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post #3901 of 6832
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Originally Posted by Craig-Paul View Post

How to do an Hour Check via Service menu

Press and hold the {VOL -} button ON THE PLASMA TV.
Then press the {INFO} button on the remote control 3 times.

"Start Adjustment Menu" message will be displayed followed
by the Service Menu after few seconds.


You will see the following:

ADJUST {Picture Adjustment}
WB-ADJUST {White Balance Adjustment}
OPTION {Option Setting}
V-SUS {V-SUS Adjustment}
AGING
SRV-TOOL {Service Tool}

{1} & {2} buttons move through options

Press the {2} button once to select "SRV-TOOL".

Then press the {OK} button to access it.

Using the cursor keys, highlight the right side
of the last item "PTCT :00.00.00.00.00" :

Then press and hold the {MUTE} button for 3 seconds.

Time and Count will be displayed in red color:

__TIME = Hours : Minutes of operation.
COUNT = Times the Plasma was powered on.

To exit, unplug the power cable.

It does not display minuets of operation, only hours.
post #3902 of 6832
Well, I'm finally getting the 55" tomorrow at BestBuy. cool.gif It's $150 off at the moment, at least up until the 19nth. Just a quick question though, i'll be sitting away eye distance wise just under 11 feet at about 10 feet & 10 inches. Just wondering if it's possible at that distance to be able to tell the difference between 720p(most Wii U games) and 1080p (some Wii U games)?
post #3903 of 6832
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Originally Posted by WaveBoy View Post

Well, I'm finally getting the 55" tomorrow at BestBuy. cool.gif It's $150 off at the moment, at least up until the 19nth. Just a quick question though, i'll be sitting away eye distance wise just under 11 feet at about 10 feet & 10 inches. Just wondering if it's possible at that distance to be able to tell the difference between 720p(most Wii U games) and 1080p (some Wii U games)?
Probably. You will find out for sure tomorrow.
post #3904 of 6832
So I spent way to long trying to update the firmware on my TV before I found out the "Check media on disk (0004)" error means my firmware is up to date. rolleyes.gif
post #3905 of 6832
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Originally Posted by IDRick View Post

I have never connected my pc to a tv before. My video card has two HDMI outputs so I assume I simply set the monitor output to 60 HZ and resolution to 1920 x 1080 then connect to one of the HDMI inputs on s64, correct? Any special settings required on the tv?

I need three HDMI ports but only have two on the s64. I was thinking I could put the dvr on HDMI1 and put the BR player + pc on a switch connected to HDMI2. Is this a good way to go or is there a better way?

Thanks!

Just buy an HDMI switcher, problem solved. Most even come with a remote.
post #3906 of 6832
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Originally Posted by braveblade View Post

New member here. Just bought a 50 inch s64 today, but noticed a problem when breaking in the TV. In a green background, the screen shows a rectangle bar, as showed in the pic, you need to look closely to see it. In fact the screen shows 2 rectangle bars, they are symmetric, one in middle left, and one in middle right. The pic shows the one on middle right. Is it normal or I got a lemon?

Is this so called screen banding?
post #3907 of 6832
I dont see it.
post #3908 of 6832
Ok, grabbed a P50s60 of of amazon last week and am curious about a few things. I'm using fairchild99's setting, minus the Pro-W/B and color detail adjustments. Everything was looking great until we started watching Zero Dark Thirt. The blacks during the final scene just looked off and if you stepped close enough you could see a lot of little green/red dots dancing around. Actually you can notice "dancing" stuff when sitting back, it's weird. They just didn't seem as deep as they should be. Is it best to just use default settings for a bit? I'm not sure if I jumped the gun by using the settings posted here so soon.

Watching a college football game right now and everything looks pretty sharp. This is first plasma and first nicer TV in ages. I want to make sure I wasn't expecting too much lol.

Thanks for te help!
Edited by TheCiscoKid - 9/7/13 at 6:42pm
post #3909 of 6832
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Originally Posted by xenon9887 View Post

Just buy an HDMI switcher, problem solved. Most even come with a remote.

