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Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by bjlc, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I've had my Sammies almost exactly two years. 58" Plasma and 32" LCD. Both have been awesome.

    I changed my settings from the default to something or other I think I found on AVR AVS? forum, and haven't really touched it since, until just now, when I looked for Black Filter mentioned earlier. Didn't find it, but I did turn down the gamma, as I view in a darkened- but not dark- room. Also tried the "Blue Only" setting- not at all sure what that's about.
     
  2. Rich

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    I'd like to hear from someone who has tried both the Sammy and Panny plasmas. I'm happy with my Pannys, but I'm gonna buy a 65" set soon and I'd like to hear some opinions from folks that have had both brands.

    Rich
     
  3. satcrazy

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    Great...
    See AVS forums.

    Spent a lot of time there before settling on a panny st50.

    So far so good!

    No heat issues, No buzz, light in weight [ My wega crt was 165lbs]
     
  4. harsh

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    Or as is more commonly the case, they're using a crappy video distribution system.

    No TV is going to necessarily cure the problem of some Fox sports programming looking poor. Garbage in, garbage out.
     
  5. harsh

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    The blue only setting is an aid in calibrating the TV for chroma (color) and hue (tint). You set the input device to output color bars and then adjust the color and tint so that the bars are of uniform shade across the boundary between the top bars and the narrow band of bars below them. When you get good at it, you can color calibrate a TV in seconds.

    The below link shows how to use color bars and the blue only feature to calibrate your TV:

    http://www.videouniversity.com/articles/color-bars-and-how-to-use-em
     
  6. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Thanks, h. Very useful.

    --
    I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.
    ~ Stephen Wright
     
  7. Nick

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    It is always a good idea to record your current values before screwing around with the settings.
     
  8. Rich

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    Yup, the Panny plasmas have an option for returning to factory settings. Comes in handy.

    Rich
     
  9. mutelight

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    :lol: You are just across the bay from me.

    I have had mine for a couple weeks now and it is fantastic!

    I absolutely do, once I got it dialed in, the inky blacks, highly accurate colors, and amazing detail have blown me away! :D
     
  10. FarmerBob

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    In some circles it is said that 720p = 1080i. But I prefer DLP all the way!!! My 3 year old Samsung DLP still has the most fantastic picture I have ever seen. But then there are the Mitsubishi LaserVue's!!! They do a magnificent job with any feed. No need for altered refresh rates either, the mirrors move 1000 times faster than LCD doors, that can add all kinds of gunk to the picture. Plus if you go the movies and see the new 4k screenings, they use DLP projectors. And that's one big ass picture.

    But know that the principal of high refresh rates is that each time you double the base rate of 60Hz you are adding a fake set generated frame.
    120 = 1 real, 1 fake, 1 real
    240 = 1 real, 1 fake, 1 fake, 1 real
    480 = 1 real, 1 fake, 1 fake, 1 fake, 1 real . . .
     
  11. Laxguy

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    Some circles are just wrong! ;)

    And I am sure some would say, instead of "fake", "interpolated" or some other euphemism!
    Hmmm, come to think of it, are those added frames just copies, or are they in fact interpolated?
     
  12. bjlc

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    okay I was given a polaroid Hd tv.. I just read that color bar adjustment.. how would I get the tv to produce the color bar? I don't have a video camera..

    and how would I get the blue only ?

    my problem is that the tv is way too contrasty right now.. every thing looks like a fog.. and yet the picture its self is not bright.. any help would be appreciated.. thanks..

    bjlc
     
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    Nice to see someone who knows the real way to set up chroma & huu :D
     
  14. MysteryMan

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    Try reading the Owners Manual. You can also go to their website for help.
     
  15. mechman

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    Not every display has a blue only mode. I'd guess that your's probably doesn't. If you want to set your white (brightness) and black (contrast) levels properly, get the Spears & Munsil HD Benchmark disc.
     
  16. bobukcat

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    That or the Digital Video Essentials BluRay, they both have blue filters you look through to set the brightness, contrast, color, etc. while looking at color bars and other test patterns.
     
  17. bjlc

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    how fast is the D* refresh rate.. some one told me that no one has a refresh rate over 120 so it doesn't matter..

    I still am looking for a big screen tv since that 32 inch isn't cutting it in my 32 by 28 living room..
     
  18. MysteryMan

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    For a room that size you'll want a 55" display or bigger. Various brands come with either 120Hz or 240Hz refresh rates.
     
  19. CCarncross

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    Broadcast tv is 60Hz.....so technically noone has a refresh rate faster than 60Hz.

    Most BD movie disks are 24, while most tv shows on BD are 60Hz...the higher refresh rates are strictly being done by the tv for less flicker, etc....BTW, its sounds like that Polaroid tv that someone gave you is shot
     
  20. harsh

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    Most broadcast TV is 30 frames/second.
     

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