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IMO Vivid Mode offers the best picture on this set. I tried your setting and they look great as well but I have finally found the perfect setting in this mode again IMO.

Vivid mode
Contrast 96
Color 40
Brightness 50
Color temp: Cool1
Color Mgmt: Off
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: Off
Motion Smoother Strong
Panel Brightness light <-- do you mean "LOW"??
Sharpness 72
No 2.1 Patch

Sit back and enjoy the sharpest, clearest, brightest color picture this thing will produce.

Cheers,
OB

I agree about the sharpest, clearest, etc color picture in the "Vivid" mode.

Do you mean "LOW" panel brightness for the VIVID mode?? If so how did you change it?? It's not accessible in the "Vivid" mode?? You probably meant "Black Level" = light???

Since I have installed the V2.1 patch, I found a few things for the "Vivid" mode:
1) You really can't advance the "Contrast" setting much beyond 90 to 91. After that, there's no increase in contrast.
2) For good lowlight details, the "brightness" MUST be advanced to a setting of "60" to get the black-lowlights to show properly. My original setting of "48" is too low. That setting is probably OK for regular HDTV viewing.

Regards . . . Jim

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GT30 "Custom" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6392

GT30 "THX" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6393
GT30 "Vivid" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6402


 

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I recall seeing some comments in this thread re the use of "Vivid" mode and if I remember correctly, most were uncomplimentary. However, there are some interesting aspects associated with that mode that maybe have been overlooked.

I am not fully satisfied with the "Custom" mode (w/ V2.1 patch and Dave_O's settings). Yes, it's the best of settings generated (IMO) so far but seems to produce lack-luster screen images. Coming from a Pioneer HDTV, the "mid" panel brightness is what Pio calls "low" so those of you that have (or had) a Pio, know what I'm saying. I hadn't LOOKED at the other modes so maybe there's a Pio mode in there someplace.

Well, there is and it's called "Vivid". Most are put-off by this when tried b/c the COLOR is jacked up as well as the CONTRAST and the default color temp is "Cool2". But there's something that happens when the Vivid mode is used; the PANEL goes into what appears to be "HIGH" brightness mode similar to a Pioneer.

Try it for yourself, cycle between "custom" and "vivid" while watching the screen; the contrast goes to another level showing more luminance IMO. Make sure to turn down the CONTRAST, BRIGHTNESS and COLOR to reasonable settings.

After tweaking it, I've come up with some settings.

--Picture menu
Picture mode: Vivid
Contrast: +91
Brightness: +60
Color: +31
Tint: 0
Sharpness: +50
Color temp: Warm1
Color Mgmt: Off
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: Off

You will need to access the SM to make the following changes. I recommend that you RECORD the selected
value for your TV BEFORE changing it! The procedure for doing this is at the bottom of the post.

SM Offsets: for "Warm" ------------ Org Value ----- New Value
R-DRV: Vol - (minus) 4 times ---------- FF ------------ FB
G-DRV: Vol + (plus) 9 times ----------- E6 ------------ EF
B-DRV: Vol - (plus) 4 times ----------- 65 ------------ 61
R-CUT: no change ------------------- 80 ------------ 80
G-CUT: no change ------------------- 80 ------------ 80
B-CUT: Vol - (minus) 6 times --------- 80 ------------ 7A

-- Aspect adjustments submenu
Screen format: Full
HD size: Size 1
H size: Size 1
Zoom adjustments: [grayed out]

-- HDMI settings: [no change from default]

--Advanced picture submenu
3D Y/C filter: Off [grayed out]
Color matrix: HD
Block NR: Off
Mosquito NR: On
Motion smoother: Off
Black level: Light
3:2 Pulldown: On
24p Direct in: 60Hz [grayed out]

*** How to access the xxGT30 Service Mode ***

1) Turn on the TV. Warm it up ½ hour or so before making any adjustments.
2) While holding down the Vol - (minus) on the back, right side of the display, press the "Info" button on the remote 3 times. The SM will appear after a few seconds.
3) Press 1 on the remote once to get to the "Adjust" screen.
4) Press 9 on the remote to cycle to the desired mode. Choices are "Vivid", "Standard", "Cinema" and "Custom". Select the "Vivid" mode.
5) Press 1 on the remote once to get to the "WB-Adjust" screen.
6) Press 7 on the remote until the color temperature is selected; choices are "Normal", "Warm" and "Cool". Select "Warm".
7) Press 3 on the remote to cycle through R-DRV, G-DRV, B-DRV, R-CUT, G-CUT and B-CUT and enter the offset values desired. [Do not change the "ALL-DRV" and "ALL-CUT" values.]
8) Enter values for the desired parameters; the value for each are saved as you cycle through each DRV and CUT parameter.
9) To exit the SM, press the "Power" button on the remote to save values and turn off the TV.

