Originally Posted by Manni01
Did you experiment with the color setting to try to oversaturate a bit to your taste? Does is affect the linearity in a negative way?
I can't speak for Jeff and hope to hear from him on this. I can say that I did play with increasing the Color control with THX mode to get things a bit more over saturated and preliminarily like the results.
First some brief background - I like slightly over saturated colors. Rec 709 of course is technically correct but I just find it a bit too flat and like the colors a bit more vivid.
In particular I prefer red a bit deeper than Rec 709. A perfect example of this is the woman's red dress in the opening scene of Sin City. If you want it with the default OOTB (non-THX) her dress is deep, deep red. That is way over the top for my taste. However if you want it in THX mode the red is rather washed out looking. So I prefer something in between (but leaning more toward the Rec 709 point).
So with the inability to have a properly working CMS on the RS20 as it seems, I have at this point given up trying to make my own CMS setting that mimics most of Rec 709 except for making red and green a bit oversatured.
I decided to try THX mode and crack the color control up until the dress was a bit more vivid red. The setting was about color +15 with THX mode. At this point the dress was more vivid and more pleasing to the eye, but I would prefer it a bit deeper. However no amount of the color control increase will solve that.
I've checked other colors and they seem mostly in check at Color +15. Yellow-ish tones are a bit bloomy looking and look a bit better with Color at +10. Generally most of the material I've checked in the 10-15 range looks good so I may settle somewhere around there.
Now I will say that I have not measured THX mode with the increased color setting, so I do not know if this is pushing the brightness up or down for each color and do not know what impact it is having on xy either. I do know that it is more pleasing to the eye, and until I come across something objectionable in my viewing I'm going to run with this for now.
If you guys give this a try please let me know what you think. Likewise if anyone measures what the increased color control does to THX please post as I don't know when I will have a chance to do so.