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Originally Posted by clipper57 View Post

I had the magic man aka D-nice out on 6/22 to calibrate my panasonic ZT-60.All i can say right now is one word "AWESOME" the colors are vibrant,the black levels are fantastic and the depth of the picture is 3D like.Also no problems with brightness and the picture is so clear its like looking through an open window.Thanks again D-nice for another job well done.smile.gif

What peak light output did D-Nice calibrate your set to for ISF Day and ISF Night?

Thanks
post #1412 of 11460
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Originally Posted by dasanii19 View Post

Does Dnice do audio calibrations?
He wasn't doing audio when I ask him about four years ago. There haven't been any calibration reports indicating that he does.

Chad B and UMR both do audio.
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

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Originally Posted by skip61 View Post

D-Nice, sent you a pm !!!
How do you know?
I think skip61 was letting D-Nice know that skip61 sent D-Nice a PM. wink.gif

I think the best way to contact D-Nice is to use the link in his post. smile.gif
post #1414 of 11460
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I think skip61 was letting D-Nice know that skip61 sent D-Nice a PM. wink.gif

I think the best way to contact D-Nice is to use the link in his post. smile.gif
I see. That would explain the comma. They get inserted by accident so much anymore that I dont pay them any attention.
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^The subject "I" was understood, slip61 was using shorthand. wink.gif
Edited by vinnie97 - 6/26/13 at 11:15pm
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Yeah I did sent him a PM. I rectified my earlier post smile.gif
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Originally Posted by skip61 View Post

Yeah I did sent him a PM. I rectified my earlier post smile.gif
You should try the email link in his post. I know that at one time he wasn't doing PMs.
Edited by htwaits - 6/26/13 at 11:48pm
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I see. That would explain the comma. They get inserted by accident so much anymore that I dont pay them any attention.

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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

^The subject "I" was understood, slip61 was using using shorthand. wink.gif

Don't forget the people who use 4 periods at the end of a sentence. biggrin.gif
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reply to twd isf day 34fl and isf night 31fl for brightness.
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Originally Posted by clipper57 View Post

reply to twd isf day 34fl and isf night 31fl for brightness.
You gonna post your settings?
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Anyone using a Darbee Darblet with the new set? Did you find yourself changing your setting if you moved from another "inferior" set. I currently have a VT25 and will be getting a ZT in August. I have a Darbee now set at HD 40% and am curious if I'll be dialing it up or back with the jump in picture quality. Thanks guys!!
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Originally Posted by darthkringle View Post

Anyone using a Darbee Darblet with the new set? Did you find yourself changing your setting if you moved from another "inferior" set. I currently have a VT25 and will be getting a ZT in August. I have a Darbee now set at HD 40% and am curious if I'll be dialing it up or back with the jump in picture quality. Thanks guys!!

I had a 50g20 and used to use it ~80% (bc of viewing distance and smaller size I never noticed alot of the noise from where I viewed from.)

Now I use it at about 50% for cable tv and 80% for blu rays


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Originally Posted by darthkringle View Post

Anyone using a Darbee Darblet with the new set? Did you find yourself changing your setting if you moved from another "inferior" set. I currently have a VT25 and will be getting a ZT in August. I have a Darbee now set at HD 40% and am curious if I'll be dialing it up or back with the jump in picture quality. Thanks guys!!
I didn't know much about the Darblet so I asked the guy I'm going to hire to calibrate my TV what he thought of it. He didn't go into much detail but he said he wouldn't use it with a plasma.
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I'm using a Darblet on my 65VT60....my dad just introduced me to it recently and I'm now a believer; it just makes the already great detail that much better; however.....if you put a crappy source on your tv...the darblet will bring out all of the negative detail, so I turn it off (or dial it down) if the file or source is poor. I'm a hardcore pure signal/no post processing kind of guy, but I can't deny, on almost everything...the Darbee makes the picture look better...with no ghosting or edge enhancement either. I don't understand what this thing does, but I highly recommend it. My father is using it on his Pioneer Elite Pro 101FD and it does wonders on that display also. Highly Recommended.
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What does the Darblet actually do? What does it improve about the PQ?
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Again, my guy said, "It is an enhancement designed to alter local gamma to enhance apparent sharpness."
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post

What does the Darblet actually do? What does it improve about the PQ?

Basically a very intelligent algorithm using sophisticated patented visual perceptual techniques for its sharpening.

Interesting, in the VW shootout, David M, seemed negative about the need for the sharpening devices, since BR is such high quality. Not sure if I can extended his statement, without going to listen to it again, for lower quality sources. Perhaps there is adds more value. Nor did he single out the Darblet, but I assumed he would include it in his statement.

