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Strange problem with panny pwd6uy and xp-30 dvd player

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Greetings -

I really hope one of you guys can help me. First of all, here is the source and path:

Panasonic xp30 dvd player>blue jeans cable component to rgb cable>rgb input on panny ed 6uy

Now on to the problem I'm having - it was fairly well described by franz -man in this thread (the thread is devoted to a seperate issue reported by someone else)- http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=459134 . Keep in mind that his source player and signal path are different than mine but the symptoms seem identicle:

"When watching DVDs 2.35:1 (black bars top and bottom) I noticed that a strip of pixels ~1" wide stretching across the width of the plasma would be darker then the rest of the black bars. This strip is only on the top of the plasma and when I get real close to inspect it looks like those pixels are absent of all signal. That is, the other pixels in the black letterbox sections show some activity and this select strip has none.

So here is where it gets weird. The section cycles from having activity to none. The cycling comes in slow transitions...first a few lines at the top and then it grows to the 1" strip...then fades back down."

As franz-man stated, the issue is most noticable on only the top bar of letterboxed dvds, however, I also notice some instances of this in the top inch or so of dark scenes on dvds that are not letterboxed. It's very stange....this faint shadow stretches down the top inch or so of the width of the screen and as a scene gets darker it becomes more pronounced and it 'creeeps' slightly further down the screen (and gets slightly darker) as the scene grows darker, and conversely 'creeps' up (and gets lighter) as the scene grows lighter. As the scene lightens it dissapears all together until you can't see it at all.

I've got no problems on other inputs. I did all the normal checks - made sure the cable was seated securely - made no difference. I also swapped out the cable with a straight component cable over the (you guessed it) component input and using this signal path the problem was still there but not nearly as noticable.

Has anyone else seen this or even better, does anyone have any idea of how I can remedy this issue???


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Did you try the same solution that I mentioned? I borrowed a friends DVD player...that cleared it up for me. Now I am searching to buy a new one...

Did you also try to increase the overscan on DVE or AVIA to see if the problem goes away?
After searching around and reading all the xp30 threads I could find I realized I had failed to properly set up the player to output 480p - On the xp30 you have to set it in 2 places (and I, as has been the case with many others, did not know this). So once i set it to 480p voila! Everything is great now. I've had the set about a month now and the player about a year (using over a 480i set before now) so I think I'm nearing the end of all my tweeks and setup.

I don't know what I'd do without this forum.

I'm a happy camper:D

Thanks for checking in franz-man.
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