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post #4801 of 5012
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Originally Posted by Cloggerdude View Post

Just as an update, I talked to my buddy this morning and he can get me the 54VT25 for $1,230. Should I jump on it?

as a owner of that exact set for almost a year, I would!!

post #4802 of 5012
Anyone play video games on "Gaming" Setting on the S2? My Cinema mode is a bit dark, Gaming makes everything pop a little more. It's really bright though..
post #4803 of 5012
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Originally Posted by ColdsnapBryan View Post

Anyone play video games on "Gaming" Setting on the S2? My Cinema mode is a bit dark, Gaming makes everything pop a little more. It's really bright though..

You should be playing games on Game mode. You don't want to use cinema mode for gaming. Who cares about the standards used for the motion picture industry when playing Halo Reach? You want a good punchy image that shows all detail in a crisp fashion. Let the gamma curve used by game mode create more depth of field. Plus, game mode has the best response times of all the offered modes on the S2.

Don't over think it.


I use game mode, I popped in the game I play the most, brought up a totally black section in the game/load screen and adjusted brightness until the black field stopped dithering and was pure black. I think it was a brightness of "55" for xbox 360 and "58" for ps3. I adjusted contrast to taste, depending on how much light output I wanted. Color I notched down to 48 from 50, because from what I understand The top end color infomation just clips in bright areas at "50". I still wanted as much color saturation as possible so I settled on 48.

Reserve Cinema mode for video reproduction.
post #4804 of 5012
panasonic g25 42"

Hey what up guys well i havent been on here forever or posted much. Ive had my set for 7-8 months now and about two weeks ago ive notice PQ degration i try turnin sharpnes up but i dont see no difference. ive order a new hdmi cable from monoprice. well just looking for some advice im using dnice settings
main

hours on set



OOPS sorry i notice i put a 5 for april but i just took the images today. haha
post #4805 of 5012
which adapter is better suited for the GT30 any why:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

which adapter would work since if you use the adapter that is vertical orientated cable output you'd have to twist the cable to fit the horizontal input on the tv.
post #4806 of 5012
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Originally Posted by xlynchx View Post

panasonic g25 42"

Hey what up guys well i havent been on here forever or posted much. Ive had my set for 7-8 months now and about two weeks ago ive notice PQ degration i try turnin sharpnes up but i dont see no difference. ive order a new hdmi cable from monoprice. well just looking for some advice im using dnice settings
main

hours on set



OOPS sorry i notice i put a 5 for april but i just took the images today. haha

You should have your Sharpness around 50 on a Plasma Tv.
You do not use Low sharpness settings for Plasma TV's
Both Times I've had my TV Professionally Calibrated (I mean ISF Standard) firstime I thought it Looked Outstanding, he used CUSTOM Mode. Recently we had a board go out on our G20 and had it Recalibrated by the Same Person… only this time he used THX mode because all HDMI inputs will pull from THX if you use that mode. And When I thought it couldn't look better, Boy was I wrong. It's like a whole New TV! It's insane how much better it looks… 1 yr ago he calibrated our set and had a 3 yrs XP under his belt. A yr later he added one more to make four yrs.
Now it's in THX the settings are much higher than what custom had but one didn change. Sharpness. It stayed at +50

Here's one;
How in the world could white be any more natural or closer to the color white on a plasma TV?
Add another year experience of ISF Calibrations to get those Tide Whites. LOL
post #4807 of 5012
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Originally Posted by redwolf4k View Post

You should be playing games on Game mode. You don't want to use cinema mode for gaming. Who cares about the standards used for the motion picture industry when playing Halo Reach? You want a good punchy image that shows all detail in a crisp fashion. Let the gamma curve used by game mode create more depth of field. Plus, game mode has the best response times of all the offered modes on the S2.

Don't over think it.


I use game mode, I popped in the game I play the most, brought up a totally black section in the game/load screen and adjusted brightness until the black field stopped dithering and was pure black. I think it was a brightness of "55" for xbox 360 and "58" for ps3. I adjusted contrast to taste, depending on how much light output I wanted. Color I notched down to 48 from 50, because from what I understand The top end color infomation just clips in bright areas at "50". I still wanted as much color saturation as possible so I settled on 48.

