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Topic # 55274 28-Dec-2009 11:16
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Before I go into fine tuning my display, I thought I'd check with you guys for any settings for the most common tasks.


I've used the THX Optimizer from an Indiana Jones DVD but found the settings a bit weird.


Does anyone have any useful settings for the Panasonic plasmas?




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  Reply # 286573 2-Jan-2010 23:49
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At my store I turned the lights off so the room was quite dim, I then set it as such(can't remember whether the tv has -50 to 50 or 0 to 100 for the settings so I'm assuming the former)

brightness: -5
contrast:25-30
sharpness:-50(running blu ray over hdmi)
colour temp: warm
colour: 0
tint: 0
everything else: off etc
make sure to turn overscan off as well in the setup menu.

That got it looking pretty nice maybe adjust brightness depending on how dark your room is.




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  Reply # 286607 3-Jan-2010 08:34
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Yeah, it's -50 to 50 for the Brightness, but the rest is 0-100.

I've got for Movies:

Contrast: 84
Brightness: -4
Colour: 50
Sharpness: 58
Colour Balance: Warm
The rest is Off, including Overscan.

Haven't settled on a Games setting yet.




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  Reply # 286771 3-Jan-2010 23:05
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What format are these movies in, blu ray or anything else thats 720p or higher resoloution shouldn't require much, if any sharpening at all.
I prefer my games to look pretty much like my movies but some are almost impossible to play without brightness and contrast turned up a bit, depends what you're playing and how well the tv does shadow detail etc.
I think I used either avia guide to home theater or my eyes(not ideal by any means) to get the above settings. Ideally I would use digital video essentials for the most accurate settings a DVD can give but I'm outta the country atm so haven't had a chance to do so.




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  Reply # 286801 4-Jan-2010 09:58
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I'm going by eye-measurement for the Games setting, but it is pretty close to the Movies one. I haven't been using it for a lot of HD content as I do not own a Blu-ray player yet. Mostly SD content or Freeview.




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