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post #1171 of 2130
D-nice just finished my calibration and it was well worth it! Looks AMAZING! Also, to anyone still using THX mode, SWITCH TO HIS CUSTOM SETTING NOW! They are extremely close to the calibration and FAR better than THX.

Matt Carlton's TC-P65VT50 Pre Calibration Report (THX Cinema).pdf 136k .pdf file
Matt Carlton's TC-P65VT50 Pre Calibration Report (Custom).pdf 132k .pdf file
post #1172 of 2130
Would someone be kind a post the link to D-NICE's latest VT50 settings. Thanks CJK
post #1173 of 2130
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Originally Posted by cosmo j kramer View Post

Would someone be kind a post the link to D-NICE's latest VT50 settings. Thanks CJK

Can't post it here you need to register on HDJ, google it easy to find
post #1174 of 2130
MNC that's awesome news and data eek.gif

Thanks!
post #1175 of 2130
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Originally Posted by cosmo j kramer View Post

Would someone be kind a post the link to D-NICE's latest VT50 settings. Thanks CJK

just google.

dnice reference settings

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post #1176 of 2130
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Originally Posted by mnc View Post

D-nice just finished my calibration and it was well worth it! Looks AMAZING! Also, to anyone still using THX mode, SWITCH TO HIS CUSTOM SETTING NOW! They are extremely close to the calibration and FAR better than THX.

Do you have "post-calibration" reports to share? That's what we'd really like to see.
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post #1179 of 2130
Yup, there is the proof in the pudding right there. He can smoke his own settings as MNC has kindly demonstrated. Can't wait to have my own done late in the year.
post #1180 of 2130
I thoight I would add my $.02.
I don't have a "golden eye" and I think that what ever settings you use are purely a matter of personal preference.
However, after trying several of the set ups here, I think that cnet's settings were the best for daytime. Also, the THX cinema "default" settings look good to me at night..
THe bottom line is that the VT50 has the best picture that I have seen on a display, regardless of the settings.
Enjoy,
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post #1181 of 2130
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Originally Posted by humbland View Post

THe bottom line is that the VT50 has the best picture that I have seen on a display, regardless of the settings.

bs. Put the vt50 in standard mode on the settings and then compare to almost any tv out there and it's crap. You have to adjust the settings to get the bottom line you are talking about, if even just to change modes to THX etc.
post #1182 of 2130
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

bs. Put the vt50 in standard mode on the settings and then compare to almost any tv out there and it's crap. You have to adjust the settings to get the bottom line you are talking about, if even just to change modes to THX etc.

My Bad.
I should have said that the VT50 is capable of some of the best picture that I have seen on a display, depending on the source material; and that a number of settings are possible, depending on your tastes.
I would encourage people to try the cnet settings. In our enviorment, with windows in the room, they give a bright, sharp, well balanced picture.cool.gif
post #1183 of 2130

Just curious, is there some way to enter information like this into the appropriate mode of my VT50? Would like to try them out but don't understand how to enter the info.

Thanks,

Steve
post #1184 of 2130
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Originally Posted by humbland View Post

My Bad.
I should have said that the VT50 is capable of some of the best picture that I have seen on a display, depending on the source material; and that a number of settings are possible, depending on your tastes.
I would encourage people to try the cnet settings. In our enviorment, with windows in the room, they give a bright, sharp, well balanced picture.cool.gif
I agree that D-Kat's settings are a big improvement over the THX Cinema settings, however, I find D-Nice's settings to be superior. This is a personal choice and is dependent on environment as well.
post #1185 of 2130
Its been mentioned before that cnet settings were done before all of the options for settings were made available through a firmware update. This may not affect the European models as bad but for the US models it leaves you dry on some of the settings available. D-Nice's look great on my 55VT50.

I think what mnc has provided through info shows the difference in calibrating each panel on a personal basis rather than a setting used over a broad number of panels. The one D-Nice provides is way better than stock settings but can improve even better by having it professionally calibrated based on your panel and lighting within your viewing environment. smile.gif
post #1186 of 2130
What does DNice use in aspect adjustments for HD size? Also my 3:2 pulldown is greyed out. how do I change this? Thanks in advance
post #1187 of 2130
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Originally Posted by gamecockmed View Post

What does DNice use in aspect adjustments for HD size? Also my 3:2 pulldown is greyed out. how do I change this? Thanks in advance

Size 2 for HD aspect. 3:2 pulldown availability is content-dependent so it won't always be an option.
post #1188 of 2130
So does d-nice's setting work well for those who HAVEN'T done his slides prep?
post #1189 of 2130
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Originally Posted by Thunderduck View Post

Just curious, is there some way to enter information like this into the appropriate mode of my VT50? Would like to try them out but don't understand how to enter the info.

