Please, please get it calibrated though, I guarantee you'll be pleased with the results if you do!
I will think about it!
Gel, don't bother thinking, just do it. Of my four televsions, the two that I currently watch the most often (although that may change in November when I will be using the second bedroom more) are the HD Ready (not even full HD) Pioneer 428XD in my bedroom, and the much-maligned LG 60PZ950T in the kitchen, and sometimes it strikes me how good the pictures on both of them are, with both ordinary TV programmes (even standard definition, not even high-definition - for instance, Quest, Freeview channel 38, BBC4 Channel 5 etc, can all look pretty impressive) and even more so with Blu-Ray, where the detail on both televisions is more than was the case before Steve Withers calibrated all four of my machines, not to mention the colours being more correct. Yesterday I went back to the pre-calibration preset on the Pioneer, and it looked almost as garish as an LED set in a shop display! And your new 50VT65 is capable of more than any of mine. Listen to me, Mr Malarky, ellisdj, Strapped for Cash etc: calibration, of your VT65 television more than most machines, will be well worth it. I fully accept that its picture is very good now, but it will be even better after calibration.
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I will see how it goes, I think I must still be running it in.
Main AV Setup: Panasonic 50VT65 TV, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1, Optimum AV300 AV Stand, QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable & Chord Silver Plus HDMI Cables. Gadgets: iPad Air & iPhone 4S.
They need to be run for about 200 hours apparently, before the colours bed down.
Lounge: Panasonic TX-P60ZT65B (calibrated), Pioneer SC-LX75, Denon DPB-2012, Sky-HD1TB, PS4, Xbox 360, Apple-TV, Atacama Equinox AV stand, Monitor Audio Silver RX8, RXC, RX-FX, RXW-12. Kitchen: Pioneer XC-HM81, Monitor Audio Bronze BX2. Bedroom: Samsung UE37D6510, Samsung BD-C5900, Sky-HD, Pioneer N-50, Rotel RC-03 (pre-amp), Rotel RB-9708X (power-amp), Mordaunt-Short MS914
Listen to me, Mr Malarky, ellisdj, Strapped for Cash etc: calibration, of your VT65 television more than most machines, will be well worth it. I fully accept that its picture is very good now, but it will be even better after calibration.
Sorry Oldboy, I didn't mean to omit you from the list of those who have had their sets calibrated!
How very dare you leave me out of that list Son_of_SJ
Totally agree with you regarding gels VT65 being calibrated but he does have genuine and completely valid concerns with getting it carried out, after having his fair share of faulty TVs of late I can't say I blame him in being hesitant...I would be in his position. I'm sure after he has run it in and no problems have reared their ugly head he may think about it more seriously but after being in a similar position myself with faulty TVs I can totally understand why he is reluctant but hopefully time will heel those wounds.
It will look a lot better after calibration though so let's hope he gets it done at some point as that TV is capable of reference picture levels.
Samsung UE55F8000 (THX Pro calibrated), Yamaha RX-A2020, Dali Zensor 5 7.1 (front presence config), Panasonic DMP-BDT500MR, WD TV Live, Marantz CD6003, Marantz PM6004, Beresford TC-7220 MKII, PS3, Xbox 360, QED Silver Anniversary XT speaker cable, Wireworld Chroma 7 HDMIs, Chord Crimson Sub and RCA, Chord Superscreen Mains Cable
Gel you would have got better results from calibrating your 50 Panny than buying the 65 Panny - it would have given a better image without doubt.
Put the money aside and get it done - or pay me (cheap rate) and I will do it for you. I am not fast but I am good
Meridian G61R, HD621, Bryston 9BSST
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Panasonic 65VT65, Marantz UD7007, HIFi Racks Podium Reference
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I am not fast but I am good
Weird, mrs m says the opposite about me....
How much then, can we negotiate a 'buddy' discount? If I don't like the results can I still switch between them and factory settings? Cheers. I am in Milton Keynes.
hi ellisdj,how much do you charge for calibration,im a essex boy so you would'nt have to travel to far.cheers david
pioneer lx 508d / arcam bdp100 / klyne 7 preamp / monachy power amp / kochel horn loaded speakers / xlo limited edition cables and power chords / russ andrews power block / chord hdmi cable
Gel PM me on AVF mate I am not going to advertise price on here in case I upset anyone.
Yes I would calibrate your pro 1 (2.2) and pro 2 (2.4) settings and do you a (2.2 gamma 3D). You could change them after that or do what you want - nothing is locked down - I dont know how to do that
I would suggest writing all the settings down for future reference - sounds a lot but its not hard to do.
You can do check after the 2.2 calibration against what your used to if you want - you wont be going back - non calibrated image looks flat, lacking detail, lacking depth over saturated or washed out or both. They have no grey definition. Its doesnt look like a different TV - it just looks like a much better TV.
DavidVann are you on Av Forums?
hi ellisdj yes i am, i have subscribed to avf if that what you mean.david
Will do now. Cheers. I don't need 3D done.
Private message sent mate. Cheers.
You might need to send a private message, I am not sure if he reads his board bit. . Ellisdj you have a board message too.
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