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Setting colors on Plasma with a scaler

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by machu, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. machu

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    I have a 50MXE1 and a crystalio - both of these units can be calibrated for color, brightness and contrast. I haven't touched anything yet so it is all at factory settings. My question is: Should I change the settings on plasma only, scaler only or on both?
     
  2. loonatic

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    I think the best way to go is to adjust the plasma - in the integrator menu - using the DVD as the source and then adjust the setting on the Crystalio to compensate for any differences for your other sources.

    I would recommend getting someone in to calibrate it properly though as without the correct equipment you'll never get it correct - try Gordon @ Convergent AV if your interested.

    Also, how do you find the Crystalio with the MXE1 ? have you managed to get a 1:1 mapping with it ? if not I have the proper timing entries from Pioneer if you want to try those - they work a treat on my Lumagen.

    I assume your using FRC mode 2 on the MXE1 - if so does it work well with the Crystalio ? as I had small judder problem when I demo'd a Crystalio with my previous panny plasma.

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    loonatic, I will need to calibrate it myself (using DVE) as I don't think Gordon would be willing to come to Poland (...and no, there is not a single calibration specialist in this Country - go figure!)

    I spent six months (on this forum) deciding what plasma and scaler to get, I'm proud to say that I made an excellent choice - the PQ is outstanding. I'm using FRC2 and sending signal via DVI at 1280x768@50. I get no judder whatsoever. I hate judder and I would not be able to live with it, the FRC feature was one of the reasons I went for MXE.
     
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    I'm sure if you paid Gordon would love a trip to Poland :laugh:

    Excellent to hear that the Crystalio is working fine for you...I think that I either never got it correctly set-up with the Panny or that it was performing some form of internal FRC/processing that I could not avoid...it just had what I'd call micro-judders just at the beginning of a panning shot for example.

    The Lumagen also produces zero judder and super smooth pans...but I think it really down to the MXE1 and it's FRC mode 2 setting.

    I too am very pleased with my MXE1 :smashin:

    Cheers, Lee
     

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