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Excellent. This is the type of thread I've been waiting for. My ISF-patched KRP-500M suffers from reddish tint and elevated black level. I know it can look better than it does. I desperately want to do a full reset, but I'm a little nervous about doing it, thinking that it won't work or I'll screw something up. This thread will be perfect for those of us with questions and concerns.
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thanks
i know two more people here that can help if i cant so no worries about not getting answers to your questions.
the other two is Stue03 and wxman.
i hope they find this thread wink.gif

posting my ISF night settings
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I'll likely stick with my 500M for at least 3 more years. ...I use it for everything, PC, Xbox, PS & TV. The only thing I don't like about it is the heat it makes during the summer; and it's somewhat big & heavy, so moving it with me (in the backseat of my car) isn't fun.

I like the 1080p resolution, but since I sit about 5ft from it, it's not totally perfect for PC gaming. But I love the blacks, damn are they nice: the only time I'll upgrade to a new TV is when 4K gets good blacks/color/etc, & is at a reasonable price-point.
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500-M is also one of the few plasmas that can handle full HD-resolution on VGA input. smile.gif
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500-M is also one of the few plasmas that can handle full HD-resolution on VGA input. smile.gif
Yeah, I used to use the VGA cord with my old laptop from 2007. But in early 2011 I got a gaming desktop and went full HDMI ever since. ...But I certainly appreciated the 1080p via VGA, because my Panasonic 800U wasn't able to do it.
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No need to Buy an OLED tv after this,thrust me.
So says the guy who hasn't even seen one yet. wink.gif
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I'll likely stick with my 500M for at least 3 more years. ...I use it for everything, PC, Xbox, PS & TV. The only thing I don't like about it is the heat it makes during the summer; and it's somewhat big & heavy, so moving it with me (in the backseat of my car) isn't fun.
Just be glad you aren't sitting out 10 feet, or else you may have already felt the itch to upgrade (this year in particular)...try imagine transporting a 65" behemoth.eek.gif
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So says the guy who hasn't even seen one yet. wink.gif

i have seen the LG here in sweden.
Busted! smile.gif

we also have the flat version here
http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=2311543

the LG is like my Kuro but with a better Antiglare filter and slight higher brightness.
a brightness level that is still to high to use for normal home viewing.

remember
its not like your old Kuro that probably was a standard Kuro.
thats why i made this guide
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That's a recent development, the announcement of which I never saw. I'm gonna' disagree as usual, though, especially since the only way to buy one is by way of second-hand.
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Just be glad you aren't sitting out 10 feet, or else you may have already felt the itch to upgrade (this year in particular)...try imagine transporting a 65" behemoth.eek.gif
A TV 65" is really meant for two or more people viewing the same content. I've learned over the 3yrs (with my 500M), that 50" is perfect for 1 person @ sitting 5 to 6ft away. ...When I used to sit 9ft away from it, I thought 50" was too small, but then I just moved my lounge chair closer, and was happy again.

...As a side note to PC-gaming, I've found that the 500M's 4:4:4 Chroma is AMAZING for super-sampling image quality! Battlefield 4 with a Radeon R9 290 running at 200% resolution looks pretty damn nice.
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... A TV 65" is really meant for two or more people viewing the same content ...

Huh? Why on earth would you think that?

Adjusting settings according to personal preference is not calibration.
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Huh? Why on earth would you think that?
Because with my 50", I can comfortably lean back in a chair, with my feet stretched out almost touching the base of the TV. ...And at that distance and at that size I don't have to move my head much when playing video games, and I can't easily distinguish individual pixels.

However, when I tried the same thing on my friends new 65" Panasonic plasma, I could see the dirty little pixels more easily, and depending on the game I was playing I'd have to move my head & my eyes.

I just feel 50" is the best size for 1 person who is viewing at "PC like distances." ...Plus, anything bigger than 50" doesn't fit in the backseat of my 1971 Galaxie 500 tongue.gif
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PG_ICE,

Thanks so much for this guide. I have finally found a colorimeter that I can borrow for free from a coworker. I hope to get started on the whole process Sunday. Hopefully I can find my years old ControlCal license key and get everything connected and working. Found my old RS232-to-USB adapter and straight-through cable. Just need to get the software installed and working on the new laptop.
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Great thread but I have a questions about ABL.

1. Does it have to be set for each AV mode ?
2. Can you set it using the service menu on most Pioneers without needing controlcal ?
3. D-Nice in an old Controlcal thread stated "Whatevel you do, please do not touch the ABL setting. You will screw up your display." That was in 2008. Does this apply to 2009 models ?

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not so great thread
half of the links are gone wink.gif

Raising ABL and do a reset will screw up your Kuro thats right.
thats why i did it.

so dont do it!
its DANGEROUS wink.gif
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What happened to the instructions? I wanted to greyscale calibrate my kuro and these were the clearest steps I've seen.
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What happened to the instructions? I wanted to greyscale calibrate my kuro and these were the clearest steps I've seen.

sorry
i can't/dont have time to support threads like these.

the instructions is still there on the 9G owners thread just search for them.

if you have any questions take it through PM


http://www.avsforum.com/t/1034208/the-official-pioneer-9g-non-elite-kuro-owners-discussion-thread/14880#post_24099605
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1034208/the-official-pioneer-9g-non-elite-kuro-owners-discussion-thread/14880#post_24106917
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