Originally Posted by Fant
Ok I know I'm going to get slapped for this but watching cable hdtv on my 5020fd, I prefer Standard A/V Mode with Film Mode on Smooth. I know this is probably the worse settings from an accuracy / technicality point of view but after calibrating with D-Nice's settings, watching regular tv or even dvds looks quite dark in movie mode unless I have every single light off in my room which isnt possible for me. Am I breaking a law?
Do you mean that you actually used controlcal to input D-Nice's settings or that you simply changed a couple settings in the regular menu? If the latter, movie mode might look a little dim/dull to some people. However, after I had mine calibrated (by D-Nice himself actually), the yellowish tint went away and the colors definetely popped a bit more while looking even more natural.
It's hard to say anything for sure though because our viewing environments might be pretty different. Standard certainly isn't the best AV mode IMO, but Kuros look good regardless. Still though, you might want to consider getting controlcal and at least inputing his offsets to see if you might like that better. Pure cinema mode is completely a preference thing, but once you watch an accurate, reference quality image, it's hard to go back to the significantly overblown and unnatural looking modes like Standard, Dynamic, Performance, Sport...in short, movie mode is the only one that can deliver this (game mode comes pretty close with a warmer color temperature), although it's a little off (too warm) out of the box