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post #181 of 863 Old 11-27-2007, 07:16 PM
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I understand you need a 1080p source to get true 1080p on the tv.

What I was asking, is whether setting the cablebox to 480p, 720p, or 1080i would make any difference in the way the tv scales the source, and thus make any difference in the picture quality?

Set you cable box to 1080i for HD and 480i for SD. These D64U sets have good deinterlacers (much better than the cable box). Your cable box will have fewer conversion steps and will send a better signal to the TV.
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Just fired up my 52D64U and tried some of these settings.The picture is much softer than I expected, not as crisp as my 42in rear projection.

Is there something I should do, or is this do to the much larger display.

I am using blu-ray as a source.
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Just fired up my 52D64U and tried some of these settings.The picture is much softer than I expected, not as crisp as my 42in rear projection.

Is there something I should do, or is this do to the much larger display.

I am using blu-ray as a source.


Using baloo75's settings with brightness +2 Both Bluray and HD-DVD look quite sharp yet smooth and film like to me. A big step up from my 5 year old Mitsu 1080i RPTV.
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How close is too close when sitting in front of the 52d64u?
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I've been playing around with all the recommended settings from helpful members such as TigerDave, Baloo, Hans, etc. Here's what I've come up with:

Firmware: UO709111
Video settings: Movie
Digital Noise Reduction: Off

OPC: Off
Backlight: +11 (tough time deciding on this one, I like +8 or above)
Contrast: +30
Brightness: 0
Color: +5
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0

C.M.S-Hue:
R: +4
Y: 0
G: +4
C: +4
B: 0
M: -4

C.M.S-Saturation:
R: -5
Y: +2
G: -3
C: -6
B: -1
M: 0

Color Temp: Low
Active Contrast: Off
Fine Motion: On
I/P Setting: Off

Tried these out, thanks for posting. The reds look to hot, lost of sun burned people on set, with red and yellow look to skin. Anyone else calibrate for this Firmware?
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I understand you need a 1080p source to get true 1080p on the tv.

What I was asking, is whether setting the cablebox to 480p, 720p, or 1080i would make any difference in the way the tv scales the source, and thus make any difference in the picture quality?

Deinterlaced 1080i will look better than upconverted 480p/720p. Of course, for the sake of mentioning, upconverted 720p will look better than upconverted 480i/p.

So, set your cable box to 1080i.
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Tried these out, thanks for posting. The reds look to hot, lost of sun burned people on set, with red and yellow look to skin. Anyone else calibrate for this Firmware?

Yeah, sorry.

I've never adjusted individual hues and saturation before, and I was just trying my best. I feel that +5 color is a good starting point, it would be nice if someone could get this right.

Thanks for checking out the settings and giving your opinions!
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Using Tiger's reference settings, on my 46 I found the color a little too heavy and the tint a shade over the green/yellow, especially in the flesh tone. Decreasing the color and tint to -3 made the difference...maybe not as vivid, but more natural looking. Also changed to film mode.

Transposed the same settings from user to standard yielded a different results. The standard settings are nice, but slightly washed out.
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I calibrated my display last night using the SpyderTV Calibrator. I have a 46" and I have the AQUOS D64U Series Version U0709111 Firmware. I reset the settings back to default then ran all of the tests. Here are the settings it reported:

Backlight: +5
Contrast: +30
Brightness: +3
Color: 0
Tint: -11
Sharpness: +2

Color Temp: Low


Let me know what you guys think.
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LC-52D64U
U0709111 Firmware
Calibrated with GetGray and blue filter.

User Mode, HDMI 5:

Backlight -10
Contrast +38
Brightness -11
Color +2
Tint -2
Sharpness -2
Color Temp Low

CMS Settings are HansB's, as I need to learn how to calibrate those.

This is from an HTPC 8600GT w/163.69 Drivers. DVI>HDMI (5)

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Frank,

In comparison to Tiger's settings (taking down the tint and color to -3) a good analogy would be between a mat finish and glossy finish. Changing your settings from low temp to med temp took away that matte look. Very close to Tiger's settings, but I like your flesh tones better. Tiger's still has the more clear/clean look (closer to 'looking out the window' feel/pop.

Good starting point and no messing around with the cms hue and satuation.
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Thanks for the great info - I will give it a try.
Since my last post, I ordered a Philips Silver Sensor indoor antenna and had better success. I am now getting majority of the channels that I watch.

My local channel broadcasts all of the Lakers away games in HD and it looks amazing. I have not compared OTA HD vs Sat HD, but OTA HD looks pretty amazing. I've been thinking about adding the HD package from Dish or DirecTV but was concerned about the quality of the HD feed. Is it that bad?

Well that really depends on your provider. I'm sure you can find out from others that subscribe to these services, but keep in mind, unless you talk to someone who knows the difference, everyone will say it looks great as they are comparing it to what analog looks like.
I would imagine since transponer space is limited on satellites, they would need to compress the signal a lot. I'd be interested in knowing what you find out.
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Yeah, sorry.

I've never adjusted individual hues and saturation before, and I was just trying my best. I feel that +5 color is a good starting point, it would be nice if someone could get this right.

Thanks for checking out the settings and giving your opinions!

Nothing to be sorry about, just my opinion, could also be related to source differences.

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I calibrated my display last night using the SpyderTV Calibrator. I have a 46" and I have the AQUOS D64U Series Version U0709111 Firmware. I reset the settings back to default then ran all of the tests. Here are the settings it reported:

Backlight: +5
Contrast: +30
Brightness: +3
Color: 0
Tint: -11
Sharpness: +2

Color Temp: Low


Let me know what you guys think.

No adjustments to other settings?
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No adjustments to other settings?

