Well one more voice to throw into the mix as I would like to get my set as calibrated as possible!
Jason - thanks for your settings! I finally managed to get the TV hung on the wall yesterday and started tweaking. I used your baseline + the 'extra pop' adjustments and these were the things I noticed on my Oct 2011 build date set:
- I have no issue with perceived red tones in skin or elsewhere. I am also slightly red/green colorblind so that could account for it!
- I have a self built Media Center PC hooked up to the TV via an Nvidia card through the HDMI port. TV is HD using a Ceton InfiniTV card. Media center PC includes a bluray drive.
- Using the WOW tests (recalling from memory the names of these tests/menus): the advanced black test shows that the 0% black is perfect in blending with the background. The advanced white test though had shown every star outline - is this an effect of the active contrast being left on? I was going to turn it off and try to mess with it more tonight.
- Using the WOW test with the color test pattern looking through the blue filter the colors did not match up to the larger bars. There were definite variations. I am not sure if its due to my color blindness but I would think that since its a blue color it should not have an impact. Was going to have the wife look later.
- I had to drop the backlight down to 0 as it was quite bright for my room at night. Going to try the -3 setting later tonight and poke around the WOW disk flipping between your POP and regular settings.
- Blacks did not seem anywhere near as 'black' as the default mode the TV came in - although comparing that to the calibrated GAME mode now is like night and day. Hoping the backlight adjustments above drop it down without changing the picture too much.
All in all love the settings and can't wait to get some real play time in tonight with it - and at the same time finish wiring up the surround sound speakers.