Originally Posted by Chris04691
could you tell me what the settigns should be on all the settings i nthe service menu when you press menu o ntv and menu 8 select on the controller, Thanks
There are many service manual paramenters that either don't need changing from their factory settings or should be changed.
Others which effect things like grayscale, for example, are best left to pros with the right calibration equipment.
There are some, however, that are easy for the new DIY-er to do for improving overall PQ.
Check out this post from the F59 Tweaks thread:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post9521684
Lee Bailey posted a .pdf file of the "F59 DIY Guide", assembled and edited by several F59 owners that breaks down the most common service menu adjustments/convergence adjustments F59 users here have performed themselves. Very useful thing to print up and have around.
Lee also posted a link to both the Hitachi DCAM Pocket Guide (issued to service techs in 2003). Doesn't cover the F59 models-which came out in '06--but does have some useful DCAM adjustment tips you might find useful. This same post also has a link to an online source for the F59 service manual. Highly recommended if you are going to do any serious tweaking yourself.
Also, if you are going to be running any HDMI gear into your set check out this post:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post9668868
I posted this back in Feb of this year after a got ahold of the actual service bulletin Hitachi issued to it's authorized service centers. It has the instructions for the oft-mentioned "HDMI fix" discussed on the various F59 threads. These sets came from the factory not always getting along with various HDMI sources. This service level software fix (done in the service menu) addresses the most major HDMI bugs the F59s generally have OOB. One thing it does not fix is the occasional horzontal image shift that can occur with HDMI. However, Hitachi is working on a similar solution for this, and I expect the first person to get ahold of it to post in on the Tweaks thread.
In fact the F59 Tweaks thread is the best location here for tips and what not for these sets. Lots of input from both F59 users and from calibration expert Robert Jones (aka Mr Bob).