Originally Posted by wtfer
Just for the hell of it, can everone post their main settings when they see purple haze?
Mainly the backlight at & what picture mode (dynamic/movie) was on.
I played around with it last night:
The settings I've typically been using are backlight 3, brightness in the mid 40s, dynamic OFF, HDMI black level greyed out, power-saving off (though I'm now tinkering with LOW, see below).
The issue for me is not that the haze is purple, it's that it's THERE--in my case it's more blue. It is not gone on-axis (and this is annoying me), and it is quite noticeable even 10º off-axis.
The reason I say it's haze is that I notice it on black bars or blank screens, as opposed to poor black levels in a picture image (though those cannot get darker than the haze of course).
Things that lower my haze on a black screen:
1) Turning down the backlight.
2) Turning on energy saving (gets better as you go higher)
3) Turning on Dynamic Contrast (BIG drop in haze at "LOW", slightly better at higher settings but unfortunately over-contrasty on pics with detail loss).
4) Movie mode seems to be better than standard or dynamic mode
4) Decreasing gamma: very slight effect, even at -3.
5) Decreasing color offsets in the white balance menu--slight effect.
Things that do NOT decrease haze:
1) Turning down Brightness
2) Turning on or up black level adjust.
Because of these observations, I've been tinkering with as low a backlight as possible and last night I decided to turn energy save mode to LOW, and compensate for crushing by turning brightness up a bit. Like I said above, dynamic contrast to LOW made a big difference, but I lost shadow details...