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#356299 - 10/06/11 07:12 PM Re: Bought a new TV [Re: jakewash]
oldskoolboarder Offline
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OK, thanks for the rec. Off to Amazon...

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#356303 - 10/06/11 07:40 PM Re: Bought a new TV [Re: jakewash]
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Try using settings from http://www.tweaktv.com/ I used that site for my TV and I really liked the outcome.
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#356304 - 10/06/11 07:46 PM Re: Bought a new TV [Re: Hansang]
oldskoolboarder Offline
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Originally Posted By: Hansang
Try using settings from http://www.tweaktv.com/ I used that site for my TV and I really liked the outcome.


Sadly no VT30, nice suggestion though.

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#356313 - 10/07/11 12:03 AM Re: Bought a new TV [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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It seems that the "movie" or "cinema" modes on most TVs of late places the settings pretty close to what an actual calibration does at least it is a good starting point to go with till a more thorough set up can be done.
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#357589 - 10/28/11 12:53 PM Re: Bought a new TV [Re: jakewash]
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
The Spears & Munsil seems to be the defacto standard for BR quality set up.

I keep looking at Sharp's new 80" LCD to replace my Panny S1 in the big room and then put the S1 in my bedroom.


The price of a 80" LCD should be enough to purchase a projector which will give you much better experience in terms of view size and color.
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#357640 - 10/29/11 12:09 AM Re: Bought a new TV [Re: julian_y]
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Yes, but projectors, IMO, are still not quite bright enough for daytime use in a room with lots of windows as I have, otherwise I would be looking at one if not already have one.
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#357643 - 10/29/11 12:20 AM Re: Bought a new TV [Re: jakewash]
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Jake and Julian both of you guys have good points...

I have a projector. With it i have always had a 96-135 inch picture... I Really enjoyed using the projector and the HUGE picture... However, i had to black out the room every time i wanted to use it. And if i had 30min or less i would not even turn it on..

Right now i am not using the projector and in some ways enjoy not having to deal with it... My current display is a 60" rear projection DLP and can use it all day.

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#357704 - 10/29/11 08:44 PM Re: Bought a new TV [Re: dakkon]
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As an update, I really am enjoying my panasonic plasma. We mounted it on the wall above the dresser and is at the perfect viewing height for laying in bed. I used a $30 wall mount from monoprice that is rock solid. The plasma is one of the cheaper plasmas that has no glare control so it does cause some problems during the day (we have two windows on the opposite wall). Most of our bedroom TV viewing is at night so it generally isn't a problem.

The picture quality is awesome and it has great blacks too (especially least compared to my lcd rp with crappy blacks.).

I will probably get some curtains or different blinds to improve daytime viewing.

I've decided on the panny 65VT30 for the living room. Just need to save some more $$ as the TV is over my original planned budget of $2k.
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#358224 - 11/07/11 10:26 AM Re: Bought a new TV [Re: terzaghi]
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Congrats on your panny purchase, terzaghi.

I agree with jakewash that blacking out is required for projectors. I have both a Samsung 50 plasma and an Epson projector but in order to optimize my watching experience, I black out my room even if I use my plasma otherwise the picture quality is not great. Highly recommended that watch your stuff in a dark room.




Edited by julian_y (11/07/11 10:27 AM)
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#358411 - 11/10/11 12:14 AM Re: Bought a new TV [Re: julian_y]
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I have no issues with my Plasma in my realatively bright room during the day and I have only a bit of glare from one set of windows.

All this talk of glare, anyone remember the bad glare/reflections we used to put up with from our CRT's? crazy
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