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D-Nice's Avatar D-Nice 08:17 PM 04-02-2013
****UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHOULD THESE SETTINGS BE USED WITH ANY OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL BEYOND THE PANEL PREP USB/SD CARD FILES****

Recommended 100 Hour Panel Prep Settings for North American Panasonic TC-PxxS60/ST60/VT60/ZT60 models (ONLY to be used with USB/SD Card Files attached below!!!!!!!!)

*****Note: This procedure is designed to prepare your display for the reference settings listed for each 2013 North American Panasonic model below by aging all pixels equally with the same content. This procedure is NOT designed nor recommended to be used as Break-in, Image Retention and/or Burn-in prevention.*****

Photo Settings

Picture Mode: Custom
***Leave all settings at their default***

Slideshow Settings

Frame: Off
Photo Effect: Off
Transition Effect: Off
Photo Size: Normal
Burst Playback: Off
Display Interval: Long
Repeat Playback: On

Panel Prep Slides:
2013_Panel_Prep_Slides.zip 4k .zip file
Attached: 2013_Panel_Prep_Slides.zip (4.3 KB) 

D-Nice's Avatar D-Nice 08:17 PM 04-02-2013
North American TC-PxxST60 Reference Settings

*****Note: These settings are designed exclusively to be used on North American TC-PxxST60 displays after completing the Panel Prep procedure listed in post #1. Please do not use these settings unless you have follow post #1 100%*****

Picture
Picture Mode: Custom
Contrast: 79
Brightness: +1
Color: 50
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Color Temp: Warm2
Vivid Color: Off
C.A.T.S: Off
Video NR: Off
MPEG NR: Off
Motion Smoother: Off


Pro Settings
Panel Brightness: Mid
AGC: 0
Black Extension: 0
Color Gamut: Normal

W/B Detail Adjustment
W/B High R: 5
W/B High G: 0
W/B High B:5
W/B Low R: 3
W/B Low G: 0
W/B Low B: 1

(W/B) More Detail Adjustment
10 W/B R: -20
10 W/B G: 0
10 W/B B: 13

20 W/B R: 5
20 W/B G: 0
20 W/B B: 14

30 W/B R: 7
30 W/B G: 0
30 W/B B: 4

40 W/B R: 6
40 W/B G: 0
40 W/B B: 2

50 W/B R: 3
50 W/B G: 0
50 W/B B: -4

60 W/B R: -3
60 W/B G: 0
60 W/B B: -8

70 W/B R: -2
70 W/B G: 0
70 W/B B: -7

80 W/B R: 6
80 W/B G: 0
80 W/B B: -1

90 W/B R: 1
90 W/B G: -1
90 W/B B: 2

100 W/B R: -11
100 W/B G: 0
100 W/B B: 4

Color Detail Adjustment
R-Hue: 2
R-Sat: -39
R-Lum: -9

G-Hue: 12
G-Sat: -50
G-Lum: 0

B-Hue: -22
B-Sat: 8
B-Lum: -8


Gamma Detail Adjustment
Gamma: 2.6 (2.4 on 60 and 65" models)

(Gamma) More Detail Adjustment
10 Gain: -33
20 Gain: -15
30 Gain: -6
40 Gain: -3
50 Gain: -2
60 Gain: 3
70 Gain: 3
80 Gain: -1
90 Gain: 0
100 Gain: 0

Advance Picture
3:2 PullDown: Auto

HDMI Content Type
***All Off***

HDMI/DVI RGB Range
***All Off***

Black Level: Light


Calibration Report
TC-PxxST60 Calibration Report (Custom).pdf 132k .pdf file
Attached: TC-PxxST60 Calibration Report (Custom).pdf (131.9 KB) 
D-Nice's Avatar D-Nice 08:18 PM 04-02-2013
North American TC-PxxVT60 Reference Settings

Picture
Picture Mode: Professional 1 (Day)
Contrast: 90
Brightness: +4
Color: 46
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Color Temp: Normal
Vivid Color: Off
C.A.T.S: Off
Video NR: Off
MPEG NR: Off
Motion Smoother: Off


Pro Settings
Panel Brightness: High
AGC: 0
Black Extension: 0
Color Gamut: Normal

W/B Detail Adjustment
W/B High R: -1
W/B High G: 0
W/B High B: -21
W/B Low R: 0
W/B Low G: 0
W/B Low B: 0

