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post #211 of 730
its also a lil blurry...
post #212 of 730
I just got the 26" model... The comb filter (3D Y/C) is locked permanently to OFF. The field is grayed out. I've heard of this issue before. Any ideas? I've tried with 3 different types of signals.
post #213 of 730
Ahh, it seems to only be necessary/beneficial when using a lossy input like composite. Problem solved They could've said it in the manual though...
post #214 of 730
hey guys i just got the 30wx15 today for my christmas present. well everything was going good untill i opened the box... when i took the plastic bag the whole top left side of the cabinet was all cracked and busted up and chunks of it were missing. pretty dissapointed. the tv seems to work ok but id like to take it back to my local CC for an exchange. ive been reading that panasonic has stopped making crt's and CC no longer has it listed on thier website. do u guys think ill be able to find a replacement? i sure hope so.
post #215 of 730
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Originally Posted by adman05 View Post

hey guys i just got the 30wx15 today for my christmas present. well everything was going good untill i opened the box... when i took the plastic bag the whole top left side of the cabinet was all cracked and busted up and chunks of it were missing. pretty dissapointed. the tv seems to work ok but id like to take it back to my local CC for an exchange. ive been reading that panasonic has stopped making crt's and CC no longer has it listed on thier website. do u guys think ill be able to find a replacement? i sure hope so.

if u do, they might have to special order it. no circuit city in my area had one. in fact, i had to drive 2 hours away to get one...worth it so far though
post #216 of 730
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Originally Posted by NOSintake View Post

hi, i just got this tv for christmas and so far i love it. normal TV looks better than any tv in my house, and dvds looks good too (no progressive scan dvd player yet). only problem i have right now is that the ticker at the bottom of shows (ie- CNN), seems to "bubble". about an inch into the TV, the words get bigger, then go back to normal after another inch or so. any ideas?

It does that because you are watching a 4:3 image that is being stretched to fit the 16:9 screen.
post #217 of 730
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Originally Posted by tfaz View Post

It does that because you are watching a 4:3 image that is being stretched to fit the 16:9 screen.

oh...so its nothing wrong with the TV? i guess ill have to try 4:3 when i get a chance
post #218 of 730
after reading this thread I was afraid to open my 26" on xmas. but its a great tv and I have had no issues as of yet.

I own a Sony KV-36XBR800 HDTV and this panasonic is no slouch compared to it. sweet picture!
post #219 of 730
Any ideas on my above posted questions?

Thanks.
post #220 of 730
I do am having the same ghosting problems that others are having or talking about. It seems to be a ghosting effect that is on the right side of some objects. Ive only really noticed it though when watching DVDs. I'm using a upconverting DVD players. It tends to actually be worse when i have it set to 1080i than 480p. Anyways, ive found basic settings i'm happy with...

Picture - 39
Brightness - 51
Color - 24
Tint - 34
Sharpness - 11
(Color temp is on normal, and Natural Colors is turned off)

When using the DVI DVD, my brightness and pictures settings were very different from what i have now, but i found the picture to just be off from what my calibration settings turned out to be. So my preference is on what i have listed. try them out see what you think.
post #221 of 730
Turn your contrast down to about 50% then tweak brightness instead for a brighter picture.

More than likely your contrast is set too high which is why youm are seeing the ghosting and blurriness.

Typically a CRT looks best with contrast set at 50%, a tv looks sharper with contrast low, if you raise contrast you are losing picture detail and blooming the picture not to mention shortening the lifespan of your crt.

