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post #2731 of 5211
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Originally Posted by ehgz1 View Post

slosvt - was that calibration you just posted done with Energy Saving at Off?

Yes, All my calibrations are with the Energy Saving off.
post #2732 of 5211
Thread Starter 
PK550 and PK750 went back down in price
post #2733 of 5211
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

PK550 and PK750 went back down in price

crazy. Best deal would be a 60PK550 + Chad calibration.

Do you guys break-in the sets before Chad calibrates them on orders where calibration is added in?
post #2734 of 5211
Thread Starter 
yep, 100 hours with break in DVD.
post #2735 of 5211
The 60PK550 was already the best 60" Flatscreen for the money, putting it on sale makes the deal even sweeter.
On your website it shows 1:1 pixel mapping for 720p and 1080i/p how does 1:1 work with a 720p source?
post #2736 of 5211
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Originally Posted by vanuuu View Post

would someone share their calibration settings for the rest of us noobs

I have in the past but what I have found is that my (and others) calibration settings will more than likely not work on another set. There is enough difference in manufacturing tolerences with electrical components (especially the more 'value oriented' a product is) that won't allow a cross the board setting. When I look at what others have posted, mine are different from them (as they are from each other).

An example is the colored dot crawl that has been disscused on this thread. During a calibration, I can get mine to do that with sometimes a change of just one (1) on the value. Most of the calibration settings are farther apart than that small difference, hence why you may get a worse picture with my settings.
post #2737 of 5211
Here's something interesting that happened to me today. With all this talk about dimming whites lately I decided to throw in ice age to see what my whites looked like. They were fine, really good actually. But what happened was a really loud buzzing started on the TV. I'm able to get fully behind the TV but I couldn't locate the buzz. Turns out it was coming from an old clock radio I had sitting on top of my speaker right next to the bottom corner of the TV. Moved the radio and the noise went away. Obviously there is some pretty major interference coming out of the TV.
post #2738 of 5211
Are you sure it was the radio, or maybe the movie changed to a darker scene? The reason why plasmas generally buzz, is because the power supply is stressed during white/light scenes.
post #2739 of 5211
I noticed some slight buzzing on the bright white screens while running those slides. It's not noticeable over the TV's volume though during normal watching though.
post #2740 of 5211
I understand why they buzz. The buzz was not coming directly from the TV, but the speaker on the radio. I could literally move the radio closer and further away and the sound, on the radio, would stop and start. It was like the bright scene on the TV was causing some heavy interference on the radio. Think of the speaker on the radio as an amplification of the buzzing. Its moved away now with no similar issues. Walmart has clocks for about 5 dollars I'll replace it with.
post #2741 of 5211
So I've figured out what's causing some IR on my TV but I still can't figure out on how to do white wash/color wash. I've been reading the manual and going to the settings. I figured I could just run white slides on my set, but for knowledge and convenience I want to know on how to do it using my remote.

Can anyone please tell a rookie? Thanks.
post #2742 of 5211
Sure! It's easy-peasy. Just pull up the menu on the TV screen and click on Option then ISM Method. The options there are Normal (the default setting), Orbiter, Color Wash and White Wash. I keep mine on Orbiter all the time.
post #2743 of 5211
Well, I went ahead and bought a 50PK550. Amazon.com had a price that I felt was pretty damn good. The thing about Amazon, is that they will pay the E-Waste fee, and you don't pay any tax. So, I saved a nice chunk right there. I have to hope that the reflections aren't too bad, and I don't have any other issues. When I was at Fry's Electronics the other day, looking at various sets, this one looked the best (among the ones in my price range).
post #2744 of 5211
Should I return my PN50C7000 for the pk550?
Right not it is a lot cheaper and the wife hates 3D, so we may never use it.
Thinking of the G20 or pk550.
post #2745 of 5211
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Originally Posted by frocco View Post

Should I return my PN50C7000 for the pk550?
Right not it is a lot cheaper and the wife hates 3D, so we may never use it.
Thinking of the G20 or pk550.

The samsung has a pretty nice anti-reflective coating right? G20 also has a very good AR coating. PK550 has none at all. Unless you like watching in the dark all the time I would go with the G20.
post #2746 of 5211
Hi:

I am having a problem with the 60PK550's digital audio out. I have my BD player (Panny Bd35), Time Warner cable box and xbox 360 connected to the TV via HDMI, and an optical cable connected to the TV's digital audio out jack looped back to my receiver.

However, my receiver is not registering any digital/DTS signal from the TV; it's only showing stereo/dolby surround as options from that input.

Here is what I've checked so far:
-- My receiver is older but has two optical inputs and can process DTS. When I connect the devices above directly to the receiver, the digital/DTS audio works fine.
-- I've disabled the TV speakers in the menu system but don't see any other options to change.
-- Cables work fine.