(W/B) More Detail Adjustment
10 W/B R: 9
10 W/B G: 0
10 W/B B: -1

20 W/B R: 8
20 W/B G: 0
20 W/B B: -9

30 W/B R: 7
30 W/B G: 0
30 W/B B: -13

40 W/B R: 6
40 W/B G: 0
40 W/B B: -14

50 W/B R: 4
50 W/B G: 0
50 W/B B: -10

60 W/B R: 0
60 W/B G: 0
60 W/B B: -13

70 W/B R: -1
70 W/B G: 0
70 W/B B: -8

80 W/B R: -4
80 W/B G: 0
80 W/B B: -6

90 W/B R: -5
90 W/B G: 0
90 W/B B: -8

100 W/B R: -4
100 W/B G: 0
100 W/B B: -9

Color Detail Adjustment
R-Hue: 3
R-Sat: -6
R-Lum: -5

G-Hue: 21
G-Sat: 27
G-Lum: 0

B-Hue: 0
B-Sat: -2
B-Lum: -4

Y-Hue: -1
Y-Sat: 0
Y-Lum: 4

C-Hue: -4
C-Sat: -1
C-Lum: 3

M-Hue: 4
M-Sat: 1
M-Lum: -11


Gamma Detail Adjustment
Gamma: 2.4

(Gamma) More Detail Adjustment
10 Gain: 38
20 Gain: 18
30 Gain: 4
40 Gain: -18
50 Gain: -32
60 Gain: -29
70 Gain: -25
80 Gain: -22
90 Gain: -15
100 Gain: -2

Advance Picture
3:2 PullDown: Auto

HDMI Content Type
***All Off***

HDMI/DVI RGB Range
***All Off***

Black Level: Light


Picture
Picture Mode: Professional 2 (Night)
Contrast: 58
Brightness: +4
Color: 47
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Color Temp: Normal
Vivid Color: Off
C.A.T.S: Off
Video NR: Off
MPEG NR: Off
Motion Smoother: Off


Pro Settings
Panel Brightness: Mid
AGC: 0
Black Extension: 0
Color Gamut: Normal

W/B Detail Adjustment
W/B High R: 0
W/B High G: 0
W/B High B: -25
W/B Low R: 0
W/B Low G: 0
W/B Low B: 0

(W/B) More Detail Adjustment
10 W/B R: 23
10 W/B G: 0
10 W/B B: 25

20 W/B R: 10
20 W/B G: 0
20 W/B B: 3

30 W/B R: 9
30 W/B G: 0
30 W/B B: -3

40 W/B R: 5
40 W/B G: 0
40 W/B B: -3

50 W/B R: 2
50 W/B G: 0
50 W/B B: -9

60 W/B R: 1
60 W/B G: 0
60 W/B B: -2

70 W/B R: -2
70 W/B G: 0
70 W/B B: -2

80 W/B R: -4
80 W/B G: 0
80 W/B B: -2

90 W/B R: -4
90 W/B G: 0
90 W/B B: 1

100 W/B R: -9
100 W/B G: 0
100 W/B B: 5

Color Detail Adjustment
R-Hue: 4
R-Sat: -6
R-Lum: -5

G-Hue: 20
G-Sat: 21
G-Lum: 0

B-Hue: 0
B-Sat: -1
B-Lum: -3

Y-Hue: -1
Y-Sat: 0
Y-Lum: 3

C-Hue: 0
C-Sat: -1
C-Lum: 3

M-Hue: 2
M-Sat: 1
M-Lum: -11


Gamma Detail Adjustment
Gamma: 2.4

(Gamma) More Detail Adjustment
10 Gain: -28
20 Gain: -6
30 Gain: 2
40 Gain: 8
50 Gain: 7
60 Gain: 8
70 Gain: 5
80 Gain: 3
90 Gain: 1
100 Gain: 0

Advance Picture
3:2 PullDown: Auto

HDMI Content Type
***All Off***

HDMI/DVI RGB Range
***All Off***

Black Level: Light
D-Nice's Avatar D-Nice 08:18 PM 04-02-2013
North American TC-PxxZT60 Reference Settings

Picture
Picture Mode: Professional 1 (Day)
Contrast: 90
Brightness: +4
Color: 46
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Color Temp: Normal
Vivid Color: Off
C.A.T.S: Off
Video NR: Off
MPEG NR: Off
Motion Smoother: Off


