2015 Panasonic CX802 (TX-xxCX802B) Owners Thread Part 2

blackmesa8

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Someone on the DX902 thread suggested that the DX700 is also missing out as it lacks the HCX chip. If that's the case it looks like the CX range is in the same boat. Crap if that's the case.
disappointing what will this actually leave us with if we watch HLG signal. Just 4K? or will we get 10bit colour. I love the 10bit colour part of the HDR10 system probably my favorite part. If we get 4K 10bit for HLG content i won't be too bothered.
 

whitesnake11

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disappointing what will this actually leave us with if we watch HLG signal. Just 4K? or will we get 10bit colour. I love the 10bit colour part of the HDR10 system probably my favorite part. If we get 4K 10bit for HLG content i won't be too bothered.
I understand that you will get UHD, when iplayer released the Planet Earth 2 HLG clip we all had uhd but no HLG as tv's lacked support. It's good that they are adding support for HLG on last years model, more than I expected.
 

blackmesa8

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I understand that you will get UHD, when iplayer released the Planet Earth 2 HLG clip we all had uhd but no HLG as tv's lacked support. It's good that they are adding support for HLG on last years model, more than I expected.
That Planet Earth 2 Iplayer UHD/HLG test even tho it was not HLG on my TV looked awesome. I can't wait till the BBC make that system go live. I will be using Iplayer a lot more once they do!
 

youngsyp

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disappointing what will this actually leave us with if we watch HLG signal. Just 4K? or will we get 10bit colour. I love the 10bit colour part of the HDR10 system probably my favorite part. If we get 4K 10bit for HLG content i won't be too bothered.
10 bit colour depth and HDR are two discreet aspects of the UHD specification and mutually exclusive. Sky Q offers 10 bit colour depth without WCG or HDR for example.

Depending on the final spec of what the BBC go with, I'd expect we'd see 2160p50 WCG 10 bit SDR for HLG broadcasts.

Paul
 

blackmesa8

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10 bit colour depth and HDR are two discreet aspects of the UHD specification and mutually exclusive. Sky Q offers 10 bit colour depth without WCG or HDR for example.

Depending on the final spec of what the BBC go with, I'd expect we'd see 2160p50 WCG 10 bit SDR for HLG broadcasts.

Paul
Ah thanks. If that becomes the case 4K with 10bit colour I will be very happy.
 

Tony8

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Can you pair bluetooth headphones with these tvs without the need for additional peripherals (i.e. usb bluetooth receivers...)

I have the 55CX802b model and a pair of AKG Y50BT wireless bluetooth headphones but I cannot get them to pair with the tv. I went into the tv settings and navigated to the Bluetooth setup page, but when I press search for devices nothing is found.

Maybe this tv is not meant to work with bluetooth headphones, but I would hope it is given how much it cost ;)

I have done plenty googling in search of an answer, but cannot find much of use. The lack of common complaints about this makes me think that it is possible and that I am probably doing something fundamentally wrong :blush:

Any help would be much appreciated.
Anyone?
 

youngsyp

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Ah thanks. If that becomes the case 4K with 10bit colour I will be very happy.
I suspect it's WCG that you like the look of as opposed to 10 bit colour depth. The latter should be quite unnoticeable, just giving smooth graduations in specific situations. The former will give all images more 'life' and be very noticeable if compared side by side with Rec.709 content.

Paul
 
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BlueRayPT

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Guys, when our local Panasonic customer service is absolutely useless(and I am really beeing generous here) is there a European or global Global Panasonic headquartes contact/email adress that we can use to complain?
 

Jimdal

Active Member
Hi, Guys, only a butt in!. I have received the Spears and Munsill today . The picture on my tv is looking great now!... thank you.
 

STFC

Active Member
Typically I'd use the built in test pattern generator in my Lumagen VP, but with the latest UHD Blu-ray player purchase, I used the S&M disc to calibrate the (HD) Blu-ray output, as that doesn't run through the Lumagen.
If you don't have a colourimeter/ spectro, the S&M disc is the best way to set up the basics via a Blu-ray player. It'll also give you a good insight about what you're trying to achieve.

