Originally Posted by Cigarjohn47
I'm totally confused here guys. I'm new to this Plasma stuff. I just purchased my first Plasma and it is a Panasonic TC-P65VT50. It's not mounted on my wall yet but hopefully it will be mounted soon within a few weeks or so.
I just thought you just plug it in and the way she goes???....but I guess I'll have to do some major tweaking with it to get the picture quality perfect? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
On another note...when setting up my blue-ray player; another first time purchase, will the video signal by pass through my pre-amplifier and go straight to my Plasma or will it go through my pre-ampifier's video filters. And if so, should I disable that feature and let it by-pass? The reason for my concern is that I'll be playing mainly Blue-Ray movies but occassinally play DVD movies as well. Any more suggestions would be also greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
Peace to all!
As far as out of the box settings go, your VT50 has some fairly good settings, namely the THX settings.
As for "major tweaking with it to get the picture quality perfect" it is highly unlikely that you with just a calibration disc like the WOW disc could ever come close to "picture quality perfect" or anybody for that matter.
imo if you want "picture quality perfect", the best for a normal 2D Blu Ray movie (not 3D*) is doing a 21 point gray scale and most importantly a 3D LUT 125 point CSM calibration. This type of calibration imo will be better than any normal ISF/THX calibration from a Pro calibrator. The down side to this is you must have something like a Lumagen RadianceMini or above. You also need the calibration software and meter to do this, this you could rent, buy and do it yourself (not hard to do) or hire a pro to do it.
Yes you want to use a Pass-through mode for video on most anything you run your HDMI cable through, or better still if your Blu Ray player has two HDMI out ports use one to run directly to your VT50 and the other run to your pre for audio.
* my opinion is still out for 3D.