I hate to dig a old thread up, but I want to tell you a little story.
I have been a member here for quite awhile but have ventured away for a long time. In the old days when I had my Sony KDF50 Wega I started coming here and spent countless time trying to calibrate for those "perfect settings". UMR is the one I worshiped.
I even was one of those who ordered the calibrating disks and spent tine trying to calibrate the set when HDNET had their weekly show on doing this.
Honestly, I always thought a well calibrated set looked washed out so I left here, for the PIZAZZ burning lamp issue of VIVID.
About 4 years ago I bought a LN52A750 and really liked the set and Standard was my way of viewing. Very bright and terrible fade on the sides. For some odd reason this weekend before the NFL games I thought I would give it a shot on a better picture. Spent some time on Google, which led me back here. I started reading this thread, the whole thread and started my old anal habit of searching for the perfect picture on this TV.
I finished today using the settings by zerog. Well folks, I am still searching for my lower jaw around the house because not only did it drop, it rolled away. The picture on this set is frigging awesome. My wife thought I had bought a new TV. Side angles actually do not bleed away. I honestly can not fathom that a well calibrated set could look like this.
Zerog, if you ever come to Charlotte, a steak dinner is on me my friend. You made me realize just how right, UMR was back in my younger days.
The moral of this story is, please folks, dont ever quit trying to make good, better. You folks do an outstanding job and sometimes, it takes awhile for old farts like me to come around, but we do. I thank you, I thank this forum for stil being here and I will thank anyone who helps me find, my lower jaw.