ECUPIRATE I believe clicq is just using his first set of settings that were posted up above. Although he may be using diff settings, I have no idea. My situation, is that my upconverting DVD player as well as the PS3 will be going through my reciever, so the same HDMI cable will feed to the TV. Clicq said the settings shouldn't really be very different for either thing so they should be alright.
Viper, everyone is different. If you're happy with the out of the box settings, then so be it man, it's your eyes, your brain, your TV
I liked the picture out of the box for my old 42" Sony... know what got me to start calibrating? I noticed the reds were so saturated, in some SD DVD content, bright reds would bleed over lines. I wanted to adjust my picture so I wouldn't see that awful sight anymore.
Now before I go any further, mind you, on THAT particular TV, with settings that were posted by forum members of this site... calibration looked wonderful. But on Warm 1! Warm 2 did not yield 'white whites'... I'm not too concerned about 'bright' whites. Whites don't need to be 'bright' in order to give the same effect on your picture. Brightness effects your eyes and enough brightness will hurt your eyes.
I never understood why people would say 'I don't use normal settings on a TV because everyone looks sunburned'. Look at some calibrated settings, and look at the 'out of the box' settings. Skin tones look very natural. Out of box settings will make skin tones look a little red themselves, not natural. Take a look in the mirror, look at the characters on your movies, big difference. A lot of movies have natural color, some of course are stylized to look a little over-saturated but... mostly you'll be able to tell the difference.
Calibrating, makes for a more 'theatrical' experience in my opinion. Again, it's all about personal taste. But when I go see a movie, everything looks the way it should, and I want it to look that way at home.
If you've tried his warm2 calibration settings, try his warm1 calibrated settings he posted just last night. The colors aren't as 'accurate' (accurate being a term for the setting instruments say are correct which means again you may not like them), but it seems like you aren't going for 'accurate' anyways. There isn't a huge difference at all between (just judging by the pics he posted) his warm2 and warm1 settings, but look at them together if possible and you'll see that whites are actually 'whiter' for your standards, and the blues do 'pop' just a little bit more. Try those, and you may find them satisfactory. Give them a chance as well... if you go from a vibrant setting, to those settings, and switch back and forth, you may not like the new settings. But watch stuff for a day or two with those settings. See what you think.