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post #1321 of 1548
Let us know how it turns out. Panasonic has been very good to me.
post #1322 of 1548
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Originally Posted by 79TAKid View Post

I found the Concierge number with the paperwork that came with it, i'll give them a call tomorrow.
Eh I have a surround sound system but when things are quiet I still kinda hear it.


Here's how my living room is laid out... (Gray things are couches and brown are end tables). Red thing is my fireplace wall, which is diagonal, I think I hear it more where I sit (blue) compared to the yellow dot. I wonder if its echoing off the diagonal wall.. Maybe I should see how it sounds mounted on the wall.

My receiver has built in auto reverb and soundwave configuration so I don't here any Ecos, my living room is shaped like a diamond, get an onkyo or pioneer vsx series receiver that has MACCA auto sound calibration, the only time I hear the buzz is when it's coming directly out of the tv speakers...
post #1323 of 1548
I'm watching avitar on blueray right now vivid mode default turned up brightness to 59 turned on graphics and it is stunning! I can't believe it. Looks almost the as the theater
post #1324 of 1548
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Originally Posted by Tk111 View Post

I'm watching avitar on blueray right now vivid mode default turned up brightness to 59 turned on graphics and it is stunning! I can't believe it. Looks almost the as the theater


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post #1325 of 1548
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Originally Posted by Tk111 View Post

Cinema mode contrast 84 brightness 57 color 48 tint 0 sharpness 35. 60 inch I run it exactly the same on my 50. I also applied anikun's settings in the service menu via click method.

I played with cinema mode and I don't see any difference in contrast above 52 and that's strange for me. these are the settings I got in cinema mode:

picture mode: cinema
contrast: 52
brightness: 53
color: 49
tint: 0
sharpness: 23
color temp: normal
color mgnt: off
cats: off
video nf: off
aspects adjustments:
screen formt full,
hd size 2
hdmi settings:
hdmi range auto,
content type graphics
advance picture:
block nr off
mosquito nr off
motion smother weak
black level light
3:2pulldown auto
post #1326 of 1548
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Originally Posted by Muadib2012 View Post

I played with cinema mode and I don't see any difference in contrast above 52 and that's strange for me. these are the settings I got in cinema mode:

picture mode: cinema
contrast: 52
brightness: 53
color: 49
tint: 0
sharpness: 23
color temp: normal
color mgnt: off
cats: off
video nf: off
aspects adjustments:
screen formt full,
hd size 2
hdmi settings:
hdmi range auto,
content type graphics
advance picture:
block nr off
mosquito nr off
motion smother weak
black level light
3:2pulldown auto
I use warm 1, putting it on graphics in cinema mode doesn't do anything, graphics option only works in the other modes
post #1327 of 1548
I am watching Avatar blueray using vivid mode warm 1 only change brightness to 59 color management off dnr off
I used warm because its already calibrated with anikun's service menu settings the colors are intense it is the best picture I have ever seen, I guess this is the kind of HD content Vivid mode is truly made for. Anikun what are your thoughts on this?
post #1328 of 1548
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Originally Posted by Tk111 View Post

I am watching Avatar blueray using vivid mode warm 1 only change brightness to 59 color management off dnr off
I used warm because its already calibrated with anikun's service menu settings the colors are intense it is the best picture I have ever seen, I guess this is the kind of HD content Vivid mode is truly made for. Anikun what are your thoughts on this?

Are you using Anikuns settings in post 855?


Also when using the click method did you end up with the same settings as Anikuns?

I had used Anikuns settings on the previous UT50 I returned and all but 2 matched his final settings. I still don't quite understand why you want to use the clicks vs the actual setting but trust people know what they are talking about.

One more question... If you make service mode adjustments, is there a point of no return? What I am asking is if you write down your factory settings then go back to those are you actually going back to the original picture or have things been changed permanently?
post #1329 of 1548
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Originally Posted by SkiFor3 View Post

Are you using Anikuns settings in post 855?


Also when using the click method did you end up with the same settings as Anikuns?

I had used Anikuns settings on the previous UT50 I returned and all but 2 matched his final settings. I still don't quite understand why you want to use the clicks vs the actual setting but trust people know what they are talking about.

