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post #1381 of 1548
For the service menu changes, I changed cinema and warm. My defaults were indeed the same except for 2 or 3 of the settings although I forget which ones they were. Right now, I have to have the tint set to like -15 or even more negative for the skin tones to not appear green. Also, this is using normal color temps because that seems to help a little. Does that completely negate the service menu settings that I changed even though I'm still in cinema mode?
post #1382 of 1548
Picture mode does affect WB calibration because it changes the brightness and contrast of the TV. I don't know how much of a difference it makes, though. If it's just the light output of the TV that changes with each picture mode, then it won't really affect the WB. Each color temp is static between all picture modes. Technically you would want to calibrate the color temp to the picture mode and keep with that particular mode. It should be pretty similar across all modes. By changing the color temp in a mode you are completely switching your white balance. You shouldn't need to set tint at -15, something's not right. That sounds like a pretty bad green push. Does everything else look normal when tint that far adjusted?
post #1383 of 1548
I'm reasonably happy with the way the picture looks with tint adjusted that far. I ordered the Disney Wow disc so I'll report back after I calibrate using that. I have my defaults here incase you were interested:

rcut, gcut, bcut all 80

R dev F0
G drv FF
B drv 85

Also, I'm wondering what people have their black level set to in the advanced options. I'm finding I'm getting some more contrast with it set to dark.
post #1384 of 1548
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Originally Posted by trthurst View Post

I'm reasonably happy with the way the picture looks with tint adjusted that far. I ordered the Disney Wow disc so I'll report back after I calibrate using that. I have my defaults here incase you were interested:

rcut, gcut, bcut all 80

R dev F0
G drv FF
B drv 85

Also, I'm wondering what people have their black level set to in the advanced options. I'm finding I'm getting some more contrast with it set to dark.

The tradeoff for that is crushed blacks I wouldn't recommend that setting
post #1385 of 1548
I noticed the right side of my set is 10-15 F degrees warmer the rest of the display. Panasonic said this shouldn't be, so i will probably call their warranty/repair number.
post #1386 of 1548
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The tradeoff for that is crushed blacks I wouldn't recommend that setting

I'm not sure I understand...if you have darker blacks isn't that what you want?
post #1387 of 1548
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Originally Posted by trthurst View Post

I'm not sure I understand...if you have darker blacks isn't that what you want?

You are going to lose shadow details in near black, the subtle folds in a black shirt, the texture of a brick wall in shadow. The blacks on the UT50 are more than sufficient imo, you should be looking at increasing contrast ratio by increasing light output if that is your aim. Ultimately it is up to you tho it is your set, I am just passing along my expoerience as long time Panasonic plasma owner.

When you get your WOW disk that may change your perception.
post #1388 of 1548
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Originally Posted by trthurst View Post

Also, I'm wondering what people have their black level set to in the advanced options. I'm finding I'm getting some more contrast with it set to dark.

I read a VT50 (not UT50) review where the guy said he got best results by setting the input range to non-standard 0-255 and then setting dark blacks, (then adjusting the brightness upward to restore the black detail).

I never tried it or looked at what it would do on a test pattern - since my understanding is that both of those settings are incorrect for regular media sources - but he was using a meter and calibration software to analyze (shrug).
post #1389 of 1548
Thanks for the input guys...I do have a problem however. I was mucking around in the service menu and I wound up changing the values for the normal color temp (which I was happy with the default settings). Can someone please list the defaults for this? Also, is this something that is the same for each TV?
post #1390 of 1548
If you tune OTA and enter the SM you should be accessing the SD settings. In your WB settings you will find the default settings. Write them down and don't change them unless you're going to calibrate SD programming. They serve as a good back up in case you lose your notes.
post #1391 of 1548
Anikun,

I'm having a hard time following your post because of the acronyms. I don't know how to access the defaults. Could you elaborate on that?
post #1392 of 1548
Sorry about that. To clear things up a bit, you will be accessing the standard definition white balance settings. The TV stores standard and high definition settings separately. So if you're watching antenna TV channels, I don't remember if it has to be 480i or it any over the air programming works, but access the service menu from there. When you get to the white balance settings (I think it's in there) you should see SD listed instead of the former HD when changing the white balance for an HD source. Remember, if you change these SD settings, you won't have a default to look back to. So write down and save those settings where you won't lose them. If you never change your SD settings, then you can go back and look at them in the future.
post #1393 of 1548
I just tried entering the service menu from a standard definition channel and the values were set to the ones I changed by accident. Could someone let me know what the default values are for normal color temp?
post #1394 of 1548
Did it say SD or HD in the menu?
post #1395 of 1548
It said HD. Is there a way to change that?
post #1396 of 1548
Yeah, it sounds like a 480i source would be needed to be on screen, then it will should SD and be the unchanged settings. I think I used the splash screen of my AVR.
post #1397 of 1548
How can I tell if the channel is 480i or not?
post #1398 of 1548
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Originally Posted by trthurst View Post

How can I tell if the channel is 480i or not?

