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Please excuse my ignorance..........

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by GedF, May 23, 2005.

  1. GedF

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    but what does calibrate mean in relation to a plasma screen. How does one calibrate a plasma?
     
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    Ged look here....www.homecinemaengineering.com you can do some basic stuff yourself but you need a qualified expert like Piers to do it all properly.
     
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    Thanks MEP - I assume some plasmas are easier to calibrate than others? How does the Viera stand in this department?
     
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    I don't have a viera but I do have Panasonic panels and Piers gets great results with them......
     
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    Veira is a bloody nightmare but i am sure piers will do it for you, dont ask him for a discount tho!
     
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    the cost of calibration would be 25% of the purchase price of my panny - is that really worth it in terms of proportionality?
     
  7. hornydragon

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    if a screen that looked significantly better and was availbale with exactly same specs as your panny would you have bought it?
    what if cost 25% more?
     
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    The ISF is £250, did you get a second hand viera for £1000?

    I am going to get my Viera done when I get one next month and have run it in for a hundered hours or so. Everyone says it is worth it that has had it done - just get it done when you can afford it, treat it as a 'upgrade'.
     
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    So you need to run the screen for @ 100 hours before having it calibrated? Again, excuse my ignorance, but why is that?
     
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    I`ll add my voice to meps. Definitely worth having it done. Even if the cost is 1/3 the total you paid for your screen. The difference is, as Horny has intimated, tantamount to having a whole new, even better screen.
     
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    the huindred houirs is to allow the screen to wear in and bed down, and if its going tits up its in the first 100 hours so best not spend £250 on a screen and have go pop an hour later!
     
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    Thanks - these plasmas sound more like bleedin' cars than televisions!!
     
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    nope just like any high performance item the require expert attention.
     

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