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Help me replace my TV

So I recently moved to San Mateo, CA from Chicago, hurray! Pretty much everything has been great and the move quite smooth. What sucks is that in the move my beloved Panasonic ST60 60 inch was broken, likely during the drive out here. I had moved who packed it up and delivered it to UPack, then moved who unloaded it from there and moved it into my house. Sadly it didn't survive. Now I need to start looking or thinking about a replacement BUT Panasonic stopped making plasma's altogether and I wasn't expecting to have to buy a TV again so soon. What should my next TV be? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Apr 23, 2014 - 11 answers

Non-native lenses on micro four thirds cameras: The Sequel

The answers to this question landed me with a lovely adapter and security-camera lens. But now what?! I only have a one-mm focus range about 20cm ahead of me. Idiotic blithering inside. [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Jan 23, 2014 - 6 answers

Putting weird lenses on a micro four thirds body

I have a lovely little Lumix GF3. It has a 14mm lense. While I have great fun sticking the camera right in peoples faces to get a picture, I would like to get something a little more versatile. Ideally by buying inappropriate lenses from strange Chinese sites. [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Nov 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Searching for a Lumix Li-ion Replacement Battery in Austin

I'm trying to find a replacement battery for my Panasonic Lumix camera in south Austin, TX. The camera is a relatively new model (DMC-FZ200), and I'm having a hard time finding local stores that might carry the battery in stock. The battery is a DMW-BLC12PP 7.2V, 1200mAh/8.7Wh Li-ion. No time for ordering, I need to find something and pick it up tonight. Thank you for your help!
posted by nickerbocker on Nov 14, 2013 - 2 answers

Is there a Mac application available to convert .mp4 files to AVCHD?

Is there a Mac application available to convert .mp4 files to AVCHD format? I'm trying to load videos on a USB stick to play on my blu-ray player. It is a Panasonic DMP-BD65. I seem to be running into the problem discussed in this thread, but the conversion software listed does not appear to have a Mac version and I can't seem to Google up a mac converter to do the same thing. Is there any way for me to make this happen?
posted by Drinky Die on Feb 21, 2013 - 10 answers

I need help with an office phone

Good Morning Hive! I'm having a little trouble setting up my office phone. Here's the info: [more inside]
posted by oviedo on Jan 10, 2013 - 5 answers

14-42 is ... ok, I guess?

I've decided it's time to upgrade from my Canon point and shoot. I'm going to get a Panasonic Lumix G5 DSLM. Now...what lenses should I get? [more inside]
posted by solotoro on Dec 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me choose a camera!

I'd like to move up from a point-and-shoot camera to a sub-$400 starter DSLR -- but which to choose? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Jun 27, 2012 - 9 answers

How to repair Panasonic KX-TC1743B phone

repairing or replacing panasonic KX-TC1743B with faulty voice mail feature
posted by lizat10 on Feb 2, 2012 - 1 answer

How well would a "Digital Signage Display" work as a home HDTV?

I'm shopping for an HDTV, and might have lucked into an excellent deal on a Panasonic TH-50PF30U "digital signage display". Help me understand the difference between a consumer plasma HDTV and a digital signage plasma HDTV, because this is the first time I've heard of the latter. [more inside]
posted by churl on Feb 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Lumix GF1, GF2, or GF3?

Lumix GF1, GF2, or GF3? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Aug 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me find the right film and AV equipment for my nonprofit

Help me find the right AV equipment to buy for my cultural events nonprofit! I throw literary events that are awesome and generally undocumented. Tell me what I should buy (cameras, software, mics) to visually convey a sense of their awesomeness. Bonus points on tutorials on making podcasts and workflow process for videos. [more inside]
posted by johnasdf on Jul 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Canon 5D, 7D, or something else?

For video and still shooting, should I get Canon 5D, 7D, or wait for something new? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on May 11, 2011 - 16 answers

What is the best low budget HD camcorder for Mac Users?

Best Low Budget HD Camcorder for Mac Users? [more inside]
posted by dbbaily on May 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Which camera should I buy?

Movin' on up filter: Nikon D3100 or Panasonic DMC-G2? [more inside]
posted by Gringos Without Borders on Feb 20, 2011 - 14 answers

How can I make my Lumix camera mate with Windows 7 like it used to?

Why did my Lumix camera stop automatically transferring my pics/video when I plug it in? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Jan 10, 2011 - 2 answers

Buying Advice for a Micro 4/3 Camera

Looking for advice on purchasing a Micro 4/3 camera for the wife. As always, special snowflake details apply. [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Dec 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Panasonic TV & Nvidia card problem

Need help configuring computer and plasma tv connection. My new TV is not working with my computer. [more inside]
posted by JohnE on Oct 18, 2010 - 4 answers

The plug-and-play home theater, this is not

My Panasonic home theater audio receiver died. I want to replace it but not all the other components of my system. How can I find compatible hardware before making a purchase? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Sep 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Is there anything I can do to clean the dust from inside my zoom lens?

Do I really have to replace my digital camera because of a little dust inside the zoom lens? It's a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 and everything else about it is working perfectly. [more inside]
posted by raygan on Jun 17, 2010 - 7 answers

My digital camera stole my hard drive space!

How can I lower the size of a batch of huge videos that my camera took, while minimizing loss of quality? [more inside]
posted by newfers on May 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Pro-sumer overload - help me choose.

What's the best compact "pro-sumer" camera out now... at a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by speedgraphic on Apr 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Where would yinz try a Panasonic DMC-LX3?

