PWD8 ISF Calibration Settings

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  1. qwiksilver

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    I got my 42” PWD8 from AV Sales early this week & love it to bits!! Thanks AV Sales.

    I have done forum searches for PWD calibration and it appears I should have an ISF expert calibrate my panel after 200’s (plasma settling down period). I would love to get Piers in for this (who seems to be very well respected on this forum), but I went quite a bit over budget on the panel and simply can’t afford it at the moment.

    Are there any standard settings or ISF DVD’s out there? Is this only meant to be done after the 200 hours?
     
  2. Mep

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    You could take small simple steps towards optimising your picture by using a the THX Optimizer which comes on most THX DVDs. You will usually find it in the sound settings menu.

    I've heard that that a DVE disc is a little more "complex" but can be done by us mere mortals.

    While you should have lowered your contrast and brightness for the run in period, adjusting your settings using a THX optimizer really should not move your settings too far away from acceptable run in settings.
     
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    Ha ha MEP - you beat me to it again :)
     
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    :D I really should get out more
     
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    Cheers guys..

    Gonna try the DVE DVD.
     
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    I found the DVE confusing and thought it was a waste of £15 ( or maybe I just have the commonsense of a goat). The THX Optimizer was a lot more user friendly and is free providing you have it on an existing DVD. If the THX Optimizer isn't good enough for you, I would save your £15 and put it towards an ISF calibration because the DVE offered little over the THX apart from a free headache. Bear in mind this is the point of view of a novice.
     
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    Thanks for your post horsegun... Think I might try both (DVE & THX) and post my experiences on the forum for others.
     
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    yes it can be quite confusing getting familair with the menus and so forth, but the THX optimisers don't usually include the colour filters....and for the sake of £15....
     
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    £15 would pay for a night in with a pizza, couple of beers and a DVD rental. Much more enjoyable than getting a headache! Hope you get on better with the DVE than I did qwiksilver. Let me know how you get on. I found that my setting using both DVE and THX didnt move much from 0.
     
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    I've had my pwd8 for about a month now...I have read a few posts on ISF calibration, in particular by Piers but am no closer to knowing what exactly it involves and how much Piers charges to do it????

    Can anyone shed any light on what exactly it is and how much better my pwd8 will be because of it??

    thanks
     
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    I have to agree. I set up using the THX first, then tried AVIA to see if there was any difference. All the colour filters told me was that I couldn't get the correct settings! Now just waiting to run in properly then will be contacting Piers or Gordan. I've never seen an ISF calibrated screen, but the people on this forum can be picky :censored: and not all of them can be wrong when they describe the difference of pre/post calibration as being like the difference between night and day.

    Having said that, as mep says - "for the sake of 15 quid"! :rolleyes:
     
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    :D well when you put it like that.....I'd still rather have DVE, it also includes a lot of Hi Def shot video and if you can get your flesh tones, food colours, fauna, etc looking good there then you know its right..........if it doesn't look right on certain dvds after that then you know your settings are right and its a bad transfer.
     
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    I'll vouch for piers, he did wonders with my panel.
     
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    I'll vouch for piers, he did wonders with my 506xde
     
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    I`ve considered getting the dve disk,but if there is only contrast,brightness,colour and a few other settings that can be fiddled with,whats the point in a disk telling me what i like?
    surely the best way to set up your own t.v is to use your eyes.
    everybody has there own opinion on how there screen should look.
    so why let i disk make your mind up? :
    it would be nice to try it though,just to see what it throws up. :)
     
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