Originally Posted by Baleful
That was with Terminator Salvation (BD) going through the BX580. All connections are HDMI. The picture quality looks almost exactly the same when viewing an HD channel from DirecTV as well.
I also popped in Hot Tub Time Machine after Terminator and it looked the same as well.
Energy Saving: Medium - Please Turn this OFF
Picture Mode: Cinema
Backlight: 30 - Backlight should go higher
Contrast: 85 - Contrast a little lower
Brightness: 60 - Brightness should be lower
Color Temp.: W25 - Way too warm for me but depends on Gamma/Black level
Dynamic Contrast: Medium - Should be OFF
Dynamic Color: High - Should be OFF
Clear White: Low - this is OK or Turn off depending on color temp warmth
Skin Color: 0
Noise Reduction: Off
Digital Noise Reduction: High - I keep mines OFF
Gamma: Medium - This is tricky. REALLY depends on Black lev/Gamma /brightness/Backlight
Black Level: Low - Depends on source and should be the first setting you fix before tweaking. Example: If PS3 is set to Full(not limited) black level should be "high." 360: if set to "Expanded" it needs to be "high". I you use limited or beginner reference level, Black level should be "LOW"
Real Cinema: On
Color Gamut: Wide
TruMotion: User (Judder: 0, Blur: 10)
LED Local Dimming: On
This will help. But keep in mind that everyone has their own version of the Best Picture Possible. I may think my settings are the best possible for this TV while you think it needs improvement. Also the most important settings to keep and eye on are Contrast, Backlight, Brightness, and Gamma. They all affect black levels in some way. In other words, you can get away with having the backlight at 30 if you know how to make up for the darkness using the other 3. I try to get my blacks as black as the edge of the TV while not crushing. My Standard 360 settings' blacks are very close to the color of the TV while in a dark room. But like I said, I have more testing to do just to make sure I am not crushing the blacks. I am only getting started. I will pop in BatMan:AA since it is a dark game, and see what my blacks are doing. Then Silent Hill and fallout 3. These are my digital video essentials.