Originally Posted by nveleven22
The stock colors on this TV are so messed up, any calibration he can do 'shooting in the dark' would be better than what Panasonic picked for him. I'm certain the manufacturer tuned this TV to be unappealing and hid the color options in the service menu to make the higher end models pop better, yet they all use very similar panels and technology underneath. There's absolutely no reason these settings need to hidden in a "Service Menu" while on the higher end models, the same settings are out in the open for the consumer to adjust.
(What's the point of doing a lot of R&D to make an inferior panel at a lower pricepoint when you can just detune the higher models and produce only 1 product...economies of scale.)
The way to access that menu is:
1. Hold the physical volume button down ( - ) on the TV itself
2. Press 'info' 3 times on the remote. Everything from now on is done on the remote.
3. 'Start Adjustment Menu' will flash, then you will see an odd looking menu. The titles on the Left panel are tabs of the menu, you want WB-ADJ
4. Press '1' on the remote twice to get to the WB-ADJ (white balance adjust) menu.
5. Press '7' to scroll/select the temperature you want to adjust and '9' to scroll through vivid, normal, cinema. I choose Cinema and Warm. (This equates to Warm2 in the regular menu, don't ask me why)
6. Press '3' to scroll through R/G/B cut and R/G/B drive. You can adjust each value with +/- volume on the remote.
Note 1: scroll though and write down your settings before making adjustments, in case you ever want the stock look back.
Note 2: Leave allcut/alldrive alone. They are calculated by adjusting the other values, you will undo your changes by messing with these.
Note 3: In case you don't understand hex values, 0 is the lowest value, FF is the highest value. 80 is right in the middle.
Note 4: I suggest hooking a laptop up to your HDMI and cloning the screens, then viewing a photograph to have a comparison
Below are my suggestions to tune it by eye:
7. Place Rcut, Gcut, and Bcut all at the middle (values of 80)
8. Place G-drv at 80.
9. Adjust R-drv and B-drv until things look normal to you.
Note 5: I like mine a little cooler, I have R-drv set to 7D and B-DRV set to 65, then I had to back G-drv to 7A to get rid of a green tinge to people's skin.
10. Turn television off by remote or physical button. Your new color settings will be saved under the Color temp and Video mode you set. (So mine is set to Cinema/Warm2,Color 40, Contrast 85, Brightness 50 +/- 5 depending on the movie/source).