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post #1201 of 1376
I have recently bought a 42px600. I played "Snatch" on my Smsung hd950dvd at 720p using hdmi. The picture was horrendous. The "Dynamic False Contouring" i.e Creeping Moss, was really pronounced. I tried it on a Philips dvd using composite and it was the same. It looked like a kid had painted the movie using paint by numbers. For such a highly rated Plasma I would expect better. It is also noticable to a lesser extent on some other movies but Snatch is the worst.
Does anyone else have this problem or is it a duff screen?
DP
post #1202 of 1376
Try 1080i and see if that helps. Panasonic plasmas usually favor that setting.
post #1203 of 1376
Tried all settings including 1080i. No difference.
post #1204 of 1376
Sorry, no ideas. Hopefully, someone here can help. I've never seen that DVD, and I'm not especially sensitive to false contouring anyway. My daughter often sees it on sets in stores when I don't.

You might try using the S video connection, letting the TV do all the processing, just to be sure the problem lies with it and not the DVD player or some mismatch between the player and the TV.
post #1205 of 1376
Thanks for that idea. I will give it a try.
You certainly don't have to be sensitive to it when I play Snatch. I bet a blind man could feel it in brail!!!
Thanks again for your help.
post #1206 of 1376
Thread Starter 
Here's the temporary domain name:

http://c03.privatesystems.net/~bruzzi/forum/index.php


"bruzzi.ws" should be available in few days.


UPDATE: Here's the New Domain Name:

www.bruzziforum.com


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post #1207 of 1376
Thanks BruZZi. Appreciate your work on maintaining the FAQ.
post #1208 of 1376
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill McNeal View Post

Thanks BruZZi. Appreciate your work on maintaining the FAQ.


You're Welcome .

Had to start all over again so i need some time.

BTW: Will answer your questions once I get home.
post #1209 of 1376
Just picked up my 60U a few days ago and have been reading through this forum for various tips and tricks. I read BruZZi's FAQ section about checking the firmware version and I'm stumped. I press the Volume + Key on the remote and on the plasma at the same time for about 5-10 seconds, and nothing happens. I've tried it in a couple of different modes (HDMI, Component, etc) and nothing.

I went into Menu, Setup, About, Version and get the following:

TV - 0142-0110, meaning v1.21 firmware.

I have no problems checking the # of hours, so I'm confused why I can't access the firmware version this way as well. Thanks!
post #1210 of 1376
I'm in the same situation. How does 0142-0110 translate to 1.21? Also, is this number the tuner firmware, or the board?
post #1211 of 1376
Bill,

Check out : Panasonic Link

Look at the bottom of page 1...That's how I came up with my version.
post #1212 of 1376
Thanks. Interestingly enough, on the service menu options submenu, it says my EEPROM is 1.25, which is the current version. I'm not quite sure then what 1.21 refers to, as the current tuner version is 1.04.

Is there a guide on how to make adjustments using the service menu?
post #1213 of 1376
Edit: Didn't search hard enough
post #1214 of 1376
Just did a search of this thread and came up empty. We bought a 42PX60U for our living room to replace our 10 year old CRT. I've secured the base to the stand we have it on using the supplied plastic straps per the manual but have not secured the screen to the wall yet.

I've been to both Home Depot and Lowes trying to describe what I need per the manual and they look at me as if I have three heads. Any recommended pieces of hardware for this?

Thanks,
Bill
post #1215 of 1376
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Originally Posted by Bill_B4 View Post

Just did a search of this thread and came up empty. We bought a 42PX60U for our living room to replace our 10 year old CRT. I've secured the base to the stand we have it on using the supplied plastic straps per the manual but have not secured the screen to the wall yet.

I've been to both Home Depot and Lowes trying to describe what I need per the manual and they look at me as if I have three heads. Any recommended pieces of hardware for this?

Thanks,
Bill

First of all, if you're mounting your display to the wall, you don't need the base. Secondly, are you looking for something like this:

http://www.omnimount.com/consumer/pr...f-328aab22a448

Products like this are available anywhere you can buy home theater gear. Even Home Depot: I went to their Web Site and found similar mounts by "Chief" (tried to embed the link but couldn't get it to work).
LL
post #1216 of 1376
Per the manual, when you're not mounting it ON a wall you use the supplied base. You attach that base using the supplied straps to the TV stand (that houses the other system components). In addition to securing it that way the say to run "commercially available strong chain or wire" from the top corners of the screen's back to the wall to prevent it from tipping over.

Bill
post #1217 of 1376
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill_B4 View Post

Per the manual, when you're not mounting it ON a wall you use the supplied base. You attach that base using the supplied straps to the TV stand (that houses the other system components). In addition to securing it that way the say to run "commercially available strong chain or wire" from the top corners of the screen's back to the wall to prevent it from tipping over.

Bill

When you say "on the wall", or "to the wall", do you mean on a platform? Or on a shelf? Or do you mean attached directly to the wall, as per the link above?