Yes, I understand I need a switch but it does matter if different settings must be used for PC input. All the items on the switch would need to use the same setting, I seem to recall someone saying that the color range is different on PC than tv. Am I remembering this correctly? If so, I would need to put the PC on HDMI 1 and the switch on HDMI 2.
post #3910 of 6832
There is a company called "Glarestopper" that makes an after market glare filter. I have no experience with their products and have never used them, so this is not a recommendation, just information!
post #3911 of 6832
I just bought the 64 from Costco and I'm thinking I'm in a lot of trouble. We used to have a 42" Panasonic plasma from maybe 4 years ago. The Sony blu-ray player was connected to the back of the Panny and coaxial was used for audio, hooked up from the back of the Sony to an old JVC receiver. We were happy with that. We didn't need anything special in the bedroom. Lossy sound was perfectly fine by us. So, all we really wanted to do was to upgrade in size to the 50". Well, it's been a nightmare, but let me only discuss what appears to be the worst part. For some reason, this new tv locks out my blu-ray player's option to select DTS. I don't know how that's even possible, it's not grayed out, it's just not there anymore. So now when we play a blu-ray player we have two terrible choices. 1 is that we listen using the tv's speakers and, for some reason, doing that the sound is ridiculously low. Turning it all the way to 99 and it's still not going to be loud. Or it somehow defaults through my old receiver to only linear PCM/pro logic and I get stereo sound that's also awful. What's happening? I switched out tvs and this new tv somehow has the ability to tell my blu-ray player what it can and can't do. On my other plasma, it recognized what to do and it played lossy DTS sound and now it doesn't. And even through the HDMI straight to the plasma, the sound we hear is dramatically lower than regular television sound. Streaming decodes just fine, so Netflix is perfect and, while I think the sound on this new model while using the regular speakers, is worse than my four year old 42" model, at least I can watch television and hear things. I seem to have no way of using my blu-ray player anymore unless I go with the Linear PCM and that's not an option. I don't want to put a home theater in my bedroom or really change much of what we had. We just wanted a bigger television. Can someone PLEASE tell me what might be going on, why and if there's any solution that isn't difficult and/or pricey? I have a feeling I'm going to have to return it and that really sucks because Costco was selling it for $599.99 and you can't beat that. We upgraded because of the price and the glowing reviews. So, do I need to return it or is there some kind of "trick" that will allow me to work around this problem? Thanks!!!
post #3912 of 6832
Can you run a digital coax or toslink cable directly from the BDP to your AVR?
post #3913 of 6832
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Can you run a digital coax or toslink cable directly from the BDP to your AVR?

You mean my receiver? Yes, that's how it was before with the 42" and there's nothing different but the tv. I still have the coax outputs on my bd player and my old receiver, but somehow my new television seems to be getting in the way of it all working. I don't even understand it. It's just a new television and everything else is the same, but now I can't use my bd player like I used to. I can't even try to guess why and I've been up all night just trying everything. I'm stumped.
post #3914 of 6832
Very strange. I dont have that tv. Hopefully its just a setting and someone who owns this tv can help you.
post #3915 of 6832
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Originally Posted by VeronicaMars View Post

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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Can you run a digital coax or toslink cable directly from the BDP to your AVR?

You mean my receiver? Yes, that's how it was before with the 42" and there's nothing different but the tv. I still have the coax outputs on my bd player and my old receiver, but somehow my new television seems to be getting in the way of it all working. I don't even understand it. It's just a new television and everything else is the same, but now I can't use my bd player like I used to. I can't even try to guess why and I've been up all night just trying everything. I'm stumped.
Some AVRs and pre/pros can pass thru the capabilities from the TV to the end device (your BDP) and disable the pass thru. You may want to check if your AVR can do this and disable the pass thru. Your TV may not support what you want to do but your AVR certainly can. It's something to try.

larry
post #3916 of 6832
Hey guys so far so good with the 50s64.

I'm using DNICE break in settings which state to keep the custom mode at default settings. Which the contrast is default set at 100. Is this ok? I have everything set to zoom so no black bars (it's all coming back to me) but I'm a little concerned that the contrast is high but if DNICE is saying to keep it there I guess ill be alright. But just curious.

