OK, I believe I finally have my 52" XBR4 exactly were I want it and I've mustered up the courage to post my settings here for you all to pick apart.
First let me say a big THANKS to lrsteven's because it is his settings in which mine are based. Basically, I took his settings and adjusted them to my liking. Although his settings were very nice, I felt there was too much color (overly saturated) and tinted a little to the warm/red side a tad. I only referenced his HDMI 1080p24 Blu-Ray/PS3 settings.
Here goes:HDMI - (Blu-ray via PS3/Satellite via Dish Network ViP-722)Mode: CustomBacklight: 4Picture: 85
(lrstevens had this set to 95, which was too bright to me and it felt as though whites were getting blown out).Brightness: 53
(I needed just a tad bit more detail in the shadows).Color: 53
(lestevens had this set in the area of 62 range and and that was WAY too much color for me. Skin tones were more of a bright pink than they were light peach.)Hue: 0
- MiddleColor Temp: Warm 1
(Warm 1 has less red than Warm 2. I, myself, cannot ever see myself going back to Warm 2. I did several tests switching back and forth between 1 & 2 and, while paying attention to whites, Warm 2 added a tint of red and Warm 1 looked like more of a pure white to me.)Sharpness: 45
Noise Reduction: Off
Mpeg Noise Reduction: Off
Black Corrector: Off
Clear White: Off
Color Space: Standard
Live Color: Off
I might go back and play with these. Not sure yet.Red Gain: 0
Green Gain: 0
Blue Gain: 0
Red Bias: 0
Green Bias: 0
Blue Bias: 0
Detail Enhancer: Low
Edge Enhancer: Off
Motion Enhancer: Depends on the content.
I'll likely experiement with this one further.Cinemotion: Auto2
Video Color Space (x.v.color): Normal
Color Matrix: Auto
Light Sensor: Off
Display Area: Full Pixel
I would say that I was really looking for a more "real" look than an extra flashy "poppy" look. With a few of these settings dialed down, I feel I was able to dial in more on flash tones while still getting the clarity from Blu-Ray. I am happy with the look that I get from both Satellite HD and Blu-Ray now.