HDTV picture settings forum: Panasonic TC-P50GT30 picture settings

by: katzmaier April 18, 2011 1:19 PM PDT

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Panasonic TC-P50GT30 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff - 4/18/11 1:19 PM

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/panasonic-tc-p50gt30/4505-6482_7-34468656.html

Related products:
Panasonic TC-P55GT30
Panasonic TC-P60GT30
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Calibration report using these settings:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/53260872/Panasonic-TC-P50GT30-CNET-review-calibration-results

Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Panasonic TC-P50GT30 in a dim room via the HDMI input at 1080p/24 resolution. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9996461-1.html

Picture mode: THX
Contrast: +75
Brightness: +54
Color: +52
Tint: -2
Sharpness: 0
Color temp: Warm 2
Photo enhancement: [grayed out]
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: Off
Pro settings: [grayed out]
Aspect adjustments:
Screen format: FULL
HD Size: Size 2
[others grayed out]
PC adjustments: Grayed out

Aspect adjustments: [no change from default]
HDMI settings: [no change from default]

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

As we mentioned in the review text, we also attempted a calibration via Custom mode. The results 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: +70
Brightness: +58
Color: +32
Tint: -3
Sharpness: 0
Color temp: Warm 2
Color mgmt: Off
Photo enhancement: [grayed out]
x.v. Color: Off
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: Off

-- Pro settings submenu
Color space: Normal
W/B high R: -49
W/B high G: -40
W/B high B: -25
W/B low R: +1
W/B low G: -2
W/B low B: -3
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]
Zoom adjustments: [grayed out]

-- HDMI settings: [no change from default]

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


Note: This post was edited by its original author. [added link to Calibration report PDF] on 04/19/2011 on 5:25 AM PT

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