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Panasonic 42pz700, 50pz700u, 50pz750u, 58pz700u and 58pz750u Owners Thread!

post #1 of 10937
Thread Starter 
I thought I would start this off. Owners, please go ahead and post your reviews, settings, tweaks and tips.

I'm about to use the Avia disc on 50pz700u to see what happens, will edit post after.

Cheers!
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post #2 of 10937
hey you left out the 58pz700u in your thread title, that model will be out before the 58pz750u
post #3 of 10937
got the pz700u yesterday. absolutely love it!!!!! i went with the 700 instead of the 750 because i don't need/want to tweak stuff to within an inch of it's life. the 700 is a breeze to set up, looks great out of the box and with a few mnor tweaks has surpassed my expectations.

ps3 on it is ridiculous.
post #4 of 10937
Awesome TV. Not sure how much better the 750u would be. My 700u looks incredible. Took back a 4665f samsung lcd and go this instead and don't regret it at all. Much better overall picture and with blu-ray, it just goes to a whole new level. Video gaming on it is also flawless. As mentioned, ps3 is absolutely rediculous albeit a tab bright, but that seems to be true of the ps3 on any tv.
post #5 of 10937
Thread Starter 
So the Avia disc is telling me that the following settings are correct for my lighting situation:

Picture (+16)
Brightness (+5)
Color (-2)
Tint (-3)
Sharpness (+2)


Everything else off, black level low and warm color.

I kind of like +18 Picture and +5 Brightness instead of 16 and 5.

So yes, Avia is telling me to torch it.
post #6 of 10937
biggs,

how difficult is the avia disc to use and would you recomend it over any others?
post #7 of 10937
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lastmonkey View Post

biggs,

how difficult is the avia disc to use and would you recomend it over any others?

I'm no pro, and the color, hue and sharpness look perfect, but I'm still not convinced I got the contrast right and brightness correct.

It's not hard in general, but I find the contrast setting hard to get right.

And besides the easy test patterns that have an explanation there is no manual for the 4000 other crazy looking test patterns.
post #8 of 10937
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Originally Posted by fatman72 View Post

hey you left out the 58pz700u in your thread title, that model will be out before the 58pz750u

This thread would be easier to spot if it were simplified thusly:

Official Panasonic PZ700U / PZ750U Owners Thread!

post #9 of 10937
hey did anyone purchase pz750u yet.
I thought they're not out yet?
post #10 of 10937
Great to finally see a thread for these sets! One thing, how do they perform in
the dark? How about during the day? Do the colours pop out at you? How are
the blacks in both situations (night, day)? How is the glare? How quiet are the sets?
On a scale of 1 thru 10, how satisfied are you? Blah blah...

Thanks.
post #11 of 10937
"Great to finally see a thread for these sets! One thing, how do they perform in
the dark? How about during the day?"

great and great - see below

"Do the colours pop out at you?"

colors are more realistic than poppy. that's one of the reasons i love it so much. i'm a television producer/director and it's nice to see my stuff as it was meant to be seen.

"How are the blacks in both situations (night, day)?"

blacks are my favorite thing abuot the set. in 4:3 the bands look like an extention of the frame.

"How is the glare?"

excellent for a plasma, nt as good as an lcd. i "pop" the picture a bit in t day and i don't notic the glare at all.

"How quiet are the sets?"

never even thought about it until you asked. it's quieter than don imus at an naacp meeting.


"On a scale of 1 thru 10, how satisfied are you?"

10. love it, love it, love it. was going to get the pioneer elite 1080p and decided on this one because the colors are more realistic and the blacks were equal to my eyes.

