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post #661 of 681
I don't believe adjusting your red or blue will fix the red push. It appears that it is a greyscale issue. If you haven't seen the tweaks and trouble shooting thread there is talk about it there. Here is link to that thread and the post regarding greyscale and red push. Hope it helps you.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post6038316
post #662 of 681
I'm a Comcast HD subscriber and never had a bit of trouble viewing HD 1080i on my 2-year old Panny 47WX54.

Last week, for some inexplicable reason, all 1080i programs are appearing as 480p.

I am using a Comcast DCT3412 DVR as my cable box which is connected to the Panny via an HDMI-to-DVI cable.

To ensure that it was not a problem with my cable box, I tried another DCT3412 and got the same result. The menus in both were correctly set to DVI/YbYgYr 1080i.

I am going to try hooking up an DVD player with HDMI upconvert to see if I can get 1080i through it.

Anyone have any ideas as to why the TV is no longer showing HD?
post #663 of 681
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Originally Posted by DrRJP View Post

I'm a Comcast HD subscriber and never had a bit of trouble viewing HD 1080i on my 2-year old Panny 47WX54.

Last week, for some inexplicable reason, all 1080i programs are appearing as 480p.

I am using a Comcast DCT3412 DVR as my cable box which is connected to the Panny via an HDMI-to-DVI cable.

To ensure that it was not a problem with my cable box, I tried another DCT3412 and got the same result. The menus in both were correctly set to DVI/YbYgYr 1080i.

I am going to try hooking up an DVD player with HDMI upconvert to see if I can get 1080i through it.

Anyone have any ideas as to why the TV is no longer showing HD?


I would try connecting the 3412 to the Panny with Component cables if that works ok then there may be a problem with the HDMI port. I have my Panny connected to my Moto 6412 with Component cables and also have a Panny S77 connected to my HDMI port. If I were you I would use component for the Moto box and the HDMI for DVD so that if your DVD player upconverts you can take advantage of the HDMI port because most DVD players do not upconvert via component. You can also try a diffrent HDMI cable.. I thought that the 3412 had the option in the setup for HDMI and DVI/YbYgYr options?

Rob
post #664 of 681
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Originally Posted by rob316 View Post

I would try connecting the 3412 to the Panny with Component cables if that works ok then there may be a problem with the HDMI port. I have my Panny connected to my Moto 6412 with Component cables and also have a Panny S77 connected to my HDMI port. If I were you I would use component for the Moto box and the HDMI for DVD so that if your DVD player upconverts you can take advantage of the HDMI port because most DVD players do not upconvert via component. You can also try a diffrent HDMI cable.. I thought that the 3412 had the option in the setup for HDMI and DVI/YbYgYr options?

Rob

Well, it's not the cable. I hooked the 3412 via component and it still does not show anything higher than 480p.

To prove that it is not the 3412, I just hooked up one of the new Panny DVD Recorders with HDMI upscale -- the DMR-EZ27K -- and it does not give me any display option higher than 480p. The higher resolutions are greyed out, as if I hooked the DMR up to a non-HD TV.

So, basically, the TV has lost its ability to show HD, and if none here know the answer, then I guess I'll have to pick the brains of some Panny techs.
post #665 of 681
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Originally Posted by DrRJP View Post

Well, it's not the cable. I hooked the 3412 via component and it still does not show anything higher than 480p.

To prove that it is not the 3412, I just hooked up one of the new Panny DVD Recorders with HDMI upscale -- the DMR-EZ27K -- and it does not give me any display option higher than 480p. The higher resolutions are greyed out, as if I hooked the DMR up to a non-HD TV.

So, basically, the TV has lost its ability to show HD, and if none here know the answer, then I guess I'll have to pick the brains of some Panny techs.


You may need to call Panasonic and have a service call opened. let me know how it turns out.

rob
post #666 of 681
Hey all,

I know this tread is real old but thought I would post my question anyways. I have had my panny PT47X54 for about 2 yrs now and has been great. I decided to have a service tech come out and do a simple geometric calibration, and to minimize the overscan which was buggin me a little. Well he brought down the overscan a little but now the blue really seems to bleeding along the edges of the picture. I really notice it when there is a close up of somebody and their shoulder is near the edge of the screen.

