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HDTV picture settings forum: Panasonic TC-P50G20 picture settings

by: katzmaier May 11, 2010 12:12 PM PDT

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Panasonic TC-P50G20 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff - 5/11/10 12:12 PM


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Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Panasonic TC-P50G20 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 mode: THX
[all settings default except the following]
Contrast: +62
Brightness: +68
Color: +50
Sharpness: 0
Video NR: Off
Blur reduction: On

--Advanced picture submenu
3:2 pulldown: On

As we mentioned in the review text, we also attempted a calibration via Custom mode. The results, aside from grayscale, were worse than the THX settings above, but we're including them below in case readers would like to see the difference

--Picture menu
Picture mode: Custom
Contrast: +72
Brightness: +74
Color: +32
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Color temp: Warm 1
Color mgmt: Off
x.v. Color: Off
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: Off
Blur reduction: On

-- Pro settings submenu
W/B high R: +2
W/B high B: -7
W/B low R: 0
W/B low B: +5
Black extension: 0
Gamma adjustment: 2.4
Panel brightness: Mid
Contour emphasis: Off
AGC: 0

-- Aspect adjustments submenu
Screen format: Full
HD size: Size 2
H size: [grayed out]
Xoom adjustments: [grayed out]

-- HDMI/DVI RGB range submenu: Auto [all inputs]

--Advanced picture submenu
3D Y/C filter: Off [grayed out]
Color matrix: HD [grayed out]
Block NR: Off [grayed out]
Mosquito NR: Off
Black level: Light
3:2 pulldown: Off [grayed out]
24p Direct in: 60Hz

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