PTAE500 - Best settings for contrast

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  1. joebloggs123

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    Just bought the Panasonic and am totally amazed by the picture.

    However I had to tweak the contrast and brightness settings till the picture was right. Now the picture has real depth and a 3D quality.

    Obviously the picture settings will vary for each person depending on ambient light conditions and what kind of setup you have. I did notice however that a few of the post of people's settings showed the brightness and contrast levels were set to almost the same setting.

    With the cinema2 setting this is also the case. If however you put the contrast HIGH and brightness LOW you get brighter whites and so blacks appear darker (since your iris becomes smaller due to the brighter screen).

    My setting for contrast is +30 and brightness -10 to -14 depending on film.
    I watched casino - and because that is wider than 16:9 format it still had the black bars top and bottom. But these bars looked TOTALLY black and not dark grey. I was amazed at the difference. Colours also really popped out.
     
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    will try that, with the settings at default, theres a blue haze i found, so i'll have to do a bit of tinkering ;)
     
  3. joebloggs123

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    Let me know how you get on.

    Also if anyone else has any other tweaks or tips please let us know.
    Setting up the image correctly can be the difference between a good picture and a great one.
     
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    With your setting of cinema2 and contrast +30, you end up with crushed whites ie. lose of white detail because the contrast has saturated the LCD panels.
     
  5. joebloggs123

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    Maybe it's down to personal taste- i prefer to have blacker blacks even if it means losing some white detail- but i'll play around with the settings and see if I can find a compromise.

    What settings are you using shinobiwan?
     
  6. joebloggs123

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    Shinobiwan was right...

    I played around with the settings over the weekend and tried a view different dvd's.
    The picture was a little harsh on some films.

    I've settled on +20 for contrast and -5 for brightness on cinema2. This seemed to provide a more balanced picture- and contrast levels were still great without being harsh.
     
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    I bought a copy of DVE and it has set up my TV a treat.

    I went about 2 nothces lower than the brightness setting it recommended as like you i like jet black bars and not almost black.
     
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    DVE?
    from where?
     
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