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I wouldn't expect a 1080p TV to support 1920x1200. You should extend your desktop to the TV, not mirror it. I do that with my HTPC running WMC with CableCard and XBMC, and it works perfectly and uses the TV's native resolution, which is what you want to be using anyway.
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Playing a 1920x1200 16:10 signal on a 1920x1080 16:9 set wouldn't make any sense as the aspect ratios do not match. The image on the TV would have to either zoomed in to maintain aspect ratio or squashed vertically to fit.

What you can do is go into your driver settings on the source PC, change your resolution to 1080p and disable scaling. What you will end up with is a thin black bar on the top and bottom of your monitor but the image will still be 1:1.

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So, after experimenting with an F4500 for a couple of days, I ended up taking it back and picking up this beauty, along with the UT50, both 50 in, for $800 out the door. Both were floor models at Pacific Sales. I'm keeping the S60 for my bedroom, my dad is taking the UT50 for his bedroom. Very happy with the purchase. So, obviously being a floor model, it had plenty of hours on it (I think around 2000). I have seen like 7 revisions of fairchild99's settings, looking like 4/27/13 is the latest. I cannot find the other settings posted on the first page as the link just takes me to the end of the thread, and going through 236 pages would suck. If anyone can offer the following, I would be greatly appreciative:

Fairchild99 settings later than 4/27/13, if they are available
D-Nice settings (though, it looks like he didn't do a S60 run, only ST and above)
Any other known settings that most are happy with

I did a bunch of searchs, still coming up with 25 plus pages to look at. If you want to flame, be my guest. I'm just looking to get the best possible picture I can. Thank you.
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So, after experimenting with an F4500 for a couple of days, I ended up taking it back and picking up this beauty, along with the UT50, both 50 in, for $800 out the door. Both were floor models at Pacific Sales. I'm keeping the S60 for my bedroom, my dad is taking the UT50 for his bedroom. Very happy with the purchase. So, obviously being a floor model, it had plenty of hours on it (I think around 2000). I have seen like 7 revisions of fairchild99's settings, looking like 4/27/13 is the latest. I cannot find the other settings posted on the first page as the link just takes me to the end of the thread, and going through 236 pages would suck. If anyone can offer the following, I would be greatly appreciative:

Fairchild99 settings later than 4/27/13, if they are available
D-Nice settings (though, it looks like he didn't do a S60 run, only ST and above)
Any other known settings that most are happy with

I did a bunch of searchs, still coming up with 25 plus pages to look at. If you want to flame, be my guest. I'm just looking to get the best possible picture I can. Thank you.
It's great to see others still finding great deals on this set. How I miss the buzz on these boards last year around this time when I was deciding to purchase my S64 from Sam's Club. I spent hours reading the thread before and after my purchase. I'm still loving the set. And with Panasonic having ceased PDP production, I am glad I went with the S64 last year. You and your dad should be very happy with the TVs.

jasondjulian put together a wonderful spreadsheet of the various calibrations that were done by fairchild and others. It is available from his profile.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/member...ondjulian.html
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It's great to see others still finding great deals on this set. How I miss the buzz on these boards last year around this time when I was deciding to purchase my S64 from Sam's Club. I spent hours reading the thread before and after my purchase. I'm still loving the set. And with Panasonic having ceased PDP production, I am glad I went with the S64 last year. You and your dad should be very happy with the TVs.

jasondjulian put together a wonderful spreadsheet of the various calibrations that were done by fairchild and others. It is available from his profile.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/member...ondjulian.html
Thank you Tim. However, when I go to the profile and click his link, it just takes me to the end of the S60 discussion thread. This is the problem I was having with the links in the 1st post. Anyway someone can pm me the spreadsheet?
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Thank you Tim. However, when I go to the profile and click his link, it just takes me to the end of the S60 discussion thread. This is the problem I was having with the links in the 1st post. Anyway someone can pm me the spreadsheet?
Sorry. I didn't try the link. Perhaps it is due to the forums upgrade that was done recently? I'll PM you with the spreadsheet.
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No flaming.. check out the link my sig... I've linked to a spreadsheet I made that has a lot, but apparently not all of Fairchild99's settings, as well as a number of others.. its a good starting point.

I have about 1700 hours on my S60 purchased in early-mid December, and I am using Fairchild99's 2200+ hours settings.. i played with going back and forth with those settings and the ones I listed from PlasmaPZ80U, which I actually prefer slightly better ON MY TV... yours may very well differ. Keep in mind these are not calibrations for our sets, only theirs, and should be used as very good jumping off points. Feel free to tweak them on your S60 as needed.. on mine, I found PlasmaPZ80U's settings with Warm1 and brightness at 0 instead of -1 looked significantly better...