Pro Settings
Panel Brightness: High
AGC: 0
Black Extension: 0
Color Gamut: Normal

W/B Detail Adjustment
W/B High R: 0
W/B High G: 0
W/B High B: -22
W/B Low R: 0
W/B Low G: 0
W/B Low B: 0

(W/B) More Detail Adjustment
10 W/B R: 4
10 W/B G: 0
10 W/B B: -6

20 W/B R: 4
20 W/B G: 0
20 W/B B: -14

30 W/B R: 7
30 W/B G: 0
30 W/B B: -20

40 W/B R: 6
40 W/B G: 0
40 W/B B: -15

50 W/B R: 5
50 W/B G: 0
50 W/B B: -10

60 W/B R: 1
60 W/B G: 0
60 W/B B: -13

70 W/B R: -3
70 W/B G: 0
70 W/B B: -9

80 W/B R: -5
80 W/B G: 0
80 W/B B: -12

90 W/B R: -4
90 W/B G: 0
90 W/B B: -13

100 W/B R: -2
100 W/B G: 0
100 W/B B: -14

Color Detail Adjustment
R-Hue: 4
R-Sat: -4
R-Lum: -6

G-Hue: 15
G-Sat: 16
G-Lum: -2

B-Hue: -2
B-Sat: 3
B-Lum: -5

Y-Hue: -5
Y-Sat: 1
Y-Lum: 3

C-Hue: -4
C-Sat: -1
C-Lum: 3

M-Hue: 6
M-Sat: -1
M-Lum: -12


Gamma Detail Adjustment
Gamma: 2.4

(Gamma) More Detail Adjustment
10 Gain: 46
20 Gain: 20
30 Gain: 5
40 Gain: -19
50 Gain: -32
60 Gain: -29
70 Gain: -25
80 Gain: -23
90 Gain: -14
100 Gain: -2

Advance Picture
3:2 PullDown: Auto

HDMI Content Type
***All Off***

HDMI/DVI RGB Range
***All Off***

Black Level: Light


Picture
Picture Mode: Professional 2 (Night)
Contrast: 60
Brightness: +4
Color: 47
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Color Temp: Normal
Vivid Color: Off
C.A.T.S: Off
Video NR: Off
MPEG NR: Off
Motion Smoother: Off


Pro Settings
Panel Brightness: Mid
AGC: 0
Black Extension: 0
Color Gamut: Normal

W/B Detail Adjustment
W/B High R: 0
W/B High G: 0
W/B High B: -25
W/B Low R: 0
W/B Low G: 0
W/B Low B: 0

(W/B) More Detail Adjustment
10 W/B R: 24
10 W/B G: 0
10 W/B B: 0

20 W/B R: 18
20 W/B G: 0
20 W/B B: 1

30 W/B R: 14
30 W/B G: 0
30 W/B B: -8

40 W/B R: 10
40 W/B G: 0
40 W/B B: -6

50 W/B R: 7
50 W/B G: 0
50 W/B B: -9

60 W/B R: 4
60 W/B G: 0
60 W/B B: -8

70 W/B R: -3
70 W/B G: 0
70 W/B B: -9

80 W/B R: -5
80 W/B G: 0
80 W/B B: -12

90 W/B R: -2
90 W/B G: 0
90 W/B B: -9

100 W/B R: -7
100 W/B G: 0
100 W/B B: -7

Color Detail Adjustment
R-Hue: 5
R-Sat: -3
R-Lum: -5

G-Hue: 15
G-Sat: 14
G-Lum: 0

B-Hue: 0
B-Sat: -1
B-Lum: -2

Y-Hue: -3
Y-Sat: 0
Y-Lum: 2

C-Hue: 2
C-Sat: -1
C-Lum: 4

M-Hue: 4
M-Sat: 0
M-Lum: -11


Gamma Detail Adjustment
Gamma: 2.4

(Gamma) More Detail Adjustment
10 Gain: -26
20 Gain: -9
30 Gain: 2
40 Gain: 6
50 Gain: 5
60 Gain: 8
70 Gain: 2
80 Gain: 1
90 Gain: -1
100 Gain: 0

Advance Picture
3:2 PullDown: Auto

HDMI Content Type
***All Off***

HDMI/DVI RGB Range
***All Off***

Black Level: Light
D-Nice's Avatar D-Nice 08:18 PM 04-02-2013
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htapocysp's Avatar htapocysp 09:15 PM 04-02-2013
So i ordered a 55st60 should be here soon. however i am a total plasma noob. What is the difference between panel prep and break in? what should i use to "Break in" the tv once i get it.
Thanks in advance.
pwiss's Avatar pwiss 09:33 PM 04-02-2013
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Originally Posted by htapocysp View Post

So i ordered a 55st60 should be here soon. however i am a total plasma noob. What is the difference between panel prep and break in? what should i use to "Break in" the tv once i get it.
Thanks in advance.

