Originally Posted by CeeBoogie
I am a proud owner of a 500M and I use D Nice's reference settings. They are nice, but I would really like to have some more pop and detail. Pure mode looks kinda muddy to me. I was reading somewhere a few months ago that the user mode is close to isf day as far as brightness. Does anyone have any user modes that look nice, possibly comparable to the isf day/night modes? I would like to use something besides pure mode until I get my monitor patched. Any settings would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Pure is definitely an acquired taste. I used to think ISF-Night was dark and muddy, but ever since I moved into a dimmer room, I've come to love ISF-Night even though it's even dimmer than Pure (on my set anyway, ISF-Night contrast set to 18). The reason is that ISF-Night is easier on the eyes but still gives a decent amount of pop and color. It's true that ISF-Day is like a much brighter Pure and looks more "realistic," but in real life, you don't switch camera angles and shots every 3-5 seconds. Watching so many camera changes with a bright scene can put a lot of strain on the eyes, especially in a dark room. ISF-Day is definitely great for rooms with more ambient light.
Many times, I even prefer Pure to ISF-Day.