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post #9751 of 13475
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Originally Posted by TioSan View Post

I am having the same issue. VT50 25MB-down. Panasonic DMP-BDT320 has slightly better performance but fluctuates between High HD and Low SD. The problem started approximately the second week in January. Before that it was fine..rock solid. The other thing that is so annoying is that when it switches there is a flash or pop in the picture. I also own a Roku 2 XS and it performs beautifully. When you play a stream it works it way up to High HD in about 20-30 sec and the only change is an increase in picture sharpness. I think its a Netflix problem. I will give them another week and then give them a call.
This Netflix issue is so well known and notorious that there is an entire thread here dedicated to it but no one there can figure it out either. It all seems to be conjecture and complaint.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1089285/netflix-streaming-quality/2520
Edited by Bond 007 - 1/30/13 at 8:42pm
post #9752 of 13475
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Originally Posted by tcramer View Post

Let me ask you this, were you looking for the IR or do you actually see it in normal viewing?

Yes, actually saw it in normal viewing last night, worse when you look for it on slides, but did see it in normal viewing.

Pixel Orbiter is on, all image retention stuff is on, probably around 700 hours on the tv.
post #9753 of 13475
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Originally Posted by jcm304 View Post

Last month I had started to notice a green blotch on the right side of my 55VT50. It was about 6 inches wide by a foot long running vertically on the side of the TV. It could only be seen on white and grey backgrounds but could definitely be seen during normal blu-ray and cable content. I had to call Panasonic and they scheduled a guy to come out and take a look. He came today and told me that they will send the pictures they took to Panasonic who will most likely approve to have the panel replaced. Again, they wont replace the TV just the panel and that it will be an in home job. He said he had dealt with this issue before and that the new replacement panel should fix the problem. I'm still nervous it will cause another problem to exist once the repair is finished. He said though that if there is a problem with the second panel that Panasonic would replace the entire TV at that point. Good to know I at least have that assurance. Just felt like passing along my experience so far. I love the TV and I hope it looks normal after the repair.

Just curious: what was the build date of your VT?
post #9754 of 13475
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Originally Posted by BadClams View Post

Just curious: what was the build date of your VT?
It has a May 2012 date on the back of the TV. I bought it in July 2012 from Best Buy. Didn't notice anything wrong with it until I started messing around with the Disney WOW disk. When I first got it I had put in Custom settings that were listed on the thread and it looked great. Once I started messing around with slides on the WOW disk I noticed the greenish blob on the right side. And then of course tried to see if I could see it on normal viewing and I could. It really shows up on Apple commercials, etc. It could have been there from the start and I just didn't realize it until I saw it. Its not an "in-your-face" green mark but it can be scene once pointed out and the TV repair man noticed it immediately.
post #9755 of 13475
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Originally Posted by jcm304 View Post

This was the slide I had posted of it before.
post #9756 of 13475
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Originally Posted by jcm304 View Post


Had my VT50 since August. Thought everything was normal and then got the WOW disc and noticed very very slight greenish areas especially on the right side on an all white slide. I do not see in normal content unless I look for it during an all white background commercial. Is this something that will go away or normal condition?
Sorry here is the slide.
post #9757 of 13475
Cool! Just got my Citi Card Price Rewind refund for the original two pairs of Panasonic 3D glasses I bought with my VT50 in December. Originally paid $79.99 each, refund of $62 each for a net of 17.99/pair. Not bad!
post #9758 of 13475
Hello wanted to ask a question to the owners of the 65vt50. I have been looking at this plasma and thinking of getting it. I am having issues with my sharp elite an am not sure what to do. Can you guys tell me what you think, should I just replace the elite or stick it out. My concerns are the retention issues you are all talking about and the DSE. I am also not in a dark room have two windows from the side but blind is always closed but still some light comes through. Also want to hear about what things you guys who have them think are positives and negatives now that you have them in the house and have been watching them. I really do like my Elite but have had issues that have got me rethinking keeping the set. Thanks
post #9759 of 13475
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Originally Posted by jcm304 View Post

