Originally Posted by JohnDG
Did the ISF calibration address the "color banding" in non-Movie Mode?
Yes, and we tried it without success, I am sorry to say, partly because there has been so little information exchange between calibrators on this set and the number of attempts has been so small that reliable information is just not available. At present my Movie Mode is exceptional, with punchy color, great skin tones, green that is green, and blacks that are black, with no banding, or blotchy color artifact in the shadows.
I may add that this is true from any feed, HD, SD, from Sat feeds, OTA HD or SD local stations, DVD player, etc...
A very interesting note from last week is the fact that I adquired the new Canon HV-10 camcorder that records in High Def 1080i on a MiniDV tape and also in SD 480i feeding directly from the camcorder to component in of the TV. (the HV-10 does not have HDMI out), the first thing I noted was that High Def as well as SD recordings did not exhibit any banding or blotchy artifact in ANY MODE !!!!
Although I know very little about electronics, this leads me to believe that this banding or color artifact in the shadows may be in fact due to the way the decoder in this set handles the differrent feeds, particularly, those satellite feeds in SD in which I see the artifact the worst. This of course may be something for the experts to explain, but one thing for me is clear, the Hi Def, and SD recordings from this little sweet camera projected unto the screen of this set, using any Mode, is simply outstanding.