Originally Posted by mick50008
for me, the negatives outweighed the positives. i have been using the service menu hack for about the last 3 weeks with picture settings from here.. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...5620125&type=1
they were by far the best settings i found anywhere. however tonight i decided to reverse the hack because i like to download quite a few movies and the convenience of using the usb on the tv has turned out to be more important to me. also the picture settings from here.. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...5620125&type=1
..are quite good.
i have turned brightness up to 67 tho because with the calibration tools i am using it fails on any lower than that. 67 was the bare minimum. also sharpness on 20, because i can. colour on my set is 47.
I got my PN59D550 a few days ago. I am hesitant to try the service menu hack because I have already found a use for the USB port -- mkv files and such from a hard drive. To get around this I can use a wdtv live or asus oplay, but I guess I'm curious to find out how much better it will be calibrated...
For example, the Facebook settings for the non-7000 menu hack. How close is this compared to a fully calibrated with 7000 menu hack?
I see that there are two different settings in there... I tried them both and think that the first one looks better, but not sure which of the two is more accurate.
Has anyone taken photos of same screenshot before/after calibration pics?
Aside from close-to-exact color what else do you gain? In reading the thread, I read that it doesn't improve black level, but how well does it help with overall ANSI contrast (real world mixed scenes, not just the checkerboard)