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HDTV picture settings forum: Panasonic TC-P50S60 picture settings

by: katzmaier April 19, 2013 7:37 AM PDT

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Panasonic TC-P50S60 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff - 4/19/13 7:37 AM


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Calibration report using these settings: [see post below]

TV software/firmware version tested: 2.206

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the Panasonic TC-P50S60 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: The S60's most accurate preset picture mode, as expected, was Cinema, and in fact its default picture was significantly better than Cinema on the more expensive ST60. Grayscale and gamma were admirably linear and good throughout the scale. On the other hand color was only average.

As with the ST60 the CMS worked better than the grayscale controls during calibration. I was able to get half of the six colors under the delta error target of 3, and the others, driven by an errant blue, weren't too much worse.

Grayscale was a bit more problematic. As with the ST60, I experienced relatively large fluctuations from one measurement to the next. The midpoint (50 IRE) was particularly volatile; the blue spike seen in my chart could be much midler or even worse from one measurement to the next without me changing any settings. In the end I was able to slightly improve the rest of the scale, and overall it was still well within the range of Good. It's also worth nothing that I didn't miss the multipoint adjustments found on the ST60 much, since they weren't all that effective anyway.

My TC-P50S60 was aged 130 hours before calibration and review, but there's no reason you need to similarly break it in before you apply the settings below.

--Picture menu
Picture mode: Cinema
Contrast: 83
Brightness: 0
Color: 50
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Color temp: Warm 2
Vivid Color: Off
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: Off

-- Pro settings submenu
Panel brightness: Low
AGC: 0
Black extension: 0
Color Gamut: Normal

W/B detail adjustment menu:
W/B high R: -4
W/B high G: -2
W/B high B: 0
W/B low R: 0
W/B low G: 0
W/B low B: -6

Color detail adjustment menu:
Red hue: -1
Red Saturation: 5
Red luminance: -8
Green hue: 4
Green Saturation: -9
Green luminance: -4
Blue hue: 3
Blue Saturation: 30
Blue luminance: -10

Gamma detail adjustment menu:
Gamma: 2.2

--Advanced picture submenu
Game mode: Off
24p Direct in: 60Hz
3:2 pulldown: On [often grayed out depending on source]
1080p pixel direct: Off [often grayed out depending on source]
HDMI content type: [all Off]
HDMI/DVI RGB range: [all Standard (16-235)]
Black level: Light

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