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post #2461 of 3040
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

These are older pictures taken before my current settings which are alot better now! (See above - Backlight now dropped to 40)

Thank you! Now on that 2nd pic, the blacks aren't really THAT good are they? Also, how can I get one of those calibration blu-rays, email them? I have DVE, Spears and Munsil, and Wow, but you can never have too much calibration software, hehe.
post #2462 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

Thank you! Now on that 2nd pic, the blacks aren't really THAT good are they? Also, how can I get one of those calibration blu-rays, email them? I have DVE, Spears and Munsil, and Wow, but you can never have too much calibration software, hehe.

Yes, the blacks are black, if the bezel was not glossy you would never see it.
Most all the settings I did were by eye, and I own all those discs. The WOW disc is way off for setting these sets up. You have gotten good advice from p5browne, TheaterChad yet you want more.Try what we gave you, did you order the service remote so you can enter the white balance menu or do you have one? Every one I listed here, myself included has owned this set for over a year now. P5browne had his THX-ISF Professionally calibrated. I will put the picture on mine up against any set in any enviorment. It is that good! I have had people in my home from Best Buy Geek Squad, Ultimate Electronics (gone now) and even SpectraCal refused my challange last year at CES. P5browne can verify this because I had him talk to Jeff Murray at that time President of Spectracal. Bottom line is I hope the set gets there safely and you enjoy it as much as we do!
post #2463 of 3040
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Originally Posted by KONICA TECH View Post

Yes, the blacks are black, if the bezel was not glossy you would never see it.
Most all the settings I did were by eye, and I own all those discs. The WOW disc is way off for setting these sets up. You have gotten good advice from p5browne, TheaterChad yet you want more.Try what we gave you, did you order the service remote so you can enter the white balance menu or do you have one? Every one I listed here, myself included has owned this set for over a year now. P5browne had his THX-ISF Professionally calibrated. I will put the picture on mine up against any set in any enviorment. It is that good! I have had people in my home from Best Buy Geek Squad, Ultimate Electronics (gone now) and even SpectraCal refused my challange last year at CES. P5browne can verify this because I had him talk to Jeff Murray at that time President of Spectracal. Bottom line is I hope the set gets there safely and you enjoy it as much as we do!


You'd even put it up against an Elite or a 929?
post #2464 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

You'd even put it up against an Elite or a 929?

The 929 is very good and probably the closest in my opinion. It is heavily guarded by Sony Sales people here at Fry's. Great picture, blacks and color from straight on, but is it better than my LHX, if it was I would own it!
The Elite possibly has slightly better blacks but the color was way off. But we could blame the Best Buy boys who set it up. People were all sunburnt.
So if they are trying to sell these sets they should have them adjusted properly. It is a known fact on the Elite forum they are waiting for a firmware correction for color problems. There are sets that may look great or just as good but again in my opinion They are not better. And on top of that you have the anti-glare qualities of a Matte Screen!
I do not watch or view my TV in what is called A Home Theater Enviorment.
I watch my TV in the real world. And I do not go by measurments, I go by what I (eye) see.
post #2465 of 3040
Another thing to consider is what the cost is, the owners on the Elite page will tell you this does not matter. CNET stated that although the Elite from what he had heard is outstanding, he would not pick it as set of the year because he felt there was no way it was worth the money.

If you pay 2k or less and are purchasing a top tier set that can display great black levels and outstanding colors, you are making a smart purchase.
What's best? No set is the best for everyone's needs or budget. What matters is what's best for you and I think you made a great choice.
post #2466 of 3040
Just like my previous posts:

With Black Friday getting close, this set could be had for 1500 or even less, who would pay more than double than that for a 929, to say it's that much better......

I looked at the 929 & the new Elites, and with extensive calibrations / settings to my LHX, I find it even commical to say that the Elite is how much better than the LHX for 4k more dollars?, NOPE!
Just to say it's better, sorry, some of us" Regular People " don't get caught up in the Hype ( and we know what I'm talking about ) just like the influence of building a dedicated theater vs the DIY'er building a combo / family room / theater, and the main stream AVS'ers not agreeing that is a real theater.....

