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post #7411 of 7421 Old 05-22-2015, 07:10 PM
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Always good to hear about a good used-buy experience.
I have had the TV for over a year and still think it is amazing. Maybe that is because I work on a overly poor 32" TV as a computer monitor.

Don't cheap out on the BD player, they have come a long way, but the cheap ones still have horrible loading times, clunky UI, and don't fast forward or reverse well at all.
yea, I think I'll probably end up with an oppo, but for now I was looking at either a panasonic 360, 330, or a sony 6500. (I think those are the model numbers.) Do you have any opinion about those particular players?
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I uploaded the S60 Calibrations sheet to my OneDrive. You can get it here.

http://1drv.ms/1LuNyi8

Hope that helps.
Thanks for that! Mucho appreciated.
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I have my screen looking pretty good, but I have a question (please bear with me because I'm not sure what the correct terms are). How do I increase the detail in the shadow areas? Right now they look very black, but there isn't much detail in them, and I'm not sure which things/levels I need to adjust to bring those out. Would that be in adjusting contrast levels or something? This is a problem I notice on most TVs and computers, but I'm sure that isn't actually the way it looked when it was shot. The only time I've seen it not be a problem is when watching a film on a big movie screen. Even on very bright screens this seems to be a problem. I followed the calibration levels given for the s60 above. Thanks bunches!
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I have my screen looking pretty good, but I have a question (please bear with me because I'm not sure what the correct terms are). How do I increase the detail in the shadow areas? Right now they look very black, but there isn't much detail in them, and I'm not sure which things/levels I need to adjust to bring those out. Would that be in adjusting contrast levels or something? This is a problem I notice on most TVs and computers, but I'm sure that isn't actually the way it looked when it was shot. The only time I've seen it not be a problem is when watching a film on a big movie screen. Even on very bright screens this seems to be a problem. I followed the calibration levels given for the s60 above. Thanks bunches!

Set the gamma at 2.2. I assume you have properly calibrated black level, i.e. 'Brightness', via the Disney WOW disc. You will need to re-calibrate 'brightness' after changing the gamma.

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Set the gamma at 2.2. I assume you have properly calibrated black level, i.e. 'Brightness', via the Disney WOW disc. You will need to re-calibrate 'brightness' after changing the gamma.
Gamma was at 2.2. I changed it to 2.0 and that helped. I have the WOW disc but no blue ray player yet so I can't use it. Went to buy a BDP the other day and the selection was crap so I'm going to order one and have it delivered this week. Then I'll be able to get the levels better. I used most of the levels dmtaub provided. I tweeked a few of them after I posted this last night. I'm really looking forward to using to wow disc to get everything nearly perfect but that won't happen for a few days. At any rate, thanks bunches for responding.
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Gamma set to 2.0 yields about a gamma of about 2.1 on my set, which is too low. The standard is 2.2 and many people prefer a slightly higher gamma than 2.2. If you already had gamma set to 2.2 and you're not getting good shadow detail, adjust the 'brightness' control (it's really the black level control).
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Gamma set to 2.0 yields about a gamma of about 2.1 on my set, which is too low. The standard is 2.2 and many people prefer a slightly higher gamma than 2.2. If you already had gamma set to 2.2 and you're not getting good shadow detail, adjust the 'brightness' control (it's really the black level control).
Thanks for this. I reset it to 2.2 and used brightness like you said. I also increased the contrast and color a bit and that helped a lot. I can't get over the picture quality on this TV. I'm loving it!
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I am soooo loving this TV! I can't tell you how much I love it. I didn't know it was possible to love a TV this much. The picture is freaking incredible! I can't believe I found one! And the sound is great for my bedroom!
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Picked up a 50 inch S60 in near mint condition via Craigslist for $450 two days ago! Very happy so far and still tweaking it for the best picture via all the different posted settings!
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Picked up a 50 inch S60 in near mint condition via Craigslist for $450 two days ago! Very happy so far and still tweaking it for the best picture via all the different posted settings!
I got mine from CL also! $400 and only 118 hours on it. You lucked out just like me. I'm absolutely loving the TV. PQ is stunning!
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On these Panasonic sets is there any way to listen to Netflix on 5.1 or no just Stereo?

Am currently running cable set top box to Yamaha 1075 receiver via HDMI, and HDMI to the tv ARC

I can only get PCM so far coming from the Panny on Netflix

Thanks in advance.

Yamaha RX-V1075 used as Pre/3 Bryston 3B ST's/B&W 804's
B&W 602's/50S60 Panny Plasma

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