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Old 12-13-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default My Panasonic 65GT50 Calibration (Day & Night)

I will be posting my Panasonic GT50 calibrations for both day and night conditions. I will include the settings I am using, as well as the data from my calibrations.

NOTE: The primary change in my "Night" settings is that I went from a gamma target of 2.4, to a 2.2 instead.

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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Here are my "Day" (bright room) settings.

(updated 12/11/2012)

I calibrated these to achieve 45fL.

Picture mode: Custom
Contrast: +100
Brightness: +56
Color: +45
Tint: 0
Sharpness: +20
Color temp.: Warm2
Color mgmt.: N/A
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: N/A

Pro Settings

Color Space: Normal
W/B high R: 0
W/B high G: 0
W/B high B: -2
W/B low R: +10
W/B low G: 0
W/B low B: 0
Black Extension: 0
Gamma adjustment: 2.4
Panel brightness: Mid
Contour emphasis: Off
AGC: 0

Advanced picture

Motion smoother: Off
1080p pure direct: On (only applies to and can only be adjusted with a 1080p signal)
Black level: Light
24p Direct in: 60Hz (only applies to and can only be adjusted with a 1080p signal)

Please note that due to panel variances and room lighting...your experiences with these settings will vary.

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***Previous settings (10/2012)***

I calibrated these to achieve 45fL.

Picture mode: Custom
Contrast: +100
Brightness: +59
Color: +45
Tint: 0
Sharpness: +20
Color temp.: Warm2
Color mgmt.: N/A
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: N/A

Pro Settings

Color Space: Normal
W/B high R: +2
W/B high G: 0
W/B high B: +2
W/B low R: +6
W/B low G: -5
W/B low B: +2
Black Extension: 0
Gamma adjustment: 2.4
Panel brightness: Mid
Contour emphasis: Off
AGC: 0

Advanced picture

Motion smoother: Off
1080p pure direct: On (only applies to and can only be adjusted with a 1080p signal)
Black level: Light
24p Direct in: 60Hz (only applies to and can only be adjusted with a 1080p signal)

Please note that due to panel variances and room lighting...your experiences with these settings will vary.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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Here are my "Night" (dark/dim room) settings.

(updated 12/11/2012) Please note that the "Gamma adjustment" setting HAS been changed.

I calibrated these to achieve 35fL.

Picture mode: Custom
Contrast: +84
Brightness: +55
Color: +45
Tint: 0
Sharpness: +20
Color temp.: Warm2
Color mgmt.: N/A
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: N/A

Pro Settings

Color Space: Normal
W/B high R: +2
W/B high G: 0
W/B high B: -1
W/B low R: +7
W/B low G: -2
W/B low B: -3
Black Extension: 0
Gamma adjustment: 2.4
Panel brightness: Mid
Contour emphasis: Off
AGC: 0

Advanced picture

Motion smoother: Off
1080p pure direct: On (only applies to and can only be adjusted with a 1080p signal)
Black level: Light
24p Direct in: 60Hz (only applies to and can only be adjusted with a 1080p signal)

Please note that due to panel variances and room lighting...your experiences with these settings will vary.

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***Previous settings (10/2012)***

I calibrated these to achieve 35fL.

Picture mode: Custom
Contrast: +84
Brightness: +59
Color: +45
Tint: 0
Sharpness: +20
Color temp.: Warm2
Color mgmt.: N/A
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: N/A

Pro Settings

Color Space: Normal
W/B high R: +2
W/B high G: 0
W/B high B: 0
W/B low R: +8
W/B low G: -2
W/B low B: +1
Black Extension: 0
Gamma adjustment: 2.6
Panel brightness: Mid
Contour emphasis: Off
AGC: 0

Advanced picture

Motion smoother: Off
1080p pure direct: On (only applies to and can only be adjusted with a 1080p signal)
Black level: Light
24p Direct in: 60Hz (only applies to and can only be adjusted with a 1080p signal)

Please note that due to panel variances and room lighting...your experiences with these settings will vary.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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Results of my "Day" settings:




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Results of my "Night" settings:






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Old 12-13-2012, 06:19 PM   #6
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The graphs I have posted are from my previous settings. I will post the updated graphs soon.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:35 AM   #7
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Black Ops,

Are these "newer" settings from the previous ones that you shared?

Any luck with the 3D settings?

