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post #8131 of 13476
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Originally Posted by Iron Mike View Post

SillySally,
What do you set for Colorspace in the DDC ? Normal or Wide ?
By turning off all enchantments, u mean these ?
> black extension: 0
> contour emphasis: off (uncheck)
> AGC: 0
> C.A.T.S.: off (uncheck)
Anything else I'm missing ?
Thanks.
- M

Normal.
Yes those.
I also pre set contrast-79, brightness-55, color-50, sharpness-0,tint-50, screen brightness-normal, color temp-warm 1, Gamma 2.2 and 30%100% IRE (slightly tricky, I want to set 30/100 IRE so when you run the auto LUT, Calman will not make any changes to the default 30/100 % settings when writing to my mini), Also there are two changes I make in my Mini 3D, I set dE2000 to 0.5 and dE 2000 LUT to 1.0. I could drop both down to 0.25 and 0.50 but imo CM5E over processes the Grayscale and Gamut.
Of-course if I profile one meter to another meter, placement, widow size and warm up of the meters and TV are taken into consideration.
Then there is my CM5E ver 5.0.3 RGB default settings, Sat and Lum are set at 100% so I change all of the Sat and Lum settings to 50%, Hue is already pre set to 50% so there's no need to change that.
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Originally Posted by azurisk View Post

There is actually a number to press to unlock ISF modes.

I am talking about VT50 US/NA models.Not Euro VT50. If there is a number to press to open up the controls in ISF mode for US/NA model's then please share.

ss
post #8132 of 13476
SS, Are you finding that warm1 gets you closer to D6500 or are you calibrating to a different white as a preference?
post #8133 of 13476
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Originally Posted by Donat76 View Post

I picked up my P65VT50 last night from Best Buy but need to have someone come over to help me unbox it and put it on the stand. Does it need to be laid down on a flat surface to put the stand on or does the stand slide into a slot on the back of the TV while upright allowing one person to steady it while the other puts the screws in.

I took my 65VT50 home and installed it completely by myself.

Unboxed it all, setup the stand. Grabbed the TV from the back (so no chance of scratching the screen, only fingerprints to remove) and slide it down onto the stand and installed the screwed. Then I carefully, from the front this time but a sheet covering the screen, lifted the TV up and put it on my entertainment table.

All in all, it was actually a little dicey doing by myself so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone else, but I was impatient, got luck nothing went wrong, and did it.
post #8134 of 13476
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Originally Posted by Oh2Smooth View Post

I took my 65VT50 home and installed it completely by myself.
Unboxed it all, setup the stand. Grabbed the TV from the back (so no chance of scratching the screen, only fingerprints to remove) and slide it down onto the stand and installed the screwed. Then I carefully, from the front this time but a sheet covering the screen, lifted the TV up and put it on my entertainment table.
All in all, it was actually a little dicey doing by myself so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone else, but I was impatient, got luck nothing went wrong, and did it.

You are a total beast. Now way I could have set up this TV alone.
post #8135 of 13476
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Originally Posted by Oh2Smooth View Post

I took my 65VT50 home and installed it completely by myself.
Unboxed it all, setup the stand. Grabbed the TV from the back (so no chance of scratching the screen, only fingerprints to remove) and slide it down onto the stand and installed the screwed. Then I carefully, from the front this time but a sheet covering the screen, lifted the TV up and put it on my entertainment table.
All in all, it was actually a little dicey doing by myself so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone else, but I was impatient, got luck nothing went wrong, and did it.

Very impressive, but I wouldn't try to wall mount it alone. That pedestal stand looks like a pain in the neck.
post #8136 of 13476
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Originally Posted by mvc753 View Post

I ran through the slides really quick. No dead pixels. I do notice pretty significant buzzing on the bright white slide, and of course it becomes quieter and quieter as I progress to the darker gray slides. Based on everything I've read, it's safe to assume this is normal and inherent in all plasmas, right?

I just got my 65VT50 and also hear a quiet but noticeable buzz at my 12' seating position on the bright white slide, with quieter buzzing on the darker greys, just as you do. I'm hoping it lessens over time. If not, I think I will be able to live with it.
post #8137 of 13476
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Originally Posted by mvc753 View Post

One more thing. Hope I don't get flamed for this but I looked and looked all over the forum and can't find a solid answer. Are there any specific settings I need to apply to my VT50 before I start running the slideshow? Aspect ratio? Orbiter? Sorry, I'm new to plasmas and want to make sure I have everything set up properly before I begin the break in process.