You said:

Quote:


"but have not secured the screen to the wall yet"

Sounds like you are attaching the display directly to the wall. If so, there is NO reason to use the base.

Is the product you are looking for similar to the image posted above?

Just trying to help by responding to your choice of words.

If you actually mean placing the display on a shelf or platform, and are looking for wire (per the attachment below, taken from your manual), I know for a fact that Home Depot has dozens of different types of cable and chains from which you can choose, having bought some before for different application. You don't need to support the entire weight of the display - only enough to stabilize the unit in case it gets bumped or nudged. I've actually had a display on the stand alone for several weeks (but I don't have kids or pets running around) with no issues while awaiting delivery of a mounting stand.
LL
post #1218 of 1376
Quote:


If you actually mean placing the display on a shelf or platform, and are looking for wire (per the attachment below, taken from your manual), I know for a fact that Home Depot has dozens of different types of cable and chains from which you can choose, having bought some before for different application.

Precisely. I guess I'll have to figure out a solution on my own. I was thinking of some wire with clamps an looping them through a drywall anchor of some sort. I guess I'll have to get creative. I was just looking for other people's solutions. Maybe most do mount them on the wall as opposed to using a stand.

Bill
post #1219 of 1376
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill_B4 View Post

Precisely. I guess I'll have to figure out a solution on my own. I was thinking of some wire with clamps an looping them through a drywall anchor of some sort. I guess I'll have to get creative. I was just looking for other people's solutions. Maybe most do mount them on the wall as opposed to using a stand.

Bill

Bill,

Well, I honestly don't think this needs to be a MIL-SPEC installation . Like I said, the wire won't be supporting the entire weight of the display - it's only there for stability. I'd imagine a simple molly-bolt into the wall would be MORE than sufficient.

FWIW, I've never seen anyone actually DO this (use the wire, that is)...is there a reason why you wouldn't just mount it to a wall (just curious)?
post #1220 of 1376
We don't plan on being in the house for more than 2 more years and I've already got the stand.

Bill
post #1221 of 1376
Bill_B4, I know what you're referring to in the manual. I've done this already. I just used eye hooks on the wall and picture hanging wire from the eyehook to hooks on supplied with the TV.
post #1222 of 1376
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmwierz View Post

Bill,
FWIW, I've never seen anyone actually DO this (use the wire, that is)...is there a reason why you wouldn't just mount it to a wall (just curious)?

I did this. My house has a 48 inch wide, 24 inch deep niche - so hanging on the rear of the niche won't work. Simply putting it on my old TV stand puts it toward the front of the niche at a reasonable height. The wire at the top and the straps at the bottom gives me a bit of confidence this won't tip over during an earthquake - which does happen once in a while in California.
post #1223 of 1376
Thread Starter 
Site's back up with a new Domain Name and Host.

www.bruzziforum.com


I still need to add info.
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post #1224 of 1376
FAQ is extremely helpful -- thanks! I want to update the firmware in my PX3750U, but don't have a specific SD card writer. I do have a camera that uses SD and the PC looks as this as an external drive, so was wondering if I can simply erase all of the picture files on the SD card, and copy over the firmware file? Also, there are instructions regarding formatting the SD card? Do I need to do something here? If I format it, will this prevent me from using it in the camera going forward?

Thanks...
post #1225 of 1376
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Originally Posted by jon777 View Post

FAQ is extremely helpful -- thanks! I want to update the firmware in my PX3750U, but don't have a specific SD card writer. I do have a camera that uses SD and the PC looks as this as an external drive, so was wondering if I can simply erase all of the picture files on the SD card, and copy over the firmware file? Also, there are instructions regarding formatting the SD card? Do I need to do something here? If I format it, will this prevent me from using it in the camera going forward?

Thanks...

Call Panasonic. They will send you an SD card with the firmware you need. You then send back the card in the included envelope.
post #1226 of 1376
Quote:
Originally Posted by caesar1 View Post

Call Panasonic. They will send you an SD card with the firmware you need. You then send back the card in the included envelope.

Thanks! That was easy!
post #1227 of 1376
Is there a way to get the $200 dollar rebate from Panasonic without using the place you bought it from to mount your display? The place I bought just charges way to much to mount flat panels
post #1228 of 1376
Quote:
Originally Posted by paddlefoot View Post

Is there a way to get the $200 dollar rebate from Panasonic without using the place you bought it from to mount you display?



Anyone call mount the display. Or you can just have it sat on a tabletop/shelf.
post #1229 of 1376
Prior to setting up my new Panny 50", I RTM and noted they instruct the user to secure the panel to a wood base and the back wall. Is this really necessary? Mine will be placed inside a built-in cabinet that is substantially deeper and wider than the panel but it would be a challenge to get enough access to install screws and wire as they instruct in the manual.
post #1230 of 1376
Panasonic purposefully made its recomended installation procedure bizarre and impractical.

If 0% of customers follow the instructions then 0% of the litigants who've been crushed by falling plasmas have a claim against the company.
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