Originally Posted by Joxer
I have a 46PZ80U for the past few months and also prefer "Normal" color temp. If it were professionaly calibrated it would make the "warm" setting not too orangish tint I believe. The ideal setting is probably between normal and warm with factory settings.
"my 50pz80 was the same until I fixed the grayscale, now warm is correct, and normal is too blue or cool."
"If you use Normal, youre adding blue. Really though, Normal vs Warm is personal preference, just dont use cool."
Thanks - all these statements make sense. Ideal would be somewhere between the warm and the cool, and it looks like a pro calibration is the only way to get the gray scale spot on. I'll stick with normal for now.
My brother brought over his Avia calibration disc and we spent some time with that last night. The numbers were a little wacky, but the results were were more pleasing than the #'s would indicate. Previously I had my #'s set close to many in this thread:
Then, with 2 sets of eyes working the Avia, we came up with this:
Obviously the big difference is the low Picture # and the higher Color #. The resulting image was a darker, but very saturated and creamy image. Better than the #'s would indicate. Bright colors really popped, but whites were really nice and didn't bloom. Different.
I went back to my original settings and the image looked more a little more natural, but kinda cold, and the vibrancy wasn't there. It was a little under cooked if you will.
So, I let my eyes take over and came up with a happy medium:
Before the Avia, and after reading so much on here, I think I was afraid to let too much red into the picture for fear of accentuating the natural bias. The Avia showed that the reds are the life of the party!
I'm gonna stick with a happy medium and now sit back and enjoy the set!