Toshiba 32C120U picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff - 9/20/12 9:17 AM


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Calibration report using these settings:

TV software/firmware version tested: Unknown

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the Toshiba 32C120U in a dim room via the HDMI input. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.

Calibration notes: Toshiba's Movie most is the most accurate prior to any adjustments, although it does come with the room lighting sensor engaged--I turned it off for my calibration. The available controls enabled me to improve the extremely blue color temperature, but unfortunately I couldn't do much about the color balance, which over-accentuated red. I usually like to avoid big adjustments to Tint, but the Toshiba needed it and looked better as a result, but it was still quite "off." It's also worth noting that DynaLight improved black levels significantly with no negative impact on gamma, so it was a no-brainer to leave that control engaged.

Picture Menu:
Picture mode: Preference

-- Picture settings menu:
Contrast: 80
Backlight: 47
Dynalight: On
Brightness: 55
Color: 47
Tint: -10
Sharpness: 0

Advanced Picture Settings submenu:
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Static Gamma: 3
Color Temperature: Warm
-- B Drive: -12
-- G Drive: -2
Cinema Mode: [grayed out]

Noise reduction menu:
DNR: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off

Game Mode: Off

Theater Settings menu:
Picture Size: Native
Picture Scroll: [grayed out]
Auto Aspect Ratio: Off

Note: This post was edited by its original author added link to calibration results on 09/20/2012 at 9:26 AM PT