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post #4771 of 6830
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Originally Posted by Pluvious View Post

New S60 owner, I was wondering if I was correct that I should wait until I have about 300 hours on it before I do any detailed calibration. The set seems to be awfully dark and I suppose it's because within time it will get brighter and they are counter acting that effect. In the meantime I find myself messing with the picture controls trying to bring out the "pop" with no luck. Custom is the only preset that is remotely viewable. The others are so dark and subdued that it's questionable that I might have gotten a bum unit.

look at my current settings in my sig (the first link)... it's quite bright for a dim/dark room
post #4772 of 6830
Thanks htwaits . I'm going to order several of those cables . I'm still not sure yet about what to do about the audio though .
If I run the optical audio out the back of the TV, I guess I need a cable for that . I'm a real old school guy who has used analog audio all my life .
So , I' don't know what my digital options are .
post #4773 of 6830
Thanks Fairchild about the audio advice .
Also , I plan on entering your video settings within the first few hours after the set is up and running . Will probably hold off for awhile on the audio solution . I was looking at a few different soundboards . Sony has a few models so they are definite possibilities.
Be nice if I could get a nice inexpensive digital to analog audio converter .
post #4774 of 6830
I've been experiencing some persistent (but faint) IR issues with this channel logo from Comcast HD cable. Specifically, the text in white is very bright and I can see it when running the screen wipe (when the white bar passes over it) or on the PS3 XMB (when the XMB theme gets dark at night due to the time). The weird thing is commercial breaks on this channel don't show the logo and the breaks are quite frequent, but something about this pattern makes it very persistent IR-wise.



So, far I ran the (Disney WOW BD) Pixel Flipper for 5 hours last night, which greatly reduced it but did not eliminate it. I watched plenty of full-screen content today but it seems that made no difference, only the pixel flipper did.
post #4775 of 6830
Yeah that Destination America logo is pretty annoying, almost as bad as the History channel bright yellow/red logo. Only show i've ever watched on Destination America is Mountain Monsters (so bad it's good...) so that limits my chance for IR.
post #4776 of 6830
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Originally Posted by fairchild99 View Post

Yeah that Destination America logo is pretty annoying, almost as bad as the History channel bright yellow/red logo. Only show i've ever watched on Destination America is Mountain Monsters (so bad it's good...) so that limits my chance for IR.

Of the three weeks I've had this set, I've only watched this channel during two days, the first time for an hour and the second for two hours. The first time I had the IR for about two days afterward. It seems like this time will be the same. I mainly watch CBS and FOX and I know CBS uses a transparent/translucent logo (can't remember if FOX does too).

The pixel flipper does greatly accelerate the IR removal process, especially with stubborn cases like this. The screen wipe is decent too, but IMO a lot slower at removing IR.
post #4777 of 6830
I'm experiencing some stubborn IR as well.

The Netflix logo via the PS3 Netflix app. Even 15 minutes of that static logo wreaks havoc on the upper left part of the screen. I've run the scrolling bar and various "burn in fixes" on youtube, but there is still faint lines on the screen.

I guess I should buy that Disney WOW blu-ray and try the pixel flipper.

Also, how are people keeping track of the amount of time their set has been on? Is there something in the menus that I'm not seeing that gives you this info?
Edited by -Gozer- - 10/22/13 at 1:05am
post #4778 of 6830
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

Of the three weeks I've had this set, I've only watched this channel during two days, the first time for an hour and the second for two hours. The first time I had the IR for about two days afterward. It seems like this time will be the same. I mainly watch CBS and FOX and I know CBS uses a transparent/translucent logo (can't remember if FOX does too).

The pixel flipper does greatly accelerate the IR removal process, especially with stubborn cases like this. The screen wipe is decent too, but IMO a lot slower at removing IR.


Try running a white snowy picture in the vivid mode. If your set doesn't allow you to do that from the ant output like mine does, then find a clean bright broadcast like an HBO movie, again in vivid, instead. I use to have the same problem with the upper left score ticker on the YES channel when watching ball games. If I'm not watching any regular content afterwards I set it to a snowy white screen in vivid for 15 minutes with the off timer and it will clean up any residual IR. Over time, as the panel ages, you will find that stubborn IR won't be an issue as long as you watch plenty of full screen content without those high contrast static images.


