Panasonic PT-AE8000U 3D LCD Projector Settings
These settings are offered only as a potentially useful starting place. While they match the settings used in the review, unit-to-unit sample variations, the viewing environment, and the source might render these recommendations less than optimum. For a projector, the screen will also have an effect.
The settings here that are most likely to translate reliably from one sample to another are those involving specific features with only a few setting options, such as Color Space, Gamma, and Noise Reduction. The ones most likely to be subject to sample variations are video controls offering a wide range of settings. This will be particularly true for color temperature (gray scale) and color management adjustments (where available).
While experimenting with the user menus controls can do no damage and can easily be reset, we do not provide settings for service menu adjustments. In any event, no service menu settings were used (or available to us) in this review.
We strongly recommend that you find the optimum basic video settings for your sample by using one of the many display setup DVDs that are available, such as Digital Video Essentials (DVD) or DVE HD Basics (Blu-ray). This is particularly important with a projector, as the optimum settings will vary with the make of screen, screen material, screen size, and sometimes even the chosen throw distance from projector to screen. The settings here reflect the 96” wide, Stewart Filmscreen Studiotek 130 screen used for the review. A full calibration, particularly of the gray scale and color gamut, is best left to a trained and properly equipped technician such as those certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) or THX.
|Picture Mode||Cinema 2||Cinema 2 Contrast|
|Gamma Adjustment||Advanced 3||Advanced 5|
|Detail Clarity||0 to +2||0 to +2|
|HDMI Signal Level||Normal||Normal|
|3D Eyeware Brightness||Light|
|3D IR Transmitter||Medium|
2D and 3D Color Management