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post #301 of 1548
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Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

Why does the NZ version of the UT50 have to have different wording and settings in the menus to the US?
For example, our Brightness etc. scales center on '0' while yours seem to center on '50', CATS is called "Eco Mode", we have no "HD/H Size" and where is RGB Range?
ridiculous.

Hi.. Im from Asia.. i just bought the UT50.. Here in asia its called " VIERA TH-P50UT50K ". I also found that the settings are different from other countries.. Maybe we can share some information from other region too.. smile.gif
post #302 of 1548
Hello, I'm wondering if any one has any experience with the calibration services offered by Best Buy's Geek Squad. As a Premier Silver member at BB I can get the calibration done for free. Any insight is appreciated! Thanks!
post #303 of 1548
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Originally Posted by Justin Campbell View Post

Hello, I'm wondering if any one has any experience with the calibration services offered by Best Buy's Geek Squad. As a Premier Silver member at BB I can get the calibration done for free. Any insight is appreciated! Thanks!

Sometimes they do a decent job other times not, I would make sure you have all of your settings recorded pre-calibration and that includes the service menu.
post #304 of 1548
I bought the 60" version of the ut50 at costco almost 3 months ago and have noticed a vertical line that has different shades from the scene above and below it. I have only seen it 3 times and the line does not go the length of the set, only a fraction of it. It has been on the left center and right of the screen. The line can still be seen in zoom mode (so the line must appear on a different spot) although it is not as obvious. It has only occurred on downloaded content (homeland and the movie lawless) both 720p mkv or mp4 but this makes up most of the viewing hours.

The player does not have an effect (wd live. ps3, tv itself) but changing from cinema to standard seems to eliminate the line. The set was to going to be returned but all the stores i talked to suggested the source was the problem as the panel would always have the line. I decided to keep the set when i played one of the offending shows on my brother in laws 3 year old panasonic plasma and saw the same line.

Each time I see the line I cannot believe others on the discussion board have not mentioned it. I hope the set is showing the flaws of compression as my return widow closes. I would switch to standard mode but cinema just looks right.
post #305 of 1548
Can someone explain to me who RichB is and where his settings are? Everyone keeps referencing RichB's settings, but I can't find them anywhere.
post #306 of 1548
Hi

I'm from nz and just purchased the UT 50z and was wondering if you have the hdmi settings that everyone is talking about because I can't find it?

Thanks
post #307 of 1548
Hi

I'm from nz and just purchased the UT 50z and was wondering if you have the hdmi settings that everyone is talking about because I can't find it?

Thanks
post #308 of 1548
Anyone have recommended gaming settings? And is game mode required even on a plasma with amazing refresh rates?
post #309 of 1548
I'm also wondering about this. I bought a P55UT50 a few months ago and used PathofNeo's settings that worked wonderfully. However, It seems that the picture isn't as good as it should be when I'm using my "game" input with my xbox 360. Does anybody have separate settings for gaming or are the other settings applicable to this as well? I usually play fps games (Halo, COD, etc.)

Thanks!
post #310 of 1548
Game mode is necessary. I usually just use settings that are pretty close to my Cinema settings which are pretty much identical to Neo's calibrated Cinema settings. smile.gif
post #311 of 1548
Hello guys, I need your help.

I purchased a 60UT50 , and when i watch avenger in Bluray 3D , I get some ghosting... I have my pioneer bluray player set to 1080p 24p, but I can't seem to get the 24p direct in to 24hz, keeps giving me 48 or 60. plus I have set Pathofneo's calibrations on custom and it is very nice!

The avengers scene I am refering to is the 6th, when iron man gets out of the water, you see him ghosted (triple image) and when he lands on the pod. His head is ghosted as well. but when he walks towards us, it changes...

the best settings i have found so far is.

vivid, i have set it to 48Hz input, and set the 3D settings to -2 (fixes the whole scene, but creates uneven borders...) -1 is what i have it set now, it fixed 80% of the problem... i have a little ghosting effect on some scenes... but all edges seem a little off...

keep in mind i have tried Amazing spider-man and some scenes are ghosted as well... avatar, same thing...

how can i tell if my Bluray player is sending 24p, or is there something else?

