M602i-B3 owner, here. Just wanted to report something I found this weekend with the CNet review settings.
I checked out those settings when the review was first posted. Ignoring the advanced settings (I don't have equipment), I found the basic settings were nearly identical to what I already had from calibrating with the Disney WOW disk.. which were in turn fairly close to the default Calibrated Dark mode. So back then, I kept the same basic CNet settings, but left Contrast at 80 (instead of 64), because that was the point at which I started to notice white clipping on the WOW disk.
Well this weekend, I got bored and decided to try the 11 pt. white balance settings from CNet. Knowing full well I have no meter, so it was just a "try it exactly, and if I don't like it, I'll zero everything out & be happy with default".
So I put in all the 11 pt. settings, and found that I lucked out, and like the results. I started flipping channels and comparing modes where I had the higher contrast, vs. 64 from the CNet setup.
In a scene from Transforms - Dark of the Moon, there is a hanger with puddles on the ground that reflect the white skies. I notice right away that with contrast-80, the puddles were blown out and almost totally white. With constrast-64, I could actually see a lot more detail. The actual reflection of a cloud. I really wish I had paused & taken a picture (sorry). I don't own this movie (it WAS Transformers, afterall).
Now, here's where it gets annoying: the professional settings apply to all modes, so by switching between them, I was really only comparing the basic settings like brightness/contrast. Therefore, I did a poor test, because I have no idea if the 11 pt. settings worked IN COMBINATION with the lower contrast, or if I just didn't notice this before. I really wish it was easier to compare, because I'm not going to zero that all out just to check
In the end, I'm keeping this for a while. I also tried the 2 pt settings (gain/offset), but I'm still debating if I like that. Red does "seem" less punchy and more "accurate" to my eyes now. But I'm really happy I realized the contrast had been too high before.