I think sars pretty much has the settings right. Check out
There are recommended settings just below the top of the page. Remember, this was pre-CMS. I'm still working on finding someone to calibrate the Acer with the CMS without being too much of a pain in the @$$ (ie I'm not bothering the person everyday, but have yet to hear back.).
It "does" look clearer after the update. Even when I was having trouble running the same tests as others, it just "looked" sharper. Don't get me wrong, it was nice and sharp on a 120" screen before, but noticeably better after the update. Sometimes you just don't notice the little things until they're fixed.