Unsteady HD image on Panasonic RPTV

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  1. Sam Pat

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    I've had my Panasonic RPTV (PT47WX42) for close to 3 years now and there's a problem where steady images (like text on the OSD, scorebars on sports broadcasts, etc.) aren't rock solid. They aren't flickering or shimmering, just... vibrating slightly. It's not enough to be unwatchable, just annoying.

    It's never a problem when watching real, moving material like movies, but whenever I pull up the OSD or watch sports with solid bars, those stationary items are vibrating.

    It only happens with 1080i. 480i/p are solid.

    I'm out of warranty, unfortunately. Do any other owners of Panny RPTV (or other brands) notice anything similar? Is this a defect or is it poor build/design?
     
  2. Tim Jin

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    How are you getting 1080i from? Via cable box or sat?

    You should check your cable box settings, making sure that it is outputting 1080i on HD channels.

    It sounds like a signal issue.
     
  3. Sam Pat

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    I know what HD looks like and I'm getting 1080i for sure.

    It's coming from a Motorola Digital Box.

    The problem is that the OSD jitters. Like the volume control display that the TV itself outputs. That can't be signal related.
     

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