Vizio P Series Quantum Picture Settings – RTINGS.com

Vizio P Series Quantum Picture Settings – RTINGS.com


Hi, I’m Daniel from RTINGS.com. In this video we will go over how to set up
and get the best picture for the Vizio P Series Quantum. We will describe what each of the settings
do, as well as recommend adjustments you should make for gaming, HDR and movies. Note that we will be using the remote and the on screen interface for this but you can also follow along with the Vizio Smart Cast App on your phone or tablet For a summary of our recommended settings,
see the link in the description to our website. The P Quantum has five HDMI ports, but they
don’t all have the same performance. Ports one to four support high bandwidth signals,
such as 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 from a PC. They also support HDR. HDMI 5 is a low latency port which is best
for SDR gaming. It doesn’t support high bandwidth signals
like 4k 60Hz 4:4:4 or HDR though. The first HDMI port also supports ARC or the
audio return channel feature to direct sound from the TVs apps or other connected devices
to a receiver. If you want to use an external receiver or
soundbar and it supports ARC then connect it to HDMI 1. For HDR devices like a new console or HDR
Blu-ray player connect it to HDMI 2 to 4. For low latency gaming on an SDR console connect
it to HDMI 5. Unlike Vizio TVs from previous years, this
model includes a tuner so you can connect your antenna to the TV. If you’ve connected any high bandwidth devices,
then the first thing you’ll want to do is adjust the bandwidth of the HDMI port to suit. To do so, press the ‘Menu’ button on the
remote and go to ‘Input Settings’. Select the HDMI port your device is connected
to, and enable ‘Full UHD Color’. If you are experiencing any compatibility
issues with older devices then you can also try to disable this setting. The next thing we’ll do is go into the ‘Picture’
menu and adjust the ‘Picture Mode’. We will be using the ‘Calibrated Dark’
picture mode as it allows the most setting adjustment and is closest to our calibration
goal. Note that even for console gaming this is
a good picture mode to use, as it doesn’t affect the input lag. We will go over the settings for the lowest
input lag later. The ‘Computer’ picture mode is best for
PC use as it is the only picture mode which correctly shows chroma 4:4:4. When watching HDR content, the TV shows a
similar selection of picture modes. You can continue to use the ‘Calibrated
Dark’ picture mode. The ‘Backlight’ setting defaults to a
value of 50, which tracks the HDR EOTF most accurately. If you don’t care about an accurate image
then you can adjust the ‘Backlight’ value by increasing it to bring out dark scene details
or decreasing it for a deeper image. The ‘Auto Brightness Control’ option adjusts
the brightness of the image to suit your room. It may be useful if you have a varying amount
of light, if you watch TV both during the day and at night. In general, it is better to disable this setting
and adjust the ‘Backlight’ to suit though, as it can cause the screen brightness to change
unexpectedly. We will be using measurements of our Vizio
P Series Quantum to show how each of these settings affect the picture quality. So as mentioned, the ‘Backlight’ setting
allows you to adjust the overall luminance of the display. You should adjust this to suit your room,
and for a bright room set it to maximum. It doesn’t affect the picture quality, so
for our average lit room we will set it to 14 which corresponds to about 200 nits. When watching HDR content, the ‘Backlight’
value of 50 is best for the most accurate image. You can adjust this to suit your preference
though. The brightness option affects the black level. Decreasing this will crush details in dark
scenes. Increasing it results in blacks that appear
gray. For the best performance, leave it at the
default value of 50. The contrast option affects the brightness
range of the display. Low values result in a washed out image, as
the whites are reduced. High values can result in the clipping of
highlight details as it exceeds the display’s capability. The default value of 50 is a good safe value
to retain highlight details. The ‘Color’ setting affects the saturation
of colors. In this CIE xy diagram the squares are the
target points which is what an accurate display should achieve. The circles are the measured points from our
P Quantum. As we reduce the color slider, the measurement
points converge towards grayscale and the image loses all saturation. On the other hand, increasing it too far past
50 results in oversaturated images as the measurement points overshoot their targets. You can increase this a bit if you want a
less accurate image with more pop, but for the most accurate colors leave it on the default
of 50. The ‘Tint’ option rotates the color palette
as shown in the CIE xy diagram. The default value of 0 with equal amounts
of red and green is best for the most accurate image. You can sharpen up edges of lower resolution
content with the ‘Sharpness’ setting. This does introduce artifacts and ringing
around edges though, so should be used sparingly. For high quality content leave this on 0 for
no added sharpness. Under the ‘More Picture Settings’ menu
are some additional adjustments. The color temperature affects the white balance
of the image. Cooler color temperatures result in a blueish
image, while warmer values result in a reddish or yellowish image. Most content is mastered to a color temperature
of 6500K, which corresponds to a value of ‘Normal’ so this is the most accurate. You can adjust this to your preference though. We can measure the gamma curve of the display
