Originally Posted by KungFuEnglish
Question: are bright room and dark room different if you make all the other settings the same? Ie is there some difference to the internal processing as well that's not represented in settings?
2) did you do any color or wb adjusting? Curious if I'm trying too hard to make the colors right and should just leave color management and white balance at 0s.
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I just posted the answer to this in my Settings thread and have copied it to paste here even before seeing your question. It just seemed like a good thing for both posts.
I think whether or not you want to change your settings from bright day vs. night time viewing is going to be another matter of preference. Do I think it's best to switch? As soon as I saw the picture when I turned the tv on this morning, I felt the isf Expert (Dark Room) was darker than I wanted. But it only required one change -- to isf Expert (Bright Room) to get what I think is just a spectacular image. You can watch it with Dark Room, but I don't really think anyone would be pleased with it.
However, yesterday when it was cloudy, I didn't feel the need to change off of Dark Room. Could I improve it, yes, but it was more of a "why bother?". A lot of this is going to depend on what setting adjustments you have for Dark Room (or whatever). (And btw, I've made no changes to the color or white balance -- played some on the first day, but set them back.)
Having the tv for less than 2 days, I can't be sure that any settings I have now are the same as I will have in two weeks or two months. But my goal was to have things ready for the Super Bowl -- I don't want to be messing during the game -- or even during the pre-game. I've been watching on and off now for the past 7 hours with various program including Sportscenter, basketball, checking out Deadpool
in this bright light (still amazing!) and now the golf tournament. Early sun from the east, direct sun from due south or the now westering sun, I've had no reason to make any changes.
The only adjustments from original settings that I've made is this:
Eye Comfort Mode: On
H & V Sharpness to 0
Color Gamut: Wide
All Picture Option Off except Black Level: Low
Dark Room sets Contrast to 92 and Gamma to BT.1886
Bright Room set Contrast to 85 and Gamma to 2.2
As the sun gets closer to the horizon and more westerly putting my LR in shadow, I still see a difference in Dark vs Bright Room, but it's hard to state a preference. As everything get slightly darker around me, the Bright Room is starting to wash out color but Dark Room is still hiding shadow detail.
All in all, I still think I'm setup fine for Super Bowl and have a much better feel for how things adjust. Oh -- and for the Super Bowl I will pull my chair forward to about 9-10 feet from it's current "wife" placement of 12 feet. (I find myself looking at a still life scene of a large boulder surrounded by cactus, etc and just laughing with joy because the picture looks so good.)