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Just set up 50" plasma and I'm experiencing headaches

marjyost
12-27-2009, 04:17 PM
Has anyone experienced this? My Panasonic TCP50G10 was delivered and set up and I've been watching it for a couple of hours and have been experiencing headaches to the point I feel sick. I'm sitting just over 8 feet back from the screen.

PFC5
12-27-2009, 04:24 PM
What are your picture settings set at? You likely have it set too bright and that is the cause of the headaches especially in a dimly lit room. Is it dimly lit?

We need more info to help figure out the info with those questions I asked answered.

marjyost
12-27-2009, 04:28 PM
My settings are as follows:
THX
Contrast +65
Brightness +75
Color +37
Tint -1
Sharpness +35
Color Warm 1
Color Mgt Off
CATS Off
Video NR Strong

CrAkD
12-27-2009, 04:37 PM
Did you turn the brightness down? Only thing I can think of is it's too bright for your eyes

PFC5
12-27-2009, 04:47 PM
My settings are as follows:
THX
Contrast +65
Brightness +75
Color +37
Tint -1
Sharpness +35
Color Warm 1
Color Mgt Off
CATS Off
Video NR Strong

Is it a dimly lit room or are the lights out when watching?

Do you have the black level set to dark or light? It should be set to "LIGHT" in the advanced options, and you should turn down the brightness quite a bit to around 55%. You should also turn the sharpness up to 50% as this is the neutral position on 2008 & newer Panasonic TVs.

marjyost
12-27-2009, 06:36 PM
I turned the brightness down to +35. The room itself is dark. I'll play with it tomorrow. Right now I feel like crap....

PFC5
12-27-2009, 06:51 PM
Hope you feel better.

kirt13
12-27-2009, 09:13 PM
I am no Dr. but my wife is. I don't think that your headache is from watching your t.v.
It seems silly to me to think watching a t.v. can cause a headache unless you need glasses and your eyes are straining to see the t.v.

pappylap
12-27-2009, 09:17 PM
Some people are particularly sensitive to HD resoultion and experience motion sickness when viewing HD especially on larger displays.

CrAkD
12-27-2009, 09:40 PM
I've heard stories that if you get a tv thats too big for your room it can cause headaches. but most people here have squashed that theory haha.

katf1sh
12-27-2009, 10:02 PM
i'll send you a 27 inch tv for your plasma ..lmk your address so i can fix your headache issues for good

MKHD
12-27-2009, 10:44 PM
I had this problem when I had my LED. I got headaches after an hour or too. I think that was the motion blur thogh but also how bright is got.

anthead
12-28-2009, 10:34 AM
i usually get headaches and dizziness from my shitty 55in rearview projection sitting at just around 10ft away, its probably the strain on my eyes from the flickering but you are obviously not having that issue so idk, maybe theres something there thats messin you up

Bigloww
12-28-2009, 12:05 PM
Has anyone experienced this? My Panasonic TCP50G10 was delivered and set up and I've been watching it for a couple of hours and have been experiencing headaches to the point I feel sick. I'm sitting just over 8 feet back from the screen.


My friend has a 60'' Pioneer Kuro plasma and his brother would get headaches and or nausa from time to time when he would come down and watch it. He was the only 1 and seating was around 8-9 ft. away. It got better after he watched it more. I also seen a couple threads on this before so I think it is a condition like motion sickness or something. Not a doctor, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night..;) Hope the condition gets better. If not, I would check with you Doc to to make sure everything is fine.

marjyost
12-29-2009, 05:12 AM
Well I tried watching the new TV again last night. Did not put on any of the HD channels..which defeats the purpose of having the damn TV! Anyway did not experience the nausea I felt on Sunday. Set the brightness level to +42 and sharpness to +50. Not sure how to set the black level...I'm going to try and watch a few HD channels tonight to see what happens. If the nausea returns I'll go back to the store and try to swap (I know I'll get slammed for a restock) to a TCP 42S1. They don't carry the smaller G10 models. Thanks for your input(s) on this...

PFC5
12-29-2009, 06:50 AM
The brightness level IS really the black level. With the THX mode you are using and what do you have the Contrast (this is actually the white level) set at it should not be too bright, but possibly you are more sensitive to light in the dark. Try leaving a light on, or lowering the contrast setting to 50% as well, and set the brightness (dark level) to 50% too.

You could be too close as well.