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Just about to ask the same question but for the 50inch. I am sure there would be no difference? Also can anyone recommend anyone to Calibrate my tv in the liverpool NSW area.

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Hi Adam... what are your current settings for viewing at the moment? Dynamic, Normal etc....

Mine is at normal mode with settings set to;

Mode: Normal

Contrast: 50

Brightness: 10

Color: 45-55 between

Sharpness: 50

Waiting for 100hrs break in to set Contrast to 60 and brightness to 20 :D

Cheers...

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Hi everyone just recently got this TV... was wondering what are the recommended settings for people who have had it professionally Calibrated.

Thanks =)

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Can't help with the settings but interested in the purchase price and where, if you don't mind please.

Cheers

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Just about to ask the same question but for the 50inch. I am sure there would be no difference? Also can anyone recommend anyone to Calibrate my tv in the liverpool NSW area.

Thanks

Aaron from Avical gets a good wrap on the forums. He travels around a fair bit. Make sure you have used your TV for a couple hundred hours and that you have all the devices you plan on getting (for now at least) as you'll need to calibrate each device and input individuallyto get the best from every source

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Aaron calibrated my Fujitsu and I plan to get him to calibrate the Panasonic TH-P54V20A should I buy one (planning on doing it this weekend).

As for sharing settings from a professional calibration - it's kinda pointless because each is unique including factors such as position, ambient light, artificial light, source devices, even room & ceiling colour. What really delivers for someone else's configuration most likely won't for someone else's.

Prior to the professional calibration of my panel, I had used some shared settings from the internet and then used a DIY calibration disk. I can tell you that the post ISF calibration settings are very different to the ones I had previously.

I felt it was worthwhile and cost-effective and I'll have it done again by Aaron.

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Can't help with the settings but interested in the purchase price and where, if you don't mind please.

Cheers

Purchase price was all over the place.. Harvey Norman, Good guys and JBHIFI...

Retail price was $2996

HN= $2850 + $79 for delivery

GG= $2800 + Free delivery

JB= $2750 + Free delivery with 4yr warranty + Free Belkin Power Surge

I've gone with JBHIFI for haggling in person and over the phone and I guess they finally got sick of me

doing it for a week. They wouldn't go under $2700 but with the free stuff they were throwing in I was more than happy to pay it all =)

Not disappointed at all with my purchase and for waiting. This unit is Japan manufactured. The guys at JB said this one

is the one. Meaning the one to look out for. HD contents are just flawless... loving every scene and bits of it.

I will calibrate it done professionally in the not so distant future... let me know if anyone else has got this BAD BOY...

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Aaron from Avical gets a good wrap on the forums. He travels around a fair bit. Make sure you have used your TV for a couple hundred hours and that you have all the devices you plan on getting (for now at least) as you'll need to calibrate each device and input individuallyto get the best from every source

I've done that Diesel... for every input I could throw at the tv... =)

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diesel + 1

Aaron calibrated my Fujitsu and I plan to get him to calibrate the Panasonic TH-P54V20A should I buy one (planning on doing it this weekend).

As for sharing settings from a professional calibration - it's kinda pointless because each is unique including factors such as position, ambient light, artificial light, source devices, even room & ceiling colour. What really delivers for someone else's configuration most likely won't for someone else's.

Prior to the professional calibration of my panel, I had used some shared settings from the internet and then used a DIY calibration disk. I can tell you that the post ISF calibration settings are very different to the ones I had previously.

I felt it was worthwhile and cost-effective and I'll have it done again by Aaron.

I concur with what you've said... it really depends on the environment, the lighting and surroundings. So far, I've set up everything nicely with every inputs that are connected with the TV. I say go for it mate... get it this weekend. Go for Gold!!! :D

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Hi Adam... what are your current settings for viewing at the moment? Dynamic, Normal etc....

