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post #241 of 368
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Originally Posted by Jude1234 View Post

What are slides?? And can I adjust pic settings before calibrating? This is somewhat confusing to me.

Here is a link: http://www.avsforum.com/t/949107/master-burn-in-ir-break-in-thread-part-ii-all-posts-here-only

According to calibrators, your unit should be broken in before calibrating, around 100 hours. Some believe it is better to use these single colored files to teach the plasma units to display all colors, and help prevent image burn in.
post #242 of 368
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Originally Posted by Jude1234 View Post

What are slides?? And can I adjust pic settings before calibrating? This is somewhat confusing to me.


You can adjust the picture settings, no problem.  Adjusting the settings won't hurt anything.  You can use the slides (they were linked in the above post) to help break-in the TV when you are not using it.  You don't have to use the slides at all, of course, it is a personal preference.  You can just watch TV and allow it to break in through watching varied content on the TV.

 

By calibrating, do you mean using a calibration Blu-ray, or having a professional calibration?  You can use the blu-ray right away and then use it again after getting a few hundred hours on the TV.  You'll need hundreds of hours (300-500?) for a professional calibration, depending on who hire and what they tell you.


Edited by xeno2011 - 2/16/14 at 10:36pm
post #243 of 368

Was wondering if by pausing a movie or tv show could this cause a image burn in the screen?  I was watch Olympics and someone came to the door and I did not know how long I could pause the program before or even if, a image burn would occur.

 

Thanks,

mrdoo

post #244 of 368
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Originally Posted by mrdoo View Post
 

Was wondering if by pausing a movie or tv show could this cause a image burn in the screen?  I was watch Olympics and someone came to the door and I did not know how long I could pause the program before or even if, a image burn would occur.

 

Thanks,

mrdoo

No need to worry about burn in. It would have to be paused for like a whole day to cause permanent burn in. Now you may see some image retention but it will be gone in a couple of minutes.

post #245 of 368
I located a 5000 at a local Walmart and was set to pick it up in the morning. I looked at Slickdeals before going to bed and saw Micro Center had the 5300 for $499.00, got down there at opening time and grabbed one. Brought it home and set it up and I have to say it has a better picture/colors than the Vizio E601i-A3 i recently purchased at Costco, so it's going back. Micro Center also had the 5700 smart version for $599.00, thought I'd give a heads up, good luck.
Edited by philtubes - 2/18/14 at 11:32am
post #246 of 368
Simple question I please need an answer too. I set my onkyo receiver to "passthrough" for the resolution. Should I set it to 1080p instead?
post #247 of 368
I used jeff's calibration to set up my new 5300 which is basically the same as the 5000 and it looks overly green but everything else looks great. Jeff, thanks for posting your settings.
post #248 of 368
This thread has been very helpful.
post #249 of 368
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Originally Posted by eddybbad View Post

Simple question I please need an answer too. I set my onkyo receiver to "passthrough" for the resolution. Should I set it to 1080p instead?
Yes. You will see a much sharper image if you send the 5000 1080p as opposed to 720p. That is if your Onkyo has a good up scaler.
Edited by guest68 - 2/20/14 at 4:40am
post #250 of 368

Just picked this model up today at Walmart. Then I decided to get this tv also. HA! Good one, Eric. Anyway, like others have said the picture out of the box is excellent but we all like to tweak, don't we. I'm sure I'll be tweaking for the next month or so but right now I'm getting an amazing picture. Can't wait to see what 1080p looks like but I have to wait until I can move things around and hook my bluray up. No one seems to have mentioned here that the power cord is ridiculously short!

