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Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-27-2012, 04:01 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
I'm getting close to making the same jump. The...

I'm getting close to making the same jump. The 51F59 has begun the drifting convergence thing again, and now the geometry is starting to distort. I can get the convergence dialed-in and it looks...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-25-2010, 05:59 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
Just did a light cleaning on mine few weeks ago....

Just did a light cleaning on mine few weeks ago. By light I mean I just did the outer lenses-- didn't take the barrels off, nor the screen... just the rear grille and got to it that way. One thing I...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-22-2010, 10:17 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
I looked in the Service Manual and didn't find...

I looked in the Service Manual and didn't find that any of the settings from OSDACL to YOUTG had any published ties to blue focus. Just saying.

A caution on focusing Blue via the trim pots on the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-22-2010, 11:03 AM
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Posted By VivatHD
I can see one advantage of turning off blue...

I can see one advantage of turning off blue defocus as being an improved ability to align blue during convergence tuning in DCAM or User 117pt. I don't know about anyone else, but my 47 yr old eyes...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-21-2010, 08:16 AM
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Posted By VivatHD
Blue defocus, if I remember right, is present to...

Blue defocus, if I remember right, is present to augment the fidelity of whites and I thought zeroing in blue... for instance using the electronic focus pots on the front of the TV (removal of...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-20-2010, 03:46 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
Yeah, actually I think I have the preliminary...

Yeah, actually I think I have the preliminary 51/57/65F59 series service manual on PDF doc file from way back after I first got the TV, I found it online as a free download. Forgot I had it. I'll...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-20-2010, 08:08 AM
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Posted By VivatHD
Is there a list somewhere that details what each...

Is there a list somewhere that details what each of these Service Menu registers control, that are being discussed?... OSDACL down to YOUTG? For instance, I seem to remember YOUTG being a powerful...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-16-2010, 10:55 AM
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Posted By VivatHD
I have an Avia DVD, but its not Bluray version....

I have an Avia DVD, but its not Bluray version. I read the thread you cited and it says the patterns are for calibrating digital displays, not so much CRT's.

Quote:Originally Posted by superleo...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-16-2010, 08:14 AM
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Posted By VivatHD
What is Black Crush and why is it bad? It sounds...

What is Black Crush and why is it bad? It sounds like bad thing, I was just wondering how it is exhibited in the picture. I have StatG1 @ 6 and StatG2 @ 2, then in the regular user video menu I have...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-15-2010, 08:53 AM
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Posted By VivatHD
That does help! Thx, breathing a sigh of relief...

That does help! Thx, breathing a sigh of relief now...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-14-2010, 05:13 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
One of those "doh!" moments. Watched Bluray disc...

One of those "doh!" moments. Watched Bluray disc movie on input 3 (YPbPr component cable). Movie ended, turned off Bluray player, got preoccupied doing other stuff, left TV on but screen black due...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-13-2010, 07:51 AM
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Posted By VivatHD
Oh, and on the optics cleaning... I learned that...

Oh, and on the optics cleaning... I learned that technique from you a couple yrs ago, in this thread :~)

I didn't take the screen off for this recent cleaning, just removed the rear grille and...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-13-2010, 07:18 AM
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Posted By VivatHD
Actually, the 2nd time I re-did it in DCAM, I...

Actually, the 2nd time I re-did it in DCAM, I skipped Magic Focus Initialize step and just exited DCAM right after the ROM save. It seems to be holding, so far. So there might be something about...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-10-2010, 04:23 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
Thx Bob, I had reconverged using the drift...

Thx Bob,
I had reconverged using the drift resistant method I used with success way back when:

1. Dial in tight 117 pt user convergence, save (select "done")
2. go into DCAM, touch up if...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   11-09-2010, 03:08 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
Been fat dumb and happy awhile, but noticed pic...

Been fat dumb and happy awhile, but noticed pic on my 51F59 needed freshening up so I cleaned the optics, using the trusty Sprayway canned aerosol glass cleaner (amonia free) numerous fluffy paper...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-03-2009, 10:59 AM
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Posted By VivatHD
lordcloud do you mean DLP digital projectors?...

lordcloud do you mean DLP digital projectors? When we went to see Valkryie last week after all the previews there was a promo screen that played that showcased that they were using a DLP projector,...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-02-2009, 09:19 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
Hold down [TV] key, then press [ASPECT] + [9],...

Hold down [TV] key, then press [ASPECT] + [9], then press [STOP] (key w/ square symbol on the VCR/DVD keypad part of remote near bottom). Should get some large green characters on the screen and the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-01-2009, 08:29 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
My formula for drift resistance (convergence): ...

My formula for drift resistance (convergence):

1. I do a tight user 117pt, save.
2. I go into DCAM to verify it there, touchup if need be, save to ROM a few times
3. I initialize Magic Focus...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-27-2008, 09:10 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
Mustang, i think its just the way a particular...

Mustang, i think its just the way a particular movie is shot, or maybe the film. I think the graininess you describe is the grain of the film the movie was shot with, which means your TV is showing...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-25-2008, 01:05 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
So my friend recently got a Samsung LN52A650 LCD...

So my friend recently got a Samsung LN52A650 LCD 52" 1080p set. Pretty certain its a directview not projection. Checked it out last week. I know it sounds like I'm just being loyal to my 51F59, but...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-17-2008, 06:58 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
SinrDavdByGrace, make sure also that your...

SinrDavdByGrace, make sure also that your contrast is set below about 33 or 35 at the highest. Here are settings I found that make my 51F59 look best:

Contrast 30

Brightness 56

Color 40
...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-17-2008, 06:49 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
isf =...

isf = http://www.imagingscience.com/isf-trained.cfm

oil all over? I bet that was coolant. All the tweaks to dial-in your Hitachi 51F59/57/65 whichever you own, can be done by the remote control...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-14-2008, 08:49 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
Quote:Originally Posted by Mustang68...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mustang68 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14079963)

I am definetly slapping...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-12-2008, 07:46 PM
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Posted By VivatHD
I am officially a ******. Fixed my tint issue....

I am officially a ******. Fixed my tint issue. When I went to disco the red and blue component leads to check empirical b/w, I immediately noticed that the component leads weren't in tight. This is...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   06-12-2008, 04:35 AM
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Posted By VivatHD
Quote:Originally Posted by Mr Bob...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mr Bob http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/14065616)

If it has a green cast, get a b/w pattern up there and see if the...
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