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post #31 of 6955
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Originally Posted by jbrady3324 View Post

I have a tivo, xbox 360 and a ps3 all hooked up through a receiver. Currently when playing PS3 and Xbox games I have to switch the kuro to rgb (16-235) mode to get the correct black levels. Then when I switch back to the tivo, I have to switch the kuro back to auto mode.

Since all sources are hooked up to the receiver, it makes things a bit complicated. Anyone in a similar situation and has developed a workaround?

I wish you could assign the input mode (auto, ycc, rgb) to a resolution

I'm still learning about all of the settings and what they do, but tonite, when watching Entourage on HBO std definition, I noticed that the credits, which were black, were not very black. The black had a glow to it. Is this the same issue you are describing?

I believe I used the PS3 recommended settings, but think I may be running into the same issue, potentially having to switch settings when watching TV.

Can I harmony remote fix this issue?
post #32 of 6955
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Originally Posted by bodosom View Post

What exactly is the issue?

on the same wall, he has (4) 26" screens for his work. Whenever he is a conference call, he turns off the big screen

Then she should get him a 101 (or 141).

That is a wonderful thought. I will recommend your suggestion.
post #33 of 6955
I'm told there is an extensive discussion of the ps3 settings in the ps3 thread. I had some challenges myself.
post #34 of 6955
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Originally Posted by bellaroxio View Post

That is a wonderful thought. I will recommend your suggestion.

Regard the on/off issue. My question is: Why do you think frequent on/off cycles are an issue or a problem?
post #35 of 6955
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Originally Posted by Tim McCune View Post

I'm told there is an extensive discussion of the ps3 settings in the ps3 thread.

There's a link to the video portion of the PS3 FAQ in the FAQ.

There's also a nice walk-through of format choices in the video chain in the Oppo BDP-83 FAQ.
post #36 of 6955
How long do you guys think it will take until the KRP-500M is sold out everywhere? I've heard some resellers on the forum say that they'll run out during this month. I've really got to order mine tomorrow.
post #37 of 6955
To Get Geared up for a KRP-600. We just got the Ekornes Granada 3 Seat High Back Tilting Sofa with Vanilla Leather and Blond Wood and the Salamander Low 12 inch High Quad in Black so we do not have to look at components.

Got to do it right and get stuff that lasts 10 Years+

Enjoy everyone

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Originally Posted by bellaroxio View Post

My next door neighbor came over to check out the Ekornes chairs. When she saw my 600M (not even calibrated!), she wanted one for her husband office. The issue is he turns on and off his TV over a dozen times a day (home-office).
Given this pattern, would you recommend the 600M, or which alternatives?
Sadly, his eyes or ears are not in the videophile and audiophile club. But his wife wants him to have the best. Thanks in advance.
post #38 of 6955
KRP-600 here. I'm starting day 2 of the 6-day evangelo2 DVD break-in. I just hope it won't harm my new-out-of-the-box Oppo BDP-83.
post #39 of 6955
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Originally Posted by amheck View Post

I'm still learning about all of the settings and what they do, but tonite, when watching Entourage on HBO std definition, I noticed that the credits, which were black, were not very black. The black had a glow to it. Is this the same issue you are describing?

I believe I used the PS3 recommended settings, but think I may be running into the same issue, potentially having to switch settings when watching TV.

Can I harmony remote fix this issue?

Is it possible to program a harmony remote to flip back and forth between RGB and Auto for input mode on the kuro?
post #40 of 6955
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Originally Posted by (W)KRP View Post

KRP-600 here. I'm starting day 2 of the 6-day evangelo2 DVD break-in. I just hope it won't harm my new-out-of-the-box Oppo BDP-83.


