Originally Posted by nlpearman
I think I agree with just about everything said here, especially the distinction between MID panel brightness for animated vs non-animated material. I settled on MID with Toy Story on iTunes HD as my main demo movie. MID had nice pop but the reds were a little saturated.
I realized how awesome the D-Nice settings were with LOW panel brightness while watching TDK on Blu in the middle of the night.
yeah i was tinkering with Mid for an hour or so last night, and i can't get myself to like Mid for regular non-animated movies. the picture doesn't look as natural, and something seems "off" or "artificial" about it, whether it's the colours, or the brightness.
i watched TDK mostly for these tests, and yeah, i just can't go with Mid. ended up preferring Low much more.
i thought since Cinema was the most accurate according to CNET, and the fact that D-Nice Custom was virtually indistinguishable to me compared to Cinema, that these two must be the most accurate or "reference" settings for the TV.
i say virtually b/c i do find whites tinged on the red side with Custom, so i actually went as far as -4 on the W/B Low R, and left W/B High R on 0. then i did a blind test between Cinema and my new Custom setting (had the wife change the modes while I closed my eyes) and i couldn't tell one from the other, which was interesting.
however, I will stick with Mid on the animated movies, cuz the images just seem to jump off the screen. everything looks sharper too, with more detail for some reason as well.
quick question though. has anyone noticed while on Cinema, the black bars on letterbox movies have quite a bit of dithering (viewed 2 inches from the set), but on Custom, there's zero dithering on the black bars? i found it odd that CNET reported the opposite. was wondering what other people were experiencing.