Paul
Hi Paul, thinking if I can benefit from S&M disc? haven't got a uhd player but have PS4 so could play it on that. Will this benefit set up for normal tv viewing on freeview?
 

Jimdal

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Hi, sorry , I have only just seen the request where I had purchased S&M disc from a company called Scenic Labbs, bought through Amazon cost including postage £33.96.
 

blackmesa8

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Anyone with sky q...what rgb range is best..normal or full?
Just leave it on automatic the CX802 is good at working it out for itself. I believe the correct is normal which automatic mode would switch too. I am not 100% on that but i am pretty sure you would want normal. I am sure someone else on here can confirm that.
 

herbfern

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Just leave it on automatic the CX802 is good at working it out for itself. I believe the correct is normal which automatic mode would switch too. I am not 100% on that but i am pretty sure you would want normal. I am sure someone else on here can confirm that.
Thankyou
 

youngsyp

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Hi Paul, thinking if I can benefit from S&M disc? haven't got a uhd player but have PS4 so could play it on that. Will this benefit set up for normal tv viewing on freeview?
If the Freeview is Freeview HD then yes it would. The issue with the content on the S&M disc in this context is that it's designed for calibration HD inputs.

Anyone with sky q...what rgb range is best..normal or full?
Always 'Normal' with TV and film content. 'Full' is only used for PC and gaming sources.

Paul
 

herbfern

Novice Member
If the Freeview is Freeview HD then yes it would. The issue with the content on the S&M disc in this context is that it's designed for calibration HD inputs.

Always 'Normal' with TV and film content. 'Full' is only used for PC and gaming sources.

Paul
Normal for uhd too?
 

Jimdal

Active Member
Hi, I am back to square one, I was on here over a week ago I own a 65CX802B I had then a problem with the
tv that the picture would be really good then for know reason while watching the tv the picture would go dull up until yesterday the picture had been fine today it has started going dull again!. I had Martin Dawes out to the tv and a company called H&H tv video they charged me £50.00 to come out and would not look at it properly when here,because I had not taken off the wall which is 3 feet from the floor, If I had lifted off the wall they would of taken the tv away?... any both companies said there is nothing wrong with the tv after only looking at the tv for about 10 minutes. None had gone into the service menu...
I am sick of this problem I do not know what to do now, I am not trying it on, when the tv works it's fine, but when it does this goes dull the picture is awful. How do I get a engineer to check this tv out properly It's still under guarantee!. I would appreciate any advice, I have now done everything I can with the controls of this telly I don't want any details how to get into the service menu, because I would not know how to use them and I don't want to make the guarantee void?.
Best regards.
 

youngsyp

Distinguished Member
What Picture Mode are you using?

I would suggest using Professional 1, make sure every picture 'enhancement' is switched off (this should be the default position for the most part). And put Adaptive Backlight on Low. Also make sure the Ambient Sensor is off. Then run the S&M disc to set Backlight, Contrast, Brightness and Sharpness. I'd advise putting Gamma on 2.3.

Paul
 

vinylstillrules

Active Member
Happy as I am with my 55x802 - shame only some 2016 models will be get the HLG etc updates - but depending on what the prices are going to be - a new Panny OLED 55/65" is on my "radar" ! Must get a demo (once available) in the local Panny shop................

VSR
 

herbfern

Novice Member
Happy as I am with my 55x802 - shame only some 2016 models will be get the HLG etc updates - but depending on what the prices are going to be - a new Panny OLED 55/65" is on my "radar" ! Must get a demo (once available) in the local Panny shop................

VSR
Sorry to ask a seemingly dumb question..but what's HLG?
 

vinylstillrules

Active Member
Sorry to ask a seemingly dumb question..but what's HLG?
HLG - Hybrid Log Gamma

See here
Panasonic announce EZ952 OLED TV & 77-inch EZ1002
and also view the Panny video clip......................

BBC hopes to broadcast HLG quality in the future, but few if any sets at present can display it...

The BBC special demo clips of Planet Earth 2 were 4K HDR but not HLG which they hope to use in the future.................
4k UHD Trial of Planet Earth II in HDR - BBC R&D

VSR
 

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