Quote:Originally Posted by cahn2621
I will give it a try after work, but have you even tried the General scene mode and then the vivid picture mode?
Keep in mind a lot of us are trying to hit a specific video spec with the settings. People are going to Cinema because that's the setting out of the box that's closest to Rec.709. So, that may result in a picture that might lack "pop" or "vibrancy" at first glance, but it is the closest to what the source was designed around and the best approximation of film.
The biggest reason you are probably thinking it looks dim is the change of the color temp to WARM2. That makes the white balance significantly more yellow and the warming of the picture tends to make it look dimmer as a result. However, it's usually closer to the recommended spec of 6500k. I know, out of the box, Cinema 1 was pretty close to 5700k for an 80% grey white balance measurement. So, a bit warmer than the spec. If you changed the color temp from Warm 2 to Warm 1, it jumped to over 7300k. I didn't even measure Neutral or Cool as those would have been way way bluer than you would normally want for film.
After I calibrated the 2pt white balance with Calman5 Tutorial and the C3 meter, the TV then read 6443 for the white balance which is pretty spot on and the gamma curve was mostly correct. But, if you compare it to any of the other General or Vivid presets, you would likely think it dim by comparison. However, it does have an amazing amount of dynamic range without crushing blacks or clipping whites like some of the other settings do.
Ultimately, it's up to you what you want your TV to look like. It's just that most of use aren't using those other presets because they are changing the picture quality to something other than what was originally intended by the director of what we are watching.