Ian
post #4779 of 6830
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Originally Posted by -Gozer- View Post

I'm experiencing some stubborn IR as well.

The Netflix logo via the PS3 Netflix app. Even 15 minutes of the that static logo wreaks havoc on the upper left part of the screen. I've run the scrolling bar and various "burn in fixes" on youtube, but there is still faint lines on the screen.

I guess I should buy that Disney WOW blu-ray and try the pixel flipper.

Also, how are people keeping track of the amount of time their set has been on? Is there something in the menus that I'm not seeing that gives you this info?

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1403635/official-panasonic-gt50-series-discussion-thread-no-street-price-talk/5100#post_22769982
post #4780 of 6830
^
Very helpful.

Thank you.
post #4781 of 6830
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

Try running a white snowy picture in the vivid mode. If your set doesn't allow you to do that from the ant output like mine does, then find a clean bright broadcast like an HBO movie, again in vivid, instead. I use to have the same problem with the upper left score ticker on the YES channel when watching ball games. If I'm not watching any regular content afterwards I set it to a snowy white screen in vivid for 15 minutes with the off timer and it will clean up any residual IR. Over time, as the panel ages, you will find that stubborn IR won't be an issue as long as you watch plenty of full screen content without those high contrast static images.


Ian

does vivid mode speed things up? the pixel flipper basically looks like static/snowy image
post #4782 of 6830
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Originally Posted by -Gozer- View Post

Also, how are people keeping track of the amount of time their set has been on? Is there something in the menus that I'm not seeing that gives you this info?

Last link on first post on page 1 of this thread has instructions how to get the info.
post #4783 of 6830
my 60" S60 has froze two times now during the middle of couple of dvd's, and when it freezes there's a loud steady beeping noise.....weird thing is, my Sony bluray player becomes completely unresponsive, i have to unplug the player for it to work again and turn the tV off and back on for the problem to away. Perhaps the sony bluray player is the culprit! :P i'd die it i had to return this tv it was actually defective :P
post #4784 of 6830
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Originally Posted by WaveBoy View Post

my 60" S60 has froze two times now during the middle of couple of dvd's, and when it freezes there's a loud steady beeping noise.....weird thing is, my Sony bluray player becomes completely unresponsive, i have to unplug the player for it to work again and turn the tV off and back on for the problem to away. Perhaps the sony bluray player is the culprit! :P i'd die it i had to return this tv it was actually defective :P
Sounds like the player.
post #4785 of 6830

Anyone using a digital to analog audio converter from the optical audio output ?

Am waiting for my new P65S60 to arrive.

If yes, what kind are you using and how are your results ?

 

Also, would like to confirm that that the optical audio output can be set to PCM .

Thanks ....................

post #4786 of 6830
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by -Gozer- View Post

......how are people keeping track of the amount of time their set has been on? Is there something in the menus that I'm not seeing that gives you this info?

The VT60 and ST60 has an area in the regular settings menu that shows the Hours Used (learned about it in the VT60 thread). Maybe the S60 has the same feature.

On my ST60, i press Menu > scroll down to Help > select Version > then on the line that says Status4 the hours are shown after the letter. Press Exit when you're done.

Mine currently reads A0018-0000 which means it has 18 hours on it. It was at zero when the delivery guys were here, and i've been watching it climb over the past few days and so far is accurate.

Edit - i corrected the exit method, and it's confirmed that it works on the S60 as well.


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Edited by RandyWalters - 10/30/13 at 3:42pm
post #4787 of 6830
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

The VT60 and ST60 has an area in the regular settings menu that shows the Hours Used (learned about it in the VT60 thread). Maybe the S60 has the same feature.

On my ST60, i press Menu > scroll down to Help > select Version > then on the line that says Status4 the hours are shown after the letter. Hit Menu twice to exit when you're done.

Mine currently reads A0018-0000 which means it has 18 hours on it. It was at zero when the delivery guys were here, and i've been watching it climb over the past few days and so far is accurate.

See if the S60 has the same method.

It does.
post #4788 of 6830
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

It does.

