Originally Posted by JustinHEMI05
There picture isn't supposed to be "eye popping." When you go to the movies, do you get the "eye popping" effect? Again, thats why I mentioned that folks that get a TV professionally done are often left feeling disappointed at first. When the TV is displaying the best picture possible, it isn't "eye popping." Thats not what real life looks like. But, no matter what, what you like is all that matters. I submit that folks should spend less time worrying about their settings and enjoying the picture when they get one they like.
Exactly what Justin said. They try to get customers used to the oversaturated and bright images that they show at the store. This is not how the image is supposed to look like. Colors are way oversaturated and look unrealistic and the image is just way to bright because of image processing done over the original image. Cripsy's and my settings are done to look like what the image is supposed to look like and how it was intended to be seen. It takes some time getting used to it, but once you do, you can never go back to the over saturated images.
But again, it is your personally preference. Just watch whatever you enjoy. I can tell you one thing that will help with the image quality that is a small sacrifice. On my modified cripsy's settings, turn dynamic contrast ratio on to high. This will give the image a bit more pop, but keep the color schemes and everything right on track. This may be a good tradeoff for you....try it and let me know what you think.
I will post the setting here for you. These are the settings I am currently using and are fantastic and produce a great image the way it is supposed to look
Here are the "slightly" modified settings that I am using based off of cripsy's post.
Backlight = 5 (7 for brighter picture)
Contrast = 88
Brightness = 50
Sharpness = 20
Color = 60
Tint = G55/R45
Black Adjust = Low
Dynamic Contrast = Off (High for picture that is somewhat more vibrant with more "POP")
Gamma = +1
Color Space = Auto
Flesh Tone = 0
Edge Enhancement = Off
Xycc = Off
R-Offset = 23
G-Offset = 28
B-Offset = 17
R-Gain = 31
G-Gain = 24
B-Gain = 37
Color Tone = Warm 1
Size = Just Scan (I use 16:9 for most TV watching, Just Scan for games and Blue-Ray/DVD)
Digital N/R = Off
DNIE = Off Greyed out
HDMI Black Level = Normal on DVR through Component, I use Low if using a HDMI connection.
Film Mode = Auto
Blue Mode = Off
Energy Saving = Low (Off for brighter picture)