Toshiba 50H81 settings

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  1. Paul Kunze

    Paul Kunze Auditioning

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    After a little badgering [​IMG] my friend just bought a Toshiba 50H81. Since we live 900 or so miles away, I can't help him set it up, so any help would be appreciated.
    What settings are you using for this TV to give him some ballparks to use for the initial break in? Are Toshibas still coming with the contrast cranked to 100?
    Also any other useful tidbits would be appreciated. I already got him to buy a decent surge protector, AVIA, and he is planning on picking up the Phillips warranty.
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Jay Mitchosky

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    While every TV will be different, Toshibas are amazingly consistent from set to set. Ballpark I would suggest:
    • Contrast: 30-35%
    • Brightness: 45-50%
    • Color: ~50%
    • Tint: +/- 3%
    • Sharpness: 15-20%
    Also, turn Flesh Tone OFF, set Color Temperature WARM, turn DNR to AUTO. Start these settings from the MOVIE mode - apparently scan velocity modulation will remain off even when it becomes PREFERENCE. And be sure to save the settings.
    Those should do until he gets Avia or VE. Use some quality reference material to tweek within those ranges (something non-stylized).
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    [Edited last by Jay Mitchosky on August 13, 2001 at 08:27 PM]
     
  3. Paul Kunze

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    Thank-you [​IMG]
     
  4. Phil Iturralde

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    Here's 2 of my 50H81 settings (slightly changed since receiving it on Aug. 1st)
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    NTSC: TV Broadcast (outdoor antenna)
    . . . . . .Movie / Preference
    Contrast:... 50 / 26
    Brightness:. 50 / 57
    Color:...... 50 / 42
    Tint:....... 0 / -14
    Sharpness:.. 50 / 40
    DNR:........ Auto / =
    Mode:....... Movie / Preference
    Flesh tone:. Off / =
    DNR:........ Auto / =
    Cinema Mode: Film / =
    Color temp:. Warm / =
    Input HD1: DVD (component cables) Video Essentials Calibrated
    . . . . . .Movie / Preference
    Contrast:... 50 / 22
    Brightness:. 50 / 56
    Color:...... 50 / 43
    Tint:....... 0 / -14
    Sharpness:.. 50 / 40
    DNR:........ Auto / =
    Mode:....... Movie / Preference
    Flesh tone:. Off / =
    DNR:........ Auto / =
    Cinema Mode: Film / =
    Color temp:. Warm / =
    Phil
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