Awesome post. That should help a lot of people.
Originally Posted by Smashbro29
I WON THE LOTTERY!!!!! 47LD450-UA.AUSWLFR
Only thing is, I don't understand all the modes and color settings I've read...
Glad to hear you got what you wanted. Which things are giving you trouble? Some of the stuff in the "expert" picture settings?
Originally Posted by DMARKz
Thanks, I just checked my panel and I have a D panel. Out of everyone's settings on that FAQ page, which do you recommend I use for using with my PS3 and 360? (Both connected via HDMI- For Gaming and Blu Rays)
OK. You've got (most likely) an AU Optronics A-MVA panel, like I do, so the settings that some of the people with S-IPS panels have posted might not look right on your TV, although it can't hurt to try. As for my own settings, I didn't do any major calibrating. I first (for regular SD TV and movie viewing), under "picture mode", set it to "expert 1", and then I set my backlight level to where I wanted it. Then, I just used the built-in "picture wizard", choosing "standard mode", and went through the process. In my particular case, I ended up with the following settings, though there could be slight variances in our panels, so you may just want to run the wizard yourself. I made a few little tweaks of my own after running the wizard, too (like increasing the sharpness).Basic settings:
Backlight -- 100 (I'd rather have it at 40, but there's a reason I have it at 100 that I won't get into right now)
Contrast -- 87
Brightness -- 55
Sharpness (horizontal & vertical) -- 70 (I like things with a bit of crispness)
Color -- 55 (I like a little pop in my picture)
Tint -- G2"Expert Control" settings (things not mentioned were left at default):
Dynamic Contrast -- Off
Noise Reduction -- Auto
Black Level -- Low
Color Gamut -- Wide
Edge Enhancer -- High (again, I like things crisp)
Color Temperature -- Warm
Gamma -- 2.2
Method -- 2 points
And for gaming, I have that input (component in my case), under picture settings, set to "game mode", but I use the same settings listed above, more or less.
I'm not a super fussy person when it comes to settings, but a couple of things I like are more vibrant colours & crispness, so my personal settings would make any expert picture calibrators' eyes bleed.
They work for me though, and since I'm the one using the set, that's all that matters.
As for the 2 different options for the picture wizard, "standard" and "preferred", I believe this is what it's about. "Standard" will lead you through a process where you'll end up with what the people at LG consider a good picture, whereas the "preferred" option is more of a subjective choice, asking you at each step of the way "Do you prefer it to look this way? Or that way?", etc., so in theory you will get a picture setting that's close to the way you personally prefer things.[EDIT]:
I've tried PBC's settings before, but I found things looked a little too yellow.