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that may be true of the digital tuner (input A) but i'll be surprised (pleasantly, of course) if the analog tuner (input B) accepts all these formats.


what about the connectors..... do you happen to know the connector types for the rf inputs: type F like in USA??


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nah...i'm not so sure, that would be an issue.


the panel accepts PAL, SECAM, NTSC3.58, NTSC4.43, PAL60, HD


anyway, i dont think there would be any difference between

a panel bought in the US or in the EU. probably NEC panels.
 

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Why is the User video mode so much less saturated than Game mode? Even if I have the color set on +7 with User its still noticeabley less saturated than Game mode at Color 0. (Pio 5080).
 

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Hi all. I just noticed that my 5080 is showing a black border, about 2-inches thick around the entire screen. It only occurs for my PC input, connected by HDMI-> DVI.

The input display still shows up in the top right corner, and other inputs show up fine, but the computer input is compressed by that 2-inch border.

Display is the same for standard, user, full, wide, etc. and even shrunk to 4:3 the border shows up inside the grey sidebars. Any ideas what could be causing this/how to fix it?


Couldnt find mention of the issue with a quick search. Thanks for any help!
 

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Hi all. I just noticed that my 5080 is showing a black border, about 2-inches thick around the entire screen. It only occurs for my PC input, connected by HDMI-> DVI.

The input display still shows up in the top right corner, and other inputs show up fine, but the computer input is compressed by that 2-inch border.

Display is the same for standard, user, full, wide, etc. and even shrunk to 4:3 the border shows up inside the grey sidebars. Any ideas what could be causing this/how to fix it?


Couldnt find mention of the issue with a quick search. Thanks for any help!

What resolution is your video card set to output? If it has a 1360x768 (Wide XGA) option (or something close), use it. Mine works fine with that, although I use the PC input, which is analog. And, of course, the HDMI input you are using should be set for PC, not Video.
 

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Why is the User video mode so much less saturated than Game mode? Even if I have the color set on +7 with User its still noticeabley less saturated than Game mode at Color 0. (Pio 5080).

The various modes all have their own characteristics. User is intended to look natural, while Game is saturated to a level deemed appropriate for games.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions Macfan. video card is nvidia 8800gt, run in dual-view, so my monitor has one resolution and the 5080 has another (1360x768). input is set to PC. Its been fine for ~6 months, then all of a sudden this problem showed up... strange.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions Macfan. video card is nvidia 8800gt, run in dual-view, so my monitor has one resolution and the 5080 has another (1360x768). input is set to PC. Its been fine for ~6 months, then all of a sudden this problem showed up... strange.

Strange, indeed. I run two monitors at different resolutions off my main computer without a problem, and have no idea why yours would suddenly change like that. I assume you've tried all the normal trouble shooting routines (resetting the output resolution, trying a different input, etc.). Sorry I can't be of any help.
 

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I had my Pioneer PDP-5010 ISF calibrated last week by Mark Kaye. I live in Ottawa, Canada and have found it difficult to find ISF calibrators here. Mark operates in the Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec region. He was extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of his job. He was very pleasant and explained everything he was doing. He spent more than 4 hours at my home. His equipment was high quality and the results were very accurate. It was worth every cent!


It is absolutely amazing the difference calibration makes with Blu-ray movies and my HD Cable box. The colours look very natural and detail in dark scenes like in Batman and Hellboy II are astounding. The Kuro’s black levels are amazing out of the box, but wait till you see what it looks like dialed in. All I can say is WOW!!



I had used D-Nices offsets and was very pleased with the results, but I knew that they weren’t perfect because every TV that comes out of the factory is different. No two TV’s are the same. Some one in this thread said that to buy a very expensive TV and then not spend the few hundred dollars to get it calibrated properly just doesn’t make sense. I couldn’t agree more. All you tweekers out there... you won’t be satisfied till you get it set up professionally.
I spent the better part of a year messing around in the service menu and the user menu trying to get it right. Well I’m finally satisfied now. If I added up the cost of test pattern disc’s and all my labour, it would be much more than the cost of calibration. I’m now going to sit back and enjoy my movies all over again.


Oh, by the way the attached pre/post Colorfacts file is done in Movie Mode. This is Mark’s webpage for services offered. www.avfusion.ca


Thanks Mark, D-Nice and htwaits. You guys provide an invaluable service.

 

Pioneer PDP 5010 Movie Mode Calibration Report.pdf 32.419921875k . file

 

Pioneer PDP 5010 Gamma Curve.pdf 31.150390625k . file
 

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I had used D-Nices offsets and was very pleased with the results, but I knew that they weren't perfect because every TV that comes out of the factory is different. No two TV's are the same.

Yea I actually had semi-bad results using d-nice's 5080 RGB offsets, skin tones wernt so red anymore but it caused a faint green tint to overpower the screen, Im sure this is due to each TV being differant.
 

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Strange, indeed. I run two monitors at different resolutions off my main computer without a problem, and have no idea why yours would suddenly change like that. I assume you've tried all the normal trouble shooting routines (resetting the output resolution, trying a different input, etc.). Sorry I can't be of any help.

Thanks for the help regardless, it was good to make sure i had my bases covered. Anyway, the problem sorted it self out. I simply installed the latest Nvidia driver, and i'm back to full-screen viewing pleasure.
 

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I had my Pioneer PDP-5010 ISF calibrated last week by Mark Kaye. I live in Ottawa, Canada and have found it difficult to find ISF calibrators here. Mark operates in the Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec region.

