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Hitachi WX series HDTV - Tips and Tweaks?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by TimTandy, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. TimTandy

    TimTandy New Member

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    I've been reading all the past posts for an hour and all I'm looking for is a clear concise guide to tweaking the lastest Hitachi WX series RP Televisions. I've got a 57TWX20B coming tomorrow and I'm having trouble piecing together all the tips and tricks on it.

    Hasn't someone compiled a concise guide for:

    1) Recommended setting out of the box prior to burn in to get the picture half-way decent, including specific recommendations on settings for DVD, and settings for cable TV viewing.

    2) How to perform the red push fix.

    3) How to perform the electrostatic focus (I know the least about this)

    4) How the AVIA ISF calibration program fits into all this (when do you use it related to all these other tweaks?)

    A comprehensive guide/clarification would be enormously appreciated. Considering the popularity of these new TV's, I would expect someone, somewhere would have posted a comprehensive document on a web site somewhere.

    Help!

    Tim Tandy
     
  2. Stephen SS

    Stephen SS New Member

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    I jsut got a new 57swx and I would like to know this too.

    How do you like your TV so far?
     
  3. MikeM

    MikeM Well-Known Member

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    I suggest you take a peek at this thread.

    With nearly 25,000 views, I assume it's the most detailed Hitachi SWX/TWX/XWX tweak thread out there. Excellent stuff.
     
  4. MichaelFusick

    MichaelFusick Well-Known Member

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    I used the search engine and came up with this:

    Hitachi tweaks links

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=184842
    Red push

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=181474
    Manual focus

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=181475
    How to measure resolution with chart

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=181535
    Little blue button

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=180499
    How good can convergence get?

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=179964
    Fixing geometry

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=179789
    Overscan talk

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=179285
    overscan and static focus now what?

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=179288
    Picture of overscan and that little blue button

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=179289
    Picture of the trimpots

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=179288
    Overscan and sky blue button

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=179287
    Picture of tv with front panel off

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=177851
    Jig screen

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=162558
    Manual convergence

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=162956
    Overscan old post
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=163148
    What is calibration?

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=164394
    Post

    http://www.keohi.com/keohihdtv/brand...achi_tips.html
    KEOHI


    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=169148
    another overscan post

    There are many, many more if you want to use the search engine too..
     
  5. MichaelFusick

    MichaelFusick Well-Known Member

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    Ever try any of these tweaks?
     
  6. Stephen SS

    Stephen SS New Member

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    I have. I love the picture on the Hitachi swx. However, I am always fiddling with the color in Avia. I looked at my friends Sony 57-500 and the colors seemed dead on, put the picture was quite grany.

    I'm going to have the Hitachi calibrated in the near future.
     
  7. MichaelFusick

    MichaelFusick Well-Known Member

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    Well...

    Calibration is the way to go if your looking for color improvement

    Colors are effected/based upon grayscale.. and fixing your grayscale will fix your colors.


    This is somthing you need to hire an ISF guy for
     
  8. Stephen SS

    Stephen SS New Member

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    Thanks! Know any good ISF techs in the Raleigh, NC area?

    The main problem is flesh tones. They are not bad, but always seem to have a hint of red.
     
  9. TimWalsh

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    Stephen,
    Gregg Loewen is coming to the Wilmington, NC area in late June AFAIK. Contact him at www.lionav.com or gloewen@starband.net and I can assure you he will respond.
    Tim
     
  10. Stephen SS

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    Great! I will. Is he good with the Hitachi SWX line?
     
  11. TimWalsh

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    Stephen,
    I have the 57swx20b and he told me he has done a number of them and that they are very receptive to calibration. I've read a few customer's reviews to date and everyone has been thrilled with his work. I'm counting the weeks until he arrives.
    Tim
     

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