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saprano's Avatar saprano 08:23 AM 07-10-2014
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I also have not been visiting this forum that much of late. All the bluray disc's that are 185:1 that I have played through my Denon A1UDCI universal BD player have all filled up the entire screen just like 178:1 disc's since the ratio's are different one would think that it would appear differently. Maybe as someone suggested they are miss-labeled but could they all be miss-labeled?
1.85:1 BD's play in that exact ratio on my TV. You guys need to make sure you don't have screen size on full. It should be on dot by dot.

saprano's Avatar saprano 08:27 AM 07-10-2014
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Hi all,


It's been a while since I visited this thread. I haven't been having any issues with my 151...until now. I just bought an Oppo 105D blu ray player and noticed something peculiar. When I play 1.78:1 or 2.35:1 content, everything looks normal. 1.78 content fills the entire screen as expected, and 2:35 content has the appropriate-sized black bars top and bottom. I have the display set to dot-by-dot of course. When I've played a couple of 1:85 titles, I don't see the thin bars top and bottom that I should see. The image fills the entire screen so it appears that it's being cropped slightly. I'm positive that with my previous BD player I was seeing an uncropped 1.85:1 image. I'm having trouble finding the source of the problem. Folks on the Oppo thread seem to think it has to do with the display and not the player. Any thoughts? Thanks.


Jim
If your display is in dot by dot then it's your BD player. Did you check to see if all the safety functions are turned off in the kuro?
makaveddie81's Avatar makaveddie81 03:06 AM 07-15-2014
Need some help from someone in Seattle near Rosehill. Want to purchase Kuro accessory but buyer not willing to ship. Wondering if anybody in that area can purchase and ship item to me (of course I will provide payment first). Thanks!
jdmi's Avatar jdmi 08:41 PM 07-15-2014
This has probably been covered before, but does the 151 clip above white and below black?
Stu03's Avatar Stu03 05:20 AM 07-16-2014
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This has probably been covered before, but does the 151 clip above white and below black?
You have to turn on DRE (range expander) to low to fix that.

Which doesn't really do anything negative to the image per se.

On the comprehensive review of the 101 monitor - this one...

http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...plasma-monitor

Joel Silver (head of ISF) had recommend turning on DRE low to the reviewer along with other settings.
saprano's Avatar saprano 07:22 AM 07-16-2014
Thank's for that link, stu. I don't think i ever read a review for the 101FD. Same for the 151FD.
Actionable Mango's Avatar Actionable Mango 04:27 PM 07-16-2014
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Need some help from someone in Seattle near Rosehill. Want to purchase Kuro accessory but buyer not willing to ship. Wondering if anybody in that area can purchase and ship item to me (of course I will provide payment first). Thanks!
I live near there and would be willing to help ship something that's reasonably durable. I don't want to be involved in shipping an entire TV though; I just don't want any responsibility with that.
makaveddie81's Avatar makaveddie81 05:53 PM 07-16-2014
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I live near there and would be willing to help ship something that's reasonably durable. I don't want to be involved in shipping an entire TV though; I just don't want any responsibility with that.
PM sent
jdmi's Avatar jdmi 07:47 PM 07-17-2014
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You have to turn on DRE (range expander) to low to fix that.

Which doesn't really do anything negative to the image per se.

On the comprehensive review of the 101 monitor - this one...

http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...plasma-monitor

Joel Silver (head of ISF) had recommend turning on DRE low to the reviewer along with other settings.
Thanks for the link. I had my 151 professionally calibrated a couple of years ago. DRE was left off. I see that D-Nice also recommends leaving DRE off. Interesting that the head of ISF recommended turning it to low. It must be a judgment call.
jdmi's Avatar jdmi 07:49 PM 07-17-2014
If I had my 151 professionally calibrated and then bought a new blu ray player, would I need to have the set recalibrated? I'm assuming "no" as long as the calibration was done correctly and the blu ray player is of good quality, but I wanted to check.
htwaits's Avatar htwaits 07:58 PM 07-17-2014
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If I had my 151 professionally calibrated and then bought a new blu ray player, would I need to have the set recalibrated? I'm assuming "no" as long as the calibration was done correctly and the blu ray player is of good quality, but I wanted to check.
That's right, especially if the new player is an OPPO. Your set should have been calibrated with generated test patterns.
mt14942's Avatar mt14942 10:00 AM 07-18-2014
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I had my 151 professionally calibrated and then bought a new blu ray player, would I need to have the set recalibrated? I'm assuming "no" as long as the calibration was done correctly and the blu ray player is of good quality, but I wanted to check.