Mine is at normal mode with settings set to;

Mode: Normal

Contrast: 50

Brightness: 10

Color: 45-55 between

Sharpness: 50

Waiting for 100hrs break in to set Contrast to 60 and brightness to 20 :D

Cheers...

How can you watch the TV set like that?

What where you hoping to achieve with such a low Brightness setting other than terrible black crush and no shadow detail.

The Brightness setting has no effect on “run in” and can be set properly from day one. A Contrast setting of 50 is unnecessarily dim as well unless the room is dark.

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How can you watch the TV set like that?

What where you hoping to achieve with such a low Brightness setting other than terrible black crush and no shadow detail.

The Brightness setting has no effect on “run in” and can be set properly from day one. A Contrast setting of 50 is unnecessarily dim as well unless the room is dark.

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Thanks Owen, I will take that into account. The Tv is in a medium light setting, that's why I had the contrast set to 50 I will up it more on the 65-70 level once I've reach 100hrs.

what would you suggest brightness be? As stated I will have it calibrated later on =) thanks for the comment though.

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Thanks Owen, I will take that into account. The Tv is in a medium light setting, that's why I had the contrast set to 50 I will up it more on the 65-70 level once I've reach 100hrs.

what would you suggest brightness be? As stated I will have it calibrated later on =) thanks for the comment though.

To adjust Brightness display a wide aspect ratio move (preferably a dark scene on pause) with black bars top and bottom then turn the Brightness control down one step at a time until the black bars just stop getting any darker and you are done.

Different inputs and ambient lighting will require different brightness settings.

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Just bought this one, pick it up today. Got it for $2350 & $299 for extended warranty to 5 years. I'm new to this. I gather calibration is getting all the settings right for your environment. Do you need to wait a certain time before getting it done? Anyone get it done professionally in Melbourne?? How much and who by? Thanks for any help.

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Just bought this one, pick it up today. Got it for $2350 & $299 for extended warranty to 5 years. I'm new to this. I gather calibration is getting all the settings right for your environment. Do you need to wait a certain time before getting it done? Anyone get it done professionally in Melbourne?? How much and who by? Thanks for any help.

Hi - I'm interested in the place of purchase please, particularly as I am having trouble finding a store with stock. Cheers

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Hi - I'm interested in the place of purchase please, particularly as I am having trouble finding a store with stock. Cheers

Try Harvey Norman - they received stock in Brisbane this week. I purchased mine from the HN in the Domayne Store in Newstead.

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Just bought this one, pick it up today. Got it for $2350 & $299 for extended warranty to 5 years. I'm new to this. I gather calibration is getting all the settings right for your environment. Do you need to wait a certain time before getting it done? Anyone get it done professionally in Melbourne?? How much and who by? Thanks for any help.

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Hi Macy517 are you sure you got the 54" NOT THE 50"? Those are some of the price range for the 50" ones... Hmmmmm... did you have it compare with other store prices. Still, that is a good buy. Good thing the guy at JB gave me the free Belkin IR 8 plug =) How are you finding the Pana set so far Macy517? How are your settings in the normal mode set to? Enjoy!!!

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I previously posted this on another topic but I purchased the Th-P54V20A from MYER Highpoint (Maribyrnong VIC) store.

TV Plus 5 yr warranty = $2599.00

Delivery (to Regional VIC) = $60.00

When I purchased it three weeks ago they did not have stock on hand but they had a tentative delivery date (which was estimated at a week later). They took my order and they only missed the date by 2 days which is no big deal. MYERS is pretty reputable so if they say stock is coming I did not have a problem with that.

I have always found Myers to have the best prices (after negotiation) and they have matched online prices as well. If they do not have stock on hand, they won't try to sell you something else and will provide a fairly accurate delivery date. Its up to you if you want to wait.

Haven't played around with the settings much (upped the contrast and brightness slightly) will wait until it gets a few more hours on it.

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I previously posted this on another topic but I purchased the Th-P54V20A from MYER Highpoint (Maribyrnong VIC) store.

