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post #931 of 1056
1. When everyone is talking about Anikun07's calibration settings, are you referring to this post?

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1412033/the-official-panasonic-ut50-settings-issues-thread/840#post_22999632



2. Are these settings in the service menu? And if so, how do you access the service menu?
post #932 of 1056
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Originally Posted by nveleven22 View Post


The stock colors on this TV are so messed up, any calibration he can do 'shooting in the dark' would be better than what Panasonic picked for him. I'm certain the manufacturer tuned this TV to be unappealing and hid the color options in the service menu to make the higher end models pop better, yet they all use very similar panels and technology underneath. There's absolutely no reason these settings need to hidden in a "Service Menu" while on the higher end models, the same settings are out in the open for the consumer to adjust.

(What's the point of doing a lot of R&D to make an inferior panel at a lower pricepoint when you can just detune the higher models and produce only 1 product...economies of scale.)

The way to access that menu is:

1. Hold the physical volume button down ( - ) on the TV itself
2. Press 'info' 3 times on the remote. Everything from now on is done on the remote.
3. 'Start Adjustment Menu' will flash, then you will see an odd looking menu. The titles on the Left panel are tabs of the menu, you want WB-ADJ
4. Press '1' on the remote twice to get to the WB-ADJ (white balance adjust) menu.
5. Press '7' to scroll/select the temperature you want to adjust and '9' to scroll through vivid, normal, cinema. I choose Cinema and Warm. (This equates to Warm2 in the regular menu, don't ask me why)
6. Press '3' to scroll through R/G/B cut and R/G/B drive. You can adjust each value with +/- volume on the remote.

Note 1: scroll though and write down your settings before making adjustments, in case you ever want the stock look back.
Note 2: Leave allcut/alldrive alone. They are calculated by adjusting the other values, you will undo your changes by messing with these.
Note 3: In case you don't understand hex values, 0 is the lowest value, FF is the highest value. 80 is right in the middle.
Note 4: I suggest hooking a laptop up to your HDMI and cloning the screens, then viewing a photograph to have a comparison

Below are my suggestions to tune it by eye:

7. Place Rcut, Gcut, and Bcut all at the middle (values of 80)
8. Place G-drv at 80.
9. Adjust R-drv and B-drv until things look normal to you.

Note 5: I like mine a little cooler, I have R-drv set to 7D and B-DRV set to 65, then I had to back G-drv to 7A to get rid of a green tinge to people's skin.

10. Turn television off by remote or physical button. Your new color settings will be saved under the Color temp and Video mode you set. (So mine is set to Cinema/Warm2,Color 40, Contrast 85, Brightness 50 +/- 5 depending on the movie/source).
What are your settings, I have the 60u54 and 50u54, I've noticed that my 60u54 picture looks way different than the 50u54 using the same settings?
post #933 of 1056
I tried anikuns settings for the 60u54 and I think default is better my default setting in the service menu are
R 80
G 80
B 80
R FF
G EB
B 7D
Try them out
post #934 of 1056
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Originally Posted by Tk111 View Post

I tried anikuns settings for the 60u54 and I think default is better my default setting in the service menu are
R 80
G 80
B 80
R FF
G EB
B 7D
Try them out
If anyone else has calibrated the 60u54 in the service I would like to check out your settings, thanks
post #935 of 1056
Well I screwed up on writing down my cinema default settings in the service menu I wrote the vivid down thinking it was cinema but it was vivid warm settings 60u54 but I did write down the correct default cinema setting warm settings for the 50u54, if I go back to default in cinema mode 60u54 I'll have to use those settings, any thoughts on this screw up?
post #936 of 1056
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Originally Posted by Patrick1229 View Post

Hey man I'm sorry to hear that. How long have you had your set? You can run the scrolling bar wipe feature to see if that helps. It will probably just go away. Did you break your set in? I personally just plugged it in, calibrated it, and started watching TV as normal. Like I said in an earlier post I think I got lucky because my set truly looks amazing. Also, my daughter has watched Disney Channel with that red and black logo for about an hr and all half each morning (she's 4 and gets up at the asscrack of dawn so I taught her how to turn the TV on so I can get some precious sleep). That being said I have less than 20 hrs on my set and I notice zero image retention. I am still wary of letterbox broadcasting and try to limit it but as a busy dad I don't have time to babysit my TV along with working and spending time with my family after. Either way good luck, but I think you'll be okay.
I got mine back in December and has been perfect for me until the logo image but I think it actually went away like i said i barely see it unless im really trying to look for it on a white screen.
post #937 of 1056
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Originally Posted by Tk111 View Post

Well I screwed up on writing down my cinema default settings in the service menu I wrote the vivid down thinking it was cinema but it was vivid warm settings 60u54 but I did write down the correct default cinema setting warm settings for the 50u54, if I go back to default in cinema mode 60u54 I'll have to use those settings, any thoughts on this screw up?
I ended up just taking a picture of the setting with my phone lol but I think when I changed my custom setting and moved on to cinema it messed with the custom settings =/
post #938 of 1056
I wrote my settings in the service menu down but I think my 1 year old lost them. Oh well it looks awesome to me and I still am amazed when I watch a blue ray. Do you guys think the default settings are the same for all the tv's?
post #939 of 1056
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Originally Posted by Patrick1229 View Post

