maybe someone can help me then? im far from a professional here at this, and i live in a pretty rural part of AZ so theres noone really i can hire to pro calibrate my set. you guys are the closest things to pro help i have at my disposal, and you're free =P
all joking aside, my specific tv medel is LT-46231 as i said before it is a mits diamond sticker says manufactuired in may 2007. i have a PS3 for my blu ray player. small detail probably of minor importance here, my HDMI cable is really generic, 12$ for a 6 foot stretch from the local dish installation place. it is actually HDMI to DVI then i have a small 2 inch long DVI to HDMI thing on the end of it. picture quality is generally really good, i am blown away.
i did try going direct from HDMI out of PS3 into my DVI on the mits thus negating the DVI to HDMI adapter, the problems in PoC: DMC still exist, exactly as before. no visable PQ difference between the two connection methods, but there are some wierd lines that i dont like when the PS3 is switching resolutions
the copy of POC
MC i have is the standard 2 disk set that best buy carries, yes, it is a blu ray disk. im at least pro enough to know i wasnt trying to play a SD dvd =P my daughter is on summer break and has our camera or i would post pictures of the specific issues i am having.
as a side note, the transformers 1080p trailer i downloaded from the playstation store has HIGH levels of compression pixelization (dunno the technical term, but thats what i call it.) the scene where the military is taking down bumblebee on the bridge is absolutly horrid. other scenes like starscream landing in the street are BEAUTIFUL and imo, perfect. my PQ has a high level of variation im not sure im comfortable with considering i just dropped 3k on the set and 500 on the PS3. small change to some, but certainly enough to net myself some quality PQ.
just so you all know where i am, here are my settings i am using, perhaps im just way out of line here with the settings for this set. i tried some of the ones in the set's thread, but be it lighting or what have you, these numbers are what my eyes tell me is right for my environment.
Color Temp.: High
Deep Field Imager: On (i know, i know, but it really dosnt crush the blacks as far as i can tell on this set)
Sharp Edge: On (again, i know... but i love it!)
Video Noise: Off (was on low)
Picture Mode: Natural
Perfect Color Settings are
Perfect Tint is default as all colors: 31
I apologise for being so long winded, im just unsure of where the problem lies and i would love for it to go away. thank you all very very much.
any suggestions on another location i should repost this to find more specific help (like lcdsection or PS3 section) would be greatly appreciated.