I have been tempted to try one for a trial, but really, as David M. noted, for BR I just don't see a strong need and DVDs are getting upgrade to BR overtime in my collecting. Almost no other SD sources.
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What does the Darblet actually do? What does it improve about the PQ?

I describe it as similar to the detail difference between 1080p and 4k


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Originally Posted by yaomizzle View Post

I describe it as similar to the detail difference between 1080p and 4k


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Yet you chose the ZT60 over one of the 2160p models, interesting wink.gif
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Originally Posted by hoozthatat View Post

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Originally Posted by yaomizzle View Post

I describe it as similar to the detail difference between 1080p and 4k


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Yet you chose the ZT60 over one of the 2160p models, interesting wink.gif

Well yeah I picked overwhelming quality on all sources as opposed to good detail and terrible everything else on like a choice of 3 movies :-) got to check out the new Sony 4ks. They are AMAZING digital photo frames. As soon as so etching moves the picture goes to hell tho


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I understand, no need to tell me how resolution ranks middle of the totem pole for picture quality specs biggrin.gif

Enjoy your ZT60 and mere 2,073,600 pixels wink.gif
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Would the Darblet be kind of an "in a box" version of MadVR and the right codecs and a beefy GPU and the way this setup can also "enhance" files and videos?
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Yesterday I noticed some green tint on the contours of faces. Noticed it again today. I only see it on THX Bright Room. Anyone else see this? The source is a FIOS DVR via an ISCAN Duo.
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^Yes, noticed it on Blu-ray. Cnet's Cinema settings dialed that out fortunately (though less bright obviously).
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Originally Posted by hoozthatat View Post

I understand, no need to tell me how resolution ranks middle of the totem pole for picture quality specs biggrin.gif
Enjoy your ZT60 and mere 2,073,600 pixels wink.gif
Do you have a 4K unit ?
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As "luck" would have it, I am now looking to replace another TV in the next few months. I recently got the ST60 and its terrific. It also happens to be my first plasma. So, now I'm going to come back for more biggrin.gif. This new purchase will be the flagship of the house (defined as set watched the most by me)

My current thinking is I will get a ZT60. It will be mostly night viewing, with some daytime viewing in a low-brightness room. Yes, I know people say VT/ZT is equivalent for dark rooms, but I'm planning on going ZT anyway.

This may be a dumb question, but how is the light output? I heard some people being concerned about the low light output. Is it an issue for anyone? Obviously in a dark room there will be no issue at all. But I'm thinking about daytime viewing. Can anyone share their experience with low light viewing during the day (light controlled via curtains, etc)? Any issues with brightness at all in daytime situations? It probably won't matter in the end, given the majority viewing will be at night. Just want to get educated.
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I have not had the ZT60 calibrated (will do so for sure, I just don't run slides like everyone else as I like to watch natural full screen content instead to do so) but my ISF day mode calibrated 151FD is noticeably brighter than the cnet settings/THX cinema. It's kind of a hard call between the brightness though when you compare with THX bright room mode.....But I don't think any of that really matters as I've watched the ZT60 plenty in the daytime with minimal light (normal windows on the side with shutters up having some day light come through) and it produces a very good picture out the box with THX Cinema/cnet settings. There is no problem with brightness whatsoever. Realistically if you have a seriously bright room with loads of sun actually coming in to hit the screen, u need a lcd. I have a lcd in my family room for this very purpose, just for the kids to watch during the day/night time without issues and all the bells and whistles. If you want reference PQ, you have to go with plasma these days.....I'm already not 100% satisfied with Panasonic's handling of motion on the plasmas and the LCDs are just outright unnatural anyway I look @ it. This is something I hope they improve before abandoning the plasma field. The ZT60 filter does really seem to help though with daytime viewing and reflections.
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Stupid question I have a Sony DA5500 ES Receiver and I am trying to figur out an audio issue. I cannot get the digital audio out fromt he Panny to give me 5.1 audio - all I get id Linear PCM
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Originally Posted by bturkel View Post

Stupid question I have a Sony DA5500 ES Receiver and I am trying to figur out an audio issue. I cannot get the digital audio out fromt he Panny to give me 5.1 audio - all I get id Linear PCM
Linear PCM can be 5.1. How is your receiver hooked up and what are you watching.
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

Do you have a 4K unit ?

I do not, however most owner's on the X900A Owner's Thread seem to be impressed, which is definitely a positive. I'm very intrigued about the impending 2160p Sharp sets. smile.gif
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