Originally Posted by brushrop03
Hey guys...I read a lot. Clearly don't post much. Just saying thanks
Just wanted to contribute my settings with everyone.
I had a Best Buy Geek Squad guy come out today to calibrate my tv. He didn't go into the service menu or anything. Just put up the grey scale and color scale up and did everything from that. Doesn't seem to be worth $200 to me. Thank God for employee discount. Technician was nice and knowledgeable. Just seemed as though he was rushed.
Anyways...here's what my settings came down too. Looks Pretty good. I originally had the settings in post 335 by buzzard767. He removed some blue from my blacks, and an overall yellow in the picture. Made my whites more vibrant also.
Tint (G/R) G50/R50Advanced Settings
Back Tone Off
Dynamic Contrast Off
Shadow Detail 0
Expert Pattern Off
RGB Only Mode Off
10p White Balance
Flesh Tone 0
Edge Enhancement Off
xvYCC OffPicture Options
Color Tone Warm 2
Digital Noise Filter Off
MPEG Noise Filter Off
Of course you can set the backlight to whatever you want.
C630. AA02 panel.
I have looked at your Geek Squad settings with great interest. I see that your settings (as well as those from nearly everyone else) use Warm 2 as an initial setting. After setting the Color of my C630 SQ06 to 0 (black and white), I cycled through the Color Tone settings and observed that none of them produces an ideal black and white picture:
Cool: A very bright, harsh picture with lots of blue.
Normal: A bright, relatively balanced black and white picture with a trace of red.
Warm 1: A relatively balanced, easy to watch picture with a trace of green.
Warm 2: An easy to watch picture with way too much green.
Personally, I prefer the look of Warm 1 and have used this setting as my starting point. My feeling is that those starting with a Warm 2 setting will need to eliminate the excess green by making various White Level and Color Space adjustments. My Color Space and White Level settings have been formulated around the Warm 1 Color Tone setting. I originally tried using Warm 2 and I found that it was easier to obtain accurate flesh tones, but there was an overall green tint to everything. After starting with Warm 1, color balance was OK, but it seemed impossible to remove the excess pink from the flesh tones without adding too much green to both the White Balance and Color Space settings. Finally, I discovered that accurate flesh tones could be obtained, while still keeping overall color accuracy, by dropping the blue in the White Balance slightly while dropping the blue levels of the Blue and Magenta in Color Space.
I see that your Color Space settings pump up the red and leave green out of the "Red" setting. This appears to be typical of posted settings that use Warm 2. Your Cyan settings have added red, yet most other posted settings on this forum do not add red to this category.
Your White Balance settings seem typical of those posted by others, with the exception of the R-Gain 4 and B-Gain 50, which seem to be out of balance with the other settings.
Your 10p White Balance settings also show some extremes (a lot of 10s in the red and some -10s in the blue) that are not found in most other posted settings. These setting seem to be designed to push up red and push down blue, while leaving the green at a relatively neutral level.
Near the bottom of page 16 of this forum, I have posted my ideal settings and I update these settings periodically with minor tweaks. Whether or not these settings will work well for others, particularly those with "S" displays, remains uncertain. However, I can say with certainty that my particular C630 came out of the box with a bad red and blue push and these flaws produced inaccurate color reproduction.
There is an easy way to make a basic comparison of "calibrated" settings with those set by the factory. Go to: Menu/Advanced Settings/Color Space. Select the box that lists Auto, Native and Custom and cycle between your Custom settings and the automatic factory settings. In my case, both of the factory settings produce fairly accurate flesh tones, but they also add an excessive amount of red to the picture, while simultaneously boosting the blues to Dynamic levels.
If your picture settings produce accurate color and correct white levels on your display, I cannot argue with their validity. However, I can't help but wonder if your black and white picture has an accurate white level. Would you please turn your Color to 0 and post whether or not you have a black and white picture that is free of excess red, green or blue?