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The purpose of this thread is to share settings and discuss issues about the 2012 UT50 line. There's an adjustable 2pt white balance in the service menu for those that wish to take it further. Doing it yourself? Having a pro to calibrate? Share your results here for the owners to see and discuss.

 

*** Settings Under Construction ***

*** Updated 9/30/12 - Pre/Post Calibration Reports by D-Nice ***

 

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Settings for the following modes will be posted soon:

 

- Cinema mode (including white balance)

- 3D mode (including white balance)

 

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Kris Neal's TC-P42UT50 Pre Calibration Report (Custom).pdf 139k .pdf file Kris Neal's TC-P42UT50 Post Calibration Report (Cinema).pdf 135k .pdf file
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My settings for a completely dark room.


My settings:

Picture mode - Cinema

Contrast - 78
Brightness - 52
Color - 48
Tint - +1
Sharpness - 0
Color Temp - Warm 2
Color Mgmt - Off
C.A.T.S. - Off
Video NR - Off

HDMI Settings


RGB Range - Auto
Content type - Graphics

Advanced


Block NR - Off
Mosquito NR - Off
Motion Smoother - Off
Black Level - Light
3:2 Pulldown - Auto
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quick question just wondering if when watching 3D movies do you guys have to go into the 3d settings and turn it on every time? I noticed that I have to enable the 3D effect every time and adjust it, it does not lock it in?

Also I am currently testing out PathofNeo settings and have to say I really like what I see comparing to the cinema settings I was using in cinema mode, it appears to display deeper blacks in custom mode which really gives whites and colors more pop. Do you guys feel the same about custom compared to cinema?

My Settings
Picture Mode-Cinema
Contrast-75
Brightness-58
color-49
Tint-+1
sharpness-0
Color Temp-Warm1
Color Management-off
CATS-Off
Video NR-OFF
HDMI Settings-Graphics
RGB-Auto

Advanced Picture
Block NR-OFF
Mosquito NR-OFF
Black Level-Light
3:2 pulldown-auto
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Heya Guys,

Just picked up the 50UT50 yesterday and have been impressed with the colors. Having said that, the picture just doesn't seem to be as crystal clear as I thought it would be. Is there a setting I am missing? I was using a 720 50" Samsung plasma before.

Using a PS3 HDMI 1080p and testing on various blu-rays. Using PathofNeo's settings in custom mode.

Any help would be appreciated!
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All good now. Thank you Neo!
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Well i went into the sm and checked my defaults and they were considerably different than Rich B's. My R-Drv is FF, G-Drv is F0, B-Drv 7F. That was my Warm HD defaults so his settings are a no go for me. Is there something i am missing. I see Method 00 and the option for WB select method is 0 on the remote. I wonder if theres something he left out that he adjusted. I'm not going to mess with it,oh well. Maybe the 42" is just different than my 50" I didn't have this variance on my g10 using dnice's back in the day but i think mine was the same size.

edit: I went ahead and changed them as i did i just used the + or - amount of clicks and noticed that mine that were different were only one click different default state on every one except for the R-drive,he moved his -1 so i just went -1 with mine. R-drive was the only one way off. So far everything looks good, neo you should try them and put the wow disk in and see how they do and if there is any noticeable difference. All you have to do is write down the start values so you can always go back.
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EDIT: Oops, I posted this in the wrong thread, lmao.

Neo, I used the settings from RichB and they look absolutely wonderful on my 42UT50. Much thanks!
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Any 60UT50 settings?
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Warm 2 just makes my set a tad too dark overall. Although I can see how people would prefer this setting, especially for nighttime movie viewing where IMO, it really shines.

Switched back to Normal but kept my settings pretty close to PoN's. I'm more than content now.
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Watched some of Resident Evil: Afterlife in 3D. Wow. Looks fantastic using Neo's settings. Thanks.
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Watched some of Resident Evil: Afterlife in 3D. Wow. Looks fantastic using Neo's settings. Thanks.

That's the film I used to set the 3D adjustment.
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That's the film I used to set the 3D adjustment.