Of course the room and ambient lighting and seating distance will factor in as well.
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So, after experimenting with an F4500 for a couple of days, I ended up taking it back and picking up this beauty, along with the UT50, both 50 in, for $800 out the door. Both were floor models at Pacific Sales. I'm keeping the S60 for my bedroom, my dad is taking the UT50 for his bedroom. Very happy with the purchase. So, obviously being a floor model, it had plenty of hours on it (I think around 2000). I have seen like 7 revisions of fairchild99's settings, looking like 4/27/13 is the latest. I cannot find the other settings posted on the first page as the link just takes me to the end of the thread, and going through 236 pages would suck. If anyone can offer the following, I would be greatly appreciative:

Fairchild99 settings later than 4/27/13, if they are available
D-Nice settings (though, it looks like he didn't do a S60 run, only ST and above)
Any other known settings that most are happy with

I did a bunch of searchs, still coming up with 25 plus pages to look at. If you want to flame, be my guest. I'm just looking to get the best possible picture I can. Thank you.
Mine is set in Cinema /Warm 2 and then fine tuned with the Disney WOW BD. Settings are in this thread somewhere.
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.. Yeah, crap... it must be from the forum upgrade.. I'll have to fix that...

I had to convert the Excel spreadsheet into a word document.. so it aint as pretty (as if it ever was!).. but it should be attached to this posting.
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Post CNET Settings

You also may want to try CNET's David Katzmaier's settings. After some additional tweaks, I got excellent results. However, I recommend keeping the white balance and color detail controls at the default position. Since every panel is different, these adjustments are more critical, and require special tools.

http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19410_10...ture-settings/

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It's great to see others still finding great deals on this set. How I miss the buzz on these boards last year around this time when I was deciding to purchase my S64 from Sam's Club. I spent hours reading the thread before and after my purchase. I'm still loving the set. And with Panasonic having ceased PDP production, I am glad I went with the S64 last year. You and your dad should be very happy with the TVs.

jasondjulian put together a wonderful spreadsheet of the various calibrations that were done by fairchild and others. It is available from his profile.

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You also may want to try CNET's David Katzmaier's settings. After some additional tweaks, I got excellent results.
http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19410_10...ture-settings/

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I was going to try his, but I saw his gets a very strong red push. I'll play around with them.
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I was going to try his, but I saw his gets a very strong red push. I'll play around with them.
Edited my last post. Also, try warm 1 instead. No red push on my particular set.

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I tried some of the settings found in this thread but ended up running a calibration disk to get my own settings. I had much better skin tones after doing this.

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I found with nearly any of the posted settings, they all seemed a bit too pink... similar to when you look at Kuro vs ST/VT/ZT Panny images.. the Kuro has more natural fleshtones, while the Panasonics are pinky, everyone looks somewhat flush by comparison.

I switched from Warm2 to Warm1 and relatively speaking, the pinkyness went away.. much more natural looking.

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I found with nearly any of the posted settings, they all seemed a bit too pink... similar to when you look at Kuro vs ST/VT/ZT Panny images.. the Kuro has more natural fleshtones, while the Panasonics are pinky, everyone looks somewhat flush by comparison.

I switched from Warm2 to Warm1 and relatively speaking, the pinkyness went away.. much more natural looking.
I did notice that as I was playing around. Warm1 seems a bit more natural than warm2. Was getting a lot of yellowness. I may try the avshd disk and see what I can do.
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Likewise. I have preferred Warm 1 over Warm 2, which is a bit too warm. You'll notice that on Warm 1 the whites are more white, whereas on Warm 2 they can often look "dirty" by comparison. With Gamma, I often prefer 2.2, but 2.4 can be okay as well.
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Sorry. I didn't try the link. Perhaps it is due to the forums upgrade that was done recently? I'll PM you with the spreadsheet.
Yes the forum upgrade broke lots of people's links including a bunch of mine. If someone finds the original Fairchild settings link i'll edit it into the first post.

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Thanks Everyone. After trying a few different settings from the spreadsheet, I ended up going with Fairchilds 2200+ settings (this set had about 2500 hours on it), but switched it to Warm1. Warm2 just looked a bit dirty. Warm1, the colors pop and the whites are white, while still having great blacks.

I am really happy with the purchase. Now, just to get my PB6600 off the wall and do some poti tuning!
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Sounds like you and I are using the exact same settings. You have about 800 more hours on yours than I do, but I too found that those specific settings are quite accurate, white whites and very deep blacks while JUST avoiding black crush.

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I don't have any tools for calibration so I've always played around with Fairchild's and Cnet. I recently got an x-star 1440p PLS panel monitor that has excellent colors out of the box. So I compared it to what I was using via my HTPC playing HQ files and I'm now off of Cnet's settings (only change was I moved it up to 2.4 instead of 2.2) I found out the blues/pinks/reds were out of wack and actually what came almost spot on was Fairchild's settings (2.4, I think his last one was at 2.6 but I had it saved in custom) but with actually Warm 1 instead of Warm 2 as I've always used 2. So I guess I'm jumping on board with you guys with Warm 1. I've spent too many hours tweaking this TV but it looks like I can just set it and forget it now and just enjoy it.

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