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Contrast calibration question -P46S30-

06-03-2011, 10:01 PM
So I've run my new P46S30 for ~200hrs to break it in and I am now trying to calibrate it. Brightness was no problem with a pluge image but using a 8bit 32 step grayscale test pattern to set the contrast is causing an issue. No matter how high I set the contrast I don't see the whitest two bars merge or even come close to merging. There also doesn't seem to be any color shift no matter what I set it to. I'm just using an image I grabbed off the internet so maybe the image is inaccurate? I'm getting a DVE bluray in the mail next week so I'll be redoing everything then, but I just wanted a simple calibration for this weekend.

So my question is, should I just set this to 100? I think I'm noticing some dynamic adjustments going on but it could be my imagination. I have every possible option turned off but when I cycle between two drastically different images, it appears to flash very bright for a split second and then adjust down to a normal looking level. Does anyone know if there is some dynamic feature in this set that can't be turned off that might be causing this?

Lastly, there is an option HDMI RGB range, I'm not sure what this is but it has standard and nonstandard options. I currently have it set to auto. Is there a suggested setting or can someone explain what this does?


06-03-2011, 10:23 PM
Until you get your DVE disc, you can go to tweaktv and use the settings that others have found to work. If your tv is not listed, just use the closest one to your model. heres the link - http://www.tweaktv.com/tweak-my-tv/panasonic-2.html
Hope it helps!!

06-04-2011, 07:24 AM
Certain modes will limit and/or prevent you from making any difference in this setting. Try custom or cinema mode to do the adjustment. Even when using the calibration disc you will need to be in custom mode (usually but there may be another or other modes to allow changes) in order for any changes to be effective.

Hope this helps...