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  • #502
    Anonymous
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    Does anyone know when the VT30 firmware update will be released that enables IP control for CalMan?

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  • #2072
    Anonymous
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    Hey Tyler,
    You can check the CalMan forum and look at the thread regarding v4.2.2 (beta). The release notes say “Added support for new US Panasonic VT/DT/D models. Note: CalMAN requires Panasonic firmware 2.034 or greater, which is not yet available to the public.”

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    Anonymous
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    @Tyler Pruitt 2881 wrote:

    Does anyone know when the VT30 firmware update will be released that enables IP control for CalMan?

    I can confirm what Vince said, Tyler. I calibrated one yesterday. It had firmware 2010 on it and I was unable to use IP control through CalMAN. 🙁

    Greg

    #2077
    Anonymous
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    By the way, I forgot to ask…for those of you who have calibrated these sets in Custom mode, did you find the gamma to be way out of whack? The gamma curves I got in custom were pretty horrendous and I couldn’t seem to fix it with the 10-point gamma controls (or anything else), but the picture with reference material looked outstanding. I’ve heard that Panasonic is going to fix this as well in a future firmware update.

    Greg

    #2116
    Anonymous
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    So what has everyone found out while calibrating a VT30 post new firmware update? Chad B?

    I am doing one next weekend and will report back.

    #2117
    Anonymous
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    I am calibrating one tomorrow utilizing ControlCal. I can let you guys know what I experience.

    #2121
    Anonymous
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    I calibrated a VT30 last night. I utilized ControlCal v2.0 and the set had the latest firmware. ControlCal works great on this set!
    I calibrated the THX mode through the available user and service menu controls. Color performance was a bit disappointing with color points less accurate than the previous VT25, along with color decoder errors.
    I was able to make the ISF modes as accurate as I wanted with the 10 pt. gamma, 10 pt. white balance and fully functional CMS adjustments controls.
    I highly recommend ControlCal for calibrating these sets.

    #2122
    Gregg Loewen
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    awesome to hear.
    thanks Lee!!

    #2123
    Anonymous
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    @Lee Gallagher 2943 wrote:

    I calibrated a VT30 last night. I utilized ControlCal v2.0 and the set had the latest firmware. ControlCal works great on this set!
    I calibrated the THX mode through the available user and service menu controls. Color performance was a bit disappointing with color points less accurate than the previous VT25, along with color decoder errors.
    I was able to make the ISF modes as accurate as I wanted with the 10 pt. gamma, 10 pt. white balance and fully functional CMS adjustments controls.
    I highly recommend ControlCal for calibrating these sets.

    I don’t suppose you have a picture of the cable required to connect the laptop the tv. I have been in discussions with turbe regarding getting the VT30 add on for controlcal, and he has suggested a ‘phone’ type cable to usb is required.

    Thanks
    Ricky

    #2125
    Anonymous
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    I think you may have misunderstood me, the mini phono plug to female DB9 adapter is what Panasonic’s own adapter is, the actual serial port on the VT30 is a 3.5mm (1/8″ mini stereo) phono jack…

    I do have info for an extension for Panasonic’s own Adapter which I recommend, I email that info to those who License ControlCAL and want to go serial vs network.

    The North American VT30’s ship with Panasonic’s Adapter. I can email the pinout.

    I can take a picture of the Panasonic VT30 Adapter and email it to you.

    EDIT: I posted the pinout HERE

    #2128
    Anonymous
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    Thanks, Lee. Glad to hear the firmware update corrected some of the problems we found before. Did you attempt to use a wireless connection to the VT30? I was wondering if that was fixed by the firmware update as well.

    Thanks again for the report!

    Best,
    Greg

    #2129
    Anonymous
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    For the RS-232 connection I used the 9-pin to 1/8″ stereo mini adapter cable that is included with all North American sets. I highly recommend picking up a male to female 1/8″ stereo mini extension cable because the included adapter cable is only a few inches long. Radio Shack carries an 8ft. cable for $7.00.

    #2133
    Anonymous
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    Thanks again, Lee. I’ll have to look around – think I have one of those cables somewhere! 🙂

    #2139
    Anonymous
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    I posted the VT30 Serial Port / Adapter Pinout Information HERE

    #2140
    Anonymous
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    @Shawn Turbe 2963 wrote:

    I posted the VT30 Serial Port / Adapter Pinout Information HERE

    Thanks Shawn…this is very helpfull.

    #2141
    Anonymous
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    I see firmware v2.060 is available. Any one used calman on the vt30? Is it correct that with calman, you would use a cat5 cable to connect? Or a RS232 straight cable?

    http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/tv/download/2010/down_na1.html

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