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55VT50 D-Sub input support 1080p ?
post #8612 of 13486
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Originally Posted by Amidas View Post

55VT50 D-Sub input support 1080p ?

That info is on page 155 in e-help. 1280x768 is the max resolution. If you go to a lower res you can up the frequency for less flicker.
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For those that have compared 3d glasses on the VT sets, is there a general consensus as far as what glasses are best? Looking to grab a few pair for a 65" VT50 and not sure what to get.
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Silly question for most, I'm sure, but does anyone know the dimensions of the box the 65" model of this TV comes in? I'm going to be picking one up and not sure the box will fit through the rear opening in my SUV.
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Originally Posted by DSA444 View Post

Silly question for most, I'm sure, but does anyone know the dimensions of the box the 65" model of this TV comes in? I'm going to be picking one up and not sure the box will fit through the rear opening in my SUV.

Carton Dimensions Height [inches (mm)] 40.7" (1,032 mm) 34.7" (880 mm)
Width [inches (mm)] 67.5" (1,713 mm) 59.7" (1,516 mm)
Depth [inches (mm)] 14.1" (357 mm) 11.2" (284 mm)
Gross Weight [lbs (kg)] 127.9 lbs (58 kg)
post #8616 of 13486
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

For those that have compared 3d glasses on the VT sets, is there a general consensus as far as what glasses are best? Looking to grab a few pair for a 65" VT50 and not sure what to get.

We have the Panasonic and Samsung glasses. I prefer the Pansonic glasses only because they wrap around and block your peripheral vision. The Samsung glasses work better for a friend of mine with glasses. Image quality is identical IMO.
post #8617 of 13486
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Originally Posted by Todd68 View Post

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Originally Posted by fookoo_2010 View Post

That is your opinion, but one not based upon seeing a professionally calibrated 65VT50.

I guess anything can be improved some, if a pro calibration made a huge improvement over my custom settings, I would be surprised. But not saying I won't go that route sometime out of curiosity. Plus each set that gets calibrated would be at a different level of accuracy, so some would see a huge improvement some not.

If the VT 50 fails to WOW someone, it definitely needs some attention!
If you check out the reports from plasma owners who have had their displays calibrated by the professionals who are active here at AVS, you will find that one of the most common remarks is "I didn't think that the picture quality could be improved over the settings that I was using but ... ". smile.gifwink.gif

Check the link in the signature area at the bottom of my post.
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The person who posted directy above this post has removed his post so the response I gave is no longer relevant.
Edited by Glashub - 12/28/12 at 2:07pm
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Originally Posted by Glashub View Post

^^^^^^
Mmmmm, let me think about it......you're nuts.
But that said, if it doesn't harm anyone else and you think it works...who am I to judge?

You obviously didn't do your research:

"The great news is that our industry leading… cryogenically treated QS Audio & Video Contact Enhancer is affordably priced at only $109.00 MSRP for a complete QS Kit..."

It's cryogenically treated! wink.gif

Wow. There really must be one born every minute...

Edit: It's refreshing to see snake oil in actual liquid form though. The various metal thingies, while entertaining at first, do get old after a while.
Edited by willieconway - 12/28/12 at 12:00pm
post #8620 of 13486
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Originally Posted by Todd68 View Post

I guess you can't judge since you didn't and won't try it. If you think connection signal loss and distortion is a myth that's fine too.
Cheers!

Just having some fun with you as you have innocently stepped into very controversial waters. smile.gif
post #8621 of 13486
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Originally Posted by Todd68 View Post

I guess you can't judge since you didn't and won't try it. If you think connection signal loss and distortion is a myth that's fine too.
Cheers!

