Panasonic PZ80/PZ85 Calibration Thread (Updated first post) - Page 34 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #991 of 2470 Old 09-21-2008, 06:30 PM
Newbie
 
subie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
What picture settings do you guys recommend on the PZ85U during the break-in period ( the first 90 hours of viewing).
Picture:
Brightness:
Sharpness:
Tint:

etc etc

thanks for your time.
subie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #992 of 2470 Old 09-21-2008, 06:40 PM
Advanced Member
 
Fr. John's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Midwest
Posts: 751
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by subie View Post

What picture settings do you guys recommend on the PZ85U during the break-in period ( the first 90 hours of viewing).
Picture:
Brightness:
Sharpness:
Tint:

etc etc

thanks for your time.

See the Break-in FAQ

Fr. John
Screenshots Thread
Panasonic Plasma Break-in FAQ HERE
Fr. John is offline  
post #993 of 2470 Old 09-27-2008, 11:53 PM
Newbie
 
EricWilliams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I apologize of this has been mentioned somewhere earlier in the thread, but can someone give me the scale/range for each item in the menu on the TH-42PZ80U model? (i.e. from -50 to +50, or 0 to 100, etc.)

The reason I ask is because I'm trying to compare the calibrations in here with my TH-42PZ80K from Japan, and my scales are different. I've seen some values listed in this thread of +70, which make me think that the range is from 0 to 100 on your models. Then again, some values are -2 or whatnot, so I'm not sure what to makes of those.

Anyway, mine range from:

(All the same)
Picture: -30 to 30 with 0 in the middle
Brightness: -30 to 30 with 0 in the middle
Color: -30 to 30 with 0 in the middle
Tint: -30 to 30 with 0 in the middle
Sharpness: -30 to 30 with 0 in the middle

Thanks!
EricWilliams is offline  
post #994 of 2470 Old 09-28-2008, 12:42 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Joxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 5,212
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 19
For the USA PZ80/PZ85's the settings ranges are:
Picture: 0 to 100
Brightness: 0 to 100
Color: 0 to 100
Tint: -50 to 50 with 0 in the middle
Sharpness: 0 to 100
Joxer is offline  
post #995 of 2470 Old 09-28-2008, 09:12 AM
Newbie
 
EricWilliams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks, Joxer. Much appreciated.
EricWilliams is offline  
post #996 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 03:17 AM
Advanced Member
 
ErieMarty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
but as much as I like the look of the cinema settings that everyone has posted on here. I find that its somewhat dark for my liking on some shows.

sporting events in day light looks great but night time baseball and even football its on the dark side. Even shows like Dancing with the stars look on the dark side.

I switch over to custom and it seems to brighten it up.

I am not sure if I am just getting a bad Cable feed thats causing this problem (items looking dark on Cinema)

But does anyone else switch from Cinema to another setting depending on what they are watching..

or are my 50 year old eyes just getting bad...lol

if someone is switching what setting are you using.

Or is there a way to brighten up cinema to help with my problem
ErieMarty is offline  
post #997 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 03:19 AM
Advanced Member
 
Fr. John's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Midwest
Posts: 751
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErieMarty View Post

but as much as I like the look of the cinema settings that everyone has posted on here. I find that its somewhat dark for my liking on some shows.

sporting events in day light looks great but night time baseball and even football its on the dark side. Even shows like Dancing with the stars look on the dark side.

I switch over to custom and it seems to brighten it up.

I am not sure if I am just getting a bad Cable feed thats causing this problem (items looking dark on Cinema)

But does anyone else switch from Cinema to another setting depending on what they are watching..

or are my 50 year old eyes just getting bad...lol

if someone is switching what setting are you using.

Or is there a way to brighten up cinema to help with my problem

I watch Cinema exclusively, as does my 63 yr. old father so I don't think it's your eyes. Might just be you prefer a brighter pic.

Have you tried a different source such as a BD or upconverted DVD to check against the cable feed?

Fr. John
Screenshots Thread
Panasonic Plasma Break-in FAQ HERE
Fr. John is offline  
post #998 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 04:39 AM
Advanced Member
 
ErieMarty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fr. John View Post

I watch Cinema exclusively, as does my 63 yr. old father so I don't think it's your eyes. Might just be you prefer a brighter pic.

Have you tried a different source such as a BD or upconverted DVD to check against the cable feed?

