Originally Posted by omeletpants
The only mode worth watching is and Optimum. The others are horrible. In Movie Mode the guy's cheeks are green.
Originally Posted by tbird8450
They ALL need some (or a lot) of work. They are at factory default settings, afterall. Movie mode will look the best after the proper adjustments are made.
The reason Optimum looks the best is because it is the closest to reference out of the box (and that is how these pictures were taken).
But once you put D-Nices reference settings in for Movie mode, Everything changes.
Movie mode looks much better than Optimum IMO.
I have heard of some people using Optimum on thier Elite 9G's.
IMO, If you are going to use Optimum mode then there is no need to get an elite. It will be identical on the non-elite. (minus color sensor if you use it).
One thing worth mentioning is Pure mode on the Elite.
Pure mode is worthy of the name "Pure".
It does a better job with my crappy Comcast Cable HD than any mode I have used on my elite.
Pure is nice and punchy and accurate.
I will also mention, Using ISF-Day mode really surprised me also.
It is by far brighter than any mode I have used.
I turned it on ISF-Day the other night, and I had to turn it off. It was too bright for me. It gave me flashbacks of my LCD days but with plasma blacks.
I immediatly changed to ISF-Night and ahhhhhh bliss
When things get better at work and the layoffs stop, I am going to pay to have D-Nice come over and calibrate the ISF modes.
I also want to see if he will calibrate pure mode also.
For some reason, it seems that Pure cleans up my terrible HD signal a little more than ISF modes do. But this may be because I have not calibrated the ISF modes correctly yet. Or it could have something to do with how Pure handles the signal. I am not sure.
But one things for sure, When watching a Blu-ray on my PS3, ISF modes look a little better
Its only with my choppy Comcast signal that pure seems to clean up the signal a little better. And its not that the color or blacks look better on Pure mode, its that it stopps the pixelization that happens with comcast cable.
I am not sure what it is called, but my Comcast signal exhibits a strange "blocky" noise. Its almost like small blurry squares when there is alot of motion.
Man, I wish FIO's was availble here!!