Thanks,

Steve

Steve,

That's not how it works.

The charts you viewed are the results of the adjustment....not the actual adjustments themselves

....and the results are set specific. Usually transferring settings from one set to another doesn't get you the same results.

Google d-nice reference settings for the vt50 and you'll find the generic ones. They won't work well for all sets but it may happen to work well for yours.
post #1190 of 2130
I thought I would post my experience and opinion for all of those amateurs, like myself, who are on the fence about getting their sets calibrated. I had my 65VT50 delivered in early January. Based upon some in this thread, I ran slides for about 150 hours. After about another 200 hours of THX Bright viewing I was ready for calibration. I tried a number of custom settings from this thread and they all were a little different, but all seemed very good. Overall, I was very pleased with the set and wasn't sure if the $500 would be worth it. I eventually decided to spend the money and scheduled Jeff Meier to do it. Jeff did an excellent job, both on my video and audio. The biggest change I saw from the custom settings that I had tried was the natural skin tones that Jeff's calibration brought out. The picture is bright and all of the colors look real to me. I am very pleased with the picture and think this is the best TV picture I have ever seen. IMO, it's hard to put a dollar amount on the improvement. If you find the picture excellent without calibration, I'm not sure that the price would be worth it to you. In my case, although it was expensive, I am happy I had it done. I also have a huge improvement in my audio. Just thought I'd share my experience...
post #1191 of 2130
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

Steve,

That's not how it works.

The charts you viewed are the results of the adjustment....not the actual adjustments themselves

....and the results are set specific. Usually transferring settings from one set to another doesn't get you the same results.

Google d-nice reference settings for the vt50 and you'll find the generic ones. They won't work well for all sets but it may happen to work well for yours.

Understand. Thank you.

Steve
post #1192 of 2130
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Originally Posted by Thunderduck View Post

Understand. Thank you.

Steve

If you would like to try settings like these and do so in the most convenient way, I would consider buying an inexpensive software suite called controlcal which lets you wirelessly transfer all the settings to the TV via computer with a few button presses as well as enabling the hidden ISF slots that essentially give you 2 more custom modes for comparison of the settings. If you contact Turbe he can help you.
post #1193 of 2130
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

If you would like to try settings like these and do so in the most convenient way, I would consider buying an inexpensive software suite called controlcal which lets you wirelessly transfer all the settings to the TV via computer with a few button presses as well as enabling the hidden ISF slots that essentially give you 2 more custom modes for comparison of the settings. If you contact Turbe he can help you.

ControlCal is a very small investment that adds a great amount of convenience to a very expensive TV. :-)
post #1194 of 2130
Hi,
I am new here and just bought my VT50 over a month ago. Would you mind sharing your setting?

Thanks.
post #1195 of 2130
They are
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Originally Posted by jhdjr View Post

Hi,
I am new here and just bought my VT50 over a month ago. Would you mind sharing your setting?

Thanks.
They are in the thread. Don't hesitate to try the search feature...works great.
post #1196 of 2130
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

If you would like to try settings like these and do so in the most convenient way, I would consider buying an inexpensive software suite called controlcal which lets you wirelessly transfer all the settings to the TV via computer with a few button presses as well as enabling the hidden ISF slots that essentially give you 2 more custom modes for comparison of the settings. If you contact Turbe he can help you.

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Originally Posted by robnix View Post

ControlCal is a very small investment that adds a great amount of convenience to a very expensive TV. :-)

mo949/robnix,

I have ControlCal and completely agree it is a great program. As a non-expert, I highly recommend it! Because it is such a great asset is why I was hoping there was a way to convert calibration reports into something it could use. I used ControlCal to enter the D-Nice settings and found them to be an excellent starting point for use with my tv and situation.

Thank you,

Steve
post #1197 of 2130
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

So does d-nice's setting work well for those who HAVEN'T done his slides prep?

I didn't use any slides. Worked great on my set, very close to the calibration.
post #1198 of 2130
i didn't do the slide prep either, but did have 100hrs+ of normal viewing before getting his. Prep or no prep the difference is bound to be obvious.
post #1199 of 2130
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Originally Posted by mnc View Post

I didn't use any slides. Worked great on my set, very close to the calibration.

On my set the D-Nice settings are darker than my own calibration. They still look VERY good though.
post #1200 of 2130
Thanks guys...........
Does he do day/night settings?

I don't think I've seen it here, but....
Has anyone ever seen any GAME mode settings?
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