These settings are for a non-IPS 42LV5500-UA.AUSDLHR model
I've gone through making some basic calibration with my Non-IPS set. To do that, I used the AVS-709 (free) calibration disc: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=948496
I downloaded the AVCHD version of the .exe file to burn to DVD, as my Blu-Ray player natively plays that format and I don't have a Blu-Ray burner...just a DVD burner, so that was the file for me.
Note: If you want to use the calibration disc, you absolutely need
a "blue filter" so you can properly adjust color and tint. You can get blue filter glasses from THX: http://www.costore.com/THX/producten...=87&pid=930793The very first thing you should do after creating the calibration disc is to load it in your Blu-Ray player and scroll to the menu item at the top labeled "HDTV Calibration". It's a great combined series of videos from the guys at HD Nation on how to do basic calibration on your set and they use this particular calibration disc. Very informative, and they tell you which screens to key in on and why. Watch the videos all the way through before starting on your own calibration!
Anyway, on my non-IPS panel, here are the basic settings that work well for me and are tuned using the calibration disc:
Aspect Ratio: Just Scan
Energy Saving: Off
Picture Mode: Standard (User)
Backlight: 50 (Just my preference)
(edit: Changed to 81 from 90 because one of the "Misc" maps on the calibration disc showed the red color slightly hot at the top end of the scale at 90).
Color Temp. : 0
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Dynamic Color: Off
Clear White: Off
Skin Color: 0
Noise Reduction: Off
Super Resolution: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction Off
Black Level: Low
Eye Care: Off
Real Cinema: On
Color Gamut: Standard
LED Local Dimming (requires access to the "EZ Adjust Menu"): Off
(I made basic calibration adjustments before accessing the Local Dimming options. I didn't find that local dimming affected basic color/tint/black level already adjusted.)
I also enabled the THX Modes in the EZ Adjust Menu but still like my own tweaks better so far.
Audio Note: The AC3 tweak in the EZ Adust Menu does pass
Dolby audio from my cable box over the Optical Out of the TV. Couldn't get it to pass DTS over optical from my Blue Ray player. Also wasn't able to get my laptop's HDMI audio to pass Dolby (so far, anyway) over the TV's optical out.
Hope these settings are helpful.