Originally Posted by Ken Ross
There's no substitute for a professional ISF calibration by a pro like Kevin Miller. Kevin did my Elite today and although I thought the picture couldn't get any better, Kevin proved me wrong....With his ISF settings in place, the picture quality was raised to the next level. Flesh tones are stunning.
I just had my 70" Elite calibrated by the Best Buy Geek Squad. (It was included in the purchase of my set, so I figured I'd give them a shot).
Wow - the picture is unwatchable
. The image is so overexposed now that I had to switch back to the CNET settings. The colors are amazing with the ISF Day setting, but the oversaturation kills it. I don't know what the guy was thinking - he must have relied 100% on his computer, gizmos, and test patterns and never actually looked at how awful actual TV/Blu-ray images looked when he was done.
Unfortunately, because the colors are so good on ISF Day, now the CNET settings also seem "blah" to me.
Does anyone know how to access the ISF mode? The calibrator unplugged the TV, then held some combination of channel and volume buttons on the side of the TV while I plugged the TV back in and turned it on. He then entered a 3-digit code (I think it was 1-6-3, but I'm not sure).
If anyone can tell me how to do this properly, I'd appreciate it. Then at least I can see if lowering the backlighting, contrast, or something
would fix the overexposed image. I also can't even tell whether the guy left Film Mode or Motion Enhancement on or off since I'm completely locked out of the settings; the only thing I can adjust is Local Dimming (which he had left on OFF, if you can believe it).