I recently purchased a TC-P55ST30 and have been experimenting with various picture settings while chunking my way through this thread (currently on page 33 of 157). Hoping for a shortcut to a little advice before my 30 day return window expires.
I watch mostly sports and network shows via a Motorola DCX3400 DVR (sending 1080i) and digital movies (via download or Netflix streaming) via an AppleTV (sending 720p).
The TV is in the main living room, so it's light during the day (say, for daytime football games) and dimmer, but not completely black, at night (maybe a light or two on).
Are there any good sources or recommendations for setting the best picture settings for these types of sources/room lighting? 1080p/24 and pitch black is great, but I don't see it in my future.
From what I've tried so far, Cinema is solid and CNET's Custom settings
are good too, but I could use a bit more brightness and "pop" than these are providing.