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Pioneers 436XDE setup tips

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by peterpeter, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. peterpeter

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    Ok so far Im really pleased with it.
    Its alot bigger than I expected so just aswell I didnt go for the 50.

    The freeview dtv has a better picture than sky. I am using a decent quality Ixos scart from the sky box (an old amstrad thing) in RGB

    Ive got component cables running from my dvd which is set to progressive to the pio box.

    also set the freq to 100hz

    any other tips espec from the pro adjust settings I should consider.???

    or any obvious things ive missed to get the very best out of it.???
     
  2. RobbieTT

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    I'd be interested too...
     
  3. yellowpostit

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    And me!

    I think setting the contrast and brightness down to half is something that's been advised in other threads for other plasmas. It cuases less stress on the screen during it's 200hr run-in period.
     
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    Whats your configuration, are you running an a/v amp? To get the very best out of it you should consider a progressive scan DVD player which upscales to 1080i and outputs via HDMI (sorry if this is obvious)

    how about some pics of your precioussss?!

    Also how are you finding the pics from Sky?
     
  5. Pagnobito

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    I would say 720p is preferable to 1080i on this panel
     
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    can you recommend one?
     
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    I hear the Marantz DV6600 will offer that functionality
     
  8. BeelzebubUK

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    I'm getting a 436 soon and will be pairing it with a Denon 1920 as a reasonable stop gap until HD DVD players have matured. Does Progressive upscaling through HDMI and is £200

    Edit - Seems to be the same spec as the Marantz and is £100 cheaper :)
     
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    Where can you get it for £200?
     
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    thanks! when it says to 720p, does that mean it outputs 720 lines in progressive scan? sorry for such a school boy question
     
  12. BeelzebubUK

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    I believe so but I'm also a bit of a noob to all this so might be better to wait for someone else to confirm this :)

    Edit - Denons website says :

    "HDMI Scaling 480p or 576p / 720p / 1080i (50, 60 Hz)"

    So looks like there is the option of scaling to 480/576 & 720 progressive or 1080 interlaced.
     
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    ive only got a panasonic dvd recorder,,dmre55

    its got progressive but not sure about 720 or 1080 uppscaling.

    Sky looks pretty good, but the freeview...esp bbc1 is awesome


    Im wondering about buying a better dvd player..is it worth it?? or should I wait for an HD one??? plus I thought HDMI woulndt make much difference on a normal dvd player
     
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    Onj a normal DVD player the only advantage of the HDMI port really is that there is no conversion from digital to analogue so in theory there should be a a difference but probably in the real world you wouldn't be able to notice it.

    Although I think I do remember a review of the Denon and the reviewer did notice a slight improvement using the HDMI rather than Component.

    The advantage for me is that the Pioneer has 2x HDMI ports out of the 4 inputs available so I want to get some use out of them.
     
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    My plasma is due to arrive today and the setup is filling me with dread. I know there is not a lot of tips on this screen yet but reading through other plasma setup threads I can see I will never be able to watch a film the same way again.

    Do plasma users ever just enjoy a film or are they constantly looking at the picture for minor improvments? Do they sit down with the wife and 40 mins into the latest release, pause, tweak the contrast, play and 5 mins later put back to the last setting and then lose interest in what they are watching?

    I know that I have to tell myself not to fiddle with my pc settings when playing games now as it got to the stage where lots was going on on the screen so I would adjust for slow down then the action was over so I would switch on anti ailising again and so it would continue.

    My wife will leave me if I start doing this to films as well.
     
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    You will probably find 480p looks a little sharper than 720p.

    If you give the screen 720p you are deinterlacing in the player and then scaling in the player, then when it reaches the screen it is scaling the image again to get it to fit, so you have two lots of scling going on. Unless you are give the screen 1:1 mapping I would say outputting line doubled from the player and just having one lot of scaling going on would be better.

    You may find that 480i is even better, the 6G pioneers are meant to have some pretty good processing, and by leaving the input interlaced you may find it does a better job of motion and reduction of judder too.
     

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