This procedure lets you "see" the screen while you make DRV and CUT adjustments. Step (3) and Step (4) facilitate this and eliminate the need to make changes "blindly"; ie make a change, exit the SM and view the results. If no-good, then back to SM to make further changes.

As of now, the Panny looks COMPLETELY different and has luminance (contrast and brightness) that emulate my old Pio 50". The video is superb!

Give it a try and let me know . . .

couple questions.

your B-DRV says volume minus, but then you have plus in parentheses. It looks like by your new value you meant minus?

Also, Obviously my sm default settings are different then your tv. So my new settings wont equal your settings. Does that matter.

Basically what mine look like is:

Default New
R-Cut 80 untouched
G-CUT 80 untouched
B-CUT 80 minus 6 7A

R-DRV E4 minus 4 E0
G-DRV F1 plus 9 FA
B-DRV 7E minus 4 7A

Is this Right?

Also im one of the select few who loves motion smoother(except for while playing MLB 12 The Show) Can i keep this on Strong?
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your B-DRV says volume minus, but then you have plus in parentheses. It looks like by your new value you meant minus?

Tnx for actually "reading" . . that was an error . . fixed now, tnx to you!

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Also, Obviously my sm default settings are different than your tv. So my new settings wont equal your settings. Does that matter.

Basically what mine look like is:

Default New
R-Cut 80 untouched
G-CUT 80 untouched
B-CUT 80 minus 6 7A

R-DRV E4 minus 4 E0
G-DRV F1 plus 9 FA
B-DRV 7E minus 4 7A

Is this Right?

Tnx for posting your settings for "Warm" under the "Vivid" mode. I would have thought that they would be closer to mine but they're not. Please make sure that you have the "Vivid" mode with "Warm" color temp setting.

My "R-Drv" = "FF"; yours = "E4". . would have thought that there wouldn't be that much difference. That shows that my HDTV is set to full-scale (FF) for the RED adjustment range where yours is near the top but not full scale. For you engineers, that means you have apx 12% more head-room than I do since mine is at "end-stop". [FF = 255; E4= 228; apx 12% difference in settings.]

But you should follow the directions for the SM W/B changes b/c it SHOULDN'T matter that your values are different from mine.

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Also im one of the select few who loves motion smoother(except for while playing MLB 12 The Show). Can i keep this on Strong?

If that 'floats-your-boat', then far be it from me to tell you otherwise. I've tried a few times but didn't like it . . . thought it was worse than being "off". If you're asking whether it DIRECTLY effects the picture color / brightness / contrast, etc., I don't believe it does.

Regards . . . Jim

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GT30 "Custom" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6392

GT30 "THX" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6393
GT30 "Vivid" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6402


 

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Tnx for actually "reading" . . that was an error . . fixed now, tnx to you!


Tnx for posting your settings for "Warm" under the "Vivid" mode. I would have thought that they would be closer to mine but they're not. Please make sure that you have the "Vivid" mode with "Warm" color temp setting.

My "R-Drv" = "FF"; yours = "E4". . would have thought that there wouldn't be that much difference. That shows that my HDTV is set to full-scale (FF) for the RED adjustment range where yours is near the top but not full scale. For you engineers, that means you have apx 12% more head-room than I do since mine is at "end-stop". [FF = 255; E4= 228; apx 12% difference in settings.]

But you should follow the directions for the SM W/B changes b/c it SHOULDN'T matter that your values are different from mine.


If that 'floats-your-boat', then far be it from me to tell you otherwise. I've tried a few times but didn't like it . . . thought it was worse than being "off". If you're asking whether it DIRECTLY effects the picture color / brightness / contrast, etc., I don't believe it does.


