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I plan on hanging my 67" DLP with DLP-2 brackets. Here is an image of what I am wanting to do.





I am connected to Roadrunner HD cable box Motorola DCH3200 via HDMI


I watched a few channels non HD and HD, and tweaked the color settings to look very good.
( I will calibrate after all is setup )

while watching The Golf Channel HD, I find the majority of image is very sharp, but, at times I can
see what looks like pixelation(sp?) around the focused person. I can see the same thing around the
logo text.

are there some settings to eliminate this? I tried many of them.

while watching Animal Planet HD all looked very good and sharp.

watched Kung Fu Panda on normal DVD player and all looked very good and sharp.
(can't wait to get a Blue Ray player)

there are 6 different screen size settings, but, no auto. I kept going back to this setting to get the
correct one.
'Wide Fit' setting in some cases seemed to make the image less sharp.
'Just Scan' setting - manual says use this for HDMI hookup to see full image without any
cutoff. But, I still got the cutoff edges as you see in the below image of Animal Planet HD.


 

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Here are some pretty common settings that I use that most people owning this set are having good luck with. Of course Contrast, Brightness and Color you can set with something like DVE or AVIA for your particular set.

You might compare some of these settings with yours and see if any make a difference.

I use #2 with very minor tweaking differences.

1) Picture mode: Standard
Usage: Cable/HD - Provides extra "pop", and 3D-ish look but clearly over saturated.
Contrast 97
Brightness 48
Sharp 0
Color 49
Tint 46/54

Detailed Settings
Black Adj off
Dyn Contrast Low
LED Control Auto
Gamma 0
White Bal -4
Flesh Tone -3
Edge Ehancement off
xvYCC off

Picture Options
Color Tone Normal
Size Just Scan
Digital NR Auto
DNIe Off
HDMI Black Lvl Normal
Film Mode Auto
Blue Only Mode off
Color Gamut sRGB
2) Picture mode: Movie
Usage: Movies, Blu Ray playback. Generally, the most accurate mode
Contrast 100
Brightness 47
Sharp 0
Color 49
Tint 50/50

Detailed Settings
Black Adj off
Dyn Contrast off
LED Control Medium
Gamma -3
White Bal 0
Flesh Tone 0
Edge Ehancement off
xvYCC off

Picture Options
Color Tone Warm 2
Size Just Scan
Digital NR Auto
DNIe off
HDMI Black Lvl Normal
Film Mode Auto
Blue Only Mode off
Color Gamut sRGB

 

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Thank you I'll try them out.

Do you know if each source keeps it own settings?

I like that I can rename each source..
Av1 to DVD
HDMI1 to Cable
 

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compared your setting with mine, and I was fairly close.
your suggested changes seemed to bring the tones down (Movie mode)
and the high contrast brings things out.

watching Spiderman

mine
Picture mode: Movie - Standard
Contrast 100 - 90
Brightness 47 - 55
Sharp 0 - 40
Color 49 - 50
Tint 50/50 - same

Detailed Settings
Black Adj off - same
Dyn Contrast off - same
LED Control Medium - same
Gamma -3 - ( -2)
White Bal 0 - same
Flesh Tone 0 - same
Edge Ehancement off - same
xvYCC off - same

Picture Options
Color Tone Warm 2 - same
Size Just Scan - not available I think due to no HDMI on DVD player
Digital NR Auto - same
DNIe off - same
HDMI Black Lvl Normal - same
Film Mode Auto - same
Blue Only Mode off - same
Color Gamut sRGB - same
 

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yes. I changed my settings to your #1 and #2
and checked that each source holds it's own settings to be true.

After I changed it, I still could see the pixelation so I started looking through
my HD cable box settings.

I found I was not watching the HD channels. There is a menu that list all HD channels, and once I changed it, I seen how good this TV looks.

Golf Channel, Animal Planet, Football. wow... very sharp.

Thank you for the settings.

I think I am going to purchase the standard Calman software for calibration after all is setup.

I still have my old Philips 62" that I am hoping to get the colors back in with the software as well, and sell for couple hundred bucks.


I noticed on the cable box it has 1080i showing.

Why is this not 1080p?
 

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HD from the cable company is going to be 1080i most likely, so that would be correct for your cable box. Probably the only thing you'll get 1080p from will be Blu-ray.

If you calibrate yours, let us know what your settings end up being.
 

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I will do that..

I went out and purchased a Samsung 1500BD player and a BD disc, but, I can't get the thing to show video.

I connected via HDMI1 and also tried HDMI2 connections on back of TV.

The anynet+ automatically shows the player on the TV source opyions, but, when I try to select it, it shows no signal.

My cable box shows fine via HDMI.
I tried to switch connections and also connected BD player alone.
still get the Source to show the player, but, it gives a no signal.

any help will be appreciated.

first time hookup , so I hope I am just missing something.

Update: " I changed HDMI cable and it now works"
 

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I hooked up my laptop today and viewed slide show of lot's pictures. They were very sharp and looked great. I was disappointed my laptop did not have HDMI hookup though.

I also tested the USB hookup with a memory card from digital camera. It worked great, and this is another nice feature the TV has.


How good are your SD channels images?
 

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I tried setting up my 67A750 LED DLP for Movie mode using the settings in post #2. I changed all the settings except Film Mode.

Under Picture Options:

Color Tone Warm 2
Size Just Scan
Digital NR Auto
DNIe off
HDMI Black Lvl Normal
Film Mode Auto
Blue Only Mode off
Color Gamut sRGB


Film Mode Auto Mine is at Film Mode Off, is greyed out and can't be selected. I tried with the DVD player on and off and with a disc loaded and not loaded. I can't get it to be active. My DVD player is connected through HDMI. Any suggestions?
 

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manual says available for HDMI (1080i ), so I guess it would not be available for
Blu-ray players /discs ( 1080p ).

My
HDMI Black Lvl
is greyed out but is set to Normal while watching cable.
 
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