Originally Posted by OShag
Thanks qwknuf6 and Makoveddie.
Yes my panel is a 60" 151.
Now I've gotten my feet wet I am thinking of plunging into deeper waters to see the effects of more detailed adjustments as per Tom669:
VOL SUS = 155 (from 128)
VOL OFFSET = 140 (unchanged)
VOL RST P = 009 (from 031)
VOL XPOFS1 = 085 (unchanged)
VOL XPOFS2 = 045 (unchanged)
VOL YKNOFS1,2 D = 015 (from 143)
VOL YKNOFS3 D = 110 (from 128)
VOL YKNOFS4 D = 170 (from 128)
I just want to make sure I can revert back to the defaults without any permanent changes that I can't go back from. Although Tom669's panel is a 50" European model so I am not sure this would be applicable.
It also intrigues me that there is potential to increase panel brightness using higher values for ABL. Before proceeding I would have to be confident I could revert without any permanent changes. I have been using D-Nices ISF Day / Night and Pure settings all along and I don't want to mess anything up as far as the colour balance. With true Kuro black and a bit higher brightness capability I can only think that the results would be spectacular, allowing for even better contrast dynamic range dark to bright / black to white.
Not sure who this Tom is, but he is butchering his adjustments.
First, NEVER use the numbers from a 50 inch panel on a 60 inch. Not only do they have different default values, but they are driven differently as well.
Second, he is altering the separation between S1, S3 and S4, which is a BIG no no in my book. Reducing S1 by almost 130 ticks is laughable, along with raising S4. Really, his numbers look like ones from a panel whose pulse meter is reset and the owner desperately stabbing in the dark to get the panel back to its pre-reset state. I have performed countless tests and came to the conclusion the separation between these three offsets were set optimally at the factory by Pioneer. No need to butcher them.
Third, he might be adjusting VOL SUS to compensate for the dramatic reduction of S1.
You're better off sticking with RSTP at 1, SAD at 113 and brightness at +1. When I tweak a panel, I try to find my optimal values with the fewest number of adjustments and then leave it alone once I nail it. You never know, you might mess something up by continuing to adjust and readjust.
I've never adjusted ABL and never plan on doing so. You will shorten the life of your display. There was one member on this forum who insisted on having ABL near maximum, despite his panel shutting off during bright scenes
. Perhaps you could increase it by a reasonable value (no more than 50 ticks) but again, I've never done so as I prefer a dim image anyways.