I was not able to find anything on that either. So what I did was adjust the video display to the settings posted by CNET and started with the contrast and brightness at about 15 and have been gradually bringing it up every day. I did see someone post something in another forum about running the contrast and brightness at 100 but was not able to confirm if that would be the right thing.
post #8138 of 13476
Question for Kuro and VT50 owners. Does the VT50 handle motion better than the Kuros? I just noticed the high ratings the VT50 received in the VE shootout. Thanks
post #8139 of 13476
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Originally Posted by johnnylighton View Post

I just got my 65VT50 and also hear a quiet but noticeable buzz at my 12' seating position on the bright white slide, with quieter buzzing on the darker greys, just as you do. I'm hoping it lessens over time. If not, I think I will be able to live with it.

I'm also seated at 12'. Thanks for chiming in. I think this is just one of those things you notice during this break-in process, but when watching actual content with sound is not noticeable at all.

I'm no expert, but if I had to guess, this is some sort of power related issue. The TV is drawing the most power on the bright white slide, and the transistors/resistors/whatever are working really hard somewhere in there. It reminds me of how my Apple AirPort Extreme behaves when I'm downloading a large file at very high speed. It makes a buzzing/sizzling noise due to max power draw. I wonder if a high quality surge protector would help? I'm using some cheap protector right now.
post #8140 of 13476
You are correct about the power issue. But I don't think a surge protector will help. It's probably coming from a transformer inside the unit. It will be most noticeable when watching hockey or scenes with lots of snow or white sky when the sound is low and there is no background noise. Otherwise I don't think it will be noticeable.

Congrats on your new set! smile.gif
post #8141 of 13476
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Originally Posted by johnnylighton View Post

You are correct about the power issue. But I don't think a surge protector will help. It's probably coming from a transformer inside the unit. It will be most noticeable when watching hockey or scenes with lots of snow or white sky when the sound is low and there is no background noise. Otherwise I don't think it will be noticeable.
Congrats on your new set! smile.gif

Thanks for the info and the congrats! I may buy one of these heavily discounted Monster protectors/conditioners on Amazon. The one I'm using now doesn't even have a brand printed on it. It's been fine until now, but seems a bit foolish with a high-end set like this.
post #8142 of 13476
A surge protector may be a wise choice to protect the set in general, but I don't know about them. One thing I didn't mention: I have my set on its stand, thus it's a foot away from the wall. I have heard that wall-mounted sets have more noticeable buzzing, because the sound reflects off the wall. So if yours is on the wall, you may not have the same level of buzz as I do.
post #8143 of 13476
A surge protector will most assuredly have absolutely no effect whatsoever on the buzzing. Things like the walls behind the TV, the material your floor is made of and -- apparently -- some unit-to-unit variation, however, will affect it.
post #8144 of 13476
I haven't really noticed any buzzing from my 55" VT50, but I have on occasion heard the fans kick up during bright scenes while watching cable TV.

My VT50 is on a stand mount attached to my BDI Avion 8927 HT cabinet. The TV stands maybe 7-8" off the wall behind it.
The fan noise doesn't bother me as it's very quiet and I can only hear it either really late at night or early in the morning when my room and the outside noise is dead quiet.

Going back to buzzing.... Prior to getting my VT50, I had a 50" VT25 that did have a rather subtle buzz to it.
Again something I could have easily lived with, but one day I ended up picking up an APC H15 power conditioner for the home theater setup for a song... what surprised me was that after installing it I've not since heard any buzzing from either plasma.
It was an unintentional bonus!

This might be something worth looking into for those that have buzzing problems?
post #8145 of 13476
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Originally Posted by mvc753 View Post

I do notice pretty significant buzzing on the bright white slide, and of course it becomes quieter and quieter as I progress to the darker gray slides. Based on everything I've read, it's safe to assume this is normal and inherent in all plasmas, right?
Yes, that's normal.
post #8146 of 13476
Thanks for all the info guys. I'm not expecting a miracle, but I just bought a Monster HTS800 on Amazon for $20 shipped. I need to upgrade my surge protection regardless, and it has "power conditioning" as well so we'll see if it does anything. Either way, I can live with it.
post #8147 of 13476
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Originally Posted by Oh2Smooth View Post

I took my 65VT50 home and installed it completely by myself.
Unboxed it all, setup the stand. Grabbed the TV from the back (so no chance of scratching the screen, only fingerprints to remove) and slide it down onto the stand and installed the screwed. Then I carefully, from the front this time but a sheet covering the screen, lifted the TV up and put it on my entertainment table.
All in all, it was actually a little dicey doing by myself so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone else, but I was impatient, got luck nothing went wrong, and did it.
You must have the wing span of jumbo jet! You sir are a braver man than I.
post #8148 of 13476
Is there a setting on the VT50 that tells you the total number of days, hours, minutes the unit has been on? I'm breaking-in the pdp and have lost count (trying to at least have 100 hours).

