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I bought a panasonic 65vt50. Got it calibrated by Geek Squad since I had 1 free service from them. The question is, they did most of the calibration from the service menu, which I believe was grey scale adjusting, and used the cinema mode to tune in the color, sharpness, etc. Does that seem right? If so is the grey scale set for every input and every color mode ie cinema, vivid, etc.
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I bought a panasonic 65vt50. Got it calibrated by Geek Squad since I had 1 free service from them. The question is, they did most of the calibration from the service menu, which I believe was grey scale adjusting, and used the cinema mode to tune in the color, sharpness, etc. Does that seem right? If so is the grey scale set for every input and every color mode ie cinema, vivid, etc.

Calibrating in the service menu is not necessary should has calibrated the ISF Day and NIght modes, can you post your before and after charts if you have them ?

Service menu calibration is on a color temperature basis for example warm, normal and cool so the grey scale adjustments affect all picture modes, my guess is they calibrated THX cinema ? Did they calibrate 3d ?

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No before and after charts. Wasn't very happy about that. Whatever he did in the service menu did make a difference. It was all about getting the color temperature right. Other than that he just used a Joe Kane DVE disc to make the other adjustments. It was only cinema mode not thx cinema. I don't use 3d so he didn't calibrate it. I didn't expect a great calibration from them, but it was free so I had them do it. At least they didn't ruin the tv.
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No before and after charts. Wasn't very happy about that. Whatever he did in the service menu did make a difference. It was all about getting the color temperature right. Other than that he just used a Joe Kane DVE disc to make the other adjustments. It was only cinema mode not thx cinema. I don't use 3d so he didn't calibrate it. I didn't expect a great calibration from them, but it was free so I had them do it. At least they didn't ruin the tv.

Still you are not enjoying the full performance of your set imo, so much calibration horsepower in custom/isf modes can't belive how clueless these guys are

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So what would you suggest?
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So what would you suggest?

The chances of them redoing the cal correctly are slim and none imo, a proper professional cal with cost you in the $400 to $500 range. If you're happy with your set now just go with that, I wasn't posting to try to sway you one way or another its just I own the same set(55") and know what it is capable of. Did you try DNice's setting or any of the other ones in the owners thread ? Might yield an improvement might not, do you feel the picture is bright enough for your needs ? That would be my main concern that and gamma might be off. What are your brightness and contrast color and tint settings out of curiosity ?

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picture 80
brightness 52
color 50
tint 0
color temp warm 2
black level light
What picture mode would you recommend? Custom has the most options but can you get good adjustments by eye?
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brightness 52
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What picture mode would you recommend? Custom has the most options but can you get good adjustments by eye?

You can do the basics in custom but beyond that you need a meter and software, that brightness seems low to me do you see good shadow detail or do blacks seem crushed ? MIght be worth trying some settings in the owners thread jsut to see if it is an improvement

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I"m looking for some settings in the owners thread. Are there any? By the way GO BUCKS!!!
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I"m looking for some settings in the owners thread. Are there any? By the way GO BUCKS!!!

Sorry try the Vt50 settings thread, yes "Urban" Renewal is in full swing smile.gif

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