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Black Ops,

Are these "newer" settings from the previous ones that you shared?

Any luck with the 3D settings?
Newer than the ones posted at HDJ.

No 3D yet, but I've been tinkering with it!
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:55 AM   #10
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I will be posting my Panasonic GT50 calibrations for both day and night conditions. I will include the settings I am using, as well as the data from my calibrations.

NOTE: The primary change in my "Night" settings is that I went from a gamma target of 2.4, to a 2.2 instead.
I've been using your original night settings for awhile and love them. I'll have to put these in and check them out. Thanks, you rule.
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I've been using your original night settings for awhile and love them. I'll have to put these in and check them out. Thanks, you rule.
Thanks! Good luck with them. Use which ever ones work better for you.
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Just curious, how close are your custom calibrated settings with the built in THX settings? Is it really THAT huge of a difference?
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Just curious, how close are your custom calibrated settings with the built in THX settings? Is it really THAT huge of a difference?
I am trying to retrieve my THX readings. I had a computer completely fail last night and I may have lost those files. I may need to take the measurements again, but I will tonight or tomorrow and let you know!
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Thanks! Good luck with them. Use which ever ones work better for you.
Hey Black ops, I've been using your new night settings for a few days and I like them better than your previous ones. I didn't think I would with the lower gamma settings. I thought it would look to washed out, but I think you've hit these settings spot one. Everything looks so life like and natural. My darker scenes come in much better now. I have the 60" GT50. No need for the day settings for me. My room is pretty much dark all the time. Thanks for posting!
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Hey Black ops, I've been using your new night settings for a few days and I like them better than your previous ones. I didn't think I would with the lower gamma settings. I thought it would look to washed out, but I think you've hit these settings spot one. Everything looks so life like and natural. My darker scenes come in much better now. I have the 60" GT50. No need for the day settings for me. My room is pretty much dark all the time. Thanks for posting!
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Just curious, how close are your custom calibrated settings with the built in THX settings? Is it really THAT huge of a difference?
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I am trying to retrieve my THX readings. I had a computer completely fail last night and I may have lost those files. I may need to take the measurements again, but I will tonight or tomorrow and let you know!
Steelmaker - I have access to some of my earlier cal files, but not the ones I did of THX Cinema's stock settings back in October. So...in order to show how they compare to what I have done with Custom, I will need to get to work and recheck them. Not a problem! The meter is warming up on the screen and I'll take a look at where the THX Cinema stock settings stand in about 30 minutes. It will take me a little longer than that to post the results.
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Here is a comparison between my measurements of the stock THX Cinema settings vs my Custom settings. I would like to do two things in the future:
  1. Dial my Custom settings in a bit more.
  2. Calibrate THX Cinema through the service menu.

...but I'm far too sleepy at the moment.

THX Cinema

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THX Cinema

Custom

THX Cinema

Custom

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I would love some 3D settings input, both dark and daylight. Thanks.
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A big thank you...
Though i do not own a GT50 model but your settings would certainly help those who have your model globally !
Hope many members here give out the calibration values for each models they own that is manufactured till this day.Since it will immensely help those who do not have accesses to good calibrators in their locality or country.

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Old 05-31-2013, 12:16 PM   #20
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Here are my "Day" (bright room) settings.

(updated 12/11/2012)

I calibrated these to achieve 45fL.

Picture mode: Custom
Contrast: +100
Brightness: +56
Color: +45
Tint: 0
Sharpness: +20
Color temp.: Warm2
Color mgmt.: N/A
C.A.T.S.: Off
Video NR: N/A

Pro Settings

Color Space: Normal
W/B high R: 0
W/B high G: 0
W/B high B: -2
W/B low R: +10
W/B low G: 0
W/B low B: 0
Black Extension: 0
Gamma adjustment: 2.4
Panel brightness: Mid
Contour emphasis: Off
AGC: 0

Advanced picture

Motion smoother: Off
1080p pure direct: On (only applies to and can only be adjusted with a 1080p signal)
Black level: Light
24p Direct in: 60Hz (only applies to and can only be adjusted with a 1080p signal)

Please note that due to panel variances and room lighting...your experiences with these settings will vary.

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What if you, as I, have bought the EU model, and the scale is not the same as for non-EU models. When my scale is in the middle for contrast ie., it says 50. Do I even make sense?

And contrast max out at 70 or 80.

Help/info very need and welcome

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