Vizio E500i-A1 picture settings

by tpendlebury CNET staff - 7/31/13 11:07 AM

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/vizio-e0i-a1-series/4505-6482_7-35546028.html

Related products:
E470i-A1
E420i-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.

As this television had the latest Smart Dimming fixes we set this mode to on. Though the TV measures better than the E420 after using the greyscale and Color controls, the E420 was still the better performer of the two.

---Picture settings menu---
Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight: 69
Brightness: 46
Contrast: 49
Color: 40
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0

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

---Color Temperature submenu---
Colour temperature: Custom
Red Gain: 38
Green Gain: 44
Blue gain: 53
Red offset: 53
Green offset: 48
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