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Colour on Panasonic AE100

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by maj74, Jun 1, 2002.

  1. maj74

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    I currently have a Panny on loan from a store to try at home:)

    I saw it at the store with a SIM 2 200dmf and while clearly the SIM2 was better, I can't really claim it was over twice as good (like the price! ;) )

    However, now it's at home, running above the TV, the picture is decidedly RED. Does anyone have any ideas about reducing this. The standard menus don't seem to address the problem.

    Pj is being fed with component signal.

    Any help appreciated!

    Thanx
     
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    I had the same problem with the picture being decidedly green. I found that the problem was with the component leads--the red one was not properly connected. Take out and reconnect each one and if necessary wiggle the leads to make sure that you don't have a break in one of the cables. In your case,i think that either the green or blue cable is not connected properly.
     
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    what store do you have it on loan from , i see your in ipswich ??

    thanks
     
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    We have a Sevenoaks Hi-Fi in Ipswich. Very helpful. I have to be honest though, he tends to stock and sell SIM2's now. I think the Panny he had left around before starting to stock the SIM's. How quickly he could get mroe i don't know.
     
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    could you let me know if you dont keep it?
    and when you take it back if you dont, as i might give them a call and see if i can try it :)

    really want to see if i could live with the contrast ratio.

    thanks again
     
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    If you really wanna see the best contrast ratio on the Panny, make sure you see it with the Hoya FL-D filter. Makes quite a difference.
     
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    i may order one before i get a demo.

    where did you get yours from ????
     
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    Might be a bit too obvious, but have you tried the "Colour Temp" setting? 'Warm' is very orange, I find, so setting it to 'Cool' or 'Normal' may improve things. If you have it set to Cool already, and it's still too red, get your money back.
     
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    Thanx for the help, I've managed to get the colour looking quite reasonable now.

    The other question I was going to ask is about the contrast ratio.
    The picture itself is lovely. (actually, considering the price it's damn excellent.) but its the background grey, the grey you get in the narrow bars on a 2.35:1 film that i find a distraction. This grey seems annoyingly light considering how good the picture overall is. (but hey, isn't that the problem with LCD?)

    Is this problem something that will improve with one of these filters? don't they darken the whole image, just making it look gloomier? (I've never seen one in operation, so forgive my ignorance!)

    If they really are worth it, how much are they, and where would I get one from?

    Thanx
     
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    Sure, I'll let you know if i don;t keep it.
     

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