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Optimal Settings for Panny PZ80u

donc173
01-29-2009, 01:47 PM
Hey everyone,

I was wondering if anyone would be willing to provide me with what they think are the best/optimal settings for a Panasonic PZ80U television. When I say best/optimal settings I mean in terms of getting the best picture while obviously not overworking the TV. I have the 46" model, but I figured any settings from anyone with PZ80U would work just fine.

Thanks in advance for the help and the replies.

aed55
01-29-2009, 02:14 PM
Hey everyone,

I was wondering if anyone would be willing to provide me with what they think are the best/optimal settings for a Panasonic PZ80U television. When I say best/optimal settings I mean in terms of getting the best picture while obviously not overworking the TV. I have the 46" model, but I figured any settings from anyone with PZ80U would work just fine.

Thanks in advance for the help and the replies.

Try TweakTV, they have basic settings for many of the popular HDTV's and it will give you some place to start.

The settings for your model can be found at

http://www.tweaktv.com/tweak-my-tv/calibration-guide/panasonic-th-46pz80u-2.html

donc173
01-29-2009, 02:59 PM
Try TweakTV, they have basic settings for many of the popular HDTV's and it will give you some place to start.

The settings for your model can be found at

http://www.tweaktv.com/tweak-my-tv/calibration-guide/panasonic-th-46pz80u-2.html

I actually had seen this somewhere else before, but I totally forgot about this site. Thanks for the reminder! I appreciate it.

newtodef
01-29-2009, 05:36 PM
I used those settings and am not impressed with them, I still had to adjust some of the stuff to my own liking but they came kinda close.

erict
01-29-2009, 06:28 PM
I used those settings and am not impressed with them, I still had to adjust some of the stuff to my own liking but they came kinda close.

I have also read that not to many are impressed with the settings from TweakTv either. The one thing to remember is what looks good to someone else may not look good to you. Your eyes have to find that perfect balance of PQ.

PFC5
01-29-2009, 07:02 PM
I thought those settings on tweaktv.com were pretty bad and this was confirmed when I tried to check them with my DVE calibration discs on 3 different formats.

Here are a couple of threads that have my settings for various uses and modified to help those who would rather have a slightly less accurate picture so they can get the brightness/pop from their Panasonic plasma and the reasons WHY I set them as they are:

http://www.highdefforum.com/flat-panel-tvs/79314-panny-42-plasma-picture.html

Here is what I use for bright daylight viewing of sports etc.:

CUSTOM Mode
Picture (contrast) = 70
Brightness = 50
Color = 42
Tint = +5
Sharpness = 56
Temp = WARM
Color mgmt = Off
Both noise reductions = Off
Black level = Light

Here is a link to another thread where I discuss the Cinema settings:

http://www.highdefforum.com/flat-panel-tvs/78838-new-panasonic-th46pz85u-owner.html

If you want the most accurate picture then I suggest you use the CINEMA mode with these settings which I have changed from that last link (post 7) slightly for the tint setting:

Cinema Mode
Picture (contrast) = 58
Brightness = 52
Color = 37
Tint = +5
Sharpness = 56
Temp = Warm
Color mgmt = Off
Both noise reductions = Off
Black level = Light

Each panel can have some variation to the settings, so it is always best to get a calibration disc after trying these settings that will likely get you very close. You can then use the calibration disc to dial it in better for your particular panel.

For those worried about the black bars with SD channels, just make sure you set the screen format/aspect to JUST when watching SD channels, and set it to FULL with HD channels. The display will remember these settings and change automatically depending on the channel being SD or HD without having to manually change it and you eliminate the black side bars with minimal distortion.

I hope this helps!

newtodef
01-29-2009, 09:03 PM
Awsome PFC5 im going to try those settings out and see if it looks better than tweaktv's settings.

PFC5
01-30-2009, 08:09 AM
Hope it helps and please let me know how you like them.

donc173
01-30-2009, 09:27 AM
Wow, thank for the response. I wasn't expecting something so in depth. I will have to check these settings when I get back to my apartment tonight. I can't wait to see what they would like come Sunday night for the Super Bowl.

Thanks everyone!

yankees07
01-30-2009, 09:35 AM
any help for a Sharp Aquos 32d62 1080p? trying to get the most optimal setting!

aed55
01-30-2009, 01:37 PM
I thought those settings on tweaktv.com were pretty bad and this was confirmed when I tried to check them with my DVE calibration discs on 3 different formats.

Here are a couple of threads that have my settings for various uses and modified to help those who would rather have a slightly less accurate picture so they can get the brightness/pop from their Panasonic plasma and the reasons WHY I set them as they are:

http://www.highdefforum.com/flat-panel-tvs/79314-panny-42-plasma-picture.html (http://www.highdefforum.com/flat-panel-tvs/79314-panny-42-plasma-picture.html)

Here is what I use for bright daylight viewing of sports etc.:

CUSTOM Mode
Picture (contrast) = 70
Brightness = 50
Color = 42
Tint = +5
Sharpness = 56
Temp = WARM
Color mgmt = Off
Both noise reductions = Off
Black level = Light

Here is a link to another thread where I discuss the Cinema settings:

http://www.highdefforum.com/flat-panel-tvs/78838-new-panasonic-th46pz85u-owner.html

If you want the most accurate picture then I suggest you use the CINEMA mode with these settings which I have changed from that last link (post 7) slightly for the tint setting:

Cinema Mode
Picture (contrast) = 58
Brightness = 52
Color = 37
Tint = +5
Sharpness = 56
Temp = Warm
Color mgmt = Off
Both noise reductions = Off
Black level = Light

Each panel can have some variation to the settings, so it is always best to get a calibration disc after trying these settings that will likely get you very close. You can then use the calibration disc to dial it in better for your particular panel.

I hope this helps!

I couldn't get your links to work, but I did try your settings on my 50PX80U and got excellent results. I was going to buy a calibration disc, but now I think I will wait awhile.

newtodef
01-30-2009, 03:48 PM
Yeah the links wouldn't work for me either.

PFC5
01-30-2009, 06:49 PM
I fixed the links so they should work now.

Sorry about that.

There are some good discussions about these Panny plasmas and the settings in those links so I think they will help understand things better.

NVR2Nd
02-02-2009, 02:17 PM
Where would someone look to pick up a calibration disk?

djbamber
02-02-2009, 10:13 PM
Looking for a calibration disc? Try the big river, AKA Amazon.com. I found the Digital Video Essentials there. Both DVD, and BluRay formats were available when I got mine last Summer.

PFC5
02-03-2009, 04:47 PM
Awsome PFC5 im going to try those settings out and see if it looks better than tweaktv's settings.

Did you ever compare the settings to see which looks better?

PFC5
02-04-2009, 03:08 PM
Did you ever compare the settings to see which looks better?

bump

PFC5
02-07-2009, 10:21 PM
bump2

nick9
11-26-2009, 09:00 AM
For my TC-P50X1 I used these settings:

CUSTOM Mode
Picture (contrast) = 70
Brightness = 50
Color = 42
Tint = 0
Sharpness = 56
Temp = NORMAL
Color mgmt = Off
Both noise reductions = Off
Black level = Light

It improved the color greatly over what I had.
Thanks

pusha
11-24-2010, 04:44 PM
will these settings work for panny tc-p46c2?

PFC5
11-25-2010, 09:36 PM
They should get you in the range as a base to work from at least.

RailwayRog
11-27-2010, 05:44 PM
I assume these settings will also work for tc-p42s2?

PFC5
11-27-2010, 05:59 PM
Just use the settings in () for certain settings where I used them and it should give you good base settings.