Originally Posted by rschleicher
My settings question has to do with how I might want to make things different between my cable-box input, and my Blu-ray player input.
I went through the Picture Wizard process last night, which worked pretty well, I thought. I'll have to compare my settings to what Kandionkhrome posted, but based on my memory they are pretty similar. These settings got saved to Expert1/ISF mode. At the end, it asked me which inputs I wanted to apply these settings to, and defaulted on applying them to all inputs. But my feeling is that I will perhaps want RealCinema on for my Blu-ray input, and off for the cable box input. And the motion control settings perhaps should be different as well. I MIGHT also go for somewhat higher brightness and backlight for the cable box, in that my disk-watching will almost always be at night, but TV watching will be in a variety of lighting settings. So in the end I'll probably set up Expert2/ISF mode for the Blu-Ray player, and leave Expert1 for the cable box. (I thought about using the two Expert modes for day and night viewing, independent of input, but I don't want to have to keep changing modes.)
I THINK I also need to spend some time on adjusting settings for 3D, but have to read the manual and play around some more to know what gets changed when turning on 3D.
I also haven't figured out what settings are used for streaming direct to the TV. (Maybe this shows up as its own "input"?, based on the USB port chosen for the wireless dongle?) Probably most of the time I will actually stream to the Blu-Ray player, and from there to the TV, since the audio will then go to my receiver and full audio set-up. So in the end, I may not care that much what the TV settings are, when streaming.
My other thing to do is to get my Logitech Harmony universal remote reprogrammed, to control the new TV and player, in addition to the existing cable box and audio system.
To follow-up on my own post, I have the Expert/ISF 1 settings set up for my cable box, and am using Expert/ISF 2 for my Blu-ray player. I used Picture Wizard to set things when in Expert/ISF 1, and then recorded the settings and manually entered them for Expert/ISF 2.
In both cases, I have not yet done color-by-color color mangement adjustments (RGB brightness and contrast, and six-color color and hue), as I don't have the equipment, etc. I think I've seen a review either an LW5600 or perhaps LW6500 where the reviewer did a full calibration, and reported on the color management settings. So I MIGHT try to just enter the reviewer's settings, as an experiment. But then I'd presumably need to re-do the main settings. And to be honest, so far I am very happy with the results from using Picture Wizard. (They are indeed basically very similar to KandiKhrome's (or however it is spelled) posted settings.
The only thing I have set differently on my Blu-ray input is to have Real Cinema turned on. This may have happened automatically, after I changed my Blu-ray's settings to 24p, so I think it just has to do with 24p pull-down.
As for 3D, it's still not clear what all is "altered" in the settings. But I THINK that the settings for that input are basically left alone, and the backlight is turned up. This may take a bit of fiddling, still.
As for Tru-Motion, at this point I have it left on, but am using "user" settings (versus the "low" and "high" defaults) of de-judder=2 and deblur=5. Basically cranking the de-judder well down. But I will probably fiddle with this some more, as I watch more.
I also ran into the situation where sometimes I couldn't get to the menu setting for the local-dimming. But now I can't remember what the issue was. It MIGHT have been that I was trying to duplicate my settings to my Blu-ray input, without the player turned on, and that somehow resulted in the local-dimming menu item not being accessible (it was just grayed out). OR, it might be that if you pick a fairly low backlight setting, that forces local dimming to be off? At one time in my playing around I had the backlight setting down to around 30. But I ended up with it at 45, and then was able to turn on local dimming (which I left for now at the "medium" setting).
I also got Netflix streaming enabled via both the Blu-ray player and the TV. Most of the time I'll probably stream via the player, since that will get the sound to my receiver and surround set-up. But both worked just fine.
One thing that was a little puzzling when streaming Netflix direct to the TV, is that when the Netflix screen first shows up, the picture is over-boosted, but once the streamed content is playing, you can apply your settings, etc. Maybe I'm imagining things, but it seems like the TV's "home screen" is not subject to the saved settings, but once streaming starts, then the settings kick in? (Basically, the Netflix all-red screen starts out super-bright red, and then becomes "normal red" after a few seconds...)