Originally Posted by Silverfox1
I still continue to use the below settings for Standard Mode on both the initial 60" 640u purchased and the 70" 640u using ATT Uverse. My son-in-law whom just purchased the 60" 640u also uses the same settings with Direct TV satellite service although he likes the Color Temp set to " High " which IMO also looks just fine to my eyes.
AV Mode: Standard
Backlight : +8
Color Temp: Med-High
Motion Enhancement: OFF
Active Contrast: OFF
Film Mode: Advanced Mode +2 [ The wife likes a little SOE ]
Digital Noise Reduction: Off
The above are good starting points if you like some vibrant pop in your display but by all means tweak them to your eyes and individual TV.
After staying up most of the night, I'm finding I just can't get enough of this TV. To start off with, I'm using Verizon Fios and will only be commenting on how the set looks with cable channels and on demand movies since I have not had a chance yet to go to BB and get my new Blu Ray player.
For the first several hours, I watched everything in the default Standard settings without any tweaking. I must say, that SOE was quite evident and colors were very vibrant. This isn't what I would normally like but with the increase in size and the overall wow factor, you just get sucked in and are too busy catching your breath. The color definitely leans towards red, but not nearly as much as I thought it would.
After I got my fill, it was time to make some adjustments. I slapped on SilverFox1’s settings and started viewing as many High Def cable channels and DVR’d shows as possible. From that, I ended up leaving most of the settings the same with the exception of Film mode (off) Color Temp (which I put on high) and Color (which I dialed down even more to -10). I know most people might think that the picture might be washed out with that color setting, but to me it makes the skin tones very accurate while still giving great color to everything else.
As for motion blur during sports, I just got done watching a few hours of all the HD sports channels…MLB, Tennis, NFL, Hockey, etc , and I have no complaints. In fact, only Hockey had some minor blur (I’m not a big hockey fan but felt it was more than acceptable) but feel it probably would be even better in game mode.
I didn’t watch much on the SD channels, and usually don’t anyway, but I did think they look ok…at least better than I thought they would considering I’m now watching them on a set that’s 20 inches bigger.
Last but not least, I think the sound through the speakers is very acceptable. Not blow you away great, but I didn’t have it on very high and was able to hear all dialog etc. Hey, they are TV speakers. For everyday viewing they are more than fine…but of course, you’re gonna wanna use your surround sound for that movie experience.
This has got to be the most underrated TV of all time, unless I got one of the few good ones. Either way, I’m really really happy, and I just want to say thanks to everyone that shared their opinion.Edited by mr266 - 11/27/12 at 12:18pm