How to Adjust a Panasonic Television

by Melly Parker

Once you've installed your Panasonic television, adjust the settings so you have the best picture possible for the content you're viewing. Movies, sporting events and video games, for example, may look better with different levels of brightness and contrast. The remote that comes with the television allows you to access the settings and adjust them to your liking; many models of television by Panasonic have built-in settings for video games and other types of media for quick adjustments as well.

1

Turn on a movie with top and bottom letterbox bars and an image with both bright and dark colors in the middle. It will give you a good base to adjust the picture settings.

2

Press "Menu" on the remote. The button's exact location will vary depending on the model of Panasonic television remote you're using.

3

Use the arrow button on the remote to highlight "Picture" and click "OK."

4

Scroll to the Brightness option to adjust the brightness and use the left and right arrows to adjust it. Brightness controls the black levels of your Panasonic; increase the brightness if the top and bottom bar around a movie aren't completely black. Decrease the brightness if dark areas of the screen appear blurred or lack detail.

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Scroll to the Contrast option to adjust the contrast and use the left and right arrows to adjust it. Contrast controls the brightness and detail in the white areas of an image. Turn the contrast up if a white image doesn't appear white. Turn it down if white images appear blurred at the edges.

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Scroll to the Sharpness option and use the left and right arrows to adjust it. If straight lines in an image appear jagged, turn down the sharpness. All lines should appear clean and straight, according to Digital Trends.

7

Scroll to the Color option and use the left and right controls to adjust the color. Use a paused image of people and adjust the image until the skin appears colored correctly. Digital Trends says that true color adjustment is difficult, but that a good starting point is a warm setting, if your Panasonic includes one.

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Scroll to the Tint option and use the left and right controls to adjust the tint. Most of the time, tint doesn't need to be adjusted because the television is shipped with the correct tint enabled. If you need to adjust tint, move each aspect up or down a few segments at a time until you have the color you want.

9

Click "Exit" to return to your content.

Tips

  • If you're having trouble seeing the picture, press "Input" and make sure you have the correct device selected.
  • The content you're viewing, as well as the light in the room, will affect how your picture appears.
  • If you have a Viera, press "Viera Tools" and "Game Mode" to change the visual settings to those best for a video game.

About the Author

Melly Parker has been writing since 2007, focusing on health, business, technology and home improvement. She has also worked as a teacher and a bioassay laboratory technician. Parker now serves as a marketing specialist at one of the largest mobile app developers in the world. She holds a Master of Science in English.

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