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Old 2nd January 2011, 00:02   #4276
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Guys - does anyone know how to remove the Tata Sky Logo using some hack. My parents mostly watch tv on the dth and they can't be bothered with zooming in the picture settings on the plasma :-p I am still in the first 200 hours of use and don't wanna risk it.
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Guys - does anyone know how to remove the Tata Sky Logo using some hack. My parents mostly watch tv on the dth and they can't be bothered with zooming in the picture settings on the plasma :-p I am still in the first 200 hours of use and don't wanna risk it.
I didnt used any slides,or hacked the tata sky logo and the tv is as good as new as it was on day one. So you can lose the sweat for a while and enjoy it

P.S- The only thing i did was using it at lower brightness,color etc settings for around two weeks.
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Old 2nd January 2011, 15:52   #4278
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I didnt used any slides,or hacked the tata sky logo and the tv is as good as new as it was on day one. So you can lose the sweat for a while and enjoy it

P.S- The only thing i did was using it at lower brightness,color etc settings for around two weeks.
yeah i am on recommended calibrated settings for my specific model and generally the settings which give a good pic don't cause a burn in its the high contrast showroom mode which does!
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Old 3rd January 2011, 12:33   #4279
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yeah i am on recommended calibrated settings for my specific model and generally the settings which give a good pic don't cause a burn in its the high contrast showroom mode which does!
For first few months I used -

Mode : NORMAL
Contrast: 40-44 whichever suits your taste
Brightness: 0
Sharpness: 25
Colour: 35
Tint: 0

while watching SD telecast from 6-feet distance within moderate lit room and no direct light/window opposite to screen-

increasing Sharpness, look on white color patch in Picture. It should be pale white and not flickering or flashing.
Color setting - color red, and yellow must not look noisy
Sharpness - decrease it it 0 and increase it slowly till look some border-noise at letter, curves and channel logos. Keep level below that.
For brightness - after 1 year still I felt 0 is okay for watching at my ambiance. Look at your place.
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Old 3rd January 2011, 12:47   #4280
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^^ Thanks a lot! My question was in general to avoid the tatasky logo in some way.

I mentioned the settings I am on, earlier in this thread
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ml#post2188931

These are from a professional calibrator and consider best for the samsung 5 series panel. I found these settings to be best for my viewing. Posted here for reference again :-)

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Samsung PN50C550 Picture Settings, Calibration and Test Results
Amazon.com: jartwo "jartwo"'s review of Samsung PN50C550 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV...

Note this is equal to a professional calibration which costs 350 dollars !!

White Balance Settings:
Red-Offset: 22
Green-Offset: 25
Blue-Offset: 12

Red-Gain: 33
Green-Gain: 25
Blue-Gain: 33

Picture Settings:
Picture Mode: Movie
Color Temp: Warm 2
Brightness: 56
Contrast: 90
Cell Light 8
Color: 53
Tint: G35/R65
Sharpness: 10
Black Tone: Off
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Gamma: 0
Colorspace: Auto
Flesh Tone: Off
Edge Enhancement: Off
Digital NR: Auto
HDMI Black Level: Low
Film Mode: Auto
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Hi,
Can you suggest for a LCD buy ? My budget is around ~30K. I may get max 32 inch in that price. Which brand I can go for ?
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Old 3rd January 2011, 18:46   #4282
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@Arin -I would suggest Samsung, you can opt for Series 5 if you are interested in Full HD (1080p) or the series 4. It would depend on what is the main source for the TV, ie Bluray, cable, PS3. Both these models let you play various digital formats (avi, mp4..) so you are good to go.
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Hi,
I've bought an sony LCD, klv-22bx300 and a stabilizer from V-Guard, Mini crystal.
But the thing is i've heard people say that Sony LCDs life span is around 1.5 years after than they go kaput and need to replace panels which cost Rs.12K!!!
Is there any more i need to do to save the panels from going kaput.


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Not much can be done after you have bough the TV. Just buy additional warranty if Sony sells it.
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@Arin -I would suggest Samsung, you can opt for Series 5 if you are interested in Full HD (1080p) or the series 4. It would depend on what is the main source for the TV, ie Bluray, cable, PS3. Both these models let you play various digital formats (avi, mp4..) so you are good to go.
My suggestion is to stick to 4 series if you are using it mostly for cables / sat TVs.

The difference between HD ready & Full HD is not much especially on sizes < 40".

And yes, Samsung is a good pick.
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I got a Panasonic 42V20D Plasma. Cost 65k. Warranty reduced to 1 year.

Presently I have cable and am awaiting TataSky HD boxes.

I need to buy an UPS for the TV. We have a DG backup in our building and at minimum load levels I expect spikes when there is a changeover.

I went looking for APC, APC Back UPS BR600-IN? Any suggestions to this one?
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My suggestion is to stick to 4 series if you are using it mostly for cables / sat TVs.

The difference between HD ready & Full HD is not much especially on sizes < 40".

And yes, Samsung is a good pick.
Used this logic while buying a display for my folks.

The Samsung c450 is great VFM, I got a quote for about 40500/- but had already settled for the Panny x20 by this time.

If you plan on doing a lot of static viewing go for LCD.

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I got a Panasonic 42V20D Plasma. Cost 65k. Warranty reduced to 1 year.

Presently I have cable and am awaiting TataSky HD boxes.
Thats one really dreamy Plasma, was too much of a bduget stretch in our case. Why the reduced warranty? Is it due to it being a 2011 purchase?

Also Tata Sky HD box is like searching for an ice cube in a volcano. Apparently they stopped supplying retailers boxes 3 months ago and there is no commitment on when they will ship again.

There's rumour about a Tata sky PVR box for 8k + but at three times the price whats the point?
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Even I am looking for a APC UPS. There is DG back up in the building and I am also concerned about the changeover. I got confused looking at the website. I intend to get help from the call center.

I agree with mjothi and Souljah. I got Panasonic 42x20 going with the same logic.

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Thats one really dreamy Plasma, was too much of a bduget stretch in our case. Why the reduced warranty? Is it due to it being a 2011 purchase?
Thanks. Yeah performs quite well. I don't watch much TV (other then cricket,F1 and MotoGp) but do watch downloaded BBC HD Top Gear content. The Pole episode is simply awesome on this TV.

No idea. They said warranty is only for 1 year. Checked the manual says 1 year.

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Also Tata Sky HD box is like searching for an ice cube in a volcano. Apparently they stopped supplying retailers boxes 3 months ago and there is no commitment on when they will ship again.
WHOA!! And they don't mind the competition taking over? Airtel has them in stock but TataSky is the least complicated of the providers to select what you want to watch and pay.

I tried making sense of Airtel plans and gave up approx in 3 mins.

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Even I am looking for a APC UPS.
Check the output wattage provided by the UPS. It should be higher then what is required by your TV. Since the UPS time required would be a few seconds (DG changeover) dont bother about the period of UPS available. You can always switch the TV off if the changeover fails.

The P42V20D takes 350W. Not sure about the X series.
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The Samsung c450 is great VFM, I got a quote for about 40500/-
Which showroom was this? I think the C450 was around 33-35K right? 40K seems to be too high.

And the MRP in Samsung site says Rs.35K.
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