Originally Posted by $mitty
I've got the 46PZ85U, so disregard this if it isn't the same on the 80U, but I'd recommend putting the brightness up a little bit. I've got mine usually between 52-56. I'm no expert, but anything lower than that and it seems like I'm losing out on a couple shades of gray. Definitely up the brightness a little when playing games IMO. I've got a PS3, not a 360, and I've been playing on Custom instead of Cinema (use that for TV and movie viewing). Usually have the Picture around 70-75, Brightness around 54-58, and color in the mid 40s while playing PS3. Cinema is a better picture quality, but I like it a little brighter when playing games so I use Custom.
I'd love to hear other people's opinions on this TV/movie and video game settings comparison also. As you can see a couple posts above this one, no one has responded to my question yet either.
Same here. I use a higher picture & brightness setting on Custom and Normal temp when playing games on my PS3. For movies I switch to Cinema and Warm with slightly different settings.
Ballpark here so I don't have my TV in front of me, but for PS3 games: Custom, picture 70, brightness 54, color 46, tint -4, sharpness 50, Normal temp. All other settings off and black level light. For BD movies I use Cinema, picture 65, brightness 52, color 44, tint 0, sharpness 50, Warm temp.
I went through proper break-in up until 100-125 hours and I'm now around 500 hours. My only "con" is that my panel seems more prone to minor IR than others around here. With the settings above I get letterbox IR when watching just one BD movie, and minor IR with PS3 games even if I've only played 20 minutes. The ESPN logo will produce IR in less than 10 minutes. The I Am Legend pop-up menu on the BD gave me IR on top of the letterbox IR, and that menu was pulled up maybe twice during the movie for a total of 1-2 minutes. This IR occurs regardless of whether the pixel orbiter is set to Auto or Force 1. Luckily the scroll bar and/or 10 minutes of full-screen TV viewing wipes it out.
Overall I'm willing to live with the IR tendencies rather than having to endure the motion blur, gray blacks and input lag of an LCD panel.