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RE: My Panasonic 50VT65 THX Calibrated

If loading times are a priority, you'd perhaps be surprised by many budget decks' speed.

While Oppo and CA players are quick to load discs, my Panny 120 was the fastest player I've owned in this regard. (I'm sure BBB will corroborate.)

In fact, the Panny was an absurdly capable machine for the price. I only got rid because I wanted reference upscaling, and the Panasonic was no slouch in this department either.

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I got £150  on eBay for my LX71 Gel. This was a couple of weeks ago.

Living room: Panasonic TX-P50VT65B (calibrated), Sky HD 1TB, Denon 3313UD, Denon 2113 AVR, Focal Chorus 716 5.1 speakers, iPad mini, iPhone 5s, Harmony Touch

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strapped for cash wrote:

If loading times are a priority, you'd perhaps be surprised by many budget decks' speed.

While Oppo and CA players are quick to load discs, my Panny 120 was the fastest player I've owned in this regard. (I'm sure BBB will corroborate.)

In fact, the Panny was an absurdly capable machine for the price. I only got rid because I wanted reference upscaling, and the Panasonic was no slouch in this department either.

 

Yep, that is why I was thinking of the Marantz 5007.   :cheers:

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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Series1boy wrote:

I got £150  on eBay for my LX71 Gel. This was a couple of weeks ago.

 

:cheers:

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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Gel, how you finding your ISF night settings? I know you like your picture to be bright and wandered if your are watching in isf day, even in a darkened room.

i prefer my day settings all the time because I prefer the picture to be a little more bright....

Living room: Panasonic TX-P50VT65B (calibrated), Sky HD 1TB, Denon 3313UD, Denon 2113 AVR, Focal Chorus 716 5.1 speakers, iPad mini, iPhone 5s, Harmony Touch

Bedroom: Panasonic TH-46PZ85B plasma, Sky HD, Cambridge Audio DVD 57.

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Series1boy wrote:

Gel, how you finding your ISF night settings? I know you like your picture to be bright and wandered if your are watching in isf day, even in a darkened room.

i prefer my day settings all the time because I prefer the picture to be a little more bright....

 

Hi

 

Nope, I am just using then as they should be.  Day and Night and changing.  I am finding it okay, who calibrated yours?  

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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Vincent teoh from HDTV test. First calibration was someone from avforums and I wasn't happy with end result on either day or night.

Living room: Panasonic TX-P50VT65B (calibrated), Sky HD 1TB, Denon 3313UD, Denon 2113 AVR, Focal Chorus 716 5.1 speakers, iPad mini, iPhone 5s, Harmony Touch

Bedroom: Panasonic TH-46PZ85B plasma, Sky HD, Cambridge Audio DVD 57.

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Vincent teoh from HDTV test. First calibration was someone from avforums and I wasn't happy with end result on either day or night.

 

Blimey that must have cost you!  How much did you pay for each?  I got mine for £185 and a THX ornament included.

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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Vincent teoh from HDTV test. First calibration was someone from avforums and I wasn't happy with end result on either day or night.

 

I think you have just got to remember that is the way it has been setup for a reason, and I haven't seen a bad image on this TV yet.  So I am quite happy, Mrmarlky has his on night settings.  Yep, I do like bight images but Jules explained to me the colours were all wrong, the TV was producing far too much red in the picture, now it's accurate.  

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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For that price I think I need to get mine done, how far did he have to travel to do yours gel, I live near Dover, do you think the price will be about the same.

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beater wrote:

For that price I think I need to get mine done, how far did he have to travel to do yours gel, I live near Dover, do you think the price will be about the same.

Why don't you ask Julian directly? There are a few more down South. Ring around for the best deal.

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For that price I think I need to get mine done, how far did he have to travel to do yours gel, I live near Dover, do you think the price will be about the same.

 

I think it was Leicester to Milton Keynes.  I asked for a discount for being a Norwich fan and it worked!  Normal price is £205 but then petrol on top.  I got petrol free for being close.  I am sure you can ask for a discount too though.  And ask for a THX ornament too.  You can just post Jules a message on AV and ask for a quote.  I asked Steve Withers too but he is in Swindon and recommended Jules instead.  Then ask for a slight discount.  I also didn't want 3D calibration and so he deducted a further £10 off.

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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This is closer to Dover:

http://www.kenthomecinema.co.uk/services-calibration.php

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Series1boy wrote:

Vincent teoh from HDTV test. First calibration was someone from avforums and I wasn't happy with end result on either day or night.

 

Blimey that must have cost you!  How much did you pay for each?  I got mine for £185 and a THX ornament included.

£250 first time but got this refunded. Second time cost me £200 including travel costs and I must say I'm well happy with the end result..

Living room: Panasonic TX-P50VT65B (calibrated), Sky HD 1TB, Denon 3313UD, Denon 2113 AVR, Focal Chorus 716 5.1 speakers, iPad mini, iPhone 5s, Harmony Touch

Bedroom: Panasonic TH-46PZ85B plasma, Sky HD, Cambridge Audio DVD 57.

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RE: My Panasonic 50VT65 THX Calibrated

Thanks for your help guys, i will get a few quotes.

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