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post #961 of 2130
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Originally Posted by mnc View Post

Really? I didn't know that, I just thought 2.6 would be around 2.4. It certainly looks darker than 2.4.

I was surprised too...

had a run through with wide gamut and gamma 2.6 (panel brightness: mid & warm 1) in Lightspace the other day... useless... Gamma resembled around 2.18 and gamut was smaller than with wide & 2.4... resulted in a LUT for the Mini that covered only 73% (!) of the Rec709 gamut...

LUT's for wide & 2.4 or wide & 2.2 cover 97% of Rec709 gamut...

Btw, that is all with the Mini in the chain (which does distort the signal)...
post #962 of 2130
Basically, I've found that THX Cinema mode for movies is very well calibrated and looks great, so I use it for movies only. I've got the custom setting totally pimped out for sports, and it looks great as well. The problem I'm having right now is finding that third mode for the tv shows I watch like Chopped or Hard Core Pawn. You know, the one's no one can live without. smile.gif
post #963 of 2130
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Originally Posted by dominica View Post

I had my Panasonic VT50 65 Calibrated by Chad B on Friday. Chad was a true professional and very knowledgeable guy. I was lucky to have him calibrate my TV since I was not on his NY tour. He came out of his way to calibrate my TV. You could not find a more down to earth person. During the calibration, he took his time to explain what his was doing and he was extremely patient for all of my questions.

Wow what a big difference. Colors are more true life with accurate flesh tones and the POP I was missing before. The picture is much brighter in both day and night, but with the same great black levels. I can now notice some of the background in dark scene which I could not before and it really bugged me about the TV. He also calibrated my 3D and what a big difference with great color and more pop, even the lady of the house noticed what a difference in both 2D and 3d, plus she was getting tired of me changing things during our TV viewing biggrin.gif My TV is located in an area that is very bright and I can view the picture even if the area is very bright without any problem after the calibration.

CHAD B tested & calibrated every piece of equipment and took 4 hour to do his work, which included ISF-Day and ISF-Night modes, as well as ISF-3D. The calibrations are definitely worth the price and I fully recommend waiting for CHAD when he goes on his next tour. He has great equipment and demo material to test audio and video, so you system never misses a beat .I can now put down the remote and enjoy the TV instead of trying to make adjustments all the time.

Chad B calibrated my old Sony a few years ago. He's great. With that set he was able to correct the overly green issue I was having. He made a huge difference on that TV. He's very highly recommended. I plan on getting him to calibrate my VT50 in the very near future. I'm tired of tweaking. I just want to enjoy my set.
post #964 of 2130
Perhaps a dumb question, but are the individual values within the THX cinema mode the same for every VT?
Edited by BadClams - 1/23/13 at 6:14am
post #965 of 2130
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Originally Posted by Bob222 View Post

Chad B calibrated my old Sony a few years ago. He's great. With that set he was able to correct the overly green issue I was having. He made a huge difference on that TV. He's very highly recommended. I plan on getting him to calibrate my VT50 in the very near future. I'm tired of tweaking. I just want to enjoy my set.

I got tired of tweaking ( Well the young lady got tired of me messing with the TV when we were watching a movie or show) biggrin.gif. He did a very good job. I am very happy with the service.
post #966 of 2130
I hooked up my home theater to this set last night and my picture improved significantly. Is that even possible, or am I hallucinating?

Also, I hear many talking about modes that I can't find on my set, like day mode and night mode. Can someone point me in the right direction of finding them on this set? Thanks.
post #967 of 2130
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Originally Posted by heisman View Post

I hooked up my home theater to this set last night and my picture improved significantly. Is that even possible, or am I hallucinating?

Also, I hear many talking about modes that I can't find on my set, like day mode and night mode. Can someone point me in the right direction of finding them on this set? Thanks.

If you have a component that does video processing/upscaling you'll notice this. Some AVR's have them.


The day and night modes are only available by hriing an ISF professional to come calibrate your tv. OR, if you'd like to enable them and use other peoples' settings or get access to a couple of extra custom modes essentially, there's a very good piece of software that will let you do it yourself called ControlCal. If you are interested, you can contact Turbe for details - he usually is in this thread as well.
post #968 of 2130
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

If you have a component that does video processing/upscaling you'll notice this. Some AVR's have them.


The day and night modes are only available by hriing an ISF professional to come calibrate your tv. OR, if you'd like to enable them and use other peoples' settings or get access to a couple of extra custom modes essentially, there's a very good piece of software that will let you do it yourself called ControlCal. If you are interested, you can contact Turbe for details - he usually is in this thread as well.

Thanks. That is great information. ISF Professional sounds legit. Not sure how to find one. Is this like a Best Buy service perhaps?

TURBE, TURBE, assistance please!!! smile.gif
post #969 of 2130
I just pm'd you some information.. I also pm you a list of Calibrators covering Chicago.
post #970 of 2130
Can I also get a pm with a list of calibrator in the Washington area and how to purchase version 2 of the software?