My other question is since I'm not used to panasonic...my KURO came with a manual with literally everything in it from settings to what the settings actually are...I'm wondering is there somewhere else I can look because the manual doesn't state anything in detail. For example it's obvious what FULL or ZOOM is but other setting I have no clue. Like JUST or H-FILL.

I'm not expecting you to answer what everything is...but did I miss something else like maybe I missed another book in the box cause there was nothing else in there
post #3917 of 6832
Have you tried to download the owners manual from the Panasonic website?
post #3918 of 6832
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Have you tried to download the owners manual from the Panasonic website?

Lol that's a start thanks...google is always an option but just didnt know if I was missing something that didnt come in the box when I bought it.

Hey BOND or anyone...I don't want to repost it here since its not the correct thread but I posted in the issues thread about my picture seeming jumpy...can you hop over there and read it!! I'm not sure what's going on...it's on the last page. And I haven't seen this mentioned really in this thread. Unless it has to do with gradients
post #3919 of 6832
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Originally Posted by SeLfMaDe111985 View Post

Hey guys so far so good with the 50s64.

I'm using DNICE break in settings which state to keep the custom mode at default settings. Which the contrast is default set at 100. Is this ok? I have everything set to zoom so no black bars (it's all coming back to me) but I'm a little concerned that the contrast is high but if DNICE is saying to keep it there I guess ill be alright. But just curious.

My other question is since I'm not used to panasonic...my KURO came with a manual with literally everything in it from settings to what the settings actually are...I'm wondering is there somewhere else I can look because the manual doesn't state anything in detail. For example it's obvious what FULL or ZOOM is but other setting I have no clue. Like JUST or H-FILL.

I'm not expecting you to answer what everything is...but did I miss something else like maybe I missed another book in the box cause there was nothing else in there

Do you have the vertical bar as showed in the pic I attached above on your s64?
post #3920 of 6832
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Originally Posted by TheCiscoKid View Post

Ok, grabbed a P50s60 of of amazon last week and am curious about a few things. I'm using fairchild99's setting, minus the Pro-W/B and color detail adjustments. Everything was looking great until we started watching Zero Dark Thirt. The blacks during the final scene just looked off and if you stepped close enough you could see a lot of little green/red dots dancing around. Actually you can notice "dancing" stuff when sitting back, it's weird. They just didn't seem as deep as they should be. Is it best to just use default settings for a bit? I'm not sure if I jumped the gun by using the settings posted here so soon.

Watching a college football game right now and everything looks pretty sharp. This is first plasma and first nicer TV in ages. I want to make sure I wasn't expecting too much lol.

Thanks for te help!

I noticed this the other day while watching a paused image of a Suits episode. I believe this is normal for plasmas and shouldn't be visible at normal viewing distances. I have a 65 incher and sit 7 feet away and don't notice it unless I walk up to the TV.
post #3921 of 6832
Had this set for a couple weeks. Looks good so far, played some COD on it for an hour or two at a time, have seen absolutely no IR.
post #3922 of 6832
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Some AVRs and pre/pros can pass thru the capabilities from the TV to the end device (your BDP) and disable the pass thru. You may want to check if your AVR can do this and disable the pass thru. Your TV may not support what you want to do but your AVR certainly can. It's something to try.

larry

I'm not really doing pass thru though.

In our bedroom we really try to keep it simple. We watch ALL cable tv that we watch with the regular plasma speakers. So this is done with HDMI and nothing else is involved. When we use Netflix or Vudu, we usually use the receiver for sound. It's an old JVC. So, yes, the HDMI is sending audio from the bd player to the tv, but we just turn the volume down to 0 (my old Panny let us mute it, but this new one leaves an icon on the screen). So, it's just a matter of the sound coming from the bd player through the coaxial and into the receiver. I don't see how anything could go wrong with this because I bought the s64.

We do the exact same thing for 90% of our blu-rays. We just turn on the receiver, turn down the volume on the set and the receiver would decode the lossy DTS audio. I can't fathom why it would start only giving me linear PCM, especially when, through the same coaxial, it was decoding my Netflix just fine.

