Panasonic PT-AE7000 Home Theater Projector Review

Panasonic PT-AE7000 Projector Calibration and Settings

Below are the calibration settings Mike ended up with in doing a grayscale calibration, and general settings. As is typical, we did not individually calibrate the primary and secondary colors, although the Panasonic does have a full CMS (color management system).

For your convenience we repeat the Panasonic PT-AE7000‘s brightness and color temp measurements from the Performance page.

Let’s take a look at the numbers:

Panasonic PT-AE7000 Color Temperature

Color Temp over IRE Range (Pre calibration – best mode):
30 IRE 6703
50 IRE 6310
80 IRE 6601
100 IRE 6550

Before we provide our settings, let’s see what we started out with: Pre calibration, these are the color temperatures over the grayscale range:

Panasonic PT-AE7000 Color Temperature

Lumen Output and Color Temp with 100 IRE Field (mid zoom):
Cinema 1 622 @ 7489
Cinema 2 1054 @ 8170
Game 1155 @ 9745
Normal 1255 @ 9428
Dynamic 1516 @ 8321
Rec. 709 602 @ 6550
D-Cinema 622 @ 6418

Before we provide our settings, let’s see what we started out with: Pre calibration, these are the color temperatures over the grayscale range

Header Content
Cinema 1 Cinema 2 Game Normal Dynamic Rec. 709 D-Ci
Contrast
= (0)
10 10 10 10 9 10
Brightness = (0) 1 1 0 2 4 3
Color
= (0)
0 0 0 0 0 0
Tint
= (0)
0 0 0 0 0 0

In addition to calibrating Red Green and Blue for a correct grayscale balance (6500K), there are a number of other settings that come into play. Typically Contrast and Brightness (white balance and black balance), need to be done first. Color saturation and gamma also need adjustment. In the case of the PT-AE7000 projector, most of these default settings were fairly close to ideal, with only contrast altered more than slightly in most modes.

PT-AE7000 Greyscale Calibration

Color Temp over IRE Range (Post calibration):
20 IRE 6962
30 IRE 6504
40 IRE 6415
50 IRE 6455
60 IRE 6318
70 IRE 6511
80 IRE 6595
90 IRE 6408
100 IRE 6855

PT-AE7000 RGB Settings

PT-AE7000 Post Calibration settings:
Rec. 709 (Memory 1) Quick Cal of Dynamic (Memory 2)
Contrast
R = 7 20
G = -4 -15
B = -2 -15
Brightness
R = -3 0
G = -1 0
B = 2 0

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