the TV to the receiver via ARC, do I change the input selection on the Receiver? Because when I enable Netflix from the TV, I still keep hearing the Cable / TV audio through the receiver.

HDMI 2 input on the TV has a little "ARC" label next to it....

See page 11 of the manual as well. HDMI 2 says "ARC".
post #8507 of 13486
gentlemen, 65VT50 owner here, and I just took the leap and bought a dedicated BR player (BDT 220)

I have searched this thread, (and the BD one too) for bits and pieces of info for my question, but instead I'll just ask here:

24P, I want this for BD content, so where do I set my TV?..(which rate)?

please discuss when I should set it at 48hz, 60hz, and 96hz
is there one setting I should "set it and forget it" (apologies to RonCo)

I've obviously seen the posts about flicker at some of these settings, and also that what might be good for 2D, may not be right for 3D.

any info would be greatly appreciated

Bill
post #8508 of 13486
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Originally Posted by DWBoston View Post

HDMI 2 input on the TV has a little "ARC" label next to it....
See page 11 of the manual as well. HDMI 2 says "ARC".

Thanks DWBoston, I had scanned the manual quite a few times and overlooked that. I was trying to make something more complicated than it had to be. Now, when selecting Netflix on the TV, the receiver automatically shuts down the audio coming from the cable box, and uses the audio source from the TV!

Thank you very much for the help!
post #8509 of 13486
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

gentlemen, 65VT50 owner here, and I just took the leap and bought a dedicated BR player (BDT 220)
I have searched this thread, (and the BD one too) for bits and pieces of info for my question, but instead I'll just ask here:
24P, I want this for BD content, so where do I set my TV?..(which rate)?
please discuss when I should set it at 48hz, 60hz, and 96hz
is there one setting I should "set it and forget it" (apologies to RonCo)
I've obviously seen the posts about flicker at some of these settings, and also that what might be good for 2D, may not be right for 3D.
any info would be greatly appreciated
Bill

Just set your Blu Ray player to source direct and your VT50 will pick up on the fact your BD is 1080P 24. There is no setting in the VT50 for that.
Set your BR player to 4.2.2 also.
I think the default in the VT50 is 60HZ so I would just leave that setting alone.
I would turn off orbiter and all enhancement (found in advanced picture menu) setting for your BD's. I would also trun off Contour emphasis and AGC (found in the pro settings last page)
Set screen format to Full, size 1
In the advanced setup menu, you can disable the add banner when your VT50 first turns on.

ss
post #8510 of 13486
Thank you for the reply, but I am really looking for the WHY in the settings, why 48/60/96

And you bring up another why for me:
Why 4:4:2 instead of 4:4:4
In the end I will want to do what is correct and best, but I'd also like to know the why as well
post #8511 of 13486
I prefer the 96hz setting for my 1080p/24 blu ray playback.
post #8512 of 13486
Please help - can't get audio out via HDMI!!!

Hello,

I have a 65" VT50 and I'm trying to stream netflix on the TV through the internal netflix app. I tried turning off the internal speakers. I've tried a number of HDMI (1-4) connections on the TV. I can't figure out how to get the TV to transmit audio to my Denon receiver. My DVR and DVD player work fine via hdmi to my Denon receiver.
post #8513 of 13486
I posted this in the 2012 Panasonic 2012-compatible 3D Glasses Thread and I'm re-posting it here for anyone that has been keeping an eye out on the 2012 original Panasonic 3D glasses to come down in price before purchasing them.

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Alright all you hold outs, Sears has the Panasonic TY-ER3D4MUs on sale for $29.97. After sales tax and shipping mine came out to $38. I took a closer look to see if i could avoid the shipping charges and found out that even though there is no ship to store option you could avoid it if you spend at least $40 on their website. What the heck wink.gif I went ahead and bought a second one as well and my total came out to $65.07 out the door.

I think these are the lowest prices for these glasses so far this year. Go get em ' biggrin.gif
post #8514 of 13486
Sweet deal! Literally half of what I just paid at Best Buy (after price matching Amazon). I will be making a return and ordering from Sears.
post #8515 of 13486
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Originally Posted by stoli412 View Post

Sweet deal! Literally half of what I just paid at Best Buy (after price matching Amazon). I will be making a return and ordering from Sears.

Thanks! Just picked up two more from Sears to give me 4 Panasonic pairs and 4 of the compatible Samsung pairs. Party time!!
Edited by scirica - 12/23/12 at 2:20pm
post #8516 of 13486
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Originally Posted by boe View Post

Please help - can't get audio out via HDMI!!!
Hello,
I have a 65" VT50 and I'm trying to stream netflix on the TV through the internal netflix app. I tried turning off the internal speakers. I've tried a number of HDMI (1-4) connections on the TV. I can't figure out how to get the TV to transmit audio to my Denon receiver. My DVR and DVD player work fine via hdmi to my Denon receiver.

Boe, if you go back one page this was the very question I was asking that someone helped me with. Make sure you have the HDMI cable running from the out on the receiver going to the HDMI2 on the tv, that is the ARC input. Then make sure you have ARC turned on at the receiver as well.
post #8517 of 13486
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Originally Posted by Chere View Post

I posted this in the 2012 Panasonic 2012-compatible 3D Glasses Thread and I'm re-posting it here for anyone that has been keeping an eye out on the 2012 original Panasonic 3D glasses to come down in price before purchasing them.
Quote:
Alright all you hold outs, Sears has the Panasonic TY-ER3D4MUs on sale for $29.97. After sales tax and shipping mine came out to $38. I took a closer look to see if i could avoid the shipping charges and found out that even though there is no ship to store option you could avoid it if you spend at least $40 on their website. What the heck wink.gif I went ahead and bought a second one as well and my total came out to $65.07 out the door.
I think these are the lowest prices for these glasses so far this year. Go get em ' biggrin.gif

This is excellent, thank you. I just purchased mine from Best Buy but will be heading there late tonight(to avoid Christmas shoppers) for a price match.

I am going to post this info on the VT50 deals thread.
post #8518 of 13486
I just received my 65" VT50! I can't wait to get this bad boy unboxed and up and running.

Then the wait begins. I'm starting the slides for 100 hours.
post #8519 of 13486
PC Richars delivered my 65VT50 today and the two dude unboxed it and set it up in my stand...>Very nice guys from Ukraine

PC richards also threw in a Panasonic 2.1 Soundbar with wireless sub that can be turned in to 2 separate speakers or sound bar.

A $250 value for free...Not bad and it improves the sound from the speakers on the set.

This will hold me over until I can get a nice receiver.



I am blown away at the pq but also by the way the tv looks when it is off. It screams classy and expensive.

I am using THX Brightnness for gaming and CNET Custom for Cable or Blu Ray
post #8520 of 13486
Glad you like it. Best picture money can buy currently. I also agree it screams class and luxury. Its one sheet of glass and metal design is superb. It feels solid too, you can tell its made with quality in mind. The vt50 is no joke.
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