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I have now had my 5080 almost a month now. It's been calibrated by my local ISF calibrator that also works for my local Pioneer dealer/service center.
In the past I have read a few others mention that they perfer the Optimum settings, that we all know are limited as far as going into the pro adjust settings.
I have been using USER mode and have tried all of the D-Nice settings along with all other combinations I can think of with the DRE, Enhancer Mode, Gamma, and the noise reduction settings.
I was having trouble figuring out why Pirates to the Caribbean- Curse of the Black Pearl (just one example) looked grainy, and moving pixels on shy and smoky shots, along with some other scenes.
I have tried all of the other picture modes also and could not get rid of the grain, without losing picture detail. Then just for the heck of it I tried Optimum, and.............. WOW! All of the grain disappeared, the detail stayed.
So I thought, what's the catch? Something must be off that I can't adjust, right? Nope. Nothing. I still can adjust my color, contrast. brightness ect. I want you guys to just try this and report back your findings. In the specific scene I was looking at when I tested this was the afore mentioned movie, the beginning of chapter 7, 48:20 to about 48:31 toggling back and forth between the other modes and Optimum.
I know in this forum sometimes, if you can't tweak it yourself, the thinking is, I'm not seeing the best picture I can have. In this case I find that is not true. The Optimum setting is just that for me Optimum.
I can't imagin this not working on all of the KURO's, and as for you 5080 owners, do yourself a favor, and get that thing ISF calibrated, it make a huge difference. The colors looks spot on now. I had trouble with my purple/blues and magenta cast before the calibration.