It's an amazing 3D movie. Fault Paul Anderson for his writing all you want, but the man knows how to film a hell of a good looking movie, especially in 3D. I have Dark of the Moon on order as well. I'm just sticking to movies actually filmed in 3D. I would like to get Hugo as well. I was able to get pretty good deals on both.

Are you using the Panasonic or Samsung glasses? I was able to get a pair of the Panny's for about $32 and might order another pair. The Samsung's are cheap, but they're also very cheap looking and are not rechargeable.
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I stick with Panasonic.
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My settings for a completely dark room.



My settings:


Picture mode - Cinema


Contrast - 78

Brightness - 52

Color - 48

Tint - +1

Sharpness - 0

Color Temp - Warm 2

Color Mgmt - Off

C.A.T.S. - Off

Video NR - Off


HDMI Settings



RGB Range - Auto

Content type - Graphics


Advanced



Block NR - Off

Mosquito NR - Off

Motion Smoother - Off

Black Level - Light

3:2 Pulldown - Auto


If using cinema you don't have to use graphics for hdmi content,in cinema mode the hdmi content setting appears to do nothing and is exactly the same as custom with hdmi content set to graphics.
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That's the film I used to set the 3D adjustment.

I just ordered that from Amazon.uk for around $20. I hear it's great 3d, can't wait. They also had Despicable Me 3d region free for around $15
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The WB settings are from the avforums uk UT50 review as it has wb settings in its menu

After days of trying different service menu white balance settings from dnice's st50 reference and out of box, and RichB's UT50 these look the best and probably the closest to the way they should be to me. I've watched about 4 hours of mixed content and the picture still has good warmth yet sky's are a more vivid realistic blue and skin tones look alot better with less green tinge and color is still good. Here they are if anyone wants to try them,they are my favorite out of all available.Also when you change the wb in the sm it changes it for all modes,just a fyi because i was under the assumption you could change it for each mode.

warm default

R-cut 80 +9 = R-cut 89
G-cut 80 -2 = G-cut 7E
B-cut 80 +2 = B-cut 82

R-drv FF -2 = R-drv FD
G-drv F0 -1 = G-drv EF
B-drv 7F +4 = B-drv 83

Cinema or (Custom with HDMI content set to Graphics) All other settings disabled. You can also put hdmi content to auto in custom and color at 43 if you want a little extra or more vivid color and brightness pop *kind of reminds me of an lcd* *HDMI Content type has zero effect in Cinema Mode* *wb settings for warm in the service menu are the same for every picture mode (vivid,standard,etc...) and adjusting wb in service menu changes the wb in every picture mode*

Cinema
Contrast 78
Brightness 52 any higher and i start to see dithering or pixel dance
Color 48
Tint 0
Sharpness 0
Color Temp Warm2

Custom
Contrast 76-83 your preference
Brightness 56 any higher and i start to see dithering or pixel dance
Color 48
Tint 0
Sharpness 0
Color Temp Warm2
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Hey everyone,

I just picked up a UT50 and am slightly confused as to the best method by which to break in the display. I have read through the forums regarding Evangelio and D-Nice's slides, as well as some opposing critics of using break in slides. Is there a general consensus as to the ideal method by which to break in this set? Should I just watch full screen shows with everything at < 50% contrast/brightness/sharpness?

Thanks for your patience with my noobish question.
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Hey everyone,
I just picked up a UT50 and am slightly confused as to the best method by which to break in the display. I have read through the forums regarding Evangelio and D-Nice's slides, as well as some opposing critics of using break in slides. Is there a general consensus as to the ideal method by which to break in this set? Should I just watch full screen shows with everything at < 50% contrast/brightness/sharpness?
Thanks for your patience with my noobish question.

Just stick to full screen content without any super bright station logos or news crawls for a couple of weeks. Nothing really stationary on the screen. No biggie.
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Hey everyone,
I just picked up a UT50 and am slightly confused as to the best method by which to break in the display. I have read through the forums regarding Evangelio and D-Nice's slides, as well as some opposing critics of using break in slides. Is there a general consensus as to the ideal method by which to break in this set? Should I just watch full screen shows with everything at < 50% contrast/brightness/sharpness?
Thanks for your patience with my noobish question.