"Blah blah.."

blah.

just a note, not sure if this ok to talk about on this forum, but at bb they have a deal where you get $350 off installation when you buy it.

summary. love it.
post #12 of 10937
please post what model you're talking about

so which model was it?
post #13 of 10937
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Originally Posted by kortik View Post

hey did anyone purchase pz750u yet.
I thought they're not out yet?

so far only the th50pz700u has been released to the public through some best buys and other retailers should be getting the 50pz700u soon and hopefully the 58pz700u soon and then the 750u in june in the US.

gary merson the hdguru did a review on a th50pz750u model he got from panasonic on his site.
post #14 of 10937
houstonperson, reports seeing a th58pz700u on display at a Fry's I-45 North location in Houston, Tx yesterday,
post #15 of 10937
Quote:
Originally Posted by lastmonkey View Post

"Great to finally see a thread for these sets! One thing, how do they perform in
the dark? How about during the day?"

great and great - see below

"Do the colours pop out at you?"

colors are more realistic than poppy. that's one of the reasons i love it so much. i'm a television producer/director and it's nice to see my stuff as it was meant to be seen.

"How are the blacks in both situations (night, day)?"

blacks are my favorite thing abuot the set. in 4:3 the bands look like an extention of the frame.

"How is the glare?"

excellent for a plasma, nt as good as an lcd. i "pop" the picture a bit in t day and i don't notic the glare at all.

"How quiet are the sets?"

never even thought about it until you asked. it's quieter than don imus at an naacp meeting.


"On a scale of 1 thru 10, how satisfied are you?"

10. love it, love it, love it. was going to get the pioneer elite 1080p and decided on this one because the colors are more realistic and the blacks were equal to my eyes.

"Blah blah.."

blah.

just a note, not sure if this ok to talk about on this forum, but at bb they have a deal where you get $350 off installation when you buy it.

summary. love it.


What model did you buy?

Have you seen the commercial Pannys for comparison?

thx

bob
post #16 of 10937
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbiggs32 View Post

So the Avia disc is telling me that the following settings are correct for my lighting situation:

Picture (+16)
Brightness (+5)
Color (-2)
Tint (-3)
Sharpness (+2)


Everything else off, black level low and warm color.

I kind of like +18 Picture and +5 Brightness instead of 16 and 5.

So yes, Avia is telling me to torch it.


What kind of lighting situation do you have? I got my 700u the other day and just got the diretcv HD setup last night so I should be able to play around with the settings a bit more tonight and this weekend.

So far I love this display and HD programming and BR look awesome....no regrets so far!!!
post #17 of 10937
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sidewinder770 View Post

What kind of lighting situation do you have? I got my 700u the other day and just got the diretcv HD setup last night so I should be able to play around with the settings a bit more tonight and this weekend.

So far I love this display and HD programming and BR look awesome....no regrets so far!!!

My room is fairly light controlled. I set the lights to just above the brightness the room is at night, when I'm usually watching tv. This way, there is slight comprimise if I watch it during the day.

I agree, SD is simply ok, but HD programming on this tv, especially anything broadcast in actual 1080i, looks amazing. It is much crisper than the Sammy 4665. I haven't tried blu-ray because I haven't been able to bring myself to buy a ps3. I have a 360 and between guitar hero and ghost recon 2, i dont have time to play another system.

IS the Direct tv signal any good? I have comcast, and it looks great, but I have no comparison.
post #18 of 10937
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Originally Posted by lastmonkey View Post

"How quiet are the sets?"

never even thought about it until you asked. it's quieter than don imus at an naacp meeting.

Too funny, LOL
post #19 of 10937
I've had DTv for about 8 years now and it has alwyas been OK. With this new display I upgraded to HD w/DVR and it is simply amazing- whats nice is they even show you what is playing in HD in the guide by putting a little "HD" icon next to the program. The reciever is nice and it has ligths on the front to be able to tell if the signal is 480, 720 or 1080. I didn't intend to by a BR player but when I was at BB to get the tv it was on clearance for 50% off so I said why not. I'll probably take it back as I'm not set on a BR or HD/DVD and think I may wait for a combo player or something but it is nice to see what it looks like. They were also nice enough to leave a BR disc in it since it was a display model
post #20 of 10937
Has anyone attempted using the 50PZ700U as a computer monitor, yet? I'm very interested to know if it will display the full 1920x1080 resolution with NO overscan -- preferrably via one of the HDMI inputs rather than the analog PC input.

