Originally Posted by Skeenatron
I got the LN55C630 after going and looking at the TVs in the store 5 times, buy and returning a plasma, and reading these and many other forums for hours. When I popped on the TV I had all the same issues you mentioned as it was just the way the TV was set up from the factory. I also do everything on my PS3 like you do. The only difference between my TV and the TV you had is the size and I have the glossy screen while you have the semi-matte. If you plan on using your TV in the dark like I do (bedroom) I strongly recommend the glossy screen from the 55" or the C650 models.
Anyway, if you do end up finding yourself playing with the C630/C650 settings again with a PS3 try setting it up the way I did and see what you think. I've messed with my settings and copied many other peoples settings for hours to the point where I feel very good about the picture.
In Video Settings-
BD/DVD Video Output Format: RGB
24p/hz: ON if you don't want to use AMP (see below) at all or OFF if you want to even attempt to see what AMP can look like on Blurays.
In Display Settings-
RGB Full Range: Full
Super White: On
TV Settings (LN55C630 or LN46C650)
Backlight: 4-7 (depending on your preference)
Bright: 46-50 (I like it somewhere between here, not sure just where exactly yet)
All eco options- off
Advanced- all Off or 0 except for :
Color space: Auto
White Balance (got this off of cnet recommendations for last years models, could try it without the adjustments and see if you notice much difference):
Color temp: Warm 1 or Warm 2 (preference, i like warm 1 better i think but most people say they like warm 2)
Size: screen fit
DN filter: Auto
MPEG DN filter: Auto
HDMI Black Level (very important for these settings): Low
AMP: If watching a blu ray and 24p is turned on, leave this off. If watching a bluray and 24p is turned off try playing with the different options, they will be working correctly so use something if you like it. If I use it at all I usually use Clear, or Smooth, or a Custom setting (9 blur, 1 dejudder or 9, 3). I think things like Planet Earth look great with Smooth on or a Custom setting but either have it off completely for movies/TV shows with humans or use the custom 9,1 setting. 9,1 is cool in my opinion because it takes the edge off the natural film look (natural film output judders) without making it look too much like a soap opera, cuz i hate that.
TV Audio settings:
I only use the TV speakers so I don't think it matters TOO much what the settings on in here except for the SPDIF Output should be PCM if using HDMI and TV speakers and the delay NEEDS to be at 0 (it came stock at 100 and i noticed audio lag instantly).
When I play games I usually switch the TV settings to game mode which brings up a whole new set of settings. I keep all the settings the same as I had set them up for watching blurays in non-game mode, except the picture mode will have to be set to Standard and the AMP option is grayed out.
Lastly, make sure you stand far away from the screen in a dark room when using these settings. They are set up this way to make the picture look great without any ambient light screwing everything up (and it screws it up big time with the glossy screen). All big TVs look like crap from close up too, so sit way back 10-12 feet in my opinion. Hope this helps you or anyone else looking for a nice baseline for settings.