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Mits 55" Intial adjustments


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Rod D

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Posted April 08 2003 - 06:09 AM

Just received our new Mits WS-55411 last night. Turned the color wayyyyyyyyy down just from initial viewing. Also did the 64 point manual convergence (really cleared up the picture). What other adjustments (contrast) should I do while a waiting calibration disc. Hooked up all the new gear with Denon AVR 1803, Denon DVD 1600 and Boston Acoustics all the way around. Awesome sound and picture what an experience. Who needs a theater?. Thanks to all the great posts and information I have had a chance to view over the last six or eight months. Know just enough to be dangerous at this point, looking forward to tweaking the system to within an inch of it's life. Thanks Rod

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Trenton McNeil

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Posted April 08 2003 - 06:21 AM

Get contrast down to 40% or lower immediately. Be sure to do this on ALL inputs, cause each one keeps its own settings.

You should also get some -3db attenuators for the red cable. I have a couple extra I can sell you really really cheap (like just for the cost of shipping plus a buck or two). This will take down the red push on your component inputs, just hook it up to the red component cable. You'll need adapters from Radio Shack (they may also have a -3db attenuator so you could get it all in one shot). Trust me on this....after taking down the red push, you can bring the color setting back up and bring out the nice blue colors in your dvd's without the red blooming all over the place.

If you can afford it, get a true ISF calibration, but there are some basic things to do right off the bat.

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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Trenton McNeil

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Posted April 08 2003 - 06:22 AM

Oh one more thing....get some heavy drapes for your windows. Posted Image

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Rod D

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Posted April 08 2003 - 06:38 AM

Trenton, We have several radio shacks around here, so I'll just visit one for the attenuator and adapter. Do I just ask for -3Db attenuator and RCA adapter? This is why I ask, when I was looking for a soundmeter at the nearest RS the salesman tried for 5 minutes to put AA batteries in the 9v battery slot. RS is a nice place to get things, but you better know what you want when you go in there and don't expect any help from the sales people on electronic stuff. Thanks Rod

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Posted April 08 2003 - 08:05 AM

I just purchased a Mitsubishi 48-511 and was wondering the same thing. Is it just a -3dB attenuator that I need. I understand the Mits has quite a red-push. No ISF in my immediate budget, so I'd like to know what inexpensive tweaks I can do myself until then.
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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Rod D

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Posted April 09 2003 - 05:26 AM

Found CONTRAST set from factory at 100%. Seems a little high, reduced it to 40% and a waiting AVIA cal disc for further adjustments. Thanks Rod

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Trenton McNeil

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Posted April 09 2003 - 08:42 AM

Email me at mcneiltt@bellsouth.net and I'll try to send you the part number(s) from rat shack you will need, along with a couple -3db attenuators (I did not get the attenuator from RS... I'll also post a couple digital photos of the setup when I get home (if you email me...otherwise I am liable to forget).




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