Panasonic Viera TC-P50S30 Plasma HDTV Settings


Keep in mind that unit-to-unit variations, viewing environment, source, and screen (in the case of front projectors) might render the settings I used less than optimum on some samples of this display. On the other hand, some parameters should be set to the same values presented here regardless of these factors. In the following list, the parameters that can be set with confidence to the specified values have no asterisk.

Parameters flagged with a single asterisk are likely to require different settings than mine. I encourage you to acquire a display-setup disc such as Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics on Blu-ray or any of the several setup DVDs available and use it to set these controls yourself.

Parameters flagged with a double asterisk are also likely to require different settings than mine, but they should be adjusted only by a qualified technician with the skill and equipment to do the job correctly.

Thanks to Joel Silver, president of the Imaging Science Foundation, for suggesting that I identify the picture controls in this manner.

Picture Menu
Picture mode: Cinema
*Contrast: +64
*Brightness: +57
*Color: +45
*Tint: 0
*Sharpness: +65
Color temp.: Warm 2
Color mgmt.: Off
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: Off
Aspect adjustments

  • Screen format: Full
  • HD size: Size 2
  • H size: Size 2
  • Zoom adjustments: N/A
HDMI settings
  • HDMI/DVI RGB range: Auto
  • Content type: Off
Advanced picture
  • 3D Y/C filter: N/A
  • Color matrix: N/A
  • Block NR: Off
  • Mosquito NR: Off
  • Black level: Light
  • 3:2 pulldown: Auto
  • 24p Direct in: 60Hz

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