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post #61 of 1305
I got them to get the manager to check for a price match and he said "no can't do, Amazon is selling at a loss", so you didn't miss out on anything, at least according to my experience .
post #62 of 1305
I have seen folks refer to the CNET settings in this thread and the owners thread. I've tried to search for them but have not found them. Could someone please give me a link? Thanks so much.
post #63 of 1305
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Originally Posted by weiland555 View Post

I have seen folks refer to the CNET settings in this thread and the owners thread. I've tried to search for them but have not found them. Could someone please give me a link? Thanks so much.

Go to cnet and find the review for this tv. Expand it, and on the 2nd or 3rd page you should see a link to the left I believe next to some text with a link to the settings.
post #64 of 1305
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Originally Posted by weiland555 View Post
I have seen folks refer to the CNET settings in this thread and the owners thread. I've tried to search for them but have not found them. Could someone please give me a link? Thanks so much.
You are not missing anything. Ken's settings on this site blow the CNET settings away.
post #65 of 1305
Hey all - Thanks for the help on the settings. I've got one more set of questions. I posted them on the owners thread, but haven't gotten any response so far. I thought I'd try again here:

When watching a dark scene (or viewing an all black image), my screen appears somewhat brighter around all four edges (about 1/4 inch on all 4 sides). Is this normal? I thought plasma screens were supposed to be uniformly dark. I'm using THX by the way.

I am coming off an LCD with major "flash-lighting" problems, so it is possible that I am being a bit paranoid. Thanks in advance for your input.
post #66 of 1305
Here are the best settings I have come up with yet. There seems to be a lot of variation in the response of these sets to published settings. Checking some settings and measurements that have been posted gave results that were very much worse that were obtained on the other persons set.

There were no adjustments to the Service Menu, and the set has the original A-Board.

Thanks to zoyd for pointing me in the right direction and donnymac for basics on gamma and RGB !!!


Picture Mode Custom
Temperature Warm2
Panel Brightness Low
Contrast 75
Brightness 50
Sharpness 50
Color 49
Tint 0
Gamma 2.2
Black extension 0
Color management Off
Video NR Off
Contour emphasis Off
CATS Off
AGC 0
Block NR Off
Mosquito NR Off
Motion smoother Off
Black Level Light

Grayscale
High R 2
High G 0
High B 10

Low R 8
Low G 11
Low B -1

 

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post #67 of 1305
I'll be done with D-nice's break in period tomorrow. Can't wait to try the settings posted on here.

Anybody have settings for a real dark room like basement or would that be what most would call night settings?

Thanks all.
post #68 of 1305
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Originally Posted by Wermey View Post

i like being around 25-40 with sharpness

Plus 1.
post #69 of 1305
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Originally Posted by Dave_O View Post

Here are the best settings I have come up with yet. There seems to be a lot of variation in the response of these sets to published settings. Checking some settings and measurements that have been posted gave results that were very much worse that were obtained on the other persons set.

There were no adjustments to the Service Menu, and the set has the original A-Board.

Thanks to zoyd for pointing me in the right direction!!

Are these settings for a well lit or darker viewing environment? Or does it matter?
post #70 of 1305
Im using Ken's custom settings righ tnow and the picture is great except for one thing. The skin tones are way to orangy? Almost like everyone spray tans.
How would you go about tuning this down.

Lowering the Color?
Changing the Pro settings?
Adjusting Tint?

Or a little of all 3?
post #71 of 1305
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Originally Posted by sage97 View Post

Are these settings for a well lit or darker viewing environment? Or does it matter?

In order to get a good Gamma and RGB balance, I had to set the Panel Brightness to Low. This setting is best in a darker viewing environment.

The PDF file lists the measured brightness in Foot Lamberts for each mode. As I refine the settings, I'm updating the PDF in my original post, instead of posting a new entry.
post #72 of 1305
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Originally Posted by Dave_O View Post

In order to get a good Gamma and RGB balance, I had to set the Panel Brightness to Low. This setting is best in a darker viewing environment.