Have you mounted yours already? My 500M is still sitting in it's styrofoam box since I'm waiting on my swivel mount to be delivered. Too bad a few vents are blocked off by styrofoam else I'd have started the break in process with the TV still in the box. I did plug it into my comcast HD box today to give it a test run and it looked great! Can't wait to get everything setup.
post #41 of 6955
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Originally Posted by MICHAELSD View Post

How long do you guys think it will take until the KRP-500M is sold out everywhere? I've heard some resellers on the forum say that they'll run out during this month. I've really got to order mine tomorrow.

Nobody could speculate or verify except the powers of Pioneer who know how much inventory is available nationwide. The key in retail is always supply vs. demand and recent events have created quite a demand for the 500m and 600m. I would be amazed if supply lasted only a month, really amazed as but weirder things have happened. Sometimes the hype is just that- HYPE!!!
post #42 of 6955
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Originally Posted by jbrady3324 View Post

Is it possible to program a harmony remote to flip back and forth between RGB and Auto for input mode on the kuro?

I believe it is, you just have to go in a set up the special commands for the source setting you want it to transition to, you may also want to program a delay outside of your normal setup so the command registers with the TV. EX. Harmony One you press BluRay the input on the TV goes to Input 5, the AVR to DVD setting, and the Bluray player is powered on... you want to program an extra request to scroll the RGB setting to Auto. The problem is going to be when you transition back to another setting you have to rotate and program it once more to do so... I find it easier just to find the screen button under devices for TV and press it twice. sorry for the length and any confusion therein.
post #43 of 6955
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Originally Posted by bodosom View Post

There's a link to the video portion of the PS3 FAQ in the FAQ.

There's also a nice walk-through of format choices in the video chain in the Oppo BDP-83 FAQ.

Nicely done.
post #44 of 6955
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Originally Posted by elite-home View Post

I believe it is, you just have to go in a set up the special commands for the source setting you want it to transition to, you may also want to program a delay outside of your normal setup so the command registers with the TV. EX. Harmony One you press BluRay the input on the TV goes to Input 5, the AVR to DVD setting, and the Bluray player is powered on... you want to program an extra request to scroll the RGB setting to Auto. The problem is going to be when you transition back to another setting you have to rotate and program it once more to do so... I find it easier just to find the screen button under devices for TV and press it twice. sorry for the length and any confusion therein.

Are you implying there is a "shortcut" to do this with the kuro remote?
post #45 of 6955
bodosom very nice FAQ! Thanks for the shot out too.
post #46 of 6955
Pioneer lists discrete screen size changing commands for the "other" monitors. Does anyone have those commands working with a universal remote? I don't use them but if they work I'd like to get the codes.
post #47 of 6955
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Originally Posted by jbrady3324 View Post

Are you implying there is a "shortcut" to do this with the kuro remote?

No, sorry read over the response you can go into the TV device section of your Harmony 1 and then click "menu" then scroll to inputs and change from there. Never have to pick up the Pioneer remote at all, just Harmony. FYI- the button at the lower right labeled "e" is basically the same as the select button on the Pioneer remote. Sorry for the miscommunication, no malice intended.
post #48 of 6955
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Originally Posted by jbrady3324 View Post

I have a tivo, xbox 360 and a ps3 all hooked up through a receiver. Currently when playing PS3 and Xbox games I have to switch the kuro to rgb (16-235) mode to get the correct black levels. Then when I switch back to the tivo, I have to switch the kuro back to auto mode.

Try exactly this:

Device Setting
KRP HDMI Input Signal Type Auto
Xbox 360 (assume NXE update) HDMI Colorspace=RGB; Reference Level=Expanded (0-255)
PS3 Video Settings (BD) "Y Pb / Cb Pr / Cr"
PS3 Display Settings(Games) RGB Full (0-255)
Tivo Locked at YCbCr

In theory, games are RGB 0-255. If we set the Xbox and the PS3 to output game graphics in RGB 0-255, the KRP's Auto mode will always recognize RGB as RGB 0-255 - which would then be correct in this case. KRP's auto mode will also switch correctly to the Tivo's YCbCr output. And, since the PS3 is also a BD player which (theoretically) can be set separately from the Game ("Display") setting, the KRP should switch correctly to the PS3's BD YCbCr output.
post #49 of 6955
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Originally Posted by elite-home View Post

No, sorry read over the response you can go into the TV device section of your Harmony 1 and then click "menu" then scroll to inputs and change from there. Never have to pick up the Pioneer remote at all, just Harmony. FYI- the button at the lower right labeled "e" is basically the same as the select button on the Pioneer remote. Sorry for the miscommunication, no malice intended.

