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Old 09-07-2008, 04:29 AM   #41
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EXACTLY!!! At least turn down your sharpness...
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First I'd like to say I'm new to this so I certainly appreciate any advice and comments you may have. I haven't decided to hook up an HD cable box or satellite yet, I'm strictly running standard def cable and Hi-def Blu-ray. I understand the lack of quality in standard def cable but Im puzzled about the blu-ray pic quality.

These are the settings I currently have. I'm running a 42" Panasonic TH-42PZ85U connected to the BD30 player with a Monster HDMI1000 HD cable. All my equip are supplied by the Monster HT800 Power Center. I have customized my own picture settings in a dark room to what I think looks most natural and film like. I've kept the colour temp cool and left colour management and x.v. colour on. I've also left video noise reduction off for the HDMI settings. Black level is kept at light. I've set everything to where I think it should be or to what the manuals suggest. I will admit however that the 2 animated blu-ray titles I own look great with the odd artifacts but it's the live action ones i've either purchased or rented that have been very dissapointing....Could it be that there just isn't that many good quality live action titles out there yet in full digital format?

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seismic, set your color temp to warm. Turn sharpness down. Lower contrast and Brightness...until you can accurately set them.

It really would benefit you to use a dvd calibration tool such as the Digital Video Essentials Bluray. Trying to calibrate your TV correctly by eye is near impossible. Especially for color.

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Read through this thread, check out the links at the bottom of the post. This will help you out immensely.
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:56 PM   #44
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Try these settings out.

It might not be perfect for your viewing environment, but i think it will help your cause.
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Hey guys, I'm thinking of buying a new tv and a Blu-Ray player to go with it. I'm not sure whether to buy a Samsung LE32A559P (Full HD 1080p - 490) or a Samsung LE32A436T (HD Ready 720p - 350). The Blu-Ray player I'm buying is a Samsung BD-P1500/XEU (165). On a 32" tv (Both models), will the full HD make enough of a difference to pay an extra 140? Please bear in mind I'm only 14 and therefore don't have money growing on trees lol. Also, the Blu-Ray player says it has full HD support (1080p)
The 1080p vs 720p thing comes down to screen Size/Distance/Resolution. Most people after having gained experience with HD and Blu-ray usually wished they purchased a larger set. However, if it's a small 32", just sit closer. Understanding viewing distance provides a way to enjoy 1080p regardless of size. I can see the difference between 1080p and 720p on a 24" 1920 x1200 computer monitor, so why not on a 32" set?

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If you sit around 4ft from your TV 1080p is worth it.
I have 15/15 vision and from 6ft I can notice the difference between 720p and 1080p on those 32" Sharp models.
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there are 1080p sets that are better than other 1080p sets, and the same is true for 720p sets, so getting the cheapest 1080p just because it's cheap, isn't your best bet either....... but in any regard, size/viewing distance is the key indicator of what to get.
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there are 1080p sets that are better than other 1080p sets, and the same is true for 720p sets, so getting the cheapest 1080p just because it's cheap, isn't your best bet either....... but in any regard, size/viewing distance is the key indicator of what to get.


EDIT: you're looking at a good set though, so it comes down to your eyesight, screen size you ultimately decide to go with, and viewing distance
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