Anyways, I commented on this when the tech was over but he just said its "within spec". Is there anyway the blue can be more focused to correct the blue bleeding? I asked the tech but he said if he focused the blue it would cause the whites to look yellow. I was really hoping someone else could give some input.

Thanks!!

Jeremy
post #667 of 681
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrRJP View Post

I'm a Comcast HD subscriber and never had a bit of trouble viewing HD 1080i on my 2-year old Panny 47WX54.

Last week, for some inexplicable reason, all 1080i programs are appearing as 480p.

I am using a Comcast DCT3412 DVR as my cable box which is connected to the Panny via an HDMI-to-DVI cable.

To ensure that it was not a problem with my cable box, I tried another DCT3412 and got the same result. The menus in both were correctly set to DVI/YbYgYr 1080i.

I am going to try hooking up an DVD player with HDMI upconvert to see if I can get 1080i through it.

Anyone have any ideas as to why the TV is no longer showing HD?

Please excuse my ignorance, as I am a NOOBIE in this area. How did you determine that your TV is displaying 480P? Is this evidence, by any chance, by an image that would appear to be TOO LARGE for the TV? Like, there is material that is being cut-off on top and bottom?

I am running into this issue, and I am trying to determine the problem. I am connected via HDMI to a 3416 on a panny 53x54.

Help???
post #668 of 681
You can tell the resolution being fed to the TV by using the aspect button. At 480i, you can toggle thru all aspects: 4:3, Zoom, Full, and Just. At 480p the Just aspect ratio isn't available, at 1080i you can not toggle thru any aspect, it is always on Full.

The image being cut off is from overscan, that is normal for a CRT based display. I have about 7% on the bottom and 5% on the top. If you want to reduce it you can have a pro come in and calibrate your set and reduce the overscan.

I checked my overscan by using test patterns found on the DVE calibration DVD.
post #669 of 681
OVERSCAN! Got it.

Ok, I have no aspect change options, so it looks like I'm getting 1080i picture. Now, using the guide option to adjust the picture, it appears I'm losing about 3 to 5 inches of pictures, which seems like a LOT. Are calibration professionals the only option I have to get this adjusted?

Thank you all for your help...


-Jonny
post #670 of 681
It doesn't have to be a calibration pro, a service tech can adjust the overscan. I don't suggest doing it yourself. If you mess up while in the service menu it may cost more to have the tech fix what you mess up than just adjust the overscan.
post #671 of 681
Sorry to cross post, but I'm not sure the right thread for this one...

Hello,

I realize that this is an old thread, but I have a 53X54 and in my efforts to fix up the fine convergence, I messed up all the rest of the geometry settings, specifically, the screen height and various "stretches" I cannot seem to get back to a perfect circle with my Avia disc... Can anyone tell me what the default settings for my model are... I found them in this thread, but the numbers are not even close to my unit. I do not have settings this high on my tv. the highest they go is 3f... I also need to know how to set the V-S and horizontal Width and stretch... Should I be doing this in 4:3 mode with the Avia disk, or do I use the widescreen enhanced avia test patterns and set the tv to full?

Not achievable on my as taken from this thread

VERTICAL SIZE V-AMP 9B 00 94
VERTICAL LINEARITY V-C 88 87
VERTICAL S CORRECTION V-S 56 59

The model # on my set is PT-53WX54 and I do not have an auto-convergence feature. It would be nice to see the HEROS logo in a circle again...

Thanks in advance!

Richard
post #672 of 681
i have a panasonic PT-47X54J RPHDTV

these are my settings so far.

color: 30

Tint: 30

Brightness: 43

Picture: 18

Sharpness 0


i feel picture and sharpness might be way too low,

but i don't really understand what avia wants me to do when adjusting white level. am i supposed to increase the picture until the bottom half of the screen is sort of white? like borderline grey/white? or is it supposed to be like very bright white?

also the sharpness image test. the demo says that the patches on the bottom and part of the scale at the top should get darker depending on if i adjust sharpness up or down.

thing is, it doesn't do that for me, image looks the same whether i have sharpness all the way down or up, very hard to tell a difference.

do my settings look anywhere near correct?
post #673 of 681
When people mention a service tech, is that a panasonic service tech? Direct from Panasonic? What is the average cost for their service?
post #674 of 681
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Originally Posted by mfjonny View Post

When people mention a service tech, is that a panasonic service tech? Direct from Panasonic? What is the average cost for their service?

