Originally Posted by wxman
I am getting my tv next week and was curious how many other adjusmtents to the image you have made to make it look better? I won't be getting mine calibrated for a few months and was wondering what you thought of the image right out of the box.
Right out the box, all inputs were to bright. The best were Movie and User. Movie was slightly shifted to yellow/green.
Dot to Dot
Color Temperature: Low
Back light: -2
I left all other CMS setting at factory for now. Will let tech adjust.
Quad Pix: On
Active Contrast : Off
Digital Noise Reduction: Off
With these settings I'm very satisfied, but I know the ISF calibration will vastly improve. I had 4 previous sets calibrated and I highly recommend calibration. The first thing is to get the gray scale and gamma right. Color temperature should be set to ideal 6500 Kelvin if possible, You don't want your color temp to blue or red. The ISF tech will go into your advanced service menu which is not given to consumers to prevent potential destruction. IT HAS HAPPENED TO OTHERS WHO DID NOT KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING. You will also get a book and chart with your calibration. One final thing about calibration, you will find your set uses less energy after calibration.
A thought about the cloud issues experienced by other members and this is just speculation on my part, how were your sets delivered? Could they have been damaged in shipping? My set was delivered upright with an over sized wood pallet cabled to the box at the bottom. This prevented the box to have been laid on it's side in shipping. There were also two "SHOCK METERS" attached to the box. If the box received rough handling, red dye in the "SHOCK METERS" would have been activated and I had the option not to accept. Fortunately no such activation occurred in my shipment. When you take the panel out of the box, it should never be placed on it's side. Damage to the panel can occur.
I can say the color, detail, black levels are very good however the viewing angles are inferior to my old 2005 65 inch Sharp. I will report further with comments after final calibration on the 28th.