It has a May 2012 date on the back of the TV. I bought it in July 2012 from Best Buy. Didn't notice anything wrong with it until I started messing around with the Disney WOW disk. When I first got it I had put in Custom settings that were listed on the thread and it looked great. Once I started messing around with slides on the WOW disk I noticed the greenish blob on the right side. And then of course tried to see if I could see it on normal viewing and I could. It really shows up on Apple commercials, etc. It could have been there from the start and I just didn't realize it until I saw it. Its not an "in-your-face" green mark but it can be scene once pointed out and the TV repair man noticed it immediately.
mad.gif I mentioned the same issue back in August on this forum and no replies??? I have a May 2012 build date as well,my retailer nor Panasonic ever returned my calls ,so I learned to live with it.That is until I buy the new PZT60 due out in my area of North America in May 2013…….I tinkered with my WOW disc as to make the issue bearable till then,PS I've already sold this unit so when the person that bought it picks it up,the old "CAVEAT EMPTOR" comes into effect.I hope the WOW disc helps:)
post #9760 of 13475
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Originally Posted by bziggy View Post

Hello wanted to ask a question to the owners of the 65vt50. I have been looking at this plasma and thinking of getting it. I am having issues with my sharp elite an am not sure what to do. Can you guys tell me what you think, should I just replace the elite or stick it out. My concerns are the retention issues you are all talking about and the DSE. I am also not in a dark room have two windows from the side but blind is always closed but still some light comes through. Also want to hear about what things you guys who have them think are positives and negatives now that you have them in the house and have been watching them. I really do like my Elite but have had issues that have got me rethinking keeping the set. Thanks

Go with the VT. My 65VT50 is in a room with 5 windows and performs very well. As far as PQ compared to the sharp elite the VT won the 2012 valuelectronics shootout against the sharp elite, pne8000 and other TVs. Plasmas aren't as bright as LEDs but when your eyes adjust to a plasmas you might not be able to look at another LED again.
post #9761 of 13475
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Originally Posted by bziggy View Post

Hello wanted to ask a question to the owners of the 65vt50. I have been looking at this plasma and thinking of getting it. I am having issues with my sharp elite an am not sure what to do. Can you guys tell me what you think, should I just replace the elite or stick it out. My concerns are the retention issues you are all talking about and the DSE. I am also not in a dark room have two windows from the side but blind is always closed but still some light comes through. Also want to hear about what things you guys who have them think are positives and negatives now that you have them in the house and have been watching them. I really do like my Elite but have had issues that have got me rethinking keeping the set. Thanks

I have a 55vt50 and 65vt50 in which neither have IR issues at all. As far as DSE I haven't noticed it, maybe because I'm coming from a pioneer Kuro in which DSE was very much noticeable. DSE on the VT really is a no factor I think IR is a hit or miss, I got lucky twice.
post #9762 of 13475
I have two VT50's that both do the same thing. On HD programming there is a small white dot like section on the lower right of the screen. I mean right at the edge, of the screen corner. It only does this on some HD channels, not all, and randomly. Ideas?
post #9763 of 13475
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Originally Posted by jcm304 View Post

Last month I had started to notice a green blotch on the right side of my 55VT50. It was about 6 inches wide by a foot long running vertically on the side of the TV. It could only be seen on white and grey backgrounds but could definitely be seen during normal blu-ray and cable content. I had to call Panasonic and they scheduled a guy to come out and take a look. He came today and told me that they will send the pictures they took to Panasonic who will most likely approve to have the panel replaced. Again, they wont replace the TV just the panel and that it will be an in home job. He said he had dealt with this issue before and that the new replacement panel should fix the problem. I'm still nervous it will cause another problem to exist once the repair is finished. He said though that if there is a problem with the second panel that Panasonic would replace the entire TV at that point. Good to know I at least have that assurance. Just felt like passing along my experience so far. I love the TV and I hope it looks normal after the repair.
It amazes me that Panasonic wouldn't just replace the set. The panel and the labor cost more than a brand new set.
post #9764 of 13475
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Originally Posted by floridaman View Post

It amazes me that Panasonic wouldn't just replace the set. The panel and the labor cost more than a brand new set.

