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I also can not tune any analog stations in on the TV

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Page 27 of the manual

This section describes how to automatically search for and set up

TV channels.

Using Auto Installation

When the plasma display is switched on for the first time after

purchase, the initial auto installation is initiated. You can set tuner

type and region in successive operations.

1 Select “Tuner Type” (?/?).

2 Select the desired tuner type (?/?).

•You can select from “All”, “Digital” or “Analogue”.

•When you select “All”, set up DTV channels then analogue

channels in successive operations. When you select

“Digital”, only DTV channels are scanned. Likewise, when

you select “Analogue”, only analogue TV channels are

scanned.

3 Select “Region” (?/?).

4 Select your region (?/?).

•Select the city or region in which you live. If it is not listed,

select “Auto Detection” for automatic setup.

5 Select “Start“ (?/? then ENTER).

Auto Installation automatically starts.

•To quit Auto Installation in progress, press RETURN.

6 After Auto Installation finishes, press HOME MENU to

exit.

Note

•You can start Auto Installation from the Home menu after

moving to another city, for example. Perform the following

steps before starting Auto Installation: Press HOME MENU,

select “Setup” (?/? then ENTER), then “Auto Installation” (?/

? then ENTER). The password entry screen appears. Enter

your 4-digit password using buttons 0 to 9.

•If no channels are found, check the antenna connections, and

then retry Auto Installation.

Setting up analogue TV channels manually

Use the Manual Adjust function to set up analogue TV channels

manually.

1 Press HOME MENU.

2 Select “Setup“ (?/? then ENTER).

3 Select “Analogue TV Setup“ (?/? then ENTER).

The password entry screen appears. Enter your 4-digit

password using buttons 0 to 9. For the password, see Using a

password on page49.

4 Select “Manual Adjust“ (?/? then ENTER).

5 Select “Programme Entry“ (?/?).

6 Select a programme number (?/?).

You can select 1 through 99.

7 Select “Search“ (?/?).

8 Enter a frequency using buttons 0 to 9, then ENTER.

You can also press ?/? to enter a frequency.

Setting Child Lock

Child Lock inhibits selected TV channels from being tuned and

watched.

1 Repeat steps 1 to 6 provided for “Setting up analogue TV

channels manually“.

After selecting a programme number, perform the following

steps:

2 Select “Child Lock“ (?/?).

3 Select “Block“ (?/?).

•The selection is switched between “View” and “Block”.

4 Press HOME MENU to exit the menu. Tuner NR

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PIP works on any source, as long as one of the pictures is either your Digital tuner or analog tuner. For example, I have had my foxtel and Digital tuner working, my DVD and digtal tuner working no probs. But you cannot have two 'other' sources PIP, no foxtel and DVD for example..

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So you could have two digitals as long as one source was the TV'S digital tuner and the other a DSTB?

I can't pick up analog in my area, only digital.

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Hey everyone - 1st time poster long time lurker etc

I just purchased the 50" Pioneer PDP507 for $4688.10 from Myer Bendigo

I used the Myer One discount ($10 off for every $75 spent) and the Myer Source Card (10% off) taking it from the ticket price of $5,999 to $4,688.10 with 3 months interest free. I will also get some myer one vouchers as well (not exactly sure how much but should be approximately $100 or so).

Very happy with the price. I have scanned a copy of the receipt but I'm not sure how to post it. Happy to email it to people via PM although the Myer One discount ended on the 29th October 2006.

Will let people know what I think of it when I get it installed, run in and professionally calibrated.

Hi Waylander,

I realy want to see 507 in my room. :blink:

Any chance of emailing the receipt to 'johnny9999@hotmail.com'.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers mate.

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Hey, any chance of a Pio 507 owner posting their settings here? I want to audition this tv on Friday night. Also I'd be interested to know if you use different settings for DVD.

Cheers.

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I've noticed a slight buzzing noise from the back of my 427 panel - it is just audible from 2.6m when the TV sound is muted.

My gut feeling is that it's nothing abnormal but would just like to check that other Pio 507 or 427 owners have the same thing.

Otherwise I'll be contacting Pioneer.

Thanks.

