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post #3001 of 7895
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Originally Posted by Franco240 View Post

Driod6 - do any of these Cuts and Drives affect brightness or contrast? Or are they strictly just color adjustments.

Thanks for input.

They only affect brightness level not necessarily adversely but changing G-CUT will move the brightness level of the low-end of the greyscale.

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Originally Posted by HIMS View Post

Droid, should I reset to my original settings and then follow your new ones? Also, are these for Cinema and what are your settings at after the offets? (contrast, color, brightness, tint, etc....)

Yes definitely start at YOUR original values and apply the new offsets. These new offsets are for each of the three color temps, I believe you press the 7 button on the remote to switch between color temps in the service menu.

My other settings using these offsets are as follows:

Contrast +68
Brightness +63
Color +40
Tint +8
Sharpness +24
C.A.T.S. Off
Video NR Off
MPEG NR Off
Black Level Light
HD-Size 2 for blu-ray and 1 for everything else.
post #3002 of 7895
Here is what CNET says in the FAQ on adjustments.....but I have gone in the SM with past models and suspect I will when my 58S1 is broken in.

My TV's user-menu adjustments are inadequate. Can you tell me what adjustments to make to the service menu?
Nope. We no longer use the service menu--which is a hidden menu used by manufacturers and professional calibrators, and accessible typically via a secret code--in our calibrations. We recommend against users accessing this menu as well, since accessing a service menu can void the TV's warranty and one wrong move can brick a TV (trust us on that one). That's also why we harp on available picture settings in our TV reviews, and laud TVs that have detailed settings for things like color temperature.
post #3003 of 7895
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Originally Posted by Droid6 View Post

OK here are my complete offsets for each color temp. I recommend that if you used my old values to switch to these and definitely switch if you are going to change all 3 color temps (these reason you should switch if you already used my last settings is because changing the G-CUT affects brightness level at the low end and my last offsets did not account for that). Make sure you apply the offsets to both SD and HD color matrix's. Pull out you're calibration disc and calibrate your brightness levels after you input these offsets (if you don't have a calibration disc there's a free one HERE).

The values are listed in this order: Before-After (Offset)

Warm D65
R-CUT 80-80 (0)
G-CUT 80-81 (+1)
B-CUT 80-80 (0)
R-DRV F8-FF (+7)
G-DRV F3-DB (-24)
B-DRV 9E-A4 (+6)

Normal D75
R-CUT 80-82 (+2)
G-CUT 80-80 (0)
B-CUT 80-7F (-1)
R-DRV F4-FF (+11)
G-DRV EB-EB (0)
B-DRV D2-C8 (-11)

Cool 9300k
R-CUT 80-81 (+1)
G-CUT 80-80 (0)
B-CUT 80-82 (+2)
R-DRV F3-FC (+9)
G-DRV F0-F0 (0)
B-DRV FC-F0 (-12)

Droid6... when inputting these offsets in the Service Menu, should the picture mode be set to Custom?
post #3004 of 7895
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Originally Posted by redwolf4k View Post

So I finally decided I would go into the SM, and make the changes. I used Droid6's Warm offsets (and cinema mode), and I have to say, you did an awesome awesome job Droid6. I was very hesitant to go into the SM and mess around, but I followed your settings with click counts (some of my default settings were slightly different then yours) and the results are outstanding.

Ive thrown a few blu rays in, played a few games, and watched some HD tv and the settings are the most true to life Ive seen on the tv yet.

Two Thumbs up.

My color and tint are slightly different,

my color is 36 and tint is +5. Not a big deal.


I'm really impressed though. Didn't realize how bad the green push was until it was fixed.

Thanks!

Can't seem to find the official G10 thread...

Driod6, I have been trying the new offsets and calibration between cinema mode, and custom mode. There is some sort of change in black or gamma between the two. the best way to see it is on a black suite on a man on tv, like a football pre-game show. Going back and forth from custom and cinema (or cinema and game) with both modes calibrated, you will see that black suites tend to show up a bit better on cinema mode, and on custom/game, they seem to be a bit more jet black.

Which is correct??
post #3005 of 7895
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Originally Posted by dmatukian View Post

Droid6... when inputting these offsets in the Service Menu, should the picture mode be set to Custom?

It doesn't matter if you change it for one it will change it for all.
post #3006 of 7895
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Originally Posted by redwolf4k View Post

Driod6, did I have been trying the new offsets and calibration between cinema mode, and custom mode. There is some sort of change in black of gamma between the two. the best way to see it is on a black suite on a man on tv, like a football pre-game show. Going back and forth from custom and cinema (or cinema and game) with bothy modes calibrated, you will see that black suites tend to show up a bit better on cinema mode, and on custom/game, they seem to be a bit more jet black.

Which is correct??

I've only briefly messed with the custom mode and I think the gamma is higher in custom and Cinema is closer to 2.2 which is what I prefer. I don't want say which gamma setting I think is proper because I've seen many a fights over that subject here on AVS.
post #3007 of 7895
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Originally Posted by Droid6 View Post

I've only briefly messed with the custom mode and I think the gamma is higher in custom and Cinema is closer to 2.2 which is what I prefer. I don't want say which gamma setting I think is proper because I've seen many a fights over that subject here on AVS.

