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Which scenes for checking PQ?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by dvdsubtitles, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. dvdsubtitles

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    Hi all,

    I was just wondering, which DVDs and scenes would you use for checking the picture quality on a plasma?

    There has been quite a lot of discussion on picture settings for the 434 and 504 (I have a 504), but I just wondered which DVD movie scenes people would play to see the effects of their adjustments?

    Somehow I can't imagine any of you guys gawping admiringly at the stunning clarity of a DVE test pattern :D

    Cheers,
    Mat.
     
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    Try Xfiles, chapter 2 (when the heli arrives and next when sculy downstairs), You could see a ugly image of solarization.
     
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    Bummer, I don't have that one!!! :rolleyes:
     
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    For dark details you could try "Blade" at 1h 7m (IIRC) where he is talking to the vampire in the park: can you see Blade's eyes through his sunglasses?

    For colours and banding you could try the opening 'ape' sequences of 2001 and check the fade-outs, the scenes of the apes at night and where the ape throws the bone into the sky and it cuts to a scene in orbit.

    The Fellowship of the Ring contains some good scenes, such as the opening with Gollum, or the Mines of Moria for black depth - and preceding and following Moria there are scenes with nice
    sweeping pans to check for judder.

    The opening battle of Gladiator and the flame-lit scenes in the emperor's tent are useful - as are the brighter arena shots, such as after the Battle of Carthage where the praetorean officer tells Maximus that the emperor wants to talk to him: can you see the soldier standing in the shaded arena doorway?

    And remember to stay focussed when you spin up a disc for a test scene - otherwise you end up watching the rest of the movie!
     
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    Whats solarization ?
     
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    all the LOTR movies have a blue cast, so you won't see if
    your plasma has that "plasma blue" look to it. Best to take
    your own movie along, with loads of skin/candles/sunsets/ocean scenes
     

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