Panasonic TC-L32C5 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff - 9/21/12 12:28 PM


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Calibration report using these settings:

TV software/firmware version tested: [TV] 103 [Status1] SPC32TM [Status2] 120421

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the Panasonic TC-L32C5 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: Aside from light output, the Custom mode with Warm color temperature setting engaged was about equal to Cinema about equal before my adjustments. I settled on Cinema out of tradition, and made just a few tweaks, the most important of which was increasing light output to my 40 fL target. I did miss having color temperature controls, especially in the lower end of the TVs brightness range, but the best setting (Warm) wasn't terrible.

--Picture menu
Picture mode: Cinema
Backlight: 59
Contrast: 91
Brightness: 47
Color: 54
Tint: -4
Sharpness: 11
Color Temp: Warm
AI picture: Off
Video NR: Off
Game mode: Off

--Aspect adjustments submenu
Screen size: Full
HD Size: Size 2
H size: 1 [grayed out]
Zoom adjustments [grayed out]

-- PC adjustments [grayed out]

--Advanced picture submenu
3D Y/C filter: Off [grayed out]
Black Level: Light
3:2 pulldown: On [grayed out]