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  1. I use and recommend Harmony remotes, but yes, can be confusing to set up and use initially. Have you tried one of the numerous "universal" remote controls? I expect most (but not all) would be compatible with Panasonic TV. Available for less than $10 online or in bargain/reject/cheap shops. Just a matter of setting it up to suit the brand/model of TV (from its many built in codes). Then the buttons behave as usual/expected. Often they will control multiple devices (allowing one control to rule all/many devices) to simplify things. Here is a genuine, but refurbished one. $29.99 including postage. Missing battery and rear cover, but you could use your original ones. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GENUINE-PANASONIC-TV-REMOTE-N2QAYB000122-NO-BATTERY-COVER-BOTTOM-FLIP-COVER/233175061431?hash=item364a5113b7:g:UccAAOSwv4FclCD6 Here is a new genuine one. Complete. $44.99 including postage. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GENUINE-PANASONIC-N2QAYB000122-REMOTE-CONTROL-TH58PZ700A-TH58PZ850A-TH65PZ700A/162290368134?hash=item25c9427e86:g:WIIAAOSwKtVWx7Tl As mentioned by duster, other Panasonic controls will probably work in place of original (though some buttons might be different/missing/additional). Perhaps can borrow one from a friend/colleague/neighbour? Possibly (but I do not know for sure) one such as; https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Universal-Replacement-Remote-Control-N2QAYB000350-For-Panasonic-Viera-Smart-TV/332724402060?epid=26021546923&hash=item4d77eb778c:g:fiQAAOSwXSRbTt-T https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Universal-N2QAKB000059-Remote-Control-RC-IR-For-Panasonic-Viera-TV-LCD-Plasma/263864131597?epid=21007492357&hash=item3d6f87200d:g:miMAAOSw1r5baV8x https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Replaced-Remote-N2QAYB000239-for-Panasonic-LCD-TV-PLASMA-sub-N2QAYB000122/263562028702?hash=item3d5d85669e:g:X7sAAOSw-09aHu2k&frcectupt=true https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Remote-Control-For-Panasonic-TV-N2QAYB000238-Same-N2QAYB000122/152987052442?hash=item239ebd299a:g:IYsAAOSw241YW0qF Hopefully you find a solution soon. Cheers.
  2. A cheap option is to get a Laser brand BLU-BD3000 blu ray player (however, as an extra device) to go with the 4K player. https://www.laserco.com.au/BLU-BD3000-blu-ray-player-multi-region-hdmi-digital-7-1-with-lan-for-bdlive Out of the box it will play all region Blu Ray discs and DVDs. DVDs automatically play any region. Blu Ray you need to manually choose which region is appropriate. No limit to how many times region can be changed. Local company. A basic player. USB media support, but no smart apps built in, or WiFi (has ethernet only) or upscaling to 4K (only to 1080). Has 3 year warranty (just hang on to receipt, not necessary to register). Cheap at $99.00, but occasionally 30% off at BIG W and/or Good Guys. Just a suggestion. Cheers.
  3. If a suitable remote is needed, looks like Logitech have this brand and model in their database to program their Harmony remote controls. Perhaps other "universal" remote(s) may also have it built in as a selectable choice? Cheers.
  4. So our 2017 (and 2018) model TVs have now received the Stan app via some sort of update on March 13th. - but still waiting for HDR10+....... https://blogs.panasonic.com.au/consumer/stan-streaming-panasonic-tvs/ Cheers....
  5. See here for video interview with Panasonic about their latest TVs.... https://www.avforums.com/news/video-panasonic-gz2000-pro-oled-and-more-launched-at-convention.15884 Yes, returned to VA panels, but no Full Array Local Dimming (FALD). I expect more info will be available once the TVs are actually available. Hope this helps. Cheers.
  6. Might need to be careful with TCL reviews - especially if they are written in other countries. I am fairly sure I have read somewhere (on several occasions) that the TCL models overseas are VERY different (and MUCH better) than those available in Australia. I am not 100% sure about all this, but just a warning to double check perhaps with owners in Oz. If I spot it again where I read it, I'll see if I can update this post to refer to it. Cheers.
  7. Seems Costco may sell it???? https://www.ozbargain.com.au/product/sony-bravia-kd70x8300f
  8. Tweaky, I believe only OLED TVs have (require) compensation cycles. Hence maybe why no Status 8 for our EX LCD models. Also (some of?) the numbers are in hexadecimal format. So need to be converted to regular decimal numbers to make any sense of. (I have previously seen a link/reference to an online converter to help with this if needed). Hopefully Davo gets his problem quickly sorted out by Panasonic.
  9. I do not have this model TV, but I have seen in other forums that owners of the FZ950 have had a problem that looks very, very similar. Apparently the rectangle shows up after the TV has done its automatic long term (after x amount of hours) maintenance/compensation cycle - rather than being a burn in or image retention problem. I don't know if the EZ series also does this maintenance procedure or even if this model suffers the same problem. Has your TV run a compensation cycle recently? I think somewhere in TV settings there is diagnostic info available???? Supposedly there was a bad manufacturing batch of panels (made by LG but used by many different TV manufacturers) at one time. Newer/replaced panels do not suffer the issue. Manufacturers have become aware of this problem and may replace/repair the TV for you. You can probably search for more specific details and solutions. Manually running another forced maintenance cycle may fix the problem (worked for some people, though others have reported it did not help at all). Hope this helps and you can sort it out soon. Cheers.
  10. If these following disks are released next month as indicated, someone should finally be able to confirm..... Not me unfortunately, as my Sony UBP-X800 player won't do HDR10+, nor my EX780A television (yet). https://www.avsforum.com/first-imax-enhanced-4k-blu-rays-announced-featuring-hdr10/ Cheers.
  11. Looks like the HDR10+ firmware update for the FX (2018) models was released today for Asia/Oceania. Hopefully the EX (2017) update is not far away... http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/tv/download/fw/asia_2018/down_asia_oce_me_03.html Cheers.
  12. Looks like the HDR10+ firmware update for the FX (2018) models was released today for Asia/Oceania. Hopefully the EX (2017) update is not far away... http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/tv/download/fw/asia_2018/down_asia_oce_me_03.html Cheers.
  13. My 65EX780 just updated about 30 minutes ago. Likewise, I do not notice any obvious differences in menus/settings/options etc. Maybe just apps are affected? Youtube does now play in HDR (if available in a video), but can't recall offhand if it did or didn't previously. No Amazon Prime subscription, so can not check if that app also changed. Disappointing and frustrating that Panasonic do not list any real info about their updates. If we are lucky, it does have the HDR10+ update, but without and actual verified content available to play I don't know if anyone can check/confirm.
  14. Maybe try forum at OzTivo??? https://forums.oztivo.net Also, looks like Telstra might be up to something with tivo??? https://www.computerworld.com.au/article/640722/tivo-licenses-ip-telstra/ Cheers
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