Where to try a Panasonic DMC-LX3 in Pittsburgh? [more inside]
posted by rbs on Jan 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Suggestions on laptops that can take abuse

Rugged laptop filter: Other than the various models of Panasonic Toughbook (as used by the military, etc) what laptops can be considered somewhat ruggedized? I'm also thinking of laptops that are not specifically designed to be abused but have a reputation for being very robustly built, such as the old IBM Thinkpad T and A series. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Dec 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Need help choosing a camera for video

Wife wants a video camera, I want a still camera that shoots video. Hope us! [more inside]
posted by bDiddy on Nov 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me with a bit of passive home defence

Looking for a GSM alarm system for my house. I don't live in the States, so the answer should ideally be non-US specific. I was wondering about the Panasonic BL-C131A, but that needs presumably a decent amount of light and a working internet connection to alert me of break-ins. And without push email, fifteen minutes could pass before I get the alert. It's not really ideal, I don't think... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 - 1 answer

I need Help Capturing Footage from Camera!

How do I capture P2 footage from my Panasonic HD HVX200 camera into Avid HD Pro?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Apr 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Next, I want someone to figure out how to build me a diamond ring out of some coal, a letterpress, and a gold earring I found on the ground.

[video camera hardware hacking filter] Is there a way to hack/homebuild a p2 card for the Panasonic p2 system? How would I enlist help in this endeavor? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Mar 1, 2009 - 2 answers

How can I make my surround system work on my Xbox 360?

How do I make my surround sound work with my Xbox 360? I have a Panasonic stereo system, model number SC-AK600, which has 5 speakers. When I play CDs through it, all speakers work fine. I also have it hooked up to a DVD player through a coaxial cable, and again it works fine with all speakers. [more inside]
posted by Beep on Jan 12, 2009 - 9 answers

Where can I find a specific stereo speaker to replace my old one?

Where can I find the correct speaker for my Panasonic CD Stereo System, model number SC-AK600? It still works quite well except for the left surround speaker. I need to find a replacement speaker. Any websites out there that sell these?
posted by Beep on Dec 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Picking a new compact camera

I have a Canon PowerShot A720 IS and I'm looking to replace it with a new compact camera. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by remi on Nov 18, 2008 - 10 answers

The Best Video Quality From A Tiny Camera

I'm looking for a very small camcorder with decent image quality. I got the Panasonic SDR-S7, which is a great size, but the video quality is just a step above YouTube, and I'm thinking of returning it. Is it possible to get better image quality out of an equally tiny (or nearly as tiny) camera? Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Jul 30, 2008 - 7 answers

Am I foolish for not going HD with my new camcorder purchase?

Am I foolish for not going HD with my new camcorder purchase? [more inside]
posted by Roach on Jun 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Me no Leica

What is causing the horizonal lines on pictures taken by my digital camera? [more inside]
posted by WPW on May 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Firewire Won't Detect Camcorder

Totally boring firewire question: I had to reinstall windows xp, and now the system won't see my camcorder. [more inside]
posted by muckster on Apr 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Need microphone recommendations

Need recommendations for a microphone that has a pickup space suitable for a smallish room. [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Mar 29, 2008 - 4 answers

What is a good successor to the Panasonic Lumix FX07 digital camera?

What is a good successor to the Panasonic Lumix FX07 digital camera? I have seen some accolades for the Lumix FX07 but it doesn't seem to be a current model any longer. I'm looking for a camera that will fit easily in my pocket, and I like that the FX07 has image stabilization and wide-angle shooting.
posted by scottso17 on Oct 9, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I turn a dozen DVD-Rs' worth of home movies into files I can edit on a Mac?

Help me make my daughter's grandparents' year. I've got a pile of home movies shot with an obscure Panasonic DVD video camera and no Mac-friendly software. Help! [more inside] [more inside]
posted by gompa on Sep 21, 2007 - 7 answers

Digital Dating (camera variety)

When I take photos with my Panasonic DMC-FZ7, the date shows correctly on the LCD screen, but when the image file is moved to my computer (which also shows the correct time) it's off by five hours. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by LeLiLo on Feb 26, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me get HDTV!

Can't get HDTV from an OTA antenna, turns out my TV is(?) not really HD, just "HD-Ready." [more inside]
posted by jckll on Jan 21, 2007 - 8 answers

How do I need to change my workflow and FCP configuration to work with 24p DV footage?

DV / Final Cut Pro question: We just upgraded cameras to a Panasonic DVX100B, largely for the ability to shoot in 24P. However, imported footage still appears interlaced in FCP, and it's unclear to me what our new configuration should be. How will we need to change our workflow in order to edit in 24P? (More specific inside.) On an unrelated note, we just imported a tape which appears to be corrupted. Can it be salvaged? (More details inside.) [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Oct 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Three Models Tempt Me: One Wins

Digital camera afficianados: if you had to pick between the three, would you pick the Sony DSC-H5, Konica Minolta Dimage A2, or the Panasonic DMC-FZ30?
posted by moonbird on Aug 13, 2006 - 17 answers

How do I extract videos from my Panasonic PVR?

How can I get files off my Panasonic DMR-EH60D PVR? The DVDs it burns are video as opposed to data, and my eMac won't recognise them. [more inside]
posted by samstarling on Feb 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Which mini-dv/still camera

My 5 year old jvc dvm90 minidv/still camera just gave up. It's my only digital still camera, so I want to get another, but don't have much money now. I was always disappointed by the low light filming any way. So, do I get an equivalent for ~$300 or go for a used "prosumer" like the canon xi, Panasonic 953, etc. for about$450 to $500 if possible(craigslist, ebay)? [more inside]
posted by 445supermag on Jan 16, 2006 - 5 answers

3CCD vs. 1CCD?

I'm considering the purchase of one of Panasonic's 3CCD camcorders - is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Apr 5, 2005 - 13 answers

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