The PDF file lists the measured brightness in Foot Lamberts for each mode. As I refine the settings, I'm updating the PDF in my original post, instead of posting a new entry.

Thank you. I am technially challenged and have no clue how to measure brightness. I am liking a combo of your settings, Ken's and my own eyes. The set looks fantastic with BR in my dark basement.

Thanks again.
post #73 of 1305
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Originally Posted by Wermey View Post

Im using Ken's custom settings righ tnow and the picture is great except for one thing. The skin tones are way to orangy? Almost like everyone spray tans.
How would you go about tuning this down.

Lowering the Color?
Changing the Pro settings?
Adjusting Tint?

Or a little of all 3?

+1 although mine is a little more red than orange.
post #74 of 1305
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Originally Posted by Elevatorguy View Post

+1 although mine is a little more red than orange.

Tomatoes, Tomoughtoes
post #75 of 1305
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Originally Posted by Dave_O View Post

Here are the best settings I have come up with yet. There seems to be a lot of variation in the response of these sets to published settings. Checking some settings and measurements that have been posted gave results that were very much worse that were obtained on the other persons set.

There were no adjustments to the Service Menu, and the set has the original A-Board.

Thanks to zoyd for pointing me in the right direction and donnymac for basics on gamma and RGB !!!


Picture Mode Custom
Temperature Warm2
Panel Brightness Low
Contrast 75
Brightness 50
Sharpness 50
Color 49
Tint 0
Gamma 2.2
Black extension 0
Color management Off
Video NR Off
Contour emphasis Off
CATS Off
AGC 0
Block NR Off
Mosquito NR Off
Motion smoother Off
Black Level Light

Grayscale
High R 2
High G 0
High B 10

Low R 8
Low G 11
Low B -1

Just curious - Why such a high sharpness setting? I was under the impression that increasing sharpness introduced artifacts? Is that not true?
post #76 of 1305
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Originally Posted by weiland555 View Post


Just curious - Why such a high sharpness setting? I was under the impression that increasing sharpness introduced artifacts? Is that not true?

Agreed. On this set, the artifacts become visible at 60 and higher to my eyes. Other sets showed problems at 20 or so.
post #77 of 1305
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Originally Posted by Dave_O View Post


Agreed. On this set, the artifacts become visible at 60 and higher to my eyes. Other sets showed problems at 20 or so.

Ah...I see. Thanks.
post #78 of 1305
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Originally Posted by weiland555 View Post

Just curious - Why such a high sharpness setting? I was under the impression that increasing sharpness introduced artifacts? Is that not true?

It depends. If I'm remembering correctly, on some displays the sharpness circuit is "off" at 50. Going up increases it and going lower "de-sharpens" the image. My 57" Mits DLP operates like this.

Perhaps one of the gurus can chime in?

I just ordered the 50" from Amazon today and will have delivery on Monday. Looking forward to trying out my first plasma.
post #79 of 1305
I found the THX mode to have way too much contrast out of the box. For instance if i see a white shirt, I want to see the threads, not a white glow. I found these settings provide a very natural looking picture.

THX mode
Contrast 35
Brightness 75
Color 43
All other settings default

Plus, i don't consider myself an expert on the matter, but i think whole running slides to break in the display is a complete waste of time. To me that's just a 100 hours of the panels prime life gone. And i would recommend not using the SM settings from a different display. I would suggest unless you have a proper calibration done, leave the factory settings. Just my opinion.
post #80 of 1305
Anyone settle on some good 3d settings yet?
post #81 of 1305
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Originally Posted by weiland555 View Post

Anyone settle on some good 3d settings yet?

havent even used 3d yet.
post #82 of 1305
After trying a few different settings for custom, I've settled on using Dave_O's settings above. In my opinion, the skin tones looks the most natural. Thanks for the work you did and the posting Dave_O. I really appreciate it.
post #83 of 1305
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Originally Posted by weiland555 View Post

Anyone settle on some good 3d settings yet?

