Originally Posted by Rudester
Is there a general how to guide for the i1display pro or do I have to do some reading in this site regarding the calibration practice.
Guide: GREYSCALE CALIBRATION FOR DUMMIES
Basic Guide to Color Calibration using a CMS (updated and enhanced)
I also meant to one of these days write a quick log of my experience and some pointers calibrating the PN51F5300 using the i1 Display Pro + HCFR, but mind you I am just as novice as you are.
Originally Posted by showsjohn
Im assuming the PN51F5300BFXZA model doesn't have any firmware updates or needs them? I don't see them anywhere on Samsung's website. the A series isnt recognized. Guessing I dont need to update anything?
I haven't yet found any for mine (B-model). To be honest I do not see a reason I would need an update either.
Originally Posted by Wildfan1884
What exactly is DSE? I've just got this set and I've been looking for flaws or anything that seems unusual. I'm new to plasma's so I've been reading material on this site. I do have one question. All the content I watch looks great, but I was wondering when I am up close to the set I can see pixel's rapidly changing colors (mostly between red/green) seems more visible on the blacks. I am wondering if this is normal? I don't notice from normal viewing distance but rather only when I am right infront of the screen. Is this how the pixel shifter feature works?
DSE: What is "Dirty Screen Effect"?
To be honest, I found often times people go to great lengths trying to find out if anything is wrong with their TVs. I myself try to be a little bit ignorant and just enjoy it. Yes, I do a quick visual scan to see if there is anything obvious that bothers me, but usually I do not go online looking for all the things that could go wrong, and trying to see if mine has it or not.
The pixel rapidly changing colors looks like plasma dithering (normal for plasma dispays). I have it on mine too, but only from up close, I do not see it from my normal viewing distance (~10 feet away) or maybe I just don't try and check if I can still see it
. Maybe certain settings like high brightness levels can make it worse, but if it is not visible from normal viewing distance, I would not worry about it and would certainly not try to minimize brightness to get rid of it as you will likely end up with crushed blacks. The pixel shifter I believe just shifts the whole picture a number of pixels at one direction at certain time intervals to minimize IR, it should not look like what you described.
Just enjoy your new TV, try to calibrate if possible. I have had mine for few weeks now, and I still find moments where I get impressed by the quality of the picture and the colors I see. I just re-watched Star Wars, Episode 1, and at times it was like watching a completely new movie again.