Thanks
post #971 of 2130
I'll PM you that info for both
post #972 of 2130
when i have a video file that has 2 audio streams in it how do i switch to the other.
example an mkv file on usb stick has AC3 audio and has DTS audio.
on a samsung you would just push tools audio output and switch.

does VT50'S not have this option?
when i try to play the same file on my vt50 i get audio not supported.
i understand vt50 doesn't decode dts audio which is ridiculous but i cant even switch to the ac3 .

is there anyway to get DTS audio to my sony surround sound via VT50 usb or switch to the other audio stored in video container?

example usb-mkv-dts-optical audio out-surround reciever is this possible?
post #973 of 2130
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Not sure if these will work for you, but they are the 3D (day) settings that my calibrator entered. ISF Day 3D.xml 3k .xml file

Your results may vary...

I just got around to applying these settings and they look pretty darn good and MUCH better then the previous settings. Thanks for sharing.
post #974 of 2130
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Originally Posted by cssnms View Post

I just got around to applying these settings and they look pretty darn good and MUCH better then the previous settings. Thanks for sharing.

My pleasure!
post #975 of 2130
I had my tv ISF calibrated Wednesday night by Chad. He did a great job and was very patient with the tv and me. Prior to having my tv calibrated, I experimented with the settings shared by others, and saw some improvement in my picture. However, Chad's calibration took my picture to a whole new level.

Chad told me that he does not publicly share his settings because there is so much variation among tvs, even tvs manufactured at the same time. I compared my 3D calibrated settings against those provided by Scirica and there are differences, some substantial, in almost every setting. I suspect that Scirica's settings are optimal for his tv, but may not be optimal for anyone else's. I am not suggesting that someone using Scirica's settings will not improve his or her picture. Rather, I am suggesting that, if a person has the desire, and the financial resources, to obtain the best possible picture, that person should have the tv professionally calibrated.

I now intend to have Chad do an Audyssey Pro calibration of my audio system. He predicted that it would make a bigger difference to my audio system than the ISF calibration did to my tv.
post #976 of 2130
So I finally have my tv all set up and was watching Gran Torino on TNT last night and the picture seemed horrible, I'm assuming it was the judder that people talk about, so is there a setting to get rid of it or is it something I need to live with? I had Star Trek on the DVR and it did not have these issues. Also I watched the blu ray of Blade Runner and it had white flashes that were popping up around the screen, is this the blu ray or something with the tv?
Excuse my ignorance about this as it's my first plasma, I'm coming from a 2003 Sony RP LCD. Also if it helps I am using a Panasonic 220 blu ray player. There's so many F'ing settings between all these devices to set and half of them I don't even know what they do, very frustrating. I also have read lots of this thread and the owners thread but they are so many pages I can't remember where I read about what! biggrin.gif
post #977 of 2130
Hmmm, what picture mode are you using?
post #978 of 2130
I want to switch from 60hz to 48hz in all of the 3D settings on my 55VT50, but I can only do it for my Roku. The option is greyed out with my cable box and Apple TV connected. All three devices are connected by HDMI cables.

Why would that be and is there anything I can do?

The crosstalk on the 3D is awful on the TV if it's not set to 48hz.
post #979 of 2130
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Originally Posted by Mdominic View Post

I want to switch from 60hz to 48hz in all of the 3D settings on my 55VT50, but I can only do it for my Roku. The option is greyed out with my cable box and Apple TV connected. All three devices are connected by HDMI cables.

Why would that be and is there anything I can do?

The crosstalk on the 3D is awful on the TV if it's not set to 48hz.

I could be wrong, or confusing things, but I believe you need to have a 24p signal coming in to see the 48/60/96hz options active, correct?
post #980 of 2130
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Originally Posted by Mdominic View Post

I want to switch from 60hz to 48hz in all of the 3D settings on my 55VT50, but I can only do it for my Roku. The option is greyed out with my cable box and Apple TV connected. All three devices are connected by HDMI cables.

Why would that be and is there anything I can do?

The crosstalk on the 3D is awful on the TV if it's not set to 48hz.

To change these settings, the input must be 24p. So essentially you must be watching a Blu-Ray on a 24p enabled player.
post #981 of 2130
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Originally Posted by mnc View Post

Hmmm, what picture mode are you using?

I'm using THX Cinema. I'm watching The Dark Knight right now and it's awful.
post #982 of 2130
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Originally Posted by skidog View Post

I'm using THX Cinema. I'm watching The Dark Knight right now and it's awful.

Can you be a little more descriptive? I have watched "The Dark Knight" many times on my VT50 and continue to be amazed by the picture quality. Tell us more about your system. Are you running blu-ray direct to your VT50 or through a processor? Have you made any changes to THX Cinema? Are you running at 48hz/60hz/96hz?

For reference, my system has been calibrated (Jeff Meier), but when I use THX Cinema it still looks pretty good. I use 60hz with 24p only because it eliminates the flickering, but 96hz looks pretty good. 48hz is awful in my opinion.