Panel replacement cost (user cost) is only $1600
post #9765 of 13475
Proud new owner of a 65" VT50 here. Is there a wiki that explains best practices on:

1) How to break it in?
2) Best calibration settings?
3) Settings I should use for a HTPC? It is run directly through my HTPC with Windows Media Center.

Thanks
post #9766 of 13475
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Originally Posted by MetsToWS View Post

Proud new owner of a 65" VT50 here. Is there a wiki that explains best practices on:

1) How to break it in?
2) Best calibration settings?
3) Settings I should use for a HTPC? It is run directly through my HTPC with Windows Media Center.

Thanks

i started here and vary content

http://allhighdef.com/2011/01/05/general-plasma-hdtv-break-in-procedure/
post #9767 of 13475
Well I just got some disheartening news. I just had my vt50 calibrated on Tues and while performing the calibration the tech noticed that he could not set the (Gamma 10 point Adjust). The software would not work.
Anyway he emailed me today and told me that he had just calibrated another vt50 with no problems and told me that my panel might be defefitive and that I might want to send it back.
I don't understand how companies charge so much money and you end up with crap. So much for quality control just give us your money and we'll send you a headache.
post #9768 of 13475
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Originally Posted by ScottieBoysName View Post

I have two VT50's that both do the same thing. On HD programming there is a small white dot like section on the lower right of the screen. I mean right at the edge, of the screen corner. It only does this on some HD channels, not all, and randomly. Ideas?

It's NOT your VT50's, it the HD programming. I don't know why it does it, but I noticed the EXACT same thing on my 2-year old 65" V10. One pixel in the bottom right corner. And only on a half a handful of DISH channels. Don't worry about it. smile.gif
post #9769 of 13475
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Originally Posted by 5150zx View Post

It's NOT your VT50's, it the HD programming. I don't know why it does it, but I noticed the EXACT same thing on my 2-year old 65" V10. One pixel in the bottom right corner. And only on a half a handful of DISH channels. Don't worry about it. smile.gif

Yep, happens to all of us if you are viewing in "Full" with Pic Size 2. I've noticed the same from certain HD providers, and I'm on Directv.
post #9770 of 13475
Great, thank you so much!!
post #9771 of 13475
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Originally Posted by hd-man View Post

Well I just got some disheartening news. I just had my vt50 calibrated on Tues and while performing the calibration the tech noticed that he could not set the (Gamma 10 point Adjust). The software would not work.
Anyway he emailed me today and told me that he had just calibrated another vt50 with no problems and told me that my panel might be defefitive and that I might want to send it back.
I don't understand how companies charge so much money and you end up with crap. So much for quality control just give us your money and we'll send you a headache.

Are you using updated firmware on your TV? There were issues earlier in 2012 where certain calibration adjustments could not be made as those adjustments were broken in the VT50's firmware. This was fixed late last summer I believe. If your firmware is up to date, then you may have an issue with your TV.
post #9772 of 13475
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Originally Posted by ScottieBoysName View Post

I have two VT50's that both do the same thing. On HD programming there is a small white dot like section on the lower right of the screen. I mean right at the edge, of the screen corner. It only does this on some HD channels, not all, and randomly. Ideas?

