the Samsungs seem more immune to IR (especially stubborn IR) than the Panasonics... this is based on my experiences between the Panasonic 50" S60 and Samsung 51" F5300 with pixel orbiter/shift off on both
there is no difference in PQ between standard and movie modes once fully calibrated (or standard/game mode for that matter).... aside from the 10-pt control being only available in movie mode
this is based on measurements with a meter and also visual checks with reference material
(and is what I noticed on my personal displays which include the UN46EH6030 LED-LCD and PN51F5300 PDP)
of course, the default movie mode settings are far more accurate than the default...
On my HP Laptop (envy dv7), I have to press F10 to enter BIOS and then I only choose between "enabled" and "auto" for USB 3.0. Enabled was default and I changed it to Auto. Not sure if this does the same thing though as what you posted.
I posted these reviews on Ted's website for the 1.1 BD copy and 1.1 media files but I also wanted to post them here in case not everyone checks the site:
The original release of this calibration disk (1.0) was already great and more comprehensive than any other disk I have owned so far and the 1.1 updated version has refined that even further by making some beneficial tweaks in areas suggested by users of this disk including myself. While I personally don't mind using my...
In my case, I need a contrast setting of no higher than 90 in Movie mode to avoid major discoloration on a white clipping patttern. However, setting contrast at that level messes with the 10pt controls. So, will lowering the rgb high end controls in the user menu allow me to use contrast 100 or 95 without discoloration or 10pt control tracking issues? Or must the change be made in the service menu. Also, where are the sub contrast or rgb high end controls in the service...
It's not always noticeable, but then the difference between 0.006 fL and 0.009 fL with a bias light or during the day isn't either.Not in my tests, but I haven't checked it very thoroughly yet.In certain cases it can be very obvious (when APL in right on the threshold where the floating blacks start happening). Other times, you can't tell. However, the black level isn't that much darker with BO On, so that difference is also minor.