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Pioneer KURO PDP-5020 Plasma Calibration vs. Best Buy Comparison E-mail
Sunday, 20 December 2009

pioneer_pdp_5080hd.jpg You may have already read in some editorials I wrote on this site on the Kuro 20 series plasmas that Pioneer attempted to lock out professional calibrators from being able to work their magic on these sets. Enter a small software company out of California named ControCal who figured a way around the lock out. I decided to do a short review of the 5020 for two reasons. Firstly, they are still available for sale although that won't last long. Secondly, the set I calibrated having been originally calibrated by Best Buy, I wanted to share the technical data of the Best Buy post calibration compared to my post calibration results with our readers.  

Last Updated ( Friday, 05 February 2010 )
Hiring The Right Video Calibration Technician E-mail
Saturday, 19 December 2009

As HDTV displays become increasingly popular, more people are starting to realize that a video calibration is needed to attain maximum picture quality and value from their investment.

Performing your own video calibration.


The most accessible option would involve purchasing a test DVD that would assist in setting up a home theater system. We recommend the Digital Video Essentials (DVE) SD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray home theater calibration DVDS created by Joe Kane Productions (JKP) that include unique test patterns that are particularly useful for today's digital displays. 


Last Updated ( Friday, 05 February 2010 )
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Friday, 18 December 2009
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Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 December 2009 )
Ultimate HDTV Buying Tool E-mail
Tuesday, 03 November 2009

samsung ln46a950.jpgLooking for your next HDTV?   Want to use a dynamic tool that lets you choose what HDTV you want by price, resolution, manufacturer, screen size, and display type?   Do you want this HDTV at the best price?   We have created the TweakTV HDTV Buying Engine for this purpose.   But we also wanted to let you search by the TweakTV database filled with suggested settings to optimize your HDTV right when you open the box.   This is the best of all worlds.   Check it out now, and enjoy your HDTV purchase from the Trusted Source in Calibration.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 09 November 2009 )
Panasonic Premier Series TH-65VX100 Quick Review E-mail
Quick Look Reviews
Wednesday, 16 December 2009

panasonicth65vx100u .jpgPanasonic's Premiere series professional plasma line has been very popular with custom installation companies since the demise of Pioneer's plasma business. They only come in 50 and 65-inch screen sizes.  One of the nice features of these sets is the ISF ccc feature, which can be implemented to create two new locked picture modes, ISF Day and ISF Night, for each input being used. Oddly enough, this Premiere line is not as color accurate as Panasonic's less expensive G10, G15, and V10 series consumer models. The color space is way beyond Rec 709, which is a deal breaker for anyone wanting an accurate display.

Contrast Ratio: This is the single most important aspect of the picture to the human eye. I would rate the TH-65VX100 3rd in plasma HDTVs behind the Pioneer Elites (Ranked #1), and Panasonic's own TC-P65V10.  The best of the LED backlit LCD panels also have slightly better contrast ratio over the TH-65VX100. 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 21 February 2010 )
Panasonic G15 Series Plasma Panels: AWESOME VALUE for an exceptionally accurate series of plasmas E-mail
Quick Look Reviews
Tuesday, 15 December 2009

panasonic tc-p50g15.jpgI just calibrated my first Panasonic TC-P50G15 and TC-P42G15 plasma panels recently, and wanted to report back my findings.

While the slightly more expensive V10 series sets that also sport the THX mode provide a higher contrast ratio by virtue of slightly better blacks, the G15 series panels are a superb value when you consider price versus accuracy and performance. THX certified, these panels, set in the THX mode, provide an excellent level of accuracy. I see little or no difference between the G10 and the G15 series panels.


As you can see in the CallMan Pro (pdf), the primary and secondary color accuracy on the G15s is excellent. Also, note that the gamma is a nearly perfect 2.2 curve, and grayscale tracking is also quite good. All these performance parameters add up to an exceptionally accurate reproduction of the video signal.


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 March 2010 )
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