Originally Posted by JSpectre88
Yeah I didn't think you used high brightness, just making sure. That image looks particularly bad, but even blu-ray's don't look flawless all the time. Does your TV look like that all the time or only during certain scenes/content? I still think you're just seeing a combination of dithering in dark scenes, and the graininess and pixelation in poor source content. We can try to find something to compare if you want? I have Amazon instant and Netflix.
It looks flawless much of the time, it's almost always darker scenes it happens in... but even some of those will look perfect. Or one shot of a darker scene will look fine, the next one will look terrible, the next one will look pretty bad, and back to being fine. All in the same scene.
While it goes back and forth in terms of severity, there are some movies/shows it shows up more frequently on (The Hunger Games for example has a lot of scenes in the second half of the film that look terrible, which was why I had my choice of shots to try and get a picture from - oddly there were many shots that looked worse than the one in the pictures I managed to snap but they didn't photograph as well).
I haven't watched Netflix in a while, and I just got my wisdom teeth out yesterday and am doped up on pain meds or I would probably feel up to go digging up some content. But the funny thing is it happens more on Blu-ray than it does Netflix. I know Blu-rays aren't flawless, but it happens way too consistently on some of my best discs (just going by the video quality scores over at High Def Digest).
Originally Posted by rahzel
@Shocked, are you using D-Nice's settings? I'm guessing that you might have too much blue at the low-end of the white balance, which will give a blue tint at low stimuli (ie darker areas). If you are using D-Nice's settings, try setting all of the White Balance settings to 0 in the pro settings menu, or try lowering the W/B Low B a notch or two. If you still see blue, try Cinema mode set to Warm2 instead. D-Nice's settings will work ok-good on most sets, but not all. A proper calibration might fix it.
Depending on your panel size and gamma setting, 56-58 should be the correct brightness setting in Custom mode with mid panel brightness. I don't recommend lowering it.
I'm not using D-nice settings, I actually used a C6 and CalMAN5 to calibrate it.
1) In my TV-only calibration, my blue is actually pretty close to where it should be except for shooting up at 60%. If anything, have more red in my lows than I'd like.
2) I have a DVDO iScan Duo I do a second calibration on using Autocal. It gets the values a lot closer than I probably could. (And before anyone yells at me, yes, I've verified the problem exists when I remove the DVDO completely out of the chain and hook the devices straight up to the TV). There's virtually no difference between the Duo calibration and TV-only calibration in terms of this effect. Nor does removing the Duo and resetting the 2-point white balance to default help.
3) The strangest part is it's almost always grey, not blue. But I think the fact that it's blue here is one of the reasons I was finally able to actually get a photo of it.