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    Anonymous
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    “always try to use the original TV remote where possible. Things like Harmony remotes and other all in one remotes may not have all the buttons you need to press”

    Consumer Versions

    (Confirmed to work on latest 75/77 series and 1080p panels)

    * Hold down the “VOL -” button on the TV. Press the “RECALL” button 3 times on the remote. Service menu will appear.

    ** It should be noted that note all models use this method. Some older models from 2004 and earlier use the same access sequence as the CRT based sets

    ** The access to the service menu on the “5” series units from 2005 did not give any usable parameters in the service menu. On these sets, access to the “real” service menu is only by a modified service remote control. You will need to have a pronto type device so that you can download the proper CCF file for that remote.

    * Use “1” & “2” on remote to navigate main menu items

    * Use “3” & “4” on remote to navigate sub-menu items

    * Use “VOL+” & “VOL -” on remote to change item value

    * Write down all values before changing. Once a value is changed, THE CHANGE IS MADE.

    * Power off to exit service mode and save.

    ** The controlling grayscale is selected from the Vivid mode of the user menu. If Vivid was set to “cool” … then the grayscale values you see in the service area are the “cool” values.

    ** The sets should be capable of setting up six specific grayscales. Three on the SD signal side and three on the HD signal side.

    Industrial Versions

    ** Although it is possible to do the grayscale in the user menu in the advanced section, it is recommended that you start in the service menu as the user side may not give you enough range in the controls.

    * tested on the 8UK / 9UK model types

    * Hold down the “VOL -” button on the display. Press the “STATUS” button 3 times on the remote. (Status button usually is the one above Setup button)

    * The service menu will appear in the top right of the screen.

    * Use the cursors keys on the remote to select a mode. And press the Action button to access the menu.

    * To exit each mode, press the “R” button.
    * To exit the CATS menu, press the “STATUS” button.

    * Press “POWER” button on the Plasma to exit the service mode.

    ***Notes on the 750 versions of Panasonic 1080p plasma sets. The Studio mode is different from the other sets that just have a Cinema mode. In the SM, it is still called the Cinema mode. The big difference in this TV is that the Studio mode cannot be grayscale adjusted in the service menu. Changes to Warm/Cool/Normal have no impact on the grayscale in this mode.

    Calibrate in the Custom mode and you will still get good gamma. Grayscale linearity seems worse on this set compared to the 75/77/700 units.

    ***Additional notes about the 2008 series. On some of the units, changes in the SM do not translate into the User side. The changed values remain in the SM … but the user side shows nothing has happened.

    Press the enter action button to write this to the memory and it will now show up in the user side too.

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  • #1190
    Anonymous
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    Note re: the above for 2008 models:

    The PZ800 series (and possibly others) don’t have a Recall button on the remote.

    Instead, follow Michael’s steps above and instead use the Info button on the remote:

    * Hold down the “VOL -” button on the TV. Press the “INFO” button 3 times on the remote. Service menu will appear.

    #1273
    Anonymous
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    Recently calibrated a TH50PZ80U, be careful of taking measurements in the service menu. Other than the fact that it defaults to vivid and you have to change it to cinema all the time, I noticed things look different in the servuce menu. Be careful taking measurments in the service menu, I didn’t get the same readings out of it as I did in. Verify the work outside the menu which is a pain since you have to turn it off to exit the menu.

    #1274
    Anonymous
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    You will find this is the case for most displays. I make it a habit to take all of my final readings outside of the service menu.

    #2132
    Anonymous
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    I have been working on and trying to get into the service menu for a GT20 (UK model).

    The remote does not have a “recall” button. I tried the “Vol-” on the TV with the info button on the remote as mentioned above, but all I managed to do was to put the unit into a self check mode – which also set everything back to factory rest – doh! I would advise against the “info” method on this unit.

    Does anyone know how to get in?

    #2134
    Anonymous
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    Hi Dean

    It’s the 0(zero) button on the UK/Euro Panasonic’s.

    Cheers

    Mark

    @Dean Morris 2956 wrote:

    I have been working on and trying to get into the service menu for a GT20 (UK model).

    The remote does not have a “recall” button. I tried the “Vol-” on the TV with the info button on the remote as mentioned above, but all I managed to do was to put the unit into a self check mode – which also set everything back to factory rest – doh! I would advise against the “info” method on this unit.

    Does anyone know how to get in?

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    Anonymous
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    @Mark Hodgkinson 2958 wrote:

    Hi Dean

    It’s the 0(zero) button on the UK/Euro Panasonic’s.

    Cheers

    Mark

    Super, thanks Mark I’ll give that a try, so that’s the “Vol-” button on the TV and assuming “0” three times on the remote.

    I’ll make sure I make a note of my settings this time though just in case, although that isn’t easy are there are no blikin numbers on the sliders! :rolleyes:

    #2144
    Anonymous
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    No worries Dean. Yes, it’s the same method of entry otherwise. Unless you do anything silly, you shouldn’t really wipe any of your user settings – and yes it’s a pain without numbers – apparently Panasonic ran out of memory in the EPROM. Cheapskates:D

    Can I ask what you’re trying to achieve in there Dean?

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    Anonymous
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    @Mark Hodgkinson 2968 wrote:

    No worries Dean. Yes, it’s the same method of entry otherwise. Unless you do anything silly, you shouldn’t really wipe any of your user settings – and yes it’s a pain without numbers – apparently Panasonic ran out of memory in the EPROM. Cheapskates:D

    Can I ask what you’re trying to achieve in there Dean?

    Yes, good question, just curious to have a poke around really and see if there was anything in there that may be of help, I am assuming by the way you phrased your question possibly not then?

    My main issue with the G20 was getting something respectible on the Gamma side, will post more in a more relevant area/thread though…

    #2156
    Anonymous
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    Assuming you’ve turned on the Advance(isfccc) controls in the Setup menu, there’s no real reason to enter the SM mate unless you want to drag a bit more luminance out of it with the ALL-DRV’s. There’s only white balance controls in the SM anyhow but happy to help with any advice in another thread šŸ™‚

    #2969
    Anonymous
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    Ok, newby question. 2012 VT50. I haven’t taken the THX class, so I have no idea how to calibrate the THX modes (maybe that’s my penance for having not taken the class yet). I’m ok with that; however, I am confused as to the process idiosyncrasies for THX modes v ISF modes.

    Here’s the question. If I want to activate the ISF modes, then do I do it via CalMAN or prior to loading calman (doing it in the picture mode by -thought from memory -hover over the PRO settings and hold down yada, yada, and it activates or provides two more calibration options (ISF in this case))?

    Or, do I connect with CalMAN, then do either a manual or AutoCal?

    Once I am done, will the modes show up as a picture mode or do I need to do something else?

    I’m sure this is simple, but I am hesitant to start pushing buttons to see if I can kill the display.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks,
    Terry.

    #2970
    Gregg Loewen
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    hi Terry
    Please note at the topic of this forum it says:

    Do not post questions in this area…they will be lost due to the alphabetization of the Models.

    #2971
    Gregg Loewen
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