Panasonic VT25 3D Plasma Picture Settings and Calibration Results

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Calibration Notes: The VT25 was difficult to calibrate and get balanced and obtain a pure D6500K color measurement. This plasma TV calibrated more accurately with the Panel light at the medium setting. However, the medium setting reduced the measured contrast ration to below 1700:1 so we felt it necessary to go through an extensive calibration with the panel light on high.

Panansonic VT25 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

For a top tier TV we expected a better processing chip set. There was significant background motion artifacts and noise as well as significant judder jerky effects with objects moving side to side. Though the VT25 scored well in a few categories, we were disappointed overall by what we saw. The artifacts and background noise also came through in the picture as noted below.

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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