Originally Posted by fronzizzle
I purchased this TV about a month ago, and despite playing with the settings over and over again, I can't seem to find the right combination.
I'm watching the Red Wings/Coyotes game, and the ice actually looks a little yellow. I've tried going through all of the settings and tweaking them without any luck. My wife and I have noticed this on other things as well, such as baseball games and even some TV shows. If anyone can recommend/point me to some good settings, I would appreciate it.
Also...I'm not positive, but I think that the picture mode is changing by itself. Maybe not, but I'm pretty convinced that I had it set to Game, and when I went in last time to check some settings, it was on Vivid. Not sure if it has some kind of "auto" setting or if I just changed it and don't remember.
Anyway, thanks for any advice on the picture settings.
If the S30 is anything like the previous generations of Panasonic Plasmas, this yellow ice your seeing is the nature of the beast.
Only my oldest Panasonic plasma doesn't do this, but all my newer ones do.
It is very distracting. It has to do with the color temperature preset's (like "warm") white balance. Yellow ice would usually show up with a lack of blue in the grayscale, and/or too much green. I am not sure if there is adjustments on the S30's custom mode for white balance, but if there is, you could always eye-ball it.
Otherwise, Using a higher color temperature like "normal" or "cool" is the only fix besides professional calibration.
Without a pro calibration, I found using a higher color temp along with intentionally moving the tint into the red 2 ticks helped reduce the issue as much as it could.
If white balance is too yellow, like the text of credits, hockey ice, etc, only adjusting the grayscale controls will fix this.
In closing, I have noticed that "VS" network coverage of some hockey games has a yellow tint to it as well.