TV Plus 5 yr warranty = $2599.00

Delivery (to Regional VIC) = $60.00

When I purchased it three weeks ago they did not have stock on hand but they had a tentative delivery date (which was estimated at a week later). They took my order and they only missed the date by 2 days which is no big deal. MYERS is pretty reputable so if they say stock is coming I did not have a problem with that.

I have always found Myers to have the best prices (after negotiation) and they have matched online prices as well. If they do not have stock on hand, they won't try to sell you something else and will provide a fairly accurate delivery date. Its up to you if you want to wait.

Haven't played around with the settings much (upped the contrast and brightness slightly) will wait until it gets a few more hours on it.

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Thanks for the info geehaw =)

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To adjust Brightness display a wide aspect ratio move (preferably a dark scene on pause) with black bars top and bottom then turn the Brightness control down one step at a time until the black bars just stop getting any darker and you are done.

Different inputs and ambient lighting will require different brightness settings.

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Thanks Owen... will try these out when I get home tonight... May I ask if you have a plasma? As I've read quite a number of threads of you in it =) You are very knowledgeable.

As for technical side of things... anybody here experience this two phenomenon?

Panasonic Plasmas: rising blacks and floating blacks

are they to worry about? Tnx.

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Only just got my TV today, sitting boxed in the hallway while i'm at work :|

Now i've got the serial number i'll crank through the redemption claim asap and see how it goes.. a week would be awesome!

I'm planning on selling it anyway and getting a dedicated bluray player as i've built a nice fat receiver/speaker setup already.. keeping avatar tho, will be nice eye candy on the 54 :)

-- Also have a question, i'm guessing the answer is no - but i'm wondering if i might be able to record from the usb out on this tv to the 120gb usb hard drive in the xbox bonus.. otherwise i might be selling that too, lol.

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Have seen this set a few times now at JB HiFi. The first time it was playing ice age and looked good, the other few times it was playing the same as the other sets and looks really blured out compared to the Sammy 3D Plasma. What gives?

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The first time it was playing ice age and looked good, the other few times it was playing the same as the other sets and looks really blured out compared to the Sammy 3D Plasma. What gives?

Hmm, i didn't notice any blurryness when i checked it out a couple of times.. I only looked at bluray sources though, and i had the salesman hook up a standalone player straight to the TV.

One thing i did not test however, was how free to air TV looked on it.. which was perhaps a bit foolish because i watch a fair bit of it. Quite a few mates have had last years G series for some time now though, and i've always been impressed with broadcast sources on them. Mind you they are all 42-46 inch.. not 54 !

Oh well, too late now! I guess I can report back my impressions later this week after i've tried it out for a bit..

Probably most looking forward to the next formula 1 grand prix.. been watching it on a 68cm tube and still loving the racing so i imagine it's going to be freaking incredible now.. !

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Sounds good

I was trying to compare it to the Sammy Plasma as the 63" Sammy is just a little bit more then the 50" Pana I think

Dr.Zoidberg, please buy something. I'm feeling your pain. :lol: Patience is a virtue they say!.

Andys.

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hehe, yeah it felt pretty good taking the plunge after nearly a year of research and waiting for new models.. but nobody wants the buyers remorrse!

Now i'm concerned, a pretty nasty looking storm just rolled in, and i've only got the relatively cheap surge protector type at home, which don't claim to protect against lightning.. might be too risky to plug it in tonight :( how the hell am i going to resist tho! I wonder if i can find a lighting protector at the hardware store on the way home if i leave early - any recommendations / brands to avoid ??

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I want to get on tooo haha but I must not rush but I stll have this ps63c7000 in the back of my mind. I am still a tad concerned about 9 hours of super Saturday nrl and the solid static logo, I can't help it

I use belkin pureav surge boards on all my stuff

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Installed mine this evening. The 50" Fujitsu it replaced was 45Kg. The Panasonic is only 65% of the weight. After a couple of tries we finally got the Panasonic up on the wall. The Fujitsu has gone onto its pedestal stand and gone upstairs to replace a 12 year-old Sony 68cm Trinitron which will be gone.

