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RE: Panasonic TX-P50GT50

Just to provide balance - I bought one just after Christmas and it is up on the wall delivering fantastic pictures (thanks to the THX app on my phone) along with my excellent KEF speakers and Denon Amp.  I couldn't be happier!  Only negative I can see, is my wall could have taken a bigger one!!

Brilliant tlees in my opinion - the best I've ever seen if I'm honest - and I've been lucky as I have encountered no issues - although there is a very slight buzz on lighter (white) images on occasions.  That really is picking holes though and to be expected from a plasma panel.

Buy from JL with confidence too.

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Out of stock at John Lewis online at the moment, but available from a number of other online outlets.

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Getting the tele tomorrow - apprehensive and excited at the same time. 

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Getting the tele tomorrow - apprehensive and excited at the same time. 

 

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Paid for it today and picking it up tomorrow now. 

From what I have read it's best to leave settings on normal, turn pixal orbitor on and stay away from settings such as dynamic for the first 200 hours.

Anything else I should know? Should I turn contrast, brightness, colour etc down to under 50% 

cheers

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Paid for it today and picking it up tomorrow now. 

From what I have read it's best to leave settings on normal, turn pixal orbitor on and stay away from settings such as dynamic for the first 200 hours.

Anything else I should know? Should I turn contrast, brightness, colour etc down to under 50% 

cheers

 

That sounds fine to me.  Don't pause and don't leave it on Sky Sports news for too long.

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No 'out of the box' issues so far. It's as quiet as a mouse and watching a sky movie panning shots are so smooth compared to my 2008 Panny Plasma (that's going to take some getting used to) you feel as though you're actually watching through the original camera if that makes sense. Can this be altered?

Keeping picture mode on normal but I have touched up contrast and touched down colour. Brightness and sharpness at half way and colour balance normal. Not too dissimilar to how I like it - not far off Cinema mode. 

Next up blu ray viewing. 

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No 'out of the box' issues so far. It's as quiet as a mouse and watching a sky movie panning shots are so smooth compared to my 2008 Panny Plasma (that's going to take some getting used to) you feel as though you're actually watching through the original camera if that makes sense. Can this be altered?

Keeping picture mode on normal but I have touched up contrast and touched down colour. Brightness and sharpness at half way and colour balance normal. Not too dissimilar to how I like it - not far off Cinema mode. 

Next up blu ray viewing. 

 

Nice one!   Smile  Blu-rays look amazing.

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mattjax05 wrote:

No 'out of the box' issues so far. It's as quiet as a mouse and watching a sky movie panning shots are so smooth compared to my 2008 Panny Plasma (that's going to take some getting used to) you feel as though you're actually watching through the original camera if that makes sense. Can this be altered?

Keeping picture mode on normal but I have touched up contrast and touched down colour. Brightness and sharpness at half way and colour balance normal. Not too dissimilar to how I like it - not far off Cinema mode. 

Next up blu ray viewing. 

glad it's looking good out of the box. My 2nd gt50 looked good out of the box and then I watched the football, oh dear |(

changed some settings and waiting for this Sundays match.

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paid £1199 for my GT50 last year!

The picture has been superb!

Only issue was the PSU, it died but was replaced under warranty (thank god for the 6 year warranty)

Well pleased with it and Blu Ray looks fantastic on it!

 

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mattjax05 wrote:

No 'out of the box' issues so far. It's as quiet as a mouse and watching a sky movie panning shots are so smooth compared to my 2008 Panny Plasma (that's going to take some getting used to) you feel as though you're actually watching through the original camera if that makes sense. Can this be altered?

Keeping picture mode on normal but I have touched up contrast and touched down colour. Brightness and sharpness at half way and colour balance normal. Not too dissimilar to how I like it - not far off Cinema mode. 

Next up blu ray viewing. 

glad it's looking good out of the box. My 2nd gt50 looked good out of the box and then I watched the football, oh dear |(

changed some settings and waiting for this Sundays match.

What did you experience with football? Motion seems an issue on mine when I was watching Eng-Bra in itvhd the other day. Using the IFC feature seemed to help though. 

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mattjax05 wrote:

rocketrazor wrote:

mattjax05 wrote:

No 'out of the box' issues so far. It's as quiet as a mouse and watching a sky movie panning shots are so smooth compared to my 2008 Panny Plasma (that's going to take some getting used to) you feel as though you're actually watching through the original camera if that makes sense. Can this be altered?

