Originally Posted by JerseySchmersey
Hi Frito and all you other good folks.
I just bought a Panasonic Viera TC-L32S1. It will be our bedroom TV not a computer screen.
I went to LCDTVbuyingguide.com to find the "Optimal Picture Settings", buy they don't list this TV.
Does anybody know the "Optimal Picture Settings" for things like:
Thanks in advance for your help.
well this will vary depending on your room lighting and daytime setting will be different than nighttime settings
for my 37S1 i use
cinema pic mode
sharpness 0 (this is for PC use you may want to turn this up but it adds edge enhancement above 0 so i would not go near the default settings of 50+ )
color temp warm
color mgmt off
x.v. color auto
A.I. picture off (this is a backlight auto dim, many find it annoying and i would only use it for night time settings)
Video NR OFF (if your watching cable you may want to turn it on but it does not seem to do much of anything anyways)
in advanced settings
motion focus on for TV/Movies
black level light (if you set this to dark it will crush blacks and you will loose shadow detail in images)
once again my settings are for a 37S1, i have tweaked white balance settings in the service menu so if warm is too warm for your eyes then go to normal setting, my warm is not the same as yours 100% guaranteed, use these as a guide to adjust from there till it looks good to you, if you have any THX certified DVD's you can use their calibration setup section on them to better adjust contrast and brightness settings for your specific TV and as far as color is concerned the best thing to do if you don't have a good calibration disc like DVE HD basics (or the dvd version) put something on where you can see peoples faces (multiple faces are better so you can get a better idea what everyone's skin tone should look like) and adjust your color and tint till they look correct to you and this will be a roughly accurate color and tint setting
for night time viewing in a dark room you will want to setup another picture mode the same way and probably lower the backlight setting down to 20-30 so blacks look better and go from there, if you want you can also turn on A.I picture for night time viewing but setting a low backlight level pretty much nullifies what it does and most people find it annoying anyways.
also avoid going below 20 on the backlight setting if you want to use motion focus, i've noticed on my 37S1 that motion focus's scanning backlight flicker can start to act odd when the backlight is set too low (less than 20)