Originally Posted by gmanvbva
Perhaps they toned down Game mode? Many had complained it was too bright and washed out.
Possibly, but FW 1003m makes my 360 and PS3 look perfect.
However, going through the update process pointed out something important:
I noticed in the TV menu's "Picture Options" that the HDMI Black Level
defaults to "Low". This needs to be changed to "Normal" or the blacks are crushed,
resulting in a dark picture. Once this TV option was changed to normal, the faint details of a dark picture could be seen clearly, the blacks are still deep and the colors still "pop".
Check this on your TV -- could this be why SOCOM looks too dark for you?