Originally Posted by Cronin
I think we are seeing more evidence that the 768p Kuro's are set up different from the 1080p Kuro's. If someone with a 4280 can chime in with their RGB factory defaults we may have all the evidence we need.
I finally got enough viewing hours on my set, and I went into the SM. First thing I checked was to make sure that the viewing hours and plugged-in hours were what I was expecting them to be, and not those of a "pre-owned" set that was re-boxed to look new.
The factory defaults on my 4280 were:
512 for R,G,B-Low
I noticed that two other 4280 owners here also had their default B-High setting around mine, which is about 15-20 clicks lower than the average B-High of those who either have a 5080, or who I'm guessing have a 5080. I wonder if this has any implications. Any other 4280 owners have their default B-High setting this low?
I'm now trying out D-Nice's RGB High & Low settings (thanks!) along with the accompanying User menu settings. I'll test them out for a while before trying ikeb's settings. One thing I've immediately tweaked is the color (saturation), which I have bumped up to -9 for video-sourced TV programs like the news or late-night shows.
I also tried out that eyeball method that someone suggested a week or so ago where you turn the color down all the way to -30 to get a black & white picture, then I switched between the 3 color temperature settings to see the differences. I should have done this before going into the SM for a comparison, but at least for after the SM tweaks I could see how the Low temperature setting produces a red-brown-yellow tint, whereas High temperature was more of a purpleish blue. As expected, the Mid temperature was the most neutral, but it does seem to have a bit of a green-blue tint to my eye. Don't know if I should worry much about that, 'cause it looks good with the color turned back on. Overall, it seems that the SM adjustments have improved skin tones a bit, but to be honest, the settings I had with Mid temperature before I entered the SM really weren't all that bad as compared to what I see now. Keep in mind though that I just recently made these settings changes, and I don't have blue-ray for a means of comparison.