Reset my BDP-83 and HD-EX1 player to 1080p/24 auto.

Fired up the TV with Avatar and very happy with the initial results with 1080p/24.

My Media Centre PC picked up the new screen resolution but after I changed activities, and switched back promptly refused to re-detect. Damn HDMI handshaking. Will follow up later.

Update - fixed by changing PC output from 60Hz to 50Hz. Appears to be working reliably now.

Optus Digital looks the same....mostly over-compressed, low-bit rate poop but that's not what I bought the TV for for.

Flicked through the display modes - but left it on cinema. Will play more later.

Reprogrammed the Logitech Harmony and tested.

Filled in my BT-230 redemption forms - will post them off tomorrow.

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Panasonic TH-P54V20A 54 Full HD wall mounted (Flickr)

Panasonic TH-P54V20A & Box(Flickr)

1080p/24!!(Flickr)

Fujitsu relocated upstairs(Flickr)

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Only just got my TV today, sitting boxed in the hallway while i'm at work :|

Now i've got the serial number i'll crank through the redemption claim asap and see how it goes.. a week would be awesome!

I'm planning on selling it anyway and getting a dedicated bluray player as i've built a nice fat receiver/speaker setup already.. keeping avatar tho, will be nice eye candy on the 54 :)

-- Also have a question, i'm guessing the answer is no - but i'm wondering if i might be able to record from the usb out on this tv to the 120gb usb hard drive in the xbox bonus.. otherwise i might be selling that too, lol.

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a week was a sweet wait =) plus you get a tracking number to track where it is =) Avatar is awesome on the BIG guy!!! Yihaaa!!! I've been able to record powered USB with 1 Tera Western Digital. Not sure if it works with USB 2.5 inch drives. Just make sure the USB has its own powered USB and follow the manual instructions and your good to go =)

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hehe, yeah it felt pretty good taking the plunge after nearly a year of research and waiting for new models.. but nobody wants the buyers remorrse!

Now i'm concerned, a pretty nasty looking storm just rolled in, and i've only got the relatively cheap surge protector type at home, which don't claim to protect against lightning.. might be too risky to plug it in tonight :( how the hell am i going to resist tho! I wonder if i can find a lighting protector at the hardware store on the way home if i leave early - any recommendations / brands to avoid ??

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I use a belkin pureav on my BIG guy... =) How did you go with your set up osmo? I know it takes time... just be patient =)

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I want to get on tooo haha but I must not rush but I stll have this ps63c7000 in the back of my mind. I am still a tad concerned about 9 hours of super Saturday nrl and the solid static logo, I can't help it

I use belkin pureav surge boards on all my stuff

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Zoidy... what static logo? Hehehe... Had mine for a whole two weeks and and still can't find a single static logo... tested in the dark and checked all over the panel... looks mighty fresh and clean to me =)

Belkin all the way!!! Anybody here uses the monster cables? HDMI, power surge etc... Wondering getting a monster HDMI cable if so what brand type such as the speed? I saw a $20 infosystem HDMI at

officeworks. I currently am using a crest HDMI cable which is about a year old. Should I? Recommendations?

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Installed mine this evening. The 50" Fujitsu it replaced was 45Kg. The Panasonic is on 65% of the weight. After a couple of tried we finally got the Panasonic up on the wall. THe Fujitsu has gone onto it's pedestal stand and gone upstairs to replace a 12 year-old Sony 68cm Trinitron which will be gone.

Reset my BDP-83 and HD-EX1 player to 1080p/24 auto.

Fired up the TV with Avatar and very happy with the initial results with 1080p/24.

My Media Centre PC picked up the new screen resolution but after I changed activities, and switched back promptly refused to re-detect. Damn HDMI handshaking. Will follow up later.

