Panasonic TC-L32C5 picture settings

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

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/panasonic-tc-l32c5/4505-6482_7-35312753.html

Related products:
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Calibration report using these settings:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/106578100/Panasonic-TC-L32C5-CNET-review-calibration-results

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.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9996461-1.html

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]
MPEG NR: Off
Black Level: Light
3:2 pulldown: On [grayed out]