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post #1231 of 1482
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Originally Posted by demroyer View Post

Can't wait to get this TV on the wall this week-end so I can stop theorizing and see how it actually all plays out...
Demian

Wow. I didn't know you were into high end AV equipment. So I guess since my Denon was the lower tiered model way back when, I guess any new contemporary ones would blow it away. My old Denon was great with Dolby Digital 5.1 but no DTS either. The analog 5.1 inputs helped since my BR player decoded any HD format and just sent it directly to my speakers. I was lucky in that manner. But I always thought calibrating my speakers with an analog SPL meter was all I needed. WRONG! I was not able to correct room acoustic problems and delays based on my speaker placements. Audyssey really did the job and now the sound I get is night and day. It takes the guesswork out of setting parameters for your 5.1 setup. Let us know how your tv setup goes this weekend. I am loving my 70"...
post #1232 of 1482
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Originally Posted by rbanez View Post

Wow. I didn't know you were into high end AV equipment. So I guess since my Denon was the lower tiered model way back when, I guess any new contemporary ones would blow it away. My old Denon was great with Dolby Digital 5.1 but no DTS either. The analog 5.1 inputs helped since my BR player decoded any HD format and just sent it directly to my speakers. I was lucky in that manner. But I always thought calibrating my speakers with an analog SPL meter was all I needed. WRONG! I was not able to correct room acoustic problems and delays based on my speaker placements. Audyssey really did the job and now the sound I get is night and day. It takes the guesswork out of setting parameters for your 5.1 setup. Let us know how your tv setup goes this weekend. I am loving my 70"...

Yeah, I've heard great things about Audessey, and could probably really use it in my room - my speaker setup isn't quite ideal due to a funky wall length on the one side, so one of my dipole speakers is about a foot and a half in front of my listening position, which impacts the surround effects somewhat. Like you, I bought a sound meter and used that to at least dial all the speakers to 75db using c-weighting, but I'm betting Audessey could do a much better job. And if my receiver had analog inputs, I'd be able to let my new Oppo do all of the decoding - but no dice. There is a company called MSB that would put 5.1 analog inputs into my Denon, but it would cost $400 to $500 for the upgrade and the cable, which feels like way too much to invest in a 15 year old receiver (that money would be better put toward a new receiver)

As for being into high-end AV equipment, it was a lot easier when I was single and in my 20's - now I'm 40 with two kids and wife, and my days of buying the latest and greatest gear every few years are definitely on hold for a while.
post #1233 of 1482
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Just posted new Movie mode settings, this latest CAL is the best my 60LE632 has ever looked. Give them a shot, hopefully they will work well for some of you.

Best of luck!

Jason

Jason, I noticed that your latest Movie mode settings are at 35 ftL vs. previous versions at 40ftL - I apologize if I sound dumb for asking this, but does that mean that your newer settings would be darker, and therefore more suited to nighttime or darkroom viewing? I used your previous set of 40ftL settings for a movie today and they looked pretty darn good - more on that later.

I also just configured your newest 40ftL Game mode settings this afternoon (was using your previous set of Game mode settings yesterday and this morning) - I'll let you know how the new settings look for me once I have a little time to form an opinion.

So far much better than out of the box settings...

Demian
post #1234 of 1482
Demian,

Exactly, typically the lower the ftL the darker the viewing environment.

Somebody asked me a while back for a 50 ftL calibration and I may add one of those as one of my final 632 sets (or maybe even a 60 ftL for people with daylight rooms).

Jason
post #1235 of 1482
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Demian,

Exactly, typically the lower the ftL the darker the viewing environment.

Somebody asked me a while back for a 50 ftL calibration and I may add one of those as one of my final 632 sets (or maybe even a 60 ftL for people with daylight rooms).

Jason

I'd really love to try your 50 or 60 ftls!
post #1236 of 1482
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Demian,

Exactly, typically the lower the ftL the darker the viewing environment.

Somebody asked me a while back for a 50 ftL calibration and I may add one of those as one of my final 632 sets (or maybe even a 60 ftL for people with daylight rooms).

Jason

OK, that's what I thought. My room is a little of both - I have a big sliding glass door on one of the walls in my viewing room, which have blinds but don't fully darken the room during the day (nor do we always want it like a dungeon in that room ). Most of our movie/TV watching is at night when the room is darker, with some TV watching and XBox gaming during the daylight hours as well. So either I need to train my family to mess with backlight settings during day/night, or use settings that will reasonably fit the bill for both lighting conditions.

BTW, none of your calibrations specifically mention setting the Black Level, but there is a High/Low option for that which seems to have a big effect on the picture - do you typically keep this at Low (which is the default)?
post #1237 of 1482
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Originally Posted by demroyer View Post

BTW, none of your calibrations specifically mention setting the Black Level, but there is a High/Low option for that which seems to have a big effect on the picture - do you typically keep this at Low (which is the default)?

I don't think my 70-632 has a High/Low option for black level. In which menu are you seeing this setting?

Ed
post #1238 of 1482
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Originally Posted by Redding Delivery View Post

I don't think my 70-632 has a High/Low option for black level. In which menu are you seeing this setting?

Ed

It is in the Picture Quality section, under Advanced - the Black Level setting will show up but is listed as inaccessible unless a video stream is running (at least, that was what I found when checking this out last night). Once I started passing a video signal to an input, the settings become active. It seems to default to a setting of Low (darker), but can be set to High which significantly brightens the blacks. I had my screen paused and toggled the setting on and off, and with High there was a lot more detail in the shadows and dark backgrounds - but I don't know if that is a good thing or not.

BTW, I have both component and HDMI inputs to the 632U - I know for sure that the component input allowed access to this setting, and I saw it on the HDMI inputs as well - but I didn't notice whether the setting is adustable in the HDMI inputs (I will try it tonight).

