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Old 05-30-2007, 07:18 PM
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Hi all. I recently purchased a PS3 and a new Samsung 40" 1080p Model: LN-T4066F. I have HDMI cable hooked up, and I run the sound through my Sony Dream System. Sound is great, picture is good, but being obsessive compulsive about my video settings I can't really enjoy it yet because I don't think I am getting the best image, or bang for my buck. Can you help me please?!?! I need best settings for playing games, Blu-Ray discs, and best settings for playing DVD. By settings I mean settings in the PS3 and what I need to set on the TV. This is mostly in a dark room. Please help and thanks so much! The more detailed the better!

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Old 05-30-2007, 07:50 PM
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Well, let's see...HDMI hooked up to a 1080p set is the best you can do for
the equipment, video-wise. In terms of TV settings, I recommend you pick
up a calibration DVD, either Digital Video Essentials or Avia's, and it walks
you through basic settings. Depending on your model of TV, you may want
to visit www.avsforums.com and find other people who have your exact TV,
and model-specific settings for different environments they recommend.

In terms of sound, I'm not familiar with the Sony Dream system, does it
support HDMI or optical input? If HDMI, set the audio output of the PS3 to
LPCM, if optical, choose bitstream instead.

Games...just check every resolution under display settings, and your PS3
will play each game in its max resolution automatically.

DVD upscaling...I think full screen is optimal.

Hope this helps a bit.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:18 PM
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Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the Digital Video Essentials and Avia's test disc are exclusive to HD DVD at the moment.

For the meantime, you can pop in a Sony Pictures BD and when you are at the menu screen just type 7669 on your remote and you will see a series of test patterns to adjust your tv picture.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:11 PM
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A DVD will work fine as well, as you really just need the test patterns and
the specific levels of light and color they provide.
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A DVD will work fine as well, as you really just need the test patterns and
the specific levels of light and color they provide.
Calibrate a HD setup with a DVD

Personaly I wouldn't. Resolution is not the only strength of BD technology. Color gets a boost with a larger gammut of color saturation and accuracy.

Besides if one already has a Sony BD there is no need to go out and spend the extra bucks for a calibration disc as the patterns are right on the movie disc.
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:20 PM
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Calibrate a HD setup with a DVD

Personaly I wouldn't. Resolution is not the only strength of BD technology. Color gets a boost with a larger gammut of color saturation and accuracy.

Besides if one already has a Sony BD there is no need to go out and spend the extra bucks for a calibration disc as the patterns are right on the movie disc.
Well, there are no right and wrong TV settings, as some people like bold
colors and others prefer a more natural look, and it also depends largely on
the viewing environment/light sources in the room. IMO, even with a
standard definition calibration DVD, you're liable to get a picture that is a
lot better than the "right out of the box" settings. Also, as I mentioned,
avsforums will likely have some great information for your specific set. My
Sony KDF-E42A10, for example, has a strong red push right out of the box,
which can't be fixed without going into the service menu and changing
some things beyind the standard settings. Each model of HDTV has its own
tendencies and issues to overcome.


My question on the Sony BD test patterns is this: Is there a narrator
explaining each setting and how to use each test pattern to judge your
settings, or is it just a series of test patterns that the average joe won't
know what to do with?
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:59 PM
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Everyone has a different view. For basic calibration I would understand. It is just my opinion that I wouldn't use a standard definition DVD to calibrate a HD setup especially if I wanted the BEST possible picture. Sometime back I had a question about the test patterns. Unfortunately, there are no instructions, but follow the link to my post from a long time ago and I think there is some explanation and a link someone put up. It's worth a try.

http://forums.highdefdigest.com/show...ny+calibration

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Old 05-31-2007, 11:16 AM
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Tks all this helps. DVD play through the PS3 is really grainy for some reason and not very defined. LOTR looks really grainy and I want that to be the best it can be. I will try your suggestions to fix this.
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