Thanks - i've added it to the first post wink.gif
post #4789 of 6830
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

Thanks - i've added it to the first post wink.gif
Good deal.
post #4790 of 6830
I have the 50PS64 and with the PC attached (using custom picture settings with both CATS settings off), I'm getting dimming on bright websites. It's not a gradual dimming that happens over time, rather just website with white backgrounds render the entire screen darker, while black backgrounds seem to crank up the brightness. Has anyone else experienced this issue?
post #4791 of 6830
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DrChars View Post

I have the 50PS64 and with the PC attached (using custom picture settings with both CATS settings off), I'm getting dimming on bright websites. It's not a gradual dimming that happens over time, rather just website with white backgrounds render the entire screen darker, while black backgrounds seem to crank up the brightness. Has anyone else experienced this issue?

Yes. It's ABL and it's normal.
post #4792 of 6830
Thanks Randy, not having to go into the service menu to see hours is great! My set now has 2127 hours on it. smile.gif
post #4793 of 6830
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Originally Posted by RWetmore View Post

Did you turn off CATS in the setup menu and in the Pro Settings menu?

Yes, I made sure that was off. (default was off) Now that I've got 40 hours on the set.. it's starting to look better.

Shout out to PlasmaPZ80U for his list of settings:

-- Pro settings submenu
Panel brightness: Mid
AGC: 0
Black extension: 0

That seems to have helped the dull and darkish look I was seeing. I'm sure it will get 'brighter' the more I use the set, so I'm not too worried at this point. I most likely will get a professional calibration sometime in Jan-Feb after I give it shot with my Spears and Munsil Bluray disc. I've never had it done by a pro and I'm interested in seeing the difference.
Edited by Pluvious - 10/22/13 at 10:55am
post #4794 of 6830
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

Thanks - i've added it to the first post wink.gif

Great, I was going to request that.
post #4795 of 6830
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

The VT60 and ST60 has an area in the regular settings menu that shows the Hours Used (learned about it in the VT60 thread). Maybe the S60 has the same feature.

On my ST60, i press Menu > scroll down to Help > select Version > then on the line that says Status4 the hours are shown after the letter. Hit Menu twice to exit when you're done.

Mine currently reads A0018-0000 which means it has 18 hours on it. It was at zero when the delivery guys were here, and i've been watching it climb over the past few days and so far is accurate.

See if the S60 has the same method.

It does and thank you for pointing this out. I was actually keeping track manually and using my cells stopwatch feature.. ha! Pretty old school. This sure is a time saver for me. +1
post #4796 of 6830
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

The VT60 and ST60 has an area in the regular settings menu that shows the Hours Used (learned about it in the VT60 thread). Maybe the S60 has the same feature.

On my ST60, i press Menu > scroll down to Help > select Version > then on the line that says Status4 the hours are shown after the letter. Hit Menu twice to exit when you're done.

Mine currently reads A0018-0000 which means it has 18 hours on it. It was at zero when the delivery guys were here, and i've been watching it climb over the past few days and so far is accurate.

See if the S60 has the same method.

I was thinking one of those lines might have that info in it.

Thanks for confirming this.
post #4797 of 6830
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Originally Posted by trp3383 View Post

My room does have 3 windows and a door but i can control the light. That's my feeling on the size. 60 would be $1180 shipped for the 60s60 and $1360 for the 55st60.......
Paul's TV is having great sale on the ST60 and VT60. Like $600 off the VT and I don't know how much on the ST. I think $50-$100.
post #4798 of 6830
Got my PS60S60 last Friday. It should reach 100 hrs on Dnice's slides today by the time I get home. D nice's settings are for a ST60, does anyone have similar settings for a S60 after the 100 hour pixel aging process? Thanks.
post #4799 of 6830
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

does vivid mode speed things up? the pixel flipper basically looks like static/snowy image


Yes. One of the mods on this site suggested using vivid, so I went for that setting. Use the defaults.


Ian
post #4800 of 6830
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Originally Posted by rimmi2002 View Post

Got my PS60S60 last Friday. It should reach 100 hrs on Dnice's slides today by the time I get home. D nice's settings are for a ST60, does anyone have similar settings for a S60 after the 100 hour pixel aging process? Thanks.

Is it only 100 hours nowadays?. Back when I was in retail biz we were told 300 hours for burn in.
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