video calibration

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by tryonix, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. tryonix

    tryonix
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    hello,

    i have recently purchased a 42 inch lg 42pc3d . i am trying to calibrate it and am having a tough time. i purchased the avia guide to home theater and well it is no help. can some one tell me what the optimal settings are for this tv

    thanks
     
  2. sbowler

    sbowler
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    3,799
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Leeds
    Ratings:
    +481
    If you dont have one of the many DVDs with the THX optimode, titles like Fight club and Toy story are a couple. Then I always use the KISS rule, Keep It Simple Stupid. Basically there are only three rules to a good picture. Blacks Whites and skin tone. Either put on a DVD or better still a BBC news 24 or Sky news. Set the sharpness to 0, the contrast so the blacks are black and not a shade of grey. And then set the brightness so that whites look white but are not glareing or blooming.
     
  3. stainway

    stainway
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,711
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    The Hague,Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +90
    Because LG 42pc3d in EU is different from the US model ,you will get probably more help at www.avsforum.com
    Try first one of the APM modes:thumbsup:
     
  4. symanski

    symanski
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2002
    Messages:
    874
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +8
    There's a couple of people on the forums who can really calibrate your plasma system. Try Convergent of Home Cinema Engineering for starters. They will really make a difference to the quality of your screen.

    All the best,

    Dr John Sim.
     

Share This Page

Loading...