I don't need to own a 8k dollar TV, just to say I have the best, my friends know how nice my LHX is, everyone comments on how awesome of a picture it has, so that's good enough for me....
post #2467 of 3040
Yeah I seriously doubt for the price that the Elite is 3 times better than the LHX. I hear the 929 is really good but I also heard there's alot of blooming and viewing angle isn't that good, it's also alot more expensive as well. I'll have my LHX is 24 hours, woot woot.
post #2468 of 3040
I'm sure this has been asked, but whats the easiest way to enter the Service Menu to input White Balance adjustments? I tried searching but couldnt find anything.
post #2469 of 3040
Is it easy to do the firmware update? Also, I asked this a few times but didn't get an answer, can I do just the firmware update on the tv or do I have to have the box hooked up to it and fo the update for the box too. I'm not going to use the wireless box so I'd rather just update the tv itself and be done with it. Also if you guys have any hints or tips on updating the firmware let me know, I don't want to brick my 55" tv.
post #2470 of 3040
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Originally Posted by zoman504 View Post

I'm sure this has been asked, but whats the easiest way to enter the Service Menu to input White Balance adjustments? I tried searching but couldnt find anything.

I feel the easiest way is to get the service remote. There is also a cable you can buy and use your laptop. It is all explained in this forum try searching updates.
post #2471 of 3040
Took a bunch of new pictures with my new settings on my 55LHX - but, being a Friday Night Dumbass - left the Flash on, and ruined all the shots! (Really shows the Blooming!) - Will try again tomorrow night - without the Flash! (A Seniors moment!)
post #2472 of 3040
I'll have my tv very soon, in 5 to 9 hours.
post #2473 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

I'll have my tv very soon, in 5 to 9 hours.

I hope all goes well, please update us when your all setup.

Make sure there is no damage before you sign for the set, many LV9500 arrived damaged.
post #2474 of 3040
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Originally Posted by videkid View Post


I hope all goes well, please update us when your all setup.

Make sure there is no damage before you sign for the set, many LV9500 arrived damaged.

Ok I'll do that, only 2 to 6 hours to go now.
post #2475 of 3040
I wish it wasn't pouring down rain right now, it's going to rain all day too. I hope my tv doesn't get wet.
post #2476 of 3040
It's here!
post #2477 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

I wish it wasn't pouring down rain right now, it's going to rain all day too. I hope my tv doesn't get wet.

Rain, perfect day for a new TV. I use to love when I lived in Southern California and it would rain all day. Rainy days are perfect hometheater and video game days.
post #2478 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

It's here!

Is the picture that good, or that bad?
Somebody pour some water on him he must have fainted
post #2479 of 3040
I got it, then I was trying different settings and then of course the electric goes out. By that time is was time for me to go to sleep because I work night shift. The first thing I have to say is the blacks are ridiculous, puts my LH90 to shame in that department. I'll have time to mess with it a little more today, then I'll have to sleep again for 1 more night of work. Monday is when I'll have alot of time to spend with it. So far though, I love it. No clouding, no flashlighting, and I haven't noticed any dead pixels yet. My jaw dropped on The Dark Knight on the scene where it shows the city at night, wow.
post #2480 of 3040
The other thing I love is the look of the tv itself. It looks much blacker in real life than it does in pictures, and it's just so sleek and nice to look at.
post #2481 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

The other thing I love is the look of the tv itself. It looks much blacker in real life than it does in pictures, and it's just so sleek and nice to look at.

Happy it worked out for you, keep.us posted on how the settings work out.
post #2482 of 3040
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

Took a bunch of new pictures with my new settings on my 55LHX - but, being a Friday Night Dumbass - left the Flash on, and ruined all the shots! (Really shows the Blooming!) - Will try again tomorrow night - without the Flash! (A Seniors moment!)

