I just did a bunch of pseudo-calibration tests with my own self-made test patterns (I wanted to make sure I knew exactly what was being used) testing for black & white level, black & white crush, and color clipping for a given backlight level. I would call this a high contrast preset (but not quite vivid - the colors aren't super-saturated or anything).
Note that I'm pretty sure that these settings don't give an accurate image - I believe the color temperature is too cool, the green might be too saturated, and the gamma is probably jacked up.
I first "calibrated" to maximize the black and white levels to maximize static contrast but without crushing or clipping the near-black or near-whites. After that, I configured things so that red, green, and blue were as saturated as possible without reducing the maximum white or crushing the near-whites nor clipping any colors. Contrary to what you'd think, this was all actually much more difficult on this TV than one would believe.
BTW, settings marked as [user choice] seem to have no effect on the result with regards to my above stated goals of maximizing contrast or the like.
High Contrast preset
Picture Mode: Standard
Backlight: [user choice]
Tint: [user choice]
Sharpness: [user choice; -25 for direct 1:1 pixel mapping without any "enhancement"]
Color Master: Off
Color Temperature: Cool
- Red: +1
- Green: +9
- Blue: +1
Static Gamma: +4
Auto Brightness Sensor: [user choice]
DynaLight: [user choice]
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Cinema Mode: [user choice]
Noise Reduction: [user choice]
Edge Enhancer: [user choice; Off for direct 1:1 pixel mapping without any "enhancement"]
EDIT: I've since made a minor tweak in an attempt to reduce any sort of "washed out" effect from the above settings; in particular I found that the above settings only really seem to work well in the real-world for darker content but the following tweaks make it work great for darned near anything.
Static Gamma: +2
Oh, and remember back when we were somewhat debating about the 120Hz on this TV? I can definitely confirm that the 120Hz is purely backlight strobing - this is most noticeable when you feed the TV a 50Hz (rather than 60Hz) signal - I'm am able to see that the display is flickering in quite a CRT-like manner (though this TV's backlight strobing at 100Hz is quite a bit more flickery than any CRT at 100Hz I know of, and I'm pretty sure it's not strobing at 50Hz either).
Last edited by NintendoManiac64; 10-06-2016 at 11:04 PM.