PT-AX200U

PT-AX200U

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    Does anyone have experience calibrating the Panasonic PT-AX200U Front Projector? What calibration features are available, is service menu access required, can you calibrate inputs discretely one is everything global, that sort of stuff. Thank you for any information that you’ve got that can help me prepare for this job ahead of time!

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  • #1821
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    Might find a user manual from panasonic site … legacy stuff … would be 4 years old … won’t be pretty to look at if the plates have not been replaced. Image will look green or yellow and not a thing you can do about it.

    Like trying to fix a car’s brakes … but the pads are gone … and the person does not want to change the pads …

    Looks like grayscale is just like all the other panasonic projectors … straight forward. CMS does not work right.

    Regards

    #1823
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    Yea I thought it looked like from the web that it was an older projector. 0I’d buy the service manual online for $10, I usually do that if it’s something new. I was guessing no or nonfunctional CMS. However the owner said in his reply email to me “My projector has not reached 100 hours yet”. I suppose that it might be refurb. Should it be ok if it really hasn’t been used even if it is old? Any recommendation on explaining this to the client without turning them off? The last thing that I want to do is tell them there gear is going to look wrong no matter what I do, but… By his own admission the whole system is “budget minded”?

    Also all of his sources (3-4) are running through an Onkyo Receiver feeding one input on his projector. But he wants a “game mode set on the projector”. Any recommendations without playing with the thing. Will a “game mode” just be a hotter setting then the one that I calibrate? Personally I think “game modes” are marketing crap and I choose to game on the normal reference calibration.

    Thanks for the reply!

    #1824
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    Greetings

    The TV has a bunch of memories to store things in. You don’t need a SM for this as the user manual clearly shows all the controls are in the open.

    Panasonic would not be the party that says their CMS does not work … you can play with it and see what happens … but it may not work right. Good graphs and bad images.

    Hardly the first TV with a poorly implemented CMS … but that does not prevent you from calibrating it. You calibrate … not re-engineer tvs.

    A game mode is what ever the person wants. Games are not made to any form of reference so it doesn’t matter. Except THX certified video games … a very small handful in a market of 100000’s games …

    There is no reference for non reference material. Do it the standard way and save the end results to all memories and let him take one of those memories and tweak it until he pukes… 🙂 that will be his game mode.

    Budget is budget … so we can’t make neons into lexus vehicles … but we can make it the best neon out there.

    regards

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    One thing that has been bugging me for a while now. I know it happens. I’ve seen it happen. It’s a PAIN to deal with. What is going on (probably a number of possibilities) when I calibrate and have a beautiful looking chart but reference material is just plain not right?

    Referring to to “Good graphs and bad images”

    #1830
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    Some control system in the TV is not working right … a CMS for instance.

    Sometimes a screwy firmware can mean weird images … seen this on panasonics …

    Make sure you pick the right mode to calibrate in …

    That’s why you have your own demo material … because you can’t trust the readings sometimes.

    regards

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