Originally Posted by DaGamePimp
Had another DOH! moment... logic got the best of me and I used WOW with your settings on my 60LE632. Your basic color & tint are right on via my Sony S580 (so maybe no drastic set to set variables) BUT
6500k and D65 are no where in sight. This shows you the limitations of calibration by disc alone, obviously not your fault and for what you had to work with you did a good job (especially not knowing what 6500k/D65 looks like).
Now please bare with me here as I try to show you some of the things you are missing...
Use WOW and go to the Optimize / Expert / A/V Tools / Color...
now hopefully you still have my settings saved under GAME and yours under MOVIE, flick back and forth from game to movie... you see the blue background, there is very distinct texture there that your blue pushed settings are washing out.
Looking at the peppers you see how you are not obtaining those nice deep rich tones.
Look at her hair and adjust your sharpness back and forth from +1 to +2, do you see how her hair appears to lighten at +2, while you see more fine detail you are also creating ringing/ee/glowing around all edges.
Try the greyscale pattern as well and flip back and forth, even though your eyes will have to adjust between each you should get a better idea of just how blue pushed your settings are (of course your eyes will tell you that my settings are red until they adjust away from the blue, but they are far more accurate).
Hopefully that will shed some light on what we have been discussing, I don't know why it did not hit me earlier to simply use what you used to obtain your settings on my set.
If I can convert you over to the accurate side I'll let the component use slide.
So I did this, and see exactly what you are talking about, with the exception of the colors of the peppers...that was a bit harder for me to see. But I saw everything else. Even in the "mode" menu, as you flip back and forth, you can really notice it. I'm getting it...
My girlfriend came out, so I asked her. She has no idea about any of this stuff, and is the "typical" consumer/viewer...her comments are telling:
- Movie is more "vibrant"
- Game is "dull" or "dim"
- Game looks like "a picture from the 70's or 80's"...(I said, "Well, that is more, traditional "film-like"...she scoffed)
- On the greyscale pattern, Movie looks "whiter"
- She agreed that the Game pic looks more like my plasma (58" Sammy in the bedroom)
- I explained to her the desire for a more "real" picture; she said, "Why would you pass on the "progress" of a more vibrant/popping/etc picture?"
She is the type of person who will choose LCD over plasma 100 out of a 100 times.
I have to admit, I have been seduced by some of the "vibrancy" and "pop" of the LCD picture, but I do want to dial it back to a more realistic/accurate picture...time to start tweaking...so to speak!
Again, great, great feedback and process here...