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Philips Plasma Optimal Settings

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by db7000s, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. db7000s

    db7000s
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    I think I have cracked the question "What are the optimal settings for my Philips Plasma Screen ?"

    After numerous hours of trial and Tuning (with setup patters) I have come to the following conclusions:

    1) For viewing DVDs
    Use a PC connected to the VGA connector. (SweetSpot by pluggedin.tv & DeScaler from DeScaler.org really helped here). If this setup is not available settle for a component input (EXT 5)
    If your DVD player does not support component then RGB-Scart (EXT1 & EXT2) is next in line.

    In VGA setup you can tweak the screen display setting at will.
    In Component or RGB-Scart, the screen display settings should be:
    Brightness = 35 (I MEAN THIS ! - This is important as all traces of streaking will be eliminated. One other setting which is acceptable yet stange is 100 ! Don't ask me why but it greatly reduces streaks and shaddows)
    Contrast ~ 60
    Progressive Scan
    Dynamic Contrast Max
    DNR = OFF (ALWAYS & I MEAN ALWAYS -Otherwise Facial closeups will have a panning effect)
    Colour Correction = OFF
    Sharpness should always be 0 but if you feel it is blury then turn up the sharpness until you are happy.

    2) For TV viewing or SKY
    For SKY always use RGB-SCART

    The screen display settings should be:
    Brightness = 35 (As above)
    Contrast ~ 60 (As above)
    Dynamic Contrast = Max
    Colour Correction = OFF
    and
    a) Progressive Scan + Sharpness 7 ! + DNR = ON
    or
    b) MoviePlus + Sharpness 0 + DNR =ON


    I invite all owners of Philips Plasma's (and/or LCD) to validate or dispute the above settings.
    Lets set a benchmark and test from there...

    Awaiting fedback
    The Dreamer........
     
  2. dmoggie

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    I totally agree on a setting a benchmark for evryone.

    I have a Philips 32pf9986 LCD

    Ive just copied your settings and found the picture to be very dark. Have adjusted the contrast to 65 and picture seem better than I had before, but not perfect.

    Theres seems to be many different combinations to achieve a better picture on theses screens and everyone has different ideas.

    Please post so WE can all benefit
     

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