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Panasonic Background only grey?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by scooter41, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. scooter41

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    Hi There,

    I have recently purchased the HD 42" panasonic, and I am about to show a client a 4:3 dvd on the screen......... either I have been stupid and missed in the manual, or am I unable to change the horrible grey background of the screen??

    At the moment the picture looks funny with light grey bars either side, and I would much prefer black...

    Anyone know if this is possible?

    Thanks in advance

    Scott
     
  2. Bearded_Malc

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    Isn't that a setting in the screen saver section? The light grey is so that in 4:3 or 2.35:1 the black edges don't burn into the screen. It would be wise to run the screen in before making them black. Even then dark grey would be less risk. Or you could use Just mode.
     
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    Hi Scooter,

    You need to adjust the screensaver, side panel setting.

    Pages 26 - 28 of the manual :lesson: , details in case you don't have it:
    Press setup on your remote
    Scroll down to screensaver
    Press the centre button to select
    scroll down to Side panel
    Use left or right to change setting (Off, Low, Med, High)

    It is recommended to keep this low while running in, but I'm sure it will be ok to have it set to 'Off' for a demo.
     
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    The Panasonic grey bars only apply to 4:3 pictures. The black bars at the top and bottom of 2.35:1 pictures come from the source and are nothing to do with the screen. The only way to change these bars would be if there were such a feature on the DVD player.
     
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    Of course, note to self put brain in gear before engaging mouth (or keyboard).
     
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    That happens to all of us from time to time! You're in good company.
     
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    Generally 'just' mode works fine for most pics and it's less distracting than side bars
     
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    Does that mean the top and bottom black bars are excempt from the "burn in" problems or just that you cant do anything about them?
     
  9. Steve_P

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    They are NOT exempt, as you say, "you can't do anything about them" short of zooming the picture to fill the screen, some AV diehards will cringe at that suggestion mind ;)

    S.
     
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    the latter I think, best avoided if you are concerned about burn in during the running in period
     
  11. scooter41

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    Hey guys thanks for the reply, I thought it must just be me being stupid :)

    Thanks for the tip!

    (Off i run to try it now.........)
     

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