The white subtitle problem is still kinda bugging me. I set sharpness between 0 and 5 just depending. I'm thinking of dropping the All Drive down to like EF and see how it is. I'm just afraid I'd throw off the colors if I mess with it, but if it brings them all down equally it shouldn't take them off, correct?
Edit: Anyway, I reduced the contrast from 84 to 80 and turned the sharpness up to 20, and it seems to be helping. So I'm just going to leave it like that for now... but I can tell I'm losing a tiny bit of detail by dropping the contrast. I also hate turning up the sharpness much at all because I know all it's adding is noise, but it does give the effect of giving more defined edges to stuff like text, and the noise it's adding is hiding the dithering and the blooming a bit. If you guys think reducing the All Drive might be better I'll do that instead though. Although I think I can live with it like this.
I also cannot sit any further back in this small room, which is why I held off on buying one of these for so long... the 42" ones are all sold out everywhere but I went ahead and got the 50" since it was cheap on sale and I really wanted something which took care of the sample-and-hold eye tracking type of blur.
Edit 2: lowering the contrast and increasing the sharpness has certainly helped a LOT... it's hiding a lot of the dithering and the blooming is much less pronounced. I'm quite happy at this point. But I'm not opposed to playing with the All Drive from the service menu if you guys think it might do a better job.
Edit 3: I'm not sure if it's the lowered contrast, or the increased sharpness... or both... but it's cleaning up most of the dithering noise and whatnot. I'm just going to leave it like this unless you guys have any better ideas. I'm using Anikun's service menu settings... Custom + Norrmal color temp.. and all of his other settings, but I've dropped contrast from 84 to 80 and increased the sharpness from 0 to 20. Again, I hate increasing the sharpness, but if it hides these other artifacts I'm fine with it. I'm typically one of those people that puts sharpness between 0 and 5 though.
Also if you can give me more info on the calman special I'd appreciate it . Last time I checked their site it was very expensive for just the "enthusiast" version alone, not even counting hardware from what I can tell. But if I can get enthusiast version + a meter $150 is totally worth it to me. and I'll order it immediately.