My advice would be to set contrast in the middle and adjust brightness instead for a brighter picture this way your picture will remain sharp without losing detail.
post #222 of 730
My contrast isnt the problem, i've fiddled with all that you possibly could. Its some other advanced setting thats gonna need adjusting. Sometimes its never noticeable, but every now and then they will be a picture that is shown and it sticks out like a sore thumb.
post #223 of 730
I noticed my ghosting ring problem alot watching Star Wars on DVD...been watching Lord of the Rings for the past hour and ive only noticed this problem when ive tried to make myself. So a lot fo this problem could be with just simply what your watching. who know?!/!?!!
post #224 of 730
What type of connection is everyone using? I'm using a HDMI that came with the Samsung DVD player i bought, i'm sure its not the best of quality. Could poor quality cables be possible reason for this ghosting effect everyone seems to have a problemw ith.
post #225 of 730
Hey, all. I bought the 26" for Xmas and am wondering if others are having geometry/screen issues similar to mine. These problems occur regardless of aspect setting but are easier to notice in zoom mode.

The first is the shape of the screen--it seems to bow inward a bit on all sides, with top and bottom lines being more noticeable.

The second is a wave-like appearance to scrolling ticker text on CNN, FOX News, etc. The wave is very gentle, with crests at the edges and center (right above the Panasonic logo). Again, this is most noticeable in zoom mode but still present in 4:3. Could this problem a defect in the screen itself?

The Circuit City price of $399 was great, and so is the overall PQ, but these issues are annoying. Looking for others' observations and advice. Great thread.
post #226 of 730
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Originally Posted by edouble View Post

Got a SM question: bottom horizontal lines (think bottom widescreen bar on movies, sports ticket) bows upwards slightly on the right side of the screen. I've tried messing with the SM a bunch, but I can't seem to find a value that will help me lower this. Can anyone help?

I just bought a new Panasonic CT26WX15 for my Xbox 360, and I too am in the same boat. While the top of the video image is perfectly aligned with the top horizontal TV frame casing, the bottom image in crooked and slopes downward from right to left. So, tilt correction does no good.

Maybe some here knows different, but my Circuit City TV salesman said this is a common internal problem that can only be fixed by servicing. A few people in this topic have this problem, and if any of you TV Gurus know how to fix this by accessing the service menu, it would be much appreciated especially since this model is scarce and in the process of being discontinued. Help us Obi Wan Kenobis, you are our only hope.
post #227 of 730
Go into the service menu as stated at the start of this thread and just mess with settings that look like they would fix your problem. (AKA...Dealing something with Horizontal lines). Just make sure you put the digets back to original settings if they dont change what your looking to change.
post #228 of 730
Well, let me introduce myself by countering what some others have said regarding the ghosting. THIS IS NOT SOME RUMOR. It is a fact, I have the same issue, other tv's of this type have the same problem. I own the 30"WX15, and have this ghosting issue on every input/resolution. Please don't say this is simply an "isolated case" and maybe I just got a defective TV...I've seen the same behavior on floor models at 2CC's and a Fry's. It's also not a signal quality issue.

Now if anyone has any info on if this can be fixed in the service menu/ how to do this- That would be enormously helpful. I'm running out of hope here. Even if you've had a panny tech come "calibrate" your tv, maybe you can relate whether this was successful at eliminating the ghosting? Thanks!
post #229 of 730
Has anyone even tried calling Panasonic on this issue on how to fix it? I think i might go down to this Electronics Repair place near my house and ask them how much they charge, and if they even charge if it turns out they can't fix the problem i'm having. How much does it typically cost to have someone come to your house to do this? I'm thinking i'll pay a max of $50. Only weird thing is...I watched 3+ hours of Lord of the Rings today and only noticed it once (in like a 30 second shot). But without a doubt the problem is still there.
post #230 of 730
Okay, I have the Panasonic CT-34WX54, and it came with terrible overscan, screen position, and geometry.

I have been playing with the service menu and I have fixed just about every issue I have except that the picture is tilted slightly to the left.

It's very noticeable in every resolution.

Does anyone know how to rotate the picture in the service menu?
post #231 of 730
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Originally Posted by elzorrodorito View Post

Okay, I have the Panasonic CT-34WX54, and it came with terrible overscan, screen position, and geometry.

