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Getting fed up with My MXE...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Placebo2, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. Placebo2

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    Hi guys,

    As header! The main reason is finding which are the best picture settings. I've used the V.E. DVD setup disc, but the picture still isn't as good as I hoped. Could owners please post there settings for DVD as well as TV? Including what Power control settings your using?

    My TV settings are below:

    Power setting : 2
    Contrast: -4
    Bright. :+2
    Color: +6
    Tint: -1
    Sharp:-4

    Please help!

    Cheers,
    John
     
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    John,

    Assuming that you are already using RGB and Component sources to maintain the best picture quality then really you should consider calibration.

    Do a search for calibration in this forum. Gordon F calibrates plasmas and owns an MXE himself. He can also advise on the use of external scalers/deinterlacers to further perfect your image.

    Hope that helps,

    James
     
  3. Nic Rhodes

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    Get Gordon F to do it professionally, he will transform it and will access to things you might not. Well worth the money IMHO.
     
  4. Placebo2

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    Hi guys and thanks for the response.

    Will eventually get it calibrated by Gordon, when funds allow! This plasma along with a Arcam 88+ has cleared me out!
    So, could some kind soul post there settings, just as a stop gap?

    Cheers,
    John
     
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    Mode 1
    High contrast ON
    Contrast -18
    Brightness +2
    Colour -3

    Contrast increased to -12 in daytime.

    Based on a lot of fiddling by eye. I have Video Essentials but find it a PITA to use and am fairly happy with the result I have. On $ky the colour seems to vary a lot from channel to channel, could be my Dodgybox or just poor broadcasting. Colour on DVD and via the DVI input always looks right so I don't think it's a plasma problem. The contrast setting in the $ky setup menu is worth playing with to get the best result. Same settings for $ky and DVD, both input to the 433MXE as progressive component on 3 BNC)

    If you do decide to get calibrated, make sure the display is well run in, >300 hours?
     
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    Many thanks Matt,
    Anyone care to share there settings?

    Cheers,
    John
     
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    Don't forget that not all plasmas are the same, and one mans settings will not give the best results for another.

    If you can't stretch to GF, stick with what you like best...

    James
     

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