 

Anyway, I was wondering, I forget what it's called but that feature that lets you play movies off of flash drives (movie to go? movie +?) Anyway, is there a way to install that on a tv like this one with a USB input that only shows pictures and plays music? Probably not but it doesn't hurt to ask.

post #251 of 368
I would recommend everyone check the prices in their area. If you live near Alpharetta, GA, it's $300!

www.walmart.com/ip/LG-60-60PN5000-1080p-600Hz-Plasma-HDTV/28419220
post #252 of 368

According to their website they won't price match another Walmart's price, and it only applies to purchases made on their website. I guess to get $300 bucks knocked off it's worth going there and breaking balls. I'm good at that.

post #253 of 368
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Originally Posted by clarkkent06 View Post

I would recommend everyone check the prices in their area. If you live near Alpharetta, GA, it's $300!

www.walmart.com/ip/LG-60-60PN5000-1080p-600Hz-Plasma-HDTV/28419220
$300 for a 60" plasma? WTF
post #254 of 368

Even for the $598 I spent this tv is a super bargain.

post #255 of 368
No there isn't. That and the Picture Wizard are two of the features that are not there. I don't think you can put it on. So when people are saying that for the same price or $50 more you can buy the 5300, I say buy it. You can probably watch your USB movies throug a media player like Roku but I could be wrong.
post #256 of 368
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Originally Posted by polarsdude View Post

No there isn't. That and the Picture Wizard are two of the features that are not there. I don't think you can put it on. So when people are saying that for the same price or $50 more you can buy the 5300, I say buy it. You can probably watch your USB movies throug a media player like Roku but I could be wrong.

I've got a bluray player that let's me do it. I wanted to give it to my wife, but it looks like she'll have to watch her sappy romance movies on the main tv. Oh well, gives me time to catch up on my nappin' ;-)

 

Thanks for responding. Another question. Will a new tv default to eco mode on out of the box? Because my box looked a bit beat up, and eco mode was off when I was going through the settings.

post #257 of 368
I live in Dacula GA and all the stores around me are getting $598.00 if they have them in stock. I picked up the 5300 at Micro Center for $499.00 which I thought was a steal, at $300.00 it's grand larceny LOL! Good grab.
post #258 of 368
I didn't get it lol, I live in Seattle, but this is what it shows on their site. I saw on slickdeals or something, though, that someone couldn't get it in this store for this price. OOS maybe?

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post #259 of 368
Yup, OOS.
post #260 of 368

According to Walmart's website their pricing policy doesn't let them price match their other stores.

post #261 of 368

I think my question may have gotten overlooked since it's kind of buried in another post so I'll ask again. When you first plug this tv in and go to settings, is Eco mode set to "on" by default? Or "off"? Because mine was "off", and if this is a return I will try to get a few more bucks knocked off.

post #262 of 368
I unpacked my 5300 on Tuesday and I may be wrong but I don't believe it was on Eco.
post #263 of 368
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Originally Posted by ClaptonsGhost View Post

I think my question may have gotten overlooked since it's kind of buried in another post so I'll ask again. When you first plug this tv in and go to settings, is Eco mode set to "on" by default? Or "off"? Because mine was "off", and if this is a return I will try to get a few more bucks knocked off.

Mine was in 'eco' mode as default for each input. It returned as my settings when I accidentally reset the tv while going through the settings menu. I'd say there is a good chance your unit was already powered up.
post #264 of 368

Thanks, guys. Look out, Walmart. I'm a 'comin... :D

post #265 of 368

Just wanted to say, day 3 and I'm loving this tv more and more. I've got it tweaked to my version of perfection. I prefer a cool picture so I've upped the blue and toned down the red. If anybody wants to know my settings just ask. I won't be going to Walmart until tomorrow. I'll let you know if I was able to get them to lower the price (I paid $598.00).

post #266 of 368
I'm curious if any of you have tried the black tweaks on this television and the kind of results you've gotten?
post #267 of 368

What are the black tweaks? I do know that with my other plasma (a Panasonic I bought 8 years ago) I left the black level on light. On dark you would lose detail. But as the set got older it lost contrast so that's when I switched black level to dark. I'll probably do the same with this set. Hope that helps.

post #268 of 368
I believe he is refering to removing the back panel and adjusting some pots that are supposed to improve blacks, it also voids the warranty.
post #269 of 368

OK. I really don't see the need to do that. You can't get much blacker than black. I did some more tweaking tonight while watching Casino Royale. I believe I have hit perfection, for my taste anyway.

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Anyone have this problem when watching a DVD/bluray? When I watch uverse it doesn't have this problem but when I watch chromecast and my bluray I notice it.
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