Originally Posted by HaRd2BeAr
Turned ambient light sensor off under system settings?
Originally Posted by cyberbeach
It won't ever look good next to the XB5 because the XBR5 "pop" is really "push" ... the primary colors are pushed too high which produces that "pop" effect.
When I first tried Rizzo's settings, they looked washed out to me. But within a day or so, my eyes adjusted and I saw a lot of "new" more subtle colors that hadn't been visible before. A lot more gradations and subleties. Much more like what you see in the movie theater.
Once you get used to the much more visually interesting tones you'll never want to go back to the eyeball-burning "pop".
Turn off the XBR5 for a few days, try Rizzo's settings, and watch a few HD movies.
Then, after watching up to and through the bar scene in BladeRunner, skip back to the beginning of that scene, turn on the XBR5 and switch cables, and play it on there... then make your decision.
Interested to see what you think...
That sounds like sensible advice. In fact, I've saved Rizzo's calibrations and one other alternative to the CUSTOM and VIVID general settings so that I can flip between them and my currently used calibration (under STANDARD).
I am even more pleased with my 55HX929 now that I've had a few days to play with it. I finally dialed in what my wife and I find to be a realistic, vibrant (NOT "vivid"
) picture comparable to the XBR5, but I anticipate at least several more weeks of experimentation before settling on the optimal adjustments. Our initial impressions using Rizzo's settings, besides the washed out colors, was that flesh tones looked unnatural and brightness was too low. In fact, the Spears & Munsil PLUGE Low slide appeared almost solidly black, with only the faintest sign of the two right-hand bars.
For the present, I'm basically using the default STANDARD settings with the following changes:
Backlight: reduced from Max to 5
Brightness: increased from 50 to 65
Color Temp.: increased from Neutral to Warm 1
Here's a pic of our current set-up:
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