Nope those were the only adjustments.
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hi. if i see artifacts and other weird colorings when watching hd sports, is this my hd programming or tv's fault?
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Polypro; LC-52D64U
U0709111 Firmware
Calibrated with GetGray and blue filter.

User Mode, HDMI 5:

Backlight -10
Contrast +38
Brightness -11
Color +2
Tint -2
Sharpness -2
Color Temp Low

CMS Settings are HansB's, as I need to learn how to calibrate those.

Does it make a difference what firmware you are using with these settings? I've tried almost all of them here, and all either are too green or too red. I think the room, lighting, and distance we sit play a huge part in these settings.

Has anyone noticed a huge difference when updating firmware?

This is from an HTPC 8600GT w/163.69 Drivers. DVI>HDMI (5)

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Anyone else with settings for the U0709111 Firmware? The onces posted on this page are too red for my taste
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So I've set my TV to baloo's settings, with the exception of the brightness, which I've left at 0 instead of -12. Even with the brightness up this "high," I notice a large contrast between the light and dark areas of games (but not TV, not so much). My HD DVR is hooked up via HDMI and my Xbox is hooked up via component. I've activated "active contrast" and it helps a bit, but are there any other recommendations that anyone could make that may help solve this issue?
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Does it make a difference what firmware you are using with these settings? I've tried almost all of them here, and all either are too green or too red. I think the room, lighting, and distance we sit play a huge part in these settings.

Has anyone noticed a huge difference when updating firmware?

To be honest, I thought mine was too red too...while watching ABC-HD, But when I was watching FOX-HD, skin tone looked good. Broadcasters may play a part as well. It's the CMS settings, because the main ones are dead equal with the filter (C, M & B, W). I'm working on getting red and green filters so I can do CMS. Firmware didn't matter in my case. Baloo75's settings were the same on my set with old and new firmware.

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So what's the deal with Fine-Motion? I usually tend to leave settings like this disabled, but I can see a noticeable increase in clarity in panning scenes in movies as well as less blurriness when playing video games.

Can the benefits of leaving this setting turned off really be better than having it turned on and relieving some of the softness during motion?

Doing A & B comparisons, I'm not sure if someone could live without this, so please explain to me if I'm missing something. Thanks. ^_^
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I'll try it tonight

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Tried it...pulsates the whole image, like looking at a CRT with a LOW refresh rate. Didn't like it.

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So what's the deal with Fine-Motion? I usually tend to leave settings like this disabled, but I can see a noticeable increase in clarity in panning scenes in movies as well as less blurriness when playing video games.

Can the benefits of leaving this setting turned off really be better than having it turned on and relieving some of the softness during motion?

Doing A & B comparisons, I'm not sure if someone could live without this, so please explain to me if I'm missing something. Thanks. ^_^

Fine Motion inserts a black frame in between frames to trick your eye into seeing a faster refresh but some people can notice the flicker with certain sources. So it depends on the source and your sensitivity as to how well it works.
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So I've set my TV to baloo's settings, with the exception of the brightness, which I've left at 0 instead of -12. Even with the brightness up this "high," I notice a large contrast between the light and dark areas of games (but not TV, not so much). My HD DVR is hooked up via HDMI and my Xbox is hooked up via component. I've activated "active contrast" and it helps a bit, but are there any other recommendations that anyone could make that may help solve this issue?

A lot of people who tried baloo75's settings found the -12 brightness to dark but if you read a little closer in one of his posts he said that setting was for a dark room.
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Anyone else with settings for the U0709111 Firmware? The onces posted on this page are too red for my taste

Here is what I'm trying for the time being...

Sharp LC-52D64U
Firmware: U0709111
Video settings: User HDMI 5

OPC: Off
Backlight: +9
Contrast: +31
Brightness: -2
Color: +5
Tint: 0
Sharpness: -1

C.M.S-Hue:
R: 0
Y: +4
G: -2
C: +5
B: 0
M: -4

C.M.S-Saturation:
R: -6
Y: +2
G: -3
C: -6
B: -1
M: 0

Color Temp: Low
Active Contrast: Off
Fine Motion: Off
I/P Setting: Fast
Noise Reduction: Low

I still need to do some tweaking...

Credit for settings goes to HansB. Thanks HansB!

I posted some pics in the owners thread here in post #765 if you want to see what the settings look like on a 52" with firmware U0709111. If you want to see some different ones just ask and I'll throw some up here when I get a chance.
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Fine Motion inserts a black frame in between frames to trick your eye into seeing a faster refresh but some people can notice the flicker with certain sources. So it depends on the source and your sensitivity as to how well it works.

Where is this documented?

NM found it in the brochure, funny since I think this is better than 120Hz interpolated frames.
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Here is what I'm trying for the time being...
Video settings: User HDMI 5

Thank you for specifying the input. For everyone in the future listing their settings, can you please specify which input this is for, and preferably as well, the input device you used and the source material with which you came up with these settings.

If you've already posted settings, can you please go back and edit the post to add this information. It would make it much easier to use them and benefit from them.

Thanks
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I got my 52D64U TV yesterday and was playing on the settings but couldnt figure out what the best settings were . Can anyone post the best settings for the tv ?

thanks in advance
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I got my 52D64U TV yesterday and was playing on the settings but couldnt figure out what the best settings were . Can anyone post the best settings for the tv ?

thanks in advance

How can we tell what looks best on your TV? It depends on the source, lighting in the room, your tastes, etc. We can however suggest settings based on other users findings. That's why there are different settings here for the same TV.

There are seven pages here you can browse through and try different ones and see what works for you. For starters, try TigerDave's, Baloo75's and HansB then tweak to your tastes.

Sorry, but it would be really hard to choose the right setting for you without seeing it on your set.

Good luck...
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