Thanks for the input everyone.
Originally Posted by myared
I did a 300 hour prep (probably overkill...) and used D-Nice's slides. Will professionally calibrate the TV after the move.
Speaking of, thank you to all those who chimed in regarding packaging the TVs for the move. I'll probably use the original packaging and maybe add some foam to surround the TVs inside their boxes. $500 per TV is a little bit too much...
Nice. I did a 200 hour prep on my g20 back in 2010. Used d-nice's settings but played mostly hbo. It was my only set at the time and just couldn't use the slides... wife... telanovellas (on zoom). Anyway, my set has no burn-in, but IR happens quite easily. Do the slides work better for the prep or does it really matter? I've heard 1.85:1 movies are good too. Any movie or tv suggestions? I really wanna age this thing properly.
Btw, I recently moved and just put my g20 (on the stand) screen to screen with an old dlp of the same size. I put yoga mats and thick quilts between the screens and wrapped it all up in more thick quilts. Had a couch on each side and lots of couch cushions to keep the sets nice and snug so they wouldn't tilt or slide. Drove slow and arrived at our new place with both sets intact and undamaged.
Originally Posted by repete66211
I mixed slides with full screen content for the first 300 hours. This was just to where the panel was settled down & ready for calibration. Non-16:9 programming & fixed images should be avoided if possible regardless of the age of the panel.
I had my TV calibrated & while Pro mode is an improvement with some content, given the accuracy of the THX modes I wouldn't say there was a lot of value in it. My unit was built in May of '13 though. Based on comments I've seen in the forums, the THX modes in later units displayed a green tint in (Caucasian) skin tones. If you see such a tint then it's probably a good idea to get it calibrated.
Good luck & enjoy.
Thanks. What kind of fullscreen content did you play? I would watch hbo, but sadly I don't have it anymore.
And, how much did the calibration cost you? Where I live it's like 400 bucks. Just wondering if I'm being railroaded. Btw, with the g20, the THX mode also had a green tint on caucasion skin tones, but with the help of a friend I was able to adjust it in the service menu. One of the reasons I LOVE pannys.
Originally Posted by Thxtheater
I had the intent of doing it but didn't. I have, however, used Spears and Muncil three times to calibrate. I have panel brightness on medium and contrast has varied between 65%-78% depending on viewing mode right now. I also keep pixel orbiter enabled.
Nice. My g20 has those exact settings. Tbh, that set would be perfect if it didn't have floating blacks... and no 3d.
Have you noticed any floating blacks on the zt60? And how's the 3d? I'm so used to passive 3d, I'm wondering if I'll notice a flicker effect with the active shutters. Definitely notice it on samsungs.