I'm sure we can help you out given some more feedback!
post #983 of 2130
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Can you be a little more descriptive? I have watched "The Dark Knight" many times on my VT50 and continue to be amazed by the picture quality. Tell us more about your system. Are you running blu-ray direct to your VT50 or through a processor? Have you made any changes to THX Cinema? Are you running at 48hz/60hz/96hz?

For reference, my system has been calibrated (Jeff Meier), but when I use THX Cinema it still looks pretty good. I use 60hz with 24p only because it eliminates the flickering, but 96hz looks pretty good. 48hz is awful in my opinion.

I'm sure we can help you out given some more feedback!

Sorry about that I meant to say I was watching it on TNT.I have not noticed any issues when watching blu rays. By the way I have the blu ray hooked up to my Denon 2113 then I run one hdmi to the tv. I never noticed these issues when I had the same setup running to my RP LCD, so I'm assuming it's the tv or one of the settings.
Thanks for any help, besides the jerky motion I'm very happy.
post #984 of 2130
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Originally Posted by skidog View Post

Sorry about that I meant to say I was watching it on TNT.I have not noticed any issues when watching blu rays. By the way I have the blu ray hooked up to my Denon 2113 then I run one hdmi to the tv. I never noticed these issues when I had the same setup running to my RP LCD, so I'm assuming it's the tv or one of the settings.
Thanks for any help, besides the jerky motion I'm very happy.

Do you have the motion smoother on, as it is by default? If it is on, turn this off and that might fix the problem you're having. (The option is in the Advanced Picture settings menu).

It's kind of the opposite of what you think considering it's called a motion smoother, but it actually makes the picture a little jerky.
post #985 of 2130
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Originally Posted by dominica View Post

I had my Panasonic VT50 65 Calibrated by Chad B on Friday. Chad was a true professional and very knowledgeable guy. I was lucky to have him calibrate my TV since I was not on his NY tour. He came out of his way to calibrate my TV. You could not find a more down to earth person. During the calibration, he took his time to explain what his was doing and he was extremely patient for all of my questions.

Wow what a big difference. Colors are more true life with accurate flesh tones and the POP I was missing before. The picture is much brighter in both day and night, but with the same great black levels. I can now notice some of the background in dark scene which I could not before and it really bugged me about the TV. He also calibrated my 3D and what a big difference with great color and more pop, even the lady of the house noticed what a difference in both 2D and 3d, plus she was getting tired of me changing things during our TV viewing biggrin.gif My TV is located in an area that is very bright and I can view the picture even if the area is very bright without any problem after the calibration.

CHAD B tested & calibrated every piece of equipment and took 4 hour to do his work, which included ISF-Day and ISF-Night modes, as well as ISF-3D. The calibrations are definitely worth the price and I fully recommend waiting for CHAD when he goes on his next tour. He has great equipment and demo material to test audio and video, so you system never misses a beat .I can now put down the remote and enjoy the TV instead of trying to make adjustments all the time.

I, too, was lucky enough to have Chad calibrate my set a few weeks ago- agreed on all counts. Chad is a fantastic, down to earth guy, and my set looks amazing!
post #986 of 2130
Got my 65VT delivered from BB today morning,,,been watching mixed content all day in THX Cinema,,,coming from a 60ES7100 LED, I am completely blown away smile.gif
Can u guys point me to any custom settings until I get it calibrated by BB after few weeks.....a bit confused about motion smoother, 48hz/60hz/96hz, etc etc.
post #987 of 2130
Chad did mine Friday and all I can say is spend the money you don't know what your missing!!!
post #988 of 2130
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Originally Posted by ravneet View Post

Got my 65VT delivered from BB today morning,,,been watching mixed content all day in THX Cinema,,,coming from a 60ES7100 LED, I am completely blown away smile.gif
Can u guys point me to any custom settings until I get it calibrated by BB after few weeks.....a bit confused about motion smoother, 48hz/60hz/96hz, etc etc.

Don't want to tell you how to spend your money, but you would really be better served having a professional calibration done. Best Buy, i would recommend staying away from them regarding a calibration, even if it came free with the purchase.

Not trying to be a downer. Just looking out for you.
post #989 of 2130
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Originally Posted by ddgdl View Post

I, too, was lucky enough to have Chad calibrate my set a few weeks ago- agreed on all counts. Chad is a fantastic, down to earth guy, and my set looks amazing!

I would recommend him to anyone on AVS. Wish I had more time these day's to watch it. However, when I have the chance I am trying some 3D stuff and I am liking it much better than I expected it.
post #990 of 2130
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Originally Posted by skidog View Post

Sorry about that I meant to say I was watching it on TNT.I have not noticed any issues when watching blu rays. By the way I have the blu ray hooked up to my Denon 2113 then I run one hdmi to the tv. I never noticed these issues when I had the same setup running to my RP LCD, so I'm assuming it's the tv or one of the settings.
Thanks for any help, besides the jerky motion I'm very happy.

You might just be noticing the compression used cable and satellite. Also, did you go from a smaller set to a larger one?
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