Originally Posted by midnight77
I'm not a troll. People shouldn't care what my opinion is anyway though. All that matters is what your own is. I am posting about my observations in order to figure out if I am doing something wrong and can somehow fix it.
I played around with it and got it looking better, but what's odd is with some channels, scenes, etc... it sems I have good settings and then out of nowhere something else will look bland and bad.
So far with the room totally pitch black my settings are way off from cnet';s and people's here though. I know everyone's taste for settings is different, but seems odd how different mine are. I turned picture way down into the 70s or low 80s I think. I raised sharpness to around 10. Raised color a tad, have backlight all the way to minimum. lowered brightness into the 40s because blacks looked too bright.
So I probably have it all out of whack, but for what I was watching it looked right. Like i said it was in totally darkness so I flat had to lower picture and backlight as it was way too bright in my opinion for that situation.
What's the point of backlight anyway? Seems even with it at 0 everything is too bright and most suggested settings have it down around 1.
What's also odd is I raisd sharpness yet didn't notice the artifacts lately. No clue what the deal is with that.
The point is that nearly everyone on here is extremely satisfied with the EX500 and it is highly recommended by the actual users
of the set who have taken time to adjust the settings to obtain excellent picture quality. In many cases, this is a tribute to serialmike who has helped many satisfied EX500 owners by generously posting his settings and tweaking them when needed. That's one reason why this TV is so amazing and constantly exceeds CNET's or any other review site's expectations for this model. If I were in the market for a non-3D TV today, I would not hesitate to buy the Sony EX500.
Hopefully I won't get my hands slapped by the mods for my observation, but if you would spend more time following other people's honest advice (those who actually know what they are talking about) and less time complaining and trying as hard as you can to find flaws, you may have a better chance of enjoying whatever TV you ultimately wind up with. Somehow I doubt it because based on your incessant postings in other threads and from what you have written in this thread so far, I'm guessing your EX500 will soon go the way of the HX820.