Optus Digital looks the same....mostly over-compressed, low-bit rate poop but that's not what I bought the TV for for.

Flicked through the display modes - but left it on cinema. Will play more later.

Reprogrammed the Logitech Harmony and tested.

Filled in my BT-230 redemption forms - will post them off tomorrow.

Added pictures

Panasonic TH-P54V20A 54 Full HD wall mounted (Flickr)

Panasonic TH-P54V20A & Box(Flickr)

1080p/24!!(Flickr)

Fujitsu relocated upstairs(Flickr)

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First off... nice pics Kiwimeat. Thanks for sharing... the sony 68 looks like its walking away... hehehe.... Must have taken awhile to get the 54 up on the wall... well done though cause it looks good now.

I too am a user of the HDDVD... and what a combo the 54 Pana does. Loving every moment of it. As for PC usage, I haven't had mine set up yet. How did you go with the HDMI handshaking? Yes the

BT-230 is pretty well worth it. Nice addition and a bonus. Crank it up to 40(volume) and make some noise, volume setting goes all the way to 100 =) The box is small and nicely pack but its powerful

enough to wake the neighbours.

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Zoidy... what static logo? Hehehe... Had mine for a whole two weeks and and still can't find a single static logo... tested in the dark and checked all over the panel... looks mighty fresh and clean to me =)

Belkin all the way!!! Anybody here uses the monster cables? HDMI, power surge etc... Wondering getting a monster HDMI cable if so what brand type such as the speed? I saw a $20 infosystem HDMI at

officeworks. I currently am using a crest HDMI cable which is about a year old. Should I? Recommendations?

hehehe Fox Sports 2 Channel 502 on Austar when watching Rugby League on Saturday Nights it has a Solid Static Logo :( Scares Me!!

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hehehe Fox Sports 2 Channel 502 on Austar when watching Rugby League on Saturday Nights it has a Solid Static Logo :( Scares Me!!

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No static here so far... knock on wood... will let you know though if it turns up. I am aware of those logos... are they pretty thick logos or faint one? I still am doing the 100hours burn in so I can crank up the contrast... =)

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How did you go with your set up osmo? I know it takes time... just be patient =)

We had some pretty serious storm activity so I had most of my stuff unplugged... and I had some female company that wasn't particularly excited by the idea of unpacking and setting up a TV.. so the upshot being, it's still in the box lol.

Tonight will be a different story.. provided i can get a mate to help me lift it from the box up into place, not really something i want to risk doing on my own.

Got the day off tomorrow so i'll head out and find a decent surge protector and a digital cable for the sound into the receiver which i plum forgot to twist into the deal.

The verdict on the xbox as best as i've gathered, is that it won't behave like a standard USB storage device (despite being a computer with a hard drive and a usb port) :( Stupid microsoft.

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We had some pretty serious storm activity so I had most of my stuff unplugged... and I had some female company that wasn't particularly excited by the idea of unpacking and setting up a TV.. so the upshot being, it's still in the box lol.

Tonight will be a different story.. provided i can get a mate to help me lift it from the box up into place, not really something i want to risk doing on my own.

Got the day off tomorrow so i'll head out and find a decent surge protector and a digital cable for the sound into the receiver which i plum forgot to twist into the deal.

The verdict on the xbox as best as i've gathered, is that it won't behave like a standard USB storage device (despite being a computer with a hard drive and a usb port) :( Stupid microsoft.

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Thats microsoft for ya =) Dude... how could you forget the "throw in a free power surge for me and we're good to go" =)

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I am sure the picture is great but why did they have to go a ruin it by using a silver/grey bezel?

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its pretty much a gun metal grey. Heading on a darker level... the black one is the VT model =D

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No static here so far... knock on wood... will let you know though if it turns up. I am aware of those logos... are they pretty thick logos or faint one? I still am doing the 100hours burn in so I can crank up the contrast... =)

Solid Static Logo

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