Vizio RS65-B2 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.

The calibrations here are based on a 1080p calibration and are not necessarily optimum for Ultra HD, including HDR.

Picture Mode Calibrated Dark
Backlight 21
Brightness 52
Contrast 40
Color 48
Tint 0
Sharpness 25
Ultra Color Spectrum Standard
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

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 1 1 -1
Gain 0 -4 19

11 Step White Balance

10 -12 -4 13
20 0 3 0
30 1 0 -3
40 3 0 -1
50 5 0 0
60 5 -1 0
70 -2 0 0
80 -9 0 0
90 4 0 0
100 0 0 0

pw's picture

Seems like a work in progress..

TheJoBoo's picture

Should a TV, a TV, something bought for image quality, really receive a Top Pick when it has such faults? Have we so lowered our expectations due to a lack of truly high performance displays?

instybob's picture

I would think most people dumping six grand into their set would have a nice home theatre sound setup of their own. Maybe it's just me.

selarom's picture

384 zones for the vizio... Seeing the backlight for the new Sony Master Drive set made me realize that all we need to do is create a direct white led display with a resolution of 720*480 and slap filters, diffusers, etc and the LCD panel. With a 480p direct led display each pixel is controlled individually and boom! Best LCD ever!

Ideally.. I would love to see an ILED... Inorganic LED Display!

beerninja's picture

Input lag measurements have become very important in modern TV reviews. Use of a Leo Bodnar input lag tester should be part of standard measurement equipment and only takes about 20 seconds to plug in and measure.

Do you have plans to add input lag measurements to your reviews?