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Originally Posted by ThrowingChicken View Post

These are really cool, I just wish you didn't need a PC to process the video. Hopefully someone comes up with an HDMI pass through system where no PC is required.
So it only works from PC video?
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TV light shows! eek.gif

Who needs Blu-ray movies? wink.gif
post #8313 of 9713
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Originally Posted by rypaul View Post

Found a slightly annoying issue. When I pair my bluetooth headset to my TV and then try to play my Wii the
controllers exibit a horrible amount of lag. Apparently these bluetooth devices I have don't play well with each other
It is sad because my PS3 controller which I use for PC gaming works just fine while I am using the 3D
glasses. Anyone else have any bluetooth quirks to share?

I use a Bluetooth receiver to send music from my ipad to the stereo. I noticed early on that if I put that device too close to the GT50's Bluetooth transceiver that it doesn't work. Even though there are as many as 79 Bluetooth channels available through frequency hopping, the close proximity between the two causes too much interference. So one thing to watch is how close the different transceivers are to one another.

Another thing to consider may be your wifi set-up. Wifi uses the same 2.4 GHz ISM band that is about 83 MHz wide. A Wifi connection will lock-up a 22 MHz wide chunk of this. Essentially making 22 of the 79 possible Bluetooth channels unusable. If you have multiple Wifi channels open you can suck-up most of the available channels and limit the Bluetooth devices to very few available channels making the time lag greater every time the Bluetooth device hops to a new channel only to find its occupied.

If you want to experiment, try turning off some or all of your Wifi stuff and spreading out the physical locations of the Bluetooth devices especially if you have a set up where you are stacking these devices on top of each other or very close to a wifi transceiver. That's about all I got for ya'
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Thanks for the pointers I will try a few things based on your advice and see if I can isolate the exact cause :)

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Originally Posted by rupterr View Post

The PS3 has a fan but mine it is not loud enough to annoy me when watching a movie or playing a game. In a quiet environment it could be annoying for some imo. They don't come with a standard remote but you can purchase a bluetooth remote that looks like a standard remote.

There are other options to control the PS3 as well, such as a Harmony remote with a PS3 adapter, and other devices. The PS3 is still a really good BD player, with excellent video quality.

Sorry to be late to the discussion....this thread has some legs to it, I never know what to expect if I have missed several days of checking in wink.gif
Anyway, that is the exact setup I have and it works great/ superb!
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

And dont forget that it does a very good job of streaming also. But it should for what they cost. But as much as I dont really care for Sony I have to say my PS3 is a pretty nice device.

+1 Mine works great with everything I have tried on it...no issues. I'm happy!
post #8316 of 9713
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Did you buy the $25 dimmer from them or did you find a different one?
I sprang for their ridiculously overpriced $25 one, just to make sure it works.
post #8317 of 9713
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I sprang for their ridiculously overpriced $25 one, just to make sure it works.
I thought about it but I couldnt bring myself to do it. Turns out I dont need it. I like it just the way it is but if you found one for $5 or so I would get one anyway. I think youll like the lights though. Everything feels really cheap and lightweight (especially the switch) but Im happy with the result.
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You can get those light kits for pretty cheap off most PC retailers. Stinks I've already mounts my tv. Now I have to take it off and ray this all over again.
post #8319 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

+1
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00390GFJS/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I just recently got this and I really like it.
I got the one with a strip long enough for three sides. Looking at the back of the set, I can got up the left side, across but I can't do a straight shot down the side with the inputs because there are a few vent holes in the way. Is it ok the block a small amout of them or would it affect the light pattern if I did a slight "S" with the lights?
post #8320 of 9713
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Originally Posted by Freddyknuckles View Post

I got the one with a strip long enough for three sides. Looking at the back of the set, I can got up the left side, across but I can't do a straight shot down the side with the inputs because there are a few vent holes in the way. Is it ok the block a small amout of them or would it affect the light pattern if I did a slight "S" with the lights?
If youre talking about blocking the vent holes it wont hurt anything. That strip is so narrow it wont make any difference. And the LED light strip doesnt get hot at all so its not like its going to build up any kind of heat. And yes, depending on how slight and how far away your tv is from the wall, a slight "s" may be noticeable.
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Good to know. Thank you.
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I'd just try to even out the lighting on all sides. Would look kinds odd otherwise.
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I'm using THX Cinema to break-in my new 60GT50 with full screen BD content such as Planet Earth. Does anyone have their black level set to "dark" when watching content? In my downstairs family room, where I can control light, I think the dark setting makes the picture look better than the light setting. Any thoughts or opinions on this?
post #8324 of 9713
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Originally Posted by rupterr View Post

I'm using THX Cinema to break-in my new 60GT50 with full screen BD content such as Planet Earth. Does anyone have their black level set to "dark" when watching content? In my downstairs family room, where I can control light, I think the dark setting makes the picture look better than the light setting. Any thoughts or opinions on this?

It crushes blacks and you lose a lot of shadow detail. Yuk.
post #8325 of 9713
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Originally Posted by rupterr View Post

I'm using THX Cinema to break-in my new 60GT50 with full screen BD content such as Planet Earth. Does anyone have their black level set to "dark" when watching content? In my downstairs family room, where I can control light, I think the dark setting makes the picture look better than the light setting. Any thoughts or opinions on this?

