Originally Posted by lsumatt1514
someone please help me out and provide answers to the following questions concerning my picture cal and the subsequent results. I have a 65vt25 with d-nice's settings and offsets applied.
1. Are d-nice's settings intended to produce a somewhat "darker" image on the plasma panel when compared to the "vivid" mode on the set or an led lcd?
1. Yes but there's more to it. What you think is to be "darker" than vivid couldn't be farther from the truth infact you're seeming so much more detail in the image when using those settings. Put an hd bluray on with alot of dark sense in it. Like under a table or a scene were you see a dark room behind the actors.
Now pause it, make sure you have it in vivid picture mode. Now look at every dark area on screen and study those areas intently. After 30+ sec. Switch the tv from vivid to custom or whatever dnice is using.
Now do you see? Do you notice all the stuff you couldn't see or even know it was there? You should.
2. Are d-nice's offset settings indeed only applicable to the warm2 color temperature (totally independent of the other four)?
2. Yes it's meant for warm 2
3. One can change the color temperature to warm1, normal, cool1, or cool2 in the "custom" mode and the service menu offsets applied would not be applicable (it would be factory defaults for all other color temps in the service menu)?
3. You shouldn't. And don't even think about cool 1 or cool2. Its mean for warm2.
4. Do any of you find d-nice's settings to be a little too dark? My brother and wife have both commented that the picture looks dark to them.
4. They are so use to vivid torching of whats left of there eyes they can't see anything anymore it's all about detail not how bright it looks compaired to vivid. People always say, oh it's not bright anymore. Vivid looks brighter and better but people are missing so much in each movie or tv show in vivid mode. The movie director never intended you to be watching your tv in vivd. He spent millions on how the film would look. Why wouldn't you want to see how the director intented you to view it?
Let me ask you this? Do you watch your tv at full volume?
The answer to that is no. So why do you want to watch it using vivid? Thats equal to watching it with the vol. At max.
How long do you think those speakers will hold up at max vol?
Same applies to vivid.
5. Is there a calibration disc recommended that might provide a way of adjusting to a bit brighter picture (not as bright as "vivid" mode though...it looks fake to me)?
Pay for an isf calibration would be the wisest.
Why do people think the tv cost x amount of dollars cause it says that price on the sticker... Dont people know by now that the total cost of a tv is, sticker price plus professional isf calibration. From $199. To $500. For isf calibration.
Thanks guys. I really appreciate it. I did not write down my service menu offsets prior to making the changes, but i'm 99%+ that they are fine. If my statement above is correct, the offsets are only applicable to warm2 no matter what mode i'm in (correct?). If i want to make adjustments on other color temps then the service menu settings would be on the factory default.
Again...thanks for the help!