fierce_gt & sr,
thanks for the replies/advice last month re: break-in, etc. I've got over 200 hrs after a marathon of continuous slideshow. My wife is sick of hearing me gush about the picture…..yet family and friends are enjoying GOTG at the moment. (I'm extremely late to the game on flat screens -- scary, I know. I waited too long and missed on Kuro, but glad I got my F8500.).
Anyone have experience with BB certified calibration service? The price is nice ($250), but I'm leery. My challenge: I don't have a lot of options here in Vegas which is surprising.
While I'm figuring out the pro-calibration, any suggestions of settings in the interim? Apologies for the following two noob issues: I could use some advice on limiting soap-opera effect. Any way to configure/eliminate letterbox?
Thanks in advance!
Display: Samsung PN64F8500
Audio: Marantz SR6003 7.1, Klipsch Center/Front, OSD Kevlar ICE side/rears, Epik Phoenix 18" Ported Sub
Sources: Oppo 103D; Dune Smart D1, Xbox 360, Wii