Whether it works or not, you just paid a lot of money for what's essentially a $5.00 tube of silver thermal paste in a fancy package.
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Originally Posted by Todd68 View Post

Off topic but thought I would share my experience with Extreme AV Quick Silver Gold contact enhancer I used for my video cables. WARNING! This stuff can cause shorts if over applied, so I don't recommend it for HDMI cables. But for the brave, as long as you don't over apply and be sure wipe off any residue that gets on the cable end with alcohol it is a safe tweak, I never had a problem.
It only takes a tiny bit to work I just dip the applicator tip in the enhancer then wipe off the excess with paper towel. It was easier to just dap the end of the brush in the HDMI contact holes on the cables and then clean any residue from the connector end with alcohol. I treated two HDMI cables, one from Directv to Oppo player and one out to my VT50.
Unless I am nuts, I gained clarity, detail ,contrast and a more natural film like quality to the picture.
Again this tweak needs to be done with care and I don't want to hear from anyone who tries it and has problems! The enhancer is mainly meant to be used with RCA and simplier type connections not HDMI unless you can be sure not over apply and cause shorting problems.
Why are you bringing this nonsense to our beloved VT50 thread? Even if I did think that higher quality contacts used on HDMI cables actually improved "clarity, detail ,contrast and a more natural film like quality to the picture", I would never put this crap near my cables.
post #8623 of 13486
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Originally Posted by jcm304 View Post

Why are you bringing this nonsense to our beloved VT50 thread? Even if I did think that higher quality contacts used on HDMI cables actually improved "clarity, detail ,contrast and a more natural film like quality to the picture", I would never put this crap near my cables.

Good for you. SEE YA!
post #8624 of 13486
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Originally Posted by jcm304 View Post

Why are you bringing this nonsense to our beloved VT50 thread?

Everything you see or do based on others input is for a profit or simply sharing and it doesn't take much to discern between the two. Responses are the quickest way to learn of the two. smile.gif
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Sounds to me like he's trying to sell things. Unnecessary on a plasma thread.
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Originally Posted by jcm304 View Post

Why are you bringing this nonsense to our beloved VT50 thread? Even if I did think that higher quality contacts used on HDMI cables actually improved "clarity, detail ,contrast and a more natural film like quality to the picture", I would never put this crap near my cables.

I deleted my original post, delete yours and it will no longer litter this thread, if Id of known I would get hassled for sharing a positive (to me) experience, I would never have bothered to post it.
Edited by Todd68 - 12/28/12 at 5:02pm
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Originally Posted by Semp1 View Post

Sounds to me like he's trying to sell things. Unnecessary on a plasma thread.

Sell what? You saying I sell Extreme AV products? Sorry bud, I am not a seller of anything! I wish all who responded just delete their post and be done with it, simple as that! That way useless bashing and personal disrespect aimed at me would stop.

Cheers!
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Ok guys I am replacing my Denon AVR-590 with a Denon AVR-1713.
This will be paired with my Panasonic P65VT50. My PS3 is my blu ray player. I also have a wii u deluxe and a cable box hooked up.

I've been reading a lot about the ARC(audio return) feature. Should I use this feature with my new setup? I'm assuming it will replace the optical audio cable on the 590? HDMI 2 on the TV is the ARC slot.

Any help is appreciated.
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

If you check out the reports from plasma owners who have had their displays calibrated by the professionals who are active here at AVS, you will find that one of the most common remarks is "I didn't think that the picture quality could be improved over the settings that I was using but ... ". smile.gifwink.gif
Check the link in the signature area at the bottom of my post.

Thanks, I am interested in getting my set calibrated eventually. I think the DIY route would be interesting but I am thinking calibration is a learned skill through experience so I would never get the full benefit anyway unless I hire a pro.

I live in PA is there a recommended calibrater in my area?
post #8630 of 13486
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Originally Posted by pbmax77 View Post

Ok guys I am replacing my Denon AVR-590 with a Denon AVR-1713.
This will be paired with my Panasonic P65VT50. My PS3 is my blu ray player. I also have a wii u deluxe and a cable box hooked up.
I've been reading a lot about the ARC(audio return) feature. Should I use this feature with my new setup? I'm assuming it will replace the optical audio cable on the 590? HDMI 2 on the TV is the ARC slot.
Any help is appreciated.
You won't need to use the network streaming features on the TV since you have the PS3 so you really wouldn't need to mess with ARC.
post #8631 of 13486
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Originally Posted by pbmax77 View Post

Ok guys I am replacing my Denon AVR-590 with a Denon AVR-1713.
This will be paired with my Panasonic P65VT50. My PS3 is my blu ray player. I also have a wii u deluxe and a cable box hooked up.
I've been reading a lot about the ARC(audio return) feature. Should I use this feature with my new setup? I'm assuming it will replace the optical audio cable on the 590? HDMI 2 on the TV is the ARC slot.
Any help is appreciated.

