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post #31 of 5064
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Originally Posted by fasTLane View Post

Wow. Dead pixels a little too common with this series? What gives? Don't they check for this in QC?

Good question, but maybe the guys getting perfect displays aren't posting their results.

How about it everyone?

Let's all report our pixel situations on arrival and indicate display size (42, 50). Also, if some pixels fix themselves or go bad soon, let's hear about that too. I've ordered my 509uk, but it's a week or 2 from getting delivered.

ron
post #32 of 5064
Mine arrived last Friday from TV Authority... Delivery company was excellent... not a scratch on the box.... and the 50" 9UK is PRISTINE... not a single stuck/dead pixel.... not a scratch... nothing. It's one of the first things I've ever purchased that is, well, perfect. Not a scratch. Let me say, too, that the Panasonic matching flat wall mount is FABULOUS... the TV HUGS the wall and installation was a snap. Now... if TiVo would only get off their XXses and release the Series 3.......
post #33 of 5064
Received my 50" 9uk last Thursday. Looks amaizing. Love it. But 3 stuck or dead pixels. Still communicating with VA at the moment about the problem. I'll let you know what happens.
post #34 of 5064
On my 50" 9UK I have one stuck pixel on a blue screen about 4" from the bottom of the screen a little off center to the left. I had to be really close to the screen (less than 2' away) to notice it.
post #35 of 5064
I received my 42" 9UK on Wednesday. I paid the delivery guy $30 to help me mount it to my Sanus PFFP2B stand/mount (great product, btw) and sit there while I ran some tests. The panel is perfect. Not one dead/stuck pixel. My HD cable box doesn't get here until Monday, so for now I'm running ****** SD stuff in zoom mode. I don't have my sound system or internconnects either, so I'm using a composite video feed and $30 radio shack speakers - the cheapest I could find.

-Eric
post #36 of 5064
yeah, the dead pixel thing has me worried as well--indeed, it is about the only thing holding me back from ordering online. I called VA to see what their policy was on this, and the person I talked to was very nice but rather vague about the whole thing--said they would "work with me" on any problems, but could not assure me they would take it back due to dead pixels and that "panasonic is tightening up" on their pixel policy. Hmmm. So, all in all, sounds like a bit of a gamble.

Is there a reputable internet dealer out there that has a perfect pixel policy on this particular set? I would even be willing to pay a bit more for this peace of mind...
post #37 of 5064
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Originally Posted by Pedro2 View Post

Is there a reputable internet dealer out there that has a perfect pixel policy on this particular set? I would even be willing to pay a bit more for this peace of mind...

TVA has such a guarentee if you ask for it at time of order. It's a one-shot thing I believe. You get to return your first panel only, and you get to pay for shipping it back to them. [Someone please correct me if last sentence is inaccurate.]
post #38 of 5064
Ok...I just got off the phone with VA. I explained the problem to the tech guy. I e-mailed a few photos of the 3 dead pixels. And the good news is that they are going to replace the plasma.

I'm sure they work on a case by case basis with these kind of things, but maybe this should ease some of the fears you guys are having.

The cutomer service is great at VA. Highly recommend ordering from them.
post #39 of 5064
Well, after reading this site for what seems like an eternity (couple months?), I just ordered the TH-50PH9UK from TVA. Replacing an Infocus X1 DLP Projector. Loved it, but my new place required something like a plasma. Also getting the pedestal & HDMI board.

I doubt my input will be as valuable as some of the other hardcore users here, but I'll post my impression nonetheless.

Colin
post #40 of 5064
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Originally Posted by colin6969 View Post

Well, after reading this site for what seems like an eternity (couple months?), I just ordered the TH-50PH9UK from TVA. Replacing an Infocus X1 DLP Projector. Loved it, but my new place required something like a plasma. Also getting the pedestal & HDMI board.

I doubt my input will be as valuable as some of the other hardcore users here, but I'll post my impression nonetheless.

Colin

I would love to hear your impressions of switching from a projector to plasma, once you receive your Panny plasma.
post #41 of 5064
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Originally Posted by friedman232 View Post

DOH...i was looking at both going "768p" but neglected to pay attention to the first number! So, does that mean the pixels are rectangular on the 42" and square on the 50"?

Yup.
post #42 of 5064
I just talked to PlasmaConcepts and Panasonic about the dead pixel on my 9UK. They are shipping out a replacement monitor - great customer service from both companies.
post #43 of 5064
Well, I ordered two weeks ago, but now it's official: I am a Panny 9uk owner.
I ordered from TVA. Box came in good shape, delivery driver helped me put it on the stand because he was a couple days late...

I've stared at the screen from about a foot away and I can't find a single bad pixel. I'm waiting until after break-in to run Avia calibrations, but I can say right now, it is beautiful even with all of the settings turned WAY down.

HD looks great, SD is good from my viewing distance. I'm running a Motorola box through HDMI and a Tosh DVD player (not upconverting) via Component.

Did anyone else notice it's darn hard to plug anything in when it's on the TY-ST08K stand?
I gave up and had to set the plasma down on its face for a few minutes to get everything set up.