Thanks. I tried that gamma test on pixar films THX calibrator....the one where you "squint" away the grey boxes inside the different colored bars. Both cinema and custom had very close results, with cinema maybe performing slightly better.

Your report showed 2.18 gamma on cinema mode with your offset and calibration, and thats good enough for me.


Thanks.
post #3008 of 7895
Nobody can post pics of their set? I want to see how the set looks at home, there have been very little amount of pics of this set in people's homes compared the other threads.
post #3009 of 7895
Did you see Jborch's pictures of the dark knight blu-ray, using Droid6's offsets and calibration:





Its really hard to get good pictures of a tv, and preserve the actually look of the calibration, but I think these came out really well.
post #3010 of 7895
My new set has came. Put in the new ice age blue ray. WOW this looked great just out of the box. I'll read up and see what else I can do but so far I'm very happy.
post #3011 of 7895
Hey guys, how do you enter the SM?? I'm going to e-mail my buddy Droid's settings for the SM and have him use Cinema-Normal settings but I/he doesn't know how to get into the SM. I'd look but I gotta be at work in 30 mins. Thanks!


PS- Should the tv be off while entering the SM?
post #3012 of 7895
Just entered sm for first time, trying to enter droids offsets. When arriving at Rdrv, the offset shows +7. However, mine starts at FF. The vol+ wont do anything, just the vol-. It is as if it is at the end of the adjustment limit. What to do? Just leave it unchanged? Please help!
post #3013 of 7895
I am a little confused about the 58s1 blacks? I can get a good deal on the 58s1 but I may pass on it if the blacks are not much better the LCD blacks.
post #3014 of 7895
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Originally Posted by bulkhead72 View Post

Hey folks. I recently purchased a P50G10 - very pleased with it thus far. I own an old XBOX 360 (without HDMI) and am currently playing it via the VGA cable. Can I get 1080p this way, or is it only possible via component and HDMI? I plan on upgrading to a 360 with HDMI (to get the optimal sound and PQ), but, at the moment, am I missing out on PQ by using the VGA cable on the G10? Thanks!

P.S. Also, I am assuming that the G10 supports 1080p over VGA. Am I correct?

Anyone?
post #3015 of 7895
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Originally Posted by Droid6 View Post

OK here are my complete offsets for each color temp. I recommend that if you used my old values to switch to these and definitely switch if you are going to change all 3 color temps (these reason you should switch if you already used my last settings is because changing the G-CUT affects brightness level at the low end and my last offsets did not account for that). Make sure you apply the offsets to both SD and HD color matrix's. Pull out you're calibration disc and calibrate your brightness levels after you input these offsets (if you don't have a calibration disc there's a free one HERE).

The values are listed in this order: Before-After (Offset)

Warm D65
R-CUT 80-80 (0)
G-CUT 80-81 (+1)
B-CUT 80-80 (0)
R-DRV F8-FF (+7)
G-DRV F3-DB (-24)
B-DRV 9E-A4 (+6)

Normal D75
R-CUT 80-82 (+2)
G-CUT 80-80 (0)
B-CUT 80-7F (-1)
R-DRV F4-FF (+11)
G-DRV EB-EB (0)
B-DRV D2-C8 (-11)

Cool 9300k
R-CUT 80-81 (+1)
G-CUT 80-80 (0)
B-CUT 80-82 (+2)
R-DRV F3-FC (+9)
G-DRV F0-F0 (0)
B-DRV FC-F0 (-12)

Under WARM D65, why the sudden increase in the red drive? Your last settings had RDrv unchanged.
post #3016 of 7895
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Originally Posted by bulkhead72 View Post

Anyone?

hey bulkhead, the xbox will put out 1080p through vga but the tv has a maximum resolution of 1366x768 through vga. bu ive hooked my xbox using hdmi, component, 1080i ans 1080p and i cant tell a difference
post #3017 of 7895
Hey Droid6, tkx for your new settings. Seriously, they are better than your first one. I just applied warm and normal settings and both look excellent. Currently using normal mode since it looks more natural to me. Good job my friend !!!
post #3018 of 7895
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Originally Posted by redwolf4k View Post

Under WARM D65, why the sudden increase in the red drive? Your last settings had RDrv unchanged.

That was the first calibration I had done and subsequently I found it was better to adjust the red and blue cuts and drives to minimize errors in green but I hit the ceiling on my red drives so then I had to adjust green drive also. Cuts and drives play off each other so you can see trying to maintain the position of my green cut didn't allow for subtraction of the red and blue cuts which were higher in my last offsets are offset by the changes in the drives.
post #3019 of 7895
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Originally Posted by stooby View Post

Just entered sm for first time, trying to enter droids offsets. When arriving at Rdrv, the offset shows +7. However, mine starts at FF. The vol+ wont do anything, just the vol-. It is as if it is at the end of the adjustment limit. What to do? Just leave it unchanged? Please help!

