Originally Posted by JohnnytheSkin
For those with a Panasonic Blu-ray player, what color space are you using? I've seen good and bad impressions with both 4:4:4 (the default option) and 4:2:2. I don't even know what I should be looking for between each, and I'm using D-Nice's settings. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Same question goes for the 60/96Hz option in the VT30 menu. What should I set it at and look for there? Any movies I should watch for both the color or the frequency option?
I'm using a Panasonic BD80 with my 55" VT30. Hate to sound uninformed but what do you mean by checking the color space. Do you mean the mode setting such as THX, Cinema, etc? I've watched a few movies and didn't notice any issue but really haven't watched that many I guess. I'm using the THX mode right now which seems really good for blu-rays and HD movies off DISH such as HD Net, Starz, etc.
Anyway I would be glad to check my BD80 setting for you if you tell me a little more what I need to check. To tell you the truth, I have no idea what you are referring to when describing 4:4:4 (default) and 4:2:2. Is this a setting in the menu of your Panasonic blu-ray player? I'm not using D-nice's settings at this point but THX as I mentioned. I have the settings printed out, one I believe for displays with the EPROM updated and one for the EPROM not updated. Not sure what update these refer to but my EPROM is the latest version so wondered lately if that means I should be using the update EPROM settings? Anyway you can tell me what to look for and I'll check if interested.
As for the 60Hz and 96Hz, I have mine set to 60Hz even though I haven't tried 96Hz at all at this point. Even though someone posted recently they have been using 96 Hz with no flicker, I found some posts earlier on this thread I believe that stated there was flicker on certain scenes of movies so recommended to use 60 Hz. The motion seems very fluid and smooth so I haven't really had a desire or reason to swithc to 96 Hz. I posted recently a few pages back where I cut and pasted the scene of a movie where they noticed the flicker in 96 Hz. You should be able to find it.
Does any of this help? You are using D-Nice's settings so maybe you are better off than me at this point. I still feel like a kid on Christmas with the PQ in THX mode. I was watching Blade II on Dish and couldn't believe the detail in the dark scenes. I was literally in awe of the PQ. Not sure if others on here agree or not but I am getting Starz for free. The HD quality on these stations is easily better than blu-ray. Seriously there is absolutely no grain or noise with the HD PQ just crystal clear, much better than the HD content found on FX, TNT or other normal stations like this. I'm so amazed at the Starz and HD Net that when it runs out early next year, I'm paying to keep it.