HDTV Calibration

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HDTV Calibration

Postby Brian CC » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:27 pm

Anyone have any experience with calibrating HDTV's?

I have a Panasonic 50" TCP50G20 and the picture isn't what I thought it would be. I live in a condo so I'm not sure if it's a signal quality thing. But I've been doing some reading and a lot of people talk about having their sets professionally calibrated.

Anyone done this before? Anyone have any recommendations?
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Re: HDTV Calibration

Postby Topper » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:03 am

Check on line at AVSForum

http://www.avsforum.com/

You should be able to find the proper settings posted there.

I found the ones for my Pioneer and when I bought my Oppo Blu-ray it included a calibration disc. The online posted settings were spot on.

A quick search

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1232441
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Re: HDTV Calibration

Postby ODB » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:24 am

I trust cnet. You'll find good settings at AVS but first you'll have to weed through the crap. These are the settings cnet uses when they determan the best displays on the market.

Panasonic TC-P50G20 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff - 5/11/10 12:12 PM

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/ ... 57042.html

Related products:
Panasonic TC-P54G20
Panasonic TC-P54G25
Panasonic TC-P50G25
Panasonic TC-P46G25
Panasonic TC-P42G25

Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Panasonic TC-P50G20 in a dark room via the HDMI input with a 1080p, film-based source. 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

Picture mode: THX
[all settings default except the following]
Contrast: +62
Brightness: +68
Color: +50
Sharpness: 0
Video NR: Off
Blur reduction: On

--Advanced picture submenu
3:2 pulldown: On

As we mentioned in the review text, we also attempted a calibration via Custom mode. The results, aside from grayscale, were worse than the THX settings above, but we're including them below in case readers would like to see the difference

--Picture menu
Picture mode: Custom
Contrast: +72
Brightness: +74
Color: +32
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Color temp: Warm 1
Color mgmt: Off
x.v. Color: Off
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: Off
Blur reduction: On

-- Pro settings submenu
W/B high R: +2
W/B high B: -7
W/B low R: 0
W/B low B: +5
Black extension: 0
Gamma adjustment: 2.4
Panel brightness: Mid
Contour emphasis: Off
AGC: 0

-- Aspect adjustments submenu
Screen format: Full
HD size: Size 2
H size: [grayed out]
Xoom adjustments: [grayed out]

-- HDMI/DVI RGB range submenu: Auto [all inputs]

--Advanced picture submenu
3D Y/C filter: Off [grayed out]
Color matrix: HD [grayed out]
Block NR: Off [grayed out]
Mosquito NR: Off
Black level: Light
3:2 pulldown: Off [grayed out]
24p Direct in: 60Hz


http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19410_102-393605.html?tag=mncol;1f

Start there! If you're still not happy or if you think something is lacking go to AVS and see what you can find!
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Re: HDTV Calibration

Postby Topper » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:44 am

ODB, I linked to the D-Nice settings. He's the poster at AVSForum to trust on these. His settings for my Pio were bang on.
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