I'll go back in and do some work in the next few days and see what affect using the all drives setting in SM has and see if you can lower the ceiling of your red drive.
post #3020 of 7895
hey guys, i can see what appears to be diagonal lines on my screen, mostly noticeable on a white parts of the screen. i thought its was the signal but i see it on, cable, xbox, blu-ray. its not a huge issue but it is annoying. anyone know what it may be? i have been in the service menu, is there something i could have accidentally changed?
post #3021 of 7895
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Originally Posted by Droid6 View Post

I'll go back in and do some work in the next few days and see what affect using the all drives setting in SM has and see if you can lower the ceiling of your red drive.

Droid6,

I'm not quite sure to keep your first calibration results in my list (see my sig), or to add the newer one, or to keep both. Or should I remove your entry and leave just a holding place until you get a final report? What do you recommend?

On another subject -- gamma. The shape of the gamma curve is more important than the average value. An average gamma value can be 2.22, for example, and look terrible because the value at 10% is 1.11 and at 90% is 3.33. A nice flat gamma is what is desired and on the Panasonics that don't have a gamma control, the only way to vary it is by using different picture modes. Therefore, it would be helpful, for each calibrated mode, if you include a report showing the associated gamma curve.

Finally, for this post anyway , Panasonic recommends a maximum value of FCh for any DRV.

Larry
post #3022 of 7895
Droid, I ran into the same thing where my R- DRV is maxed out pretty much already at FF and FE for warm and normal......looks good, just wondering what the correct course of action is...
post #3023 of 7895
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Originally Posted by LarryInRI View Post

Droid6,

I'm not quite sure to keep your first calibration results in my list (see my sig), or to add the newer one, or to keep both. Or should I remove your entry and leave just a holding place until you get a final report? What do you recommend?

On another subject -- gamma. The shape of the gamma curve is more important than the average value. An average gamma value can be 2.22, for example, and look terrible because the value at 10% is 1.11 and at 90% is 3.33. A nice flat gamma is what is desired and on the Panasonics that don't have a gamma control, the only way to vary it is by using different picture modes. Therefore, it would be helpful, for each calibrated mode, if you include a report showing the associated gamma curve.

Finally, for this post anyway , Panasonic recommends a maximum value of FCh for any DRV.

Larry

I'm going to go back in and see what I can do with the all drive setting in the SM to alleviate hitting the ceiling on there drives so there will be more settings to come (I thought I was done ). Yeah when I test for gamma I get a drop at around 70 and a spike at 90 IRE but the rest is quite close to 2.2. Do you think there is anything I can do about the drop and spike in the gamma? You can't see the variance on the curve diagram just the flat line diagram.
post #3024 of 7895
What exactly does "green push" mean. I went and saw the S1 at the store today and saw no green
post #3025 of 7895
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Originally Posted by Droid6 View Post

I'm going to go back in and see what I can do with the all drive setting in the SM to alleviate hitting the ceiling on there drives so there will be more settings to come (I thought I was done ). Yeah when I test for gamma I get a drop at around 70 and a spike at 90 IRE but the rest is quite close to 2.2. Do you think there is anything I can do about the drop and spike in the gamma? You can't see the variance on the curve diagram just the flat line diagram.

Those small variations in your gamma curve are normal and will not have any deleterious consequences on the picture quality. I think the words 'spike' and 'drop' are a bit harsh. It's more like just small deviations.

Okay. I'll wait until you post the final calibration before I make a change to the list.

Larry
post #3026 of 7895
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Originally Posted by LarryInRI View Post

I think the words 'spike' and 'drop' are a bit harsh. It's more like just small deviations.

Yeah they don't seem that bad to me but that's just best way I could describe them.
post #3027 of 7895
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Originally Posted by lambo172008 View Post

hey bulkhead, the xbox will put out 1080p through vga but the tv has a maximum resolution of 1366x768 through vga. bu ive hooked my xbox using hdmi, component, 1080i ans 1080p and i cant tell a difference

Many thanks!
post #3028 of 7895
How are the blacks on the 58S1? How is the light level? I’m looking at a 58’’ and the 58v10 is about $1000 so just wondering if it’s worth it.
post #3029 of 7895
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Originally Posted by strider88 View Post

How are the blacks on the 58S1? How is the light level? I'm looking at a 58'' and the 58v10 is about $1000 so just wondering if it's worth it.

No matter what I do, I can't seem to achieve the light level that the G10 can achieve. I have a 50s1, father in law has a 54g10, and there is quite a difference. When both sets were calibrated, reguardless of picture mode, sm settings, or calibraiton, the G10 simply looks brighter. (not brightness, light output i suppose).

As I said when I first got the S1, back on page 93, the S1 just seems dark, no matter what I do.
post #3030 of 7895
Droid6, i think your original warm settings look better then the new ones. I feel like the new ones look too red. Does that make sense?
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