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post #6061 of 30263
Turbe:

Does ControlCAL work for the 141FD now? I have looked at the ControlCAL website and it appears that it's not there yet. Please let me and all the other 141FD owners know.

Thanks!
post #6062 of 30263
Metal Gear Solid 4 is SOOO SICK on the KURO!!!

Just needed to get that out!
post #6063 of 30263
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Originally Posted by corpfan1 View Post

Metal Gear Solid 4 is SOOO SICK on the KURO!!!

Just needed to get that out!

Sorry to be a doof, but is that the game with the Snake guy? If so, my son plays that one and yes, it does look pretty amazing. I'm really impressed at how sophisticated the sound mixes have gotten on games these days as well. Sounds like he's watching a movie.
post #6064 of 30263
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Originally Posted by progprog View Post

Sorry to be a doof, but is that the game with the Snake guy? If so, my son plays that one and yes, it does look pretty amazing. I'm really impressed at how sophisticated the sound mixes have gotten on games these days as well. Sounds like he's watching a movie.

Yeah thats the game. A dude name snake wearing a skin tight swim suit running around with a headband.
post #6065 of 30263
Snake Plisken?
post #6066 of 30263
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Originally Posted by Spinner17 View Post

Turbe:

Does ControlCAL work for the 141FD now? I have looked at the ControlCAL website and it appears that it's not there yet. Please let me and all the other 141FD owners know.

Thanks!

Yes, 9G ISFccc Elite Monitor v0.2 Display Profile is available though not listed on the site yet.

I changed the default wait-for setting in this Profile to 200ms, making Refresh and (and exiting the ISFccc Interface) nearly 2x faster. Note: Many change this to 200 in their ControlCAL.ini file for the other Pioneer ISFccc Display Profiles as well (they are set to 400ms by default).

Works well on this 141, I may change it back to 400ms and release v0.3 of the Display Profile Set, not sure yet.
post #6067 of 30263
I've set my new 151 to D-Nice's recommended settings for someone not using the break in slides/DVD.

Some TV programming looks a little dull in Pure mode with D-Nice's settings, and although not accurate, some programming looks better in one of the other picture modes.

Is there any danger to the set, when new or ever, using one of the other picture modes? Any modes I should completely avoid, not because of accuracy, but because it could damage the screen over time?

Thanks.
post #6068 of 30263
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Originally Posted by punksterz626 View Post

tried that...didnt work. They said their cost was 2700 something....oh well, at least i tried.

Surprised it didn't work. Sorry guy but like you said you at least gave it a shot. I guess you gotta flash the cash and talk the talk at the same time. Did you give them the old "Look man I know what you said you want but I got this 2 right here and you got that USED thing over there. We just exchange packages and the deal is done. I take this worry off your hands and you make that money....blah blah blah"?
post #6069 of 30263
I'm done with TVs that use light engines.

In June 2006, I bought a Sony KDS-R60XBR1--with extended warranty. It quickly developed the infamous "green blob" problem, so Magnolia took it back and gave me a Mitsubishi 65831 DLP set in its place--also with extended warranty. That set's light engine had to be replaced 3 times due to the "halo effect" (blooming) problem. And the fourth light engine has now also failed, so they have given me a store credit which I have used towards the purchase of the Pro-151FD. They will be at my house next Saturday to pick up the Mitsubishi and deliver the Pioneer.

An extended warranty is a good idea, folks. So is buying from a quality retailer, such as Magnolia.
post #6070 of 30263
45ftL in ISF Night? What was the contrast set at to achieve this? Are you using this mode mainly for daytime viewing? Also is it for HD content or SD content?


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Originally Posted by darita View Post

Just had my 151 calibrated in ISFccc modes by David Abrams. Great guy. I had previously had the set calibrated in Pure mode. Once David was done, I could immediately see the difference. In a direct comparison, ISFNight has the pop that I was hoping to see. I guess the 45 ftL in ISF mode helps achieve that. To my untrained eye, I can see a difference in contrast, detail and brightness. The blacks are blacker without losing detail and the whites are whiter without clipping. The picture looks crisper, but not unnatural. To me, Pure mode had a washed out look. So far, I'm happy with what I see. Now all I have to do is find the time to sit down and really watch this thing.
post #6071 of 30263
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Originally Posted by sourcery View Post

I'm done with TVs that use light engines.

