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    HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    Wanted to share this. I found this forum to be extremely useful. Cnet experts have tested almost every HDTV out there and calibrated to the optimum settings. You can search the forum for your TV's make and model and then setup accordingly.

    At first, the suggested settings for my two HD sets seemed a little dull, but I realize now I'd become conditioned to the original setup. After a couple days getting used to the new settings, I think the picture looks absolutely fantastic.

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    HDTV picture settings Forum and Discussion - CNET Forums



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    Re: HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    Most people won't like these setting because they prefer having the contrast setting jacked up like they do in the stores so they look really bright.



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    Re: HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Most people won't like these setting because they prefer having the contrast setting jacked up like they do in the stores so they look really bright.
    What are you basing this on? They use professional calibration tools to arrive at their recommended settings. In doing so they are specifically trying to help people avoid setting their TV's up like they do in stores, which can decrease the life of your TV. My TV's were MUCH less bright after following their recommendations.



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    Re: HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    Great idea but horrible implementation. How the hell do you find your TV. I put in my model number and got nothing. I put in a popular TV model and got a ton of results but where do I find the actual settings.



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    Re: HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    I agree with the information...just saying the "average joe" prefers the contrast setting jacked way up like they do it in the stores.

    On my TV, I keep it around 50, but most I know keep it around 80-85.



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    Re: HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    I agree with the information...just saying the "average joe" prefers the contrast setting jacked way up like they do it in the stores.

    On my TV, I keep it around 50, but most I know keep it around 80-85.
    Oh my bad, sorry. I misinterpreted your comment to be directed at Cnet.

    It took me a few days to get used to the settings, but they warned me of that and so I gave it a chance to sink in and now I'm really happy with the settings.



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    Re: HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Great idea but horrible implementation. How the hell do you find your TV. I put in my model number and got nothing. I put in a popular TV model and got a ton of results but where do I find the actual settings.
    I agree with you there -- making you search through the forums is pretty ridiculous. I got lucky and found both of my TV's in there. If they wanted to make it more useful they should list them all by brand/model instead of making you sift through all that crap.



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    Re: HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Great idea but horrible implementation. How the hell do you find your TV. I put in my model number and got nothing. I put in a popular TV model and got a ton of results but where do I find the actual settings.
    From the "Intro to the picture settings forum" post...

    To find settings for your TV, use the search box at the top of the page to search for your TV's model number and, on the results page, click "HDTV picture settings" in the left-hand column to filter the results.
    If there is no "HDTV picture settings" listed in the left column, then their are no settings for your TV.

    Posts that contain picture settings are usually titled "Brand Model picture settings", i.e. "Panasonic TC-32LX85 picture settings", and the posts are by "katzmaier".

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    Panasonic TC-32LX85 picture settings - CNET HDTV picture settings Forums


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    Re: HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    I did find a 46PZ85U, which is pretty close to mine.



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    Re: HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    My settings using DVE Blu-Ray were pretty close to their settings. The only big differences they had recommend were Video NR on and HS Size=1. I use HS Size 2 which takes the picture all the way to the edge.



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    Re: HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    How the heck do you use this website? There is no place to enter your TV model



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    Re: HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    How the heck do you use this website? There is no place to enter your TV model
    Use the search on the upper right. You're correct though that the web site has a terrible design.

    I will tell you that the blu-ray DVE is pretty tough to use.



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    Re: HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    Doesn't look like they have anything similar to mine. Bummer.



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    Re: HDTV pictures settings forum: Cnet

    the settings I had weren't to far off from what the recommended.


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