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post #2131 of 3317
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post

Why not try them both out for yourself and decide which you prefer?

I will, just trying to gather as much knowledge beforehand. Little anxious I guess:)
post #2132 of 3317
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Originally Posted by merrymaid520 View Post

Hey guys,
My ST60 arrives in a few days and I have been reading most of this thread along with the owners thread. It seems to me that there are quite a few owners that are not overly satisfied with the color results with DNICE settings especially the " red" being too much. I have not heard many complaints using CNETs settings?? Now I do realize each plasma varies and that in no way do these take the place of a pro calibration but honestly, one must be more accurate than another or preferred by most?

Who has used both and what are the visual differences? As a side note my current 58" panasonic plasma was calibrated by using settings from a pro (who never came to my home) that owns the same tv and calibrated many before. I was very impressed with the results which makes me confident I will find a setting that I like:)


Thanks and no offense to DNICE or anyone else, these threads and the info they contribute are very much appreciated!

There are a handful of ~calibrated~ internet setings available on the internet, CNET's cinema settings and Dnice's custom settings being the most popular along with Cadett's and Michael Chen's. Seeing how you've already said each plasma is different and these posted ~calibrated~ settings are simply ballpark for set other than the one actually being calibrated, what difference does it make what anyone says about them ?(so long as the one who actually had their set calibrated is happy biggrin.gif ) Picture preference isn't a universal constant, everyone will like what they like and the only person that really needs pleasing is YOU. You can try them all, you either like them or you don't and ultimately, if you want the best your Panny has to offer, you'll pony up the $400 ballpark price for an ISF-calibration. It doesn't get any simpler than that.

Personally I like both DNice's Custom AND CNET's Cinema setting the best out of all I've tried and I use them both depending on the programming I'm watching. Are they perfect and am i totally satisfied,,, not totally but I am pretty happy with these settings out of all the others I've tried and they didn't cost me half the price of the 50ST60 either. But honestly, I fully expect to get my set calibraated next summer or fall when I can save up some disposable income. And also honestly, if I wasn't happy with my presnt picture, I'd borrow thw money from a neighbor in order to get my Panny squared away. Fortunately, that's not even close to being the case for me, YMMV! cool.gif

Cheers,
Robin
post #2133 of 3317
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post

Why not try them both out for yourself and decide which you prefer?


Yeah,,, what he said! biggrin.gif
post #2134 of 3317
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Originally Posted by Robin Bombard View Post

There are a handful of ~calibrated~ internet setings available on the internet, CNET's cinema settings and Dnice's custom settings being the most popular along with Cadett's and Michael Chen's. Seeing how you've already said each plasma is different and these posted ~calibrated~ settings are simply ballpark for set other than the one actually being calibrated, what difference does it make what anyone says about them ?(so long as the one who actually had their set calibrated is happy biggrin.gif ) Picture preference isn't a universal constant, everyone will like what they like and the only person that really needs pleasing is YOU. You can try them all, you either like them or you don't and ultimately, if you want the best your Panny has to offer, you'll pony up the $400 ballpark price for an ISF-calibration. It doesn't get any simpler than that.

Personally I like both DNice's Custom AND CNET's Cinema setting the best out of all I've tried and I use them both depending on the programming I'm watching. Are they perfect and am i totally satisfied,,, not totally but I am pretty happy with these settings out of all the others I've tried and they didn't cost me half the price of the 50ST60 either. But honestly, I fully expect to get my set calibraated next summer or fall when I can save up some disposable income. And also honestly, if I wasn't happy with my presnt picture, I'd borrow thw money from a neighbor in order to get my Panny squared away. Fortunately, that's not even close to being the case for me, YMMV! cool.gif

Cheers,
Robin

I don't deny the fact that these internet calibrations are ballpark at best. As I've said I'm just trying to better discern the differences between them. If you don't mind, can you describe the differences you see between cnet and DNICE settings?
post #2135 of 3317
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Originally Posted by merrymaid520 View Post

I don't deny the fact that these internet calibrations are ballpark at best. As I've said I'm just trying to better discern the differences between them. If you don't mind, can you describe the differences you see between cnet and DNICE settings?