In June 2006, I bought a Sony KDS-R60XBR1--with extended warranty. It quickly developed the infamous "green blob" problem, so Magnolia took it back and gave me a Mitsubishi 65831 DLP set in its place--also with extended warranty. That set's light engine had to be replaced 3 times due to the "halo effect" (blooming) problem. And the fourth light engine has now also failed, so they have given me a store credit which I have used towards the purchase of the Pro-151FD. They will be at my house next Saturday to pick up the Mitsubishi and deliver the Pioneer.

An extended warranty is a good idea, folks. So is buying from a quality retailer, such as Magnolia.

Hey Sourcery remember me from the mits boards? Welcome to the family of Kuro. You are soon to own the best tv ever made. Congrads!
post #6072 of 30263
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Originally Posted by PARASITE View Post

Hey Sourcery remember me from the mits boards?

Sure do. And you were right that a new light engine would only be a temporary fix. But I had to have four failures in order to get a store credit for what I paid originally. And by waiting, I get this year's Kuro, instead of last year's :-)
post #6073 of 30263
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Originally Posted by Saturn94 View Post

I've set my new 151 to D-Nice's recommended settings for someone not using the break in slides/DVD.

Some TV programming looks a little dull in Pure mode with D-Nice's settings, and although not accurate, some programming looks better in one of the other picture modes.

Is there any danger to the set, when new or ever, using one of the other picture modes? Any modes I should completely avoid, not because of accuracy, but because it could damage the screen over time?

Thanks.

No danger at all. You can watch it in whatever mode looks best to you. You're not the first person that found Pure Mode with the ref settings kind of dull. I need to juice both the color and the contrast a bit for TV signals or it just looks too drab.
post #6074 of 30263
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Originally Posted by totalownership View Post

Yeah thats the game. A dude name snake wearing a skin tight swim suit running around with a headband.

And his skin tight swim suit does a cool camouflage thing....I know nothing about the game, but I like the music.
post #6075 of 30263
When watching Blu ray movies, What is the best setting ( Pure mode, Movie ect) and should i put it on advanced, smooth optimum? I want to see the most realistic movements. What do you guys recommend for my 151??
post #6076 of 30263
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Originally Posted by progprog View Post

Sure. First try these manufacturer codes:

234
135
393
272

If none of those work, write back with more detailed information on the DVR model and the model of its remote, and we'll take it from there.

I just walked in the door and tried the codes. Unfortunately they didn't work.
post #6077 of 30263
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Originally Posted by platinumpapi View Post

When watching Blu ray movies, What is the best setting ( Pure mode, Movie ect) and should i put it on advanced, smooth optimum? I want to see the most realistic movements. What do you guys recommend for my 151??

Advanced, and Pure. If you don't lik Pure, try Standard.
post #6078 of 30263
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Originally Posted by darita View Post

Just had my 151 calibrated in ISFccc modes by David Abrams. Great guy. I had previously had the set calibrated in Pure mode. Once David was done, I could immediately see the difference. In a direct comparison, ISFNight has the pop that I was hoping to see. I guess the 45 ftL in ISF mode helps achieve that. To my untrained eye, I can see a difference in contrast, detail and brightness. The blacks are blacker without losing detail and the whites are whiter without clipping. The picture looks crisper, but not unnatural. To me, Pure mode had a washed out look. So far, I'm happy with what I see. Now all I have to do is find the time to sit down and really watch this thing.

Hello darita,

Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure meeting you and working on your display. I am thrilled to hear that you are enjoying it! Hopefully, you can find some time to sit down and enjoy in the near future.

Good Pictures!

Dave
post #6079 of 30263
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Originally Posted by Gixxer1 View Post

45ftL in ISF Night? What was the contrast set at to achieve this? Are you using this mode mainly for daytime viewing? Also is it for HD content or SD content?

I'm using ISFNight for both day and night viewing, although I did have Day mode calibrated as well just in case I wanted it. I don't know what the contrast is set at to achieve this, however HD and SD looks better than it did in calibrated Pure mode.
post #6080 of 30263
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Originally Posted by NYC Guy View Post

I just walked in the door and tried the codes. Unfortunately they didn't work.

Don't get discouraged...we're not done yet! Can you tell me the specific model numbers of your DVR and its remote? Also, have you tried learning the commands yet?
post #6081 of 30263
I personally prefer Optimum in general for movies...however, I recently calibrated a "sick" SPORTS mode and now use it almost exclusively.

To each his own!

