Originally Posted by greginaz1
Didn't see that and will read ASAP.
I have tried panel brightness to max and it seems to wash out things...which like you said means more adjustments elsewhere...and I only have a week left before I need to return this.
I really just think my personal preference is for 'bright' and this set is 'dim' and meant for dark rooms for great black level performance.
Changed panel brightness to high and it does brighten but for example if I'm watching news and one of the newscasters is wearing a black suit is it still REALLY black and I can't really detect say his sleeve edge against the body of his jacket or leg...
Greg, just curious, how many hours total do you have on your VT60? I bought my 65VT60 on Cyber Monday and and have thought about returning it ever since (I have until end of this month). My frame of reference is a 63B590 Samsung plasma from late 2009 which I love - and just decided to move to another room. I have tried all of the various settings both stock, along with S&V, CNET, Dnice ISF-Day (and some others). For weeks I settled on D-Nice while admitting it was only marginally better than THX-Cinema. But lately I've been really happy with the CNet setting.
More importantly, I also thought the set was dim but my biggest issue was a lack of clarity/low-level resolution. I chalked it up to inferior video processing in the Panny vs. the Sammy (note I spend 99% of my time watching FiOS). But I've read a few other posts and reviews on Amazon (including a recent one) that talks about this set improving as you get more hours on it. I cannot agree more. I swear the set starting getting brighter (certainly bright enough for me) at around the 300-hour mark. But I was still disappointed with the clarity. Around the 375-hour, I swear the clarity starting getting better every day. I believe the low-level resolution issue is a result of the excess dithering which definitely improves over time as the phosphors age.
As I close in on 400 hours, I'm now starting to love the set. I'm starting to think that no one should judge this set critically until you get 400-500 hours on it. I know you're coming up on your return period but if you do not have have 400 hours on it yet, I would run it 24/7 and see if your concerns go away. Good luck with whichever way you go!