I have been playing with the service menu and I have fixed just about every issue I have except that the picture is tilted slightly to the left.

It's very noticeable in every resolution.

Does anyone know how to rotate the picture in the service menu?

I wonder if it is fixable with the service menu as no one here has yet reported success.

That is my biggest concern, is the lower horizontal alignment issue a service menu adjustment or a picture tube defect? None of the TV service people I have spoken to would say either way because, of course, they all want to service the TV set so that they can earn some money; however, that shouldn't have to be the case with a brand new TV set.
post #232 of 730
On my DVE disc i had one straight line patter where the bottom part of the line starting bending to the right as it got closer to the end. I did find an adjustment that fixed this problem and was able to get the line perfectly straight. Howerever i dont remember which setting it was, but it is there. My Geometry is fine, ive just got that ghosting issue. How much do service men charge? do they charge if they can't fix the problem?
post #233 of 730
I messed with the service menu using the Avia DVD. I think I fixed my overscan problem when I was able to mess with the settings using a test pattern.
post #234 of 730
Is it worth getting the 3yr extended warranty at CC on my 26wx15 for 75$? I have until the end of the week to decide.
post #235 of 730
I have the Panasonic CT-26WX15 that i am using with an xbox 360. The xbox is set to 1080i widescreen and is connected to the Panasonic via component cables(red blue green). The picture looks ok but text is very blury. it is blury in games, the xbox setup menu, as well as the tvs on screen display. I have figured out how to get into the service menu, but dont really know what to adjust if anything. The text looks more blury near the corners of the screen. When i entered the service menu 480i and 3x4 were in red. I dont think i could make adjustments to the 1080i setting. Not sure ?? I would like to return this set for another panny but CC is out and its hard to match the price. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Also, any other xbox 360 users, what are your impresions of this TV with the xbox. Any special setup?

Thanks
post #236 of 730
Well I also have noticed this on my CT30WX15. When viewing widescreen, the top horizontal line is bowed (like a inverted bowl), however, the bottom line is straight? This seems rather odd to me. Has anyone had any success in fixing their horizontal issues with the service menu? I placed a call to panasonic technical dept. to discuss this but the estimated wait time was 51 minutes! I hope this is just due to a post-Christmas deluge.
post #237 of 730
hmm...i just notice some overscan at the bottom of the tv. any ideas on how to fix that?
post #238 of 730
What Is The Difference Between 34wx15 And 34wx54? Circuit City Has An Open Box 34wx54 For $735.00? Any Advice?
post #239 of 730
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Originally Posted by bdspilot View Post

I have the Panasonic CT-26WX15 that i am using with an xbox 360. The xbox is set to 1080i widescreen and is connected to the Panasonic via component cables(red blue green). The picture looks ok but text is very blury. it is blury in games, the xbox setup menu, as well as the tvs on screen display. I have figured out how to get into the service menu, but dont really know what to adjust if anything. The text looks more blury near the corners of the screen. When i entered the service menu 480i and 3x4 were in red. I dont think i could make adjustments to the 1080i setting. Not sure ?? I would like to return this set for another panny but CC is out and its hard to match the price. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Also, any other xbox 360 users, what are your impresions of this TV with the xbox. Any special setup?

Thanks

You can change settings for 1080i in the service menu. Just make sure your xbox 360 is on and change your tv input to 360 first before going into the value modes. Then you can change the settings while looking at your xbox 360 screen in the processs.
post #240 of 730
I have not had any ghosting or bowing in my pic. I do have the wavy effect across the screen but my sony has it also and I waited till both sets were room temp before turned on.

I get a little bow on the right verticale side of a 4:3 pic but I dont get it in HDTV modes/16:9

I am running everything 1080i, even digital channels. using a LG-4200A QAM HDTV tuner. it upscales digital channels to 1080i. tv is a very nice sets and for the price I cannot complain about anything on the tv. great TV!
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