What difference does it make what I have to say??? Our Panny's are different, the pictures with these internet settting are likely different on both sets and your's and my picture preferences are likely different so what I or anyone else has to say has totally no bearing on what yoou'll experience. Is this making any sense to you or do you just like to be told what to like or not like? rolleyes.gif

Regardless, I've posted my personal preference opinions on both these settings already in this thread a couple of times now, if you want to waste your time looking for them, be my guest.
post #2136 of 3317
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Originally Posted by merrymaid520 View Post

I don't deny the fact that these internet calibrations are ballpark at best. As I've said I'm just trying to better discern the differences between them. If you don't mind, can you describe the differences you see between cnet and DNICE settings?

When i first bought my VT, i tried the CNET settings, i didn't like them, seemed darker and less saturation. I've recently tried the DNICE settings and i actually like them a lot, especially the 3D settings. Brightness, blacks and color are better. This will hold me over until i get moved into my new house and have a pro calibration.

Of course, your opinions may differ.
post #2137 of 3317
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Originally Posted by Robin Bombard View Post

What difference does it make what I have to say??? Our Panny's are different, the pictures with these internet settting are likely different on both sets and your's and my picture preferences are likely different so what I or anyone else has to say has totally no bearing on what yoou'll experience. Is this making any sense to you or do you just like to be told what to like or not like? rolleyes.gif

Regardless, I've posted my personal preference opinions on both these settings already in this thread a couple of times now, if you want to waste your time looking for them, be my guest.

Don't get your panties in a bunch, geez. If you have nothing productive to add please move on.

I'm just like anyone else on here trying to make informed decisions.
post #2138 of 3317
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post

When i first bought my VT, i tried the CNET settings, i didn't like them, seemed darker and less saturation. I've recently tried the DNICE settings and i actually like them a lot, especially the 3D settings. Brightness, blacks and color are better. This will hold me over until i get moved into my new house and have a pro calibration.

Of course, your opinions may differ.

Now this was helpful thank you sir!

Now I jut need the darn tv:)
post #2139 of 3317

Hey everyone,

 

I just bought a Panasonic VIERA TC-P55ST60 from FutureShop in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was the last 55" they had so I was happy as the 60" was too big and expensive and the 50" was too small!

 

Anyway, I turned the TV on and it worked fine for maybe 20 minutes then it randomly turned off and the red power LED was blinking 8 times over and over. I unplugged it and restarted it and it worked again, I ran the software update and around the same time (10-15 minutes) it turned off again.

 

I left it off for a long time.. maybe 1.5-2 hours before turning it back on and this time it seemed to work for 4 hours before turning off randomly and blinking once again 8 times over and over.

 

I'm a bit exhausted on trying to self-fix this via menu options or what not so I think I got a lemon. I'm really disappointed as I've read such fantastic reviews on the ST60 series :( 


Anyone know what's wrong with it? I havent even enjoyed it for half a day and it's already broken - I'm thinking of returning it to FutureShop and just getting another LED TV. I was really set on this screen but now I am worried even if I get a new one that it won't last me beyond the 1 year warranty Panasonic provides. 

 

 

Any suggestions/Ideas? thanks! :D


Edited by crazyserb - 11/9/13 at 8:19pm
post #2140 of 3317
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post

When i first bought my VT, i tried the CNET settings, i didn't like them, seemed darker and less saturation. I've recently tried the DNICE settings and i actually like them a lot, especially the 3D settings. Brightness, blacks and color are better. This will hold me over until i get moved into my new house and have a pro calibration.

Of course, your opinions may differ.