Break in can be performed many ways. You can use the slides which use full screen images for the first 100 hours of usage. Or you can watch regular content as long as it uses the whole screen and doesn't have persistent logos.

D-Nice's panel prep is using the same exact procedure as he did in the first 100 hours. That way his settings on your set have the best possible way of looking the way they do in the set he is calibrating.

D-Nice has said that even if you started using the 2012 slides it won't make a difference as the are basically the same color panels with a few minor adjustments.
htapocysp's Avatar htapocysp 09:43 PM 04-02-2013
so i read the "This procedure is NOT designed nor recommended to be used as Break-in, Image Retention and/or Burn-in prevention" and thought you shouldn't use the slides.
JSpectre88's Avatar JSpectre88 09:47 PM 04-02-2013
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Originally Posted by htapocysp View Post

so i read the "This procedure is NOT designed nor recommended to be used as Break-in, Image Retention and/or Burn-in prevention" and thought you shouldn't use the slides.

If you want to use his settings, then do the prep, otherwise you can "break in" the TV by watching it.

Simple. biggrin.gif
pwiss's Avatar pwiss 09:51 PM 04-02-2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by htapocysp View Post

so i read the "This procedure is NOT designed nor recommended to be used as Break-in, Image Retention and/or Burn-in prevention" and thought you shouldn't use the slides.

I would only use the slides if you plan on using his settings.

In regards to break in any procedure you use that doesn't involve 4x3 content or persistent logos should be fine. The goal for break in is to not use content that might lead to image retention early in the sets life.
htapocysp's Avatar htapocysp 09:54 PM 04-02-2013
Thanks for the quick responses guys!
grxz's Avatar grxz 12:20 AM 04-03-2013
With the popularity of the Samsung F8500, will you be making a thread to post reference settings for it as well?
rafal180's Avatar rafal180 01:56 PM 04-03-2013
Will there be somewhere similar thread and settings for the European version of ST60, GT60, VT60 ?
JSpectre88's Avatar JSpectre88 02:13 PM 04-03-2013
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Originally Posted by rafal180 View Post

Will there be somewhere similar thread and settings for the European version of ST60, GT60, VT60 ?

I don't want to speak for D-Nice, but I don't believe he has ever done settings for EU models.
camieltoe's Avatar camieltoe 06:10 AM 04-04-2013
i'm getting the P50ST60 tomorrow to replace a rear projection dinosaur that conked out.

Unfortunately i'd have a hard time running slides for the first 100 hrs, especially Friday night and over the weekend with a wife and three kids in the house.

I watch alot of sports, Any advice on how I should handle watching them initially and over the long haul to avoid IR or burn?
Phatal One's Avatar Phatal One 06:17 AM 04-04-2013
Running slides is not meant to prevent IR, it is meant to age the panel evenly and stabilize the panel's performance faster for the settings D-Nice provides and/or professional calibration. In your case, I would just turn the contrast and brightness down and just consciously try to channel hop once in awhile. I have not had my ST60 long enough to tell you what IR is like on the panel.
camieltoe's Avatar camieltoe 06:41 AM 04-04-2013
The comment was worded poorly on my part, I wasn't implying that I thought the slides would prevent IR, just wish I could run the slides over the weekend to prep for the settings.

The IR or Burn was the question, and ways to go about preventing it watching sports, any type of settings beyond contrast and brightness that might help?
Phatal One's Avatar Phatal One 09:17 AM 04-04-2013
The other thing you may try is to use the various zoom options to minimize any scrolling bars and or static logos that would be on the top/bottom of the screen. Not optimal but plasmas are not exactly plug and play like LCD. Regardless of any extra care required (especially initially), I still prefer their characteristics over LED/LCD. Also, if you do suffer from IR, the ST60 has a screen wipe utility. You could also use the pixel flipper program on the Disney Wow disc. Some people have reported it clears up IR faster than the screen wipe utilities. (If you don't already have a calibration disc, I would highly recommend the Disney Wow disc. It is well worth the price.)

