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In the Calman Panasonic VT30 calibration module it indicates that you can also control the display via an ethernet connection. This is an excerpt from the intro page.
"To connect to your display you will need either an RS-232 straight cable (female-female) and a RS-232 to USB adapter (we recommend the CalMAN Certified RS-232 to USB adapter for guaranteed operation), or a Wired/Wireless connection for IP control." It also shows this in their little wiring diagram.
According DonnyMac in the following post below, what is read has changed. Please disregard. Sorry.
The original link is http://www.spectracal.com/forum/view...&t=2675#p16486 which corresponds to what I posted below
i read somewhere on the spectracal site or forum that DDC for the US VT30 can only be done by RS 232 and that IP support is only for the european model.#
Last edited by mtp3; 05-20-2011 at 02:40 PM. Reason: correct misinformation
by derekjsmith » Fri May 20, 2011 12:52 pm
Is it possible to calibrate the US VT30/DT30 via ethernet connection or only through RS-232?
The US models have a RS-232 port but you need a 4 pin DIN to 9 pin adapter to use it, so I would say the ethernet is a much better way to go.Derek
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Last edited by donnymac; 05-20-2011 at 01:59 PM.
Actually, the VT30's use a 1/8" Stereo Phone Plug (like the tip of this: http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103225) to RS-232 DB9 adapter. Panasonic is including this (DB9 is Female, ~ 6")) with the US VT30's, at least they have with my VT30's here at my house and the ones I know other Calibrators have worked on recently (had to check in case I was shipped them specifically for testing).
Obviously you saw my posts at Spectracal with Joel. What you are saying is what I was trying to get across to him. The user manual clearly shows the dongle cable with the stereo plug. The Calman software says to use the F-F 232 cable with a usb adapter attached. Have you encountered any problems with the USB adapters as he indicated exist? To me it is a mute point since I will use the ethernet connection.
I came across this last week, saw that VT25 was on the list. it was unclear to me what the requirements were to use this tool. I think the ISFccc modes would be good if I could get more brightness out, and Panasonic had working firmware, as I heard it was not working properly.
What is the cost for this?
One thing that sucked using the menu was the contestant going into menu and exiting to see results, I am assuming when you interface with the controls, via rs232 over IP, you get direct access to all menus/submenus without going through menus correct?
I can see how this would save a load of time...
With Calman there are 3 different ways to calibrate the VT30 auto, interactive and manual. What you have depends on your license. Go to this thread and it is all explained. http://spectracal.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=2675
Folks I am posting results from doing a re-cal using 75% amplitude colors. It certainly resulted in settings changes but it looks like it was pretty close to being perfect this time short of Magenta.
At any rate, this display actually got picked up by BB/MHT today and if anyone wants it, look for a floor model@ the Pasadena store.
It was returned due to the moir patterns that appeared in extreme angles, which had no direct view impact thus far. Bad news is it appears to be a similar issue on the new display so it may just be within spec...who knows.
Anyhow report of TV returned attached...
Now I will be upset if I can't get the replacement display tuned in as well..so far no dead pixels, and FB is unknown...
I'll provide more details for ControlCAL v2.x requirements when it is released.
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