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post #211 of 1090
I just noticed that I actually wanted to post my question here in this specific settings thread but it ended up in the general ST30 thread instead. I know that cross-posting is lame so here's just the link again. I did indeed get a couple of (reassuring) responses there (so I hope you're not offended if I ask again, I do value the responses), I just thought that almost all people reading this thread are going (or went) through the prep and I'm just curious if *anyone* was able to distinguish every slide in the set. Answers in another forum seem to say that what I experience is not normal, and I just want to be sure there's nothing wrong with my set...


Thanks,

Dirk
post #212 of 1090
D-Nice:

Will you be posting settings for the 65VT30 series that have the luminance update applied?

Either way, thank you for all you do here :thumbsup:

Ish
post #213 of 1090
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Originally Posted by flachbar View Post

I just noticed that I actually wanted to post my question here in this specific settings thread but it ended up in the general ST30 thread instead. I know that cross-posting is lame so here's just the link again. I did indeed get a couple of (reassuring) responses there (so I hope you're not offended if I ask again, I do value the responses), I just thought that almost all people reading this thread are going (or went) through the prep and I'm just curious if *anyone* was able to distinguish every slide in the set. Answers in another forum seem to say that what I experience is not normal, and I just want to be sure there's nothing wrong with my set...


Thanks,

Dirk

on MID panel brightness there is not much of a change in the colors, but on low panel brightness there is an obvious change in the diff colors, except for the#4 and #5 red slides they are the same. i dont think you have anything to worry about.
post #214 of 1090
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Originally Posted by D-Nice View Post

Basically you need a HD signal and a SD signal. How you get those signals is your choice. A BD player or upconverting DVD player will suffice

Got it, thanks
post #215 of 1090
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Originally Posted by cpcat View Post

Not trying to be critical of what you did at all here, but it should be clarified
that raising the brightness control does not increase the brightness of the set--it raises the black level. If it's too high it simply makes the blacks more of a gray color which will be a detriment overall to pq. Raising the contrast, however, does increase the brightness (light output) of the display.

If you do raise contrast, you probably then need to recheck the brightness setting with a test disc "pluge" pattern or alternatively you can use the dithering method--put a 4:3 image up and look closely at the black pillar-box bar. Lower the brightness control until the dithering (sparkling) in the black just goes away. Many times, if anything, after raising contrast you'll find you'll actually have to drop brightness down a few clicks.

Yes thank you. I didn't intend on sounding like I meant panel brightness,I see why it seems that way. I apologize for the confusion and thank you for the correction.
post #216 of 1090
D-Nice... Any way we could get you to calibrate an ST30 on Mid Panel Brightness to the best of your ability?

And yes, I already know it won't be as accurate as your existing settings... But I'll try anything to get my 60ST30 brighter... it's just soooo daarrrrkkk..

But I guarantee dozens from this board would really, really appreciate it! And others at HDJ, and lurkers around the world...
post #217 of 1090
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Originally Posted by moshock View Post

D-Nice... Any way we could get you to calibrate an ST30 on Mid Panel Brightness to the best of your ability?

And yes, I already know it won't be as accurate as your existing settings... But I'll try anything to get my 60ST30 brighter... it's just soooo daarrrrkkk..

But I guarantee dozens from this board would really, really appreciate it! And others at HDJ, and lurkers around the world...

I would certainly appreciate it, but if there are 'buyers' out there that haven't purchased the ST30 yet, don't be frightened off by the 'dark, low, dim' talk. I just got my set hooked up on Tues after the slides/setup and was shocked at how bright it was after reading the threads here. I do have my set on MID because I do like a brighter screen (especially for sports) but it's every bit as bright as my Samsung LED was, or at least how I had my LED setup. The Panny's pic is better though so the Sammy is going back to the store.
post #218 of 1090
I finished my 100hr prep and applied D-Nice's settings on my 55' GT30 and I'm very happy with the results. The picture looks fantastic!

