Originally Posted by nafs
Well I have been "lurking" on this forum for a few years now and I must say it is the
source that i have depended upon in getting as many opinions as possible when making a AV decision ( and as my wife keeps reminding me I have made many). Thank you to all the knowledgable contributors.
Well I pulled the trigger and purchased the 40Z without much of my typical research, except for this thread, because I got a great deal from a friend of mine who works at one of the big 3. ( Not to mention it is in the bedroom and such not really watched as much as the family room)
First off the TV is Fantastic IMHO. From design to function. Those who have it know what i mean, so I will end it there.
As far as sparkles I have not seen any, and quite frankly i am glad that it has moved on to a different thread; it was getting real old, and dominated most of the discussion, instead of really useful postings/info in the "owners" thread.
I was looking for some preffered settings from owners who have tinkered with the set longer than I have, but really found just one post- sorry i don't remember the name; the settings where more than descent, but i thought crushed the blacks and I believe it was for the W line.
So I put my DVE calibration disk in the PS3 through HDMI and gave it a quick calibration. Used the Brightness/ contrast test, the color decoder with the film screen for Blue, Red, Green, and the sharpness test. I am definately an amatuer enthusiast and by no means a calibration expert but alot of this is subjective also, as long as you are on the right track with the settings.
They can vary slightly from the panels baseline calibration
This is what I got for "my" panel.
Picture mode: custom
Hue : G1
Color Temp: Neutral
Noise Red: Off
Mpeg Noise: OffAdvanced
Black Corrector: Low
Advaanced CE: Low
Clear white: Low
Color Space: Wide
Live color: Off
White Balance: Have not touched.
Visually I believe its pushing the red a bit and I have yet to be able to lower that red saturation withought affecting too much of the rest of the colors. I will keep trying, and any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.
Color space set to wide gives a much more lively color palette, which I prefer.
Color space, i believe, has the largest affect on color vibrance and there is a substantial difference between normal and wide. My calibration is on the wide setting. I am sure if you prefer the normal setting for color space, you will probably get different settings.
Your first choice when you calibrate is choosing between normal and wide on the color space and then go through the color calibration.
Hope you guys find this somewhat helpful.
Please let me know any suggestions that can improve these settings.
All of your opinions are welcomed.