Originally Posted by bwsteg
I have it set to standard. Backlight on 7, motion flow on standard as well. Picture is at 97, color at 60 and brightness at 50.
Thats about right. I would say anything between 5 and 7 on Off, Smooth, Standard are good I would probably have it on the lower end just because they are not much darker then True Cinema. In terms of brightness of the picture it goes pretty much in that order. Off then brighter is Smooth/Standard which are about the same then True Cinema being the brightness. Then Clear > Clear Plus > Impulse. Impulse being the darkest of all settings. So using any of these you will need to adjust backlight accordingly.
So which one you choose then determines ideally what you have the picture set at. With the brighter ones you can crank it up to max if you want. I personally like hanging out around the 97 range for the darker motionflow settings.
As for your color and brightness only you would know if that is right since I would think you used some sort of calibration disk to set them at least. The color generally though is pretty close to being correct at 50. With the calibrations I have done I have only had to dial it down one to 2 clicks.
Keep in mind all of these settings are based off using Cinema scene. With Cinema 1 and Cinema 2. Which FYI for anyone that is interested. Cinema 1 and Cinema 2 can have semi separate settings. they share the same white balance settings which is soooo dumb. Because if you wanted to use one for day and night and would ideally use different WB for each...too bad. only works if it is on different input.
As for why you are seeing what you are seeing in number 2. As for #2
I have noticed it mainly happens when you have the backlight and picture to high. The higher you have it the more you see this. Also you will see it more if you are even a little off axis.
For number 3 I would say that is more of a compression issue. You can try using the MPEG noise reduction that may help some. I was getting a lot of issues with blacks flickering and just poor pq until I calibrated it out, which is why I have cinema 1 and 2 set up. One for TV (ATT Uverse) and one for BluRay etc.