Thanks for your calibration report. I've included it in the flat panel (Post#2) list that's linked at the bottom of my post.


Enjoy.
 

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I have a PDP 5080. Anyone having issues with the TV Guide? I am able to scan properly, but the channel listing does not populate. I can change channels fine, but I can't use the guide, it says TV Guide On Screen is collecting lineup and program information please check again later.


the Progress section says

search for time: check

search for stations with data: check

search for channel lineup: in progress

next listing transmission: 3/21, 11:41am


It said next listing transmission 3/21, 2:31am last night, and nothing populated this morning..


any ideas?


thanks!
 

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I just got the 5010fd, and I am running the break in dvd. My problem is I am noticing horizontal lines that are off shade that show up regardless of what color is flashing. Its more noticeable in lighter shades, and also shows up during certain movie scenes. Has anyone else experienced this?
 

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Are you scanning OTA or QAM? I use the QAM tuner and the listings never updated. I asked the cable company and they said they don't send TV Guide data.
 

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I just got the 5010fd, and I am running the break in dvd. My problem is I am noticing horizontal lines that are off shade that show up regardless of what color is flashing. Its more noticeable in lighter shades, and also shows up during certain movie scenes. Has anyone else experienced this?

Do you mean this? I posted this recently in the other 8G thread:

A small rant

So I decide to watch "The Mist" on DVD the other night. If you've seen it, you know there are a lot of scenes of the mist, mostly a totally greyish/white screen. Anyway, when they walk outside of the grocery store for the first time into the mist, there, smacking me square in the face, is the dreaded streaking issue that has been discussed ad nauseum. Unfortunately with this movie, and the "mist" being almost a character in itself, the streaking reveals itself everytime there is prevelant mist. The good news is that unless you have a mostly all white scene showing, you don't really notice it, but fade to white, or have a white scene like this mist or snow, and bam, it really grabs you. You would think with as much technology as there is in these sets from Pioneer, and as "state of the art" and award winning as they are, that Pioneer could get something right like a coating on the screen. You know, thats an analog process in a digital world. How hard is it to uniformly coat a surface? The cause of this has been debated, but I am firmly in the camp that it is the screen coating. I have played various sources to expose this and the streaking is always exactly the same no matter what is revealing the effect ......... definitely leads me to believe it is the screen coating. Oh well, still love the TV otherwise, but felt the need to express my disappointment with this one flaw. At least I don't buzz!


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Do you mean this? I posted this recently in the other 8G thread:

A small rant

So I decide to watch "The Mist" on DVD the other night. If you've seen it, you know there are a lot of scenes of the mist, mostly a totally greyish/white screen. Anyway, when they walk outside of the grocery store for the first time into the mist, there, smacking me square in the face, is the dreaded streaking issue that has been discussed ad nauseum. Unfortunately with this movie, and the "mist" being almost a character in itself, the streaking reveals itself everytime there is prevelant mist. The good news is that unless you have a mostly all white scene showing, you don't really notice it, but fade to white, or have a white scene like this mist or snow, and bam, it really grabs you. You would think with as much technology as there is in these sets from Pioneer, and as "state of the art" and award winning as they are, that Pioneer could get something right like a coating on the screen. You know, thats an analog process in a digital world. How hard is it to uniformly coat a surface? The cause of this has been debated, but I am firmly in the camp that it is the screen coating. I have played various sources to expose this and the streaking is always exactly the same no matter what is revealing the effect ......... definitely leads me to believe it is the screen coating. Oh well, still love the TV otherwise, but felt the need to express my disappointment with this one flaw. At least I don't buzz!


John

Sounds like what I have. Searched streaking and it seems like its luck of the draw? I just returned an lcd because of non-uniformity issues, and now this. Really annoying how none of the reviews for the tv (cnet, sound & vision, etc..) that I read even mentioned it. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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Sounds like what I have. Searched streaking and it seems like its luck of the draw? I just returned an lcd because of non-uniformity issues, and now this. Really annoying how none of the reviews for the tv (cnet, sound & vision, etc..) that I read even mentioned it. Thanks for the heads up.

I've just learned to live with it. On my set, it basically takes an all white, or close to all white screen to see it, and that is a rare occurance. The movie I referenced, The Mist, is a rare occasion where it showed up more than randomly. In most movies and tv shows, I never notice it. You are correct about reviews not mentioning it. My guess is that they coat the glass in an off state, no power/image showing, hence it looks uniform. Checking the screen out when it is off shows no signs of streaking, it takes the white or solid color image to see it. The other issue with these plasmas, the tv buzzing, is also luck of the draw. Mine is nice and quiet.


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is this the first time you are setting up the guide?


if you had the guide before and it went away (showing "no listing"...don't panic.....yet. i have 3 devices with TVGOS and they all have expeienced loss of guides in the last one month; the worst is the 5080.


the guide comes back, but sometimes it takes upto 3 days.


if you never the guide before, what is your set up?


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I have a PDP 5080. Anyone having issues with the TV Guide? I am able to scan properly, but the channel listing does not populate. I can change channels fine, but I can't use the guide, it says TV Guide On Screen is collecting lineup and program information please check again later.


the Progress section says

search for time: check

search for stations with data: check

search for channel lineup: in progress

next listing transmission: 3/21, 11:41am


It said next listing transmission 3/21, 2:31am last night, and nothing populated this morning..


any ideas?


thanks!
 

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Good afternoon. I tried to send d-nice this question via PM but got no responce as yet so maybe I can ask it here. Between these two sets what is your opinion how they might compare out of the box and how they might compare with pro calibration? Thank you
 
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