HDTV picture settings forum: Vizio E320i-A0 picture settings

by: katzmaier October 1, 2012 6:16 AM PDT

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Vizio E320i-A0 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff - 10/1/12 6:16 AM


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Calibration report using these settings:

TV software/firmware version tested:

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the Vizio E320i-A0 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: Vizio's most-accurtate setting out of the box was Movie, with the Normal color temperature setting engaged. It was quite dim at 23.77 fL however, gamma was very dark too at 2.734 and the grayscale was minus-green. Vizio's controls were effective in fixing the worst of these issues, however, and grayscale in particular after calibration was very flat and consistent, at least above 20 IRE. The darker portions of the scale were still too blue, and gamma too dark though. The DCR control did improve black levels somewhat but it also sacrificed even more detail in shadows, so I left in turned off since the tradeoff wasn't worth it.

---Picture settings menu---
Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight: 59
Brightness: 53
Contrast: 75
Color: 50
Tint: -3
Sharpness: 0

---Size & Position submenu---
[no change]

---Color Temperature submenu---
Colour temperature: Normal
Red Gain: 66
Green Gain: 77
Blue gain: 106
Red offset: 125
Green offset: 128
Blue offset: 135

--Advanced Picture submenu---
Noise Reduction: Off
Color Enhancement: Off
Adaptive Luma: Off
Film Mode: Auto
Backlight Control: Off
Ambient Light sensor: Off

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