Vizio VF551XVT picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff - 10/22/09 10:13 AM


Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Vizio VF551XVT in a dark room via the HDMI input with a 1080p, film-based source. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.

Picture menu
Picture mode: Movie
Backlight: 36**
Brightness: 83
Contrast: 75
Color: 55
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 3

Advanced Video menu
Noise Reduction: Off
Color Enhancement: Off
Advanced Adaptive Luma: Off

Smart Dimming Setting:
-- Smart Dimming: On

Color Temperature: Normal
-- Red: 108
-- Green: 118
-- Blue: 166
-- R offset: 132
-- G offset: 116
-- B offset: 114

Smooth Motion:
-- Smooth Motion Effect: Off
-- Real Cinema Mode: Off
Film Mode: Auto

**The Vizio's variable backlight might cause these settings to appear too dim for some viewers, even in a darkened room. If that's the case you can increase the backlight control at the expense of brighter black levels and increased incidence of blooming. We don't recommend going higher than 55 however.