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Hi, I have a 50VT60 EU model for about a week, I still couldn't found a setting that would give me a correct skin tone,most of the times the skins have reddish tone or an yellowish tone that is normally present when tere's liver disease. So what tricks do you know in order to get an skin tone that is acceptable?
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The "trick" is to calibrate it correctly with proper instrumentation and proper test patterns. Do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you.

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Having white balance set correctly is important,as well color ,tint. A higher color temperature(more blue and green,and less red) will make the skin tones not so harsh red and i often prefer it.Tv programs have different lighting notably they make skin too red or not.Watch the different news,talk shows broadcasts you'll see some have more red skin than others.

Edit when you reduce red too much the picture will look flat,dull.

EdiT 2 I put color at a higher setting with a higher grayscale temperature so it's not so dull.I reduce the flesh control by 2 as well.
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I would set your tv to Movie Mode or THX . Use Warm color temperature it is the closest to being accurate . To get proper representation of skin tones you might have to calibrate the tv either diy with a color meter or hire a pro. Until then do a basic picture setup set the usual picture parameters according to the set up disk of your choosing, AVSHD is free smile.gif Basic picture setup includes, contrast , brightness, sharpness, color/tint and disabling enhancements like noise reduction and dynamic contrast.
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I agree with setting the set to THX or movie. I do not agree with setting the set to warm 1 or or warm 2 as these have a chance of being too green or way too far into red (Panasonics in the past have been known to do this). If you choose the "middle" color temperature, the white balance will be off, but at least it will most likely be slightly too blue.

The trick is (as Michael stated above) is too calibrate the set correctly or hire a pro that can set it correctly for you.
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