Originally Posted by blacktown
Great to hear of another 960 owner! Seems to be as rare as hens teeth here in Aus. I have the 80" version which we've had since early December. Just started looking into calibration to get the best out of the set.
Our sets have slightly different specs compared to US such as Quad core CPU, 3 USB ports and 4 4K ready HDMI ports and we have the crappy Aquos net!
Have fun calibrating.
Thanks a bunch... although the fun in calibrating seems to only last a short while, being quickly replaced by frustration!
Certainly glad to know of another AU 960 owner!
Johnfull... thanks for the recommendation, but I had already tried your settings and were not happy with them. However, I went and retried your Dynamic and User settings again just to be sure (and was happy to start from scratch again), but they just aren't right for my set. This alone tells me that our sets must not be all that identical (especially after blacktown's comments above)... as the greens and oranges are totally oversaturated on both, so I am not suggesting that your settings are wrong, as they result in an image that I know you wouldn't be happy with on your set, so they just mustn't be compatible with the 960.
I have spent a lot of time on the weekend trying to tweak a mode (User) to my liking, and I think I have come pretty close. If anyone is interested in trying it out, I have posted my settings at the end of this post.
I still struggle with a few things, with the most annoying being the level of orange intensity. It seems to be really dark and intense, and visibly oversaturated compared to the overall image... yet red and yellow on their own seem fine (although yellow turns to orange very easily), and to make adjustments to the saturation and value settings on these two colours will ruin their individual appearance. What other colours could be heavily affecting orange other than red and yellow? I also find magenta is still very strong, despite being nearly at its lowest setting.
I am at least finding that the closer I get to a balanced colour pallette, the better digital TV broadcasts look. There are still certain problems with the broadcast image that I doubt even proper calibration could fix, and will still be inferior to the inbuilt tuner on my former Panasonic plasma... but a lot of the colour noise is now starting to mellow and feel even.
One other question I have... does 3D mode (both Standard and Game) come with pre-determined colour settings values, or does it just add 3D mode to whatever AV Mode you currently have selected?
In any case, here is my work in progress so far with my USER AV Mode:
Mootion Enhancement: Aquomotion 240
Backlight: STD (0)
(all other sharpness, dnr, clear picture features are off)
Still need to sort out the orange saturation, balance magenta, and then try and get cyan into line (I find it is the hardest to calibrate visually).