OK, I'm finished with messing with the settings on my 42ST30. I followed my own advice many post back about giving my eyes and brain time to adjust to, actually, any changes to settings. I have gone back to all of D's settings but ended up increasing contrast to 84 and brightness (black level) to 60. I had to decrease color down to 40. Everything else is exactly as D recommended. Everything looked good and I lived with it, in a dim to darkened bedroom for a few nights and days. I also had to stop trying to compare or make a 42" ST30 look like a (calibrated) 58" VT25, in overall light output or PQ. It ain't gonna happen! What the 42ST30 is giving me now is colors that rival the VT, great detail and for a small screen, good contrast. Just for the hell of it, I switched back to mid-panel, normal warmth, and HDMI photo. While the picture does get brighter, or "pops" as some people say, it just doesn't look right, once you get use to the colors and overall PQ of the D-Nice settings. It's like comparing a woman who relies on heavy makeup to look good to a one that doesn't require any to look great. The D-Nice settings look way more natural and great. I'm done with the changing of settings back and forth. What I was looking for, was in front of me the whole time, with the D-Nice settings. I just needed to tweak the contrast, black level and color. Then stop!