The Pictures turn out to look like about 10% of the Actual quality! They definitely don't do justice to this set. They came out either too light, or mostly too dark. Only have cheapy Sony Camera. So my settings I posted previously are staying! They are the Best I've seen on this set! The ISF settings, look good in their own way, but I much prefer the Konica/p5browne settings, tweaked to my set. Decided to attach a couple - but in actual real life the PQ is much better! Recommend purchasing the HQV test DVD and see them for yourself on your own set.
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post #2483 of 3040
I tried Konica's settings and didn't like them, the whites on his settings are very good though. I'll have to try p5browne's settings if I can find them.
post #2484 of 3040
I can definately see the potential for a jaw dropping image, I just have to get the right settings dialed in. The blacks really through me for a loop at first, I'm not used to blacks being that dark. It's almost too good to be true.
post #2485 of 3040
Minor tweaking due to my finding the PQ too bright! This will make the PQ a little Warmer:

Charly's 55LHX: October 29, 2011
Backlight: 36
Contrast: 84
Brightness: 49
H Sharp: 60
V Sharp: 50
Colour: 42
Tint: 0
Gamma: Low
Luminance: 162
SM:White Balance:/Warm
RG:/192
GG:/180
BG:/100
RC:/61
GC:/61
BC:/64
IREs:
100:R0,G0,B0
90:R0,G0,B0
80:R0,G0,B0
70:R0,G0,B0
60:R0,G0,B0
50:R0,G0,B0
40:R0,G0,B0
30:R0,G0,B0
20:R0,G0,B0
10:R0,G0,B0
CMS: .
Red Colour: -7
Red Tint: -14
Green Colour: 0
Green Tint: 0
Blue Colour: 0
Blue Tint: -13
Yellow Colour: -9
Yellow Tint: -4
Cyan Colour: 0
Cyan Tint: 0
Magenta Color: 0
Magenta Tint: 0

Please note: To start, Whites will have a Warm White appearance, but as the set warms up, this will tend towards the Pure White, reaching it's full potential at around 4 hours. I've tried to get a great picture at turn on, only to get better as time passes.
post #2486 of 3040
Put them in Expert2 and looks real good as my room is dark. Tomorrows football will be a good test! Thanks for you efforts!
post #2487 of 3040
RG:/192
GG:/180
BG:/100
RC:/61
GC:/61
BC:/64


Where are these at?
post #2488 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

RG:/192
GG:/180
BG:/100
RC:/61
GC:/61
BC:/64


Where are these at?

I'm sure you need the service remote to access those....

Which I'm surprised, I have not changed mine, and I'm using Konnica's settings with not changing my white balance, thought his were all zero from factory? My set looks great with-out changing any of those values, I think your getting too picky, just use it for a week or so, then try some adjustments, cripes it's only been like 15 to 20 hours of use......

Also, p5browne and konnica are both using a iScanDuo video scaler unit, their numbers will be slightly different because of using add-on equipment, you will have to adjust accordingly.....

P5browne changed his white balance values, and all his settings were all screwed up, when his values were all zero it was all green? Or something like that, he will remember what it was....
post #2489 of 3040
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Originally Posted by KONICA TECH View Post

Put them in Expert2 and looks real good as my room is dark. Tomorrows football will be a good test! Thanks for you efforts!

From previous posts, I thought those were in THX mode, since I had to ask for the code to access thx mode to change the values? So which mode are we using......
post #2490 of 3040
When I put the Meter to Konica's settings - the values weren't linear straight across. First calibration, put the Blue into Linear straight across. Looked, at that time, to be a tad better. Next, did the same for Red and Green - not so good! Went back to just the Blue settings, then noticed a slightly Green presence. Went back to all Zeroes for the IREs.
Myself, I watch THX Mode, but also put the settings into Expert 1 and 2. We've found in the past, what is in Expert 1 and 2, affects the THX PQ. So, I backup the settings into Expert 1 and 2, so they now complement the THX, instead of possibly making a detrimental effect. Konica putting mine into Expert 1, will not affect his THX as much, in that they're mostly the same, with just some minor changes. The only problem here is, he can't change the SM White Balance values without affecting his THX settings. So can't quite do all my settings.
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