Originally Posted by HD is Blu
Okay, I have read this thread since a long time. Finally decided to register, and post.. =P
I am on Firmware 1008, and not planning to update. I've been using Zerog's calibration for Blu-ray, and any HD video.
Now I see a lot of people asking best settings for video games. I have both PS3, and 360. Let me tell you this.. it's BEST to use default colors for games. Zerog's settings are GREAT for movies, but they are not meant for games.
After testing on DOZENS of games (all types of environment - jungle, deserts, city..etc), I have clearly noticed that his brown and green colors are too light for games. So the person who's asking about SOCOM (ps3), there's your answer. That game is heavy with brown colors, and there are lots more who do the same. Keep your colors on default.
As for other stuff.. I'll keep this short:
Backlight - 4
Contrast - 95 (or go up to 100)
^ That combo gives the best black levels. If you find it a bit dark, put backlight on 5.. but don't go higher. That will ruin your colors.
Brightness - 43
Sharpness - 32 (don't go higher than 35, it makes the jaggies look worse. AND anything below 30 hides the details on textures. Trust me, I tested a lot.)
Dynamic Contrast - Medium (stay away from High)
Black Adjust - OFF
Color Tone - Normal
Everything else is default.
Do NOT use "Game" mode. It sucks, trust me.
... and keep HDMI Black levels to "low". Let the HDTV handle those colors. Keep PS3 on RGB "Limited", and 360 on "standard" reference level. Anything higher ruins everything.
So there it is.. been using these settings since a while for PS3/360 games. They're PERFECT for me. Whenever I want to watch Blu-ray on PS3, I just switch to "Movie" mode with Zerog's calibration. Keep your games on "standard" mode, and stay away from that washed out mess called "game" mode. They have no idea how games are meant to be played.
Hope this helps. Peace.