Anyway, it starting decoding DTS out of the blue after about 5 hours of fiddling. I don't believe that I did anything. I just started working again. But settings on my blu-ray player "disappeared." I have the same model in my living room, so it's easy to check. The setting for choosing DTS sound was gone. No longer in the same place it always had been. All my apps had disappeared, but I pushed the Netflix button on my remote and they all repopulated, but I had to resign in and start over on Vudu and Netfix, while Amazon remembered me.

The blu-ray player was practically new, so I'm just hoping it had some kind of issue and that it showed up, went away and could be intermittent. Amazon is sending me another one, but if the problem happens again, I won't know what to make of it.

I only changed televisions. I'm not sending anything through my receiver to another place. HDMI isn't going into my receiver than into my tv. HDMI goes from my cable box to my tv and from my bd player to my tv. The coaxial goes from my bd player right over to the receiver. This is how we had it on our other plasma and we didn't change anything but tvs and it never gave my the slightest problem before last night.

Very frustrating and I just hope the tv itself doesn't play some kind of part in this.
post #3923 of 6832
Sure, its the TV's fault. Return it and save yourself the agony. Is a piece of junk. Panasonic's are junk. Everything else is perfect, but not this set.
post #3924 of 6832
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SeLfMaDe111985 View Post

I'm not expecting you to answer what everything is...but did I miss something else like maybe I missed another book in the box cause there was nothing else in there

The booklet is just a quick start guide, and i think it tells you that the instruction manual is built into the TV.

Also, refer to the first post in this thread.
post #3925 of 6832
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Originally Posted by foghorn2 View Post

Sure, its the TV's fault. Return it and save yourself the agony. Is a piece of junk. Panasonic's are junk. Everything else is perfect, but not this set.

You must of had a very bad day or you are a miserable person. It is most likely a setting issue with her Bluray player or AVR, or she could also try going optical cable from tv to AVR, assuming her AVR has that connection. that way all her audio would go through her AVR and ouput 5.1 sound. The panel just displays the picture.

With an answer you are giving is just being ignorant. There is a reason why Panasonic plasmas have been rated so high and favoured.
post #3926 of 6832
Hello everyone,

I have a weird problem with the tuner on my TC-P50S60. I have Comcast's basic cable package, which allows me to plug the cable from the wall straight into the TV's tuner to get local channels in HD, as well as some other channels in SD. Unfortunately, the tuner seems to skip the first few channels (2-1, 5-1, 7-1) and goes straight to the next available one, which is 11-1.

This issue does not happen on my old Panasonic 32" TV, whose tuner gets all the channels that are missing (when hooked up to the same cable). Does anyone have any idea as to what could be causing the problem?
post #3927 of 6832
Did you run the Ant/Cable setup?
post #3928 of 6832
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Did you run the Ant/Cable setup?

Yup, that's exactly what I did. Ant/Cable setup, all channels (digital + analog). Same results as all channels (digital only). Same procedure on my old TV returned all the local channels. New TV returned only NBC. The rest were available in SD only at channels 27-1, 27-2, 27-3. :\
post #3929 of 6832
Try disconnecting the coax cable from the wall and use it as an antenna only to see what you pick up. Or try an antenna if you have one.
post #3930 of 6832
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Originally Posted by kolosok17 View Post

Hello everyone,

I have a weird problem with the tuner on my TC-P50S60. I have Comcast's basic cable package, which allows me to plug the cable from the wall straight into the TV's tuner to get local channels in HD, as well as some other channels in SD. Unfortunately, the tuner seems to skip the first few channels (2-1, 5-1, 7-1) and goes straight to the next available one, which is 11-1.

This issue does not happen on my old Panasonic 32" TV, whose tuner gets all the channels that are missing (when hooked up to the same cable). Does anyone have any idea as to what could be causing the problem?

Try going to MENU -> SETUP -> ANTENNA/CABLE SETUP -> MANUAL PROGRAM, going to those channels, and choosing "yes" under "Add."

You can also try AUTO PROGRAM to scan for available channels, although I ended up just getting a lot of crap (I have the same deal as you, except I don't pay for cable. I don't think they can block the basic channels).
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