You can use pixeljogger to break in faster and evenly and to warmup display/IR prevention etc.:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1406663/pixel-jogger-breakin-improves-pq-plasma-lcd-led-tv-the-only-way

Whitescreen means all colors RGB (Red Green Blue) pixels all active at the same time and black all dim/off, so logically all RGB pixels will break in evenly and uniform.
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I just ordered that from Amazon.uk for around $20. I hear it's great 3d, can't wait. They also had Despicable Me 3d region free for around $15

Watched both of these movies. RE was pretty impressive as far as 3d. I didn't see any pop outs but the depth was great. DM had some slight crosstalk, good 3d but no pop outs.
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How come this thread us so dead? Isn't anyone continuing to update their settings or calibrating their UT50?
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How come this thread us so dead? Isn't anyone continuing to update their settings or calibrating their UT50?
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Yes, discuss this UT50.

I said DISCUSS!
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Yes, discuss this UT50.
I said DISCUSS!

This is a settings thread. If you want to DISCUSS go here

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1406618/official-panasonic-ut50-series-discussion-thread/840
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Just got the 60UT50 and ran it through it's mandatory 100 hours.
Have all the calibration discs: Disney WOW, Spears and Munsil, DVE, and the wonderful free AVS Forum disc.
I have always had Panasonic plasmas before but they were taken from me by a tornado.
Now finally I have one again and am thrilled about it, especially after the great reviews and user comments. (Really did not think it would be worth it for me to pay that much extra to get the higher end models at this point).
Anyways...
It is usually well known that the Pannys are at their closest to the "correct" setting in CINEMA mode , WARM 2.
And I always just simply run the discs in that mode and it was always perfect.
But on this TV something just looked "off" when I used CINEMA even though the colors, tint, etc were basically perfect out of the box.
It looked a little fuzzy. Which is weird since the reviews kept talking about how sharp the picture was.
So then I tried the PathofNeo/RichB settings with "CUSTOM + GRAPHICS"
Bingo!!! There is that beautiful Panasonic picture that I was expecting. Nice POP and much more detailed resolution.
I had just been wrongly expecting it in the usual mode.
Thanks!
-Phil

I really recommend that people here who are just copying settings know that they will not always get the desired look without a proper disc since things like brightness and contrast depend on your viewing environment and they are your two most important settings. And while all these TVs are close, they are not exactly the same. Learned all this stuff the hard way years ago.
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Hey Neo, are you using RichB's 42UT50 SM settings on a 50UT50?

I was but then pcgeek suggested in the discussion thread that I shouldn't use the 42" panel's settings on a 50" panel. I've been using his but I think it looked better with RichB's. I was just wondering if you've tried pcgeek's SM settings and what you thought?
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But on this TV something just looked "off" when I used CINEMA even though the colors, tint, etc were basically perfect out of the box.
It looked a little fuzzy. Which is weird since the reviews kept talking about how sharp the picture was.
So then I tried the PathofNeo/RichB settings with "CUSTOM + GRAPHICS"
Bingo!!! There is that beautiful Panasonic picture that I was expecting. Nice POP and much more detailed resolution.
I had just been wrongly expecting it in the usual mode.

Very interesting.
Where exactly do you select "Graphics" in the menu system on the TV?
Does it appear to be like increasing sharpness?
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Very interesting.
Where exactly do you select "Graphics" in the menu system on the TV?
Does it appear to be like increasing sharpness?

go to setting picture advanced picture options hdmi settings then content type select graphics option
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Does anyone know what the optimal HDMI settings should be for the output of a PS3? I have the 60UT50.
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go to setting picture advanced picture options hdmi settings then content type select graphics option
I tried switching the HDMI content setting there between Auto, Graphics, Photo - but from my HD DVR I couldn't see any difference at all.
Whats it supposed to do?
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I tried switching the HDMI content setting there between Auto, Graphics, Photo - but from my HD DVR I couldn't see any difference at all.
Whats it supposed to do?

Probably not that much difference between those 3 options, but here it looks MUCH better than if in the cinema settings mode.
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