Does anyone else have this problem -- are you receiving digital signals back to your receiver (from HDMI inputs) when you use the PK550 digital audio out? Any suggestions? I bought the TV in May.
post #2747 of 5211
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Originally Posted by gthaley View Post

Hi:

I am having a problem with the 60PK550's digital audio out. I have my BD player (Panny Bd35), Time Warner cable box and xbox 360 connected to the TV via HDMI, and an optical cable connected to the TV's digital audio out jack looped back to my receiver.

However, my receiver is not registering any digital/DTS signal from the TV; it's only showing stereo/dolby surround as options from that input.

Here is what I've checked so far:
-- My receiver is older but has two optical inputs and can process DTS. When I connect the devices above directly to the receiver, the digital/DTS audio works fine.
-- I've disabled the TV speakers in the menu system but don't see any other options to change.
-- Cables work fine.

Does anyone else have this problem -- are you receiving digital signals back to your receiver (from HDMI inputs) when you use the PK550 digital audio out? Any suggestions? I bought the TV in May.

I don't know a single TV that can output 5.1 through their optical audio output. So if you use the TV's optical output, you're stuck with stereo. It sucks, I know, but all TVs are like this.

BTW: The only 5.1 you'll get from your TV's optical output is DTV.
post #2748 of 5211
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Originally Posted by Anthony1 View Post

Well, I went ahead and bought a 50PK550. Amazon.com had a price that I felt was pretty damn good. The thing about Amazon, is that they will pay the E-Waste fee, and you don't pay any tax. So, I saved a nice chunk right there. I have to hope that the reflections aren't too bad, and I don't have any other issues. When I was at Fry's Electronics the other day, looking at various sets, this one looked the best (among the ones in my price range).

Congratulations! You won't be disappointed.
post #2749 of 5211
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

yep, 100 hours with break in DVD.

I have Chad coming Saturday.
post #2750 of 5211
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Originally Posted by hbomber202020 View Post

I have Chad coming Saturday.

No more fiddling with the picture controls
post #2751 of 5211
If you fiddle around with the colour controls too much can you mess your tv up? thanks mike
post #2752 of 5211
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Originally Posted by frocco View Post

Should I return my PN50C7000 for the pk550?
Right not it is a lot cheaper and the wife hates 3D, so we may never use it.
Thinking of the G20 or pk550.

I went from the pn50c7000 to the 60pk550.....and glad I did.
post #2753 of 5211
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Originally Posted by chiefum View Post

I went from the pn50c7000 to the 60pk550.....and glad I did.

And they are about the same money too....
post #2754 of 5211
I'm a new poster here and I would like to thank Chris from Cleveland Plasma for his generosity and kindness. 3 years ago I was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease and I can no longer walk, talk, move my arms, I can only sit and watch tv and I have to communicate through a communication device that I work by blinking my eyes. Chris has never met me but heard my story and gave me, free of charge, a brand new LG 60pk550. Thank you Chris for everything!
post #2755 of 5211
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Originally Posted by chiefum View Post

I went from the pn50c7000 to the 60pk550.....and glad I did.

You did not mind losing 3D?
Is the PQ that much better?
post #2756 of 5211
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Originally Posted by buckeyebert1 View Post

I'm a new poster here and I would like to thank Chris from Cleveland Plasma for his generosity and kindness. 3 years ago I was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease and I can no longer walk, talk, move my arms, I can only sit and watch tv and I have to communicate through a communication device that I work by blinking my eyes. Chris has never met me but heard my story and gave me, free of charge, a brand new LG 60pk550. Thank you Chris for everything!

Holy shite. I am now sorry I didn't get mine from CP, my next set will surely come from Ohio though.
post #2757 of 5211
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Originally Posted by mike08 View Post

If you fiddle around with the colour controls too much can you mess your tv up? thanks mike

nope can't mess it up
post #2758 of 5211
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Originally Posted by buckeyebert1 View Post

I'm a new poster here and I would like to thank Chris from Cleveland Plasma for his generosity and kindness. 3 years ago I was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease and I can no longer walk, talk, move my arms, I can only sit and watch tv and I have to communicate through a communication device that I work by blinking my eyes. Chris has never met me but heard my story and gave me, free of charge, a brand new LG 60pk550. Thank you Chris for everything!

Wow!
Thanks for sharing, buckeyebert1.
I knew he had to care about something besides 600 HP Corvettes and high end home theater.
post #2759 of 5211
Wow!!!!! that makes it hard for me to justify buying local and not Cleveland plasma.
post #2760 of 5211
Chris carries quality equipment and everything that I have read and heard about him and Cleveland Plasma has been good. He is a man of his word and that's hard to come by these days. They are a member of the BBB and carry an A+ rating. I will give him all of my business.
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