Quote:
Originally Posted by platinumpapi View Post

When watching Blu ray movies, What is the best setting ( Pure mode, Movie ect) and should i put it on advanced, smooth optimum? I want to see the most realistic movements. What do you guys recommend for my 151??
post #6082 of 30263
I can understand wanting to use a mode that gives a lot more pop, but one thing that I cannot stand about Optimum is an un-defeat-able edge enhancement being added to the picture. That is by far one of the biggest mistakes I think Pioneer made with that mode. Other than that, I could see it being a really appealing mode.
post #6083 of 30263
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Originally Posted by Aetherhole View Post

I can understand wanting to use a mode that gives a lot more pop, but one thing that I cannot stand about Optimum is an un-defeat-able edge enhancement being added to the picture. That is by far one of the biggest mistakes I think Pioneer made with that mode. Other than that, I could see it being a really appealing mode.

And the sound parameters can't be adjusted either! Not that I use this mode but it should have been made far more flexible than it is...just in case...

-THTS
post #6084 of 30263
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Originally Posted by progprog View Post

Don't get discouraged...we're not done yet! Can you tell me the specific model numbers of your DVR and its remote? Also, have you tried learning the commands yet?

I really appreciate your help on this as it is really frustrating.

I have a Motorola 3416 HD DVR and a Synergy V model # RC-U62CDR remote that RCN cable gives out for all of their HD boxes.

I tried the "Point and Press" function on the remote where you automatically find the correct command without using the numbered codes they give to you. This last step I did with a tech support person from RCN on the phone who didn't help at all.

By the way, the numbers in the brochure that comes with the remote for Pioneer are 111, 144 & 383.
post #6085 of 30263
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Originally Posted by NYC Guy View Post

Well I turned the "Big 60" this month and that Kuro 111FD I picked up was my gift for that big day. Perhaps Pioneer should offer discounts if you buy their products on your birthday.

pioneer is offering $500. off of the cost to the dealers on the 111 and 5020 if purchased thru 9/30...maybe longer.
alan in cc,tx
post #6086 of 30263
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Originally Posted by alanl715 View Post

pioneer is offering $500. off of the cost to the dealers on the 111 and 5020 if purchased thru 9/30...maybe longer.
alan in cc,tx

that sounds great. is that a recent offering?

I guess it is time to pull the trigger on a 111fd.

Can someone please pm me a dealer with competitive pricing?
do magnolia stores offer discounts from their pricing on the web?

Thanks
post #6087 of 30263
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Originally Posted by TrebleVsBass View Post

that sounds great. is that a recent offering?

I guess it is time to pull the trigger on a 111fd.

Can someone please pm me a dealer with competitive pricing?
do magnolia stores offer discounts from their pricing on the web?

Thanks

This has actually been discussed around here before. It runs at least through the end of October (probably longer), it's $1000 off the 111, and yes, Magnolia is offering this pricing. (My guess is that pretty much any dealer is, since it comes from Pioneer.)
post #6088 of 30263
Man!

Tonight is the Night!!!

This is One of the big reasons I love having my 151.

Tonight what I consider to be the best television show in history starts its season.

I am not sure if you guys watch it but Dexter season 3 starts tonight on showtimeHD.

I am ready for the new season to start.

This show is da shiznit



I can't imagine how great it will look on the 9G elite!
post #6089 of 30263
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Originally Posted by chadmak09 View Post

Man!

Tonight is the Night!!!

This is One of the big reasons I love having my 151.

Tonight what I consider to be the best television show in history starts its season.

I am not sure if you guys watch it but Dexter season 3 starts tonight on showtimeHD.

I am ready for the new season to start.

This show is da shiznit



I can't imagine how great it will look on the 9G elite!

You are correct as this is one of my favorite shows offered on cable. I only have 75 hours logged in my 111FD's breakin period. Will I appreciate the blood splatter as much as someone that is past that point?
post #6090 of 30263
Quote:
Originally Posted by sourcery View Post

I'm done with TVs that use light engines.

In June 2006, I bought a Sony KDS-R60XBR1--with extended warranty. It quickly developed the infamous "green blob" problem, so Magnolia took it back and gave me a Mitsubishi 65831 DLP set in its place--also with extended warranty. That set's light engine had to be replaced 3 times due to the "halo effect" (blooming) problem. And the fourth light engine has now also failed, so they have given me a store credit which I have used towards the purchase of the Pro-151FD. They will be at my house next Saturday to pick up the Mitsubishi and deliver the Pioneer.

An extended warranty is a good idea, folks. So is buying from a quality retailer, such as Magnolia.

Sourcery, I also had a Mits. 65831 and I remember you from that forum. Heck I think I even used some of your video setting suggestions. I think you are going to be delighted with the P/Q in comparison to the Mitsubishi, atleast I was. The biggest difference to me was in the blacks the Mits. looked washed out in comparison.
Mike
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