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Panasonic Th 50PZ800

telboy
09-18-2009, 03:08 AM
This panel has a slight 'red push' at 50IRE and I was wondering if anyone on these forums knows of any way to adjust the picture in the service menu to correct it? It's evident to the naked eye as a slightly over saturated red when looking at skin tones. Thanks.

Codes20
09-18-2009, 08:18 AM
Hire a calibrator. I wouldn't advise going into the service menu if you have no idea what you are doing as you may possibly damage the TV and void any warranty.

geronimo
09-18-2009, 09:11 AM
I wouldn't advise going into the service menu if you have no idea what you are doing as you may possibly damage the TV and void any warranty.
What have you been smoking? The Menu isn't just a "read-only" visual!
I've owned this model for almost a year. The THX mode and color temperature:Normal, works for me. Nothing prevents you from experimenting with Tint, Color, and Color Temperature. You can even try your own caibration with something like this: http://lb.redirectingat.com/?id=42X94152&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ramelectronics.net%2FVideo-calibration.ep

pappylap
09-18-2009, 09:21 AM
Geronimo, all sets have a "service menu" which can only be accessed by a code.... keeps owners from getting in there and screwing up their sets. Codes 20 is correct the owner should not access the "service menu" unless he is very familiar with what he is doing....

tRidiot
09-18-2009, 09:25 AM
Geronimo, all sets have a "service menu" which can only be accessed by a code.... keeps owners from getting in there and screwing up their sets. Codes 20 is correct the owner should not access the "service menu" unless he is very familiar with what he is doing....

It's like tweaking the computer chip in your car... you can buy a new chip that will change your performance significantly, but you may void your warranty at the same time.

pappylap
09-18-2009, 09:34 AM
I accessed the service menu in my old Zenith CRT. there were 197 different settings to adjust in there.... a bit more complicated than just brightness, contrast, tint, and color saturation...........

geronimo
09-18-2009, 10:58 AM
Geronimo, all sets have a "service menu" which can only be accessed by a code.... keeps owners from getting in there and screwing up their sets. Codes 20 is correct the owner should not access the "service menu" unless he is very familiar with what he is doing....
Of course I was referring to the user access main menu. Like I stated, I own this model, and using the user acessed main menu , all picture modes can be adjusted or customized for any particular input. Where was "service menu" intimated?
I wouldn't think somebody's first priority for making simple adjustments would be to use the inaccessible factory adjustment panel!

tRidiot
09-18-2009, 11:37 AM
This panel has a slight 'red push' at 50IRE and I was wondering if anyone on these forums knows of any way to adjust the picture in the service menu to correct it? It's evident to the naked eye as a slightly over saturated red when looking at skin tones. Thanks.

Hire a calibrator. I wouldn't advise going into the service menu if you have no idea what you are doing as you may possibly damage the TV and void any warranty.

What have you been smoking? <snip>

Where was "service menu" intimated?

Ummm.... up there?

:haha:
:duh:

PFC5
09-18-2009, 02:06 PM
This panel has a slight 'red push' at 50IRE and I was wondering if anyone on these forums knows of any way to adjust the picture in the service menu to correct it? It's evident to the naked eye as a slightly over saturated red when looking at skin tones. Thanks.

I have the lower model of this year's Panasonic, and I got rid of the push with the User menu settings you can see in the "SETTINGS" link in my signature.

I agree with the others that you should stay out of the service menu as this can make your display unusable if you make a mistake. Try my settings as a base to see if that works to solve your issue, but remember these settings all effect each other so make sure you adjust all of them to what I have.

Hope this helps & welcome to the forum! :hithere::hithere:

pappylap
09-18-2009, 03:53 PM
ummm.... Up there?

:haha:
:duh:

yeah, what he said............

geronimo
09-18-2009, 04:26 PM
Okay Guys and Girls, Please accept my most humble apologies! I thought that the OP used the term "service menu", when he really meant user menu, where he could easily access all the necessary settings.

telboy
09-19-2009, 02:58 AM
Thank you for all the replies - I'm actually in the UK and only just realised this seems to be an American forum! Still, I guess the comments will still be valid for the UK model.

I've tried every way I know to alter the picture in the user menu options but still can't quite get the picture right to my eyes in terms of the red push and so I was really asking about how to get into the service menu, make a quick adjustment and get out again. I can't quite understand why if your are careful and know where to look (and what you're doing) that it should be such a dodgy process - not that I pretend to know what I'm talking about.

Following up on one of the responses I rang a UK calibrator who told me he refused to calibrate Panasonic Viera televisions as they were so difficult and it took him such a long time to get in and out of the service menu, then check and then repeat the process, that the price would be prohibitive.

It looks like I'll have to live with it but it's a bit frustrating to know it could be adjusted but I can't get it done.

Loves2Watch
09-19-2009, 06:20 AM
Thank you for all the replies - I'm actually in the UK and only just realised this seems to be an American forum! Still, I guess the comments will still be valid for the UK model.

I've tried every way I know to alter the picture in the user menu options but still can't quite get the picture right to my eyes in terms of the red push and so I was really asking about how to get into the service menu, make a quick adjustment and get out again. I can't quite understand why if your are careful and know where to look (and what you're doing) that it should be such a dodgy process - not that I pretend to know what I'm talking about.

Following up on one of the responses I rang a UK calibrator who told me he refused to calibrate Panasonic Viera televisions as they were so difficult and it took him such a long time to get in and out of the service menu, then check and then repeat the process, that the price would be prohibitive.

It looks like I'll have to live with it but it's a bit frustrating to know it could be adjusted but I can't get it done.

Try another calibrator. It sounds as if he just didn't want to do it. I'm sure any calibrators here would agree.

PFC5
09-19-2009, 10:19 AM
Thank you for all the replies - I'm actually in the UK and only just realised this seems to be an American forum! Still, I guess the comments will still be valid for the UK model.

I've tried every way I know to alter the picture in the user menu options but still can't quite get the picture right to my eyes in terms of the red push and so I was really asking about how to get into the service menu, make a quick adjustment and get out again. I can't quite understand why if your are careful and know where to look (and what you're doing) that it should be such a dodgy process - not that I pretend to know what I'm talking about.

Following up on one of the responses I rang a UK calibrator who told me he refused to calibrate Panasonic Viera televisions as they were so difficult and it took him such a long time to get in and out of the service menu, then check and then repeat the process, that the price would be prohibitive.

It looks like I'll have to live with it but it's a bit frustrating to know it could be adjusted but I can't get it done.

Did you try MY settings as i said in my previous post? I completely got rid of the red push with those settings. ;)

Also, if there is a "pro" calibrator who thinks using the Panasonic service menu is hard, why would you even want to attempt it and risk messing up the display?

I agree that this calibrator likely doesn't havbe much experience with them, so you should look for one that DOES have experience with pannys.