Thanks D-Nice!
post #219 of 1090
OK, I'm finished with messing with the settings on my 42ST30. I followed my own advice many post back about giving my eyes and brain time to adjust to, actually, any changes to settings. I have gone back to all of D's settings but ended up increasing contrast to 84 and brightness (black level) to 60. I had to decrease color down to 40. Everything else is exactly as D recommended. Everything looked good and I lived with it, in a dim to darkened bedroom for a few nights and days. I also had to stop trying to compare or make a 42" ST30 look like a (calibrated) 58" VT25, in overall light output or PQ. It ain't gonna happen! What the 42ST30 is giving me now is colors that rival the VT, great detail and for a small screen, good contrast. Just for the hell of it, I switched back to mid-panel, normal warmth, and HDMI photo. While the picture does get brighter, or "pops" as some people say, it just doesn't look right, once you get use to the colors and overall PQ of the D-Nice settings. It's like comparing a woman who relies on heavy makeup to look good to a one that doesn't require any to look great. The D-Nice settings look way more natural and great. I'm done with the changing of settings back and forth. What I was looking for, was in front of me the whole time, with the D-Nice settings. I just needed to tweak the contrast, black level and color. Then stop!
post #220 of 1090
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Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post

OK, I'm finished with messing with the settings on my 42ST30. I followed my own advice many post back about giving my eyes and brain time to adjust to, actually, any changes to settings. I have gone back to all of D's settings but ended up increasing contrast to 84 and brightness (black level) to 60. I had to decrease color down to 40. Everything else is exactly as D recommended. Everything looked good and I lived with it, in a dim to darkened bedroom for a few nights and days. I also had to stop trying to compare or make a 42" ST30 look like a (calibrated) 58" VT25, in overall light output or PQ. It ain't gonna happen! What the 42ST30 is giving me now is colors that rival the VT, great detail and for a small screen, good contrast. Just for the hell of it, I switched back to mid-panel, normal warmth, and HDMI photo. While the picture does get brighter, or "pops" as some people say, it just doesn't look right, once you get use to the colors and overall PQ of the D-Nice settings. It's like comparing a woman who relies on heavy makeup to look good to a one that doesn't require any to look great. The D-Nice settings look way more natural and great. I'm done with the changing of settings back and forth. What I was looking for, was in front of me the whole time, with the D-Nice settings. I just needed to tweak the contrast, black level and color. Then stop!

Never give up!!!...
post #221 of 1090
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Originally Posted by moshock View Post


Never give up!!!...

I'm going to have to. My wife's eyes are starting to roll towards me now and not the other way. The only thing she sees on the new TV in the bedroom is the Menu.
post #222 of 1090
I noticed two MJ setting what are the differences
post #223 of 1090
So I just started the slide show on a 60GT30 and have a couple questions.
First(I'm already cringing)-I notice the slides aren't full screen-for example there is still two inches of black on the left and right of the butterfly slide.Is that correct?Just want to make sure before I burn something in.
Also the top corner screws on the back panel are not flush.Should I just live with it?Thanks
post #224 of 1090
I also have another question ( sorry for all the questions) but I noticed the warning for the slide show prep it says the slide show is not a breaking method ? Is that typo because I've been running the slide show for two days on my VT30 on the assumption that running it for a 100 hours it would be broke in an I would be able to use the reference setting that are listed
post #225 of 1090
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tylerh View Post

So I just started the slide show on a 60GT30 and have a couple questions.
First(I'm already cringing)-I notice the slides aren't full screen-for example there is still two inches of black on the left and right of the butterfly slide.Is that correct?Just want to make sure before I burn something in.
Also the top corner screws on the back panel are not flush.Should I just live with it?Thanks

They are full screen patterns. You need to check your settings if they are not on your display.
post #226 of 1090
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by slimy46 View Post

I also have another question ( sorry for all the questions) but I noticed the warning for the slide show prep it says the slide show is not a breaking method ? Is that typo because I've been running the slide show for two days on my VT30 on the assumption that running it for a 100 hours it would be broke in an I would be able to use the reference setting that are listed

They are not break in slides. They are explicitly suppose to be used in conjunction with my settings.
post #227 of 1090
I thought you cycled full colors to prevent burn-in.

