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42" panasonic plasma (TH-42PX60U)

by siva66 / February 15, 2007 5:59 AM PST

displays at 480p/720p/1080i. anyone elese have this set or similar panasonic plasmas? just got mine yeaterday and set it up. my question is with the aspect button. the manual says:

"?Each press changes the mode.
?480i (4:3), 480i (16:9), 480p (4:3), 480p (16:9) :FULL, JUST, 4:3 or ZOOM
?1080p / 1080i / 720p : FULL, H-FILL, JUST, 4:3 or ZOOM."

but when i press the button it only goes through 4 modes:
full, just, zoom and 4:3.
am i missing something here? shouldn't i be able to scroll through the 1080p/1080i/720p views? is there some settng i should have on/off? i don't have hd cable yet. also does anyone have any tips on how to optimize my picture (i.e. tweaks to settings etc.).

thanks

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hmm
by bevillan / February 15, 2007 6:05 AM PST

I have a similar setup on my SXRD. I put it on "Full" and then have it autodetect 4:3 content (like standard def TV channels) to not stretch them out. I think putting it at FULL will give you the correct HD setting.

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Read your manual!!!!!!!!
by jcrobso / February 16, 2007 12:39 AM PST

You need to view everything full screen for the first 100 hours of use!!
Some FYI: your panny is considered to be a 720p set, ALL video will be displayed at 720p.
The mode options give you choices on how the video will be rescaled.
The options are different for different inputs, which input are you using?? John

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