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Pioneer Kuro Pro 141 FD Calibration

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Vinyl, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Vinyl

    Vinyl Active Member

     

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  2. Vinyl

    Vinyl Active Member

    I’ll be brief and to the point – happy to reply to any questions.

    The ISF Night Mode comes into play only with BD material – the Panasonic BD55 settings were also calibrated to the display – it was thought that this mode would be all that was needed ... not so – switching over to cable HD/SD the picture was slightly washed out – the calibrators experience quickly pays off – the HD cable box is the culprit – it seems the voltage is different than the BD player.

    Another mode was created and calibrated to the cable box - Enter ISF Day Mode – this will be the mode for general/cable viewing.

    I also had the ‘Movie’ mode setting converted/calibrated to 5400K for black/white movies on TCM – black/white movies are now displayed in Sepia.

    I honestly didn’t think much more could be extracted from this display – I was wrong - the overall picture is less aggressive – colors are more natural – fine details are more obvious and sharper - hard to believe the blacks could get blacker – but they did – rolling credits seem to float – Hubble’s Canvas is a delight.
     

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  3. Vinyl

    Vinyl Active Member

     

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  4. Botch

    Botch I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S! Superstar

    Could I ask, how much did you pay, and was it worth it (sounds like it was!)?

    Great post, thanks! :handgestures-thumbup:
     
  5. Vinyl

    Vinyl Active Member

    Definite improvements across the board – regarding price it wouldn’t be fair to the calibrators to say - what I can tell you is that pricing is negotiable and I’m tough :)
     
  6. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Very, very cool!

    I've never owned a high-end display but if I ever do I'll certainly follow your example.
     
  7. Rope

    Rope Well-Known Member Famous

    AV Selection: Pure
    Contrast: 40
    Brightness: +1
    Color: +8
    Tint: 0
    Sharpness: -15
    Color Temp: Manual

    •R High: -8
    •G High: 0
    •B High: +2
    •R Low: -1
    •G Low: -1
    •B Low: 0
    Gamma: 1, 2, or 3 (source dependent)
    Pro Adjust
    Film Mode: see text
    •Text Optimization: Off
    Intelligent Mode: Off
    •DRE Picture: Low
    •Black Level: Off
    ACL: Off
    Enhancer Mode: 1 (Hard)
    CTI: Off
    Color Management: All 0
    Color Space: 2
    Noise Reduction (4 options): All Off
    •3DYC: N/A for component and HDMI
    •I-P: 2 (interlaced sources)
    •Drive Mode: 1
    Power Control
    •Energy Save: Standard

    Rope
     
  8. Vinyl

    Vinyl Active Member

    Rope ... are they your non calibrated settings?
     
  9. Rope

    Rope Well-Known Member Famous

    No. Those setting are provided by Home Theater Magazine - Test Bench, which include disclaimers for viewing environment and source.

    I have not looked, but plasmatvbuyingguide.com will also list calibration settings for the KURO Pro 141PD. And as I have always stated, every display is different, and setting provided by other sources are only a base, not etched in granite. Throw into that pool, viewing environment, source, viewers sight, and multiple other factors, and ISF calibrators equipment, not to mention calibrators abilities, you'll have different settings.

    Rope
     
  10. Vinyl

    Vinyl Active Member

    Rope ... I concur the variables are many – the effects of the source components was an eye opener – FWIW according to the calibrator the last batch of the 141's were slightly different than previous models making the calibrators target just shy of the intended goal – in his experience the older models will calibrate more accurately - he brought this up when he informed me that my display was not from the last run.
     
  11. Vinyl

    Vinyl Active Member

    Experimenting with slow shutter speeds – bias lighting via LED strips.
     
  12. Rope

    Rope Well-Known Member Famous

    How black is that screen? Oh, that's right, it's a KURO.

    Mine still amazes me, not to mention other people. Heck, I look still forward to turning it on and watching dark shadow scenes, especially on Blu-ray.

    Rope
     
  13. Vinyl

    Vinyl Active Member

    One more...
     

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  14. Rope

    Rope Well-Known Member Famous

    If I didn't know better I'd say that's a scene from Sin City. :happy-smileygiantred:

    Rope
     
  15. Vinyl

    Vinyl Active Member

    Calibration Report is now up – 3rd post down – sorry for the lack of rainbows.
     
  16. FredtheFilmFan

    FredtheFilmFan Active Member

    I was just noticing your pre and post RGB. It surprises me that out of the box they weren't a little closer, but after the calibration, they look almost like the same line. Also, the black levels look like they are actually, well, Black. I don't think I've ever had the pleasure to view a display with black's like that.

    BTW, are you in Toronto? I noticed that the calibration was from Toronto.
     
  17. Rope

    Rope Well-Known Member Famous

    If you haven't had the pleasure of viewing a Pioneer KURO, don't punish yourself now, since Pioneer discontinued production of KURO plasma flat panels.

    Rope
     
  18. FredtheFilmFan

    FredtheFilmFan Active Member

    They stopped making them? Why the hell would they do that? Arguably the best consumer TV on the market and they stop!! Guess I don't have to torture myself. But my buddy just ordered a new JVC DLA-X9, so I'll still have something to fill my envy.

    Really, the black looks so damn black, why would they stop....
     
  19. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    ^ damn I'm jealous of your friend. I really want an X7 but I think I'm going to wait until the 2nd gen 3d projectors hit the street. By then they may have so the 3d and panamorph lens can be used together for 3d w/o the need for a outboard scaler...
     
  20. FredtheFilmFan

    FredtheFilmFan Active Member

    Good news is I get to help set it up and calibrate his new system.

    Any idea on why Pioneer shut down the Kuro? Can't get the panels any more?
     

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