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Pioneer 435XDE - advice on optimum settings

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Ianch, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Ianch

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    Just taken the plunge and ordered the Pioneer PDP-435XDE. Have seen lots of posts about 'running in' and changing the default settings to achieve the best picture etc.

    Any advice out there ?
     
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    Turn the setting down for the first 200 hours. If you search on these boards you'll find plenty of advice on what settings to use.

    Once you done the 200 hours get it ISF calibrated, I had mine done yesterday and it has made a very very nice improvement to the picture quality.

    Have fun with the screen
     
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    hillster,

    What kind of improvement did you see, and where was the biggest improvment? Did the digital tv picture improve much, did the hdmi pocture improve much etc etc?
     
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    Both have improved to my eyes. Think I've noticed a bigger change in the picture on Sky+ but I've only watched about 10 minutes of a dvd (HDMI) since having it done so I may change my mind. The black levels are now much better, you can see detail in blacks rather than it just being a dark mass.

    I watched the Chelsea game tonight and the picture was excellent, I thought i had it pretty well set-up before but there is a definite improvement. I very pleased I had it done.

    I'm really happy with the results, if anyone who owns an XDE is debating about calibration I would tell them to go for it.
     
  5. dave0523

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    What sort of money did your calibration set you back, if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    I had mine calibrated earlier this year and there was also the improvements mentioned above.

    Mine was done by Piers Clerk (homecinemaengineering) his costs were reasonable and clear.

    £250 for the ISF calibration and then 45p per mile travelling.

    A bargain I must say. And he's a thoroughly decent chap.
     
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    I can back up what deanym has said about Piers, if I ever need another display calibrated he'll be hearing from me.
     

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