By the way, I am still constantly in awe of the picture quality this panel produces. I watched the latest Pirates of the Caribean dvd the other day - storyline itself very average, but the picture quality blew me away.......

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By the way, I am still constantly in awe of the picture quality this panel produces. I watched the latest Pirates of the Caribean dvd the other day - storyline itself very average, but the picture quality blew me away.......

Lavs, could I trouble you to take a few minutes to post your PQ settings here?

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I've noticed a slight buzzing noise from the back of my 427 panel - it is just audible from 2.6m when the TV sound is muted.

My gut feeling is that it's nothing abnormal but would just like to check that other Pio 507 or 427 owners have the same thing.

Otherwise I'll be contacting Pioneer.

Thanks.

By the way, I am still constantly in awe of the picture quality this panel produces. I watched the latest Pirates of the Caribean dvd the other day - storyline itself very average, but the picture quality blew me away.......

It's normal mate. My 507 does it to, it's pretty loud when you stick your head behind the panel to plug stuff in... But I cant' hear it from my sofa so it's all good..

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so have they sorted out there HD inbuilt tuner bug now... have they started to re-stock them in stores and sell them again?

Er.....they never stopped selling them. :blink: All they did was upgrade the firmware during install.

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A few replies:

Noise/buzzing - not heard anything from my 507 in this respect but can't say i have spent much time with it on mute, so maybe there is some but it's certainly not noticable from 3mtr viewing distance with 'normal' tv volume.

Can't get my head around the back of it as it's mounted on the wall :-)

Settings:

Internal tuner:

AV: User

Contrast: 25

Brightness: 0

Colour: -12

Tint: 0

Sharpness: -12

Pro Adj: all on default

Surge protection:

Yes I have a reasonably priced Dick Smith one with power/antenna and phone line protection - IIRC it was approx $60, don't know if it really does anything but it's a sort of piece of mind thing I guess. I wonder if they ever pay up on the insurance protection that it comes with.....

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Madmax,

Here are my settings below. I've only had the panel a week, so they're only preliminary. Angryofmayfair, I tried your settings also: I felt they hid artefact better than my settings, but I found the colours a little bland and the picture less sharp than my settings. (please don't take offence to my comments - at the end of the day it's all personal preference :blink: ).

Contrast - 30

Brightness - 6

Colour - 3

Tint - 10

Sharpness 0

Looking forward to seeing Punter score his double hundred tomorrow on my new plasma.........

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Lavs, I haven't heard any "buzzing" from the back of my 507 as yet. In the manual they do state that some is normal of plasma technology, but of course there has to be an acceptable/non-acceptable threshold/level.

Traumatized, I have a powerboard with filtering, surge protection, "brown-out" protection (adjustable) and ariel protection. Brand :blink: I think it is a Powerguard Extreme, about 2 or $300...........not sure as it was brought about 18 months ago from our local HiFi shop. I have seen them in HN's also.

Cheers, Steve M.

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Madmax,

Here are my settings below. I've only had the panel a week, so they're only preliminary. Angryofmayfair, I tried your settings also: I felt they hid artefact better than my settings, but I found the colours a little bland and the picture less sharp than my settings. (please don't take offence to my comments - at the end of the day it's all personal preference :D ).

Contrast - 30

Brightness - 6

Colour - 3

Tint - 10

Sharpness 0

Looking forward to seeing Punter score his double hundred tomorrow on my new plasma.........

No probs - yes it's purely a personal thing, and I prefer the contrast around 30 but don't want to risk image burn and I always find the colour saturation on plasmas in general to be too high, almost cartoonish...

Whatever, I think I will be going for the ISF calibration in the new year.

The double century looks like it will happen, unfortunately :blink:

:P

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For people interested in settings here is a review of a 42” Pioneer plasma that appears to be the current US version that would be equivalent to the 427XDA available here in Australia.

It includes a list of settings from an ISF calibration of the set that might be worth a try.

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Lavs,

Wow, they sure are different to Angry's settings! Tell me, are those minuses or dashes?

Yes Madmax, they are minuses.

Don't take my settings as gold-standard - as I said I've only had the panel for a week so they're very subject to change!

