Originally Posted by CMPMERIDIAN
The settings work for me, the only thing that Is high is the sharpness, I like a sharp picture. I assure you my set looks fine and anyone who thinks that sets are the same out of the factory are foolish. Tell all the pro calibrators to close their shop down, everyone just wait for the CNET reviews and save $400 - $500. So many people on this forum think they know it all and are the most ignorant. The truth is ( and most will not admit it). These sets have the worst designed backlight in the last 5 years which require black crush versus uniformity issues, chose your poison. My sets color is at 65, sounds high ( most sets are within +/- 1 or 2 from the 50/50 point) but I assure you on my set it looks good, might be out in the service menu requiring this, but the colors look great.
Face it, we all made a major mistake by purchasing this set, The new LG and Sony will surely not have the horrifying backlight issues of this set.
The 4 rating from CNET shows they are a sellout for the advertising dollars, how do you bash a set this bad then give it a 4? Common guys, stop fooling yourself, put your brightness to 50 and watch the edges light up like a light bulb or crush your blacks, no other choice.
Still has the best 3D available, and I chose black crush over uniformity nightmares, I am just happy with a little black crush I can enjoy it, the horrifying bad uniformity is not an option for me. This set is not a good choice for a videophile and 90% of the people on this forum will never be 100 % happy with this set. I hope as many people as possible read this post before purchase. And you guys with March builds, stop fooling yourself, every single D8000 has uniformity issues it is a hardware issue, you cut corner to save a buck and you handcuff yourself with an impossible task for the backlight to achieve.
Now Mikej3131, enjoy your TV.