Originally Posted by marabunta
Boy, looks like I'm going to have a lot of fun dialing in this set when it finally arrives, eh?
With the DVDO Edge, I'm wondering what TV settings I should start with before changing up the EDGE's settings?
Hard to say. The Natural picture mode doesn't allow for full saturated reds and I don't know if you'll be able to push those levels with an external device - the HDTV's video processor might "cap/limit" the color saturation so that they stay "Natural". Not only that but you want to make as few adjustments on your DVDO Edge as possible and avoid adding positive values with the DVDO Edge.
You'll probably be better off using one of the Brilliant modes as the starting point. You can try leaving all the settings neutral, color at 50, brightness at 50, contrast at 100, tint at 0, and calibrating the set using the DVDO Edge controls. Or you could use the settings that I provided and then calibrate from there. Ideally, you want to try and reduce/lower values on the DVDO Edge - not increase them. Example: Color on the set is at 50 and on the DVDO Edge you need to increase the value to saturate the color. In this case you want to increase the HDTV color setting and try to keep the DVDO Edge as close as to the neutral setting as possible or lower. If you increase values on the DVDO edge you might push colors/brightness/tint/hue/etc. too far which will push or blow out colors. Where as if you reduce the values you just limit the lower/gray end of the spectrum which isn't that big of a deal. But it's a cat and mouse game, since the HDTV set might push colors too much or push the wrong colors too much using it's setting.
You can also try the bright mode. I found that if you use a contrast of 80, brightness of 57, Tint of 4-8, and color of 36-44 that you can get a near identical image as the Brilliant mode but without the color casting. That makes for a sharper and poppy image but in dark scenes gives more black crush (loss of detail in the darker areas).