Originally Posted by KtrainHurricane
Ok, so I just got done with some more tinkering and found some "happy" settings. Here they are:CUSTOM MODE
Color Temp: Warm 2
Video NR: Off
Color Space: Normal
W/B high R: 10
W/B high G: 0
W/B high B: 10
W/B low R: 2
W/B low G: 0
W/B low B: -8
Black extension: +4
Gamma adjustment: 2.2
Panel brightness: Mid
Contour emphasis: Off
Any input/comments on these settings is appreciated!!!
^So I have recently began to notice that these settings are way off. I just purchased a new Onkyo receiver (and my connections are therefore different), and I am not sure the effect it has on my picture, but since hooking it up I have noticed a difference in my TV - people seemed to have an orange/yellow skin color, and scenes in movies were just too bright...so I reverted back to D-nice's settings. I ordered some new cables from monoprice (since I needed 1.4 for better 3D) and once they arrive I plan on running my Disney: WOW again; but for now I am happy.
There is still something I cannot understand, though:
I use a scene from the movie Pandorum as a "tester" for black levels + dark scenes. It is right around the 12:00 mark, when the main character is crawling through the air vents of his ship, being guided by Dennis Quaid via radio (if you have seen the movie). When using D-nice's settings, this particular scene seems way too bright to me. It is almost as if there is a grainy "film" over the screen.
The reason I came upon my previous settings were due to this scene specifically. When I turned the Black Extension to +4 and Panel Brightness to Medium, the black background from the scene blends in with the black bars on the top and bottom of the picture perfectly (which to me is how it should look, since those bars are "black" black). If I do not do this, the movie scene stands out from those black bars by a fair amount, and looks weird...for lack of a better term. Is this movie/scene just a poor choice to judge by? Is the picture supposed
to be brigter than those black bars, even in a scene where you know the character is in a pitch-black environment?
Another thing I noticed when messing around with these settings is that changing Panel Brightness to Med actually darkens
the picture when Black Extension is set to +4. When Panel Brightness is on Low and Black Extension is on +4, it seems like there is that noticeable "film" across the screen; but once I switch Panel Brightness to Medium it goes away, and the picture seems to be crystal-clear...and BLACK (but some subtle details around the edges of objects are lost in the background).