Originally Posted by rad
OK, FWIW, here's what Sypder TV came up with. I have power saving set to medium.
Brightness - 46
Contrast - 96 (that's right, 96)
Color - 50
Tint - 69
Color temp - Warm2
Anyone else have some settings they'd like to share???
I also find the the reds a bit suppressed for skin tones. I used the Avia calibration DVD and found that HDMI input supresses the reds even further. Coretly calibrated color (according to Avia) was typily between 60-70 tint. But for component inputs with an older DVD it was close to 50.
If you have power savings set to medium you will probably need contrast high. I keep my Low most of the time or even off if I am watching in a bright room...
Here is my typical config for Xbox 360
Low light but not "dark"Connection:
Off (always)Noise R.:
Off (for all but poor SD Cable)
The more I have played with DNIe the less useful I find it. Unless I happen to watch a lot of washed out South Park episodes, I don't expect I will be using it. It completely compromises all detail for contrast and it gives images an oversaturated cartoon look (which is why it works fine with cartoons
) I also find it distracting to watch it work as it quickly adjusts the picture for the overall brightness in the scene. I could probably get used to it but I don't see the benefits of using it. Things look so much better with corectly set contrast and brightness.
The Digital Noise Reduction actually helps a little bit with weak or poor SD cable stations and it does not seem to harm good ones so I turn that on when watching cable SDTV. It improved (slightly) some ghosting of the white lines on the tennis courts. I just wish all the settings were maintained per input source.
I do find Power Savings helps with black level depending on how dark the room is. In a dark envirnment I put Power saving on Medium. In a dimly lit room I put it on Low and in a day time environment I turn it off. Of course there is a balance between contrast and the power save level but I can usualy come up with a good balance between them that is more natural and not so intense for conent that has both light and dark scenes.