KuroCal Program - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 5Likes
  • 5 Post By makaveddie81
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 11-16-2018, 05:42 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
makaveddie81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,004
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 649 Post(s)
Liked: 355
KuroCal Program

This program allows you to activate and adjust ISF modes on all model Kuros (including KRP and non US models). For you non Elite owners, it also allows for easy adjustment of service menu white balance (which is the only option non Elite owners have to properly calibrate white balance).

Below are additional features offered by this awesome program:
  • Works on all model Kuros (including KRP and non US models) without the need for profiles. One stop shop!
  • All controls visible in one window.
  • Ability to copy ISF settings to all inputs with one single click of a button!
  • Easy adjustment of service menu white balance and ABL for all drive modes.



Been getting a lot of requests for this program and decided to open it up for the public. Enjoy!

Keep in mind, you will need the below items in order to use the program:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007T27H8..._RbJqCbEM03W66

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00066HP2E..._3dJqCbWMNCC58


Download link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By...WhTbElOQkhpRzQ


Initial setup:

1. Connect USB to serial adapter to your PC and install its drivers.
2. Connect serial cable to adapter and Kuro service port.
3. Launch program.


Connecting to your display:
  1. Select Kuro model and COM port.
  2. Click Connect button.


Apply ISF patch to KRP models (required only on KRP models)
  1. After connecting to your display via the above steps, click the KRP ISF Patch and follow instructions.


Calibrate ISF Mode:
  1. After connecting to your display via the above steps (and applying ISF patch if working on a KRP model), click the Start ISF button for the desired ISF mode (Day, Night or Auto).
  2. Click the Get All button to retrieve the current ISF settings.
  3. If you wish to turn the on screen display off, click the OSD Off button. You can toggle it back on by clicking the same button (its text will change to OSD On).
  4. Adjust desired settings.
  5. For gamma, the Link All RGB box links the RGB values on all points since all three elements (R, G and B) are supposed to be adjusted in unison.
  6. Once all settings are adjusted to satisfaction, click the Save button.
  7. If you wish to copy the current ISF mode settings to all inputs, click the Copy To All Inputs button. It will take around 5 minutes for the program to copy to all inputs.
  8. Click the End ISF button for the current ISF mode.
  9. If you wish to copy the settings to another ISF mode (Day, Night or Auto), click the Start ISF button for the desired ISF mode and then click on the Send All button. Once all settings are sent, click the Save button followed by the End ISF button.


Save To Image
  1. This feature copies the current settings to a .png file for future reference. Simply click the Save To Image button and follow the prompts.


Adjust Service Menu White Balance and ABL
  1. Select a PDP-XXXXFD as model and connect.
  2. Click the Start Service Menu Calibration button.
  3. The white balance and ABL values for the current drive mode will be populated in the Service Menu Settings pane.
  4. If you'd like to adjust ABL or the white balance settings (do not change the RL, GL and BL settings or the Panel Primary Colors settings - only adjust RH, BH and ABL), simply use the slider arrows and click the rectangle button on the left to apply the change. You will see the screen flash for a couple of seconds while the change takes effect. Matter of fact, you can fine tune your grayscale to be significantly more linear by adjusting these service menu white balance settings (RH and BH leave GH alone).
  5. Click the Apply Deltas To Remaining Tables button to apply the changes to the remaining drive modes.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.png
Views:	826
Size:	75.0 KB
ID:	2483894  

Last edited by makaveddie81; 01-18-2019 at 12:06 PM.
makaveddie81 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 11-16-2018, 09:52 PM
Advanced Member
 
tpaxadpom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 631
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
Liked: 57
Interesting program. Thank you for sharing!
ISF modes have been unlocked once I followed your instructions. I need to upload white balance patterns to youtube so I can calibrate apple tv 3.

Last edited by tpaxadpom; 11-16-2018 at 10:06 PM.
tpaxadpom is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 11-17-2018, 10:42 AM
Advanced Member
 
tpaxadpom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 631
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
Liked: 57
Does OSD off accomplishes the same thing as exiting service menu. That is if I am calibrating the set do I still need to exit the service menu to get accurate readings? There was a shift if I recall between user more and service mode. I didn't know about OSD off option so I never tried to see if it eliminates that shift (I doubt).
What do you guys for calibration APL or windows?
tpaxadpom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 Old 11-17-2018, 03:58 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
makaveddie81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,004
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 649 Post(s)
Liked: 355
Quote:
Originally Posted by tpaxadpom View Post
Does OSD off accomplishes the same thing as exiting service menu. That is if I am calibrating the set do I still need to exit the service menu to get accurate readings? There was a shift if I recall between user more and service mode. I didn't know about OSD off option so I never tried to see if it eliminates that shift (I doubt).
What do you guys for calibration APL or windows?
OSD on or off does not affect readings. The service mode is not being activated by the program.
makaveddie81 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 11-18-2018, 03:09 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,158
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 495 Post(s)
Liked: 243
Thanks!
Test Ickles is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 11-21-2018, 12:19 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
saprano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bronx NY
Posts: 4,126
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 582 Post(s)
Liked: 603
You're not worried about a certain someone? I guess at this point it doesn't matter.

home theater addict
saprano is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 11-23-2018, 11:03 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
makaveddie81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,004
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 649 Post(s)
Liked: 355
Quote:
Originally Posted by saprano View Post
You're not worried about a certain someone? I guess at this point it doesn't matter.
Nah lol. The Kuro cow has been milked dry. Pointless and greedy to play keep away.
makaveddie81 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 01-18-2019, 12:07 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
makaveddie81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,004
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 649 Post(s)
Liked: 355
Updated links to serial cable and serial to USB adapter

Sharp Elite PRO-70X5FD (Kuro PRO-171FD) x 2
Pioneer Kuro KRP-500M
Pioneer Kuro PRO-111FD
Pioneer Kuro PDP-5020
makaveddie81 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Plasma Flat Panel Displays

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off