I also had my 151 calibrated in September of 2009 just after I got my A1 bluray player. The only adjustment that was made in the A1 was DNR + 1 and Contrast -1 otherwise all other settings were left at the default setting. I wouldn't think the bluray player would matter to much with the display calibration.
Powers16's Avatar Powers16 10:49 AM 07-20-2014
Can someone tell me if a Pioneer Kuro 5020FD with around 4,000 hours on it for $700 is much better TV than the Panasonic ST50 that I currently own?
Nickff's Avatar Nickff 12:04 PM 07-20-2014
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Can someone tell me if a Pioneer Kuro 5020FD with around 4,000 hours on it for $700 is much better TV than the Panasonic ST50 that I currently own?
My parent's S60 looks impressive even without being professionally calibrated...so if the ST50 is comparable then I would keep saving for a used Pioneer 151 or similar.
tom669's Avatar tom669 12:11 PM 07-20-2014
I have a PDP-LX5090 wth 12,500 hours. It had the common red tint to black issue, however I was able to fix this via an RS232 cable and voltage adjustments. Once adjusted the picture quality is absolutely amazing, I haven't found anything to compare with it. $700 is a steal IMHO, given the used price of these panels is about twice that, at least here.
Powers16's Avatar Powers16 01:24 PM 07-20-2014
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I have a PDP-LX5090 wth 12,500 hours. It had the common red tint to black issue, however I was able to fix this via an RS232 cable and voltage adjustments. Once adjusted the picture quality is absolutely amazing, I haven't found anything to compare with it. $700 is a steal IMHO, given the used price of these panels is about twice that, at least here.

So you think despite the fact that the Kuro 5020FD is lacking in the picture adjustment department that it would still be a much better tv then the ST50? How is the tv for gaming as well? I know that it has a "game mode" but does this mode completely ruin that picture like on many other sets? How's the input lag as well?
CherokeeMan's Avatar CherokeeMan 02:00 PM 07-20-2014
The Pioneer you are looking at has the upgraded 111 board.
Has all the picture adjustments of an Elite...
tom669's Avatar tom669 02:18 PM 07-20-2014
I only have the lowest end 9G, a PDP-LX5090 so can't give a complete comparison.

Game mode lag is about 30ms (fast!) vs 70ms in normal mode (still respectable) according to HDTVTest. In game mode the colour space option is locked and some noise reduction features are unavailable, otherwise all other options are available.

Absolutely brilliant for gaming. I have played GTA V for hours on it, so you'd expect some image retention from the static map. None to be seen even on full black after 4 hours of gaming. My old Panasonic PZ80 would get image retention from this and I'm sure an ST60 etc would too.
Powers16's Avatar Powers16 03:23 PM 07-20-2014
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The Pioneer you are looking at has the upgraded 111 board.
Has all the picture adjustments of an Elite...
It does? Because according to CNET, you can't even set the color temperature on the 5020FD.

http://www.cnet.com/products/pioneer-kuro-pdp-5020fd/
Powers16's Avatar Powers16 04:14 PM 07-20-2014
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I only have the lowest end 9G, a PDP-LX5090 so can't give a complete comparison.

Game mode lag is about 30ms (fast!) vs 70ms in normal mode (still respectable) according to HDTVTest. In game mode the colour space option is locked and some noise reduction features are unavailable, otherwise all other options are available.

