Well the Neutral gives you better contrast , higher brightness and so, also choosing Warm 1 will not make the blacks blacker , but it will sure "dim" the image abit. My initial advice was for Neutral , but from the tests i made its way above 6500K. I have even recorded videos on my Sony NEX-5R , 1080p@60fps and i can say they look more natural in Warm1 , also it seems better for my eyes. Still i have used Neutral for over 2 months in the beggining. Human eye has an the incredible ability to ajust to light intensity and sometimes u may think u r seeing 1000 Lux but its 100 000 Lux, or u are seing a 6500K light(which is fairly whitish) but it actually might be 9000K. The advanced contrast has some downsides , like i can see how the screen brigness changes for example , if i watch a movie and at a certain darkish scene , subtitles come off , everything gets so much brighter. I have found a solution with choosing the adv contrast to Medium and having "offwhite" with bit of transparancy subtitles color .
Anyone the most imporant is that one should be happy with the settings. When he finds the right settings, memorise them and let them be. Sometimes i use to get obsessed everything being perfect....... and that can seriously ruin alot of fun and costs lost time.
If someone asks me what i like most about this tv , is that it has 1:1 pixel mapping , RGB color space with no subsampling ( with graphics scene selection ) and Doulby digital 5.1 audio input ON EVERY HDMI ! Solved so many things for me . Like having to use VGA cable for xbox360 , cos that was the only way to have an SPDIF. Stupid thing is i havent had much free time lately to fully enjoy it
If someone asks me what option you have least used or cared , was all internet apps and gadgets and so. And all new TV`s are obssessed , cameras on tv , and so on..... while manifactures should focus on qualty. I still cant ******* believe Samsung uses 133Hz Pulse Width modulation to control brightness but flashes " 2 core cpu or so ", cant they afford 10$ more and make the control of the backlight proper ?
TCruise, so I've tried out your recommended settings and they are really good. My problem isn't so much the warm1 though, but the MEdium Adv Contrast. It seems to have an odd effect on skin tones. I tried it for a day but I couldn't do it. But I did try it for a while.
Now I'm thinking that there are both positives and negatives in Warm1 and for Neutral. I prefer NEutral now but Warm1 looks nice also. I split the difference and raised my backlight, added Low Black Corrector but left it on Neutral.
For now at least.
And I don't mess with any of the gadgets on this tv either. I just use it as a normal flatscreen and I use the gadgets on my XBox 360.