HDTV picture settings forum: Vizio E420i-A1 picture settings

by: katzmaier February 5, 2013 7:24 AM PST

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Vizio E420i-A1 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff - 2/5/13 7:24 AM

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/vizio-e420i-a1/4505-6482_7-35508623.html

Related products:
E500i-A1
E470i-A1
E390i-A1

Calibration report using these settings:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/123970519/Vizio-E420i-A1-CNET-review-calibration-results

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the Vizio E420i-A1 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: Vizio's Movie mode delivered the best pre-calibration image quality among the many picture presets, although its color temperature was too red. An update to the firmware has fixed the Smart Dimming feature but the only needed change was a boost in the backlight control. As I didn't complete a second full calibration the original greyscale adjustments were left untouched. Unfortunately there wasn't anything I could do about the TV's color response; the default settings turned out to be the best for Color and Tint, and there's no color management system, basic or otherwise.

Firmware Version (Help->System Info): 3.12.6

---Picture settings menu---
Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight: 45
Brightness: 42
Contrast: 50
Color: 55
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 6

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

---Color Temperature submenu---
Colour temperature: Custom
Red Gain: 58
Green Gain: 48
Blue gain: 41
Red offset: 50
Green offset: 49
Blue offset: 50

--Advanced Picture submenu---
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG NR: Off
Color Enhancement: Off
Adaptive Luma: Off
Film Mode: Auto
Smart Dimming: On
Ambient Light sensor: Off

Note: This post was edited by its original author added calibration report link on 02/05/2013 at 10:54 AM PT

Note: This post was edited by a forum moderator Adjusted Backlight entry due to change in firmware, changed Smart Dimming to ON. on 07/30/2013 at 11:30 AM PT

Note: This post was edited by a forum moderator Added firmware version on 07/30/2013 at 11:37 AM PT

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