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Here's a question: The manual says ADV mode sets the tv to 72Hz for DVD movies having 24 frames per second. Great. But on the next line it says "ADV is not selectable when 1080p@24Hz is input." :blink: I presume they are saying you must use 1080i? Yet 1080p@24Hz is an acceptable input over the HDMI.......strange that it can't just take this input and just display it 3 times to make 1080p@72Hz......has anyone with an HD-DVD player actually tried this to see if it's true?

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I know i have asked this question in another thread but i thought it might be more suitable here as most of you have the 507 post in this thread.

My question was the Pioneer installer that came to install the 507, what did he or she do? (tune the tv, setup other equipment, etc)

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They set up the Panel either on the stand or on the wall, tune in the Ditigal Tuner (and Analogue one if you want it) and show you how it works. If you have other Pioneer HT gear they 'may' hook them up for you free of charge, otherwise any other brands they are supposed to charge you for it.

Also I'd suggest you keep the box and packaging instead of letting them take it away. Will make moving the panel in the future a lot easier and safer (ie warranty claims etc).. I spoke to Pioneer about this the other day and for a charge they will come out and package and move your panel when you move house. That way you are definately covered by warranty if it's damaged in transit..

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For people interested in settings here is a review of a 42” Pioneer plasma that appears to be the current US version that would be equivalent to the 427XDA available here in Australia.

It includes a list of settings from an ISF calibration of the set that might be worth a try.

Moby,

I've just tried those settings on my 427 which has resulted in a reasonable improvement in PQ compared with my old settings, so thanks for that.

I know we are concerned about burn-in, but am I risking burn-in by continuing to use these settings when my plasma hasn't clocked 100 hrs?

I was told by the installer that providing contrast is set less than 50 & I don't pause dvd's for prolonged periods things should be fine........

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Well the official Pioneer installers left my 507 on pretty much all the default settings (the only thing they changed was PowerSave to '1' and colour saturation down a few notches) which included 40 for contrast but having been on the UK AV forums and having seen a lot of image retention and burn in issues with UK owners of the previous gen of Pioneer I decided I would drop the contrast down to around 25 - 30 for a month or two but since doing that I have found that it's actually around that value that I prefer anyway...

It does seem that the current 7th gen are less prone to image retention so I am not that worried and I would think that anything up to the default 40 for contrast would probably be OK seeing as that's how Pioneer set mine up, yes watch out for things like static images although the panel will detect these and drop the brightness & contrast anyway - the channel logos are potentially more of a problem as they are a small static image on a moving screen and the panel can't detect those :blink:

BTW I have three friends with 6th gen Pioneer plasmas and none of them have ever seen *any* serious image retention and none of them changed any of the settings far from the default so perhaps there is very little need to be concerned all things considered - just treat it sensibly and we should be OK...

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The double century looks like it will happen, unfortunately :blink:

:P

Bugger!

Even though I support the Poms I was very disappointed and really felt for Ponting :D

Well, to keep on topic - I just tried those ISF settings and really didn't like them - to me the picture is very over-saturated - colour looks almost 'neon' density...

Droppoed the saturation down from +5 to 0 and they don't look too bad....

I think we may have probelms using these settings as our sets seems to have far more options in the advanced area and also perhaps the NTSC format makes a difference and needs to be taken into account?

Whatever - as mentioned - it's all personal taste and there is more than enough adjustment on these sets to keep *everybody* happy! :P

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I think we may have probelms using these settings as our sets seems to have far more options in the advanced area and also perhaps the NTSC format makes a difference and needs to be taken into account?

Yeah, good point Angry.....

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It makes me wonder whether it is worth paying $400 for a professional calibrator to come in when, at the end of the day, settings are greatly influenced by our own personal preferences......

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I've noticed a slight buzzing noise from the back of my 427 panel - it is just audible from 2.6m when the TV sound is muted.

My gut feeling is that it's nothing abnormal but would just like to check that other Pio 507 or 427 owners have the same thing.

Otherwise I'll be contacting Pioneer.

Thanks.

By the way, I am still constantly in awe of the picture quality this panel produces. I watched the latest Pirates of the Caribean dvd the other day - storyline itself very average, but the picture quality blew me away.......

This any use?

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