Vizio M65-C1 LCD Ultra HDTV Review 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 selections, such as Gamma and Noise Reduction. The ones most likely to be subject to sample variations are video controls offering a wide range of adjustment, such as white balance (grayscale) and color management (where available). Even relatively small differences in the common control settings, such as Contrast, Brightness, and Gamma, can shift the measured white balance, though the resulting visible change may be innocuous.

We strongly recommend that you find the optimum basic video settings for your sample by using one of the many available display setup DVDs, such as Digital Video Essentials (DVD) or DVE HD Basics (Blu-ray). These will help you to set the basic controls correctly. Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, and sometimes Color and Tint. Experimenting with the more complex color calibration and other controls in the user menus will do no harm; the changes may be easily reset. (Hidden service menus are another matter, however, though manufacturers today are almost universally offering all of the needed calibration controls in the user menus.) But tuning a set’s user color controls (typically white balance and color management) "by eye" using these controls is no substitute for a full calibration, which is best left to a trained and properly equipped technician such as those certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) or THX. While a reviewed set may sometimes provide respectable color measurements out of the box, we have no way of knowing of that will be consistently true of any sample of the same model, given the inevitable production tolerances.

Picture Mode Calibrated
Auto Brightness Control Off
Backlight 30
Brightness 50
Contrast 50
Color 50
Tint 0
Sharpness 20
More Picture
Color Temperature Normal
Black Detail Off
Active LED Zones On
Reduce Judder 0
Reduce Blur 0
Clear Action Off
Reduce Noise
Reduce Signal Noise Off
Reduce Block Noise Off
Game Low Latency Off
Picture Size and Position Default
Film Mode Auto
Color Space Auto
Gamma 2.1 or 2.2
Color Calibration
Color Tuner
Hue 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saturation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brightness 0 0 0 0 0 0
Offset 0 0 0
Gain 0 10 20
5%-80% 0 0 0
90% 25 10 5
100% -5 10 27
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jsmit86's picture

Can you tell us the software version of your review set?