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Panasonic TC-P54S1 picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff/forum admin / December 10, 2009 2:19 AM PST


Related products:
Panasonic TC-P58S1
Panasonic TC-P65S1

Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the TC-P54S1 in a dark room via the HDMI input with a 1080p, film-based source. Your settings may vary depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.

--Picture menu
Picture mode: Cinema
Contrast: +100
Brightness: +63
Color: +32
Tint: +3
Sharpness: 0
Color temp: Warm
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: Off
Zoom adjustments: [grayed out]

-Advanced picture submenu
3D Y/C filter: [grayed out]
Color matrix: [grayed out]
Black level: Light
HD Size: Size 2
H size: [grayed out]

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Green cast is a big problem
by redwolf4k / December 15, 2009 7:27 AM PST

I wish you guys still did SM offsets and tweaks. The performance of this set is really ruined by the green cast in the picture. Having owned a 60u and 75u Panasonic Plasma, I would say this set looks terrible as far as colors go. Not because of the green color decoding problem, but because of the green cast due to the white balance or grayscale (or whatever the source of the problem is).

Anyone have any suggestions? I've never felt a professional calibration was necessary with my last two Panasonics, so its a bit disapointing to have to consider one.

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Green cast picture?
by entropy007 / December 22, 2009 8:45 AM PST

I heard that this model had this problem. I just purchased one and see nothing of a green cast. What is this referring to?

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58" vs. 42" contrast settings
by buckchester / December 18, 2009 3:14 AM PST

Why would the picture settings for the 58" S1 be different from the 42" S1? For example, I think CNET recommends a 58 contrast on the 42", but a 100 contrast on the 58". Don't thee TVs have identical panels? Why would the size of the panel alone produce such a drastically different contrast recommendation?

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Panasonic TC-P54S1 Settings
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