Since there are now more owners of the Philips 7422/7432 sets and several questions about calibration settings have come up, I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread about calibration settings.
I personally own a 42PFL7432D and I know that the 7422 is basically the same set. I am guessing the 47" and 52" also share the same board/circuits/menus, in which case the settings would be about the same. If that is the case, settings for those sets are also welcome here.
Another reason to start this thread is some complaints about SD signals leaning towards a red push, so we can discuss that here too.
The purpose of this thread is to deal with calibration and picture settings only. For a more general discussion on the sets please go to the appropriate thread:42PFL7432D
and 47PFL7432D52PFL7422D/52PFL7432DCALIBRATION SETTINGS:
Thanks to xnappo, we now have a database
we can use to have everyone's settings easily available. Please enter as much information as possible, and use the comments field to explain the reason why you chose such settings, especially the "advanced" options (Dynamic contrast, Perfect Pixel, Light Sensor, Active Control, Artifact reduction, and so on), so the newcomers will have an easier time figuring out what would work best for them.CALIBRATION DISKS:
If you don't have a calibration disk (such as DVE) you can find a free one on this link
. You will need to buy some color filters (red, green and blue) for the color calibrations.FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
- The screen flickers when changing between dark and light scenes. Is there a problem?
This is most probably the result of the Dynamic Contrast and/or Light Sensor features. Try setting those to OFF and check again.
- Why is there a thin white line of "trash" on my screen sometimes?
That line is information being broadcasted by the TV station. It has nothing to do with the TV set. What you need to do is set the Format to one of the zoom options (Widescreen is the most popular, followed by Automatic) instead of 'Unscaled'.FIRMWARE FILES:
Thanks to iis_iis for the suggestion to include the firmware files in this thread:
Q531U-0.39.11.0 (Available upon request) VERY IMPORTANT:
If you are connected to cable directly from the wall AND live in TX (possibly somewhere else too), you DO NOT want to install this version, as it could make your TV unresponsive and in need of a service call. Please see here...
Q531U-0.59.15.0Q531U-0.59.22.0Q531U-0.64.14.6Q531U-0.64.14.11Q531U-0.64.14.18Philips support site
(Latest firmware (64.14.18) available here
)Firmware release notes (up to 64.14.11)
(The ReadMe file in Philips' site has the release notes for every version at the end of the PDF document)