Originally Posted by lazengann
I've been considering returning this TV, but the only problem is I got it on Black Friday from Amazon, so I'd have to get a TV for way more than I intended to spend. So...someone convince me on this TV. I want to like it and don't want to go to the hassle of getting a new one). Maybe there's something I haven't tried adjusting.
I don't know if I can convince you or not that you've bought a very good set, but I can tell you this. I've had the 60" version of this TV since August and my wife and I are extremely pleased with our purchase. I had looked at many, many sets from different manufacturers for a long time including LED's and Plasma's, waiting for the day when I would need to replace my 11 year old wide screen HDTV rear projection set. I saw this set at my brother's this past summer and after watching various movies, TV shows and sports was hooked on it. Why? Because I was impressed at the black levels this set has, which I felt rivaled some excellent plasma sets I've seen. The thing is, my great room has a lot of light (large windows and transom windows) and a plasma set wouldn't work for us during daylight hours without shutting blinds and curtains. My brother's living room also has a lot of light and this TV was impressive from the first time I saw it, and I studied it closely while we were there.
We bought this set not long after our visit and I am still thrilled with my purchase. The main key is setting it up properly for your room. I played with settings a lot and tried various things but eventually settled on what looked best all of the time, both day and night. I'm pretty picky about my TV picture (as most people are who frequent this forum or you wouldn't be here), but what looks great to me might not please someone else - we all know what we like, right? So, I'll list my basic settings, you can try them for yourself and see if they work for you. If not, tweak them a bit to your liking, and if that doesn't work, well you might want to get yourself something else.
These settings are similar to others posted earlier in this thread, but the key is the backlight setting
. At my setting of 10 I have no ghosting or clouding issues: just good black levels all the time. Get this right for your room first, then adjust your other settings to your liking.
HDMI Black level: Low
Dynamic Contrast: Low
Black Tone: Dark
Flesh Tone: 0
RGB Only: Off
Color Space: Auto
ColorTone: Warm 1
Film mode: Off
Auto Motion: Clear
LED Motion: Off
In addition, I have left White Balance settings at Default. Also, in ECO solution, I use Energy savings Off and ECO settings on at a setting of 5. I've played with and tried the Auto Motion settings, but am ambivalent about the soap opera effect. I finally settled on the Clear setting.
These settings work great for us on this set on anything we watch: Blu-Rays, HD programs from our cable box, sports, you name it. As I've said, we are very happy with this set. There is not a day goes by when we're watching this set that I don't think to myself I'm glad I bought this TV; it's that good. Hope this helps you a bit; if you can't adjust it to your liking then you may want to get something else.