Originally Posted by lightforce18
yea reading those reviews made me want to like pure mode. But once you put it on performance and go back to pure its like a night and day difference.
Before I respond directly to your post, let me give you some brief history of my experience with my former Samsung DLP. The first six months of ownership I watched the Standard Mode, but I kept reading of members who preferred the Movie Mode, which, they said, was much more accurate for gray scale, colors, skin tones, etc. I decided to give it a three-day test and I came to love this mode even though it was definitely "darker" and a bit on the "soft" side. When I turned to other more "dynamic" modes I couldn't bear seeing the reddish skin tones and the washed out look from too high a contrast.
Two weeks ago I received my new PRO-151 and I immediately put it on the Pure Mode and it was quite similar to the Movie Mode on my Sammy DLP; in other words, I liked it! I have done some tweaking though in order to give it a little more "pop" and "brightness" and I do plan to get the software so I can activate the ISF-modes.
I should add that when I watch animated titles I do switch it from Pure Mode to Standard in order to get even more "pop," for with animated titles you aren't sacrificing accurate skin tones by using a mode with more contrast, sharpness, etc.
The bottom line is, as has been said, you really need to watch "what you like." But I'm here to say that you can indeed develop a taste for a more accurate setting like the Pure Mode gives you. And once you do, I doubt you would want to go back to a mode that sacrifices accuracy, especially accuracy in skin tones and color. But if you decide you don't even want to try developing a taste for a more accurate setting, by all means stick with what you like now and enjoy your set. This is just my 2 cents worth, FWIW.