Originally Posted by paulr24
what does everyone think about setting the color temp to 6500? i'm hearing different things about it and when i switch to it it looks washed out, but that could be because it's calibrated for the native color temp. i don't really want to go through the trouble of recalibrating it if 6500 will still look washed out.
We've had ours for a couple weeks, it's mounted on the wall with a $90 Costco articulating mount. Hooked to small bow-tie antenna and a upsampling Sony DVD player (HDMI). Changed cord out for a very light grey one so it's not so noticeable dropping down the back of the wall along with the other cables that are completely white (white walls). Works great. Got it at CC for $600.
I set ours to 6500C which seemed a reasonable color temperature. The native setting looked more like "showroom" settings do (which this set has as well) where things are oversaturated. If one loves velvia slide film (yeah, that old stuff) then the native looks good. To me, the 6500 looked more realistic (I like Kodachrome). That said I haven't run through calibration yet.
A couple comments from other threads while I'm at it (my first post):
1. The mount on the back is a standard VESA 100x200 one (TV Mfgr's mount for the set says that their mount fits all TV's with that VESA mount -- that was the hint). And google'ing for that mount confirms (with observation) that it's that mount (except the 232V doesn't use the middle screws of the possible six).
2. Bottom stand comes off, but it's a bear to get the screws out (used magnets on the screwdriver).
3. We have the set as a bedroom TV. Across from the bed up moderately high. Put a piece of black tape over the blue beacon light that lit the room at night. May replace it with a black sharpie or black nail polish instead later when TV's older.
4. Remote is the weak point. We've some learning remotes somewhere I just wonder if it's the remote that's so slow or is it the TV's response that's slow?