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Offline petetherock

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Hi friends
Now that I have got one of the last pieces in my HT - the video display, I hope friends who also own this TV can share their tips and info so that others may benefit.

First can the owners come in?

1) petetherock - 507 XG (bought as a display set - <5k - BD PC SHOW 5/07 )


The set should be mounted slightly below eye level, eg if it is wall mounted, about 90 cm from the ground or if it is on a shelf, about 40-45cm off the ground for my 50"

Running in:

How long is a common question on heaps of threads all over the world.

I was told by the Pioneer man, abut 100hrs is fine, and just drop the settings by about 20% or so.

I currently use 20 on the contrast and keep all the boosting setting off first.
Actually when it is viewed in dim light you get a very bright picture still.


This website gives details of running in and also settings for different connections:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=731242&page=57&pp=30

A review of the Pio 507 and 427:
http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=7010

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=6994

Entering the menu:

************DO NOT PLAY WITH THIS UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING**************



To Enter the Service Menu
Start with the plasma turned OFF
Make sure you point the remote directly at the IR sensor in the tv

Press the I (info) button (directly above blue/play button) on the remote (just press, do not hold)
Wait 3 seconds
Press LEFT, UP, LEFT, RIGHT then POWER

If done correctly, the plasma turns on and the INFORMATION page is displayed, will change 3 times on its own quickly.


You should see this:



Navigate to the 3rd screen to see the number of hours.


Settings for the Pioneer 9 Gen panel:

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=45450.msg444380#msg444380

Pioneer Settings forum:

http://www.controlcal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=49
« Last Edit: August 09, 2011, 07:08 by petetherock »
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First can the owners come in?

1] petetherock - 507 XG (bought as a display set - <5k 5/07 )
2) wentworth - 427 Taking delivery this coming Sat.

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the review of the 427 states that it won't receive 1080p/50-60hz inputs from upscaling DVD players...what does this mean, in realworld terms?

does it mean that a denon 2930 or upscaling XE1 or PS3 would be wasted on this display?
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Why not come and see it in action, when I get my panel :)

you're on! if you're serious...
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1] petetherock - 507 XG (bought as a display set - <5k 5/07 )
2) wentworth - 427 Taking delivery this coming Sat.
3) chubbyman - 427 (delivery end of the month)

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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2007, 21:51 »
Haha if I'm invited I could bring over my vintage Cary Audio CD-301 tube cd player for an audio 1-2.

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1] petetherock - 507 XG (bought as a display set - <5k 5/07 )
2) wentworth - 427 Taking delivery this coming Sat.
3) chubbyman - 427 (delivery end of the month)
4) agesis - 427 Taking delivery this coming Sat

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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2007, 09:19 »
1] petetherock - 507 XG (bought as a display set - <5k 5/07 )
2) wentworth - 427 Taking delivery this coming Sat.
3) chubbyman - 427 (delivery end of the month)
4) agesis - 427 Taking delivery this coming Sat
5) bloob - 427, installed 2 months ago

I have 2 DVD players connected to my 427
- Pioneer DV-S737 via component, RCA audio to 427, 480p
- Oppo DV-981HD via HDMI, Digital coax to Bose LS30, upscale to 720p

Installation - table stand, 9ft (about 3m) from sofa

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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2007, 09:52 »
Ming and HT102, if you can wait, the new one maybe your baby :)
Thks bro for the links. Hopefully the 8th-gen full-HD will suppress my upgraditits for the next 3 years.
Actually I can hardly wait anymore.. my 2 kids are fighting for the only TV in the apt.. the 3-year-old is now trying to learn how to operate my PJ.  >:(

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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2007, 11:21 »
Anyone care to share their setting configured for their 427 (esp those who have done the ISF calibration) ?

I got these "so-called" optimal setting from one of the AV forum.

AV selection = user
Contrast = 32
Brightness = +3
Color = +5
Tint = -2
Sharpness = -4
Pure Cinema = Off
CTI = Off
DNR = Low
MPEG NR = Low

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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2007, 11:26 »
Anyone care to share their setting configured for their 427 (esp those who have done the ISF calibration) ?


They did a ISF calibration on my 427 but they locked the exact tweaks in the menu so that I can't see it....I can't even change any of the ISF parameters ???

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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2007, 13:30 »
1] petetherock - 507 XG (bought as a display set - <5k 5/07 )
2) wentworth - 427 Taking delivery this coming Sat.
3) chubbyman - 427 (delivery end of the month)
4) agesis - 427 Taking delivery this coming Sat
5) bloob - 427, installed 2 months ago
6) Scoobydoo - 427 installed in Oct 06
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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2007, 18:45 »
*** beware this change can muck up your TV ***

technician Special Mode:
>
> 1.Switch TV off
> 2.Press info & hold button for 3-5 sec
> 3.Left Arrow
> 4.Up Arrow
> 5.Left Arrow
> 6.Right Arrow
> 7.On
> 8.Down Arrow to scroll
> 9.Press "Menu" to switch off special mode.

Live dangerously :)
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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2007, 16:02 »
Kind soul please advise how to check for dead pixel on 427 and what is the dp warranty for this model? Not delivered yet but want to be prepared to check on the spot when delivered.

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Please post instead of sending a pm, so more can learn.

My gear:
https://peteswrite.blogspot.sg/2018/03/my-setup-32018.html