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Panasonic TX-P42ST60B Reviewer's Recommended Best Settings

hodg100

Distinguished Member
Disclaimer: The settings below are supplied for information purposes only. We make no guarantee that using the adjustments below will improve your TV's picture, they may even make it look worse. Every TV, even from the same manufacturer and model number will vary, as will the environment the TV is used in. For further information on how to set up your TV, please follow the steps in our Picture Perfect campaign.

To find a professional calibrator near you, see our Custom Installer and Calibrator Directory.

You can read the review here: Panasonic ST60 TX-P42ST60B 3D Plasma TV Review | AVForums.com - UK Online

Viewing Mode: True Cinema
Contrast: 57
Brightness: 0
Colour: 50
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Colour Temperature: Warm
Vivid Colour: Off
Colour Remaster: Off
Ambient Sensor: Off
Noise Reduction: Off
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MPEG Remaster: Off
Intelligent Frame Creation/24p Smooth Film: Off
Advanced Settings
Panel Luminance Setting: Mid
Adaptive Gamma Control: 0
Black Expander: 0
Colour Gamut: Normal
White Balance 2-Point:

White Balance
R-Gain: -3
G-Gain: -6
B-Gain: 0
R-Cutoff: 0
G-Cutoff: -2
B-Cutoff: 0

White Balance 10-Point: 10 R 1/G5/B-5, 20 R-6/G13/B-4, 30 R0/G-8/B-6, 40 R-2/G1/B0, 50 R2/G6/B-2, 60 R0/G4/B1, 70 R-6/G0/B-4, 80 R-3/G2/B-3, 90 R-7/G1/B0, 100 R-3/G3/B17
Colour Management: Red Hue -17, Saturation 19, Luminance 2, Green Hue -12, Saturation -43, Luminance 1, Blue Hue 0, Saturation 0, Luminance 1,
Gamma: 2.4
Gamma Detailed: 10 0, 20 14, 30 4, 40 1, 50 1, 60 0, 70 0, 80 -4, 90 -4, 100 0
Option Settings
Game Mode: Off (unless gaming)
Film Cadence Mode: On
1080p Pixel Direct: Needs to be tested with source
Screen Settings
16/9 Overscan: Off
Side Panel: High
Pixel Orbiter: Auto/On - personal choice
 

shield

Banned
Hi.when are you going to do a calibration on panasonic 50st50?
 

audiphile76

Novice Member
My 50ST60 has below 50 hours under its belt. With your recommended settings Mark, i find viewing dark scenes quite LCDish. I usually watch during late evenings in low lighting and dark scenes do not seem to have any shadow details. Could the reason be that i have a ST60Y model? Do you advise any quick and dirty fixes?
 

AndreiNR

Well-known Member
Audiphile I will try to post my settings later. I think major differences are between sizes more than country codes. I might be wrong..
 

ROMAN38

Standard Member
My 50ST60 has below 50 hours under its belt. With your recommended settings Mark, i find viewing dark scenes quite LCDish. I usually watch during late evenings in low lighting and dark scenes do not seem to have any shadow details. Could the reason be that i have a ST60Y model? Do you advise any quick and dirty fixes?
This is foult of gamma set to 2.4, you must change to 2.2:cool:
 

lofgents

Member
This looks a really good TV could someone give me an idea on how reflective the screen is please. We live in a place with a lot of bright sunlight which is impossible to eliminate during daytime viewing.

Thanks
 

audiphile76

Novice Member
How much does setting ambient setting on help for daytime viewing? Is it even recommended?
 

audiphile76

Novice Member
This is foult of gamma set to 2.4, you must change to 2.2:cool:
I changed it but its so bright even in the evenings that i have to wait for few more weeks before i can test if this change improves the shadow detailing or not. Thanks a lot for the hint :smashin:
 

Meridius

Well-known Member
Hi All just bought this tv and these are my settings are they right for this tv

Thanks

I have sett my settings like this for the TX-42DT60B UK model.

