Originally Posted by PeterLewis
Well these settings work for Orangebrothers in his bright room so you may want to talk/pm to him.
Or reset your custom mode/pro setting and try these settings..
Contrast - 84
Brightness - 45
Color - 49
Color Temp : Cool 1
Aspect HD Size 1
Everything else default especially the "AGC" in the pro setting this is where you can make your set brighter.
If your set is still not bright enough, higher the AGC feature in the pro setting until its bright enough for your liking...
This is good advice. Especially the AGC part. Now of course you will lose accurate reference type image quality when doing this, but when you have a lot of light around the set you're not gonna get reference anyway.
Very bright light washes the plasma picture out due to the nature of the displays (for example, notice how the plasma's screen becomes gray when turned off in a bright room).
So under these conditions all bets are off, and you need to really crank things up so you can actually SEE the picture.
So try Custom Mode with color temperature of "Normal" or higher, crank the contrast, the AGC, maybe even the gamma, etc., and if you still can't get a bright enough image, then just go with an LCD.
LCDs one MAJOR advantage over plasma is its ability to produce an extremely bright image.
Edit: You may want to apply the 2.1 patch. Also, if you're running the image through an HDMI cable you might want to play with the HDMI settings: Auto, Photo, Graphics to see which looks best.