1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How to run my PWD8?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by peterakastorm, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. peterakastorm

    peterakastorm
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ok, I've decided to go for the PWD8, do to a very good price I found at a retailer...

    So how am I gonna run it for the first 100-200 hours? It's something about taking it out of "Dynamic" and getting everything under 50%? And then what? After that, I get the DVE disc, or what it's called, to get it calibrated?

    I know there's probably alot of threads about this topic, but what about adding it to the FAQ then ;)
     
  2. loxster

    loxster
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2005
    Messages:
    40
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    mansfield
    Ratings:
    +0
    hi,
    i to am considering the pw8,could you tell me how much you got yours for and what deal did you get?
    thanks loxster. :)
     
  3. Piers

    Piers
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,971
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +227
    Peter,

    Picture mode to Standard or Cinema, reduce contrast to under 50% and adjust brightness to get the picture looking right (the brightness setting isn't one to worry about with screen burn, it is contrast that is the killer there). Get a copy of Digital Video Essentials and play it over and over until you master how to use the test patterns and after 100 or so hours use them to adjust again. Ideally get it ISF calibrated but I seem to remember that you are in Denmark so you will have to seek out an ISF calibrator, details here:

    www.imagingscience.com
     
  4. peterakastorm

    peterakastorm
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks, Piers ;)

    So where do I get that DVE disc? For PAL systems? And I don't know if there is anyone here in Denmark who can ISF calibrate... but I guess I'll ask around...
     
  5. Piers

    Piers
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,971
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +227
    Piero Milani was running a power buy for DVE on this forum, not sure if it is still running. Otherwise amazon.com I think.
     
  6. Gordon @ Convergent AV

    Gordon @ Convergent AV
    Distinguished Member AVForums Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2000
    Messages:
    13,981
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Living in Surrey, covering UK!
    Ratings:
    +2,785
  7. peterakastorm

    peterakastorm
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Didn't quite catch that? ;) You wanna look for someone to ISF calibrate my screen? 'Cause that would be absolutely fantastic! Then I won't need the DVE disc, right? And how much is a ISF?
     
  8. Piers

    Piers
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,971
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +227
    Gordon appears to be being optimistic. According to the ISF database there is nobody in Denmark who is ISF trained and has the calibration equipment - if there is, here is your chance to say so.

    My web site will give you ideas about the cost of ISF calibration - in a different league to buying the calibration DVD but training and the expense of equipment to analyse the parts of the calibration DVDs that eyes alone are hard pressed to do, explain the difference in cost.
     
  9. peterakastorm

    peterakastorm
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    So I should buy the DVE disc?
     
  10. xprezz

    xprezz
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    peterakastorm where did you get the PWD8 in Denmark, and did they have the PHD8? And how much was it? (I live in Denmark too)
     
  11. peterakastorm

    peterakastorm
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi xprezz.

    I'm buying it from Germany - I don't quite wanna shout out the name just yet, because I don't know how things goes, and I don't wanna end up not getting one, because everyone wants to get one ;) So in a week or so, I'll tell you ;)

    But the price will be 1826 € inc. delivery, 2 years of Pan European Guarantee, a wall mount, and a BNC component board. That's about
     
  12. Piers

    Piers
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,971
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +227
    Yes, buy DVE, but get it ISF calibrated if you can find anyone prepared to come to Denmark to do it.
     
  13. peterakastorm

    peterakastorm
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hehe, if someone who can do it, is going to Copenhagen sometime, please call me!! :D
     
  14. xprezz

    xprezz
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I ordered a PV500 from germany -> copenhagen and currently also waiting to see how things turn out. I was gonna wait for the PHD8 but after seeing an xbox run high-def at a friends house I needed it NOW! :)

    It is a bitch though being on these forums and seeing the options and prices people get in the UK and living in Denmark where you cant even find a decent store to demo anything.
     
  15. peterakastorm

    peterakastorm
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yaeh, it sucks living in Denmark, and having plasma TV's ;) Almost no hidef feeds, no places to demo, as you say, and no ISF calibrators :(
     
  16. Piers

    Piers
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,971
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +227
    Sorry that the options in Denmark seem to be so limited. Holland seems to be ISF-mad judging from the number of those attending ISF training - where are you guys in Denmark - there is a market out there! Or am I going to have to find a cheap flight??
     
  17. peterakastorm

    peterakastorm
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Copenhagen, Piers ;)

    The "only" airport you can fly to ;)
     

Share This Page

Loading...