Keeping picture mode on normal but I have touched up contrast and touched down colour. Brightness and sharpness at half way and colour balance normal. Not too dissimilar to how I like it - not far off Cinema mode. 

Next up blu ray viewing. 

glad it's looking good out of the box. My 2nd gt50 looked good out of the box and then I watched the football, oh dear |(

changed some settings and waiting for this Sundays match.

What did you experience with football? Motion seems an issue on mine when I was watching Eng-Bra in itvhd the other day. Using the IFC feature seemed to help though. 

 

The England-Brazil game was probably not a good test, the picture in general was bad that night, try again with a different game.  I watch on Sky and the picture on football is great, I rarely watch in HD either because of how good it is!

Home cinema system: LG 55EA980W OLED TV,  Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

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mattjax05 wrote:

rocketrazor wrote:

mattjax05 wrote:

No 'out of the box' issues so far. It's as quiet as a mouse and watching a sky movie panning shots are so smooth compared to my 2008 Panny Plasma (that's going to take some getting used to) you feel as though you're actually watching through the original camera if that makes sense. Can this be altered?

Keeping picture mode on normal but I have touched up contrast and touched down colour. Brightness and sharpness at half way and colour balance normal. Not too dissimilar to how I like it - not far off Cinema mode. 

Next up blu ray viewing. 

glad it's looking good out of the box. My 2nd gt50 looked good out of the box and then I watched the football, oh dear |(

changed some settings and waiting for this Sundays match.

What did you experience with football? Motion seems an issue on mine when I was watching Eng-Bra in itvhd the other day. Using the IFC feature seemed to help though. 

any ball that leaves the ground generally caused motion judder, Like when watching the ball going over the crowd. This was apparent on bbchd and itvhd. The eng vs bra game was sp poor picture quality it was untrue.  Currently this is not an issue now I have IFC turned off. Turn it on and it's a whole different ball game (no pun intended) 

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gel wrote:

mattjax05 wrote:

rocketrazor wrote:

mattjax05 wrote:

No 'out of the box' issues so far. It's as quiet as a mouse and watching a sky movie panning shots are so smooth compared to my 2008 Panny Plasma (that's going to take some getting used to) you feel as though you're actually watching through the original camera if that makes sense. Can this be altered?

Keeping picture mode on normal but I have touched up contrast and touched down colour. Brightness and sharpness at half way and colour balance normal. Not too dissimilar to how I like it - not far off Cinema mode. 

Next up blu ray viewing. 

glad it's looking good out of the box. My 2nd gt50 looked good out of the box and then I watched the football, oh dear |(

changed some settings and waiting for this Sundays match.

What did you experience with football? Motion seems an issue on mine when I was watching Eng-Bra in itvhd the other day. Using the IFC feature seemed to help though. 

 

The England-Brazil game was probably not a good test, the picture in general was bad that night, try again with a different game.  I watch on Sky and the picture on football is great, I rarely watch in HD either because of how good it is!

Ah good it wasn't just me then. I don't have sky sports so will have to wait until bbc or itv next show a field game. Out of interest Gel do you care for the IFC does it benefit you on any tv viewing?
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gel wrote:

mattjax05 wrote:

rocketrazor wrote:

mattjax05 wrote:

No 'out of the box' issues so far. It's as quiet as a mouse and watching a sky movie panning shots are so smooth compared to my 2008 Panny Plasma (that's going to take some getting used to) you feel as though you're actually watching through the original camera if that makes sense. Can this be altered?

Keeping picture mode on normal but I have touched up contrast and touched down colour. Brightness and sharpness at half way and colour balance normal. Not too dissimilar to how I like it - not far off Cinema mode. 

Next up blu ray viewing. 

glad it's looking good out of the box. My 2nd gt50 looked good out of the box and then I watched the football, oh dear |(

changed some settings and waiting for this Sundays match.

What did you experience with football? Motion seems an issue on mine when I was watching Eng-Bra in itvhd the other day. Using the IFC feature seemed to help though. 

 

The England-Brazil game was probably not a good test, the picture in general was bad that night, try again with a different game.  I watch on Sky and the picture on football is great, I rarely watch in HD either because of how good it is!

Ah good it wasn't just me then. I don't have sky sports so will have to wait until bbc or itv next show a field game. Out of interest Gel do you care for the IFC does it benefit you on any tv viewing?

 

I use normal factory settings, so the IFC is on max, and I find it works great, I have not once had any issues.   

Home cinema system: LG 55EA980W OLED TV,  Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

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