Panasonic G25 Plasma Picture Settings and Calibration Results

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Calibration Notes: We found the 54G25 on the difficult end of the calibration spectrum of TVs. After tuning the panel light to the medium setting, we were able to dial it in relatively close to D6500k. But there is a great degree of inconsistency with this panel due to powerful lighting and extra saturation of colors. In the end, a medium panel light reduced contrast too much, so we did the extra work to calibrate with a high setting. It was an arduous task.

Panansonic G25 Series Post-Calibration Picture Settings
Picture Mode: Custom W/B HIGH R +17
Contrast +85 W/B HIGH B +16
Brightness +72 W/B LOW R +7
Color +48 W/B LOW B +4
Tint 0 RED Hue 0
Sharpness 0 GREEN Hue 0
Color Temp WARM2 BLUE Hue 0
Color Mgmt OFF RED Saturation 0
x.v.Color OFF GREEN Saturation 0
CATS OFF BLUE Saturation 0
Video NR OFF BLACK Extension 0
Blur Reduction OFF GAMMA Adjust 2.4
Screen Format FULL Panel Brightness MID
HD Size SIZE 2 (1:1) Contour Emphasis OFF
Mosquito NR OFF AGC (Default +7) 0
Black Level LIGHT    
24p Direct In 60Hz    

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HQV Video Processor Testing

Processor Testing: There was great deal of background noise with both HD and standard definition content with this plasma TV. Smooth is not a word I would choose to describe the picture presentation. There are significant side to side judder effects when the scene pans. Therefore, overall we were disappointed with the processor video boards contained in the G25.

With 480i Input

Jaggies 1: Good to Average
Jaggies 2: Average
Jaggies Flag Motion Test: Average

Film Detail Test Race Car/Stadium Seating: TV clears moire' pattern in 2 seconds but bad judder effects from moving race car. Poor result.

Film based Pulldown Cadence tests (applicable to DVDs)
Cadence 2-2 30fps: Average
Cadence 3-2 24fps: Good
Cadence 2-2-2-4: Poor to Average
Cadence 2-3-3-2: Poor to Average

Mixed 3:2 Film with Added Video Titles: Good

With 1080p Input

Jaggies 1: Good
Jaggies 2: Good

Video Resolution Loss Test: Very Good. Top right box with flicker
Film Resolution Loss Test: Average to Good

HD Background: Average Some Flicker
Stadium Seating Test with Moire: Little moire' in top seating. Visible Judder during side to side panning. Average.

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