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5.0 out of 5 stars Tweek this masterpiece to perfection., 29 Jun 2013
This review is from: Panasonic TX-L39E6B 39-inch Full HD 1080p Smart LED TV with Built in Wi-Fi and Freeview HD (Electronics)
Most of us will have never used a TV which has so many parameters of adjustability, so before they drive you all insane in search of picture perfection, here are the perfect picture settings i have come across to make this masterpiece really sing!

The below settings should cater for ALL screen sizes in the Panasonic E6B range.

FIRSTLY, HIT THE MENU BUTTON AND SELECT PICTURE SETTINGS, NOW GO IN TO VIEWING MODE:

Select True Cinema.
Backlight: 76
Contrast: 80
Brightness: -2
Colour: 50
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Colour Temperature: Warm 2
Vivid Colour: Off
Adaptive Backlight Control: Off
Ambient Sensor: Off
Noise REduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off

Now GO TO ADVANCE SETTINGS:

Adaptive Gamma Control: Off
Black Expander: Off
Clear White Effect: Off

White Balance: R Gain 4, Green Gain 0, Blue Gain 3, Red Cutoff 0, Green Cutoff 0, Blue Cutoff 0

IN COLOUR MANAGEMENT: R Hue 0, R Saturation 0, R Luminance -3, G Hue -14, G Saturation 0, G Luminance -5, B Hue -14, B Saturation 0, B Luminance -1

Gamma: 2.2

NOW GO TO OPTION SETTINGS.

Film Cadence Mode: On
1080p Pixel Direct: On

NOW FINALLY, GO TO SCREEN SETTINGS:

16/9 Overscan: Off

And thats it, Now Enjoy!
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Initial post: 30 Jun 2013 09:12:41 BDT
Rolo says:
Thank you very much.
Can I ask where yo derived these settings from?

Posted on 1 Jul 2013 22:11:28 BDT
Rolo says:
Having tried these settings, subjectively (and I have no other way of evaluating them) I have gone back my previous settings which were, basically the default True Cinema mode with brightness turned down a little, colour temperature on normal, sharpness on around 30. All I can say is these look better to me.
(Setting up monitors is not my area of expertise, but I do work in the industry as a cameraman and director and have spent many hours in grading and telecine suites).

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2013 00:48:15 BDT
I tried these settings too thinking they would do wonders for a viewing pleasure. Unfortunately they didn't. In fact they were so bad I thought that the TV was actually faulty. While they may work for some, I think the best thing the user can do is set the TV up in such a way that it pleases you. Trust your eyes, you'll be the one watching it!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2013 01:06:34 BDT
Rolo: Your post's dates would indicate that you tried the suggested settings then decided you did not like them so reverted back to one of the default settings, your eyes need to adapt to the new settings sir, this may take a few days believe it or not, the settings i suggested were based on professional calibration results.

One does wonder why manufacturers now release TV's to the general public armed with 30 odd separate onboard parameter adjustments as in doing so can send some end consumers nut's by way of forever tinkering with all available adjustment possibilities in search of picture perfection.

My advice is simple, calibrate your tv professionally once and for all in your own home environment and have done with it, or at the very least. purchase a trusted dedicated calibration DVD if you fancy doing it yourself. DO NOT try and second guess this vast array of settings on a trial and error basis ...... the irritation factor is extremely high.

I just feel sorry for the little old lady who buys a ultra modern TV these days!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2013 07:35:28 BDT
Rolo says:
Alvin - can I ask what was used to generate these settings?

I should also add, for instance, that white balance is not an absolute - in a broadcast suite, ambient light of standard colour temperature surrounds the screen. In a domestic setting ambient light will vary depending on whether it is daylight or artificial light and this will affect whether the white appears neutral or not. As I said, monitor calibration is not my area, but I have just spent four days working with a colourist in a high-end grading suite grading a feature film, so I have some experience in this area (and I have the blu-ray that I have graded for reference). 'Adapting to the new settings' I don't think is a valid suggestion - your eyes will adjust to settings, good or bad, so the fact you get used to them does not mean they are 'better'. In addition, to really calibrate a monitor you need to measure the monitor itself, not refer to a list of presets.

But I certainly agree that to have literally millions of combinations of settings for the consumer (whether they are old or young, male or female) to play around with is ill advised.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2013 00:55:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jul 2013 00:56:06 BDT
Rolo says:
Mr.Kelly - you are right. Don't let anyone tell you there is a 'standard correct setting' for your TV. Firstly, every TV will vary, and for real calibration you need hardware that analyses your particular set. Secondly, what is the 'best' setting (in terms of accuaracy) will depend on what lighting conditions you view your TV (a TV that looks good when viewed in a dark room will look competely different in well lit room). An accurate TV picture is not something that your eyes need to adapt to - it should look great immediately (unless you have a weird notion of 'great'). Trust your instincts! It is also your right to watch whatever sort of picture you want!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2013 01:32:14 BDT
Rolo: With the greatest of respect, but on the basis of your comment (I quote) "a TV that looks good when viewed in a dark room will look completely different in well lit room" it would be impossible to set a single setting parameter without perpetually readjusting between day and night time viewing.

My settings work for me both for day and night viewing, i am happy with these settings and now i am going to leave them alone.

I fully understand and respect that everyone has different visual tastes, so suffice to say that there is no such thing as a perfect picture setting to cater for the masses then.

Manufacturers should never arm any mass produced TV with so many setting possibilities, as the layperson is then saddled with a almost impossible task of experimentation that can go on for weeks in some cases .... the psychological temptation to tweak is far too tempting.

I genuinely thought i was helping others by posting the above settings, only to discover that not everybody takes cream with their coffee!

Morel of the story ..... Personal taste rules king. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2013 01:47:24 BDT
Rolo says:
Dear Alvin - I totally agree with your comment about the 'multiple setting possibilities' that would be disastrous for almost anyone to start playing around with (particularly on this set which has a huge amount of control).

My point was that there simply is not one 'standard setting' that suits everyone, and there could not be unless there were standard viewing conditions (let alone standard taste). In broadcast situations there are standard conditions (right down to the ambient light in the grading suite) which is how we maintain consistency. Also, individual TV sets will vary. In fact, no domestic TV can reproduce the entire colour gamut with 100% accuracy - Grade 1 broadast monitors can, but they cost many thousands of pounds - so there is always a compromise.

Quite why Panansonic allow you to fiddle quite so much with really obscure settings is beyond me...

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2013 02:58:28 BDT
I totally agree Rolo and this is a issue with most manufacturers today, not just Panasonic. Over generous setting possibilities are complex and are not going to be a great hit with the general public i fear.

Posted on 5 Sep 2013 18:57:52 BDT
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