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Hello, came across this forum googling a problem for a friend. Not sure it I'm in the right section. He came across this blog a few months ago that told him how to change his plasma to vivid settings, but forgot to book mark it.(lol) For some reason the settings changed on his TV. He has a Panasonic,HDplasma, 42 inch vierra TC G10. Can anybody help me find the proper settings for his tv.
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Ummm, I don't think anybody here have the heart to tell anybody how to set any display to vivid setting because not only it's the wrong setting, it shortens the life of any display, fatique your vision, and consumes the most power without any benefit whatsoever.
 

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He just said it looked "awesome" on his TV. and wanted to try it again, I'll warn him about the "life" of the tv.

Or is there any other settings that would have a similar effect.
 

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the other name for Vivid is Dynamic or Store Mode.

I will not reveal how to get to the Store Mode based on principal that I won't abuse anybody's TV just like I won't let my friend drink and drive (yes, I'm that extreme).

Just make sure you warn him that the lifespan of the TV can be cut by 50% and the electrical consumption can easily be tripled by using that mode. (oh, and ruin his vision too -- picture himself looking at a 500W-ish light "bulb" that is 42" in its diagonal size at full brightness.
 

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Please read the following post on optimizing a TV. Vivid may look "awesome" but it's not accurate, nor does it show details properly. On most Panasonics you hit the menu key, go to picture and change the picture mode. This is probably also outlined in the Operating Manual for the TV. However, I suggest you use Custom not Vivid, as outlined in the following FAQ:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76161


Also see the following post, useful for those new to the forum - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741
 

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Greetings

For vivid images ... one usually selects the ... hmmm ... VIVID mode on the TV.

Is this like teaching a stupid person to burn down his house ... and when he does it ... he comes back and files a lawsuit against you for giving him the knowledge to do it.

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Presumably THX mode is an acceptable way to go ? This is what I have it set on with contrast reduced slightly from their setting as well as brightness. Colour is a little up but only slightly with a warm setting.
 

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Greetings

Without doing anything else, the THX mode would be the most accurate mode the tv is capable of out of the box. When tweaked with proper gear, it can be made to be even more accurate. Nothing gets to perfect though ...

Of course there is reference ... and then there is preference. If one does not like reference because they come in with unreal expectations, then they just pick something that looks good to them. Like picking polka dot glasses to look at paintings with ... and proclaiming it to be "good."

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Like I said, its not my TV, don't need the insults. Just trying to help out a friend, its a few years old, so not sure it has a vivid mode.
 

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Nadtribble, I don't think anybody is insulting you or your friends, just giving honest facts of Vivid mode. And professionals such as MichaelTLV and 57 can not, with clear conscience, give anybody a bad advice.

I know you want to help your friend, but if your friend owns a car and he asked you how to abuse the car and in the mean time medically compromising his health (in this case, his vision), can you with clear conscience help him to wreck his gear and his health? I know I can't.
 

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I just talked to my friend this morning. and after telling him what vivid mode could to his TV, he changed his mind and just wants to know the best settings, cause he thought movie mode was kind of dark on his tv. its in a small living room with a big front window, so lots of light.
 

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if he doesn't want to go with professional calibration (which is understandable considering it's a 42" TV), just use standard during daytime and movie mode during night time.

However, believe me, once he got used to movie mode, he won't go back to standard mode.
 

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Many people do find the movie mode quite dark. Two settings to try that are better than Vivid or Standard are THX and Custom, as mentioned in post 5 of this thread. I suggest your friend read the links in post 5.
 

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Greetings

Of course on Panasonic THX displays ... THX takes the place of cinema mode. There is no movie mode per se ...

THX mode is designed for reference viewing ... (and understanding that part is paramount). Turning on lights in a room means there is no reference viewing possible so the resulting image may be on the dark side.

Custom mode is usually able to deliver more light output ... but at the cost of accuracy.

Asking for best settings is like asking us what is the best fruit ... :)

THX is the most accurate ... but if you don't have light control, then it may not work well.

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I don't use Vivid much either, unless it's a animated Blu ray or a Blu ray that states this movie will look it's best with a much brighter and colorful setting than cinema, So once in a blue moon I do use Vivid but I set the contrast down to 85.
 

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::?:: I'm curious to know which movie packaging comes with an instruction that "states this movie will look it's (sic) best with a much brighter and colorful seeting than cinema"?

I usually don't look at my BD covers, but from the odd one I've seen, I have yet to see a single one (be it blu-ray or DVD) that have the above mentioned statement and I own close to 3,000 blu-rays and DVDs. So I may overlooked that statement.
 

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National geographic Sea monsters in 3d ( red , and blue glasses) it looks awesome too and no need for an expensive 3dtv, 3d blu ray player or expensive glasses. Just my G25 plasma, wal mart blu ray player, cheap 1 dollar red and blue glasses. Set the TV on Vivid, pop the blu ray in and watch animals jumping out of the TV.
 
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