HDTV picture settings forum: Vizio M601D-A3R picture settings

by: tpendlebury January 23, 2014 8:23 AM PST

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Vizio M601D-A3R picture settings

by tpendlebury CNET staff - 1/23/14 8:23 AM

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/vizio-m551d-a2r/4505-6482_7-35781765.html

Related products:
Vizio M601D-A3R

Calibration report using these settings:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/201772002/Vizio-M601d-A3R-calibration-report

TV software/firmware version tested: V1.09.42.0090

Below you'll find the settings I found best for viewing the Vizio M601D-A3R 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: The new Calibrated mode provided the best picture settings without any adjustment, although it was a little too bright at its default settings.

As with the M551 red push was a problem and couldn't be properly tamed with the use of the Color control.

While the Smart Dimming feature results in much better blacks it does adversely affect gamma response across the spectrum. Adjusting the color temperaturesettings did help help smooth out the curve but as you'll see on the graphs within the review the response did plummet at about 90 IRE.

---Picture settings menu---
Picture Mode: Calibrated
Backlight: 38
Brightness: 50
Contrast: 80
Color: 53
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0

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

---Color Temperature submenu---
Colour temperature: Normal
Red Gain: 58
Green Gain: 47
Blue gain: 52
Red offset: 137
Green offset: 137
Blue offset: 139

--Advanced Picture submenu---
Auto Brightness Control: Off
Black Detail: Off
Smart Dimming: On
Smooth Motion Effect: Off
Reduce Signal Noise: Off
Reduce Block Noise: Off
Film Mode: Auto

Note: This post was edited by its original author Added Scribd link on 01/23/2014 at 11:59 AM PT

Note: This post was edited by its original author Updated Backlight entry on 02/06/2014 at 8:18 AM PT

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