Thanks!
post #21 of 10937
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Originally Posted by dssturbo1 View Post

houstonperson, reports seeing a th58pz700u on display at a Fry's I-45 North location in Houston, Tx yesterday, for sale at the msrp $4700.

I just went by there during lunch and I saw it too. I think it was $4799 and It looked really good, it was playing off a samsung bluray player.
post #22 of 10937
Can someone test the PC input (DB-15 analog) to see if it does 1920x1080P? The user manual says it will not, but I have hope.
post #23 of 10937
Lets see some pictures!
post #24 of 10937
I just ordered my TH-50PZ700U on 5/3/2007. I will let you know when it arrives and I will take some pics of the delivery and setup to post to the forum.

Update: 5/5/2007 Delivery scheduled between 11am and 1pm today. (LA time)
post #25 of 10937
Hope to join you all soon...went to local BB and hey said they match online prices from authorized panny dealers. Visual Apex has great price on it so going back today to have them match it. Hope this works out.



Anyone get 1080 1:1 with a pc hooked up yet?
post #26 of 10937
Hi, a newbie here. Be gentle with me. I ordered the TH-50PZ700U about an hour after the "add to cart" button first appeared below it on the Panasonic Direct site 4/12. (The rep wasn't even aware it was for sale yet.) Got an excellent deal through EPP pricing. At first they said it would be delivered 1st/2nd week of May, then they said the 1st/2nd week of June, but now it is scheduled to ship on 5/15 and arrive probably by Memorial Day. No BB or CC within 100 miles has this unit--otherwise I'd attempt a price match to get it in the house sooner. Did my homework for more months than I'd care to admit before landing on this as best value. I've picked up a lot of info from many of you, so you have my thanks. I'm looking forward to posting my observations once the set arrives--and it just might be a sick-day!
post #27 of 10937
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Originally Posted by tcaseytwc View Post

Hi, a newbie here. Be gentle with me. I ordered the TH-50PZ700U about an hour after the "add to cart" button first appeared below it on the Panasonic Direct site 4/12. (The rep wasn't even aware it was for sale yet.) Got an excellent deal through EPP pricing. At first they said it would be delivered 1st/2nd week of May, then they said the 1st/2nd week of June, but now it is scheduled to ship on 5/15 and arrive probably by Memorial Day. No BB or CC within 100 miles has this unit--otherwise I'd attempt a price match to get it in the house sooner. Did my homework for more months than I'd care to admit before landing on this as best value. I've picked up a lot of info from many of you, so you have my thanks. I'm looking forward to posting my observations once the set arrives--and it just might be a sick-day!

Congrats. I doubt you'll be dissapointed. Panasonic plasmas have all been very well-received, and this one looks like the one I've been wiating for.

I'm holding off until I can get some verification that it will function as a computer display at the full 1920x1080 resolution without any overscan (1:1).

Pending that information, I'll probably take the plunge as well. Do keep us posted on your impressions. If you get the chance, post some pictures, too.
post #28 of 10937
Just ordered the 700 through EPP

GREAT price!

I can't wait to get it set up in my new place

I've been agonizing betwen this and the new 52" Samsung LCD but figured since I care most about Sports and saving some money where I can I can't go wrong with this one.

Says delivery will be within two weeks, which is fine since I won't be moved into my nw place till then anyway.

Will be sure to report back here when I get it all setup

I'm stoked!
post #29 of 10937
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Originally Posted by ispeck View Post

Just ordered the 700 through EPP

GREAT price!

What is EPP ? Thanks
post #30 of 10937
Yeah....what's the EPP

I went by Fry's (SF bay area) saw the TH58pz700u, man it looks good.....now the price tag is pretty high. now I'm back to square one......weather to go for the 50" 720p or the 58" 1080P.
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