I wrote my settings in the service menu down but I think my 1 year old lost them. Oh well it looks awesome to me and I still am amazed when I watch a blue ray. Do you guys think the default settings are the same for all the tv's?
I dont think they are the same for all tvs.
post #940 of 1056
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I dont think they are the same for all tvs.
Yeah there the same, if you go into the service menu now and scroll through all the picture modes while selecting warm (warm stays the same)
post #941 of 1056
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Originally Posted by Tk111 View Post

Yeah there the same, if you go into the service menu now and scroll through all the picture modes while selecting warm (warm stays the same)

He is saying the defaults vary by set which is accurate
post #942 of 1056
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Originally Posted by chunon View Post

He is saying the defaults vary by set which is accurate
+1
post #943 of 1056
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

+1
Yes I know that, I'm talking about my tv, your tv of course is going to have different default settings although close
post #944 of 1056
Hey guys,

I was reading through some of the reviews over at Amazon and some of the reviewers mentioned that Panasonic recommended that you leave the TV set to the "standard" setting for at least 100 hours.

The "standard" setting was the default setting on my TV but after reading through the posts in this thread, I changed my setting to "cinema".

Should I change it back to "standard", or doesn't it really matter which setting to put it on?

Thanks
post #945 of 1056
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Originally Posted by John36 View Post

Hey guys,

I was reading through some of the reviews over at Amazon and some of the reviewers mentioned that Panasonic recommended that you leave the TV set to the "standard" setting for at least 100 hours.

The "standard" setting was the default setting on my TV but after reading through the posts in this thread, I changed my setting to "cinema".

Should I change it back to "standard", or doesn't it really matter which setting to put it on?

Thanks

Leave it on Cinema. It's a precaution against IR, but entirely unnecessary.
post #946 of 1056
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Originally Posted by JSpectre88 View Post

Leave it on Cinema. It's a precaution against IR, but entirely unnecessary.

Thanks JSpectre88,

So you're saying that Panasonic does recommend to leave it on the "standard" setting as a precaution against IR, but you believe it to be unnecessary?

I just don't want to do anything to screw up the TV.

I'm sure you're right. Thanks.......
post #947 of 1056
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Originally Posted by John36 View Post

Thanks JSpectre88,

So you're saying that Panasonic does recommend to leave it on the "standard" setting as a precaution against IR, but you believe it to be unnecessary?

I just don't want to do anything to screw up the TV.

I'm sure you're right. Thanks.......

Cinema is fine, standard is a worthless mode they threw in there for energy star requirements
post #948 of 1056
OK I've been reading this thread for a few months now working up to buying my tv. I got my 60U54 about two weeks ago applied my setting that I found online, messed with them a little bit and I love this tv, especially at night. I've been keeping the pixel orbiter on unless I'm watching something with no logo, and running the scrolling bar like its my job. I have had zero issue with IR so far except for minor stuff that i literally watched go away in seconds. I guess my question is, should I still be worried about watching movies on BD's that are in wide screen? So far I've been trying to re-watch all my full screen/1.75:1 movies w/ the exception of "Argo" about a week ago and even then we got interrupted half way though which gave me the opportunity to run the scrolling bar for a few minutes and watch full screen stuff. I personally don't think I have much to worry about but I don't want those to be my famous last words as I sulk in front of my tv looking at the letter box IR. Have any of you fellas had issues with watching wide screen BD's? I usually watch about 10 times as much full screen content vs. wide screen.
Thanks
post #949 of 1056
You should be fine I never had an issue from a blueray or dvd
post #950 of 1056
I just spent the entire day reading through this whole thread and wherever the various links take me. I have a refurbished 50U50 coming in the mail on Monday (hoping going refurbed was the right choice), and I could not be happier with the plethora of helpful info I gained here. I'll begin breaking in the TV with simultaneous full-screen Blu-Ray, cable, and continuous slides overnight and during work. I've never owned anything more than a boxy 15 year old or so Philips Magnavox, so this was a huge leap for me and want to get it right. I'm also pumped to try out Anikun's settings and modify for myself from there.

What I'd really like to say is thank you to all of the active users who have me feel much more comfortable about this purchase before the television even arrives, as I've certainly be stressing this past week or so. I feel like Monday couldn't come soon enough. Cheers, guys, and thanks again.
Edited by RadThera - 3/23/13 at 5:38pm
post #951 of 1056
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Originally Posted by chunon View Post

You should be fine I never had an issue from a blueray or dvd[/quote after the break in it doesn't matter letter box is fine just don't watch ten hours straight in letter box, just watch it like a regular tv except for Chanel's with bright logos, you don't have to white wash it after a letter box movie either, enjoy it...
post #952 of 1056
I just bought the P50UT50 here in Canada at Sears for $720. Looking forward to picking it up. I'll definitely be reading through this thread. I have a couple questions. I have a benchmark Blu-ray Disc for calibration for HDTV's, Bluray players ect. Should I use this to calibrate my TV? It's called HQV benchmark btw.