Do you think are values are way off, because i had my A-Board replaced earlier in the year? Im certain i had warm selected and Vivid.
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Yes, for Dave_O's "THX" settings, you MUST change the W/B settings (under WARM) in the SM. For his "Custom", you can make the W/B changes in the "Pro Setting" menu.

If you saved the original values, you can go back and restore them to original settings.

JF,

Won't be able to try this out till Friday night but will report results then. Really looking forward to checking out your settings.

Question: What adjustments have to be made in the SM for Dave_O's THX settings? I was under impression that all his changes were done in the Pro Settings menu.

Thanks!
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Do you think are values are way off, because i had my A-Board replaced earlier in the year? I'm certain i had warm selected and Vivid.

I didn't know your A board was replaced so possibly the values are 'default'?? Don't know this but just 'guessing'.

So here's a plan:
1) Make the changes with the values presently stored and see how the picture looks.
2) If NOT happy, you could put MY values instead of yours and see what that does.

Either way, if you're not happy, you can restore all settings back to original. That's the advantage of "writing" down the original settings. . . . it's easy to go back!

My GT30 has a build-date of 12/2011 FYI.

Regards . . . Jim

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GT30 "Custom" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6392

GT30 "THX" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6393
GT30 "Vivid" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6402


 

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Won't be able to try this out till Friday night but will report results then. Really looking forward to checking out your settings.

Question: What adjustments have to be made in the SM for Dave_O's THX settings? I was under impression that all his changes were done in the Pro Settings menu.

Dave_O's settings for "custom" w/ the V2.1 patch applied are here

Dave_O's settings for "THX" w/ V2.1 patch applied are here

For the "THX" mode, there are no changes required to the W/B settings. The "Pro Settings" menu is greyed-out.

For the "Custom" mode, there are W/B changes that are done in the "Pro Settings" menu.

Looking forward to what you think . . .

Regards . . . Jim

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GT30 "Custom" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6392

GT30 "THX" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6393
GT30 "Vivid" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6402


 

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My tv build is May 2011 but i had the a board replaced for FBr reason. But stupid me I only wrote down the original A boards settings for Warm mode, I thought they would all be the same, So im guessing my Vivid and Cool settings are default.
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OK, on the A1 board replacement. I guess the 'tech' should have told you to copy all of the settings to the new board.

You could use my settings if yours don't work as well.

Regards . . . Jim

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GT30 "Custom" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6392

GT30 "THX" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6393
GT30 "Vivid" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6402


 

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Yes I meant Black level light but keep in mind I do not have the 2.1 patch so my contrast needs to be a bit higher and my color temp a bit lower that is the difference here. I have not tried the 2.1 patch but with the settings I have now this thing is putting out a killer picture. I just can’t see it getting any better at this point.
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Here's a couple pics that show my 55GT30 w/ my "Vivid" settings detailed in post #863.

Pics were taken this PM with natural room light . . .except for the 1st pic (flash).

First is from my "chair" showing the panel mounted to an articulating mount hung between a window and brick fireplace with 8" of space . . . (that was fun!)

Second is a screen-shot from Law & Order . . .

Third is a screen-shot from FN . . .

All video produced from two (2) satellite rcvrs into Sony HT rcvr via HDMI @ 1080i. Output from Sony to Panny to HDMI1 port.

The color is natural and the video is bright and clear that's good for day or night viewing along with whites that are "white"!
LL
LL
LL

Regards . . . Jim

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GT30 "THX" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6393
GT30 "Vivid" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6402


 

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Here's a couple pics that show my 55GT30 w/ my custom "Vivid" settings detailed in post #863.

Pics were taken this PM with natural room light.

First is from my "chair" showing the panel mounted to an articulating mount hung between a window and brick fireplace with 8" of space . . . (that was fun!)
Second if a shot from Law & Order . . .
Third is a shot from FN . . .
All pics via two (2) satellite rcvrs into Sony HT rcvr via HDMI @ 1080i. Output from Sony to Panny to HDMI1 port.

The color is natural and the video is bright and clear that's good for day or night viewing.

Looks great! Very close to what mine looks like with my higher contrast setting in the same mode. This TV was meant for Vivid!
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Shocked,

Try holding the vol- on the back of the panel and pressing the menu button on the remote,a diagnostic screen should show up with a bunch of little boxes with the word "ok" in them ,then unplug the tv ,this will reset your tv to factory default.

