Originally posted by outtacash
Brightness for PT47x54??
I bought this set 2 weeks ago after much comparison with similar Toshiba and Hitachi sets and so far have been happy. I am considering ISF calibration in next few months.
However, until I get that done- I used DVE and the user adjustable settings to get the set as close to ideal as I can.
My only concern is that after all the adjustments were made my brigtness setting is at 37 (out of 60). Should this be cause for concern (ie burn-in) or are other owners having the same results. All the other settings are in the 20- 30 range.
Great forum- thanks for the info.
Actually, brightness setting will vary based on how adjustable your dvd player. My dvd player has its own brightness settings and that was helpful in getting the right balance between the player's settings and the tv settings. When I used the Pluge pattern from Video Essentials, the "below black" stripe was still visible based on the 32 brightness setting on the Panny. It's not supposed to be like that. I had to go into the dvd player's user menu and adjust the brightness so that Pluge pattern was displayed correctly. That is how you properly set your brightness. There is a good explaination on how to do this on Video Essentials. Having said that, 37 appears somewhat high but somewhere around 30-33 should be okay, but remember that the Picture (contrast) setting is the one that plays a larger role in terms of burn-in. As I stated above, using the Pluge pattern on VE will help you get a brightness and contrast settings that should be right for your television. That is where I would start.