One more question... If you make service mode adjustments, is there a point of no return? What I am asking is if you write down your factory settings then go back to those are you actually going back to the original picture or have things been changed permanently?
I use the click method because my default settings are not the same as his or yours but as far as the picture is there the same, if you put the default settings back in it will be the same picture as when you bought it
post #1330 of 1548
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Originally Posted by Tk111 View Post

I use the click method because my default settings are not the same as his or yours but as far as the picture is there the same, if you put the default settings back in it will be the same picture as when you bought it
For example in anikun's setting his G-DRV is maxed out at FF so he left it unchanged my G-DRV is at EF but because he didn't change his I left my G-DRV at EF everything else matched his using the click method
post #1331 of 1548
The click method is used under the idea that all TVs leave the factory looking the same and in order to achieve this the RGB settings may be different.
post #1332 of 1548
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

The click method is used under the idea that all TVs leave the factory looking the same and in order to achieve this the RGB settings may be different.
So was I right to leave my G-DRV alone?
post #1333 of 1548
Yeah, as long as you were using the clicks method. smile.gif
post #1334 of 1548
I exchanged my TV for another... Only got a few minutes to play with it last night.. Seems like it buzzes about the same lol fml.
post #1335 of 1548
Got the 55ut50 from Costco. I get IR just from the splash screen when I turn on the TV. Also really bad line bleed, happens on overlayed text in the opening credits of arrested development. It's a little weird seeing myself clearly in the reflection even on an overcast day with the blinds closed.

Definitely considering a higher end plasma if I can curb these issues a bit.

I'm assuming there are no settings that I can try to fix line bleed and IR?
post #1336 of 1548
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Originally Posted by siamesenick View Post

Got the 55ut50 from Costco. I get IR just from the splash screen when I turn on the TV. Also really bad line bleed, happens on overlayed text in the opening credits of arrested development. It's a little weird seeing myself clearly in the reflection even on an overcast day with the blinds closed.

Definitely considering a higher end plasma if I can curb these issues a bit.

I'm assuming there are no settings that I can try to fix line bleed and IR?

Try adjusting sharpness for line bleed, 0 is usually a good setting. For IR check your contrast. If the TV is still pretty new then you dont want it above 80-85. For brightness/reflection issues you can try adjusting brightness. The cheaper best solution for reflection is to go on amazon search for blackout curtains and order the color you like most. They cost $50 for 63" long and $55 for 84" long. Buy a rod from Walmart for $1.70 and hang em up. I can cover one window with one panel so one set covers two windows. Problem solved. And it's cheaper than upgrading to a different TV.
post #1337 of 1548
Thanks a lot, I'll try all of that including the curtains.
post #1338 of 1548
Anyone know what differences there are between game mode and other settings? Getting some IR from playing too much Battlefield 3 and wondering if I need to turn down the contrast a bit.
post #1339 of 1548
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Originally Posted by siamesenick View Post

Thanks a lot, I'll try all of that including the curtains.

I have the Navy ones, which the color is as expected. I ordered Olive colored ones too because I thought they would be more green, but under certain lighting they almost look gray. Both do an excellent job of blocking light. They truly do make a cave in the middle of the day. :-) I tried the Eclipse brand from Target and they don't even come close to the blackout-ness of the ones from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Thermal-Insulated-Blackout-Curtain-Set-BEIGE/dp/B001A662BE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370047447&sr=8-1&keywords=blackout+curtains
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Originally Posted by HBizzle26 View Post

Anyone know what differences there are between game mode and other settings? Getting some IR from playing too much Battlefield 3 and wondering if I need to turn down the contrast a bit.

It may help. You can also enable Anti-Image Retention in the system settings in the main menu. If your contrast is under 80 and your brightness is under 55-60, I would think maybe you're just playing "too long" but I also think that it will happen no matter what if you play games on the TV. As long as it goes away shortly afterwards then I wouldn't worry about it. You can always run the scroll bar, too. :-)
post #1340 of 1548
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Originally Posted by HBizzle26 View Post

Anyone know what differences there are between game mode and other settings? Getting some IR from playing too much Battlefield 3 and wondering if I need to turn down the contrast a bit.
I have some bad IR from BF3, I turned my contrast down to 85 custom mode normal, PS3
post #1341 of 1548
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