Has this been confirmed to work?
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Has this been confirmed to work?

I've read that it does but I've never tried it myself since I usually back-out any changes I made using the "How to access the xxGT30 Service Mode" described in post #863.

Regards . . . Jim

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GT30 "Custom" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6392

GT30 "THX" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6393
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Just a note to say that I've revised the "Vivid" settings b/c as the 55GT30 'ages' (break-in), there are some subtle color changes neeeded.

The direct link here shows the latest update, G-DRV reduced on 5/8/12 and B-DRV reduced on 5/5/12.

Regards . . . Jim

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GT30 "Custom" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6392

GT30 "THX" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6393
GT30 "Vivid" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6402


 

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I wish i would have known that each different setting had different sm values before i did the a board replacement. I only wrote down the warm settings, Now im screwed ive tried your settings as well as mine and I dont know if thats what its supposed to look like
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I wish i would have known that each different setting had different sm values before i did the a board replacement. I only wrote down the warm settings, Now im screwed ive tried your settings as well as mine and I dont know if thats what its supposed to look like

Just hold the Vol- button on the back of the tv while holding the menu button on the remote and wait for the self the diagnostics on the tv checks all the boxes and then unplug the tv from the wall or surge.

This will bring everything including service menu back to its factory default.Then dont monkey around so much in the service menu .

Try Dave O or Jason W from HDJ settings.
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The color is natural...

If you think that is accurate then you don't know what accurate is.
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Just hold the Vol- button on the back of the tv while holding the menu button on the remote and wait for the self the diagnostics on the tv checks all the boxes and then unplug the tv from the wall or surge.

This will bring everything including service menu back to its factory default.Then dont monkey around so much in the service menu .

Try Dave O or Jason W from HDJ settings.

Doing this procedure will give my replacement A board the settings of the A board that it replaced?

Edit: I just did this and it did nothing to my SM settings. There the same that they were before i did the procedure.
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I wish i would have known that each different setting had different sm values before i did the a board replacement. I only wrote down the warm settings, Now im screwed ive tried your settings as well as mine and I dont know if thats what its supposed to look like

I guess the question is . . did the video look "ok" to your eyes with either settings? If yes and you're happy, then you're done. If not, then you need to experiment with settings that make the video pleasing to you.

Interesting that the "power-reset" did default to factory standards but since they didn't change that means the settings are stored on the replacement A1 board and so it defaulted back to the settings. I'm sure that's not what you wanted to see.

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GT30 "THX" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6393
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The color is natural...

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If you think that is accurate then you don't know what accurate is.

Oops . . . . . . never said that it was "accurate" . . . there's a big difference!

Regards . . . Jim

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Oops . . . . . . never said that it was "accurate" . . . there's a big difference!

It isn't "natural" either.
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Ed2 . . .

There's a matrix of settings for each screen mode so writing new entries for the "Vivid" mode will not effect Dave_O's W/B changes for "THX" and "Custom" even though he uses "Warm".

In other words, all can live w/o interference to each other. Please remember to record your values.

I'm anxious to see what you think . .

Made your recommended adjustments yesterday and am very glad that I did. My room is very bright and both Custom and THX were too dim during daytime viewing. Your Vivid mode is the perfect solution for daylight viewing!

My settings before the adjustment that were different than your before adjustment settings were:

RDR FF
GDR F2
BDR 5B
B-CUT 80

Thanks again for sharing the results of your hard work with the community!
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Made your recommended adjustments yesterday and am very glad that I did. My room is very bright and both Custom and THX were too dim during daytime viewing. Your Vivid mode is the perfect solution for daylight viewing!

Tnx for taking the time to let me know . . .

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My settings before the adjustment that were different than your before adjustment settings were:

W/B ----- JF ------ ED2------- Diff
RDR ----- FF ------ FF -------- 0.0%
GDR ----- F2 ------ E6 ------- -5.2%
BDR ----- 5B ------ 65 ------- +10.9%
B-CUT--- 80 ------ 80 ------- 0% <--- 80 = mid-way setting (128).

Thanks again for sharing the results of your hard work with the community!

The variance of the numbers is interesting. I would have thought that they would be a bit closer.