I too just noticed this for the first time last night on my 65VT50 when I turned on TBS and a rerun of The Big Bang Theory. I was worried at first, but that is the only channel I'm seeing it on so it clearly the programming.
post #9773 of 13475
I see it on ABC all the time. It is the channel too because its there whether I watch it OTA or on the cable box. I have an ST.
post #9774 of 13475
if you have overscan off by putting it on Full and Size 2 you will sometimes see things on channels they didn't intend you to see since they were assuming some overscan. Could this be the type of thing you are seeing?
post #9775 of 13475
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

if you have overscan off by putting it on Full and Size 2 you will sometimes see things on channels they didn't intend you to see since they were assuming some overscan. Could this be the type of thing you are seeing?
It absolutely is in my case. If I set it on Size 1 its not there. But it really doesn't bother me enough to make the change every time I watch that channel. I really don't even notice it any more.
post #9776 of 13475
i need some hookup advice for all this new stuff i got.

directv genie
oppo bdp-103
denon avr-4520
panny 55vt50

about which:

props to directv for understanding the words "customer retention".
props to oppo for shipping the same day i ordered and saving me the tax that amazon was going to charge.
props to paul's tv for getting me the best price (by far) on the panny.
props to mike at av science for getting me a great price on the denon (and, especially, for taking care of me when the first one arrived doa).
and finally, props to this community for all the information you provide -- that i have all of this stuff is because of this forum.

so, hookup? i've got it all working, just want to know the best way to run the cables to get the best video quality i can out of this setup. i'm good on sound. right now my sources are all running to the receiver via hdmi and the denon is set to pass through for the oppo. but,

should i run the hdmi cables directly from my sources to the tv? i'll have to run a digital links from the directv receiver/oppo to the denon for sound, if so.

some people are running their cable/sat through the oppo to take advantage of the oppo's upconversion capabilities. how the heck do i do that? do i want to do that? does that mean i have to turn on the oppo every time i want to watch tv?

some people are running two hdmi cables out of their oppo's, one for sound, one for video. i couldn't make that work, whether i need it or not. do i want to do that?

i am confused about the denon's pass through video capability. i think i want the oppo's video signal to be passed through because its video capability is better than the denon, but not the directv signal, because the denon's video is better than the directv receiver. is that right?

any particular settings i need to know about in any of this stuff? the picture is generally stunning. i noticed, however, that the panny was having a rough time resolving the very fine black and yellow pattern on a tennis player's outfit while watching the australian open the other day. it's like it couldn't make up its mind how it wanted to present the information leading to a strange (and very distracting) flashing over the pattern, back and forth, and it never could figure it out. is that something that i can fix with an adjustment?

my sincere thanks if you choose to provide me with anything more than you already have.
post #9777 of 13475
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

if you have overscan off by putting it on Full and Size 2 you will sometimes see things on channels they didn't intend you to see since they were assuming some overscan. Could this be the type of thing you are seeing?
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

It absolutely is in my case. If I set it on Size 1 its not there. But it really doesn't bother me enough to make the change every time I watch that channel. I really don't even notice it any more.

Absolutely, that is essentially the point of Size 1, to display cable shows without edge irregularities but cutting them off. After a few minutes I didn't even notice anymore either.

It was just a bit alarming at first as the first thing I thought was "oh no, stuck pixel on white!"
post #9778 of 13475
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Originally Posted by DWBoston View Post

Are you using updated firmware on your TV? There were issues earlier in 2012 where certain calibration adjustments could not be made as those adjustments were broken in the VT50's firmware. This was fixed late last summer I believe. If your firmware is up to date, then you may have an issue with your TV.

Well unfortunately I am using the latest firmware update 1.170.
post #9779 of 13475
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Originally Posted by hd-man View Post

Well I just got some disheartening news. I just had my vt50 calibrated on Tues and while performing the calibration the tech noticed that he could not set the (Gamma 10 point Adjust). The software would not work.
Anyway he emailed me today and told me that he had just calibrated another vt50 with no problems and told me that my panel might be defefitive and that I might want to send it back.
I don't understand how companies charge so much money and you end up with crap. So much for quality control just give us your money and we'll send you a headache.

What software was he using and how did he try and connect to your VT50?
What mode was he trying to set.?
Did he at-least calibrate custom mode.?
Was he able to set your Gamut/CMS in the mode he couldn't set the Gamma/Grayscale.?
Did he still charge you for the calibration.?

ss
post #9780 of 13475
If I remember reading correctly, it was the calibration software that needs updating due to changes Panasonic made in the TV.
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