Just got my new Panasonic 47WX53 and had some questions on it.

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  1. Beau B

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    Hello to all, I just picked this T.V. up this past weekened at the Big Best Buy sale. $1399.99 plus 24 months No Interest is Very Hard to pass up.

    I am a Newbee to HD and RPTV's

    What should my settings be for watching Normal shows, playing X-Box, and DVD's.

    Should I set my Sat. to 16/9 and my X-Box as well.

    Is it Bad to watch anything on anything but 16/9.

    Also how does the PIP work if you have a Sat. Dish.


    Thanks to all who respond

    Beau
     
  2. Andy Stocker

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    Hey, actually I have a question for you. That is one of the tv's I noticed everyone talking about and I saw the price was good. I wondered if you got the extra warranty on it at Besy Buy and if you did how much was it? That is something I'm not sure if I want/need or not. Also, did you have it delivered and if so how much was that?

    As for your question, I'm not completely a newbie around here, I've been told by the guys around here that you should keep your aspect ratio true to however the show/movie was made. With X-box I think there is a setting when when you turn it on like widescreen or 16x9. Set it 16x9 and make sure your tv is in 16x9 mode. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

    Andy STocker

    P.S. so far are you happy with your choice? What other sets were you close to buying?
     
  3. Charles Shultz

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    you can watch anything in any aspect ratio you want. but to make the most of your 16:9 screen, you should set all sources to 16:9/widescreen and display them using the 16:9/widescreen aspect ration on the TV.

    i dont want to take your post but i am also considering the PT-47WX53 and i also have a couple questions i was hoping someone might know:

    1. i saw that it only has 9 point convergence from the user menu - does the service menu have more points, and if so can someone give me the service menu code?
    2. is the SVM defeatable from either menu?
    3. i read contradicting posts on this so i would like to ask - can the unused inputs be defeated?

    thank you, Charles
     
  4. Beau B

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    I picked up the T.V. at the store,so it was not delivered. No, I did not get any extra warranty.

    Yes it has 9 point conv, and I do not know about the SVM.

    What is SVM?

    Should I use my X-Box with the High-DEF cabels or My regular non prog scan DVD player to watch movies?

    Thanks Beau
     
  5. Charles Shultz

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    SVM = scan veolcity modulation. basically it sharpens lower-def images from sources like VHS, analog broadcast, etc. but it can create crazy white lines around objects on higher def material like DVDs and HDTV.

    i have only watched a couple movies at friends' houses thru an x-box but a lot of movies on my h/k and denon dvd players. there is no contest. any competant dvd player can outperform an x-box from my experience. also, if the x-box isn't progressive scan for sure go with the component dvd player. finally, the x-box doesnt upconvert dvd output to a HD format [at least i dont think so and it would be using the same source material as your dvd player anyway].
     
  6. Larry Sutliff

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    I have had my 47Wx53 for a little over a week, and I must say it is a terrific set. I only have my DVD Player hooked up to it right now, and I haven't seen any HD material yet. But DVD's look incredible, especially stellar transfers like ATTACK OF THE CLONES, THE TWO TOWERS and STARSHIP TROOPERS Superbit. Older low budget films like THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST look great as well, though the flaws in the source material are more noticable. I have the Panny Rp-82 hooked up to it via the Progressive Component input, so I'm sure this is really helping the picture quality.



    The only thing I'm worried about is 4:3 material. I did watch one 4:3 film on this set(MGM's masterful transfer of the 1933 Karloff classic THE GHOUL), and it looked great. But I don't want burn-in to be any kind of an issue, so I'm trying not to watch too much in 4:3. I do have the contrast set(via Avia) at 30, brightness at around 26, so I don't think it will be a problem.
     
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    Larry, how's the strech mode ?...does 4:3 material look bad if you strech it ?
     
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    Larry, i do believe that if the panny has grey bars instead of black bars ont eh side of the picture while watching 4:3 material burn in shouldnt be a problem [​IMG]
     
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    For those who have this set, what should my settings be on each mode. Standard, Vivid, and Cinema.

    This is my first RPTV so I am very confused on the convergence and SVM stuff.

    The look of the T.V. itself is different from a regular tv I know, but I feel like it could look a lot better.

    When I did the THX optimizer on a DVD I had the square and the rectangle with the circle in it looked distorted a little. Also when I change the channel on my Sat. The channel guide that come up for each station looks wavey in spots.

    Thanks for any info

    Beau
     
  12. Larry Sutliff

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    What modes do you watch normal tv, movies and video games in. Just, Full, or Zoom.

    Where is the 480p setting on the cinema mode? Is that on the tv? I do not have component, I am using S-Video. Is Component that much better? I do not have a prog. scan DVD player.

    I was watching the CUBS game and the people in the backround are very blurry. Is this normal? If so where is this adj. made.
     
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    Another question I have is how do I use the PIP with the Sat. Dish?
     
  16. Larry Sutliff

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    Hey Beau, I just purchased the same TV you got at Best Buy!! I see now they have jacked the price up $100 this week, so I'm glad I got it now...although they are now offering a free portable DVD player (which I don't want anyway)...I am having it delivered Tuesday!!

    Andy
     
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    I am very interested in this TV can anyone tell me for sure if it has the screen protector on it? Also has anyone else noticed that Wal-mart has this TV for $1284 or something? I would never purchase it there but that is a great price to have Best Buy match.

    Thanks,

    Frank
     
  19. Larry Sutliff

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    Frank,
    The 47WX53 does have the screen protector. I believe that last years model(47WX52) does not.
     
  20. Frank Laudicina

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    Thanks Larry, I am getting close in my decision to purchase this set. What is everyone's opinion on the Best Buy warranty plan (4 Years for $299)?

    Thanks,

    Frank
     

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