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hitachi PD5200 questions

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by steve0, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. steve0

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    Ive read through the Hitachi thread and I still have some questions
    I have a panny s97 going through DVI what is the best setting I should set it at IE 525(480) progressive 625(576) pro 750(725) pro 1125(1080i)

    Also what the difference between DVI PC and DVI STB and how can I change the horizontal and vertical. Many thanks in advance :thumbsup:
     
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    Sent it back worst TV picture Ive ever seen
     
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    Hi, I use the 1125 setting for all discs , also use the DVI STB.
    As far as I know the STB (set top box) gives you more options for tweaking, and for me a better picture quality as a result. The DVIPC (personal computer) is for just that - a PC.
    Use the STB mode, and 1125 and you shouldn't have any problems.

    Not sure what the post above is implying, whether it is the screen he sent back or the player, but if it is the player then he would maybe be kind enough to let us know what alternatives there are for £150 that can give a better performance, and if it is the screen then he needs his eyes tested
     
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    Sent it back because whenever a camera pans everthing is distorted and also because of Banding, dot crawl and every black is grey, I now have a pioneer and the picture is stunning no side effects at all
     
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    Sent mine back too

    Got a PWD6 and the picture for sport is chalk and cheese compared to the 5200, it must be much better cos the wife and daughter both comented how pleased they were that I had changed!!

    Which considering the WIfe didnt even want a new TV!! the 20" sony was just fine!!

    Have to say that DVD via DVI was V V Good however but the panny via component is just as good.

    Just my Tuppence

    Chris
     
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    hi as a 5200 owner i am very happy and dont see the problems others have but it does need a lot of running in and sorry with movies the only set that is better is the pioneer and it costs a lot more maybe its just the pan is better with poor sources like sky etc.

    back to the thread i used mine with a denon 1910 on 1080 gets great pictures
     
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    Sorry didnt mean to be down on Hitachi, I used both 720P and 1080I and both were VV good via DVI STB.
    I seem to remember that somewhere in these forums someone mentions that with ALIS screens an interlaced source was better. Dont remember where but Im sure I found it whilst I was in my manic state trying to get PQ up on the 5200.

    Hope this helps

    Chris
     
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    I've got a 5300 and I'd certainly agree that the blacks are no where near as good as, for example, the Panasonics, I don't get any of the other problems you've mentioned whether it be via Sky, DVD or XBOX.

    John
     
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    I was bothered by the black levels on my Hitachi 5200 at first but after tweaking the contrast and brightness (+5,-3) it is not a problem.

    Detail is better than Panny...

    But, yes; this set does'nt like a poor source...banding etc
     
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    Does any plasma like a poor source?
     
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    fudge me.

    Some plasmsas deal with poor quality broadcasts better than the Hitachi.

    Is that better?
     

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