Philips 3PF9964 Plasma

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  1. Darren Barratt

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    I read on a review that the factory picture settings are not too good on this model, but once adjusted the picture is excellent.

    I bought one yesterday and wondered if anyone can recommend the best picture settings?
     
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    Not an answer to your question (sorry), but may I ask why you bought the 9964 instead of the 9965?
     
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    Whats the difference out of interest? Being new to the plasma world, the 32" Philips plasma is one screen I have seen, but there seem to be 3 or 4 identical looking (externally) screens with different model numbers. Is the 9965 the new pixel plus model ?
     
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    I wasnt really looking at Plasma TV's until I saw this one in John Lewis for £2000. Thought it was a good buy so I bought it.
     
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    32 PF9965 = 32 FD9954 Plasma Panel + FTR9965 Ebox (with Pixelplus)

    32 PF9964 = 32 FD9944 Plasma Panel + FTR9964 EBox (no pixelplus)

    32 FD9954 Panel can have 2 different versions:
    2002 version = 400:1 Contrast, 600 cd/m2 Brightness
    2003 version = 900:1 Contrast, 900 cd/m2 Brightness
    Both are 1028 x 852 pixels

    32 FD9944 Plasma Panel
    2001 version = 400:1 Contrast, 852x480 pixels

    Hope that helps...

    Currently, it seems that the new 2003 version panels FD9954 have a problem - I have mentioned in another thread - greenish dots all over the panel even at the stores when contrast at 60, brightness at 52...
     
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    Any suggestions then Avfaamar, on the picture setup I should use on the PF9964? contrast, brightness sharpnes etc etc.
     
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    I don't have a Philips so I can't advise you on settings except to point you towards either using Avia Guide to Home Theater (Pierro still has a power buy thing going for these I think) or using a THX optimizer as supplied with Monsters Inc, Attack of the Clones etc. To use the latter properly, you can order some blue specs from THX - http://www.thx.com/ - they cost $5 for P&p
     
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    I think I'm out of my league here, I only bought this thing yesterday. What are THX optimizers?
     
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    Maybe the appearance of the green dots is the reason why Philips will introduce new pixel plus plasma's before the end of the year?
     
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    Pixel Plus has got to be a gimmick on a plasma, it was designed to give a progressive scan look to CRTs, but all plasma's are progressive by nature (ignoring alis) so all it can do is offer better deinterlacing or adjust picture settings.
     
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    Hi Darren,

    I'm not sure if these are the best settings, but here's the settings for my 32pf9964:

    smart picture: personal
    picture: contrast 38, brightness 52, colour 50, sharpness 1
    active control: off

    I haven't used a THX optimizer on the screen, this was just set up to personal preference, so you might not like how it looks! :D Seems to work well on all inputs too.

    Hope this helps, and you enjoy your new plasma!
    Pixie
     
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    Pixie,

    Cheers for that I'll give it a go.

    regards

    Darren
     
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    If you get a copy of the dvd of Monsters Inc there is an option on the special features menu for THX Optimizer (or similar words). If you choose that option it will take you though setting your audio (if you want) & video. The video section has a series of test patterns to allow you to set contrast, brightness, sharpness & colour (hue/saturation) for the colour tests you need blue specs.

    These optimization routines should mean that your display is set to show the images "as the director intended"

    Hope that helps
     

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