Reserve Cinema mode for video reproduction.

I tried Game Mode on my G20 and decided, I like to see the other person clearly when there shooting at me in a Dark Black area on screen. Yo know the ones where it just looks dark and no detail…
So now I use my ISF calibrated mode which was Custom but now it's THX (recently
re-ISF Calibrated) Now they can't hide in those Non detailed dark areas in the shadows… cause now I see everything in those dark areas!
So if you Want POP… use Game Mode. But if you want detail get your TV ISF Calibrated and use that setting and teach your eyes what a real picture should look like so that way when you play on a non ISF tv, you'll notice everything your missing on your friends set. =)
post #4808 of 5012
Does anyone know how Panasonic know that customer has been in service menu? In Taiwan, I will be lose my warranty about my TV if I got into service menu. Is it possiable?
post #4809 of 5012
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Originally Posted by redwolf4k View Post

You should be playing games on Game mode. You don't want to use cinema mode for gaming. Who cares about the standards used for the motion picture industry when playing Halo Reach? You want a good punchy image that shows all detail in a crisp fashion. Let the gamma curve used by game mode create more depth of field. Plus, game mode has the best response times of all the offered modes on the S2.

Don't over think it.


I use game mode, I popped in the game I play the most, brought up a totally black section in the game/load screen and adjusted brightness until the black field stopped dithering and was pure black. I think it was a brightness of "55" for xbox 360 and "58" for ps3. I adjusted contrast to taste, depending on how much light output I wanted. Color I notched down to 48 from 50, because from what I understand The top end color infomation just clips in bright areas at "50". I still wanted as much color saturation as possible so I settled on 48.

Reserve Cinema mode for video reproduction.

I also have an S2 that is callibrated utilizing D-Nice settings. I would greatly appreciate a list of all the settings used in Game mode with a PS3 connected.
post #4810 of 5012
2011 settings please!

EDIT: google "d-nice 2011 panasonic settings" and magic will happen
post #4811 of 5012
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Originally Posted by Boofster View Post

2011 settings please!

EDIT: google "d-nice 2011 panasonic settings" and magic will happen

Yeah, but I see nothing for the X3 models.
post #4812 of 5012
Can anyone help me figure out exactly what format my Panasonic will play? It will not Play Divx or windows media player.
Any help would be appreciated.
post #4813 of 5012
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Originally Posted by Amadarwin View Post

Yeah, but I see nothing for the X3 models.

He doesn't provide settings for entry-level models (X3/X34/S30/S34).

The lowest 2011 model he's provided settings for is the mid-level ST30.
post #4814 of 5012
I know I am going to get hammered for this (but here goes)...does anyone have a list of settings for Custom mode with the color temperature at Normal or Cool1?

I know you get more detail with Warm2, but to me it is a bit dim (Yes...my eye isn't trained yet). We spend more time watching our LCDs (Samsungs...custom settings with a color temp of Cool1) so when we watch our 65VT25, it does look somewhat dim...particularly sporting events.

I know, I know...the "real" picture is on Warm2 but it just seems a bit too dim for me and I can't seem to find anyone that has a listing of custom settings for a Cool color temperature.

If you do, please let me know. Thanks!

Matt
post #4815 of 5012
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Originally Posted by Musick7 View Post

You should have your Sharpness around 50 on a Plasma Tv.
You do not use Low sharpness settings for Plasma TV's
LOL

Look at the first few posts done by the professional calibrator that started
this thread. His sharpness settings on Panasonics are around "10".
post #4816 of 5012
Q1. WHat is the version of firmware on 58VT25
Q2. What applications are you seeing in Viera cast
post #4817 of 5012
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Originally Posted by rlb View Post

Look at the first few posts done by the professional calibrator that started
this thread. His sharpness settings on Panasonics are around "10".


I don't know if Dnice is a professional or not I've never seen his ISF Certificates and don't know if he has any at all not to say be doesnt but I'm basing my Commit off of a Professional who does have His Level l &
Level ll ISF Calibration certificates and has been doing Calibrations for, four+ years on projectors, Plasmas, LCD's & LED's TV's.

