Originally Posted by MrMonkeeMan
Here are my settings:
Contrast - 54
Brightness - 61
Color Temp. (warm, cool, etc) - cool1
Color Saturation - 27
Sharpness - 10
Any updates? I have the same problem on my HP-S4273 that I got from that buy deal. It's most noticeable in dark scenes and it seems like as if the brightness is too high but it's not.
Sometimes the problem is there and sometimes its not. The best way to tell is whenever I turn on the set I run the THX optimizer from my 1 of my Star Wars DVDs and I skip to the part where it says the shades around the letters "THX" are supposed to be dark or barely noticeable. Well, when the problem is there it's so bright that I can turn the brightness all the way down and it will barely have any effect on the shades. Other times when I run the optimizer it looks just like its supposed to.
Hi and welcome to AVS
I combined your posts so that I can refer to your issue and settings at the same time.
Before I start, I will need to ask you a few more questions because your issue seems to come and go - not constant.
Does this issue appear on all sources? What sources are you using (SAT, DVD, etc) and are any HD capable?
Are you running your sources through a receiver /switcher and what make and model?
Have you checked the video connections and wiring from the source to your display? What video connection are you using? (HDMI, Component, S-Video, etc)
Are the DNie, Digital NR and Film Mode all in the off position?
RED - can you be more descriptive about this? You say you have a "red push " issue but you are using the brightness control to try to control it? Is that right?
Are colors "blooming" - getting brighter than they should be?
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From what I see from your setting:
Contrast - 54 - seems a little low
Brightness - 61 - seems a little high
Color Temp. (warm, cool, etc) - cool1 - have you tried NORMAL?
Color Saturation - 27 - seems a little low
Sharpness - 10 - good
Are you using the COOL1 setting to try to offset the "red push" issue as it introduces more blue tint than the NORMAL?
The more you can tell me, as far as the answers to my question, the less we have to play "post office."
First thing to try will be to turn the Color Sat. adjustment to ZERO (0) and see if the issue continues. Switch Color Temp to NORMAL while doing this.
Is the image that you see a true B & W or does it have a tint to it and if tinted, is it uniform all over the image?