I have been just a lurker here, but I must thank you for your settings as well. I just got my Elite about 2 weeks ago and as good as it is, these settings have taken it up a huge notch and it is nothing short of spectacular.
The Elite moved a Mitsubishi LaserVue off the stand and initially, as good as it is in many ways, the MIts had a more natural film like picture. But your settings have smoothed it out greatly. No longer do I miss the good natural look of the laservue.
I have been searching through blu ray players, having had an Integra 30.3 and a pre/pro that would not pass 3D. I tried an oppo 103 and as much as I loved the menus and the features, the picture seemed washed out compared to the Integra and the sound seemed like a step down as well. Got a loaner 50.3 and the picture was a a bit darker and very rich colors but even tho the 50.3 has two HDMI outs the HDMI would not handshake with my pre/pro in AV split mode, so I had to use the multichannel outs. Sounded good, better than the Audyssey processed sound from my Integra 9.9 pre/pro. More punchy and transparent, although could benefit from some EQ. I dialed in my fronts with a nice 2 channel Meyer EQ But I didn't care for the menus and the bass management capability of the 50.3. Every time you want to change a setting, you have to go to the home screen, make the change, and then wait for the disc to load again. Yuck! The direct audio outs sounded better on the Integra than the OPPO 103. I was torn, since the picture looked better to me from the Integra even though it had a number of negatives.
So, still on the search. Did an extensive A/B test with a Cambridge 752 and the 50.3 at the store and initially the picture was similar to the OPPO, kinda washed out. But lowering the brightness in picture settings on the 752 got me very close, so I bought it. After I got it home, even though the higher quality DAC'S gave me a much better sound direct out, I thought that the picture still lacked richness in color compared to the 50.3 and I did not want to feel like I was compromising in this area. But after a bit more tweeking, I found a few clicks down on contrast in the 752 (-3 or -4 I cant remember and I am away at the moment) coupled with the reduction in brightness on the 752 and it is the equal to, or even better than the 50.3. The picture from that blu ray player, combined with your TV settings, is spectacular. Deep rich colors. Watched some Cars 2 and Toy Story 3. Incredible. And the audio is great too, Martin Logans all the way around with BSS amps
I believe that these settings would have probably gotten the OPPO 103 where it needed to get to as well picture wise, since it seems very similar in a lot of ways and uses a lot of the same stuff as the Cambridge, but the audio improvement with the direct outs on the 752 is well worth it, so at the moment, I am completely satisfied