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post #1411 of 1548
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Originally Posted by morphinapg View Post

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.

+1

Does the TV have auto detect? My previous Sony LCD had the option of assigning the input type or setting it to Auto. The only problem with Auto was that sometimes the TV was expecting YCC and so the composite input was black and white.
post #1412 of 1548
I don't think so. I believe I had to manually set whether the input is component or composite.
post #1413 of 1548
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Originally Posted by morphinapg View Post

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.

This worked like a charm. I could swear I'd tried that already (tried different combinations of settings and input pairings), but for whatever reason it's working now! Thanks! smile.gif
post #1414 of 1548
Definitely getting this thing serviced.

My right edge of my screen is so green I can tell not only green tints in whites but changes in skin tones as people walk across the screen.

Center is pinkish and edges are green, right edge is so especially green it's always noticeable as something moves across it. I really hope Panasonic doesn't try to tell me this isn't covered by warranty.

I'm also kind of annoyed the P50UT50 is not listed on any of their online support forms, so I can't request service online I have to call them I guess?
post #1415 of 1548
my question is since I have my 60 u54 calibrated in the service menu whats the highest I can set the contrast and brightness? I'm in a very lit room during the day? My friends say its not bright enough for them, I'm used to it. Would 90 & 57 be alright with warm 1 ?
post #1416 of 1548
You can set it to whatever you like, but if you want the proper brightness and contrast then you should use a calibration disc, like the free AVS rec 709 disc. There's really only one right setting for brightness, as for contrast if sets the peak white but also the peak brightness on this TV so you have some leeway - again, that is if you want a proper picture. Setting brightness at 57 will get you dark shades of gray but probably not black. A contrast of 90 should be all right. I noticed at a certain point on my TV, I think 93, elements of the picture starting to pop, like people would appear to be "popped" from the background so I had to turn it down.
post #1417 of 1548
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

You can set it to whatever you like, but if you want the proper brightness and contrast then you should use a calibration disc, like the free AVS rec 709 disc. There's really only one right setting for brightness, as for contrast if sets the peak white but also the peak brightness on this TV so you have some leeway - again, that is if you want a proper picture. Setting brightness at 57 will get you dark shades of gray but probably not black. A contrast of 90 should be all right. I noticed at a certain point on my TV, I think 93, elements of the picture starting to pop, like people would appear to be "popped" from the background so I had to turn it down.
So I should leave the brightness where you have it at 48 and play with the contrast?
post #1418 of 1548
Well, I called Panasonic support earlier right before they closed and I'll have a service guy out in a week to check out things. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

I somehow doubt they have any replacement panels for a P50UT50... I wonder what they'll try to give me instead if they can't find a replacement?

If they try to give me a P60UT50 it would just be far too large for this room. I'm crossing my fingers that if they can't give me an exact replacement that I can convince them to give me a VT60 55", but I somehow doubt that. wink.gif

Hell, if they would offer me one of their 42" to 46" pro monitors I'd take it as that would be a much better fit for this room than the 50" and I could care less about the 3d and the "smart" features. I have no need for built in speakers or tuner either. I just need two HDMI ports and nothing else. I'd have to flat out say, "NO!!!!" to a 60" (it would not fit right in this room).

Seems like I'll never see another new Panasonic plasma display that's smaller than 55"... probably not even 60" the way things seem to be going. frown.gif

Edit:
I would like to also add... that after putting over 4000 hours on this panel it ceases to have any IR problems. I can't seem to give it IR at all now. It was fairly delicate up until and well after the 2000 hour mark. I think these things need like 3000 hour break in honestly. After this many hours IR is incredibly short lived and only very briefly visible when viewing white slides and any hint at all of it fades very very quickly.
Edited by damag0r - 7/14/13 at 11:30pm
post #1419 of 1548
I tried to download the avs rec 709 and my computer wouldn't do it detected a virus, whats the highest you can set the brightness before the blacks turn grey?
post #1420 of 1548
Are you using default white balance? If so, reference black will probably be around 49 - 53.
post #1421 of 1548
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

Are you using default white balance? If so, reference black will probably be around 49 - 53.
I have you service menu calibration I have not adjusted anything else in the service menu...
post #1422 of 1548
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Originally Posted by Tk111 View Post

I have you service menu calibration I have not adjusted anything else in the service menu...
Is there a w/b adjustment in the service menu? If so how do I adjust?
post #1423 of 1548
The RGB Cuts and Gains are the white balance. In that case you need a higher value because the cuts and gains are a bit lower than default, so you might like 60 for something a little above reference black (57)
post #1424 of 1548
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

The RGB Cuts and Gains are the white balance. In that case you need a higher value because the cuts and gains are a bit lower than default, so you might like 60 for something a little above reference black (57)
Ok since I did calibrate with your settings in the service menu I can bring up the brightness to 57 or 60?
post #1425 of 1548
My settings are at 57, you could go to 60 if you wanted. Your blacks will be darker at 57 but in daylight it may not be as noticeable. And with my white balance you would want warm 2 for proper color tone (D65).
post #1426 of 1548
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

My settings are at 57, you could go to 60 if you wanted. Your blacks will be darker at 57 but in daylight it may not be as noticeable. And with my white balance you would want warm 2 for proper color tone (D65).
Cool right now I have my 50 u54 at 88 and 57 i will put the 60 the same, what do you have your color set at mine is 49?
post #1427 of 1548
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Originally Posted by Tk111 View Post

Cool right now I have my 50 u54 at 88 and 57 i will put the 60 the same, what do you have your color set at mine is 49?
With warm 2 I brought the contrast up to 90
post #1428 of 1548
Your settings sound good to me. smile.gif
post #1429 of 1548
My current white-balance settings are:

R: 6A
G: 65
B: 6A

Warm 2 (default)

FF
F0
7E

Warm 2 seems a little "reddish", do I need to up the blue or lower the red, or a combination of both? To me, it seems logical to lower only the red value.

