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Old 06-14-2008, 10:36 AM   #1
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I have new Panasonic DMP-BD-30 and when trying to display
the Sony "Picture Calibration Easter Egg" from Blue Ray
disk typing in "7669" from the remote control at the Main
Menu nothing happens. Have contacted both Panasonic and
Sony and not getting any answers. Has anyone else experienced this problem? What am I doing wrong?
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I have the same player...and I have yet to get any of the Disney / Sony calibration tools to work
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:06 PM   #3
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I'm still waiting to hear back from Sony. Maybe
we'll get some help from them. Thanks for responding.
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Old 06-14-2008, 01:13 PM   #4
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You can only enter 3 numbers so you can't dial the Calib Hidden tool on those disc. I never could
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Old 06-14-2008, 03:30 PM   #5
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The calibration worked on my Taladega Nights disc on the BD30.
The disc I have is the one that came bundled with the PS3 so not sure if it's any different than the unrated/shelf version or not.
Haven't tried other Sony/Columbia picture titles.
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:35 PM   #6
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I was able to access the calibration screens on Casino Royale BD. You need to be at the main menu of the film and you must enter the 7669 quickly. It does work.
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I have new Panasonic DMP-BD-30 and when trying to display
the Sony "Picture Calibration Easter Egg" from Blue Ray
disk typing in "7669" from the remote control at the Main
Menu nothing happens. Have contacted both Panasonic and
Sony and not getting any answers. Has anyone else experienced this problem? What am I doing wrong?
What title did you try the code on ?
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:30 AM   #8
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I tried The Fifth Element and Chronicles of Narnia, both
Sony/Disney Disc. Also tried entering the 7669 very
fast like someone else suggested. Didn't seem to make
any difference. I have suggested to Panasonic via email
to include the ability to display the calibration feature in
the next firmware upgrade. Not sure if they can or will
do this?
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Old 06-15-2008, 12:58 PM   #9
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Can someone explain to me what does this calibration do ?
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:17 PM   #10
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Since I have not seen to Sony/Disney "Picture Calibration
Easter Egg" displayed, I'm not totally sure, but I would
imagine it would be very similar to the Video Essentials or
THX Optimizer Menu contained on Paramount/Lucasfilms. Showing Optimum settings for Contrast, Brightness, Color settings etc.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:10 PM   #11
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I tried The Fifth Element and Chronicles of Narnia, both
Sony/Disney Disc. Also tried entering the 7669 very
fast like someone else suggested. Didn't seem to make
any difference. I have suggested to Panasonic via email
to include the ability to display the calibration feature in
the next firmware upgrade. Not sure if they can or will
do this?
It's not broke.

Are you entering
7-6-6-9 then pressing the ENTER key at the MAIN menu ?

I haven't tried the 5th Element but myself and others have had success using other SONY/Columbia titles.

I found this on another site indicating that it might NOT be in all SONY titles.

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If you own a Sony Blu-ray disc, there is a "hidden" option for calibration screens. Press 7-6-6-9-Enter to access these. Most of you probably already knew this but some of you probably don't understand what the screens mean. Here are step-by-step instructions from a Sony employee:


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There are a few adjustment where the included test patterns can be particulary useful for getting the best possible picture.

Most of our discs have at least 4 test patterns included, SMPTE bars, monoscope, ramp and cross hatch. The first adjustment I usually concern myself with is the black level or "brightness". Bring up the colorbar signal and pause your player.
Turn up your monitor "brightness" and confirm that all 3 pluge chips are visible in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
If all three can be seen, then you have confirmed that your player and monitor are passing signals "below black". Next, adjust the brightness control down until the right chip is just visible. You now have an optimum black level setting.
Put the player back into play mode and chapter skip to the next pattern, the monoscope and pause once again.
Ideally, you should see a complete image with 16:9 shown at the corners and no truncating of the triangles. If you don't see the full image, check if you monitor supports "full pixel", "dot by dot" or some other description of a mode that allows a 1:1 relationship between the incoming signal and the pixels on your display.
Some displays do not allow the disabling of "overscan" so you will not be able to make this adjustment. The monoscope is also useful for checking over sharpening, or filtering of the image. Ideally the round patterns comprised of wedges should be clear, sharp with no asymetrical gray bars or ovals.
Distortions in the pattern usually indicate that a scaler is being used in the display. Also check that the squares comprised of 2x2 pixel black squares are distinct. If sharpening is used, the black or white portions of these squares is often exaggerated. And finally can you read the text on the bottom of the pattern for the company that created it?
If you can, you are likely getting a full 1920 x 1080 image.

