First of all I'd just like to thank everyone who's already posted in this thread, as everything here really helped me in making the decision to purchase this TV.
Right, down to business...
I bought this TV on Sunday from Comets, complete with the 2 free glasses and Megamind 3D (which was much better than I expected, BTW). Very happy with it so far for the most part, but I am having some problems.
- Buzzing - not that big a deal. Can only really hear it at quiet times, or real late at night when I have to have the sound on low so my GF can get to sleep. All in all, expected and manageable.
- Optical Output - Totally bummed that it will only pass 2.0 through instead of the full 5.1 when using a HDMI source. I had to dig out my old manual Optical Switcher and need to get another optical cable for the Xbox. Annoying, but manageable.
- Calibrating - AAAAAAARGH!!! No matter what I do, I just can't seem to get it "right". Everything is so dark! I have all the bells and whistles turned off, and have played with every conceivable user option, and no matter what I just can't seem to get white to look white. It seems that the whitest setting is "Light Grey". It also throws all the other colours off.
I've been running the colour slides for breaking in for the last few days whenever the TV isn't being used (my electricity bill is gonna be huge!) via the slideshow function on my PS3 as it's the only way I can do it full screen. I tried using the slideshow function built into the TV, but I noticed that about 4 rows of pixels at both the top and bottom of the screen (so 8 rows in total) weren't lighting up, and also despite showing clearly varying shades of each colour in the picture selection menu, all slides barring the last one of each colour displayed identical. This means that every 20-30 secs it would show identical reds and then one darker red, 4 identical greens then one darker green, etc. On the PS3 it's showing them all properly, so I've resorted to letting the PS3 do the grunt work (not happy about leaving it on for that long, but it's not like it's spinning a disk constantly so I'm making do).
I have been using a combination of settings posted in this thread and my DVE calibration HD-DVD/DVD combo disk. I don't have any professional equipment. I haven't had to calibrate much before either, so I'm a complete novice.
Is there anything anyone could recommend to help me get my whites white (without resorting to quips about popular washing powders) and thus put me back on track for creating a decent picture.
Thanks in advance, and sorry for the wall o' text, lol.