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PV500 setup and hints and tips

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by empress, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. empress

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    I've order my 42PV500 and now just waiting for stock to come in. I have no idea what settings to set it to at the beginning so thought it might be nice if we could get a thread going with these details and any other hints and tips. There are so many thread started now about the PV500 that trying to search any details would take forever. - especially if you don't know what you should be search in (like me).

    It would be nice its is a sticky as well.
     
  2. greyhorse

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    • Set all 4 inputs, as you can have picture settings for each
    • run screen in cinema or normal mode, turn off all other picture features
    • reduce contrast and brightness to 15-25 %
    • run screen in for 200 hrs with reduced settings
    • run a thx optimiser found on most lucas dvd movies, to help set picture up on set etc
    • Dont leave static images on screen for too long, otherwise you may get screen burn.....
    • purchase some decent leads, dont use cheap crap, although my JVC leads cost under £30 but do give a good picture.
    • enjoy your new tv :)
     
  3. kamaran

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    Thanks for the tips.

    I cant find the optimiser on my Star Wars Episode I & II discs - are they on there? Any other DVD's I shoulf be looking at?

    EDIT: never mind - found it ;)
     
  4. GalacticaActual

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    The thx optimser is a good way to start, but if you want to get the most out of your screen may I suggest you purchase.

    Digital Video Essentials
    or.
    Avai.
    These are more comprehensive in calibrating your screen.

    Also if you have the money, a full I.S.F calibration can be done on the screen which will give very good results indeed.

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    How much is an ISF and what does it consist of?
     
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    ISF is the science of calibrating and adjusting your screens using expensive test equipment - to make it look as accurate as possible..

    Gordon and Piers here do it and itll cost around the £275 mark but email em to find out exact prioce depending on where you are.

    Go totehir websites for more info on ISF itself and look at before and after pics..

    gordon@convergent-av.co.uk
     

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