Originally Posted by StCelery
The YouTube app refuses to retain my login between uses and I can't access my subscriptions or playlists, either. I think it's just half-assed software. Maybe they'll update it for better functionality at some point. I find it less annoying to just use regular youtube through my laptop which is hooked up with an HDMI cord because I can at least then find what I'm looking for even if it takes a few extra steps.
Putting local dimming on high got rid of all my light bleed issues. My picture isn't murky or blurry or weird in any way, all the colors are perfectly distinct, there are no odd artifacts or anything like that and the only time I'm even reminded that I had light bleed is when an app is loading. I didn't use any setting guidelines to set it up, I just did it by eye with one set of settings for OTA broadcast, another for the built in apps and another for stuff streaming through my laptop. My dad came over the other day and watched a movie with me and every fifteen minutes just kept saying, "It's so beautiful" and the majority of this movie was set in a scuzzy motel and Steve Buscemi was one of the whiskey guzzling leads so I'm pretty sure he was referring to the picture quality.
It would be a 1 in a trillion chance (or something like that...) that you set up the picture by eye to be anywhere near as good as it can be. Why wouldn't you use the built in calibration program? Try using that to get at least somewhat close to a calibrated picture. Better yet, why not use the CNET settings? It's about as close to having a pro calibrate as it gets.
And I guarantee putting dimming on High does alter the picture, does make it murky. It takes away highlights where they should be, and will produce what I showed in the picture in this thread. It also can alter objects like clouds and the sun depending on how they are highlighted.
What does vary, is what people can see, or what bothers them. And as always, the bottom line is if you are happy with how it looks, that's the most important thing. To get the most out of your TV try the CNET settings, be sure to make ALL the settings, one is dependent on the other.
Youtube does lose the sign in sometimes for me also. It's not as annoying as it could be because I use my Smartphone to send youtube to the TV without any cables needed. I would do what you are doing otherwise, connect my laptop because the app on the TV isn't the best.Edited by tampa8 - 3/7/13 at 5:52am