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Clock info for shows is always off
on February 28, 2013
This monitor/HDTV would have been better if it came with drivers for the monitor portion as it uses the plug and play drivers as default. My computer is older so the resolution suffered because of a antiquated graphics card. Screwing around trying to find some drivers for it helped. I still should have been able to get 1280 x 1024 instead of the 1024 x 768 numbers it set it up as. I do get the 1280 x 1024 resolution after I installed a Windows generic Digital Flat Panel display driver. As a result, I have black bars on both sides of my screen. So, it looks like the 4:3 aspect ratio of old monitor screens and not the 16 x 9 aspect ratio. That is fine with me. Including drivers would have helped, or at the very least on your website. Before installing the Windows driver, had problems with sharpness of details. I would say now, things look decent enough. Make sure to use the auto adjust for sharpness. This is located on page 2 under PC adjustments.
TV is pretty good picture. Sometimes I wonder if any company ever practices quality control as the time for the shows is always off and there is no way to adjust time through the menu. Let's say you are watching Wheel of Fortune. It comes on at 6:30 pm around here. When you press the info button, or change the channel, it will say Wheel of Fortune 7:30-8:00 pm. Any show is one hour ahead. Even when daylight saving time began, the times must have increased one hour also. Because of the time differential, I have seen it report the wrong show you are watching also. Most of the time though it gets the show correct, just the time is wrong. Wrote customer service about issue, it is like they care. Sorry they say. With the tv picture I get the full 16 x 9 aspect ratio, unless the show is being broadcast not being able to fill the whole screen. I pick up my shows over the air (broadcast).
This is their actual response I got back from their customer service regarding this issue: Thank you for your inquiry. Based on the research that I have conducted, there does not seem to be a time setting in this unit. There is a timer setting for the TV set. We do apologize for the inconvenience this might cause. Thank you for contacting Panasonic.
Miss the PIP of my old set. But this will suffice for now.