Originally Posted by lipcrkr
I've seen these 2 modes on a "Y' series and they are way too bright. I really don't think i'm making my point clear.
"Too bright" is relative to 2 things: personal preference, and ambient light (by "ambient," I simply mean "as found in the surrounding area or environment.") Based on my observations, most serious videophiles will want to use Natural mode, along with the indirect, dim lighting recommended by our forum's resident professional calibrators. On the other hand, the WAF will probably prefer Brilliant mode while watching daytime TV with the shades raised and the curtains open on a bright, sunny day.
Anyways, since LA won't be getting the 831 series till 2009 i need to ask.....where are the owners manuals? The Mitsubishi site only has last years up. The only way i'll be able to answer these questions is thru the manual. This will give me an idea of how Mitsubishi utilizes the Iris. My viewing will primarily be in ambient light, i was hoping natural mode would be the best for movie (not DVD) viewing. I don't see how the "Bright" mode can attain a level of fine detail in a samurai uniform. If "bright" was too bright in the store it will look like the sun at home.
Yes, I'd like to get those manuals also.
To me, Bright-iris mode seemed the best in the Magnolia showroom, which has bright lights on racks hanging from the ceiling. I got extremely close to the same brightness on the A2000 (right next to the 732) by setting BlackCorrector=Low, contrast=88, brightness=56 and iris=Auto1 (which I preferred to the Auto2 setting I use at home, at least in the Magnolia showroom.) For the HL-S7187W, I set DNie=Off, Contrast=50 and Brightness=45 to match the other two as closely as possible.
For the WD-65732, if I remember correctly, I had Mode=Bright, Contrast=63 (max,) brightness=32, Deep-Field-Imager=on and color=25. I am quite sure that it would be easy to configure it to look very good indeed in total darkness, using Mode=Natural, and somewhat lower brightness. And you could easily do that, without affecting the WAF settings for Brilliant mode.