Hi everyone, today I got my Panny 42PWD8UK.
I did a lot of research on these and all other plasma monitors and decided to go with this one over the Pioneer's and the Sony Wega's. First there is ofcourse the huge price difference, second, is the quality.
I have not yet played with all the settings and I have been reading forums to adjust the color and the sharpness and all other things, and would just like some input from the people who have this unit, or similar units as to how it should be configed. My current setup is:
Slot-1: DVI-D going straight from my Digital Cable box, via DVI. (Monster DVI400)
Slot-2: BNC Component, (BNC/RCA gold plugs from RadioShack, and a Gold Radioshack Component Cable) Going to my DVD player.
Slot-3: is the composite video Svideo and analog sound.
and the Computer monitor out.
Now on the DVI The Setup:
3D Y/C Filter(NTSC) : ON
Color System: AUTO
3:2 Pulldown: OFF --(this is ment for DVD's as far as I know, 24fps progressive scan)
Panasonic AUTO (4:3): Just ( Normal has those side bars on the edges, its whack.)
VIDEO NR: ON
DVI input Picture:
Picture Menu: Dynamic
Sharpness: 1 ( I may play with this, not sure yet)
Color Temp: Normal
Color Management: ON
Advanced Settings: ON
In Advanced settings:
AGC: off (Auto Gamma Correction?? How do I use this with DVI, DVD? differences?)
Nothing else was changed, as far as highs and lows and darks.
BNC/RCA Component, Slot 2.
This is my dvd player, with component cables.
I am using the 3:2 Pulldown here, and the Video NR is ON.
For the Picture settings:
Color Temp: Normal
Color Management: On
Advanced Settings: On
I only watched one DVD on this, I watched Blade III. I have a memorex progressive scan DVD, its not the top of the line, but will do for now, I also have a newer model of a Pioneer, but I am not disappointed just yet to switch over.
The movie has a lot of dark scenes, lots of blood so you can really see the shades of red, and black, the black levels are awesome I think, I could really see the difference in the black colors of the costumes and in general, the movie has a lot of night scenes so I am happy with that. I am yet to watch something that has more bright scenes, green, yellow, and light blues to see if there are any bleedings or fuzzy shadows, (noise or other things that need adjusting).
I have not yet hooked up the sound to this beast. I am going to be using my Pioneer VSX-45TX, with 7 speakers, 5 are Pioneer and 2 are Bose Acoustimass Cubes. That will make my mini home theater complete. Connecting this receiver to the cable box and monitor will be another project all by itself, I will try to document it as well and put it up here on this site, perhaps in another section dedicated to the AV stuff.
Any and all input and critisism is welcomed and required! thanks everyone.