Originally Posted by jmcbnd
Orta's settings, to my eyes, looked slightly "washed out". When I lowered the Brightness setting to 50 this went away and the "pop" was there. I also prefer the Color slightly higher than some people (36 vs. 42).
Yea, I think there might be a lot of variation in sources, or some people just might prefer a much lower brightness. Through HDMI and a PS3, 64 is the first tic that 17 is visible on the low APL AVS-709 pattern (I'd use this for Blu-Rays). 67 is the first tic the lowest level of near black is visible through RGB sources, such as this pattern
(this might be optimal for PS3 games). 64 is the best I've found for Xbox 360 over HDMI, any higher starts to introduce the first tic of dithering/pwm noise to what should be black. Raising or lower the contrast will also affect these numbers as will your console's reference levels (RGB Full/Limited, Standard/Intermediate/Expanded, etc...)
Originally Posted by russkahn
When I calibrated my set the THX mode is actually only outputting 19 FTL - anyone else tested the light output to see what yours is? This is well below the THX standard and I have a hard time believing Panasonic let this get released.
Custom calibrated is 37 FTL output.
Wow that's low, 19 is what you should be getting for full field whites. You're getting that on a window with contrast capped? Only possible explanation would be if you lowered your DRV's a lot in calibrating it. I think I was getting 31 or 32 fL.