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Old 10-22-2010, 12:26 PM   #121  
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I'm sure the link is on this forum in several different places, but this guy's DVD / slides are the ones that everyone refers to when talking about break-in slides. I have run them a couple of times on my new G25 - mostly just too check for any pixel defects / panel inconsistencies before my 30 days is up with Amazon. Be careful, though staring at a full 54" of cornflower blue can be very dizzying.
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I'm sure the link is on this forum in several different places, but this guy's DVD / slides are the ones that everyone refers to when talking about break-in slides. I have run them a couple of times on my new G25 - mostly just too check for any pixel defects / panel inconsistencies before my 30 days is up with Amazon. Be careful, though staring at a full 54" of cornflower blue can be very dizzying.
This is the best and is recommended by D-Nice & Kevin Miller of tweakMyTV professional calibrators and founder of Tweakmytv.com
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:51 PM   #123  
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I just started them up tonight on the new Kuro. I'll run them for 6 straight days. LIPA is going to love me.
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I just started them up tonight on the new Kuro. I'll run them for 6 straight days. LIPA is going to love me.
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I just started them up tonight on the new Kuro. I'll run them for 6 straight days. LIPA is going to love me.
So how black does the KURO look?
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So how black does the KURO look?
i'd imagine as black as you can see, after he calibrates it. lol

though i wonder what it measures out of the box at.
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:31 AM   #127  
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So how black does the KURO look?
Black, and from what I'm told, it should get a little blacker as time goes on.

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i'd imagine as black as you can see, after he calibrates it. lol

though i wonder what it measures out of the box at.
At this point, for the brief time that I had the black bars, With the lights off, you'd have to look extremely had to see where the black bars end and the bezel begins.

I didn't take measurements prior to stating the breakin process, as I'm not planning to calibrate afterwards. I will take full measurements at 150 hrs, and then perform a calibration. I'll post the before and after reports.
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I hate the whole breakin process. Wish they'd was done at the factory.
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Old 10-23-2010, 03:48 PM   #130  
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are you talking about a program software calibration disc?

http://www.spearsandmunsil.com/

they show what is suppose to be like on the site. follow the links on the site.

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Old 10-27-2010, 10:34 PM   #131  
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I'm having a difficult time calibrating my P46G25. I'm using the DVE HD Basics Bluray with my PS3 via HDMI.

I think I was able to understand and adjust all settings apart from contrast.

Picture Mode: THX
Contrast: 25
Brightness: 54
Color: 67
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 75

I just don't notice any appreciable difference with between 0 and 100 contrast using the ramps pattern (http://www.avical.com/articles/avica..._tutorial.html). My friend thought he might be noticing a difference around 25...but looking at the edges I still don't see much there and that value appears really low? I expected the changes to be slight modifications from the default THX values? I've looked with my standard lightning at night as well as in complete darkness.

Any suggestions? Maybe I should look at the pattern differently..
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:38 AM   #132  
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I'm not sure about the DVE disc, but if you look up the AVSHD 709 free disc, you will find that they have links to HDNation and some others giving basic information about using the test patterns. I found the HDNation links to be informative (at least very good starter material), and I sometimes learn better if I can see someone else do it first.

HD Nation - Calibration Intro
HD Nation - Brightness and Contrast
HD Nation - Color and Tint
HD Nation - Sharpness

Hope that helps.
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I'm having a difficult time calibrating my P46G25. I'm using the DVE HD Basics Bluray with my PS3 via HDMI.

I think I was able to understand and adjust all settings apart from contrast.

Picture Mode: THX
Contrast: 25
Brightness: 54
Color: 67
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 75

I just don't notice any appreciable difference with between 0 and 100 contrast using the ramps pattern (http://www.avical.com/articles/avica..._tutorial.html). My friend thought he might be noticing a difference around 25...but looking at the edges I still don't see much there and that value appears really low? I expected the changes to be slight modifications from the default THX values? I've looked with my standard lightning at night as well as in complete darkness.

Any suggestions? Maybe I should look at the pattern differently..
From what I remember playing around with the settings on the G20 at Best Buy your contrast is way too low and should be at least at 50%. Sharpness is too high as well and should be around 50% for a neutral setting which is ideal. I also think your color saturation is too high as well. Try my SETTINGS link in my signature to get some base numbers to work with and then they should only need slight tweaking for your room lighting. Just remember to look at the Items in parenthesis on some settings for the different settings for your 2010 model year.

My settings are based on getting an accurate picture with "pop" that matches real life and the source material. Many people seem to want their TV to have more "pop" than real life and look surreal instead of real. Once your eyes adjust to accurate (and they will) you will likely appreciate it looking accurate. If your TV has more "pop" than when you look around it is likely not set to be accurate unless it happens to be a movie that was designed to look surreal in which case it will with the settings I posted as well, but be what the director intended.

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Old 10-31-2010, 12:57 AM   #134  
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Thanks for the information!
@hdf_bob great informative videos. I like the contrast pattern used more so than the "ramps and steps." I may have to give that one a shot..

PFC5:
I changed my settings to:
Picture Mode: THX
Contrast: 59
Brightness: 52
Color: 50
Tint: -2
Sharpness: 56

I still don't completely see the difference when adjusting contrast but the other stuff looks good. Whatever it's set at, I can't go wrong with this tv .

Thanks again for all the help!
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@hdf_bob great informative videos. I like the contrast pattern used more so than the "ramps and steps." I may have to give that one a shot..

I still don't completely see the difference when adjusting contrast but the other stuff looks good. Whatever it's set at, I can't go wrong with this tv .
All the calibration discs use similar, but slightly different patterns. If you can't see the differences with one, try one of the others. And make sure you calibrate it in your normal viewing conditions (daytime, night, lights on/off).

I agree with you. The G25 is a great set.
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