Originally Posted by Chad B
See Ph8te's response above. The light output variation that I have seen on the F8500 may or may not be a limitation for a Day mode, depending on the environment and owner's tastes.
Yes, required settings also vary widely from set to set. There are some settings, like sharpness, that don't vary at all from one set to the next. Other settings, like CMS, brightness, contrast, etc vary somewhat but show strong family traits. Finally, you have the 2 and 10 point white balance controls that vary significantly from one set to the next. One interesting aspect of this is that even though CMS controls tend to be similar (though not identical) from set to set, unless the white balance is correct they will be thrown off. In other words, many of the controls are dependent on others being right in order for them to be right.
Something I see on my 64F8500 is there are times when I make an adjustment (don't recall exactly where other than its not in cell or contrast) and the peak brightness will drops. I then have to wable up/down cell, brightness, and other settings until I eventually find the one that unsticks it and returns peak brightness to where it should be. Its very much like something in the firmware isn't working right.
Have you come across this phenomenon?
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