Originally Posted by rockaway1836
The pics of the clouding weren't mine they were polarbare's. His first pic is more or less spot on.
Last night I was able to darken my room and look at the set with no input. My set looks like polarbare's first picture as well.
I watched a movie last night through Netflix - Micmacs in a pretty dark room. One 60 w CFL on and that's it. Nothing at all visible in the letterbox borders during the film. I'm going to try the Dark Knight BD and maybe Baraka tonight.
I've been using DeezMFNutz's settings - I think they may be a little hot for my taste/environment. Maybe crushing blacks a bit? Not sure until I get out my cal disks. BTW, AVS has a free cal disk you can download that looks decent. Search for AVS 709.
Boy there are a LOT of options in the advanced menu. It should be possible to really get this set lined in. Ultimately I may pay for a pro calibration to get the most out of these options.
All in all this set blows my old LCD RPTV away. I was kind of sad to see it go out the door, I have some great memories from stuff I watched on it. But time marches on.
All in all I'm glad I bought the Sharp. I think it's a keeper.