LG 42PA4500 picture settings

by tpendlebury CNET staff - 9/21/12 2:39 PM

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/lg-42pa4500/4505-6482_7-35169635.html

Related products:
LG 50PA4500

Calibration report using these settings:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/106597989/LG-42PA4500

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the LG 42PA4500 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:
I am including these settings as a base point, but actually have little faith in them giving you a good picture. Having input the settings and receiving a great looking chart i tested the TV on two later occasions (after turning it off each time) and the greyscale differed completely. Only once did I bother zeroing in the settings again. However, for whatever it's worth, these are the settings I tested with.

Picture menu:
Energy Saving: Off
Picture Mode: Expert [1 or 2]
Contrast: 90
Brightness: 54
Sharpness: 8
Color: 50
Tint: 0

--Expert control menu--
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Noise Reduction: Off
Gamma: High
Black level: Low
Film Mode: Off [grayed out]
Color Gamut: Standard
Edge Enhancer: Off
xvYCC: Auto [grayed out]
Expert Pattern: Off [grayed out]
Color Filter:: Off

Color Temperature: Warm
Method: 2-points
Pattern: Outer
Points: [High]
Red: --4
Green: 1
Blue: 6
Points: [Low]
Red: 4 0
Green: 4
Blue: 11

Method: 20-point IRE
0: [3,2,-7]
5 [0,-7,0]
10 [0,2,-5]
15 [2,5,-7]
20 [1,-3,-1]
25 [1,3,-6]
30 [0,0,-5]
35 [8,0,0]
40 [14,1,0]
45 [4,3,-3]
50 [0,0,0]
55 [0,0,-2]
60 [0,0,0]
65 [-8,0,-1]
70 [0,0,0]
75 [-2,4,0]
80 [0,5,5]
85 [-5,2,2]
90 [0,0,2]
95 [-6,1,0]
100 [-1,0,-13]


--Color management System submenu--
Red: [Saturation -5. Tint -29, Luminance 0]
Green: [Saturation -5. Tint 0, Luminance 0]
Blue: [Saturation -2. Tint -2, Luminance -9]
Cyan: [Saturation -3. Tint 2, Luminance 0]
Magenta: [Saturation 0. Tint 0, Luminance -2]
Red: [Saturation -10. Tint -27, Luminance 3]

Note: This post was edited by its original author Added calibration report on 10/02/2012 at 9:03 AM PT