These are my Standard. Vivid and Custom picture-mode settings I use to get the deep blacks and great colors on my set. I try to keep my set as close to the factory settings as I can. Make sure you do these first two settings in blue first.
Scene Selection, sets to General.....This prevents the TV from auto switching off of your Vivid or Standard settings.
Setting Memory, sets to Common....The settings will be used on all inputs like your blu-ray player and cable box.
PICTURE MODE - STANDARD
Do the Reset here, if you have changed these settings before. Then do these two settings below. All other Standard and Advanced settings are default.
Backlight, set to Max......This one step really brings up the picture quality and color.
Color Temperature - set to Neutral (that's it for standard)
PICTURE MODE - VIVID only 3-settings below
Do the Reset again here if needed. All other Vivid settings are default.
Backlight...set this to 7.
Color, sets to 57
Sharpness, sets to 50
Picture Mode - CUSTOM...7 settings below
Do the Reset here to put your settings back to default.
Backlight - Max
Picture - Max
Color - 60
Color Temperature - Neutral
Reality Creation - Auto
Motionflow - Standard
Cine Motion - Auto
Many don't know you can set your audio controls to get a much better sound.
Do this by opening the Audio controls by Options or Home, Settings and choose Sound.
The default is Standard, I leave that as is.
Open the Equalizer and move all the frequency's up to the top.
You can increase your 3D performance big time. 3D looks good on this set anyway.
Put in a 3D disk and start the movie. While it's playing go to Home, Settings, Preferences and open 3D.
On the 3D glassed brightness setting, set this to Full.
Now in 3D you will see normally bright and vivid colors unlike you have never seen before. This set beats out any 3D movie I have seen in the theaters by far.
If you think it's to bright wearing the glasses, then move this setting back to default.
Cnet's Noise Filters to Off settings.
These are said to improve your picture and any possible banding you may see during ice hockey games. You might want to wait a few weeks to do these just to see if any picture changes for the better.
The Cnet people sent out a news bulletin a few weeks ago. Consumer Reports also included a similar article in their magazine on how to improve your TV picture.
The article said that turning off these noise filters will give you a better picture.
You might want to wait a few weeks after putting in my other settings.
Carefully turn these to Off below on each of the 3 Picture Modes - Vivid, Standard and Custom.
MPEG Noise Reduction,
DOT Noise Reduction,
Video Area Detect,
Leave Cine Motion set to Auto which is default.
It's important to leave Reality Creation set to Auto and 'Motionflow to Standard' which is default and works great, especially during pro football games.
I can't see much picture improvement as the set already looks fantastic. This noise to Off looks to have eliminated the little bit of banding I was seeing during some fast panning Ice Hockey games.
My set is now over 7 months old and looks a lot better then when it was new.
If you have questions please PM me and I will try my best to help you.