October 3, 2022

Once I reviewed the Panasonic TC-PVT50 collection, I used to be aggravated to see that the most recent software program replace brought about a banner advert to seem for just a few seconds every time I turned on the TV. It disappeared shortly and solely popped up upon power-on, however it was nonetheless obnoxious. The very first thing I puzzled was whether or not I might flip it off.

Fortunately, Panasonic in-built a technique to disable the promoting. It is a easy, albeit buried, menu command. Right here it’s in a nutshell.

  • Hit the principle Menu button on the distant (not the “Web” or “VieraCast” button) or the TV itself.
  • Navigate right down to Setup, hit OK.
  • Navigate down down (or up) to the second display till you land on Superior Setup. Hit OK.
  • Hop right down to Viera Join Banner and switch it Off utilizing the left or proper directional arrows.
  • Hit Menu to exit.

Now you will not have that annoying banner pop up each time you energy on the TV.

As of the most recent software program updates my two 2012 in-house Panasonic TV evaluation samples, an ST50 and a VT50, each present the adverts, as does the 2011 mannequin I checked, a TC-P50ST30. I assume all 2011 and 2012 Panasonic TVs with Viera Join/Good Viera will get the banner. I additionally checked a 2010 TC-P50VT25 and it did not have any banners, so I am guessing that yr and earlier Panasonic TVs, whose Good TV suites have been branded VieraCast, get spared.

The VT50 additionally, alone among the many three for now, has an advert on the principle VieraCast residence web page as nicely. Sadly there is not any technique to take away or disable it (the choice is presently grayed out on the house web page customization display), however no less than it is much less annoying than the banner.

Baked-in promoting is not distinctive to Panasonic TVs. Samsung and LG have each reserved house for adverts on their Good TV techniques’ pages, and Sony included devoted “Suggestions” (aka adverts) tab in its menu (it can be disabled). Panasonic’s pop-up is by far essentially the most annoying I’ve seen, though I doubt will probably be the final.

This text was up to date to make clear the conduct of Panasonic’s pop-up banner advert.

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