Absolutely brilliant for gaming. I have played GTA V for hours on it, so you'd expect some image retention from the static map. None to be seen even on full black after 4 hours of gaming. My old Panasonic PZ80 would get image retention from this and I'm sure an ST60 etc would too.
30ms is definitely good for me! But the gaming mode doesn't look a whole lot worse than the other picture modes right? That's the case on my ST50 right now. Sorry for all the questions by the way, I'm just very thorough in researching tv's that I'm considering buying
tom669's Avatar tom669 04:41 PM 07-20-2014
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30ms is definitely good for me! But the gaming mode doesn't look a whole lot worse than the other picture modes right? That's the case on my ST50 right now. Sorry for all the questions by the way, I'm just very thorough in researching tv's that I'm considering buying
No, there is no significant picture quality reduction to my eyes, I normally have all the noise settings off anyway, and the colour space is fixed to "1" which is the recommended setting. I think the game mode might cause some slight added judder, but that might just be my eyes.
Powers16's Avatar Powers16 09:54 PM 07-24-2014
Well I bought the Kuro 5020FD and like mentioned on here, it came with the 111FD board installed so I get all of the picture setting adjustments of the Elite . I've already tried to search this thread for picture settings but there are more like like 40 pages that mention calibration settings so i figured I would just ask. What are some really good picture settings for Pure Mode (I have CNET's settings as of now) and some really good settings for Game Mode?
makaveddie81's Avatar makaveddie81 11:36 PM 07-24-2014
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Well I bought the Kuro 5020FD and like mentioned on here, it came with the 111FD board installed so I get all of the picture setting adjustments of the Elite . I've already tried to search this thread for picture settings but there are more like like 40 pages that mention calibration settings so i figured I would just ask. What are some really good picture settings for Pure Mode (I have CNET's settings as of now) and some really good settings for Game Mode?
If youre not going to calibrate it, youre better off sticking with pure settings. Plugging in someone else's settings will do more harm than good IMO. As a Kuro owner, you must get it calibrated one way or another. Probably not the answer you wanted to hear, but the one you need to hear.
Powers16's Avatar Powers16 10:52 AM 07-25-2014
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If youre not going to calibrate it, youre better off sticking with pure settings. Plugging in someone else's settings will do more harm than good IMO. As a Kuro owner, you must get it calibrated one way or another. Probably not the answer you wanted to hear, but the one you need to hear.
I would absolutely love to get it calibrated, the problem is, I've searched quite a bit and it seems as though Geek Squad is the only option I would have for a TV calibration in my area. And honestly, I'm a little unsure if their calibration would be worth the $200 after reading all the complaints online about it
NYC Guy's Avatar NYC Guy 11:06 AM 07-25-2014
Don't waste your money with the Geek Squad!
Many of the calibrators travel, where do you live?
makaveddie81's Avatar makaveddie81 11:21 AM 07-25-2014
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I would absolutely love to get it calibrated, the problem is, I've searched quite a bit and it seems as though Geek Squad is the only option I would have for a TV calibration in my area. And honestly, I'm a little unsure if their calibration would be worth the $200 after reading all the complaints online about it
You can use those 200 bucks towards getting an i1 display pro 3 colorimeter and performing the calibration yourself. Theres a ton of tutorials out there to help you get started. I got into self calibration as a total noob 2 months ago and now I am competent enough to calibrate my Kuros and my brothers VT60.
htwaits's Avatar htwaits 01:28 PM 07-25-2014
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I would absolutely love to get it calibrated, the problem is, I've searched quite a bit and it seems as though Geek Squad is the only option I would have for a TV calibration in my area. And honestly, I'm a little unsure if their calibration would be worth the $200 after reading all the complaints online about it
The top calibrators who are active here at AVS do tours. The next step to finding one is to post your general location.

You can check references and locations using the links in the signature area at the bottom of my post. You can also PM turbe for tour information for your area.
Powers16's Avatar Powers16 02:10 PM 07-25-2014
I live very close to Johnson City in the eastern part of Tennessee. I'll do some searching in these forums and try to PM most of the calibrators and see if a few are touring relatively close. Is the general price of a calibration around $200? And I really appreciate all the help
htwaits's Avatar htwaits 03:21 PM 07-25-2014
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I live very close to Johnson City in the eastern part of Tennessee. I'll do some searching in these forums and try to PM most of the calibrators and see if a few are touring relatively close. Is the general price of a calibration around $200? And I really appreciate all the help
The best place to start is a PM to turbe. He can point you to tour information. A professional calibration done by someone with a good reputation here at AVS will cost from $300 to $500 depending on what you have done.

You can check references using the "Customer's Reports" link in the signature area at the bottom of my post. You'll find reports about BB calibrations at the top of post number two where flat panel reports are collected.
saprano's Avatar saprano 07:36 PM 07-25-2014
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Well I bought the Kuro 5020FD and like mentioned on here, it came with the 111FD board installed so I get all of the picture setting adjustments of the Elite . I've already tried to search this thread for picture settings but there are more like like 40 pages that mention calibration settings so i figured I would just ask. What are some really good picture settings for Pure Mode (I have CNET's settings as of now) and some really good settings for Game Mode?
I'll link you some D-Nice settings I use when I get home. I bookmarked them.
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