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post #661 of 2130
Of the publicly available settings, I've found HT's to be the most pleasing on my 65VT50. I have found black levels on this set to be noticeably better than my VT25, and shadow detail is better, too.

I'm getting my set calibrated fairly soon, hopefully in the next month or so. Someone posted a VT50 calibration report on another site and the post-calibration measurements were pretty darn awesome. Suffice to say I'm excited to see the results for myself.
post #662 of 2130
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Originally Posted by chunon View Post

CNET's settings are usually not too good, just poke around here you will find much better settings. Just a basic cal disc will get you 70% there.

Before I finally got the calibration process down, the CNet settings actually looked best on my VT50, and measured out pretty well.
post #663 of 2130
Does make you wonder if these sets vary that much or if it's more a matter of personal preference. Probably, some of both.
post #664 of 2130
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Originally Posted by robnix View Post

Before I finally got the calibration process down, the CNet settings actually looked best on my VT50, and measured out pretty well.

That's rare indeed smile.gif
post #665 of 2130
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Originally Posted by Cipher View Post

Thanks, Chunon. I'm just surprised as many have raved about those particular settings as well as the default Panasonic THX settings (eg THX Cinema). In both cases, the blacks were badly crushed on my system and I can't see how others would find it acceptable. Maybe my HD feed or PVR is the problem, or maybe my plasma requires more massaging than most?

Bottom line do to panel variation you have about a 50% chance of using someone else's settings and getting a good result.
post #666 of 2130
I have an Australian VT50, I'm guessing its menus are similar to the UK/Euro versions.

I don't have ISF Day/Night Modes, only Professional1/2.

1) What's the difference between Professional1 and Professional 2 modes? I'm guessing they're similar to ISF Day/Night, but they have the same brightness.

2) The Professional modes are too dim for day viewing, similar to THX mode. I don't have a panel brightness setting, so Is there a way to increase ftL?
post #667 of 2130
Thought I would post here as well as ISF calibrator thread......looking to get my set my professionally calibrated in the Wichita KS area. Send PM thanks!
post #668 of 2130
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Originally Posted by James Nguyen View Post

Thought I would post here as well as ISF calibrator thread......looking to get my set my professionally calibrated in the Wichita KS area. Send PM thanks!

Check with Chad Billheimer @HDTVbyChad -- Doug Weil @Clearly Resloved -- Jeff Meier @Accucal - all three cover KS.

Click on their name for contact info.
post #669 of 2130
I'm currently using wilkers settings but seen that my blacks might be too black and loosing detail, what setting can I play with to change that?
post #670 of 2130
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Originally Posted by punchwalk View Post

Of the publicly available settings, I've found HT's to be the most pleasing on my 65VT50. I have found black levels on this set to be noticeably better than my VT25, and shadow detail is better, too.
I'm getting my set calibrated fairly soon, hopefully in the next month or so. Someone posted a VT50 calibration report on another site and the post-calibration measurements were pretty darn awesome. Suffice to say I'm excited to see the results for myself.


Where can I find "HT's Settings"?
post #671 of 2130
I did a quick look at the Cnet settings on my display and at a glance find the image close to my 9g Eilte with Dnice settings actually. But will chack others out too.
post #672 of 2130
I've got a few months of use on my 65VT50 now and I've finally decided to calibrate it. I have a i1 pro spectro and Calman v5 enthusiast. I've done a bit of reading on these forums and the display calibration forums, but I just want to confirm some thoughts before I go through with the process...

First, I have the AVSHD 709 disk on DVD as well as the gamut calibration disk. Given the issues with ABL circuitry on plasmas, should small APL windows on the AVS disk be used for pretty much everything? In what cases are full screen fields supposed to be used? Also, the basic workflows in Calman measure colors at 100% saturation values... when are 75% patterns to be used? I am guessing there are other more involved workflows that actually use the gamut sweeps in GCD, but just starting out, AVSHD probably has everything I need. When doing a dark reading reinitialization on the i1, I am guessing 100% white has to be read every time afterwards? Again, is the APL 100% to be used here as well?

Lastly, what exactly does the color space normal/wide setting do on this set? I figure normal would be closest to Rec.709, but would calibrating wide properly also get you the same result?