He specifically said, "on Plasmas they need a higher sharpness setting"
So making the commit "sharpness needs to be 50" on panasonic Plasmas is based off someone who did my tv who actually has multi thousand dollar equipment including SENCORE VP403 calibration Tools.
Not sure what equipment used in the making of this thread but if it was anything less then SENCORE then he probably doesn't have ISF training. SENCORE is the industry standard.
post #4818 of 5012
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Originally Posted by Musick7 View Post

I don't know if Dnice is a professional or not I've never seen his ISF Certificates and don't know if he has any at all not to say be doesnt but I'm basing my Commit off of a Professional who does have His Level l &
Level ll ISF Calibration certificates and has been doing Calibrations for, four+ years on projectors, Plasmas, LCD's & LED's TV's.

He specifically said, "on Plasmas they need a higher sharpness setting"
So making the commit "sharpness needs to be 50" on panasonic Plasmas is based off someone who did my tv who actually has multi thousand dollar equipment including SENCORE VP403 calibration Tools.
Not sure what equipment used in the making of this thread but if it was anything less then SENCORE then he probably doesn't have ISF training. SENCORE is the industry standard.

I have been on SEVERAL Panasonic threads where several professional calibrators have commented on settings, and I've never seen anyone post or recommend a sharpness setting above 15 on a recent Panasonic plasma. Just using a calibration disc on my 3 Panny plasmas (vt25, v10, and a 2008 u-series), I could tell that anything above about 15 introduced additional noise.
post #4819 of 5012
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Originally Posted by kevin_mahaney View Post

I have been on SEVERAL Panasonic threads where several professional calibrators have commented on settings, and I've never seen anyone post or recommend a sharpness setting above 15 on a recent Panasonic plasma. Just using a calibration disc on my 3 Panny plasmas (vt25, v10, and a 2008 u-series), I could tell that anything above about 15 introduced additional noise.

I had my VT25 calibrated by two ISF certified professionals as well. Both set the sharpness to 10. You can see it in test patterns yourself... anything over 10-15 starts to distort edges.
post #4820 of 5012
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Originally Posted by kevin_mahaney View Post

I have been on SEVERAL Panasonic threads where several professional calibrators have commented on settings, and I've never seen anyone post or recommend a sharpness setting above 15 on a recent Panasonic plasma. Just using a calibration disc on my 3 Panny plasmas (vt25, v10, and a 2008 u-series), I could tell that anything above about 15 introduced additional noise.

Kevin,

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post16014003

Quote:


TC-P42X1/50X1 Reference Settings

Picture:
Picture Mode: Cinema
Contrast: 80
Brightness: 78
Color: 30
Tint: G8
Sharpness: 42
Color Temp: Warm
C.A.T.S: Off
Video NR: Off

[snip]

Larry
post #4821 of 5012
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Originally Posted by LarryInRI View Post
I stand embarrassed and corrected
post #4822 of 5012
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Originally Posted by Musick7 View Post

I don't know if Dnice is a professional or not… I've never seen his ISF Certificates and don't know if he has any at all… not to say be doesnt but I'm basing my Commit off of a Professional who does have His Level l &
Level ll ISF Calibration certificates and has been doing Calibrations for, four+ years on projectors, Plasmas, LCD's & LED's TV's.

He specifically said, "on Plasmas they need a higher sharpness setting"
So making the commit "sharpness needs to be 50" on panasonic Plasmas is based off someone who did my tv who actually has multi thousand dollar equipment including SENCORE VP403 calibration Tools.
Not sure what equipment used in the making of this thread… but if it was anything less then SENCORE then he probably doesn't have ISF training. SENCORE is the industry standard.

I'm not in the business of defending Dnice; however, you will have a hard time on this forum making people believe that your $200 Best Buy calibration (what you specified in another thread) is superior to his work.
post #4823 of 5012
I don't care who d nice is...I would NEVER pay for an ISF calibration from them. off dnice's rep here I'd use him or someone he recommends over anyone else. not saying bb doesnt do a good job BUT their geek squad rep isnt the greatest.
post #4824 of 5012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Musick7 View Post
I don't know if Dnice is a professional or not I've never seen his ISF Certificates and don't know if he has any at all not to say be doesnt but I'm basing my Commit off of a Professional who does have His Level l &
Level ll ISF Calibration certificates and has been doing Calibrations for, four+ years on projectors, Plasmas, LCD's & LED's TV's.

