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Panasonic TH-58PZ800U picture settings

by katzmaier CNET staff/forum admin / March 4, 2009 6:25 AM PST

Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/panasonic-viera-th-58pz800u/4505-6482_7-33234548.html

Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Panasonic TH-58PZ800U in a completely dark room via the HDMI input with a 1080p, film-based source. Your settings may very depending on source, room conditions, and personal preference. Check out the picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9996461-1.html

Picture menu
Picture mode: THX
Picture: +100
Brightness: +55
Color: +56
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Color temp: Warm
Color mgmt: Off
x.v.Color: [grayed out]
C.A.T.S.: Off

Advanced picture menu Video N.R.: Off
3D Y/C filter: [grayed out]
Color matrix: [grayed out]
MPEG NR: Off
Black level: Light
24p Direct in: 60Hz
HD size: Size 2

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58PZ800 settings THX and Custom
by inuk_qallunaaq / March 5, 2009 11:46 AM PST

I had very similar settings with the Panasonic TH-58PZ800 (No U because I live in Canada) before I went into the SM. Here were my settings before I went into the SM for THX Mode.

Picture Menu
Picture Mode: THX
Picture: 100
Brightness: 56
Colour: 55
Tint: -1
Sharpness: 0
Colour Temp.: Normal
Colour Management: Off
x.v. Colour: [greyed out]
CATS: Off
Advanced picture menu:
Video N.R.: Off
3d Y/C Filter: [greyed out]
Colour Matrix: [greyed out]
MPEG NR: Off
Black Level: Light
24p Direct in: 60Hz
HD Size: Size 2

Picture Menu
Picture Mode: Custom
Picture: 82
Brightness: 60
Colour: 32
Tint: -2
Sharpness: 49
Colour Temp.: Normal
Colour Management: Off
x.v. Colour: [greyed out]
CATS: Off
Advanced picture menu:
Video N.R.: Off
3d Y/C Filter: [greyed out]
Colour Matrix: [greyed out]
MPEG NR: Off
Black Level: Light
24p Direct in: 60Hz
HD Size: Size 2 (Sometime Size 1, when there is white lines on top of screen)

As you can see the two Picture Modes are very different. For Custom mode, I use it for watching television via component cable from my Star Choice HD Satellite Receiver (upconverts all shows to 1080i). These settings, THX and Custom, should be a good place to start off with this tv set. ENJOY!!

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Playing Video games
by ~Smooth~ / March 10, 2009 2:22 AM PDT

I have the 50PZ800U

I use THX mode for watchign tv and movies along wiht playing xbox 360 and PS3.

I was wondering what is the best settings for playing my video games

I was upset that this morning I played MLB the show on my PS3 using THX mode and it was to dark

I checked the other settings like Game mode and custom and they all looked to washed out or to bright and not as nice as THX mode but THX mode is to dark

also, should I put the RGB on my PS3 to Full range or Limited Range

and for the 360 referance level to normal or expanded

any tips...

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