+ anyone noticed a judder when cinema smoother is activated and the screen is paused in 2D?


many Thanks!
post #312 of 1548
If you can change between 48 Hz and 60 Hz then you know you have 24p from the incoming signal. You can't change a 60 Hz input signal to 48 Hz, the option will be grayed out.
post #313 of 1548
if i have a 24p input signal, shouldnt it say 24p?
post #314 of 1548
Somewhere in display info, yes, but no TV displays 24 Hz so for playback you can only choose 48 or 60.
post #315 of 1548
I just got this TV about a week ago and I love it so far. It is only in a temporary setup so I'm sure I'll love it even more when I put it where it's intended to go. The picture is great but there is one thing that bothers me a little. The blacks on the TV get very dark but in scenes where something fades to black it looks a little grainy. I can usually see it when grey is fading to black or yellow to orange. Grainy is the only way I can really describe it. Is there anything in the settings I can adjust to make it better?
post #316 of 1548
Have you calibrated the set yet..
post #317 of 1548
My 100 hours of slides is coming to a close after tonight. I'm fairly happy with the tv but the settings I still just don't get. I guess I can start trying to mimic some of the one's here (have read the front page about a billion times and there's not that much there) but I still feel lost.

Especially with gaming mode. It's so hit or miss and usually quite dark looking. Increasing the gamma levels in the games menus seems to wash everything out. Some games look good though. I haven't put in Skyrim yet, but I bet it looks insane. Dead Island is gorgeous.

One good surprise is that playing files from my laptop with no graphics card plays 3D almost perfect (contrary to what I read online) and 1080p better via the hdmi than the DLNA (in my experience) which also can butcher some 720p+ files so they look unwatchable.

Aspect ratios are also driving me insane. Parts of my desktop are cut off on all 4 sides and I cannot figure out how to fix it. It's constantly zoomed in. The 16:9 setting in VLC sometimes helps, but I feel like I'm missing part of the screen (especially if it's letterbox and I'm forced to use zoom).

I don't have a bluray player to calibrate with, isn't there a trusted setting I should be using with the slides?
post #318 of 1548
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Originally Posted by slagbom View Post

My 100 hours of slides is coming to a close after tonight. I'm fairly happy with the tv but the settings I still just don't get. I guess I can start trying to mimic some of the one's here (have read the front page about a billion times and there's not that much there) but I still feel lost.
Especially with gaming mode. It's so hit or miss and usually quite dark looking. Increasing the gamma levels in the games menus seems to wash everything out. Some games look good though. I haven't put in Skyrim yet, but I bet it looks insane. Dead Island is gorgeous.
One good surprise is that playing files from my laptop with no graphics card plays 3D almost perfect (contrary to what I read online) and 1080p better via the hdmi than the DLNA (in my experience) which also can butcher some 720p+ files so they look unwatchable.
Aspect ratios are also driving me insane. Parts of my desktop are cut off on all 4 sides and I cannot figure out how to fix it. It's constantly zoomed in. The 16:9 setting in VLC sometimes helps, but I feel like I'm missing part of the screen (especially if it's letterbox and I'm forced to use zoom).
I don't have a bluray player to calibrate with, isn't there a trusted setting I should be using with the slides?

I don't think adjusting gamma in the games will fix your darkness problem, you should probably increase brightness. Gamma doesn't make dark scenes and objects brighter or darker per se, it changes the luminance response. You should download the AVS HD 709 MP4 files and copy them to a flash drive and plug that into the TV. I assume they should play. Then you can see the basic calibration screens unmolested by a computer, although I think if you have never adjusted color or brightness settings in the computer's native environment, then you should have an accurate picture to the TV.