I have a upconvert DVD Player..I will have to check that out...

what settings do you go by..

thanks for your input..on this subject

marty
ErieMarty is offline  
post #999 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 05:27 AM
Advanced Member
 
Fr. John's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Midwest
Posts: 751
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErieMarty View Post

I have a upconvert DVD Player..I will have to check that out...
what settings do you go by..
thanks for your input..on this subject
marty

Cinema
Picture: 67
Brightness: 54
Color: 38
Tint: -2
Sharpness: 52
Temp: Normal
Color Mgmt: OFF
X.V. Color: OFF
C.A.T.S.: OFF
Video NR: OFF
Black Level: Light

Fr. John
Screenshots Thread
Panasonic Plasma Break-in FAQ HERE
Fr. John is offline  
post #1000 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 06:22 AM
 
ElwayLite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErieMarty View Post

but as much as I like the look of the cinema settings that everyone has posted on here. I find that its somewhat dark for my liking on some shows.

sporting events in day light looks great but night time baseball and even football its on the dark side. Even shows like Dancing with the stars look on the dark side.

I switch over to custom and it seems to brighten it up.

I am not sure if I am just getting a bad Cable feed thats causing this problem (items looking dark on Cinema)

But does anyone else switch from Cinema to another setting depending on what they are watching..

or are my 50 year old eyes just getting bad...lol

if someone is switching what setting are you using.

Or is there a way to brighten up cinema to help with my problem

I would not say its youre eyes, Cinema is darker, but most calibrated sets are darker and the Gamma in Cinema is very accurate. PQ suffers when using Custom/Standard.

In Cinema, what do you have your Brightness set at?
ElwayLite is offline  
post #1001 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 06:32 AM
Advanced Member
 
ErieMarty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElwayLite View Post

I would not say its youre eyes, Cinema is darker, but most calibrated sets are darker and the Gamma in Cinema is very accurate. PQ suffers when using Custom/Standard.

In Cinema, what do you have your Brightness set at?

I have my Picture at 80..and Brightness at 55..
ErieMarty is offline  
post #1002 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 06:39 AM
 
ElwayLite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErieMarty View Post

I have my Picture at 80..and Brightness at 55..

That brightness is about right, maybe even a hair high. Could be that you just dont like the darker calibrated look, nothing wrong with that.

You dont have the Black Level setting turned up do you?
ElwayLite is offline  
post #1003 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 07:05 AM
Advanced Member
 
ErieMarty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElwayLite View Post

That brightness is about right, maybe even a hair high. Could be that you just dont like the darker calibrated look, nothing wrong with that.

You dont have the Black Level setting turned up do you?

set up as light...


but maybe you are right..maybe I like a brighter picture..

Day time sporting events look great in Cinema...
ErieMarty is offline  
post #1004 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 07:23 AM
 
ElwayLite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErieMarty View Post

set up as light...


but maybe you are right..maybe I like a brighter picture..

Day time sporting events look great in Cinema...

That could be it.

How bright is your room when watching? When I watch nightime stuff, mine is almost too bright for me at 65 picture.
ElwayLite is offline  
post #1005 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 08:54 AM
Advanced Member
 
ErieMarty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElwayLite View Post

That could be it.

How bright is your room when watching? When I watch nightime stuff, mine is almost too bright for me at 65 picture.

My 50" panny is in the basement..with one over head ceiling light about 1/2 way between TV and where I sit about 10 to 12 feet away from TV..

Home plate area if very dark for my liking during night time ball games..almost seems like the stadium lights behind homeplate are not working

the Judges on dancing with the stars seem to be sitting in the dark..

this is when I have the TV set at Cinema.

I love the skin tone when watching stuff in Cinema.. but just seems dark for my liking and even my wife at times..

day time stuff looks great...
ErieMarty is offline  
post #1006 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 09:02 AM
 
ElwayLite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Wonder if its the light location.

Why dont you try a small lamp in an area tot he side of the tv, or somewhere it wont reflect.
ElwayLite is offline  
post #1007 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 09:08 AM
Advanced Member
 
ErieMarty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElwayLite View Post

Wonder if its the light location.

Why dont you try a small lamp in an area tot he side of the tv, or somewhere it wont reflect.

room is too dark ????
ErieMarty is offline  
post #1008 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 09:16 AM
 
ElwayLite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErieMarty View Post

room is too dark ????

I was thinking maybe it was too bright and the light shining down inbetween you and the tv was affecting it. Guess a better experiment would be compare with and without the light on.
ElwayLite is offline  
post #1009 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 09:33 AM
Advanced Member
 
ErieMarty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElwayLite View Post

I was thinking maybe it was too bright and the light shining down inbetween you and the tv was affecting it. Guess a better experiment would be compare with and without the light on.

idea of trying it with no lights on ...

maybe I could get better pictures if I had dish/Direct instead of Time Warner
ErieMarty is offline  
post #1010 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 10:03 AM
 
ElwayLite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErieMarty View Post

idea of trying it with no lights on ...

maybe I could get better pictures if I had dish/Direct instead of Time Warner

Comcast cable was a little dimmer when I had it a couple of years ago, dunno about TW. You could always check the TW HD thread for your area.

