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  Reply # 375468 1-Sep-2010 20:23
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jakethesnake:Hi, glad to know someone else is doing the same and maybe I can pick your brains and see if can you help me with this twonky set up. I'm a newbie to all this network stuff and really struggle with it. I downloaded the 6.01 twonkymedia server and installed it on my old mac laptop g4 mac OS10.4.11.  I use safari, but even though the twonky program can find the tv address (as the client?) and yes its ticked and correctly identifies the tv,  but how do I tell the tv to find the twonky? I go into the Media server menu on the telly and it cannot find any server.

Seems like you're on the right track.  For me, the TV just lists my computer as a server without any fuss.  There was a time when I'd tweaked a few settings including turning off the setting that automatically hooks up to clients. I couldn't access the server until I'd ticked the box for the client and saved the settings again, but even then, the server was listed by the TV, but access to it was denied.

It seems as if for some reason the twonky server is not announcing itself, so I'd just try restarting it (the software server that is - probably no need to restart the Mac) and rebuilding the database as a first step - that's what the support forum suggests.  Do that, don't muck with the nicrestart thing - I never touched that and all is OK.  I didn't use the flash interface either - Flash doesn't play well with 10.4.11 and grinds incredibly slowly I find.

Probably irrelevant, but how is the TV attached to the LAN: wired, or Wifi?
Get the TV IP address and see if you can PING it.  Again, it probably won't help much, but it'll confirm that the network link exists.


Oh - a couple of things more:
Repair your permissions, just as a matter of routine.
Look at the console log to see if twonky is complaining.
Look to see if there is a crash log.
There's also a way of turning on diagnostic logging by twonky, but I've not followed that up.

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  Reply # 375471 1-Sep-2010 20:27
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I use Twonky on my V20 too.
It works fine for music and photos, but as I have no DivX files on my Mac (Macbook Pro 10.6.4)... it's useless for video streaming. I will of course experiment with it. Actually, the TV is fairly useless for media playback compared to the likes of Samsung... but that's not why I bought it.
Setting it Twonky was easier than I would have ever imagined.
I literally just typed the model name in, pointed it to the correct folder, restarted the server - and I was done. It doesn't link in with Facebook / Youtube like you'd think it would though... while I can see thumb nails for YouTube, I can't play any of the videos. And the Facebook integration simply does not work.

Re: the internet apps on the TV, I see Twitter is now on-board, and that's sweet with me. Using a wireless USB keyboard makes so much sense with this TV, it makes me wonder why no other tellies seem to offer this? If they launch a Facebook app, I can see me using the Viera Cast function a lot more.

Picture quality wise, I'm stoked. I've got a BluRay calibration disc coming, so hopefully I'll get a little more improvement (looking to improve greens in particular). It's certainly a beautiful picture as it is though.

And re: USB recording, I knew how limited it was to start with (only good for pausing live TV via UHF really) so I was never overly fussed. But as I have MySky, I was never going to use it anyway. The Skype camera is next to useless (free via redemption when I bought my TV) but as I never use it, it's all good. It did confuse my g/friend the other night when our TV rang though...

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 375474 1-Sep-2010 20:31
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The Skype camera is next to useless (free via redemption when I bought my TV) but as I never use it, it's all good. It did confuse my g/friend the other night when our TV rang though...

:-) 

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  Reply # 380512 16-Sep-2010 09:44
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Thanks to the earthquake and an insurance payout i'm now in the market for a new TV. I'm looking at the panasonic 46" V20 but have read some complaints on avforums regarding judder during fast motion/panning scenes.

Has anyone seen these problems with their V20s?

And are there are any other 46"-50" TVs people would recommend? It'll be used for gaming so response time is an issue.

Cheers

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  Reply # 380548 16-Sep-2010 10:49
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I have the V20 50 inch. I am in love with it.

Harvey Norman Chch have let me take equipment in and use it on tv's before. Could ask.

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  Reply # 380948 16-Sep-2010 22:49
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gummick: Thanks to the earthquake and an insurance payout i'm now in the market for a new TV. I'm looking at the panasonic 46" V20 but have read some complaints on avforums regarding judder during fast motion/panning scenes.

Has anyone seen these problems with their V20s?

And are there are any other 46"-50" TVs people would recommend? It'll be used for gaming so response time is an issue.

Cheers


I have one.
Seriously - I haven't seen an issue with any aspect related to motion.
If you can find a fault, it's because you're actually going out your way to find it.
I run a PS3 for gaming and it's great... but if you want to check it out, head into your store with a PS3 under your arm and give it a whirl.

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  Reply # 383356 22-Sep-2010 21:53
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I also just picked up a 42" V20 on monday and am very happy with it, havent noticed any motion related problems and i certainly can't hear the fan noise even with no background noise unless i put my head about an inch from it.

Picked it up for $1850 from Harvey Norman ( was on special for $1866 on the weekend ) cheapest price ive seen for it since it came out, pretty good deal i think considering rrp is $2500

Only other store i found that would even match that price was the good guys, Noel Leeming Bond and Bond and JB Hi Fi all refused and basically encouraged me to go to Harvey Norman because it was such a good deal, in fact JB Hi Fi didn't even believe me, they insisted i must have been talking about a different model.
Bond and Bond said that price was 15% below cost for them and that harvey norman must have a special credit from panasonic.

I did ask the salesman at harvey norman who confirmed they had a special from panasonic for that weekend only and they had bought an extra 50 42" v20's and 50 50" v20's from panasonic at their special credited price. As of monday when they sold me mine they only had 6 more 42"s left and no 50" (This is just the Wairau Park store) so they had sold 94 v20's in one weekend in one store.

All thats left now is to get a good wall mount for it - see other thread

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  Reply # 387007 2-Oct-2010 03:36
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hi everyone!

i just bourght a p54v20z cost 3144nzd
picture is quite nice.
but there is a alittle problem there are some current noise coming from back board.
anyone got same problem?

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  Reply # 387020 2-Oct-2010 07:45
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That's most likely fan noise...
The NEO PDP panels require fans to keep them cool, you should hear it a little more when you're on a bright white scene in a movie... and if the volume is all the way down, there's no ambient noise...
You'll hear them whirring away.

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  Reply # 387050 2-Oct-2010 09:48
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I've not noticed anything on my 50V20, but your hearing may be more acute than mine, or it could be a model difference.

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  Reply # 387078 2-Oct-2010 11:36
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Dunnersfella: That's most likely fan noise...
The NEO PDP panels require fans to keep them cool, you should hear it a little more when you're on a bright white scene in a movie... and if the volume is all the way down, there's no ambient noise...
You'll hear them whirring away.


High frequency whine from bright scenes is generally electrical vibration from transistors and nothing to do with the fans. Even the models below 46" that don't have any fans have the capacity to whine if you are unlucky enough to get an affected unit.

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  Reply # 387187 2-Oct-2010 19:48
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Interesting... but why is this only heard on the V and VT series PDP panels, and not the U series... or even the 2010 S series Neo PDP 58" models?
As a side note, I've never heard the noise on a model under 46" - only on slightly larger units.
Even then, I've never noticed it while watching TV, only after reading posts on web forums and then (inevitably) going looking for it...

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  Reply # 387192 2-Oct-2010 20:21
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Its different from sample to sample but it does seem more problematic the larger you go.

The 2009 models which had two sheets of glass tended to dull it more than the single sheet 2010 models too.
I can hear it on my 50" V10 if I get really close up so it doesn't bother me from the couch. Unfortunately I can hear the fans 100% of the time from anywhere in the room if the sound is low, but I much prefer that to the high pitched whine the 2010 models suffer.

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