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    I have a Samsung 52" TV and I can't get rid of the red tint in the screen? What is wrong and how do I fix?

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Picture Menu
Picture Mode: Expert1
*Backlight: 16
*Contrast: 83
*Brightness: 53
Sharpness: 50
*Color: 55
*Tint: 0
Expert Control

  • Fresh Contrast: Off
  • Noise Reduction: Medium
  • Gamma: Medium
  • Black Level: Low
  • Real Cinema: On
  • TruMotion: Low
  • Color Standard: HD (N/A w/HDMI)
  • White Balance: Warm
  • **Method: 10-Point IRE
    • 10 IRE
      • **Red: 1
      • **Green: 2
      • **Blue: -16
    • 20 IRE
      • **Red: -6
      • **Green: 0
      • **Blue: -7
    • 30 IRE
      • **Red: -5
      • **Green: 0
      • **Blue: -4
    • 40 IRE
      • **Red: -8
      • **Green: 0
      • **Blue: -4
    • 50 IRE
      • **Red: -4
      • **Green: 4
      • **Blue: -4
    • 60 IRE
      • **Red: -6
      • **Green: 6
      • **Blue: -5
    • 70 IRE
      • **Red: -8
      • **Green: 3
      • **Blue: -10
    • 80 IRE
      • **Red: -8
      • **Green: 7
      • **Blue: -16
    • 90 IRE
      • **Red: -9
      • **Green: 5
      • **Blue: -18
    • 100 IRE
      • **Red: -10
      • **Green: 4
      • **Blue: -9
Color Management System
  • Red Color: 0
  • Red Tint: 0
  • Green Color: 0
  • Green Tint: -15
  • Blue Color: 0
  • Blue Tint: 11
  • Yellow Color: 15
  • Yellow Tint: 2
  • Cyan Color: -15
  • Cyan Tint: 0
  • Magenta Color: 0
  • Magenta Tint: -1

lg70 nice tv excellent processor just to bad there is no intensity control on color management oh well still better than what the three s are pushing block out the hype lg will be number 1 in a few years haters are starting to come around and well leds coming,

p.s. i dont work for lg just tired of losers bashing stuff because they dont own it.
im isf certified those settings are right on the money straighter than a ruler

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This setting seems a little dark, think im going to stick to Vivid

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The number of hours, coupled with the TV viewing conditions, is a more accurate way of interpreting the proper bulb life expectations.

For example; a TV like yours that is set to watch the winter Olympics for two hours per day will not last as long as one that is set to watch something like Ghost Hunters for two hours per day. The reason is the output demand on the bulb...brighter pictures will burn it out faster.

The best way to get the most life out of any bulb, or any TV as a whole, is to properly calibrate your TV. Getting the correct picture levels does more for the TV than simply improve the picture quality.

I recommend a calibration tool you can find on DVD called Avia. Or you could simply use some of the calibration images provided with some THX certified movies. These are by far not the best available choices, but are the simplest and much better than the ***** eye. The discs are intended for calibrating the output of video from dvd playback, but you still could use the same calibration settings for all of your outputs if you wish.

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Looks to me as an serious (but not uncommon) PSP board problem with Sony plasmas. Contact a Sony service center.

What problems have people had with quality control on these displays? Are they covered under warranty?
  1. Certain displays emitted an extremely loud buzz. This was covered by warranty repair.
  2. Certain displays had a problem with the Y/C delay on their S-video input. This was also correctable.
  3. One person reported red vertical lines on his display. Was this covered by warranty? Was it an input problem or a pixel problem?
  4. Afew bad pixels here and there are not covered under warranty. Largeclusters are generally covered. It's up to Sonys discretion. On the plus side, however, bad pixels are becoming increasingly rare. Mostpeople are reporting no bad pixels at all!
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You needto calibrate most of the same things that need to be calibrated onother displays. About the only things that don't need to be done areconvergence and geometry. You can usually tinker with picture size andposition, but there's no need to deal with keystone or pincushionadjustments, etc.What is white level? What is black level? How are they adjusted?
Theadjustment for white level is usually labeled "Picture" (as onPanasonics) or "Contrast". "Brightness", on the other hand, refers tothe black level. Yes, this is apallingly counter intuitive. This FAQuses the terms "white level" and "black level", since they betterdescribe what you're actually adjusting, and they're the terms used byAvia and Video Essentials.
How do I adjust hue and saturation?
In another mysterious choice of terms, hue is controlled by the "Tint" setting,and saturation is controlled by the "Color" setting. This FAQ uses theterms "hue" and "saturation", since they're the terms used by Avia andVideo Essentials.
How do I set the white level on a plasma?
Youset the white level by adjusting the "Picture" setting. You will needto use a different test pattern than you would for a CRT. For both plasma displays and LCD displays, you should use the 10 IRE grayscalestep pattern. There are two criteria you want to match on your plasma.
First,you need to make sure the white level is low enough that your displayisn't thresholding (or clamping) bright levels. You should set thewhite level low enough that you can see each of the 10 IRE stepsdistinctly. The Sony seem not to exhibit clamping (in my limitedexperience), even at factory defaults, so this criterion may not beterribly useful.
Second, for the health of your display (e.g.to avoid burn-in), you should turn down the white level. Just becauseyour display can display blindingly bright pictures doesn't mean that it should. Plasma displays should be set between 21 fl and 25 fl light output; the Sony comeout of the factory at about 30 fl. On one ISF-calibrated Sony, 23fl was roughly equivalent to a Picture setting of -20 (in the usermenu, not the service menu). To set this precisely you'll need to bringin a calibration specialist, but you can do a lot of good by justdialing down the white level a lot. After seeing the display at 30 fl,23 fl will see very dim. But after a while, you'll find that 23 fl isplenty bright.
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Youset the black level by adjusting the "Brightness" setting. You can usethe same test pattern you would use for any other display.
How do I calibrate grayscale (calibrate the color temperature)?
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Thatsaid, one person who had his Sony display calibrated by an ISF specialist said that the Cinema / Warm setting was reasonably close to6500K out of the box. Using that setting is probably the best you'll doon your own.
If you're really determined to screw up yourdisplay, the RGB drive and cutoff settings in the service menu are used to adjust the color temperature.
How do I adjust the color decoder?
There are several issues here. Generally speaking, the Panasonic decoder seems topush blue a bit. The R-Y Axis Angle and B-Y Axis Gain in the servicemenu are used to correct this behavior.
There used to be aproblem on some Panasonics with the Y/C delay on the S-video input. Seethe Quality Control section for more information.
How do I adjust the gamma?
On the industrial model, there is a set of Advanced picture settings. Go to the Picture menu, turn Advanced on, and then hit the down-arrow. In the subsequentmenu you can adjust quite a few parameters, including select from a fewgamma settings.
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How do I calibrate my consumer model given these missing menus?
Thereis apparently a way to activate these menus. Perhaps you can find acalibrationist or Panasonic technician would can turn them on longenough to do the calibration.
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  8. Repeat (6) and (7) for red and green until you have a good balance.
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In a word, don't. See the service menu warningabove. If you're bound and determined to make use of the service menu,buy the service manual. It contains more than enough information foryou to ruin your display and/or kill yourself.

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