Originally Posted by armenian01
I've been playing with my G10 settings for a long time now and I think I'm getting close to the perfect settings. THX mode is good but Custom is better, THX seems to have this antique like filter to it if you look closely when comparing to Custom mode which appears more realistic. I'm going to list my settings then explain why I've set everything accordingly
CUSTOM MODEContrast: 68
: Seems to be the sweet spot, any higher under custom makes the colors explode and seem unrealisticBrightness: 61
: Custom mode automatically makes everything so much brighter, compared to THX. There's no reason to why you should have it too high, custom mode already comes much brighter when coming from THX. So having customs brightness over 65 will probably look too bright (my opinion). The ideal setting seems to be around 60. Keep reading if you think 60's too high.Color: 44
: High 30's Low 40's makes flesh tones appear pale and unrealistic, you want that warm lifelike looking flesh tones setting at 44-45 gives you that. Any higher/lower doesn't look right to meTint: 0
: People like to set the tint into the negatives, and I don't see why. It should be set to 0, it clearly balances the color outSharpness: 75
: Sharpness doesn't affect the picture quality that much but it looks best on default, which is 75.Color Temp: Warm2
: Warm2 delivers the a rich/clean/smoother/ look when watching HD, it also makes flesh tones to appear more accurate.Color management: OFF
: I've switched this on and off many times while watching a blu-ray and can't see a difference, so I leave it off.x.v.Color: OFF
: Same with Color managementC.A.T.S: ON
: I think C.A.T.S should be on in custom mode. It eliminates that excessive brightness you see when coming from THX. The picture should always be as dark as possible, but not to the point where you see loss in detail. That way you are really taking advantage of the G10's TV's black levels. C.A.T.S is probably the most important option when using custom, it eliminates excessive brightness.
With these settings, I feel that its the way THX should look like. On a side note, blacks also seem to look deeper/darker when in custom mode, over THX mode. Which is strange because THX is at 100 Contrast and Custom is at 68.
I'm basing these settings off the 50" G10, and keep note these all have to be set under Custom mode