I don't think anybody uses the Dark setting, very few people think Dark looks better. The forced default using the TV's HD tuner is Light so that should tell ya sumthin wink.gif

And i'd "break it in" (age the panel) using a brighter screen setting, doing it with a dim screen doesn't seem to exercise the phosphors enough as a brighter screen does.
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Originally Posted by rupterr View Post

I'm using THX Cinema to break-in my new 60GT50 with full screen BD content such as Planet Earth. Does anyone have their black level set to "dark" when watching content? In my downstairs family room, where I can control light, I think the dark setting makes the picture look better than the light setting. Any thoughts or opinions on this?
If you look close, there is probably fine details in black and very dark gray images that you're missing. That's the trade off if you use such settings.
post #8327 of 9713
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

I don't think anybody uses the Dark setting, very few people think Dark looks better. The forced default using the TV's HD tuner is Light so that should tell ya sumthin wink.gif

And i'd "break it in" (age the panel) using a brighter screen setting, doing it with a dim screen doesn't seem to exercise the phosphors enough as a brighter screen does.

Thanks for the break-in tip Randy. I was fiddling with the settings a little and the picture just seemed to pop more on some scenes when I had it set to "dark". I don't want to lose detail though.

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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

If you look close, there is probably fine details in black and very dark gray images that you're missing. That's the trade off if you use such settings.

^ Is this what "crushing blacks" is htwaits? I saw sheshechic's post and tried to look up that term in the "Common Plasma Terms and Acronyms" thread but did not see it there.
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Yep, that's what I meant. wink.gif What do you think of the THX modes?
post #8329 of 9713
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

If you look close, there is probably fine details in black and very dark gray images that you're missing. That's the trade off if you use such settings.

^ Is this what "crushing blacks" is htwaits? I saw sheshechic's post and tried to look up that term in the "Common Plasma Terms and Acronyms" thread but did not see it there.
That's what I think it means. I have no idea why it's not in something titled "Common Plasma Terms and Acronyms". wink.gif
post #8330 of 9713
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It crushes blacks and you lose a lot of shadow detail. Yuk.

I get the best blacks when the TV is off... biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

It crushes blacks and you lose a lot of shadow detail. Yuk.

I get the best blacks when the TV is off... biggrin.gif

No you don't, you've got a plasma. wink.gif
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It crushes blacks and you lose a lot of shadow detail. Yuk.

I get the best blacks when the TV is off... biggrin.gif
... and I used to do my best flying with my eyes closed. eek.gif
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

It crushes blacks and you lose a lot of shadow detail. Yuk.

I get the best blacks when the TV is off... biggrin.gif
... and I used to do my best flying with my eyes closed. eek.gif

eek.gif
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

It crushes blacks and you lose a lot of shadow detail. Yuk.

I get the best blacks when the TV is off... biggrin.gif
... and I used to do my best flying with my eyes closed. eek.gif

eek.gif
And I always faced the tail of the aircraft. eek.gifeek.gif
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And I always faced the tail of the aircraft. eek.gifeek.gif
B17?
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

It crushes blacks and you lose a lot of shadow detail. Yuk.

I get the best blacks when the TV is off... biggrin.gif
... and I used to do my best flying with my eyes closed. eek.gif

eek.gif
And I always faced the tail of the aircraft. eek.gifeek.gif

I faced the sides, or the cargo. Eyes close w/ cargo, looking at the moving cargo will make one sick.
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I was browsing around yesterday for settings and came across PlasmaTVBG's calibrated settings and to be honest...They "pop" a lot more IMO. I'm not sure if these calibrations done by these guys are any good/not or accurate for that matter but I figured I'd post the link in-case anyone wanted to check them out. I've been using HD Masters settings for a while and they look great...As well as D-Nice and BlackOps, but these guys settings seem to make my colors a lil more vibrant and "pop". They even made my FiOS content look better. I don't see any skin tone problems or anything like that either. Of course I kept my contrast and brightness down as my 60GT50 is in a dark room because these guys had contrast at 100 and brightness at 72 eek.gif I also brought the gamma down to 2.4 rather than 2.6 but kept everything else they posted.

*EDIT* UggggH forgot I can't link to another site.....Lets see

Software used for calibration: Spectracal CalMAN Pro V4.6.3
Source Generator: Sencore VP403
Meter: Sencore OTC1000
Reference Metere: i1Pro



Post Calibration Settings:
Picture Mode Custom
Contract: +100
Brightness: +72
Color: +51
Tine: +0
Sharpness: +25
Color Temp.: WARM 2
Color mgmt.: Off
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: Off
Advanced Picture
Mosquito NR Off
Motion Smoother Medium
1080p ure direct Off
Black level light


Pro Settings (using 2-point White Balance)
Color Space: Wide
W/B high R: +4
W/B high G: +5
W/B high B: +6
W/B low R: -6
W/B low G: -9
W/B low B: -6
Black Extension: default
Gamma Adjustment 2.6
Panel Brightness Default
Contour Emphasis Default
AGC Default
Gamma detail adj. Default
Post Calibration Settings:
post #8338 of 9713
On my set, those colors were off and I didn't like the motion smoother at medium either. I'd also made adjustments to those setting similar to yours.
post #8339 of 9713
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

On my set, those colors were off and I didn't like the motion smoother at medium either. I'd also made adjustments to those setting similar to yours.
The colors were off badly? I saw people talking about reddish tint in the comments but I don't see it on my set or it's not terrible at least to my eyes. I know plasmas have a more "natural" look and settings like D-Nice and HD Masters follow that route, but I kind of like these saturated colors a bit lol And yes of course, motion smoother off/weak. wink.gif
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It crushes blacks and you lose a lot of shadow detail. Yuk.

I get the best blacks when the TV is off... biggrin.gif
... and I used to do my best flying with my eyes closed. eek.gif

eek.gif
And I always faced the tail of the aircraft. eek.gifeek.gif

I faced the sides, or the cargo. Eyes close w/ cargo, looking at the moving cargo will make one sick.
When I opened my eyes I saw contrails (SAC, B36). smile.gif

It's time to go outside for some exercise.
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