Originally Posted by Orta
Anyone in here with a meter that has done a measured calibration of this model (or is otherwise aware of one)? I'm interested in the actual measured performance (mll, cr, color, gamma, etc...) as this appears to be one of only 2 acceptable gaming quality PDP's this year.
I havn't measured this model, but I have the step down PN51F5300 which I assume is using a similar if not same panel. I havn't calibrated yet but I did measure the out of box Cinema/Movie mode settings.
I measured the black level using my i1 Display Pro at 0.004 ftl with the Black Optimizer set to Dark Room and 0.006 ftl with it Off, either of which are damn good readings for a TV in this price range.
Out of the box gamma was on the low side, around 2.1 average, but was relatively flat and it's adjustable (and looked pretty good with actual content). Color accuracy was actually very good out of the box, and since it has a full CMS it should dial in nicely. Greyscale was off, about a 10 point average for Delta E's, but thats par for the course with most sets. Nothing a good calibration couldnt fix, but not horrible if you don't plan on it. I'm very impressed with the set, and I am very picky.
I use it as my primary gaming TV now, but I have not measured the input lag. I'm not generally sensitive to those types of issues.
I suspect the 5500 is just as good, if not better. But if you don't care about 3D or smart TV, the 5300 is quite the bargain.