I wasn't sure where to post this but here goes.
I recently purchased a samsung fpt-5084 plasma and while I am impressed with the current picture I am getting (upgraded from a dell 4200hd plasma) my hd-dvds and blu-rays don't seem to have the same "hd-pop" that I have seen in stores.Compared to the 58" samsung plasma and the 46" samsung lcd. I ran the same movies as reference titles and they seemed to be better at circuit city.My unbiased 7 year old says " it just doesn't look as real"
all hooked up with hdmi
any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Thanks for the response,
Brightness is down and contrast is up.
I agree that the lcd's I looked at seemed brighter but comparing transformers between my set and the 58" sammy with the same specs mine seems to lack the "3d look" or "pop".
I will try boosting up the brightness and see how it looks.
found in the ZippyBong Hits thread for starters. This should improve the PQ. Give the settings a few days use before changing. Then tweak them to personal taste. If the panel is new accumulate 100-200 hours before final tweaking. Settings are not global and need to be applied to each input.
Finds someone else's settings on the forum with the same plasma and input those in your set. People list their setttings here all the time and you will find some settings are very good. Since you're not professionally calibrating your plasma, this would be a logical next step.
I am comparing mine to the 5884 I have seen at c-city (both running transformers hd)
I set my set with c-nets dark room settings ( the picture is great ) but I am refering to the " 3d effect" or "pop" that I have seen on the 5884.Both sets have the same specs and both running the same movie. If I have to get the set professionally calibrated so be it.I was just looking for some help if it was just me doing something wrong.
I have seen night at the museum run in blu-ray which had "pop" but that was on an lcd sammy 4761 I think and the same movie running on my set did not.
Just a couple of tweaks on both players (rgb enhancement,resolution) and as for lighting there is some direct lighting during the day but I can draw the blinds to darken the room.
Just tried your suggestion with transformers and it definately looks better than c-nets dark room settings.I have been reading in the forums that the display gets better as more hours are put on it.
Transformers is awesome,I would have to agree that most of my hd channels look great especially football and tnt hd (comcast digital cable) the "looking out the window" comment is really what I have been trying to achieve but couldn't describe it right. I think I will let your settings ride for awhile and tweak a little later.