No problem at all. I appreciate the help. So, if I understand correctly, with the harmony I can program the remote to switch back and forth between auto and rgb (16-235)? Further, could I create a "game mode" with the harmony that will switch the kuro to full screen mode and rgb mode with a press of button? If the answer is yes, I will be purchasing a remote right away
post #50 of 6955
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Originally Posted by jbrady3324 View Post

No problem at all. I appreciate the help. So, if I understand correctly, with the harmony I can program the remote to switch back and forth between auto and rgb (16-235)? Further, could I create a "game mode" with the harmony that will switch the kuro to full screen mode and rgb mode with a press of button? If the answer is yes, I will be purchasing a remote right away

You can program the Harmony to do these manually by you, not automatically. You might be able to program to switch to full screen but I do not believe you can alter the RGB settings without manual assistance. I will try and see what happens.
post #51 of 6955
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Originally Posted by jdbimmer View Post

Try exactly this:

Device Setting
KRP HDMI Input Signal Type Auto
Xbox 360 (assume NXE update) HDMI Colorspace=RGB; Reference Level=Expanded (0-255)
PS3 Video Settings (BD) "Y Pb / Cb Pr / Cr"
PS3 Display Settings(Games) RGB Full (0-255)
Tivo Locked at YCbCr

In theory, games are RGB 0-255. If we set the Xbox and the PS3 to output game graphics in RGB 0-255, the KRP's Auto mode will always recognize RGB as RGB 0-255 - which would then be correct in this case. KRP's auto mode will also switch correctly to the Tivo's YCbCr output. And, since the PS3 is also a BD player which (theoretically) can be set separately from the Game ("Display") setting, the KRP should switch correctly to the PS3's BD YCbCr output.

That is my current set up. With Xbox using RGB/expanded, I have to switch the Kuro to use RGB (16-235) to get the correct black levels. Should this not be the case?
post #52 of 6955
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Originally Posted by jbrady3324 View Post

That is my current set up. With Xbox using RGB/expanded, I have to switch the Kuro to use RGB (16-235) to get the correct black levels. Should this not be the case?

That shouldn't be the case, but... Is the Xbox the only issue with this setup this way? Is it with games or do you have HD-DVD too? If everything else works accept Xbox, try the setting it first to RGB Intermediate. If that's not good, set it to YCbCr 709 too, and leave everything else they way I said earlier.
post #53 of 6955
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Originally Posted by 5150Joker View Post

Have you mounted yours already? My 500M is still sitting in it's styrofoam box since I'm waiting on my swivel mount to be delivered. Too bad a few vents are blocked off by styrofoam else I'd have started the break in process with the TV still in the box. I did plug it into my comcast HD box today to give it a test run and it looked great! Can't wait to get everything setup.


what kind of swivel stand did you get ? can you PM the model of the stand etc. - where you got it and how much it cost you ?

thanks
post #54 of 6955
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Originally Posted by jdbimmer View Post

That shouldn't be the case, but... Is the Xbox the only issue with this setup this way? Is it with games or do you have HD-DVD too? If everything else works accept Xbox, try the setting it first to RGB Intermediate. If that's not good, set it to YCbCr 709 too, and leave everything else they way I said earlier.

