Originally Posted by brendanb33
I have had this TV for a little over a year and I am having a terrible time getting hockey games to look decent, the ice is very dull and grayish. I am running a time Warner cable box through my Xbox one to run the TV. I have tried various calibrations posted in this thread and nothing has made it pop. I watch a lot of hockey and this really bugs me, any help would be appreciated!
Hi brendan. I know you posted this a while ago but I'll respond to it anyway since I recently found a good calibration for hockey and since this might help other owners of this tv.
As Jack Burton always says, he says : "What the heck..."
So I've been struggling for awhile to get a good picture for hockey. The ice used to look very dull, as you've said. But I've now found a setting where it looks quite good. It's actually my main setting that I use for pretty much all my sources.
I've discovered it this way : when I first plugged my PC into an HDMI port, the TV auto-calibrated itself (I guess this is what people referes to as the "PC mode settings"?). Anyway, since this point I experienced a huge jump in image quality, as this mode looks fantastic, to me, with all sources and content. Including
hockey, which was giving me the hardest time.
I tweaked that PC calibration setting a tiny bit, maybe a thing or two where altered. But I'll post my full settings anyway, that way people who want to try it won't have to dig further back in the thread for the PC setting values.
IMAGE MODE Cinema
CELL LIGHT 18
DYNAMIC CONTRAST Low
BLACK LEVEL Darkest
SKIN TONE -2
COLOR SPACE Native
WHITE BALANCE > 2 POINTS > RO +15
COLOR TEMPERATURE Standard
BLK LVL HDMI Low (VERY IMPORTANT. setting this to "Normal" will dim the picture significantly)
BLACK OPTIMISER Auto
The sharpness can be set to your liking at a value between 0 and 35 IMO. I've set it close to 35 because I think it looks good with upscaled SD sources and I liked how it looked with HD sources as well, but honestly 0 will look good too.
Color looks best at 47 to my eyes but I can see someone going a couple of clicks lower, say to 44.
So here it is. If you ever try it, let me know how you liked it
To me the difference for hockey was night and day. I was reluctant to invite friends over for hockey, but not anymore, lol. It looks good now. Althought it's a bit softer than a 1080p panel. But I do prefer the motion handling of the f4500 over many of the LCD LEDs that I've seen out there. The picture is plenty bright now and contrast is good too.