For what it's worth, I've been using HDMI 2 since day one with my receiver and I have had no issues with ARC.
post #8632 of 13486
You'll want to use ARC if you'll be using any of the TV's streaming apps. If your A/V receiver is doing the HDMI switching, then there's otherwise little point.
post #8633 of 13486
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Originally Posted by Todd68 View Post

Thanks, I am interested in getting my set calibrated eventually. I think the DIY route would be interesting but I am thinking calibration is a learned skill through experience so I would never get the full benefit anyway unless I hire a pro.
I live in PA is there a recommended calibrater in my area?

Todd68: Another solution to consider is an application that I stumbled upon while reading this forum called ControlCAL. For a small donation to the developer ( a regular contributor of this forum) , this app allows you to install ISF Day/Night settings on the VT50. Checkout: http://www.controlcal.com Likewise and due to kindness of some members who do have the right equipment, skills and experience and are willing to post their calibrated settings you can also upload their settings with this app to your VT50 ( If they save their settings to a xml file).

ControlCAL requires a laptop with Windows OS and you can connect via an Ethernet cable to the TV ( I used a MacBook Air with Win 7 loaded on it) . From there you follow the instructions supplied in an email form the developer and off you go! The app comes with standard ISF Day/Night settings and like I mention above you can also upload other posted ISF settings. Note: As many in this forum will tell you, copying other people's calibrated settings is not truly calibrating your TV as each panel or environment is unique. I haven't gotten this far with the ControCAL yet, but i understand that it can also be used in conjunction with a color meter and full calibration software to carry out a full calibration.

There is a forum dedicated here where people post their settings for use with this app : http://www.controlcal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=61
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I recently decided to check for IR on my 260+ hour VT50. Using the Anti Image Retention scroll bar function on the VT50 menu, its easy to see any IR as the scroll bar passes in between white and dark. I saw IR on the upper left corner of the panel, the word "menu" no doubt due to constant use of the TV's menu, and in the bottom right portion of the panel there was some station's logo.

I ran the Anti Image Retention scroll bar a four times which runs for 15 mins each pass--but that didn't clear the IR on my panel. I do however have a copy of Disney's WOW calibration disk and remembered reading something about a pixel flipper function from a comment posted previously in this forum. I used the pixel flipper for about an hour ( the suggested run time) and that did the trick--no more IR.

Like many have posted, it may be better NOT to look for IR eek.gif, as I never really saw any IR artifacts visible during regular TV/Blu ray viewing. However I decided to look anyway rolleyes.gif ( maybe too much time on my hands during the holiday) and glad I did so I now know that I can clean it up before it becomes too persistent using this pixel flipper function on the Disney WOW calibration disk.
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IR will happen but goes away on its own over time just by watching tv and changing up your content. The trick is dont look for it like you said and dont ocd about it, just use the tv and realize your looking at the best picture quality on the market. IR is better than looking at a LED with horrible uniformity.

I also have a Samsung ES8000 edge lit led for my casual living room watching and there is simply no comparison, the vt50 smokes it.
post #8636 of 13486
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Originally Posted by asacks View Post

Hi all -- I have had my 65vt50 for about a month and am loving it overall, except for one issue that has cropped up. I've recently noticed a problem accessing the Internet apps -- when I press the internet button on the remote, up comes "Connection Test" rather than the apps (suggesting that the TV is not connencted over wifi). When I go into the wireless settings, the TV is seeing my wifi network but doesn't seem to be getting a DNS/internet connection (even if I re-input the settings). What has worked is going and resetting the router, then often the TV will get a signal for a while and I can use the built in netflix, but inevitably, the next time I go to use the apps, it's stopped working again (very frustrating). I don't think the problem is the router because I don't have any problems getting internet access on any other device in my house. I do have a PS3, so often I've just be resorting to using that for netflix/etc., but given what I paid for the set, i think the internet features should work.
Does anyone have any helpful ideas? I've be dreading calling panasonic and a) convincing them that the problem is the TV and not my router and b) then trying to get it fixed, so I'm hoping there is something I could try to fix this, but if not, i guess maybe that's what I need to do. Also curious if anyone else has run into similar issues?
Thanks all -- and overall, love the tv (for anyone reading this thread and thinking about buying it, you won't regret it).