Of course there are many other important settings for Contrast and color, but these settings need to be adjusted according to your average room light. I recommend turning off all of the processing that is available in todays displays such as Noise reduction, DRC (Sony) or whatever a given CE company happens to be calling their image enhancement feature. If you have a good blu-ray disc, "Black Hawk Down" for example, you should be able to see the film grain from the original master faithfully reproduced. If it looks mottled or irregular, there is a good chance your display is using noise reduction or other processing and hurting, rather than helping the picture quality.
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We'll I tried again using the "7669" at the Title Menu
and then pressing the "enter" key still to no avail. Also
The Fifth Element disc specifically gives instructions in
the printed material on how to access this "Picture Calibration
Easter Egg".
Halelujah!!!! I finally got the thing to work with the Spider-
man 3 Disk. I just loaded the disc, when the Main Menu came up I entered "7669" without pressing enter key and
surprise the the calibration screen came up! There are four
different screens. Thanks all for your help.

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what is the proper way to use each of the scenes, can't seem to find it on the site. the above instructions only give the first two areas???? thanks
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:43 PM   #14
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I think a good place for answers to those questions is: http://www.gekco.com/vidprmr.htm
This site covers all aspects of video test patterns and
uses. Thanks all.

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what is the proper way to use each of the scenes, can't seem to find it on the site. the above instructions only give the first two areas???? thanks
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=207

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There are a few adjustment where the included test patterns can be particulary useful for getting the best possible picture. Most of our discs have at least 4 test patterns included, SMPTE bars, monoscope, ramp and cross hatch. The first adjustment I usually concern myself with is the black level or "brightness". Bring up the colorbar signal and pause your player. Turn up your monitor "brightness" and confirm that all 3 pluge chips are visible in the lower right hand corner of the screen. If all three can be seen, then you have confirmed that your player and monitor are passing signals "below black". Next, adjust the brightness control down until the right chip is just visible. You now have an optimum black level setting. Put the player back into play mode and chapter skip to the next pattern, the monoscope and pause once again. Ideally, you should see a complete image with 16:9 shown at the corners and no truncating of the triangles. If you don't see the full image, check if you monitor supports "full pixel", "dot by dot" or some other description of a mode that allows a 1:1 relationship between the incoming signal and the pixels on your display. Some displays do not allow the disabling of "overscan" so you will not be able to make this adjustment. The monoscope is also useful for checking over sharpening, or filtering of the image. Ideally the round patterns comprised of wedges should be clear, sharp with no asymetrical gray bars or ovals. Distortions in the pattern usually indicate that a scaler is being used in the display. Also check that the squares comprised of 2x2 pixel black squares are distinct. If sharpening is used, the black or white portions of these squares is often exaggerated. And finally can you read the text on the bottom of the pattern for the company that created it? If you can, you are likely getting a full 1920 x 1080 image.

Of course there are many other important settings for Contrast and color, but these settings need to be adjusted according to your average room light. I recommend turning off all of the processing that is available in todays displays such as Noise reduction, DRC (Sony) or whatever a given CE company happens to be calling their image enhancement feature. If you have a good blu-ray disc, "Black Hawk Down" for example, you should be able to see the film grain from the original master faithfully reproduced. If it looks mottled or irregular, there is a good chance your display is using noise reduction or other processing and hurting, rather than helping the picture quality.
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I was able to access the calibration screens on Casino Royale BD. You need to be at the main menu of the film and you must enter the 7669 quickly. It does work.
For some reason I'm only allowed to enter three numbers and then when i enter the fourth it says

"operation cannot be done at this time"

This is on the Casino Royale disc. I was at the main menu entering it.
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For some reason I'm only allowed to enter three numbers and then when i enter the fourth it says

"operation cannot be done at this time"

This is on the Casino Royale disc. I was at the main menu entering it.
Well, I need to apologize - I tried Casino Roylae again last night and could not get the calibration screen to come up. I must have mis-remembered what BD's work. I was able to get the calibration screens with the Spiderman box set of BD's. I am guessing that Casino Royale doesn't have them. Sorry for the mis-information.
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Well, I need to apologize - I tried Casino Roylae again last night and could not get the calibration screen to come up. I must have mis-remembered what BD's work. I was able to get the calibration screens with the Spiderman box set of BD's. I am guessing that Casino Royale doesn't have them. Sorry for the mis-information.
No worries. I'm picking up ratatouille today so all will be well with the universe.
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