Panasonic PT-AE8000 Home Theater Projector Review
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-AE8000′s brightness and color temp measurements from the Performance page.
Panasonic PT-AE8000 Color Temperature
|Color Temp over IRE Range (Pre calibration – best mode)|
Before we provide our settings, let’s see what we started out with: Pre calibration, these are the color temperatures over the grayscale range.
|PT-AE8000 Lumen Output and Color Temp with 100 IRE Field (mid zoom)|
|Cinema 1||643 @ 7053|
|Cinema 2||1175 @ 8554|
|Game||1245 @ 10199|
|Normal||1285 @ 9746|
|Dynamic||1898 @ 7757, 1255 lumens with AI off|
|Rec. 709||622 @ 6695|
|D-Cinema||643 @ 6437|
Panasonic PT-AE8000 Basic Settings
|Settings for measurements (default values are in parenthesis)|
|Cinema 1||Cinema 2||Game||Normal||Dynamic||REc 709||D-Cinema|
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-AE8000 projector, most of these default settings were fairly close to ideal, with only contrast altered more than slightly in most modes.
Color Temp is at default on all
Lamp Mode=Normal (unless noted otherwise)
Auto Iris Off
All other settings at default (untouched)
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