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Originally Posted by pmil7991 View Post

After trying a few different settings for custom, I've settled on using Dave_O's settings above. In my opinion, the skin tones looks the most natural. Thanks for the work you did and the posting Dave_O. I really appreciate it.

Another vote for Dave_O's. I stated by using the settings James Cameron provided for the Avatar disc , but those were for a 25 and had no settings for G. Watching Avatar with Cameron's setting was good, then I found Dave_O's here and watching again got even better
post #84 of 1305
So tonight I had a chance to play around with a 60" GT30 at my local Best Buy.. My goal was to make the whites white and the black black with eye popping color.. Once done this TV looked fantastic and easily stuck out as having the best picture of all the sets around it.. Again, this was done at a local Best Buy store.. So if it's too bright for your house don't shoot the messenger! Instead, have some fun and give it a try.

Make the following changes to the Custom Picture Mode;

W/B high G; -25 (under pro)
W/B low G; -11 (under pro)
Color; 57
Tint; fine tweak to your source
Brightness; 33
Contrast; 100
Sharpness; 25
Gamma; 2.0
Color Temp; Cool 2
Panel Brightness; medium
Motion Smoother; weak

*Everything else at default. The Build date on the store demo was May 2011.
post #85 of 1305
I dialed in the settings last night and holy crap do they look nice! I was happy with my picture before but this is amazing. I watched hockey, MLB (total eye candy) football, HBO (now I know what people mean by deep blacks). Golf looked like I was watching out the window. All looked great. One thing, with the panel brightness on "Low" these settings are for dark room viewing. This morning I put the panel brightness up to "Medium" and lowered the color to the upper 30s, it's still pretty good - football, hockey, and the Red Bull Air Racing looked especially good.
post #86 of 1305
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Originally Posted by Barometer View Post

I dialed in the settings last night and holy crap do they look nice! I was happy with my picture before but this is amazing. I watched hockey, MLB (total eye candy) football, HBO (now I know what people mean by deep blacks). Golf looked like I was watching out the window. All looked great. One thing, with the panel brightness on "Low" these settings are for dark room viewing. This morning I put the panel brightness up to "Medium" and lowered the color to the upper 30s, it's still pretty good - football, hockey, and the Red Bull Air Racing looked especially good.

Thanks. I agree about the brightness. I tried for over 10 hours total to get the Gamma and White Balance good with a Panel Brightness of Medium, but got nowhere. I am still learning the art, and won't touch the service menu
post #87 of 1305
Dave_O can you try Sound and Visions settings and tell me what you think. I have them entered in and the whites are extremely white, and the blacks are really deep too.
post #88 of 1305
I had a buddy over last night for MNF to show off my new 60", using Dave-O's settings. The skin tone was excellent, colors vibrant, but the field looked the color of pea soup. I changed the Tint to bring in the green, but then the announcers looked like they took a bath in spray tan. I apologized and gave up trying to fix it. When they showed an aerial shot of Detroit, the baseball park next to the stadium was lit, and the green field was stunning - perfect color balance. So, I don't think anything was wrong with my settings, but that turf must be old and dingy!
post #89 of 1305
I agree with Dave_O. I don't feel remotely qualified to play with anything in the Service Menu. That's one of the reasons I like his settings.
post #90 of 1305
Given that the settings I came up with have a low light output, and are best for darker rooms, I did a calibration for 2.4 Gamma, which some prefer in darker rooms.

Date 10/11/11
Picture Mode Custom
Temperature Warm2
Panel Brightness Low
Contrast 90
Brightness 50
Sharpness 50
Color 48
Tint 0
Gamma 2.4
Black extension 0
Color management Off
Video NR Off
Contour emphasis Off
CATS Off
AGC 0
Block NR Off
Mosquito NR Off
Motion smoother Off
Black Level Light

Grayscale
High R 4
High G -1
High B 18
Low R 13
Low G 18
Low B -2

 

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