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Hitachi WX series HDTV - Tips and Tweaks?


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   TimTandy

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Posted January 23 2003 - 10:29 AM

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!

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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Stephen SS

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Posted January 27 2003 - 02:44 PM

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

How do you like your TV so far?

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   MikeM

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Posted January 27 2003 - 10:15 PM

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 of 11 OFFLINE   MichaelFusick

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Posted January 30 2003 - 01:32 AM

I used the search engine and came up with this:

Hitachi tweaks links

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=184842
Red push

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=181474
Manual focus

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=181475
How to measure resolution with chart

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=181535
Little blue button

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=180499
How good can convergence get?

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=179964
Fixing geometry

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=179789
Overscan talk

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=179285
overscan and static focus now what?

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=179288
Picture of overscan and that little blue button

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=179289
Picture of the trimpots

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=179288
Overscan and sky blue button

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=179287
Picture of tv with front panel off

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=177851
Jig screen

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=162558
Manual convergence

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=162956
Overscan old post
http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=163148
What is calibration?

http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=164394
Post

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


http://www.avsforum.....hreadid=169148
another overscan post

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


#5 of 11 OFFLINE   MichaelFusick

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Posted May 12 2003 - 12:14 PM

Ever try any of these tweaks?

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Stephen SS

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Posted May 12 2003 - 12:55 PM

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 of 11 OFFLINE   MichaelFusick

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Posted May 12 2003 - 02:59 PM

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 of 11 OFFLINE   Stephen SS

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Posted May 13 2003 - 01:52 AM

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 of 11 OFFLINE   TimWalsh

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Posted May 15 2003 - 03:34 AM

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 of 11 OFFLINE   Stephen SS

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Posted May 15 2003 - 05:13 AM

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

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   TimWalsh

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Posted May 15 2003 - 06:54 AM

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