Press the Info button on your remote. I think most DVDs are 480i so you might try that without upconverting on the BD/DVD player.
post #1399 of 1548
All channels are showing up as 720p. If someone could post defualts for normal color temp, I'd really appreciate it.
post #1400 of 1548
These are mine, but they might not necessarily be yours, that's why I tried to get you to be able to access your SD settings.

Default
Warm

R Cut 80
G Cut 80
B Cut 80

R Drive FF
G Drive FF
B Drive 80

All Cut 80
All Drive FF

Default
Normal

R Cut 80
G Cut 80
B Cut 80

R Drive F6
G Drive FF
B Drive B7

All Cut 80
All Drive FF

Default
Cool

R Cut 80
G Cut 80
B Cut 80

R Drive E8
G Drive FF
B Drive EA

All Cut 80
All Drive FF
post #1401 of 1548
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Originally Posted by trthurst View Post

All channels are showing up as 720p. If someone could post defualts for normal color temp, I'd really appreciate it.

What is your source(s)?
post #1402 of 1548
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What is your source(s)?

Verizon fios...if that's what you're asking?

Thanks for the settings Anikun, I think I'm going to stick with them and no longer tinker.
post #1403 of 1548
If you get the itch to tinker again, I suggest an i1 Display Pro and HCFR software (or Calman if you want to pay for it).
post #1404 of 1548
I was actually on the phone with Panasonic yesterday and they are sending a technician out to have a look at it. I'm assuming they think there could be something wrong or else why bother? Like I said, I have tint set to about -20 in order for skin tones to appear right. Hopefully they don't give me grief about messing around in the service menu since that was one of the main reasons I decided to do so in the first place.
post #1405 of 1548
With your settings at default, I don't think they can tell. But you can also say you had it calibrated by someone - if they even ask.
post #1406 of 1548
Guys, my TV has a problem...

Every time i try to access my HDD, the TV resets itself. Pressing "Media Player" takes me straight to the TV resetting. Pressing Viera Tools, then onto Videos, I can get to the screen where the TV actually recognises the drive. But as soon as I click on the drive; the TV begins to read and then it shuts itself off and back on again.

The strange thing is, it was working fine until today. I had recently partitioned the NTFS portion from 400gb to 600gb. With the new larger partition, it was working straight away up until today.

What could be wrong? I suspect there's something wrong with the TV's software and its compatibility with my new hard drive (it's a LaCie Rugged, 1TB, USB3.0).

I'm looking to buy the WDTV LIVE SMP soon anyway and if this can't be fixed, then it's not too big a deal. But having just forked out a lot on this TV, i want all the functions to work.
post #1407 of 1548
Do you have a blu ray player that's supposed to be compatible with that drive to test it on?
post #1408 of 1548
Panic over... I put my girlfriend's HDD into it and the TV works fine. The problem will be to do with my HDD itself (thank god). I do remember - like a frickin' noob - not ejecting my HDD as I pulled it from my mac after I was done partitioning it. That may have been a big problem!

Also, I've just noticed, I now have a web browser on my UT50! (not that i find it useful!)
post #1409 of 1548
Hey everybody,
I'm trying to connect an N64 (yes, old school!) to my UT50. Just for fun
From what I gather, I am going to have to get an adapter from RCA to either Composite or SCART. Can anybody provide advice/recommendations? I'm not even sure how the graphics will scale to the screen... might not even be worth the trouble?
Thanks in advance!
post #1410 of 1548
The UT50 supports a standard composite input (Yellow video, red/white audio), through the component port. I believe you have to plug in the yellow composite cable into the green component port, and then plug in the red and white audio inputs in. You just have to switch the input settings on the set to composite (VIDEO) mode instead of component so it detects the signal properly.
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