Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by daveydw, Jul 2, 2005.
had my pv500 running for 200 hours what are the best picture settings for it now
According to a german AV-Magazine, the optimal settings for the PV500 are:
Could you please tell me how to get the contrast set to 58.8% ? when i move the arrow up or down the increments are too big for fine adjustments.
Hehe, I don´t know how they figured it out.
Basically, these numbers say "decrease brightness to around 40% and set contrast to round about 55%, leave the rest default"
I don´t think you need to get it exactly to those values... set as good as you can and you´ll be fine. It´s not really far off from the factory defaults...
It wil probably be in the service menu, but don't go there.
I have worked out, there are 63 button presses between 0% and 100% so that means:
Brightness at 45% - 28 button presses from 0%
Contrast at 60% - 38 button presses from 0%
Yeah, actually pretty easy.
What do you think of these settings? Good?
Converted to "press x times the button from 0% on" that means:
Contrast: ~ 37
Brightness: ~ 28
Colour: ~ 32
I have my settings pretty close to that out by maybe one or two on each one eg i have my colour 2 lower and brightness 1 higher
took me a while to find (didn;t want to keep adding more pv500 threads!) but wanted to let people know that i've had my pv500 for about 2 months now and is well and truly run in i've now been playing with the settings and i have now found that my pv500 appears to give fantastic results now!
viewing Mode is set to Cinema was normal
contrast is set to 100%(max) was 100%
brightness set to about 20% was 20%
colour is about 40% was 40%
sharpness is about 20% was 20%
colour balance is set to warm was cold
colour management is on was off
P-NR is off was off
MPEG NR is off was off
and with composite inputs 3D-COMB is on was on
This give to me a very good picture, just changing from viewing mode normal to cinema is very noticable, normal seems too dark, whereas cinema now appears as bright as my old crt with still very good blacks cinema mode appears to increase the contrast by even more!
100% contrast!! Wow - I'd never think I've trying it like that. I have to say that I love my picture settings and with most sources I don't get any of the settings above 40%.....
contrast is adjusting the luminance level without moving the black level, so if you want blacks to look blacker and whites whiter then increase the contrast, brighness adjusts the black level, adding an offset to the picture i.e. making blacks less black, and whites even whiter, this can be good if you want to see more dark detail, however it makes the picture look washed out to me, and whites can be clipped especially with my contrast at 100% . However if brightness level is too low dark detail can be totally lost, not good. hence why i've decided on 100% contrast and about 20% brightness. with cinema on the gamut curve appears to be different than normal mode and makes the picture slighty brighter without loosing the blacks
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