That's what I did 2-3 years ago when I bought my first plasma.
post #228 of 1090
Hmm-all settings seem correct.Seems I can only get full screen on zoom setting instead of normal.
post #229 of 1090
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Originally Posted by tylerh View Post

So I just started the slide show on a 60GT30 and have a couple questions.
First(I'm already cringing)-I notice the slides aren't full screen-for example there is still two inches of black on the left and right of the butterfly slide.Is that correct?Just want to make sure before I burn something in.
Also the top corner screws on the back panel are not flush.Should I just live with it?Thanks


what is the butterfly slide?
post #230 of 1090
Ok I'm sorry to sound very new I have two more questions one I asked the the differences in the two MJ settings an two how do I go about using the slides
post #231 of 1090
Finished with the 100 hr break in on my ST30-55 and now I am trying to input the D-Nice settings. In my picture menu there are some items that are grayed out (photo enhancement and pro settings). Can anyone tell me what I need to do to access these?

Thanks in advance.
post #232 of 1090
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Originally Posted by Plasma Noobie View Post

Finished with the 100 hr break in on my ST30-55 and now I am trying to input the D-Nice settings. In my picture menu there are some items that are grayed out (photo enhancement and pro settings). Can anyone tell me what I need to do to access these?

Thanks in advance.

Never mind. I see that you need to enter custom setting first.
post #233 of 1090
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Originally Posted by mark62 View Post

what is the butterfly slide?

And that's why I was cringing-I knew I was doing something stupid.Those were sample pics the USB drive maker stuck on the drive.Also-to further confuse things the real slides somehow were corrupted.I think I feel a migraine coming on!
Anyways -thanks for the help
post #234 of 1090
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Originally Posted by tylerh View Post

And that's why I was cringing-I knew I was doing something stupid.Those were sample pics the USB drive maker stuck on the drive.Also-to further confuse things the real slides somehow were corrupted.I think I feel a migraine coming on!
Anyways -thanks for the help

LMFAO....that is classic... made me laugh so hard, thanks
post #235 of 1090
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Originally Posted by tylerh View Post

And that's why I was cringing-I knew I was doing something stupid.Those were sample pics the USB drive maker stuck on the drive.Also-to further confuse things the real slides somehow were corrupted.I think I feel a migraine coming on!
Anyways -thanks for the help

ahhahahaha... thank you.
post #236 of 1090
photo enhancement is still grayed out on my menu (ST30-55). What do you do to adjust it? Thanks.
post #237 of 1090
I've got a new 65VT30 and have about 20 hrs on running the slides. After reading this and some other threads I notice that on the two darkest grey slides I am noticing a green tint on the majority of the screen with the exception of the outermost 3-4 inches on the left and right sides. I don't see blobs per se just a green tint. The set is a July 2011 build and ser no. MJ1185xxxx. I don't notice it on the brighter white or other colored slides

I'm afraid that I may have the "green tinge" issue. I wanted to ask anyone out that also has this issue.

1. Did it resolve itself with time? I've read on some threads that it can. If so how long did it take?

2. Was it visible is actual program material?

Everything else on the set is fine; no damage, buzzing or eeprom issue so I'm debating whether to send it back and take the chance of potentially getting another set with other issues.

Thanks for your input.
post #238 of 1090
Well, thank you to D-Nice for your help with everything. I'm retiring from this thread... I'll now be hanging out in the DIY thread.

I posted my findings here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...&postcount=288

Cheers!
post #239 of 1090
How do you access the pro settings on an ST30? I know I am missing it but I can't seem to find it. Thanks.

JasonG
post #240 of 1090
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JasonGinWV View Post

How do you access the pro settings on an ST30? I know I am missing it but I can't seem to find it. Thanks.

JasonG

The pro settings are only available in Custom mode. Please refer to your owner's manual for visual references on how to get to that menu.
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