Over the long haul I can tell you that my 2007 Panasonic plasma I treat no differently than any other television now. The first few hundred hours it could get some IR on sports due to the static logos and scroll bars but it always went away pretty easily. If there is any IR on my screen I honestly could not tell you because I do not notice it. Overall, IR is an issue to be aware of but not something to become overly worried about. If it happens, you can solve it pretty easily. I would just try to enjoy the TV and take a few precautions during the first few hundred hours.
MWeezy777's Avatar MWeezy777 08:50 AM 04-09-2013
I'm new to this forum and have a couple of questions.

1. I just bought a Panasonic 60St60 and plan to run d-nice's slides. Should you run these continuously or is it okay to turn the tv off for a few hours at a time to give the TV a break? I only plan to run the slides for the first 100 hours.

2. How long does it usually take for D-nice to put his settings up? My TV should be here in early May and was just curious if we could expect them by then.


D-nice if you see this I currently live in Charleston but lived in Columbia for my college years before moving here. I would love to hear if you travel for calibrations.
crn3371's Avatar crn3371 05:28 PM 04-09-2013
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Originally Posted by MWeezy777 View Post

I'm new to this forum and have a couple of questions.

1. I just bought a Panasonic 60St60 and plan to run d-nice's slides. Should you run these continuously or is it okay to turn the tv off for a few hours at a time to give the TV a break? I only plan to run the slides for the first 100 hours.

2. How long does it usually take for D-nice to put his settings up? My TV should be here in early May and was just curious if we could expect them by then.

1. I think most people just run the slides nonstop. It won't hurt your tv. If you do feel the need to give the tv a rest, just don't watch anything else while doing so.
2. I expect that D-Nice will have the settings up sometime this week, certainly before you get your tv in May.
D-Nice's Avatar D-Nice 06:16 PM 04-09-2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by MWeezy777 View Post

I'm new to this forum and have a couple of questions.

1. I just bought a Panasonic 60St60 and plan to run d-nice's slides. Should you run these continuously or is it okay to turn the tv off for a few hours at a time to give the TV a break? I only plan to run the slides for the first 100 hours.

2. How long does it usually take for D-nice to put his settings up? My TV should be here in early May and was just curious if we could expect them by then.


D-nice if you see this I currently live in Charleston but lived in Columbia for my college years before moving here. I would love to hear if you travel for calibrations.
Yes I travel. Settings will be up either tonight or tomorrow night.
Atty's Avatar Atty 06:57 PM 04-09-2013
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Originally Posted by D-Nice View Post

Yes I travel. Settings will be up either tonight or tomorrow night.
Tonight?! biggrin.gif:D:D:D:D:D

Fingers crossed!
Omni009's Avatar Omni009 07:37 PM 04-09-2013
Will there be a review as well? (Fingers crossed)
Atty's Avatar Atty 08:54 PM 04-10-2013
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Originally Posted by D-Nice View Post

Yes I travel. Settings will be up either tonight or tomorrow night.
Sooooo.....rolleyes.gif
Stump909's Avatar Stump909 07:10 AM 04-11-2013
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Sooooo.....rolleyes.gif

You can't rush perfection biggrin.gif
Ph8te's Avatar Ph8te 07:32 AM 04-11-2013
Since he is traveling and working give him some time, things go long flights get delayed very easy to have something pushed a day or so. Also, if he sees something wrong and needs clarification then he'd probably wait to get that information before posting.......I know everyone is antsy to get the informatoin, but personally Id rather wait until it wass ready smile.gif
random205's Avatar random205 10:22 AM 04-11-2013
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

Since he is traveling and working give him some time, things go long flights get delayed very easy to have something pushed a day or so. Also, if he sees something wrong and needs clarification then he'd probably wait to get that information before posting.......I know everyone is antsy to get the informatoin, but personally Id rather wait until it wass ready smile.gif


Agree! Plus I'm running the slides now so I'm happy to wait. Its a tease to have the settings and not be able to set them and watch the TV yet!
MountainMichael's Avatar MountainMichael 08:33 PM 04-11-2013
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Dabearfan101's Avatar Dabearfan101 11:27 PM 04-11-2013
are you supposed to run the contrast at 100% while running these slides? I thought you should stay away from anything 80%+ for first 100 hours?
MountainMichael's Avatar MountainMichael 01:07 AM 04-12-2013
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