He specifically said, "on Plasmas they need a higher sharpness setting"
So making the commit "sharpness needs to be 50" on panasonic Plasmas is based off someone who did my tv who actually has multi thousand dollar equipment including SENCORE VP403 calibration Tools.
Not sure what equipment used in the making of this thread but if it was anything less then SENCORE then he probably doesn't have ISF training. SENCORE is the industry standard.
Your "calibrator" is either an idiot or blind as a bat. Perhaps you should learn how to set sharpness yourself and check his work
post #4825 of 5012
Hello,

Just wondering if anyone has used the break-in settings in the first post for the new GT30.

Thanks
post #4826 of 5012
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Originally Posted by rw1980 View Post

Your "calibrator" is either an idiot or blind as a bat. Perhaps you should learn how to set sharpness yourself and check his work

Just for the record we are comparing a Best buy calibration to Dnice's work, I'd put my money on Mr Nice
post #4827 of 5012
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevin_mahaney View Post

I have been on SEVERAL Panasonic threads where several professional calibrators have commented on settings, and I've never seen anyone post or recommend a sharpness setting above 15 on a recent Panasonic plasma. Just using a calibration disc on my 3 Panny plasmas (vt25, v10, and a 2008 u-series), I could tell that anything above about 15 introduced additional noise.

Not trying to contradict anyone here. I certainly recognize the expertise of Dnice and Chadb as compared to a Best Buy calibration. My sharpness results after Chad's calibration of my GT25 was a setting of "29".
post #4828 of 5012
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Originally Posted by nyjets11 View Post

Hello,

Just wondering if anyone has used the break-in settings in the first post for the new GT30.

Thanks

Photo Settings

Picture Mode: Custom
Contrast: 100
Brightness: 50
Color: 70
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 50
Color Temp: Cool2
Photo Enhancement: Off
C.A.T.S: Off
Video NR: Off

Pro Settings
***Leave all settings in this menu at their default***

HDMI Settings
***Leave all settings in this menu at their default***

Advance Picture
Block NR: Off
Mosquito NR: Off
Motion Smoother: Off



Slideshow Settings

Frame: Off
Photo Effect: Off
Transition Effect: Off
Photo Size: Normal
Burst Playback: Off
Display Interval: Slow
Repeat Playback: On



this is the setting for '11
models.
post #4829 of 5012
I am curious about the
"Cinema" mode available
when using Viera.
Is it basically "custom"?

Those who had a calibration before the
"Avatar" Firmware, did you apply it and need to get recalibrated?

My TV has been fine and I am still trying to figure out the modes and features.
post #4830 of 5012
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Originally Posted by LSUMatt1514 View Post

I know I am going to get hammered for this (but here goes)...does anyone have a list of settings for Custom mode with the color temperature at Normal or Cool1?

I know you get more detail with Warm2, but to me it is a bit dim (Yes...my eye isn't trained yet). We spend more time watching our LCDs (Samsungs...custom settings with a color temp of Cool1) so when we watch our 65VT25, it does look somewhat dim...particularly sporting events.

I know, I know...the "real" picture is on Warm2 but it just seems a bit too dim for me and I can't seem to find anyone that has a listing of custom settings for a Cool color temperature.

If you do, please let me know. Thanks!

Matt

Hey Matt I put up a jpeg of my ISF calibration results. It has settings for custom.
But I guess sharpness is WAY off because DNice said so.
So you might want to decrease sharpness from 50 to .... I'm not sure cause it seems everyone is a certified ISF Calibrater and everyone seems to understand using settings from some other tv that someone else calibrated in some other living room with completely different lighting effects in another time zone is Ok to use for there tv. Cause it's online.
Come on people go pay a professional who's had the training and see where they set your settings. It doesn't have to be BestBuy, but I know for sure that after the first calibration over a yr ago now and after a board failure and a Recalinration for Free, I will use BestBuy again!
Customer Service like this is usually UnHeard of from a Place Like BestBuy, but this time, HANDS DOWN THEY WIN in my book!
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