-- I know you posted a question, waaay back, on input selection. It's the button between the Volume & Channel select controls (just above the "Mute" button).
I just got my UN32B6000VF yesterday. I found this thread after doing a lot of searching (I still haven't found the "Owners" thread, it must be buried deeper inio this Forum).
-- Thanks for your effort at posting some calibration help. It would be nice if you also posted what calibration discs you used (it sounds like you did mostly an eyeball & memory adjustments - Ok if you have a lot of experience).
One thing that was not stressed was the use of the "Blue Mode". This control is supposed to be used only
with a calibration disc and then only
to set the Color (Saturation) and Hue (Tint) controls.
Please refer to the Calibration Forum for details on how to preform calibration (see the "Sticky" threads for references).
There are 2 "best" sources for Blu-Ray calibration discs. The cheapest (free) is the "AVS HD 709" disc: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=948496
. All of the details are in Post #1. You do need to have a DVD burner in your PC to burn your own copy (on a standard DVD-R, but it will only play in a BD player - there is also a HD-DVD version).
The Second is the Spear & Munsil disc: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1131344
(if you haven't purchased the Oppo BDP-83 BD player - which includes that disc).FOURSCOMPANY4
-- Yes the Spears & Munsil disc is better (IMHO) than the DVE HD Basics. However, either will do the job if you are not using just your eyeballs as your measurement instruments. The Spears & Munsil disc has better test patterns.NOTE
: There is no difference in the gray-scale calibration between the SD calibration discs and the BD versions. Those specifications are identical. However, there is a difference in the color settings between the two (SD-DVDs use the Rec. 601 standard and Blu-Ray DVDs use the Rec. 709 standard, and they are not the same. Your color calibration will depend on how well your system (player, AVR, & Display, and anything else in the signal chain) handles the translation between these two standards when watching in the HD modes (720p, 1080i, 1080p).
-- It sounds like you made all of the wrong adjustments (or you got a defective set). I have that same model and it puts out an excellent picture, even without calibration. You should Reset all of your adjustments (there is a menu item that does just that).
Right now I have everything set to defaults except I run the "Standard" picture mode suring the daytime and the "Movie" mode at night. I reset the Back-Light to 4 (default was 5 in the Standard mode and 7 in the Movie mode). I have done no other adjustments until I get a chance to run one of my calibration discs.
said, "one size does not fit all". But you should not use the CNET settings (IMHO), and just doing random tweaking without knowing what you are doing will just make it worse.