Thanks.
post #8149 of 13476
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Originally Posted by para-Neophyte View Post

You must have the wing span of jumbo jet! You sir are a braver man than I.

It was quite tricky dealing with it in the box (due to the extra box size) but you can also be a little rougher while still in the packaging. If you think you're roughing it up, imagine the way employees probably handled it before it got into your hands.

Once it was out of the box, it wasn't too bad but then you're more afraid of dropping/scratching it.
post #8150 of 13476
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Originally Posted by para-Neophyte View Post

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Originally Posted by Oh2Smooth View Post

Then I carefully, from the front this time but a sheet covering the screen, lifted the TV up and put it on my entertainment table.
You must have the wing span of jumbo jet!
Once the display is on the pedestal, it's pretty easy to lift for one person.

Grab the bottom of the screen with your hands just to either side of the pedestal, then unbend your knees while leaving your arms slightly bent. After you are standing up, let your arms unbend a bit while the display leans towards you. On the 55", this puts the top of the screen under my chin (and I'm only 5'7"). The 65" would be trickier, but you should still be able to move it onto a stand.

I had to move my old 200 lb. RCA F38310 off the 33" high stand to get new carpet installed, and I had to do it by myself due to timing issues. Moving the VT50 is nothing compared to that.
post #8151 of 13476
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Originally Posted by nabsltd View Post

I had to move my old 200 lb. RCA F38310 off the 33" high stand to get new carpet installed, and I had to do it by myself due to timing issues. Moving the VT50 is nothing compared to that.

I had the Proscan version of that TV. To think you moved that large set by yourself is legendary.

I really liked that set with its built in DirecTv DTC-100.
post #8152 of 13476
Out with the old and in with the new!!! New 55VT50 owner.

Last night I took down my 43" Pioneer Plasma by myself and carried it upstairs to mount in the playroom. That thing weighted a ton. Here is my old setup: http://www.avsforum.com/t/950794/family-room-theater-media-project-on-a-budget

I updated with a 55" VT50, I can't wait to install it. This is as far as I got smile.gif

post #8153 of 13476
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Originally Posted by PhantomMaxx View Post

Out with the old and in with the new!!! New 55VT50 owner.
Last night I took down my 43" Pioneer Plasma by myself and carried it upstairs to mount in the playroom. That thing weighted a ton. Here is my old setup: http://www.avsforum.com/t/950794/family-room-theater-media-project-on-a-budget
I updated with a 55" VT50, I can't wait to install it. This is as far as I got smile.gif

From a fellow rider, good luck with the install, and welcome to the VT50 club.
post #8154 of 13476
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Originally Posted by audiophiler1 View Post

What do you press to get into isf day and isf night?

Does not work for me...
post #8155 of 13476
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Originally Posted by lees23 View Post

Does not work for me...
Wrong reply^^^^^ sorry.

The service menu will not come up when I hold volume down and hit info 3x. Any other hints?
post #8156 of 13476
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Originally Posted by lees23 View Post

Wrong reply^^^^^ sorry.
The service menu will not come up when I hold volume down and hit info 3x. Any other hints?

Press volume down on the *TV* and not the remote and then info 3x within 2 seconds (with the TV on)
post #8157 of 13476
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Originally Posted by lees23 View Post

Wrong reply^^^^^ sorry.
The service menu will not come up when I hold volume down and hit info 3x. Any other hints?
So I figured out how to pull up the service menu but can't navigate around it. Anyone care to take the time to help pull up the panel hours display?

Thanks all.
post #8158 of 13476
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Originally Posted by lees23 View Post

So I figured out how to pull up the service menu but can't navigate around it. Anyone care to take the time to help pull up the panel hours display?
Thanks all.

Edit: I realise now you are not look for time of panel usage as another user in another thread but how to get in to isf day and night.
post #8159 of 13476
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Originally Posted by lees23 View Post

Wrong reply^^^^^ sorry.
The service menu will not come up when I hold volume down and hit info 3x. Any other hints?
So I figured out how to pull up the service menu but can't navigate around it. Anyone care to take the time to help pull up the panel hours display?

Thanks all.
post #8160 of 13476
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Originally Posted by PeterG View Post

Edit: I realise now you are not look for time of panel usage as another user in another thread but how to get in to isf day and night.

I am trying to get into panel hours. I replied to the wrong thread earlier. I scheduled a calibration and want to make sure I have enough hours.

Thanks for your help!
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