Originally Posted by djap2
I just bought the LC-70LE733U from Costco. Set it up and wasn't thrilled with any of the modes. I then used the CNET settings in Movie Mode and, well....I think my problem is Sports (any but football is first priority) doesn't have the 'pop' and brightness I was hoping for.
To be fair, I own a Panasonic Plasma and a Samsung LN55A950 and the Samsung is the standard for our house.
While I may not be the majority wanting 'pop' and high contrast (if using the correct terms)...the grass looks muddy and my others sets let me see the blades of grass. The contrast between the colors is dull.
Any thoughts on different settings or am I out of luck?
Also, does anyone notice the very limitted viewing angles? I feel like it is a projection TV with trying to sit one seat to the right of the TV corner.
Any help appreciated as I love the size of the TV and would really like to keep it but Sunday is coming and I think I'm losing sleep over what I see.
I have some thoughts:
1. The settings you got from CNET are designed to give a realistic picture for watching movies on the particular unit they were calibrating. The two problems with this are that you want some cartoonish overly bright and unrealistic picture and that you have a different unit from the one CNET was calibrating. Even if you were going for realistic viewing the CNET settings aren't likely to translate that well to your TV. What you did was probably the worst possible step towards getting the picture you wanted.
2. When properly adjusted this TV gives a realistic picture. If you want something cartoonish and video-gamey you might have bought the wrong TV.
3. Viewing angles on this TV are not its strong suit. You would have realized this had you read the very nice review on the first page of this thread.