Originally Posted by steve1971
Go to Hometheatermag.com. Loook under flat panel reviews and look up the review for the KDL 40V5100. Go to the last page of the review and you will find the settings there. Was your tv professionally calibrated dunan? Because if it was and thats the colors they suggested I will give your settings a try again and try and get used to them. But Tom said the settings used do vary from tv to tv due to room lighting ect. But those are the settings Tom suggested I use for my tv and they look very good.
Getting a calibration with calMAN is basically the same as getting a profession calibration because this tv is quite limited with how much it can be calibrated. I've tried every setting on the net, nothing worked, so that's why I decided to do it myself.
The calibration I did was in a completely black room. Like I said, I did 3 calibrations but they all had different setting results (weird) but each setting produces practically the same picture. Guess that's why they say to get it professionally done because of differences in tvs even in the same model.
Before you tried any settings were you watching the tv with the factory settings? Because a calibration will make the colors look bland (at first), not bold, and your eyes will have to adjust like the other poster said. Your colors, white balance, and skin tones will be accurate. If you are used to seeing factory settings or red or orange skin tones then a calibrated setting will look 'off' to you at first. Skin tones are very important.
Case in point: I calibrated a friends tv and it looked tons better but then his wife (ironically) said it looked horrible and set it back to factory settings. Watching black hawk down was a headache because EVERYTHING was orange, from skin tones to the helicopters themselves. Honestly, I'd spend the money and get a package from calMAN and DIY.