Originally Posted by Elux
What is this "enoco mode" you speak of? Your settings are horrible, by the way.
Below settings are for a dark room. (The TV is in my bedroom so I can always control the light)
I bought the EX500 55 last April and love the TV. I have both Xbox 360 and PS3, both are connected via HDMI. Set Xbox 360 to RGB, standard (NOT expanded), 1080p.
Set PS3 to 1080/24p (however most games will automatically select 720p), in the display select HDMI range set to limited and YCBCR, super white select to ON or your whites will clip.
Set the EX500 to game mode, select original and reset to default. Set eco mode to off but ambient sensor to ON. Picture is never dark and excellent quality.
OK, let's examine my horrible settings one by one:
1 Xbox 360: thru HDMI set to 1080p- now you can set the Xbox 360 to 720p and let the TV do the up conversion or the Xbox 360 will do it for you, either way, the TV will end up at 1080p.
2 Xbox 360 RGB- I do not use the Xbox for movies so I leave it on RGB, yes you can use 709, but I couldn't tell any difference.
3 Xbox 360 set to standard- given this is a TV and not a PC you should use the standard settings, however if you can copy and paste any educated article suggesting the expanded setting gives better picture and shadow detail, I will be more than happy to change my opinion.
4 PS3 settings: I watch a lot of blue-ray movies on my PS3; the TV will use 1080/24p so I set it to ON. The TV will automatically switch to 720p anyway for most games and I don't have to go back to XMB and change it back to 1080/24p for my blue-rays.
5 HDMI set to YCBCR well same reason as above, I use it for my blue-rays. You could set it to RGB if you use the PS3 for gaming only.
6 HDMI range set to limited- same as for Xbox 360 standard. This is a TV and not a PC
7 Super white in XMB- you should select to ON or your whites will be clipped. You can easily test it with any test pattern disk.
8 EX500 settings: Yes you can use any settings you want however according to Sony you should use the game mode for gaming. I use the original setting, it gives you more softer picture than the standard settings, but both are OK.
9 Ambient sensor: Some people call it evil, homo etc. and that's OK each to his own. I use it all the time, never had a problem and love the picture quality. I do have Spears & Munsil disk, HD basic and AVS forum tests and setting the TV ambient sensor on passes all the test just fine so I really don't know what the issue is and people hate it so much, but again you can tweak it yourself as much as you like.
10 Eco settings: power savings off.