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Can someone help me figure out how to do this? I've got a Philips 34" wide screen HD set, which has only one progressive input. I've run the Video Essentials DVD on my interlaced DVD player, which goes into the AV3 input, and appropriately set black level, color etc. However, when then switching over to the AV4/progressive/HD inputs, i see that the levels I set in AV3 mode don't carry over to AV4.


So, given that I'm not about to buy a progressive scan DVD player, how can I calibrate the settings when using the AV4/HD input? Youcan't plug in the interlaced DVD player into AV4. Should I just assume that the settings I made in AV3 will give me the same results in AV4, and set AV4 the same way?
 

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Since no one else has responded, I'll give you my "uneducated" opinion.


I have a Philips 34PW9817 (as I believe you do). My guess would be that the settings for AV3 would carry over to AV4; however, you first state in your post that is not the case, then ask whether it is the case. So, I'm a little confused.


It would be strange if you would be required to calibrate the video levels on all 5 inputs, independently.


As a test, you could try calibration through AV1, AV2 or AV Side (using S-video or RCA rather than component cables) and see if the levels match when set from one input source to another.


If the levels are remembered separately for each input, then I suppose you could always *purchase* a progressive scan DVD, calibrate your TV through AV4, then return the DVD player afterwards -- when you discover your TV only has one wideband (AV4) input ;) However, I would advise against this because it is dishonest ;)
 

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Thanks. No, what I meant to say was that the settings for AV3 do NOT carry over to AV4, but what I was wondering was, if when you create the settings for AV3, it's safe to set AV4 the same way, i.e., will you get the same results?


I knew I could "borrow" a progressive DVD player, but I really didn't want to do that.
 

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I get it now. Well, I would assume the reason each input has its own settings is because different sources have different levels. Much like an audio equlizer that you set for "rock" or "classical."


Therefore, copying your settings from AV3 may improve the picture on AV4, but I think you're right -- it won't be as accurate as *borrowing* a DVD player for AV4.
 

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I own a 34PW9817 set too, but I have no idea if the settings are carried over. However here is the code to enter on your remote to go into the service menu.

Press 062596 info+ on your remote and then go back to your AV3 or AV4.

There is a section related to color etc....
 
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