There is a lot to learn with calibration, so thanks for any help!
post #673 of 2130
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Originally Posted by wmwilker View Post

ISF Night Settings - They can be used in the Custom mode
ISF Night.pdf 69k .pdf file
I tried Cnet and two other settings they didn't look right, but this one looks very nice, a nice step up from THX and the other modes I tried or any adjusting I tried on my own. My 55 VT50 is located in my basement, so it seemed to make sense to use a night setting.

Thanks for sharing!
Edited by Todd68 - 12/14/12 at 9:05am
post #674 of 2130
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Originally Posted by restricted3711 View Post

I agree, wmwilker, your settings are spot on especially with the colors. I just adjusted the contrast and brightness for my room using the DVE Blu Ray, and the new settings after the update are AMAZING. These settings will definitely do until I can buy the equipment and calibrate it myself. Thanks a million.

+1 I only have about 20 hours on my VT50 and these settings look really great. This will keep me happy until my calibration.

Steve
post #675 of 2130
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

+1 I only have about 20 hours on my VT50 and these settings look really great. This will keep me happy until my calibration.
Steve

I could have written Steve's post myself, word-for-word. Thank you, wmwilker!
post #676 of 2130
With more viewing after the wmwilker night setting, it is a BIG step up from other settings I tried, flesh tones look very natural. THX looks washed out and dull in comparison. I now feel very satisfied with the picture quality. My TV has about 70, maybe a bit more hours on it.


I was impressed with PQ with just the THX CINEMA mode compared to the G20 I used before, but now it is outstanding and I can see why the VT50 is rated so high!

Great to see these settings are working for others as well.
post #677 of 2130
I'm about a month into ownership of my VT50. Still enjoying it but I have to say that the shadow detail in darker movies (e.g. Dark Knight, Inception, etc) isn't as good as I would have hoped. Am I right to assume that this is a technical limitation of the panel and not a matter of settings/calibration (though calibration would probably improve it a little)?
post #678 of 2130
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Originally Posted by punchwalk View Post

I'm about a month into ownership of my VT50. Still enjoying it but I have to say that the shadow detail in darker movies (e.g. Dark Knight, Inception, etc) isn't as good as I would have hoped. Am I right to assume that this is a technical limitation of the panel and not a matter of settings/calibration (though calibration would probably improve it a little)?

One of the primary reasons I bought this panel was for the blacks in dark scenes like The Dark Knight and the reputation of this panel is that it is one of the best. You probably would benefit from an ISF calibration if that is something you are looking for from the VT50. Mine only has 20 hours on it and I'm using some initial settings for the Custom mode that I found here on the forum and I'm already impressed (watched the Avengers today, another dark movie).
post #679 of 2130
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

One of the primary reasons I bought this panel was for the blacks in dark scenes like The Dark Knight and the reputation of this panel is that it is one of the best. You probably would benefit from an ISF calibration if that is something you are looking for from the VT50. Mine only has 20 hours on it and I'm using some initial settings for the Custom mode that I found here on the forum and I'm already impressed (watched the Avengers today, another dark movie).

Just out of curiousity - are you also using the D-Nice slides in Picture Mode, with the custom Picture Mode settings, to break the set in, or just the "custom" settings with normal full-screen content?

I've been breaking my 55" in with a combination of the Picture Slides, and actual viewing in THX Cinema mode. However, while I'm aware that there will be changes in the first 100-150 hours, the THX picture is a bit too red for normal viewing. I wouldn't mind trying the ISF night Custom settings, although I wonder if I'd still want to use the 2.4 Gamma with the 55". At this point, we're only doing full screen HD viewing, and avoiding any content with logos for more than a few minutes' viewing, or banners (e.g. I viewed the 12-12-12 concert on HBO HD on our TiVo, but we're not watching more than five or so minutes at a time if the Donate banner is up to avoid IR issues).
Edited by sdrucker - 12/14/12 at 4:46pm
post #680 of 2130
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Originally Posted by sdrucker View Post

Just out of curiousity - are you also using the D-Nice slides in Picture Mode, with the custom Picture Mode settings, to break the set in, or just the "custom" settings with normal full-screen content?