I previously used Anikun's settings of F4 FF 97, but after attending a Brewer's baseball game a couple weeks ago (night game) and comparing it to what I see on TV, default Warm 2 looks closer. Looking for any advice on this matter. Thanks!
post #1430 of 1548
You want to use Warm 2 because that is the direct result of your RGB settings. Warm 1 alters them. I don't know how the TV applies Warm 1 and Cool 1, but the xxxx2 and Normal are direct results of editing the SM. I think the TV blends Warm 2 and Normal, the same with Cool, to create a slightly different WB, but I'm just speculating. Also remember that the channel broadcast station can manipulate the color accuracy as much as they want, so they might apply some kind of "Sports" filter so the green grass is more saturated and vibrant. I don't know if they do that for sure, but in some of the previous posts people have mentioned DVD/BD content looking normal but daytime TV or nightly news looking off color. If you think it's too red then you would either need to cut red or increase blue and green, but you may need some time to get use to D65 white if your used to a cool white.
post #1431 of 1548
Thank u for the response...i think ur settings of f4 ff 97 are pretty close to accurate. i was thinking of trying a combination of default cool red (ef) and warm blue (7e)
post #1432 of 1548
Just don't forget that when you change your drives you're also effectively changing your cuts, too.
post #1433 of 1548
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Edited by coolguyf - 7/21/13 at 2:05pm
post #1434 of 1548
When you increase brightness your contrast increases, same thing when you decrease it. It works the same way when you adjust contrast.
post #1435 of 1548
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Originally Posted by damag0r View Post

Well, I called Panasonic support earlier right before they closed and I'll have a service guy out in a week to check out things. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

I somehow doubt they have any replacement panels for a P50UT50... I wonder what they'll try to give me instead if they can't find a replacement?

If they try to give me a P60UT50 it would just be far too large for this room. I'm crossing my fingers that if they can't give me an exact replacement that I can convince them to give me a VT60 55", but I somehow doubt that. wink.gif

Hell, if they would offer me one of their 42" to 46" pro monitors I'd take it as that would be a much better fit for this room than the 50" and I could care less about the 3d and the "smart" features. I have no need for built in speakers or tuner either. I just need two HDMI ports and nothing else. I'd have to flat out say, "NO!!!!" to a 60" (it would not fit right in this room).

Seems like I'll never see another new Panasonic plasma display that's smaller than 55"... probably not even 60" the way things seem to be going. frown.gif

Edit:
I would like to also add... that after putting over 4000 hours on this panel it ceases to have any IR problems. I can't seem to give it IR at all now. It was fairly delicate up until and well after the 2000 hour mark. I think these things need like 3000 hour break in honestly. After this many hours IR is incredibly short lived and only very briefly visible when viewing white slides and any hint at all of it fades very very quickly.
(Actually it turns out I have about 3380 hours on my set.)

Apparently they are going to replace boards and not the panel on Friday.

I'll let you guys know if it fixes the problem or not.
post #1436 of 1548
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Originally Posted by damag0r View Post

(Actually it turns out I have about 3380 hours on my set.)

Apparently they are going to replace boards and not the panel on Friday.

I'll let you guys know if it fixes the problem or not.

He replaced the boards and there was no improvement. He played with some of the trimpots and adjusted it so the peak brightness was a bit higher, but the green tinted edges and the red center is still very apparent. He took some pictures with his iphone to send to Panasonic, but considering how hard it was to get a good picture with a decent camera I somehow doubt he was able to get good pictures with his iphone. I'm going to be pretty pissed if I don't get a replacement panel or set to fix this issue. There are even visible changes in skin tone as someone walks across the screen. On white shirts and in clouds it's especially noticeable. I don't expect perfect uniformity, but the color is skewed WAY into the realm of visibility by the human eye and it's bugging me so much I can't even use the thing.
post #1437 of 1548
Call Panasonic & ask about a LOANER
post #1438 of 1548
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

Call Panasonic & ask about a LOANER

You think they'll loan me another set to see if I'm happy with it?

I should also add they claimed no one else with UT50s had this problem, but I know at least one person earlier in this thread said they had the same problem with their UT50.

If anyone else has this issue please call Panasonic and mention it!
post #1439 of 1548
They are supposed to provide a loaner while they fix yours. Concierge service, came in your papers with the tv.

They even bought back one of mine after nearly 5 years, but still in warranty, they could not fix.
post #1440 of 1548
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

They are supposed to provide a loaner while they fix yours. Concierge service, came in your papers with the tv.

They even bought back one of mine after nearly 5 years, but still in warranty, they could not fix.

Doubt I'll get one unless they actually take away the current one which they didn't. Just replaced the boards, went on about some BS about it being "improved" (but only barely if at all). Also are you sure the UT50 includes the concierge service?

Anyway, he did say they would "do something to make me happy", if I'm still noticing it. I already emailed them with a new pic I took after the guy left.
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