Yeah the Xbox game seems to be the issue ( not usng hd-dvd ). I have not played a game with the PS3 yet to see if it runs into the same issue. I thought the issue with the KRP is it cannot auto pick up RGB 0-255 signals correctly..
post #55 of 6955
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Originally Posted by 5150Joker View Post

Have you mounted yours already? My 500M is still sitting in it's styrofoam box since I'm waiting on my swivel mount to be delivered. Too bad a few vents are blocked off by styrofoam else I'd have started the break in process with the TV still in the box. I did plug it into my comcast HD box today to give it a test run and it looked great! Can't wait to get everything setup.

Hi Joker,

I have mine off the styrofoam (to get at the remote sensor) and on a carpeted floor in the bedroom, leaning back against a chair as the break-in runs. I have my wall mount boxed in the same room, but I won't put it on the wall until after the break-in. I'm using the shipping box to block the light and heat from my bed. It'll go in the adjacent room for an install. I'll also get a contractor to price an additional air duct to the room to compensate for all the heat that baby's putting out.
post #56 of 6955
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Originally Posted by jbrady3324 View Post

Yeah the Xbox game seems to be the issue ( not usng hd-dvd ). I have not played a game with the PS3 yet to see if it runs into the same issue. I thought the issue with the KRP is it cannot auto pick up RGB 0-255 signals correctly..

That doesn't makes sense as that would mean that the Xbox Expand (0-255) ouput needs a display set to 16-235. Are you positive the XBox is set to Expanded? In any case, Game video levels are not the most stringently followed standards. If all your XBox games look wrong with the Xbox set at RGB Expanded (0-255) and the KRP set to Auto (RGB 0-255), then set the Xbox to YCrBr709 and it should all work.
post #57 of 6955
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Originally Posted by jdbimmer View Post

That doesn't makes sense as that would mean that the Xbox Expand (0-255) ouput needs a display set to 16-235. Are you positive the XBox is set to Expanded? In any case, Game video levels are not the most stringently followed standards. If all your XBox games look wrong with the Xbox set at RGB Expanded (0-255) and the KRP set to Auto (RGB 0-255), then set the Xbox to YCrBr709 and it should all work.

I know it is definitely set for Expanded. Halo 3 and Left 4 Dead both need the Kuro to be set on RGB 16-235. I'll take a look tomorrow. Hopefully I have overlooked something.

Do you own an Xbox?
post #58 of 6955
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Originally Posted by expresso712 View Post

what kind of swivel stand did you get ? can you PM the model of the stand etc. - where you got it and how much it cost you ?

thanks


I purchased the Pioneer PDK-1012 swivel stand for $38 off eBay + $25 shipping. The guy was supposed to have shipped it on Monday and it should've been here by now so now I'm hoping it at least gets here by tomorrow.
post #59 of 6955
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Originally Posted by jbrady3324 View Post

I know it is definitely set for Expanded. Halo 3 and Left 4 Dead both need the Kuro to be set on RGB 16-235. I'll take a look tomorrow. Hopefully I have overlooked something.

Do you own an Xbox?

Yes, but mine is hooked up to another plasma display (Panasonic). Try the Xbox YCrBr setting, that has to work.
post #60 of 6955
Howdy... Long time listener second time caller....

I have two questions about my new KRP-500:

1. I am looking into the KRP-WM02 "Ultra Slim Profile Wall Mount". I'm curious if anyone is using this mount and if so does it allow sufficient air movement for proper cooling. Since it is designed by Pioneer I would "assume" they have researched this and it is a non-issue. Any opinions on this? Also the installation instructions show a safety wire used to prevent the display from falling even if it is pulled off the mount. Has anyone installed this backup safety cable? Where did you get the cable and wall hardware?

2. I want to protect my investment so I talked to a few engineer type people at work and one highly recommended buying an 'automatic voltage regulator & surge protector'. He recommended a specific unit that can handle a maximum output power capacity of 1200W. According to my calculations the KRP-500 has a power requirement of 396W. Is this correct? What are others using to protect their new toy? Thanks!
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