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Hitachi 42" Plasma

langland

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Hitachi 42" Plasma HD ready idtv
M42PD9700
With picture by picture
Motorised swivel
Was £1699.99
Comet had it onsale for £999.99
picked up a flyer from Richer Sound £899.99 (they had display model only)

Got it price matched at Comet
Happy days
 

shaun127

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some tips on setting etc to avoid screen burn retention etc

Dead Pixel Check

The first thing to check is that there are not any dead pixels on the screen. This is best accomplished by:

Menu - Function - Screen Wipe

This will blanket the screen in white making any dead pixels easy to spot

Picture Settings - First 200 Hours

Firstly, I have turned on the following anti-screen burn countermeasures:

Menu - Function - Screen Save (I have set this to pixel shift every 5 mins)
Menu - Function - Luminance Manager (on - cuts down the contrast in the corner of the panels i.e. where station logos reside)
Menu - Function - ECO Mode - Off

Picture Mode = Natural
Contrast = +1
Brightness = +3
Color = -5
Sharpness = 0
Tint = 0
Color Temperature = Normal
Contrast Mode = Normal
YNR = Off
CNR = Off
Film Mode = Off
3D Comb Filter = Off
LTI = Off
CTI = Off
Black Enhancement = Low
Auto Color = Off
Color Temperature->Amplitude: Red = 0
Color Temperature->Amplitude: Blue = 0
Color Temperature->Amplitude: Green = 0
Color Temperature->Cut Off: Red = 0
Color Temperature->Cut Off: Blue = 0
Color Temperature->Cut Off: Green = 0
Color Management->Magenta = 30
Color Management->Red = 30
Color Management->Yellow = 28
Color Management->Green = 27
Color Management->Cyan = 35
Color Management->Blue = 36
Color Decoder: Red = +32
Color Decoder: Green = +43
Color Decoder: Color = -5
Color Decoder: Tint = 0

Picture Settings - Post 200 Hours

My current post 200 hour settings are as below. The colours are bright and vivid without being too unnatural. Try them out:

Menu - Function - Luminance Manager - Off
Menu - Function - ECO Mode - Off

Picture Mode = Natural
Contrast = +2
Brightness = +1
Color = -10
Sharpness = 0
Tint = 0
Color Temperature = Normal
Contrast Mode = Normal
YNR = Off
CNR = Off
Film Mode = Off
3D Comb Filter = Off
LTI = Off
CTI = Off
Black Enhancement = Off
Auto Color = Off
Color Temperature->Amplitude: Red = 0
Color Temperature->Amplitude: Blue = 0
Color Temperature->Amplitude: Green = 0
Color Temperature->Cut Off: Red = 0
Color Temperature->Cut Off: Blue = 0
Color Temperature->Cut Off: Green = 0
Color Management->Magenta = 30
Color Management->Red = 30
Color Management->Yellow = 28
Color Management->Green = 27
Color Management->Cyan = 35
Color Management->Blue = 36
Color Decoder: Red = +32
Color Decoder: Green = +43
Color Decoder: Color = -10
Color Decoder: Tint = 0

Connection Details

Ensure that freeview/NTL/sky boxes are all set to output RGB.
If you intend to use scart for DVD, again set to RGB.
RGB signals are only accepted on AV2 and AV3. NOT AV1

Not my settings as stated above but taken from AV Forums
 
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