Panasonic Viera TC-L42E30 LED LCD HDTV Settings


Unit-to-unit sample variations, the viewing environment, and the source might render these recommendations less than optimum. They are provided only as a potentially useful starting place.

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. Random alterations of such controls without detailed knowledge of what they do may corrupt a set's firmware. This will likely require extensive in-shop repairs that are not covered under the warrantee.

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). 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.

Depending on the source and Picture mode, some of the settings may be grayed out and not adjustable.

Picture mode: Cinema
Contrast: 75
Brightness: 53
Color: 70
Tint: -10
Sharpness: 0
Color temp: Warm2
Color mgmt.: Off
A.I. picture: Off
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: Off
Aspect adjustments

  • Screen format: As needed
  • HD Size: Size 1
  • H Size: Size 1
HDMI settings
  • HDMI/
  • DVI RGB range: Auto
  • Content type: Auto
Advanced Picture
  • 3D Y/C filter: Off (N/A for HDMI)
  • Color matrix: Accessible only in 480p
  • Block NR: Off
  • Mosquito NR: Off
  • Motion Picture
  • Pro 4: Off
  • Black level Light
  • 3:2 pulldown Auto
Eco/energy saving
Power save Standard
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