Originally Posted by 8mile13
When i watch SDtv and dvd's DRC is mostly 20-35/1,there is no sharpness problem.
Tonight i watched Germany vs. Spain 720p ARD with sharpness zero/Motionflow clear DRC off,it looked great,in general live HD on satellite-tv looks great,most recorded HD on satellite-tv i don't like.
1080p24 with DRCpalette? I never tried 1080p24 with DRC1 (DRC2 is only available with 1080i content).
After reading this thread
sharpness goes to zero with 720p,1080i and 1080p material on my TV this helps a bit.
Hmm... In this case I can only give you a different opinion:
Motionflow on Clear gives you the highest motion sharpness but shouldn't affect still images (except for the reduced brightness, doh!).
I usually don't enable DRC at all (sometimes for SD video material, not with games) so I rely mostly on the Sharpness control and the enhancers in the advanced picture settings to get the "original" sharpness - not oversharpened, not visibly smoothened.
My general settings for the X4500, optimized with test images:
- Sharpness: 70
- DRC: Off
- Detail Enhancer: Medium
- Edge Enhancer: Off
The test image I use for tweaking the sharpness has colored lines on a gray background. When setting the sharpness too low the colored lines bleed out, when setting it too high the gray background next to the colored lines gets a darker than it should. The job is finding the sweet spot between these two extremes.
By enabling the Detail Enhancer one already enters the realm of artificial sharpening. Setting it to Medium is a nice compromise IMHO as it doesn't make the test images look bad -- and of course it's a matter of taste in the end...