Originally Posted by gosawx08
thanks to everybody for helping me as I continue to figure out my 32xbr4. Here are my latest questions if somebody can please take a stab at them!
1. I am trying the power save level at low. My understanding is that I will get better blacks out of this. If I turn up the backlight a bit, am I completely counteracting the effect?
I have mine on low too. I don't think you're counteracting the effect if you jack the brightness a little.
2. Speaking of blacks, I was surprised when DVE had my brightness calibrated at 61 (seems a lot higher than everybody else here). I lowered it until the third black bar just vanished. Does this setting seem off?
That was my initial result too. After some tweaking with miscellaneous settings I got back down to the 50's.
3. Feed problem, or tv setting problem? Ever watch an hd channel and notice a "twitching" in fine detail? For example, say it is an outdoor scene and you focus on the details of the dirt and notice that it seems to twitch in and out of focus, kinda rhythmic. Only on the fine details though, the rest looks great. Thoughts?
I think that's artifacting caused by motionflow high. The image processor is doing its best to isolate characters from the moving background. You get unbelievable clarity and smoothness in the background as the camera pans, but sometimes this is accompanied by noise around the characters moving across that background. Turn off motionflow and see if I'm right. Then you have to decide whether you prefer reduced motion clarity or some artifacting. I'm constantly turning motionflow on and off depending on what I'm watching.
4. I still seek the "pop" that people talk about. I like a bit of edge around objects to make them stand out, but this particular model does not have edge enhancer. Any tricks to make objects stand out more (especially for sports)!
There is an edge enhancement setting, as long as you're not in the vivid mode. And if your source is less than 1080p maybe playing wih the DRC pallete will help. I get lots of "pop" from vivid, and that's the way my kids like it, but I usually watch TV and movies in a darkened room in the evening, and I like to let me eyes relax a little, so I've got it pretty soft for most sources.
No expert here, just a week or so of experience. Good luck!