Originally Posted by goodkd
Hi Bill - very timely post. Literally just yesterday I took the time to compare Suzook's settings vs. someone's recommended Standard settings (from this thread above) vs. CNET's settings that you have posted. I actually preferred the CNET settings
while watching basketball. I then made just a few minor tweaks to brightness, contrast, color, and tint based on the Disney WOW Blu Ray and it seems pretty damn good (watched Battle: Los Angeles on BR last night).
So, I guess this either means that:
1) different strokes for different folks, or
2) the sets have noteable variability, or
3) I don't appreciate a good picture (though I do have professionally calibrated plasmas in the house so I think I have a critical eye but am far from an expert)
Anyway, can you post your settings? I will try them and compare and report back.
Sure - happy to oblige. Please keep in mind the following:
(1) I tend to like a brighter cooler picture than the standard 6500K Movie mode. I have tried calibrating my set with Spectra-Cal, iScan Duo CMS, and X-Rite i1 sensor but didn't like the muted display much.
(2) I am purposely allowing a slight bit of white crush by raising the contrast over +31 (which seldom, if ever, shows up in actual content) to allow me to lower the Back-light a couple of clicks further while maintaining desired brightness and reducing the black floor level. I'm just experimenting with this now but the Black level is VERY satisfying with this setting.
(3) I'm a tinkerer so I play with my settings quite a bit.
(4) Don't use Cable Programming to judge your settings. I find they are all over the map depending on content/channel/type.
AV MODE: STANDARD
Backlight: -5 (WAS -2)
Contrast: +34 (WAS +31)
Color Temp: MID-Low
R Gain (LO): 0
G Gain (LO):0
B Gain (LO): 0
R Gain (HI): -2
G Gain (HI): 0
B Gain (HI): 0
Motion Enhancement: 120HZ HIGH OR OFF (I TURN IT OFF FOR SPORTS)
Active Contrast: Off
Gamma Adjustment: +1
Black Level: [grayed out]
Film Mode: STD (AVOIDS IRREGULAR 3/2 JUDDER WHILE MAINTAINING 24 FPS) OR ADV. HIGH - DEPENDING ON FILM TYPE. I like smoothing but Sharp's interpolated frames can sometimes make a real mess of it.
Digital Noise Reduction: Off
Range of OPC: [any]