Well I feel just the opposite about CNET's cinema settings. I think these setting provide a softer, slightly lighter more cinematic experience that I use on movies and general primetime programming. But when it comes to sporting events or live programming, Dnice's setting can't be beat,,,, FOR ME. So much for opinions hea. wink.gif

Maybe ole Merrymaid will try these settings and all the others that are available online and get back to us on what he thinks. smile.gif


EDIT: just noticed you said you tried CNET setting on a VT, aren't those setting for ST60?
Edited by Robin Bombard - 11/9/13 at 8:24pm
post #2141 of 3317
Can anyone provide settings for gaming on xbox and ps3 I would appreciate it

65VT60
post #2142 of 3317
So, if I have a ST60 calibrated using a particular Blu-Ray player, then if I switch the Blu-Ray player to a PS3 to play Blu-rays, would I have to re-calibrate the TV? Cause that would be a real pain.
post #2143 of 3317
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Originally Posted by beezar View Post

So, if I have a ST60 calibrated using a particular Blu-Ray player, then if I switch the Blu-Ray player to a PS3 to play Blu-rays, would I have to re-calibrate the TV? Cause that would be a real pain.

In theory you're calibrating for the entire chain including your source. (I'm assuming you really do mean calibrating and not just using someone else's settings or going by eye.) However, in terms of the standards targeted with a calibration there's so little variation between BD players that it won't matter. Or at least, I've never seen reviews or measurements to suggest otherwise.

I've taken measurements using my fat PS3 and my Panasonic DMP-BDT220 and found zero difference between the two.
post #2144 of 3317
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Originally Posted by beezar View Post

So, if I have a ST60 calibrated using a particular Blu-Ray player, then if I switch the Blu-Ray player to a PS3 to play Blu-rays, would I have to re-calibrate the TV? Cause that would be a real pain.
Professional calibrators work from generated sources. If your Blu-ray player is image neutral like the OPPO players then it doesn't effect the results significantly. D-Nice and UMR both complete their calibration and then play DVD and Blu-ray sources that they are very familiar with. They sometimes make minor adjustments at that point. At least that's what I observed.

A Blu-ray player should essentially just pass the data from the disk to the display as is. If there is an AVR in the path it can be set to do the same thing.
post #2145 of 3317
I bought a TC-P50ST60 about a week ago. Today it turned itself off in the middle of a show then turned back on after about 3 seconds. When the picture returned, it came up with a message saying, " An error has been detected and recovered."

Anyone see this before? Any ideas what it might be? e-help wasn't much help on this...
post #2146 of 3317
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Originally Posted by ArcticGabe View Post

I bought a TC-P50ST60 about a week ago. Today it turned itself off in the middle of a show then turned back on after about 3 seconds. When the picture returned, it came up with a message saying, " An error has been detected and recovered."

Anyone see this before? Any ideas what it might be? e-help wasn't much help on this...
What was the source? If it happens again I would return it or call Panasonic.
post #2147 of 3317
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

What was the source? If it happens again I would return it or call Panasonic.
The source is a TiVo HD via HDMI 1. I'll keep an eye on it.
post #2148 of 3317
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Originally Posted by ArcticGabe View Post

I bought a TC-P50ST60 about a week ago. Today it turned itself off in the middle of a show then turned back on after about 3 seconds. When the picture returned, it came up with a message saying, " An error has been detected and recovered."

Anyone see this before? Any ideas what it might be? e-help wasn't much help on this...

Not to worry, as it says " An error has been detected and recovered.", that has happen before to some of us. Unlikely the source has anything to do with.

If you want run a diagnostic self test, I think located in other settings.

Of-course if it keeps happening call Panasonic, but I doubt it.

ss
post #2149 of 3317
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Originally Posted by sillysally View Post

Not to worry, as it says " An error has been detected and recovered.", that has happen before to some of us. Unlikely the source has anything to do with.

If you want run a diagnostic self test, I think located in other settings.

