Originally Posted by DaGamePimp
OK guys, I am trying some various source generation methods and would like some feedback on these settings (if anyone cares to try them).
Blu-ray player set to 4:2:2, Standard mode, Deep Color Disabled
40 ftL target, Gamma @ 2.2
MOVIE mode (Yeah!
Contrast +27 (you can go up to 32 if desired but after 27 you'll start to color shift a bit and push a little Red into the upper IRE range, after 29 you'll also start to over saturate some of the colors)
All other settings disabled (if you wish to enable Active Contrast you'll probably want to change Gamma from -2 to -1)
Color Temp = Low
G +1 (Green was not tracking flat 6500k & Red/Blue would not pull it in)
Once again, thanks Jason for taking the time to calibrate and share your settings!
Movie Mode Observations: I have been using Jason's Game mode and have been quite happy with BluRay and Satellite. After posting these Movie Mode settings I figured I would give them a shot, and overall I like them more than Game Mode, especially with Satellite content. Movie Mode seems dimmer, even pre-calibration than Game Mode, so I used Jason's +2 backlight setting and it gave more punch than 0 and didn't seem to affect black levels. Using Game Mode with Dish Network was pretty good, but it always had a green push, especially on certain channels. For example, Ax Men on History some scenes had the trees looking neon, Movie Mode tames this issue and everything looks much more natural. I did not notice the green issue with Bluray on PS3, but again, even without that issue Movie Mode looks much better. At first I thought I was losing shadow detail in dark areas compared to Game Mode, so I put WOW back in to check and everything seemed correct with Brightness at +1. After further viewing I came to the conclusion that shadow detail is not lacking, in fact Movie Mode actually shows more shadow detail, it's just a softer effect. Game Mode almost seems too contrasty in dark areas. The biggest benefit that I observed with Movie Mode though it in light areas. Highlights and details really stand out, and the image has more definition and 3D like qualities. Anyone with WOW can test this by using the Surrogates test scene three that opens with the helicopter. Compared to Game, Movie Mode has more sharpness, definition and pop in the clouds and city scape. Switching back and forth about 100 times with several test scenes I am really impressed with these settings......and I was very content with Game before.
Now, another observation, and this applies to 1080/24p bluray as well as 1080i Satellite: Even with all motion enhancement off, Movie mode introduces lip sync issues with an AVR. I am using HDMI for bluray and Optical for Satellite and both inputs show this. I compensated by adding 100ms of delay, confirmed with the audio sync test on WOW. I had purchased a new AVR when I got this set just in case and I am glad that I did because I am really enjoying Movie mode now.
Again, thanks Jason, your time and willingness to share is much appreciated!