Hitachi PMA400E Settings

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Hagforce

Guest
Hello!

I got the PMA400e plasma screen.

At first I was not satisfied with the PQ, but after some days of tweaking I think it its great.

The initial settings must be crap?
I found that the contrast is best set at around 40 :confused:
Initial this was sett too full (127)
Way isnt the screen settings good at default, if it was tweaked in the first place it would lock better in the showroom :confused:

All the filters and **** is also turned on, and some of them really crapes up the image.

Is all this impressions just me :rolleyes:
Or do you have the same view on things.

If some of you that got some test dvds and has set your screen from these parameters would come with an input on this that would be great!
Maybe post your settings :smashin:

Sorry about the bad English, I`m from Norway

Cheers
 

paulS

Active Member
You're on the right track....

Contrast 40
Brightness +2
Colour -1
Tint -7
Sharpness -15
Video Picture : Normal
Contrast : Linear
Black Stretch : Off
LTI : Low
CTI : Low
YNR : Low
3D Comb : Off
Film mode : Off
Gamma : 2.2
Line Intp. : Off
Colour Temp : Normal

Regards,

Paul.
 

mw3cdj

Standard Member
Contrast 35
Brightness +2
Colour -1
Tint -2
Sharpness -4
Video Picture : Normal
Contrast : Linear
Black Stretch : Off
LTI : off
CTI : off
YNR : off
3D Comb : Off
Film mode : Off
Gamma : 2.2
Line Intp. : Off
Colour Temp : red 189
green 200
blue std
These are my settings but i also use the iscan so just a guide for you
Regards,
Daran.
 

ASH1

Active Member
Hi All, someone posted there Avia setting for the 400E a while back. I've copied these settings on my 400E and IMO the screen now looks really nice with good skin tones. The settings are as follows.

Contrast 35

Brightness +3

Colour +2

Tint -10

Sharpness +3

All other settings as defalt. If anyone finds there 400E better with other settings please post here and I'll give them a try.

ASH1:smashin:
 

bsf99

Standard Member
Hi

I was wondering - when you list Contrast as 35 is that 35% or a setting of 35?

Thanks for your help

Brett
 
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Hagforce

Guest
Hello People :smoke:

Just wanted to say that this forum is great, a lot of helpfull people! :clap:
I have tried the AVIA settings you posted ASH1 and they seem good.
But you should try to turn off Black Stretch, it seems to crap things up :confused:

I also see that mw3cdj and paulS have turned off 3d and film, and that they are on the -side of sharpness.
Whay is this?


Thank you for all help :smashin:
 
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Hagforce

Guest
I see that many other plasmas have something called "service menu".

Do the Hitachi have one?
 

ASH1

Active Member
Hi Hagforce, your right some top people on here always willing to help us out. I've done what you suggested and tuned the black stretch off. My first thought was it made the colour look a bit washed out, colour seems to have more depth with it on. But I'll keep it off for a few day's and let you know what I think.

bsf99, The contrast is a setting of 35.

ASH1:smashin:
 
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Hagforce

Guest
ASH1

When I enable black stretch the picture general seems great.
The problem is when there is change in the picture (lots of dark shadows etc. it seems that the screen is autoadjusting black level)
Anybody alse seen this, or is it just my screen
 

paulS

Active Member
My brother helped setup my screen with Avia (a lot more experience using it),
we found that you just couldn't get "black" with the black stretch switched on,
I leave the film mode off, as it is useless when watching sports ect....., and no real advantage for films when it is on.

Paul.
 

ASH1

Active Member
Originally posted by paulS
My brother helped setup my screen with Avia (a lot more experience using it),
we found that you just couldn't get "black" with the black stretch switched on,
I leave the film mode off, as it is useless when watching sports ect....., and no real advantage for films when it is on.

Paul.

Hi Paul, it may have been your brother that posted the settings about 4 maybe 5 months ago. Can you please post your full set up.

Thanks, ASH1:smashin:
 

paulS

Active Member
Hi Ash1,

My setup....

PMA400e
Sony STR940
Sky +
HTPC
Kef Eggs
Rel 150E

Sky + connected via S-VHS at the moment, but got a JS Tech Component converter coming this week.......

Paul.
 
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Hagforce

Guest
Hello again :hiya:

I can`t figure out wath the 3d comb filter and line intp does.
Enybody know what this is good for?

And the gamma setting 2.2 and 2.8, when its set to 2.8 its far to dark. What is the mening of this :confused:

Lti, Cnr and Ynr also seems to have no mission.
Is the black stretch some kind of black level auto adjust.

I hope some of you with expirience in this settings could xplain some of this settings :lesson:

Cheers
 

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