I have the Navy ones, which the color is as expected. I ordered Olive colored ones too because I thought they would be more green, but under certain lighting they almost look gray. Both do an excellent job of blocking light. They truly do make a cave in the middle of the day. :-) I tried the Eclipse brand from Target and they don't even come close to the blackout-ness of the ones from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Thermal-Insulated-Blackout-Curtain-Set-BEIGE/dp/B001A662BE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370047447&sr=8-1&keywords=blackout+curtains
It may help. You can also enable Anti-Image Retention in the system settings in the main menu. If your contrast is under 80 and your brightness is under 55-60, I would think maybe you're just playing "too long" but I also think that it will happen no matter what if you play games on the TV. As long as it goes away shortly afterwards then I wouldn't worry about it. You can always run the scroll bar, too. :-)

Is there a way to run the scroll bar continuously?

And I am probably playing too long. :-x
post #1342 of 1548
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Originally Posted by Tk111 View Post

I have some bad IR from BF3, I turned my contrast down to 85 custom mode normal, PS3

Yeah I turned it all down yesterday. Playing too long.
post #1343 of 1548
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Originally Posted by HBizzle26 View Post

Is there a way to run the scroll bar continuously?
the regular scroll bar has a 15min timeout, however in the TV's service menu there is an "aging" function where you can select from a bunch of different test patterns including the scrolling white vertical bar and in the service menu there is no timeout period so it runs until you power the TV off.
post #1344 of 1548
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Originally Posted by BriscoCountyJr View Post

the regular scroll bar has a 15min timeout, however in the TV's service menu there is an "aging" function where you can select from a bunch of different test patterns including the scrolling white vertical bar and in the service menu there is no timeout period so it runs until you power the TV off.

How or where can I find instruction on hot to do this?
post #1345 of 1548
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Originally Posted by BriscoCountyJr View Post

the regular scroll bar has a 15min timeout, however in the TV's service menu there is an "aging" function where you can select from a bunch of different test patterns including the scrolling white vertical bar and in the service menu there is no timeout period so it runs until you power the TV off.

NM found it. Thanks.
post #1346 of 1548
Ok so we've had ours for three months. I'm not a newb when it comes to A/V stuff and took great care for not leaving anything on our plasma for too long to prevent burn in and even ran the scrolling bars on occasion. We love the picture but it happened, the dreaded burn in from a game I play but again it's not like I'm playing it all day every day and again took care of timing to prevent burn in.

So now the problem is it's there and won't go away and it's annoying and I've read that Panasonic won't cover it so we're stuck with it. Option A. Still call Panasonic and see what their response is, B. We bought it from Sams Club and I hear their return policy is really good. If it comes down to returning I'm not sure what to get to replace it considering these aren't in stock anymore. So sad... mad.gif
post #1347 of 1548
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Originally Posted by frogpond1 View Post

Ok so we've had ours for three months. I'm not a newb when it comes to A/V stuff and took great care for not leaving anything on our plasma for too long to prevent burn in and even ran the scrolling bars on occasion. We love the picture but it happened, the dreaded burn in from a game I play but again it's not like I'm playing it all day every day and again took care of timing to prevent burn in.

So now the problem is it's there and won't go away and it's annoying and I've read that Panasonic won't cover it so we're stuck with it. Option A. Still call Panasonic and see what their response is, B. We bought it from Sams Club and I hear their return policy is really good. If it comes down to returning I'm not sure what to get to replace it considering these aren't in stock anymore. So sad... mad.gif

Regular TV watching will eliminate the burn in over time, but it could take a long time, several months etc. Just depends on whether it really bothers you that much or you can live with it. Did you have pixel orbiter on?
post #1348 of 1548
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Originally Posted by morphinapg View Post

Regular TV watching will eliminate the burn in over time, but it could take a long time, several months etc. Just depends on whether it really bothers you that much or you can live with it. Did you have pixel orbiter on?

Yes it's been on since day one and I even run the rolling bars periodically.
post #1349 of 1548
I always make sure to avoid playing any games with static HUDs for any lengthy period of time, or if they allow you turn it off I usually do, like for example the Assassin's Creed games HUDs all are optional. I also like non-static HUDs like the Crysis games. Though I prefer it most when the HUD rarely shows up, like Uncharted or Tomb Raider.
post #1350 of 1548
Keep running slides, etc.
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