For your aspect ratio problem, keep it set to "Full." Your problem isn't the aspect ratio, it's the anti-image retention. If you want to see your full desktop 100% of the time, then you'll need to disable that. It took me a long time to figure out what the problem was and I thought I was going crazy because it would be a different edge of the screen that that mouse kept going out of view.
post #319 of 1548
Are there any calibrated 3D settings? Can't seem to find any. Is it best to use Custom?
post #320 of 1548
I'm working on calibrating but having trouble getting readings with my meter.
post #321 of 1548
Custom is still the best for 3d, cinema 3d is too dark and far away from reference for contrast and brightness and exhibits the most ghosting because it is too dark. You can switch from 2d cinema to 3d custom and compare and get a similar picture in regards to brightness and contrast. The Avengers 3d is a perfect example of this as it's practically unwatchable in cinema 3d mode with detail loss and ghosting galore lol.
post #322 of 1548
can someone comment on how well the motion smooth/frame interpolation feature works on the UT50?

i guess i am in the minority when i say i like the 'soap opera effect' but id like to know if the feature in this set is as effective as the 120hz LEDs at this..
post #323 of 1548
It is extremely effective. There are 3 levels of frame interpolation and off. I don't usually care for it, but it does work quite well.
post #324 of 1548
Well I think I posted this in the other thread but noticed this is the correct place and it dovetails with my previous post.

There used to be an issue with the green line showing up using HDMI and HD Size 2. Well now it's happening to me (on a tv I believe was built mere weeks ago) but it's the entire screen flashing green like a strobe.

I tried to search for this but only the green line problem from 3 years ago comes up. Any suggestions?
post #325 of 1548
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

I don't think adjusting gamma in the games will fix your darkness problem, you should probably increase brightness. Gamma doesn't make dark scenes and objects brighter or darker per se, it changes the luminance response. You should download the AVS HD 709 MP4 files and copy them to a flash drive and plug that into the TV. I assume they should play. Then you can see the basic calibration screens unmolested by a computer, although I think if you have never adjusted color or brightness settings in the computer's native environment, then you should have an accurate picture to the TV.
For your aspect ratio problem, keep it set to "Full." Your problem isn't the aspect ratio, it's the anti-image retention. If you want to see your full desktop 100% of the time, then you'll need to disable that. It took me a long time to figure out what the problem was and I thought I was going crazy because it would be a different edge of the screen that that mouse kept going out of view.

Ok thanks. I took the contrast up a bit after breaking in the TV and that seems to have helped.

Also I'm using an Xbox and component and the PC is just for watching 3D or whatever files. I did figure out the HD Size was what caused the desktop to be obscured but that caused a whole other problem (see above post).

Can I use that MP4 file to calibrate my tv then? I don't have a BR player ATM.
post #326 of 1548
I haven't tried it but mp4 is such a common format that I would be surprised if it wasn't supported. In case it doesn't work you should be able to use you PC. The recommended PC settings for TV are YCC 4:4:4 (16-235/limited) output and 0-255 for video playback. This ensures that all desktop programs and such run native at 0-255 but will be converted to 16-235 when being sent to the TV. With PCs connected to TVs a compromise has to be made somewhere for color space/range, and this is a pretty good one.
post #327 of 1548
I have a question (I don't own this TV). Can contrast for cinema mode be increased in the service menu of the U50 and UT50, or is adjustment only possible in the user menu?
post #328 of 1548
Not really, there are controls for all cut and all drive, but I don't know what decreasing all cut would do below 80, and all drive is already at FF so there's not much to do. I suppose I'd you dropped all cut you would have to compensate my increasing brightness, but that doesn't increase max output brightness.
post #329 of 1548
Hey All,

I just got this TV and love it so far. However I went into the service menu to take a look around and have changed the CONTRAST setting on SD by mistake, and now the picture looks terrible for basic/standard cable. All other settings in this mode are the same as others on the forum here, so all is well there. The YMAX will not allow me to change it as well. Or does that change automatically and is it dependent on the CONTRAST setting? Would like the settings for both over the air or standard cable TV SD mode and for HDMI/HDTV HD mode as well. I have not been able to find these posted on the forum here or elsewhere.

Thanks for the help in advance!!
post #330 of 1548
Do you have the Contrast and YMAX settings used for both SD and HD in either cinema or custom?
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