My Custom picture mode is set for dark room viewing, so that's what I'm using to run the slides. I'm actually doing a combination of full screen HBO movies and the slides. If I have to leave the house the slides go on so I don't end up on a letterbox movie on Directv.
post #681 of 2130
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

My Custom picture mode is set for dark room viewing, so that's what I'm using to run the slides. I'm actually doing a combination of full screen HBO movies and the slides. If I have to leave the house the slides go on so I don't end up on a letterbox movie on Directv.

Only thing to warn you - there's at least one HBO channel that does color bar test patterns late at night (4 to 6 AM CST). I found that by accident, but was able to switch content in time to avoid any issues.
post #682 of 2130
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Originally Posted by punchwalk View Post

I'm about a month into ownership of my VT50. Still enjoying it but I have to say that the shadow detail in darker movies (e.g. Dark Knight, Inception, etc) isn't as good as I would have hoped. Am I right to assume that this is a technical limitation of the panel and not a matter of settings/calibration (though calibration would probably improve it a little)?

TDKR crushes out some of the dark scenes during the 35mm portions, the IMAX scenes on the other hand are spectacular.

One thing that I've found since calibrating my VT50 is that it really highlights the flaws in the material that's being displayed on it.
post #683 of 2130
Thanks for the compliments. I'm glad the settings are working for you guys. I now have about 1500 hours on my set and plan to recalibrate either during the holidays or right after the first of the year. When I do I'll post them here and in Turbe's Calibration Forum.

Happy Holidays to all
post #684 of 2130
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Originally Posted by wmwilker View Post

Thanks for the compliments. I'm glad the settings are working for you guys. I now have about 1500 hours on my set and plan to recalibrate either during the holidays or right after the first of the year. When I do I'll post them here and in Turbe's Calibration Forum.
Happy Holidays to all

You're the man. I plugged in your settings after about 160 hours and they smoke the CNET settings. I'm looking forward to the tweaks you post. Great job my man.
post #685 of 2130
Post number 395 in this thread are your latest right?
post #686 of 2130
Definitely appreciate wmwilker sharing his settings. Unfortunately my panel doesn't seem to do too well with them; the resulting picture looks too red. When I got my VT25 a couple of years ago from BB they included a Geek Squad calibration and I thought the end result of that looked way too red as well. Maybe it's my eyes?

Either way, the HT settings still look the most natural to me, but I'm getting an ISF calibration from Chad B sometime next month. Looking forward to seeing the end result.
post #687 of 2130
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Originally Posted by punchwalk View Post

Definitely appreciate wmwilker sharing his settings. Unfortunately my panel doesn't seem to do too well with them; the resulting picture looks too red. When I got my VT25 a couple of years ago from BB they included a Geek Squad calibration and I thought the end result of that looked way too red as well. Maybe it's my eyes?
Either way, the HT settings still look the most natural to me, but I'm getting an ISF calibration from Chad B sometime next month. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

Chad will make you happy I'm sure! WMWilker's settings look pretty good on mine (only 30 hours on it so far)
post #688 of 2130
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Originally Posted by sdrucker View Post

Just out of curiousity - are you also using the D-Nice slides in Picture Mode, with the custom Picture Mode settings, to break the set in, or just the "custom" settings with normal full-screen content?

Just realized I was not clear on how to do this. I needed to go into my Slide Show Picture Mode settings and follow D Nice's instructions. I didn't realize there were separate controls just for pictures. I'm using a USB Stick with the slides. However, I will be watching some 16:9 content when the slides aren't running (overnight).
post #689 of 2130
Interesting. I have a new VT50, running D Nice's slides. I'm focusing on how the slides line up with the edges of the display. When I first start the slides, they appear to be evenly spaced within the panel, or explained another way, the gap between the edges of the frame and the pixel edge is even all the way around the display. The next time the slides rotate through from red again, the display is shifted to the left and there is now a bigger gap on the right than on the left. Is this normal? Am I being OCD?

UPDATE: User error. Apparently at some point, perhaps during a reset to default settngs, the pixel orbiter became re-engaged. I turned it off and this corrected my issue.
Edited by scirica - 12/16/12 at 6:00am
post #690 of 2130
Any top notch calibraters in Southern California???
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