Originally Posted by woodsdog
Got my 60GT50 yesterday, and I am really really happy with it. The picture is amazing, best picture I've ever had on a TV (1st TV i've bought in 5 years, so it better be!)
I want to put a bump in here for a request for some sports settings. That, or I'd like to ask for help in fixing a couple of, not issues, but things I would like to tighten up. I know my set is less than 48 hours old, but I still have to try.
I used the CNET settings as a baseline, and I think they look good for movies (tried out some movies, loved it.) But, I ended up tweaking those custom CNET settings to come up with what i like better for watching football. Having said that, I have a fewquestions I want to ask for help on. I'm not familiar with all the calibration terminology, so maybe you can point me in things to look at.
I'm using DirecTV, 1080i on the HVR2x.
First, the good. When I'm looking at zoomed in individual players or coaches things are crystal clear. So happy with that. But, when I see it from far out, like every time teams line up at the line before the play, the picture is a bit off. Now, it's not bad, just not as crisp as I would like. What are some settings I could try that would tweak that aspect?
2nd, text on the screen isn't as crisp as I would like either. Seems like it could be more crisp. Same as above, what can i tweak to make these look better. Its strange that some shots are crystal clear, others seem a little off.
3rd, i have the colors how I think look best, but I end up 2nd guessing myself if things are right. What are some recommended tools in for getting the color levels right? They don't look bad, I just wonder if they could be better. By the way, to me, the "Cool 1" colors + tweaked settings I have seems to look best for my football games. The "Warm" color felt too...overcast.
Again, anyone reading this post, I am VERY happy with the TV. I am just trying to get that last 10-20% tuned in myself.
I'd be willing to share what looks good for me on my sports viewing, as it's a big part of what I watch, if anyone is actually interested.
Thanks for any help.