Call Panny they will give you listing for a certified tech in your area. Cost of service I do not know depends on the issue.

Rob
post #675 of 681
I know I am digging up a really old thread, but does anyone around here still use these sets? My 2001 PT47 has been my daily viewer until just this past week. I guess I am digging this thread up out of nestalgia for a great set. Rather than throw it away / sell it for nothing, I am moving the set to my basement as an extra tv. It doesn't seem like todays DLP's, LCD's, Plasmas have this kind of lifespan...
post #676 of 681
Stiil using my PT47x54j as my primary set. Have replaced all the other sets in the house but this is the primary viewing set. [fingers crossed I didn't jinx myself posting this]
post #677 of 681
I still use mine as a 3rd TV. The quality still seems pretty good, although I prefer my Panasonic plasma.
post #678 of 681
...Still using mine... Although my eye has been wandering as new set prices continue to drop.
post #679 of 681
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Originally Posted by theanimala View Post

I know I am digging up a really old thread, but does anyone around here still use these sets? My 2001 PT47 has been my daily viewer until just this past week. I guess I am digging this thread up out of nestalgia for a great set. Rather than throw it away / sell it for nothing, I am moving the set to my basement as an extra tv. It doesn't seem like todays DLP's, LCD's, Plasmas have this kind of lifespan...

Hey there! My friend just got one broken as a gift from his mother who received a new Sony Lcd EX4 for mother's day. Specifically, is Panasonic Cinemavision PT53WX54J. He spent $500 to repair it and the dealer didn't even do convergence because there was no remote controller. He ordered this week and should receive it by next week. I am an ISF II Certified Calibrator here in Puerto Rico and cannot wait to see how calibration comes out. I never done lens cleaning on this unit so any tips are appreciated. My last calibrated CRT RPTV was a 64" Sharvision. Other friend recieved it from his in-laws because they bought flat panels for all the rooms of the house. It was never serviced nor calibrated. It is an incredible set that with a little care can produce an incredible 1080i image thru a BluRay Player. I did lens cleaning, alignment and convergence on that and there was a lot of dust on the optics and bugs inside the set. I spent all day on the TV and when my friend's in-laws went to his house that same night they were speechless. The only words that came from the lady was that the tv never looked like that even the same day they bought it. I have to admit that even I was blown out by the quality of the image. So you can see how excited I am to Calibrate the Panny!
post #680 of 681
Well, i have an opportunity to pick up one of these, and was wondering what kind of picture I can expect. I currently have an old Sony LCD D-series for upstairs, and my baby is a 46G25 Panny plasma downstairs for serious movie viewing. I love my plasma. Now, I would like to know how good the picture is on this X54 unit. I'm not looking to replace my plasma but I figured that if this set is really good, then I'll replace the Sony even if it is an RPTV as opposed to the flat LCD Sony. Thoughts anyone?
post #681 of 681
I am still using my Panasonic 53x54 as my primary TV for DVD & Blu-Ray. I wish it was thinner, but the picture quality is still better up close than most TVs I see in the store.

I bought a 42" Emerson Flat LCD 1080P TV a couple years ago and while it has a nice picture I notice the imperfections all the time in it.

My TV is now about 9 years old ? and will probably get replaced with a 62" LED LCD or Plasma which will eventually be replaced by a large OLED display. But I'll probably never get rid of my Panasonic 53x54 until it dies.

I have a Hitachi 57" RPTV too but it sits in the basement for kids and guests to watch movies as it's picture quality looks like that of most RPTVs unlike my Panasonic 53x54 which has a picture like a nice new LCD but doesn't have the screen artifacts and slow refresh of LCD.
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