Demian
post #1239 of 1482
I see it now. Never noticed it because i stream with my BD player. I find I get better audio through by BD and it has same apps as the tv. I just got a notice on my sceen about a software update available for my sharp 70-632. going to install it now to see what it does.
Ed
post #1240 of 1482
The black level setting is not accessible via HDMI, it will work with Component/Composite/S-video (as Demian discovered).

Jason
post #1241 of 1482
Just did the software update to 311U1204061. all it did was remove some apps,(Blockbuster,Napster and another one that i forgot).
Ed
post #1242 of 1482
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

The black level setting is not accessible via HDMI, it will work with Component/Composite/S-video (as Demian discovered).

Jason

Thanks for verifying, Jason - I was going to test it last night, but caught up in other stuff (seems like there are a million different tasks and tweaks to make with this new setup). Is setting this type of value to High on the component inputs typically undesirable?

Demian
post #1243 of 1482
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Originally Posted by demroyer View Post

Thanks for verifying, Jason - I was going to test it last night, but caught up in other stuff (seems like there are a million different tasks and tweaks to make with this new setup). Is setting this type of value to High on the component inputs typically undesirable?

Demian

Raising the black level is not something you want to do as it washes out the image and decreases your contrast ratio (as well as some other negative effects), you'll be better off increasing the Gamma setting if you want more shadow detail. If you are at Gamma -2 right now that is about a 2.3 to 2.4 gamma which is more for a dark viewing environment, try -1 or 0 (which will range around 2.2 to 2).

Jason
post #1244 of 1482
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Originally Posted by Redding Delivery View Post

Just did the software update to 311U1204061. all it did was remove some apps,(Blockbuster,Napster and another one that i forgot).
Ed

So you think its a safe bet to skip the update? I'm having a hell if a time trying to download it....
post #1245 of 1482
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Originally Posted by Jet300 View Post

So you think its a safe bet to skip the update? I'm having a hell if a time trying to download it....

I don't think it's really necessary. The web site said all it did was remove 3 apps. I downloaded to USB and updated that way as the tv had trouble getting the download.

Ed
post #1246 of 1482
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Originally Posted by Jet300 View Post

So you think its a safe bet to skip the update? I'm having a hell if a time trying to download it....

I would just wait a couple of weeks and try when everyone isn't downloading it at the same time. My guess is you will be fine then.
post #1247 of 1482
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Originally Posted by TomInCanada View Post

I would just wait a couple of weeks and try when everyone isn't downloading it at the same time. My guess is you will be fine then.

The update apparently only removes some apps - no mention of new updates or fixes:

"This Firmware Update removes the streaming apps Blockbuster, Alphaline and Napster due to those streaming services no longer being available.

This update includes all previous fixes and improvements.

Version: 311U1204061"

--Tom
post #1248 of 1482
Best Buy is delivering mine today....just like Christmas morning...
post #1249 of 1482
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Originally Posted by HowieDoin View Post

Best Buy is delivering mine today....just like Christmas morning...

Congrats! Tell us your experience. We know you will love this beast as much as I do, especially once you dial in the settings provided by Jason on this forum!
post #1250 of 1482
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Originally Posted by rbanez View Post

Congrats! Tell us your experience. We know you will love this beast as much as I do, especially once you dial in the settings provided by Jason on this forum!

Will do....and thanks!
post #1251 of 1482
Best Buy hasnt showed up yet, so I'm looking at my mounting options...I purchased this... http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...ac1dc848bden02 ...(site must be a typo, box does say 70", not 60")...which looks like it will do the trick....I already own this...... http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en ....which is currently holding a 52" sony bravia........really wish i could use the Whalen (2nd unit) as it does say it's good for 135 ilbs, but I suspect the brackets will not line up as the tv is likely too wide......shall see soon enough...
post #1252 of 1482
So...delivered as promised...managed to hang it on the Whalen I pointed out above , which is nice......having a heck of a time so far with the calibrating....grass on the baseball game looks grainy....hockey game looked awesome with the closer camera angles, but like a SD feed from the usual pan angle.....which is unacceptable....Starting to get a bit late so I'll tackle it again tomorrow...tried these settings so far.. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...&postcount=294 ...which seem to give me that SOE everyone was talking about when it comes to baseball and hockey......tomorrow is another day....
post #1253 of 1482
HowieDoin,

You should have no SOE in Game mode and if you do it's not the calibration (the settings that create SOE are disabled in Game mode and cannot be enabled).

Jason
post #1254 of 1482
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

HowieDoin,

You should have no SOE in Game mode and if you do it's not the calibration (the settings that create SOE are disabled in Game mode and cannot be enabled).

Jason


Ya...looks like I have a LOT more reading to do....LOL
post #1255 of 1482
Watch out for that recent firmware update, we now have one report of possible change to color (nothing verified as of yet).

Jason
post #1256 of 1482
Is there an area where I can check what the current firmware is on the unit?
post #1257 of 1482
Menu -> Information / Identification

Jason
post #1258 of 1482
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Watch out for that recent firmware update, we now have one report of possible change to color (nothing verified as of yet).

Jason

Hi Jason..please let us know if and when it's ok to update the firmware. I don't want it to mess the calibrations you assisted us with. Please keep us posted. Thanks!
post #1259 of 1482
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Originally Posted by lokilarry View Post

I learned my lesson from my now bricked VF552XVT from Vizio. Fortunately with Sharp, you are given the option not to download.

Yeah but without downloading the update it's not letting me use Netflix or other apps.
post #1260 of 1482
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Originally Posted by TomInCanada View Post


I would just wait a couple of weeks and try when everyone isn't downloading it at the same time. My guess is you will be fine then.

Good idea!
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