Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by eatonluke, Jan 10, 2005.
Hi what does gamma do on a plasma ie mode 1/2/3/4
Didn't cover that one on my site : (( Rather more difficult to explain, but lets have a go. The amount of light output from a display as you move from black towards white should be set so that if you graphed the light output versus the input (read that as black increasing towards white) is a nice curve. The "slope" of the curve is the gamma. When properly set it should be 2.2 (but don't necessarily assume that setting it to 2.2 in a user menu will give that result). Only professional calibration with the right measuring instruments will get gamma at 2.2 and the effect of properly set gamma is good "brightness" across the whole range from black to white.
wow Piers, that's one hell of a reply!
sorry to change topic...but would proper calibration work on any panel?....there are actually not many options on the tiny (there are a few threads already running about my experience with tiny and their screen)...just colour, brightness, contour, phase and frequency. There is a seperate RS232 input though which is only supposed to be used by a "service engineer".
Pretty well all such devices have other controls, not normally available to consumers, for their setup. They are hidden because of the "damage" an inexperienced tweaker can do. Secret menus, accessed via special sequences on remote controls can often reveal a huge range of extra settings.
thank you...so there may be hope for an improved image yet!
Paying for professional calibration on a Tiny screen in my opinion would be throwing good money after bad. Save the money, sell the Tiny on Ebay to some poor unsuspecting sucker, and invest in a proper panel
Nick, i wouldn't be so evil as to inflict this on anybody else
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