Panasonic TC-L55DT60

by tpendlebury CNET staff - 6/5/13 9:01 AM

Review:
Panasonic TC-L55DT60

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/panasonic-tc-l55dt60/4505-6482_7-35566962.html

Related products:
Panasonic TC-L60DT60

Calibration report using these settings:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/146124564/Panasonic-TC-L55DT60-calibration-report

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the Panasonic TC-L55DT60 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 cannot be certain that the sample we received hadn't been "tampered" with as straight out of the box the Cinema mode was very good -- unusually good. As Panasonic brought us one sample and deemed it unfit -- it wouldn't work as they anticipated during an inhouse demo -- you should take these settings with a grain of salt. Yet, if they work for you that's great!

The AI setting was inconsistent. While I was able to get a usable amount of light in Standard with a windowed screen it blew out to double (80 fL) with a full-white screen. The Sony on the other hand stayed consistent at 40 fL regardless of the window size. It's the difference between good dimming and poor dimming.

Enabling AI Min on the other hand got twice as dark than when not enabled but without the huge light boost on bright screens.

-Picture mode Professional1 or 2
Backlight 94
Contrast 100
Brightness 0
Color 44
Tinit 0
Sharpness 50
Color temp Warm2
Vivid color Off
AI picture Min
CATS off
Video NR Off
MPEG remaster Off
Resolution remaster Off
Caption smoother Off
Brilliance enhancer Off
Motion Picture setting Off

-Pro settings
Panel brightness Low
AGC 0
Black extension 0
Cool white effect 0

--W/B detail adjustment
High R -1
High G -2
High B 0
Low R 0
Low G 3
Low B 0

--More detail adjustment submenu
Input signal level
10 0, 0, -14
20 0, 0, 0
30 0, 0, 0
40 0, 0, 0
50 0, 0, 0
60 0, 0, 0
70 0, 0, 0
80 0, 0, 0
90 -9,4, 0
100 -7, 0, 0


--Advanced picture menu
Game mode off
3:2 pulldown uto
1080p pure direct Off [greyed out]
HDMI content type no change
HDMI/DVI RGB change
Black level Light

Note: This post was edited by its original author Added Scribd link on 06/06/2013 at 12:23 PM PT