Another question I have. Should I bother with any firmware updates if there is one? I always get paranoid something bad will happen with an update.
post #953 of 1056
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Originally Posted by techsea View Post

I just bought the P50UT50 here in Canada at Sears for $720. Looking forward to picking it up. I'll definitely be reading through this thread. I have a couple questions. I have a benchmark Blu-ray Disc for calibration for HDTV's, Bluray players ect. Should I use this to calibrate my TV? It's called HQV benchmark btw.

Another question I have. Should I bother with any firmware updates if there is one? I always get paranoid something bad will happen with an update.[/quoteYour in the wrong thread... Go to avs search engine type tcp50ut50.
post #954 of 1056
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Originally Posted by Tk111 View Post

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Originally Posted by techsea View Post

I just bought the P50UT50 here in Canada at Sears for $720. Looking forward to picking it up. I'll definitely be reading through this thread. I have a couple questions. I have a benchmark Blu-ray Disc for calibration for HDTV's, Bluray players ect. Should I use this to calibrate my TV? It's called HQV benchmark btw.

Another question I have. Should I bother with any firmware updates if there is one? I always get paranoid something bad will happen with an update.[/quoteYour in the wrong thread... Go to avs search engine type tcp50ut50.
Wrong thread.
post #955 of 1056
I am wondering if it is possible to plug in headphones using a RCA Male to stereo female cable like this?
http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-Female-Y-Cable-6-Inch/dp/B000I23TTE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1364198166&sr=1-1&keywords=2+x+RCA+Male%2C+1+x+3.5mm+Stereo+Female
Specifically, I am unable to figure out how to utilize headphones with my ps3 which is connected through an hdmi cable.
OR
If there is an adapter or box that I can buy that has a headphone bypass all audio that also adds more video connections(by using a switch) that would be even better. My plan is to plug my Wii to the component, ps3 hdmi(1), pc video card hdmi(2) and then find a way to plug in my ps2 with component cables. I do not own a receiver at the moment, just Klipsch computer speakers.
post #956 of 1056
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Originally Posted by uffdabock View Post

I am wondering if it is possible to plug in headphones using a RCA Male to stereo female cable like this?
http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-Female-Y-Cable-6-Inch/dp/B000I23TTE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1364198166&sr=1-1&keywords=2+x+RCA+Male%2C+1+x+3.5mm+Stereo+Female
Specifically, I am unable to figure out how to utilize headphones with my ps3 which is connected through an hdmi cable.
OR
If there is an adapter or box that I can buy that has a headphone bypass all audio that also adds more video connections(by using a switch) that would be even better. My plan is to plug my Wii to the component, ps3 hdmi(1), pc video card hdmi(2) and then find a way to plug in my ps2 with component cables. I do not own a receiver at the moment, just Klipsch computer speakers.
Make it easy on yourself. If there is any way that you can afford it get this. It is a great deal and you can build on it as you can afford it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882115373
post #957 of 1056
The only reason I am reluctant to purchase a receiver at this time is I just recently bought a Sound Blaster Z sound card for my computer. From what I have researched it seems I should be able to use a toslink optical cable from my ps3 to the SPDIF In which the SB z sound card does include. Then I can either use my Klipsch speakers or my headphones when they are plugged into the sound card. Anyone see any reason that wouldn't work?
post #958 of 1056
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Originally Posted by John36 View Post

Well I had to Google "ferrite cores" and you may be right. From the pictures I saw of these ferrite cores, it sure looks like that's what they are.

Now the big question? What are they used for, and do I need to install them? Instruction book made no mention of them as far as I could tell.

Thanks

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Originally Posted by cv1981 View Post

Good question.... I'm not sure where they are meant to be put, never used one myself. Have noticed they always come packaged with any new plasma that I have bought though lol.

It's my understanding that after installing one on each end of the power cable and closest to the tv they stop electrical interference from the AC. So any spike in electrical current doesn't get to your tv. It's best to put them on and leave them on.
post #959 of 1056
I just picked up one of these this week and started doing some gaming. A problem I've noticed right away is the motion blur. I happen to be playing Red Dead Redemption right now and spinning the camera, especially in a daytime scene gives some nasty blurring effects. For instance, if there's a cactus against a light sky when you spin the camera you see two or three cacti instead of the one. I played some Black Ops 2 and did not notice it. Any suggestions for this?
post #960 of 1056
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Originally Posted by bbexperience View Post

I just picked up one of these this week and started doing some gaming. A problem I've noticed right away is the motion blur. I happen to be playing Red Dead Redemption right now and spinning the camera, especially in a daytime scene gives some nasty blurring effects. For instance, if there's a cactus against a light sky when you spin the camera you see two or three cacti instead of the one. I played some Black Ops 2 and did not notice it. Any suggestions for this?

That's because Black Ops 2 runs at 60 FPS.

There's really no options that are going to make judder less noticeable in 30 fps games however.
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