to see the result of the ‘Black Detail’ setting. Lower gamma values result in a brighter image,
while higher values result in a darker image. The left hand side of this plot affects dark
scenes, while the right hand side affects bright scenes. Enabling the ‘Black Detail’ setting causes
the gamma to deviate from our 2.2 target, resulting in a less accurate image. This can bring out dark scene details more,
but it is better to use the ‘Gamma’ setting as we will show later. The ‘Xtreme Black Engine Pro’ setting
is Vizio’s name for the local dimming feature. This turns off areas of the backlight to produce
deeper dark scenes, which is great for a dark room. We’ve found that the ‘Medium’ setting
performs best, but you can adjust this to your preference. If you find the screen brightness changes
too noticeable then you can set it to a lower value. Motion is a complicated subject, so you can
watch our motion series linked below to learn more about how these ‘Motion Control’
settings work. ‘Reduce Judder’ and ‘Reduce Motion Blur’
are two motion interpolation options. The ‘Reduce Judder’ can interpolate lower
frame rate content up to 60fps, while ‘Reduce Motion Blur’ can interpolate 60 fps content
up to 120 fps. Note that these settings do add motion artifacts
so should be disabled when watching sports. Fans of the soap opera effect can set them
to a low value to reduce the number of artifacts. These are also disabled when in ‘Game Low
Latency’ mode to reduce input lag. The ‘Clear Action’ setting adds flicker
to the backlight to reduce persistence blur. It works well, but isn’t for everyone as
it adds very noticeable flicker. If you don’t mind this then you can enable
it when gaming for the clearest image. Under the ‘Reduce Noise’ menu item are
options to reduce block or signal noise. Block noise is common in digital compressed
video, so if you are watching lower quality cable content or low quality streaming then
you can enable this. Signal noise is the analog type, which isn’t
very common anymore. For high quality content these two options
will result in a less accurate image so should be disabled. The ‘Game Low Latency’ option reduces
the amount of input lag by disabling processing. As a result, many of these menu items will
become unavailable. This is fine though, as we usually recommend
disabling them for games anyway. You should enable this in instances where
low input lag is important, like gaming or use as a PC monitor. The ‘Film Mode’ option detects 24fps movies
and displays them at the correct cadence. It works well in most cases, and can be left
enabled if you watch movies. The ‘Color Space’ option can be left to
auto, and it will detect the incoming signal and display it appropriately. We can measure the effect of the gamma setting. Lower values result in a lower gamma curve,
which results in a brighter overall image which can be used to bring out dark scene
details if you watch in a bright room. Higher values result in a deeper or darker
image. You can adjust this as you prefer, but for
the most accurate image set it to 2.2 to match the gamma that content is mastered at. The ‘Enhanced Viewing Angle’ option is
an interesting new addition to the quantum. The effects are visible from up-close, as
it changes the sub-pixel dimming which reduces the color resolution. We didn’t find it to be effective, as you
can see in our comparison video which is linked below. Leave this disabled to maintain more color
resolution. If we go up a menu, under picture mode edit
we have options to save custom picture modes, lock the picture mode, or reset it to default. Under ‘Color Calibration’ are advanced
color tuner options. The best value for these fine adjustments
vary between units due to manufacturing tolerances. You need a colorimeter to set these accurately. So in summary, for most content including
sports, movies and gaming use the ‘Calibrated Dark’ picture mode. For PC, use the ‘Computer’ picture mode
for chroma 4:4:4 support. Adjust the ‘Backlight’ to suit your room,
and ‘Color Temperature’ to suit your preference. If you are watching HDR content then you can
also use the ‘Calibrated Dark’ picture mode. The default ‘Backlight’ value of 50 results
in the most accurate image, but adjusting this will affect the overall brightness so
you can adjust it to your preference. So that’s it. You can find the screenshots of all the settings
we recommend on our website via the link below. If you like this video, subscribe to our channel,
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  2. as soon as you can please let me know because this is driving me crazy can I watch regular TV my picture is great but when I watch movies streaming or my 4K player I get black bars how do you get rid of those things I called Vizio they said you cannot it's driving me crazy

  3. please let me know when you can how to get rid of black bars when I watch a movie when I stream it or through life 4K player no matter what I do I have black bars watching a movie not when I watch TV I have a Roku stick DirecTV now I do not get black bars only when I watch movies why do all movies do this

  4. CAN I HAVE THIS ONE IN THE VID PLEASE? I KNOW U GUYS HAVE MOVED ON BY NOW 😂. I HAVE A 2016 M-55D0 AND BEEN WANTING BOTH Ps BUT I HAVE 5 KIDS AND ITS WAAAAAY OUTTA MY BUDGET NOW. 😂

  5. I don't get it…. You described the function of each setting, then proceeded to recommend most of them be left alone. 🤔

  6. There are many experts who recommend a gamma 2.4 and other 2.2. I know that 2.4 is usually used for dark environments, but really what is the ideal gamma for an expert? the use is for video games.

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