Damn, I made a great decision!
post #44 of 5064
Is the Pioneer PDP-5070HD worth the extra $750 over the Panasonic 9ux?
post #45 of 5064
Anyone have compatability problems with the 9UK and the HR10-250? Any problems with the DVI or HDMI inputs?
post #46 of 5064
I would say that Panasonic has better picture quality than Pioneer when calibrated properly but I just hooked up mine today and noticed something they say Pioneer has taken care of, the 3 reflections when viewing from an angle.

I posted about it in the original 9UK thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8192732

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8192330
post #47 of 5064
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Originally Posted by glabate View Post

Anyone have compatability problems with the 9UK and the HR10-250? Any problems with the DVI or HDMI inputs?

I have an 8UK and its almost identical, and had no problems hooking up my HR10-250 whatsoever... worked great, from the HDMI cable...

Just bought and hooked up my 50" 9UK through HDMI, and its flawless as well

Since then I have converted over to DISH Network... Much happier with dish...
and that hookup works great also over HDMI

Warp
post #48 of 5064
I just posted in the "announcement" thread and realize this might be a better request for the "owner's" thread instead:

Anyone willing to post a few pictures of their TV in action? be great if anyone posts if they indicate which size their set is too.

Thanks in advance if anyone does this (i know it takes a little time to do).
post #49 of 5064
I know that the fortunate guys that already received the new 9UK didn't have much time to test it, but I was wandering if someone can make a complete comparison with the 8UK.

post #50 of 5064
C627627, how far off angle do you have to be positioned before you start to see the ghosting/multiple images?

has this been a problem in earlier models or is it due to the use of new glass?

thanks, John
post #51 of 5064
John, lets' not have identical discussions at two places, I just posted in the original thread, there are pictures, I can take more and there is an informative discussion about whether this is a "real" problem or not, click here
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8200208
post #52 of 5064
Thread Starter 
Problem is completely fixed! Haven't had time to post, it took 'em all of a day to get it sorted. The issue WAS NOT flexing or abuse. Turns out that a ribbon cable was not fully inserted and had intermittent connection issues. They secured the cable, let it play for a few hours, and it's back and perfect!

After going back to the 42XR3A for a day I'm even more amazed at how good this set looks. The XR3 is very grey in comparison. It cannot match the blacks this set can do. Also, having seen the 5/6/7UYs in action, I'm astonishied that this set does blacks as well or better but also can get much BRIGHTER. I've really had to turn down the brightness and contrast as the set's default is blowtorch bright!

SD is decent through an 8300HD and HDMI upconverted to 480p (I WISH the HDMI blades took 480i). HD is astonishing. D-VHS is still the best source I have thus far though. I-robot on DVHS just looks jawdroppingly beautiful. Forgive me gushing on but I LOVE this set.
post #53 of 5064
Thread Starter 
Here's three pics for starters. Exposure was a bit iffy, sorry about that.
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post #54 of 5064
Thread Starter 
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post #55 of 5064
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Originally Posted by kanebear View Post

Three more

Thanks...would be great to see a few from your DVHS at higher resolution. Thanks again for posting!
post #56 of 5064
I received my 509UK on Thursday from TVA, the top left corner of the screen was cracked. They said they will send me a replacement, but are out of stock for up to 2 weeks while I see other online retailers with stock. What gives?
post #57 of 5064
I have a general picture quality question. We where at B.B. this evening and I said to my wife that the 50 inch plasma in front of her was the same panel as the 9UK, which I want to get. She stated that the detail in the picture looked "pixelated". I said we where viewing to close. Is this typical with the 9UK? It was with a direct tv source that could potentially have been SD. Is this a matter of standard definition or is this typical from 3-4 feet away even with HD signals?
post #58 of 5064
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Originally Posted by sxsmithn View Post

I have a general picture quality question. We where at B.B. this evening and I said to my wife that the 50 inch plasma in front of her was the same panel as the 9UK, which I want to get. She stated that the detail in the picture looked "pixelated". I said we where viewing to close. Is this typical with the 9UK? It was with a direct tv source that could potentially have been SD. Is this a matter of standard definition or is this typical from 3-4 feet away even with HD signals?

The 60u you saw at BB was most likely in Vivid mode which makes for pretty bad clayface and oversharpening. It could also have been a poor source - but - on a 50" 768 panel at 3-4 feet you are going to see pixels. That's too close. How did it look at 6 or 8 feet?

Here's a few links:
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/art...rticle_id=1137
http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/IS...placement.html
http://www.jakeludington.com/ask_jak...tv_screen.html
post #59 of 5064
Good point about vivid mode. I will go back and play with it... Thanks for the articles. We will be watching it fro 12 feet plus, but with three young children my wifes concern was the kids. Not that they really would care anyway! I asked a previous question about standard def content. Is the affect similar with SD content when viewing close up (3-4 feet). This is just so I can compare...
post #60 of 5064
Viewing SD is a different effect. The 480 signal is being scaled up to 768. That up-scaling can cause blockiness, and if you view that from too close, you will likely see a blocky AND pixellated picture. The result of all the processing ranges from "still pretty darn good" to "yikes, that sucks", depending on the input signal, the quality of the upconversion electronics (in the set-top box/receiver/display/etc), the viewing distance to the screen, and your personal tolerance. Using any of the zoom modes to eliminate the 4:3 black bars can also have a huge effect on the picture.

I have found the best way to get the kids to back-up from the screen is to blast them with the 110 watts from my 5.1 sound system...
(just kidding!)
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