Finally got around to setting up my 500M!!
I've spent almost 2 months trying to get this baby into my arms.
Short version of the story: I had been in contact with Roman O about ordering a 500M, but he was running into some trouble trying to snag some. I didn't mind waiting because I had run to the problem of having nothing to hang the monitor on. I ordered a TV stand w/ attached mounting bracket with the understanding (according to the sales rep) that it would fit the 500M, of course it does not. So, being SOL due to bad customer service, I ordered a bracket adapter with the same understanding (sales rep). Of course, it DOES NOT FIT! So I get my power drill and start drilling 4 new holes in the original steel bracket. However, halfway through I realized that steel drill bits won't do a damn thing on steel. So, off to Home Depot for a cobalt/titanium drill bit, it worked. So, I now had the brackets attached to the monitor, but no one home (neighbors, girlfriend, coworker) for another 3 days to help lift and mount it. Then, today the girlfriend arrives and the 500M is NOW in its final position for my enjoyment!
I am currently running the break-in DVD and had a couple of questions:
1. I read a post a while back that there was a black screen fade in/out between color shifts. Is that true? I don't seem to have that going on. Just quick jumps from one shade to another.
2. Are there (a lot) more white/grey screens compared to the color screens. There seems to be around 90 chapters, with the 1st couple being slightly different shades of light grey, and the same for the last couple of chapters.
3. How many chapters should there be?
Or, I guess the better question would be: What rotation of color shades should I be seeing and for how long? I'm planning on following D-Nice's settings to a 'T', so I hope I'm not screwing things up.
Thank you very much for your input, and it feels great to be a Pioneer owner!