I have Directv, who is known for pumping up the contrast, and it looks very bright.
ElwayLite is offline  
post #1011 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 11:24 AM
Advanced Member
 
tcramer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 710
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Have any of you tried the settings for this TV at tweaktv.com? I noticed they have a low color setting of 34 and a tint of -6. Just curious what your thoughts are.

tcramer is online now  
post #1012 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 11:58 AM
Advanced Member
 
H_Prestige's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I use cinema mode and set my color to 35. I leave the tint at 0 and don't make any drastic changes in anything else. Color temp warm. It looks the most natural to my eyes and gets rid of any red push.
H_Prestige is offline  
post #1013 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 12:02 PM
Advanced Member
 
ErieMarty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by H_Prestige View Post

I use cinema mode and set my color to 35. I leave the tint at 0 and don't make any drastic changes in anything else. Color temp warm. It looks the most natural to my eyes and gets rid of any red push.

no changes to anything else..are you talking about leaving them at default settings for cinema.and just adjust those 2
ErieMarty is offline  
post #1014 of 2470 Old 09-29-2008, 06:40 PM
AVS Special Member
 
LBFilmGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,788
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fr. John View Post

Cinema
Picture: 67
Brightness: 54
Color: 38
Tint: -2
Sharpness: 52
Temp: Normal
Color Mgmt: OFF
X.V. Color: OFF
C.A.T.S.: OFF
Video NR: OFF
Black Level: Light

You settings are almost identical to mine Johnny boy.
LBFilmGuy is offline  
post #1015 of 2470 Old 09-30-2008, 11:51 AM
Newbie
 
ayce28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcramer View Post

Have any of you tried the settings for this TV at tweaktv.com? I noticed they have a low color setting of 34 and a tint of -6. Just curious what your thoughts are.


I have and it seems that there settings are not bad at all, they were very close to what i have learned here - as a matter of fact i found the link for tweaktv on this forum..i would say that they can give you a nice foundation as well, but in the end its all personal preference.
ayce28 is offline  
post #1016 of 2470 Old 09-30-2008, 12:03 PM
Advanced Member
 
Fr. John's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Midwest
Posts: 751
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by LBFilmGuy View Post

You settings are almost identical to mine Johnny boy.

What do you expect LB (said with three piece suit on, top hat, monocle in left eye, cigar and 1930's Upper crust Manhattan accent).

Fr. John
Screenshots Thread
Panasonic Plasma Break-in FAQ HERE
Fr. John is offline  
post #1017 of 2470 Old 09-30-2008, 05:13 PM
Member
 
dbsears87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I just read all 35 pages. Elmway I definately want to hear about how calibration went. Still on the fence about a 50A550 Sammy or 50PZ85U for myself.

Btw I took down most the settings that sound good. Hope BB and CC don't mind me changing settings on a few TV's
dbsears87 is offline  
post #1018 of 2470 Old 09-30-2008, 05:25 PM
AVS Special Member
 
LBFilmGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,788
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fr. John View Post

What do you expect LB (said with three piece suit on, top hat, monocle in left eye, cigar and 1930's Upper crust Manhattan accent).

Hahah
LBFilmGuy is offline  
post #1019 of 2470 Old 10-01-2008, 03:15 AM
Advanced Member
 
ErieMarty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
for me trying to get a brighter setting when I have my 50" Panny set at cinema.

I was watching the White Sox/Twins playoff game on TBS and using my Cinema Settings the picture seemed about 25% brighter then all the other channels that I get in HD.

So Maybe my over all problem of cinema being too dark for my liking has to do more with my Time Warner Cable Feed (in NW PA)..then anything else.

Someone said you get better Picture quality from Direct or Dish but our local HD Channels are only available on our Time Warner System right now. So that change isn't going to happen for a while.

I just wish all my HD channels looked as good as TBS....

or find something other then Cinema to use to get a good picture as Cinema gives me..but just brighter.

Not sure if anyone has their tv set on something other then cinema and what settings they might be using.
ErieMarty is offline  
post #1020 of 2470 Old 10-01-2008, 05:30 AM
Advanced Member
 
Fr. John's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Midwest
Posts: 751
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErieMarty View Post

for me trying to get a brighter setting when I have my 50" Panny set at cinema.

I was watching the White Sox/Twins playoff game on TBS and using my Cinema Settings the picture seemed about 25% brighter then all the other channels that I get in HD.

So Maybe my over all problem of cinema being too dark for my liking has to do more with my Time Warner Cable Feed (in NW PA)..then anything else.

Someone said you get better Picture quality from Direct or Dish but our local HD Channels are only available on our Time Warner System right now. So that change isn't going to happen for a while.

I just wish all my HD channels looked as good as TBS....

or find something other then Cinema to use to get a good picture as Cinema gives me..but just brighter.

Not sure if anyone has their tv set on something other then cinema and what settings they might be using.

Have you tried OTA to see what it looks like?

Fr. John
Screenshots Thread
Panasonic Plasma Break-in FAQ HERE
Fr. John is offline  
Reply Plasma Flat Panel Displays

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off