Of-course if it keeps happening call Panasonic, but I doubt it.

ss

Thanks much, I was hoping to hear something like that. I'll try to run the self diagnostic test tonight.
post #2150 of 3317
Anyone noticing a bluish tint to the upper left side of there panels, is this normal? I am currently running the break in slides. Also under custom mode, the brightness default is zero. Did Panasonic change that value for he 2013 models, I don't remember my St50 being at a default brightness of zero?
post #2151 of 3317
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Originally Posted by jp0213x View Post

Anyone noticing a bluish tint to the upper left side of there panels, is this normal? I am currently running the break in slides. Also under custom mode, the brightness default is zero. Did Panasonic change that value for he 2013 models, I don't remember my St50 being at a default brightness of zero?
It might help if you include the model of your TV. smile.gif
post #2152 of 3317
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

It might help if you include the model of your TV. smile.gif

Well I did post in the ST60 thread, lol Its a ST60 60 inch.
post #2153 of 3317
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Originally Posted by jp0213x View Post

Well I did post in the ST60 thread, lol Its a ST60 60 inch.

Look at the title of this thread again. Don't worry, I've done the same thing...
post #2154 of 3317
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Originally Posted by jp0213x View Post

Anyone noticing a bluish tint to the upper left side of there panels, is this normal? I am currently running the break in slides. Also under custom mode, the brightness default is zero. Did Panasonic change that value for he 2013 models, I don't remember my St50 being at a default brightness of zero?

Back to the matter at hand, is anyone seeing this on their ST60's?
post #2155 of 3317
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Originally Posted by jp0213x View Post

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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

It might help if you include the model of your TV. smile.gif

Well I did post in the ST60 thread, lol Its a ST60 60 inch.
Hmmm. wink.gif
post #2156 of 3317
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Originally Posted by jp0213x View Post

Back to the matter at hand, is anyone seeing this on their ST60's?
Initially, when running the slides, I would notice a very slight discoloration along the left-most and right-most edge of the panel, only noticeable when displaying grey slides. I noticed it slightly less as the panel gained hours, and can't see it at all when viewing "normal" content.
post #2157 of 3317
My ST6060 arrived today!

Running the slides with settings as posted by DNICE.

I didn't see anything about the CATS setting but being it wasn't mentioned in post #1 I left it as is. The only deviation was to turn the pixel orbitor to auto.

I should be all set for the next 100 hours unless I'm missing something? Once completed I will try DNICE picture settings then CNETs to determine what I like best. I also grabbed the Disney wow disc to fine tune afterward.


Thanks.
post #2158 of 3317
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Originally Posted by merrymaid520 View Post

My ST6060 arrived today!

Running the slides with settings as posted by DNICE.

I didn't see anything about the CATS setting but being it wasn't mentioned in post #1 I left it as is. The only deviation was to turn the pixel orbitor to auto.

I should be all set for the next 100 hours unless I'm missing something? Once completed I will try DNICE picture settings then CNETs to determine what I like best. I also grabbed the Disney wow disc to fine tune afterward.


Thanks.

I changed the picture to custom and ran the slide, I didn't change anything with the pixel orbiter.
Edited by jp0213x - 11/13/13 at 7:25pm
post #2159 of 3317
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Originally Posted by jp0213x View Post

I changed the picture to custom and ran the slide, I didn't change anything with the pixel orbiter.

Yup, I changed mine to custom as well. I read that many folks also changed the pixel orbitor to auto, so I did too.

Oops, forgot to ask a question about the Disney wow disc. After I run the slides and chose the picture settings, what should I adjust via the wow disc and what should I avoid messing with? Stick with brightness and contrast only....anything else??

Thanks!
Edited by merrymaid520 - 11/13/13 at 8:39pm
post #2160 of 3317
Hi guys!

I'm looking for calibrated settings for 50GT60. Is anybody help?
Thank you!
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