Folks, any resolution to this? I've had a November build model and have been using the apps fine for the last couple of weeks, but today suddenly the connection was lost. When I tried to open Viera connect, I also got the connection test screen asking me to either connect via Ethernet or attach a Panasonic wi-fi adapter (!)

Upon checking the settings, I saw that the TV was connected to my wireless network, but the automatically obtained IP address was jibberish. I used a workaround of statically assigning an address, and it seems to be working for now.

I have a number of devices connected to the wireless router (including Blu-ray player), but this is the first device I've eve experienced problems with.

Any ideas? TIA..
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Anyone noticing Image Retention on their VT50? I never noticed it before, but I was watching Fox Soccer for a few matches today (around 4 hours straight). And now I noticed that the logo is burned into the top right corner, I never noticed this before today, and all of a sudden, after the morning matches, im getting pretty bad retention. I am running the scrolling bar now, but I am really surprised that this just happened out of nowhere.

The TV is a few months old, I didn't run a break-in disc, but I did take care of it and not watch too much static stuff in the first few hundred hours.

It is really noticable on white/light colored backgrounds.

Did anyone else have problems with their TV?
post #8638 of 13486
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Originally Posted by av_fan View Post

Folks, any resolution to this? I've had a November build model and have been using the apps fine for the last couple of weeks, but today suddenly the connection was lost. When I tried to open Viera connect, I also got the connection test screen asking me to either connect via Ethernet or attach a Panasonic wi-fi adapter (!)
Upon checking the settings, I saw that the TV was connected to my wireless network, but the automatically obtained IP address was jibberish. I used a workaround of statically assigning an address, and it seems to be working for now.
I have a number of devices connected to the wireless router (including Blu-ray player), but this is the first device I've eve experienced problems with.
Any ideas? TIA..
I've found that assigning a static IP address makes things go much more smoothly with the VT50.
post #8639 of 13486
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Originally Posted by PhantomRogue View Post

Anyone noticing Image Retention on their VT50? I never noticed it before, but I was watching Fox Soccer for a few matches today (around 4 hours straight). And now I noticed that the logo is burned into the top right corner, I never noticed this before today, and all of a sudden, after the morning matches, im getting pretty bad retention. I am running the scrolling bar now, but I am really surprised that this just happened out of nowhere.
The TV is a few months old, I didn't run a break-in disc, but I did take care of it and not watch too much static stuff in the first few hundred hours.
It is really noticable on white/light colored backgrounds.
Did anyone else have problems with their TV?

Look up 3 posts!
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Originally Posted by PhantomRogue View Post

Anyone noticing Image Retention on their VT50? I never noticed it before, but I was watching Fox Soccer for a few matches today (around 4 hours straight). And now I noticed that the logo is burned into the top right corner, I never noticed this before today, and all of a sudden, after the morning matches, im getting pretty bad retention. I am running the scrolling bar now, but I am really surprised that this just happened out of nowhere.
The TV is a few months old, I didn't run a break-in disc, but I did take care of it and not watch too much static stuff in the first few hundred hours.
It is really noticable on white/light colored backgrounds.
Did anyone else have problems with their TV?

I was watching the same games today. I did not notice retention, but the general consensus in the discussions here seems to be that this type of retention is probably temporary and can be remedied by varying content.

I am noticing, however, that there is a lot of line bleed. For example, during the scores of the day banner on FSC. Another good example is during the green preview screens on blu-rays. These look absolutely terrible with the line bleeds. Even some menu items seem to have it. Do you see these as well?
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