Originally Posted by aVOLanche
I have a 67A750 with the latest software and a build-date of Dec'08.I'm using standard also.I tried movie mode and no matter what I do it is soft,muddy,yellow tinged.Whites are dingy.I wonder if the software has affected the later sets.The ones I saw at HHGregg were similar.The color is also VERY program dependent.
I had "early-onset" cataract surgery a couple of years ago.It taught me a real lesson in color interpretation.I had the eyes done one-at-a-time.After the first eye was healed,there was a HUGE difference in colors between my R & L eyes.One was WRONG!Also,when Lee said that if you use a back-lighting source,be careful of the wall color.He is dead-on correct.It will reflect the wall color and make a big change in the color temp of the reflected ambient light.
Yep... it's ridiculious that someone should have to go to this length of trouble to get a decent picture which is another reason I'm thinking of returning the set.... problem is the other option is a $5k Plasma...
I do a lot of photography/post processing and am VERY familiar with color manipulation(hue,saturation,gamut,sRGB,white balance,proper skin tones,contrast,sharpness,etc.)......It's as simple as this...if you like standard.....watch it on standard.If you don't like someone elses settings,ignore them.Do you like the same food that Lee likes?Unlikely,but it does not make either of you wrong.
Before I go any further here (since I'm likely to upset a few folks with this one
I just want to say I agree wholeheartidly with your statement that people should go with whatever they like best....
So I am a web designer and I also do a lot of image processing and work with image quality attributes. I performed a few test yesterday (and I encourage others to try this... it will help me prove or disprove if my set has an issue). Using a professional grade camera (mine is a $700 Digital SLR Samsung model with a $400 lens) go out on a non-overcast sunny day and take some photos around noon and then again in the evening about 30 minutes before Sun sit. Take pictures with lots of color... If you're like me you already have such pictures on your hard drive. Then burn the same image files to a DVD and pull them up on your Blu-Ray player on your 61A750 or 67A750. Set your lighting in the room appropriate to whatever you normally use for TV viewing and then using the same pro digital camera take photos of the TV screen with the same images displayed on the HDTV in both Movie/Warm 2 and then Standard/Normal.... Now, go get the images developed. Get the original photos taken with your digital camera developed and also get the photos you took of the photo displays on the HDTV screen developed.
If your set is like mine you'll find out pretty quickly that Standard mode is much closer to what the human eye sees in sunlight and that 65k standard or not, Movie mode is not the optimal quality these sets are capable of... If others perfrom this test and mine proves to be the exception, then I need to call a service tech.... but... if others get the same results then this proves for itself 65K color isn't what it's hyped to me.
The introduction on the DVE: HD Basics disc strongly plugs the industry 65k standards but notes HDTV sets are more capable than CRT displays (the 65k broadcast standard has been around since the invention of color television, which doesn't mean it's optimal by any stretch... even if it is 'standard')
Before anyone asked, the color temp on my camera I set appropriate to the shoot according to photography standards. I'm not a pro photographer, but I've taken several classes on it and I'm not a bad hobbyist. Regardless of any standard, the human eye doesn't lie. My opinion is even the faintest yellowish hue on an image that differs from what the human eye would see live destroys the picture quality.
Here's an interesting article on color temperature science.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_temperature