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Hello all, just picked this TV up and was wondering if anyone could recommend a good setup for the break-in period and after. My current setup now:

Custom Setting:
Contrast 50
Brightness,Color 50
Tone 0
Sharpness : 50
Color mgmt: off
CATS: Off
Video NR: Weak
Color temp: WARM2
Motion smoothing: Medium
HDMI Settings: Content Type: Graphics
Mosquito NR: Off
Motion smoother: Medium
Black level: Dark

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Hello all, just picked this TV up and was wondering if anyone could recommend a good setup for the break-in period and after. My current setup now:

Custom Setting:
Contrast 50
Brightness,Color 50
Tone 0
Sharpness : 50
Color mgmt: off
CATS: Off
Video NR: Weak
Color temp: WARM2
Motion smoothing: Medium
HDMI Settings: Content Type: Graphics
Mosquito NR: Off
Motion smoother: Medium
Black level: Dark

Any advice would be much appreciated.

These are my current settings after watching full screen content for the first 100 hrs. I then calibrated it using the advanced level in the Disney's WOW calibration BD DVD.

Cinema settings

contrast 54
brightness 49
color 49
tint -2
sharpness 0
color temp normal
color mgmt on
cats off
video nr off
screen format Full
HD size 2
motion smoother off
black level light ( do not use dark it crushes the blacks and you lose detail)
HDMI setting Auto

I switch to custom and vivid settings when I watch some 3D content cause the glasses are sort of dark and this helps brighten it up.
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Thanks for the tips. The reason I set the Black level to dark is because it seems to smooth out certain gradients. Is the gradient smoothness something I can control or is that just based on my tv specs? Also, is having my Black level set to dark going to affect breaking in the tv?

Also, Is this your break-in settings or post break-in setup?
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Those settings couldn't possibly be post-calibration.
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Those settings couldn't possibly be post-calibration.

They are my post Cal's that's the key "MY" everyone's eyes are different I did this at night with no lighting on because that is how my situation is in my environment when I'm watching TV.
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They are my post Cal's that's the key "MY" everyone's eyes are different I did this at night with no lighting on because that is how my situation is in my environment when I'm watching TV.

But even in a darkened cave, a Contrast setting of 54 seems excessively low and would result in a very dim screen, especially in Cinema mode. I don't think i've seen any posted settings that have that low of a Contrast setting.

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But even in a darkened cave, a Contrast setting of 54 seems excessively low and would result in a very dim screen, especially in Cinema mode. I don't think i've seen any posted settings that have that low of a Contrast setting.

Well I can assure you even at 54 it is still plenty bright for me and I can still get nice detail. Dim to me would be when you put it in standard mode on this model. MY S2 contrast was at 79 this panel just seems show content brighter to my eyes.
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But even in a darkened cave, a Contrast setting of 54 seems excessively low and would result in a very dim screen, especially in Cinema mode. I don't think i've seen any posted settings that have that low of a Contrast setting.

Randy, yeah I tried that setting and the blacks looked gray. Extremely washed out.

To each his/her own though.
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