Originally Posted by Sengutso
i got mine calibrated by an isf professional elite last wednesday for 300 bucks for my PANASONIC TH42PZ85U. this guy pulled out a 12,000 dollar spectrometer and stuck that thing in front of my tv screen and he started adjusting grayscale and other stuff. and here are the results i hope this will make u guys happy for those who own a th42pz85u out there.
Color Temp: warm
color management: off
Service menu settings for cinema
r drive: d3
g drive: fc
b drive: a2
r cut: 87
g cut: 80
b cut: 87
This basically nailed in my test disk setting color bars [Avia]. Thank you.
One thing I noticed though that should be mentioned, and I'm not sure I know how to say it right. Avia is an SD disk, so when using it to test, I found that if I didn't have the TV set to "SD" on the "Color Matrix" setting (found in the user menu under 'Advanced') that it would not come out correctly. But in order for this to work right, you have to turn off all upconversions, either on your DVD player (on PS3 you have to take it off of the normal setting and set it to off) or receiver. If you do, your TV will detect the correct Color Matrix and auto switch from HD to SD accordingly. If you don't, your TV
will detect the upconverted signal of a standard definition disk incorrectly as "HD" and your greyscale will be off.
You can test it this way... turn off all upconversion of a regular DVD, now go into Avia (or even just watch any regular DVD, you will see the difference) and switch between SD and HD on the "Color Matrix" setting on your TV (if it's grey'd out, that means it's being upconverted somewhere). You will see the color bars on the Avia test disk go way out of whack, and if you're just watching a regular dvd (or say a Wii game) you will see that SD is the proper setting.
My color bars are now at 0, 0, 0 with your service menu settings and the Color Matrix on SD in Avia; on the HD setting in Avia, they are red = +15, green = -20 and of course blue is always right on since you use blue to calibrate.
I hope that all made sense and someone else can verify what I'm saying. I only mention it b/c I did not know this before and was upconverting everything and all my SD material was off. If this is common knowledge, forgive my post. A good example I found is the Wii, since it's an SD source, switch between SD and HD on the Color Matrix setting and you will see the big difference and how SD is absolutely the correct setting for that source. Before, since my receiver was upconverting everything to 1080p, including the Wii, the TV detected the Color Matrix as "HD" and Wii games looked like crap. Now I have the upconversion turned off and the TV auto-detects and sets the Color Matrix setting to "SD" for the Wii, and it looks great.
P.S. do not fear turning off upconversion on your players, the TV upconverts it also, in many cases as good as or even better than your player; plus it does it after it detects the proper color matrix setting.