Philips color temp settings

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  1. Ken Horowitz

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    I have a Philips 32RF82S, which has color temp settings of "warm", "normal", and "cool". However, nowhere in the manual or website do they specify the Kelvin temperature for these settings. I've done a bunch of web searches, called service centers, and come up with nothing.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    Ken, most manufacturers come closest to the D6,500 setting in the "warm" color mode (those labels are misleading, too: so-called "cool" is actually the hottest, bluest setting while so-called "warm" is cooler and more accurate).
     
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    It's just that we associate red with warm and blue with cool ...

    Go figure ...

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  4. Ken Horowitz

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    The terms are familiar in photography -- if you use daylight film indoors, you get a "warmer" picture (leaning toward red); and if you use tungsten film outdoors, you get a "cooler" look (leaning toward blue).

    So "warm" and "cool" in these contexts deal with our visual perception, as opposed to actual temperatures.

    But still, it would be nice if Philips gave me some real Kelvin numbers for reference.
     
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    Well, even if Philips did say "warm" matches D6,500, chances are it's not an exact match. That's why you need people like Michael TLV.
     
  6. Ken Horowitz

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    Just for the record, I finally heard back from Philips with the Kelvin temperatures for the settings:

    Warm -- 6,500
    Normal -- 9,300
    Cool -- 12,500

    All are supposedly +/- 10-15%.
     

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