Panasonic PT-AE8000U 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)
30 IRE 7060
50 IRE 6730
80 IRE 7032
100 IRE 6695

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
 Contrast (0) 0  0  1  -1  2 -1 -2
 Brightness (0)  1  1  -1  3  1 3 5
 Color (0  0  0  0  0  0 0 0
 Tint (0)  500  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-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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  • Jim Mills

    How did you get tint set to 500? Mine only goes to 32.