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Panasonic TX-P50GT50 Plasma TV - Vertical Banding

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Go to Picture --> Advanced settings. You'll find it there.

 

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Sorry to jump in  but where are the options for 1080 Pure Direct and 24p Smooth Film? Cant seem to find them. P.s really happy with my GT50 but now cant help looking for vertical banding!!

Those options are only available when playing a blu ray. 

Don't look for vertical banding, it'll drive you insane. just don't think about it. 

I'm absolutely loving the picture on my GT since I decided to ignore it. It's there, but if you don't look for it, it's not.

Strapped's settings are excellent, really happy with them, as good, if not better than my Kuro. 

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.... but that vertical banding IS there... should have bought a Samsung like Paul and I    :)  Cool

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RE: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 Plasma TV - Vertical Banding

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.... but that vertical banding IS there... should have bought a Samsung like Paul and I    :)  Cool

Floating blacks, brightness pops, frame skipping in 3D, and mild banding. I'm sticking with the GT thanks. ;)

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RE: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 Plasma TV - Vertical Banding

It's a somewhat sorry state of affairs, but it really is a case of picking which flaw you find least objectionable.

I've "upgraded" my television three times in the last four years in the hope I'd find a set without a problem that really bugged me. I'm not willing to play this game any more. I've spent enough. Give it a few months and forums will be buzzing with discussion of issues with 2013 televisions from all manufacturers.

For what it's worth, you can almost eliminate vertical banding using the normal picture preset on a relatively high contrast setting, though the picture looks too bright and unnatural to my eyes.

I'm visiting family this weekend and watching an LED TV with far more prominent screen uniformity issues. It helps to keep a sense of perspective.

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I'm not even sure the banding is there! But the picture quality is amazing compared to my last tv. Blu-ray especailly looks amazing, so sharp and clear.

Love it!!!

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I'm not even sure the banding is there! But the picture quality is amazing compared to my last tv. Blu-ray especailly looks amazing, so sharp and clear.

Love it!!!

 

Same.  Smile

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RE: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 Plasma TV - Vertical Banding

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I'm not even sure the banding is there! But the picture quality is amazing compared to my last tv. Blu-ray especailly looks amazing, so sharp and clear.

Love it!!!

How long have you had your GT50, Festing?

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Alantiggger wrote:

.... but that vertical banding IS there... should have bought a Samsung like Paul and I    :)  Cool

Floating blacks, brightness pops, frame skipping in 3D, and mild banding. I'm sticking with the GT thanks. ;)

 

Can only say I must have got one of the good ones Bernard as everythings seems just fine so far. (touches desk as it is made of wood)    Cool

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I'm on my second panel (fitted last week) and it the banding is visible even on low contrast which is extremely irritating and poor for such a premium TV.

I also think the replacement panel fitted bt Gogglebox is more grainy than the original, even though it doesn't buzz so much when there is a lot of white displayed.

I will give it the benefit of the doubt for 200hrs on normal settings and if it still present I will return it for a refund.

I'm not happy to be spending this sort of money to have annoying and obvious visible artefacts spoiling the viewing experience.

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Radiohead wrote:

I'm on my second panel (fitted last week) and it the banding is visible even on low contrast which is extremely irritating and poor for such a premium TV.

I also think the replacement panel fitted bt Gogglebox is more grainy than the original, even though it doesn't buzz so much when there is a lot of white displayed.

I will give it the benefit of the doubt for 200hrs on normal settings and if it still present I will return it for a refund.

I'm not happy to be spending this sort of money to have annoying and obvious visible artefacts spoiling the viewing experience.

 

You got a replacement panel?  I would have just got a replacement TV.

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RE: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 Plasma TV - Vertical Banding

Just over 2 months now. (Late reply)

Just asked another question which I hope you see. 

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Buy a Samsung !             party time!              woohoo!

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I started this post at the start of the year when my initial purchase of a TX-P50GT50 had to go back for an exchange because of BSE, banding, whatever you want to call it - it clearly had a fault.  My, at the time, local Panasonic store were very good.  Since then the store has closed, and a few weeks ago my TV developed some more screen issues.

I'm not sure if it was screen burn, image retention or DSE again, but as it was still under the original 12 months warranty I contacted a sister store that is still trading and they put me onto Panasonic.  This was quite painful as the young lady at the end of the line wanted me to upgrade the firmware, even though I had done this a few days earlier and it was telling me I was up to date.

Download to an SD card I was instructed, politely, so I dug out an SD card, found an adapter and downloaded.  Waste of time as the TV is wall mounted and I can't get access to the SD card slot, unlike earlier models it's on the rear, not the side!

We gave up and I called the local service centre.

To cut a long story short they took the TV away with comments that it might return in a worse state, but less than a week later it's ready, has now been delivered and has had the PDP replaced.  The picture is better than both the previous two TV's and is (at the moment) blemish free.good job

So, there are decent panels out there, if you are lucky.  Third time lucky for me.  Thankfully I now have another 4 or 5 years left on the warranty and hope any others eventually get rewarded for the pain of swapping over your TV.

I would still recommend this set despite the problems as the picture is stunning.

 

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LanceyBoy wrote:

I started this post at the start of the year when my initial purchase of a TX-P50GT50 had to go back for an exchange because of BSE, banding, whatever you want to call it - it clearly had a fault.  My, at the time, local Panasonic store were very good.  Since then the store has closed, and a few weeks ago my TV developed some more screen issues.

I'm not sure if it was screen burn, image retention or DSE again, but as it was still under the original 12 months warranty I contacted a sister store that is still trading and they put me onto Panasonic.  This was quite painful as the young lady at the end of the line wanted me to upgrade the firmware, even though I had done this a few days earlier and it was telling me I was up to date.

Download to an SD card I was instructed, politely, so I dug out an SD card, found an adapter and downloaded.  Waste of time as the TV is wall mounted and I can't get access to the SD card slot, unlike earlier models it's on the rear, not the side!

We gave up and I called the local service centre.

To cut a long story short they took the TV away with comments that it might return in a worse state, but less than a week later it's ready, has now been delivered and has had the PDP replaced.  The picture is better than both the previous two TV's and is (at the moment) blemish free.good job

So, there are decent panels out there, if you are lucky.  Third time lucky for me.  Thankfully I now have another 4 or 5 years left on the warranty and hope any others eventually get rewarded for the pain of swapping over your TV.

I would still recommend this set despite the problems as the picture is stunning.

 

 

hi Lanceyboy,

 

Had a similar issue myself with horizontal banding with the VT50 series, fortunately the store I bought it from in Australia offered a replacement warranty that I got a good deal on. Ended up getting it replaced with the VT60. Touch wood, this one hasn't been so bad. Still some slight banding noticeable, but nowhere near as bad as before.

 

glad to hear the new panel has sorted it!

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