Originally Posted by robkwil61
I thought they were good. Not perfect but a good start Certainly better than the factory settings.
So if you don't like Z-mad's 640U settings on your 650U, what settings are you using? Care to share?
I'd only add that the judgement of the settings is in this case also dependent on personal preference, since it's a tryout of shared settings. Again, may work fine on some sets and for some viewers, but maybe not so much on other sets or for different viewers and their preferences. I can only say that these settings are "perfectly" accurate on my 640U as calibrated ("perfectly" of course meaning as accurate as achievable on this TV in terms of color temperature, color accuracy, white balance/gray scale, gamma, and dynamic range).
I am not sure which aspect specifically didn't work out for cjlawson on his set with those settings, since he didn't say. I can only hope he is not a fan of those "dynamic mode" type settings or "torch" settings to which the TV's are set for display in stores, which is certainly not what anyone should be going for on their TV. Of course I don't know that and not saying it is the case, just trowing it out there in general terms, as there is also a lot of misconception out there of what good picture quality is.
Also, his is the 6500 model, which is supposed to be the same as 650, only made for club stores I believe (like Costco and such). But then again, if they are exactly the same, why create 2 model numbers??? Companies in general mostly create these "special version" products for club stores, simply because they have to offer them particularly cheap, so there is often a little bit of "cutting corners" going on to hit the special price points. Accordingly, they may at times carry a specific model designation which allows differentiation in distribution on manufacturer's side. I can't specifically say how far that may be the case with these Sharp TV's, but frankly, I wouldn't be surprised, since they are differentiating them even in the model number.
At the end of the day, the settings are from 640U and not 650U, so it's a gamble if they work or not from set to set, particularly when the set is of slightly different model like in this case... Either way, I hope they work out for some, and good luck