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What settings are you using???

i need to get the best picture I can to see if its worth putting up with the screen buzzing with bright and mid bright scenes....

sounds like my old CRT at the moment.....I may go back to LCD if I feel the picture is not worth the buzz......also, it's only a screen buzz, not anything else...

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What settings are you using???

i need to get the best picture I can to see if its worth putting up with the screen buzzing with bright and mid bright scenes....

sounds like my old CRT at the moment.....I may go back to LCD if I feel the picture is not worth the buzz......also, it's only a screen buzz, not anything else...

 

I am using just normal settings and it is as quiet as a mouse.   Smile

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I haven't heard any buzzing from my gt50. If yours is really annoying, maybe you could send it back? When you get it sorted, you'll be thrilled with it. I've had mine eight months and the picture seems better than ever!

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I haven't heard any buzzing from my gt50. If yours is really annoying, maybe you could send it back? When you get it sorted, you'll be thrilled with it. I've had mine eight months and the picture seems better than ever!

 

Same.  I think we hit the jackpot!

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Nick_Shepherd wrote:

What settings are you using???

i need to get the best picture I can to see if its worth putting up with the screen buzzing with bright and mid bright scenes....

sounds like my old CRT at the moment.....I may go back to LCD if I feel the picture is not worth the buzz......also, it's only a screen buzz, not anything else...

 

Sounds to me you just got a noisy one from what you have been describing.  Yep, if you don't like it you could just go for the Sony.

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I went into Sevenoaks yesterday determined to go for a Samsung es7ooo Never had a plasma  but after talking to the  salesperson i came out with the Panasonic TXP42GT50 So far so good.Iwould also like to know the best settings,at the moment i am using THX CINEMA with most the other picture settings off 

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I went into Sevenoaks yesterday determined to go for a Samsung es7ooo Never had a plasma  but after talking to the  salesperson i came out with the Panasonic TXP42GT50 So far so good.Iwould also like to know the best settings,at the moment i am using THX CINEMA with most the other picture settings off 

I think initially these are the best settings. Try to turn on pixel orbiter if you can, you'll ever know it's on, but it does help in preventing image retention or screen burn. If you can't do it, it's not the end of the world. 

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I went into Sevenoaks yesterday determined to go for a Samsung es7ooo Never had a plasma  but after talking to the  salesperson i came out with the Panasonic TXP42GT50 So far so good.Iwould also like to know the best settings,at the moment i am using THX CINEMA with most the other picture settings off 

Change of plan. I would use just CINEMA, then the pixel orbiter is on. The THX modes obviously restrict the things you can change in the settings. 

I'm sticking with CINEMA for now, then will go to THX CINEMA when the tv has been run in properly.

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BBB Thank you for the advise which i have taken.How long does it take to run in.Ifind the picture good in daylight but not so good in the evening under low light do you find this

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BBB Thank you for the advise which i have taken.How long does it take to run in.Ifind the picture good in daylight but not so good in the evening under low light do you find this

Haven't watched it in daylight yet, so can't compare, but my old Kuro was much better under low light, so I would expect the GT to be better at night, plasmas usually are.

I think I read 200 hours to run in, though I'm not 100% sure, someone will say if I'm wrong.

It is frustrating not being able to watch the tv at it's best at first, and not everyone does it, but it does give you some peace of mind, and the last thing you want to do is damage the screen. 

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jr1948 wrote:

BBB Thank you for the advise which i have taken.How long does it take to run in.Ifind the picture good in daylight but not so good in the evening under low light do you find this

Haven't watched it in daylight yet, so can't compare, but my old Kuro was much better under low light, so I would expect the GT to be better at night, plasmas usually are.

I think I read 200 hours to run in, though I'm not 100% sure, someone will say if I'm wrong.

It is frustrating not being able to watch the tv at it's best at first, and not everyone does it, but it does give you some peace of mind, and the last thing you want to do is damage the screen. 

 

The GT50 is definitely better at night.  The first two I had I really noticed it, although my current one seems to be good anytime.  No need to shut the curtains any longer.

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I've read about some good settings for the GT50 on CNET somewhere, but I haven't actually found them yet.  :?

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I've had the gt50 for 2 weeks now and after watching mixed tv I now have the sky sports logo burnt into the tv. This happened about a week ago and I've since avoided all channels with logo and had it on for about 40 hours. It does appear to be fading but is still noticeable when light images are on the tv. I've calibrated it with a calibration DVD and run the scroll bar as much as possible. 

Extremely worried at moment starting to wish I'd bought a LCD.

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I've had the gt50 for 2 weeks now and after watching mixed tv I now have the sky sports logo burnt into the tv. This happened about a week ago and I've since avoided all channels with logo and had it on for about 40 hours. It does appear to be fading but is still noticeable when light images are on the tv. I've calibrated it with a calibration DVD and run the scroll bar as much as possible. 

Extremely worried at moment starting to wish I'd bought a LCD.

Sorry to hear that.

What settings are you using and where did you buy the TV? I'm sure you know this, but avoid the Dynamic picture preset at all costs. If there's one picture mode that'll likely cause screen burn on a new plasma TV, it's Dynamic. The picture will look awful, too. 

I haven't seen a suggestion of image retention (let alone screen burn) on my week old GT50. Can you discuss this with your reatiler?

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I'm still debating whether to get a replacement set due to buzzing and the dirty screen effect.

I'm also not entirely convinced by the colour balance in all picture modes. There's a green/magenta tint to all images. People on screen look flushed, while the pasty British complexion becomes Mediterranean olive.

As it's a new plasma, colour balance will shift during the run in period and hopefully be much closer to D65 a bit further down the road. That said, I thought I'd check with other owners to see if their experiences are the same. Perhaps a replacement will look a little more accurate.

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Drry, have you checked that pixel orbiter is on? I've not worried about IR but have been sure the orbiter is on at all times other than for movies....

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I get a bit of DSE but I don't mind it.....my main two problems are that bluray looks perfect and that's just using thx cinema as is, but Sky HD doesn't look that great.....and of course the buzz....mines 20 cm away from a wall so I do wonder if the buzz is reflected louder if not wall mounted??

i watch more sky movies than bluray so am torn between going for an LCD......

anyway, do younhavebthe same picture problems with bluray?

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