The R-drv is at "end-stop". That means that there is no UP-SIDE room for red adjustment b/c there is no way to increase the red drive. The only way the TV set can be balanced is to re-adjust the the red drive "down" a bit and the re-balance the other 'drvs' to produce a white screen.

Your G-drv is -5.2% lower than mine but your B-drv is +11% higher. I would have thought that a +/- 5% range is what you'd see.

The top of each adjustment range is "FF" (hex) which equals 255 decimal. Mid scale is "80" = 128. It appears that most TVs have the "cut" values set at mid-scale. That tells you something.

Glad you liked the results . . .

Regards . . . Jim

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Just hold the Vol- button on the back of the tv while holding the menu button on the remote and wait for the self the diagnostics on the tv checks all the boxes and then unplug the tv from the wall or surge.

This will bring everything including service menu back to its factory default.Then dont monkey around so much in the service menu .

Try Dave O or Jason W from HDJ settings.


I apologize prior to asking the question:

If I perform the above procedure, will all of the settings in the service menu return to the default settings as the TV was shipped? I applied D-Nice's setting some time ago, and returned my settings to what I had recorded as the default and now applied the 2.1 patch. Although I recorded the default settings from the SD when I did so (my understanding at the time was that the SD and HD settings had to be applied separately but were the same at default) and I had forgotten to record the HD settings prior. I would like to start fresh with the factory default settings if in fact the above procedure would provide that without any question as to my possible incompetence in originally making these changes.

I would appreciate this information.

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I apologize prior to asking the question:

If I perform the above procedure, will all of the settings in the service menu return to the default settings as the TV was shipped?

I would appreciate this information.

As you read, Wermey had his A1 card replaced so the settings were not the ones that were on the original A1 card. When it did the 'reset', it simply restored the settings that were on the new A1 card so basically there wasn't any change.

So if you have the original A1 board, and do the reset it should return it to factory settings.

If you do it, please let me know; make sure you check some to verify that it happens. I've NOT done it; just backed out changes b/c of keeping a log of the changes that were made.

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As you read, Wermey had his A1 card replaced so the settings were not the ones that were on the original A1 card. When it did the 'reset', it simply restored the settings that were on the new A1 card so basically there wasn't any change.

So if you have the original A1 board, and do the reset it should return it to factory settings. I have not had the board changed.

If you do it, please let me know; make sure you check some to verify that it happens. I've NOT done it; just backed out changes b/c of keeping a log of the changes that were made.

Well unfortunately that does not reset the values in the service menu. It does default it back to Normal, yet the values that have been put in do not change.

Any other ideas? I cannot believe that you cannot reset back to the setting set at the factory. I have read on other sites that the reset procedures provided do set it back, but I did a series of tests and it does not.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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People need to stop giving advise or assistance on any changes involving the service menu. Unless you have a substantial amount of knowledge and experience with it (such as D-Nice), it is just irresponsible to providing guesses.
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People need to stop giving advise or assistance on any changes involving the service menu. Unless you have a substantial amount of knowledge and experience with it (such as D-Nice), it is just irresponsible to providing guesses.

I agree with the just throwing guesses out is not what is needed. Unfortunately, myself and others would be very appreciative if there is an actual factory reset option which is in fact definitive.
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Last night, a interesting post in another forum mentioned the heat coming from the plasma panel. As all plasma owners know, it's a realistic happening! My old Pio did it (apx 400+w) and the new 55GT30 is rated at a little over 400Watts as I remember.

I've always been curious about the screen's temperature so I made some measurements to see in "Standard" and "Vivid" modes. In both modes, the screen temp varies across the face as you would expect with the top portion of the panel being the hottest. All measurements were apx 8" from the screen with the normal video being viewed.

1) Standard: Hottest was about 98F at the top-right side (where the fans are located); bottom was around 85F.
2) Vivid: Hottest was 108F at the top-right side; bottom was about 89F.

Of course, this is as expected since the panel is brighter than the other modes, meaning it's dissipating more power. The THX, Cinema, etc should be somewhere in the middle of the two extremes measured.

For comparison, a 14W CFL lamp measures 102F about 6" away (as measured in a 'dome' fixture). This gives a ballpark on the power/section in the panel.

Regards . . . Jim

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GT30 "THX" Settings: http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6393
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