I have set the settings to this for (50hz freeview SD 576 / HD 1080i

Picture settings Menu
Viewing mode: True Cinema
Contrast: 57
Brightness: 0
Colour: 50
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Colour Temperature: Warm
Vivid Colour: Off
Ambient Sensor: Off
Noise reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Intelligent Frame Creation: Min

Advanced Settings Sub Menu:
Panel Luminance: Mid
Adaptive Gamma Control: 0
Black Expander: 0
Colour Gamut: Normal
White Balance: Left Alone
Colour Management: Left Alone
Gamma: 2.2

More detailed Adjustment
Input Signal Level: 100IRE
Gain: O

Option Settings:
Film Cadence Mode: On

Screen Settings:
16:9 Overscan: Off
H-Size: H-Size1
screen Display: On
Side Panel: High
Pixel Orbiter: On

I have set the settings to this for (60hz SD DVD / 24p Bluray / 50hz SD DVD)

Picture settings Menu
Viewing mode: True Cinema
Contrast: 57
Brightness: 0
Colour: 50
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
Colour Temperature: Warm
Vivid Colour: Off
Ambient Sensor: Off
Noise reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Intelligent Frame Creation: Off
24p Smooth Film: Off (Bluray only)


Advanced Settings Sub Menu:
Panel Luminance: Mid
Adaptive Gamma Control: 0
Black Expander: 0
Colour Gamut: Normal
White Balance: Left Alone
Colour Management: Left Alone
Gamma: 2.2

More detailed Adjustment
Input Signal Level: 100IRE
Gain: O

Option Settings:
Game mode: Off
Film Cadence Mode: Off
1080p Pixel Direct: Off
HDMI content Type: Auto on all inputs
Auto detail Settings: Off on all inputs
HDMI RGB Range: Normal


Screen Settings:
16:9 Overscan: Off
H-Size: H-Size1
screen Display: On
Side Panel: High
Pixel Orbiter: On

Are these settings right For the uk model as I have highlighted some of the settings that I am not to sure about as I have turned on Intelligent Frame Creation to min for 50hz broadcasts in all resolutions including sd and hd and off for DVDs and blurays. I don't know what this Film Cadence Mode: is uses for as I have it on on freeview and off for DVDs and blurays

Can you take a look at my settings above and see if there about right

I have game mode set to on on a gaming maching

What about a HTPC for just watching movies only will the bluray tv settings work for that or do I need to turn on another setting for PC HTPC use for movies only

Thanks for any help
 
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Meridius

Well-known Member
Anyone
 

mitejan

Novice Member
i tried these settings in my st60e and i dont find the picture calibrated regarding to my eye
the picture is a lot warm
is it me but i like to see more pure white choosing the cool picture option
 

xit2050

Well-known Member
is it me but i like to see more pure white choosing the cool picture option
You'll get anything but pure white with the cool setting... white just turns blue.
 

mitejan

Novice Member
You'll get anything but pure white with the cool setting... white just turns blue.
yes but it is a lot closer to real white than yellowish
and to my eye cool is a lot better
is there any patterns so i can check what marks option did here
 

markfawcett

Active Member
i tried these settings in my st60e and i dont find the picture calibrated regarding to my eye
the picture is a lot warm
is it me but i like to see more pure white choosing the cool picture option
No two TVs are the same - Mark's calibrated settings actually make my screen a lot cooler than the default True Cinema / Warm setting - however the Cool colour temperature is as far away from accurate colours as you can get.

You're better off sticking to the default True Cinena / Warm settings unless you're going to purchase a colorimeter or have a professional calibration done.
 

mitejan

Novice Member
What makes you think that?
Warm setting is closest to D6500.
No two TVs are the same - Mark's calibrated settings actually make my screen a lot cooler than the default True Cinema / Warm setting - however the Cool colour temperature is as far away from accurate colours as you can get.

You're better off sticking to the default True Cinena / Warm settings unless you're going to purchase a colorimeter or have a professional calibration done.
dynamic and normal looks best to me
with cinema and true cinema the picture is yellowish (warm)
 
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xit2050

Well-known Member
dynamic and normal looks best to me
:suicide:
Dynamic is horrible and without a doubt the worst this set can look... You've been watching some crap lcd the last couple of years?
 

Jerry Langford

Novice Member
dynamic and normal looks best to me
with cinema and true cinema the picture is yellowish (warm)
I really like the settings Mark has provided and use them for everything but sports, in which I use true cinema but even then I do chop and change every now and then. I also use change the ambient sensor, on for daytime viewing(brighter conditions) and off for night time viewing.

I can't watch the normal or dynamic setting! But each to their own.
 

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