Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by dalbaht, May 13, 2003.
I have an iscan ultra and panny 5 and I am curious as to what setting people have for watching Sky
First setting to ON is Chroma Filter for Sky digital.
The other settings will be dependent on what your screen settings are, so it won't be any good me telling you my settings unless you set the screen to same as me.
How I set mine...
As Avia etc are NTSC they're not much help here for PAL content (which is what I use iScan Ultra for); and screen stores different settings for each input type.
So, I set PAL screen settings using a THX Optimiser from a DVD via progressive component input, and noted down the settings.
Switched to VGA input (used for iScan Ultra) and set all colour, contrast, brightness, sharpness, geometry etc to same as component input settting.
Plugged DVD player into iScan Ultra via interlaced output, and ran THX Optimiser again -- but this time changing settings on iScan Ultra not on screen.
Finally ran Sky though all channels changing geometry to account for the huge variations in overscanning.
Bingo DIY calibration -- okay, I'm sure no where near as good as GordonF's or any other professional calibration. But does look pretty good on my Panny5 50".
Sounds a great way to calibrate your Sky inputs, doesn't help me unfortualy since I only have the VGA input using the iscan as a switching box for all my inputs.
I do have the AVIVA disc which i have used on the DVD player, but any advice on calibrating Sky would be useful as would the numerical settings you used on your screen and iscan for sky.
ps what is the THX optimiser?
THX Optimiser is a basic video & audio set up tool. You'll find it on Star Wars DVD's etc. (Look for it on the audio menu page)
As I said before Aviva will only calibrate NTSC (Region 1) and not PAL (Region 2 and Sky etc); so it's not very useful for anything except Region 1 DVDs, and not use at all in calibrating Sky. The screen stores seperate settings for each input, so you can calibrate NTSC, and it will not affect PAL.
I'll PM you when I have time to note down settings on both screen and iScan Ultra.
Hopefully you are running Sky into iScan Ultra via RGB2YUV converter?
I don't see how you can calibrate for colour, contrast, brightness, sharpness, geometry , etc. against your DVD player and then apply the same setting against your Sky box.
Surely they should be treated totally independently.
The colour, contrast, brightness, sharpness, geometry from one source will be different to the output from another.
Just my two penies worth
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