Originally Posted by Renzo12
I'm having a real problem finding a setting I like for Blu-Rays. I've tried AJ's, Flinchn's, and the Sound and Vision settings. While Flinchn's is probably the best, everything seems very...I guess the word is "drab." I understand a properly calibrated picture will be muted and not eyeball-searing, but there has to be some kind of happy medium. I find the picture on the Netflix app to be truly staggering with Super HD content. Things pop without appearing torched. I wrote down the factory settings while running Crackle and am going to see if I can get a similar effect with discs.
I have been running under a *trial* period using Live Color = Low, with some other tweaks to improve my perception of depth to the picture. I enjoy the color it gives faces and pops the colors a bit - you can always bump up the Color, backlight and Picture settings to your liking, remember I am in a very low-light-to completely dark environ. and I don't/have no need to use the Game Scene.
If you have any interest, take a look below. Of course, this is a rabbit hole nudging away from calibration, although live color doesn't seem to affect grayscale - it DOES affect the low end of gamma, so I accommodated for that as I could -
(note: I have found the white balance setting to be too coarse, so my AVR is now applying the following on top of the settings below - very tiny adjustment, so don't worry too much if you can't mimic, RBrightness - [-3] RContrast - [-1] GBrightness [-1] GContrast [-1] BBrightness [-1] BContrast [+1]) :
All settings in the ECO menu are off, SBM is on.
Backlight 7 (max for 3d)
Picture 77 (93 for 3d)
Color Temp Warm2
All NR off (MPEG NR low for Sat feed)
RC Manual: Mi4k On, Video Area Detection Off, Resolution 56, NF MIN
Smooth Gradation Low
Motionflow Off (or Smooth for 3d, in certain cases)
Black Corrector Low
Contrast Enhancer Off
Led dynamic control Standard
Light Limiter Off
Clear White Off
Live Color Low
White balance: -2,-10,-2,-4,-6,-2
Detail Enhancer Low
Edge Enhancer Low
Skin Naturalizer Off
Again - these are preference settings (and under a trial period)