I've been reading up on the Plasma pages over the last couple of months and have finally settled on the Panasonic TH-58PZ750U. It's scheduled to be delivered this week, but I'm trying to line up everything I'll need beforehand...including calibration specifics.
I'll have to admit that the content of this thread is somewhat foreign to me, but I'm coming up to speed on devices, DVDs, and terms fairly quickly.
The question I have is fairly simple: What changes to calibration are needed, given this new "Studio Reference Mode" feature that is available on the new 750Us?
According to Panaconic, the Studio Reference Mode "enables the replication of colors that was originally intended by the directorexactly the way they are seen on reference monitors in professional film editing rooms."
The manual for the 750U
(careful...it's 30M) has more specifics on pages 32/33, and 56. Here are the Picture menu and sub-menu options (pgs. 32/33):
Picture, Brightness, Color, Tint, Sharpness
3D Y/C filter
Here is the text from page 56 Technical Information, regarding the "Pro Setting":
Normal: Resets all Pro setting adjustments to factory default settings. (Set/No)
Panel brightness: Selects the display panel brightness.
(High: Vivid, Mid: Standard, Low: Studio ref)
Contour emphasis: Adjusts the contour emphasis of the image. (On/Off)
Gamma adjust: Gamma correction. Adjusts the intermediate brightness of the image. (Normal/Mid/Full 1/Full 2)
Black extension: Adjusts the dark shades of the image in gradation.
W/B high R: Adjusts the white balance for light red areas.
W/B high B: Adjusts the white balance for light blue areas.
W/B low R: Adjusts the white balance for dark red areas.
W/B low B: Adjusts the white balance for dark blue areas.
AGC: Increases the brightness of dark signal automatically. (On/Off)
Is this new "Mode" just a marketing term for switching some Service Menu features to User Menu OR is this feature a realistic way of gaining a truer representation of colors for the end user? How does this mode change the calibration steps...if at all?
Thanks in advance!
P.S. Sorry for the lenthy post, but I'm sure many others have or will have the same question.