Originally Posted by Mubzy2Snm
hi can someone please send me pathofneo's settings please . kind regards
Either I'm blind or they've been removed from his post on the settings thread.
I'm having trouble getting this thing exactly how I'd like it.... one thing is... I notice everyone seems to be using warm2, but I can definitely tell that makes the colors off on my set... it makes skin tones orangish... i prefer setting warm1 and increasing the "color" setting to like 55 or so.
I tried using the AVS 709 .mp4s played from MPC-HC to calibrate and I could never quite get bar 17 on the black clipping .mp4 to flash. As far as the white calibration I don't think I was getting it right at all... and I ended up with a brightness level of like 73 on "Custom".... in the end I gave up and just set it back to how I had it before which was Custom: Contrast 82 or 83, Brightness 58, Color 55, Tint +1, Color temp: warm1 (not warm2)... I can tell Warm 2 is making a lot of the colors way off when I compare it to my well calibrated computer monitor. Warm 1 isn't quite warm enough though... I just had to set Warm 1 and sort of compensate a bit by jacking color up a bit higher than the rest of you seem to be. To me none of the color temp settings are ideal... "normal" actually seems to be most accurate overall when compared to my well calibrated monitor... but it's not warm enough... so I'm just dealing with warm1 as a compromise... which still isn't quite warm enough. The "warmer" I take it the more off the colors get though overall.
I think this thing needs calibration from the service menu. I'm a bit disappointed the white balance settings can't be accessed from the normal menus....
I'm almost certainly keeping this TV, but I'm annoyed at how much I'm fiddling with the settings and I still can't get it quite right.... the Sony EX640 I'm returning because I can't stand the sample-and-hold LCD motion had near perfect color calibration out of the box with only very very minor tweaks, and the white balance settings were available from the normal menu... not that it was off enough for me to even want to try messing with them. Even the Sony BX450 I tried before the EX640 was almost as close color wise out of the box.
I think if I had the service menu codes I might be able to fix the white balance by eye to get it close enough for my tastes... but that's really hard to do without a meter... I wonder how much a pro-calibration will cost... I think I saw someone mention they paid $450 for one... yuck... I refuse to pay that much for a calibration that takes less than an hour... like somehow one hour of work is worth $450 just because some guy has the right equipment... *rolls eyes*. I emailed the place down the road for a quote, if it's reasonable I'll have it done... but I just can't see myself paying much more than $100 for what I could easily do myself if I had the right equipment and software. I had a maid clean my house for 4 hours yesterday and I only had to pay her $69 (it was a promotional offer and I gave her a $100 tip just because I felt like it) .I got lucky re: my computer monitor, when a friend was in town, he made an ICC profile for me and I didn't have to pay a dime.
The PQ is overall very good on this TV.... but not as good in some respects compated to either of the Sony LCDs I tried before this one... I think it left the factory not too well calibrated... I'm really just nitpicking some minor things regarding the color though... The one place it really shines though is the motion quality is much better than the LCDs. It's not as good as a CRT, but it's good enough that even with this 50" which is almost painfully huge for this bedroom I don't often notice the sample-and-hold "blur ghosts" (best term I can come up with for describing them). With the LCDs I'd notice 2-5 "ghosts" following moving objects just depending... on this UT50 most of the time I don't see it at all... and in the case I do it's usually only 1 "ghost"... or the blur is compressed into a much smaller area... but once in a while I still notice it is as bad as the LCD... like I was watching King of the Hill last night and a beer can was slid across the table and I swear I saw 5 of them while it was moving, just like I would on one of the LCDs I tried earlier this month. This is the only case I've seen bad motion blur from this set though. Long story short is it's improved enough and gone enough most of the time I'll probably keep this set just for that reason alone.
I also still notice a very faint strobe/flicker effect from this TV, and I don't think it has anything to do with the dithering... because I see that sometimes... which is another minor gripe, but not a deal breaker... it's especially noticeable when reading white subtitles on dark scene with lots of action for some reason. I guess part of it it's the way I have to move my eyes back and forth constantly to read the subs. It almost looks rainbowy?? Like somewhat similar to DLP rainbowing but different.
I wonder why I've suddenly become so sensitive and notice all these things lately.. I miss being poor... back then I was happy with whatever I could afford... now I scrutinize everything I buy because I can afford such a wider range of displays. Maybe my brain chemistry has changed slightly or something and it's making me sensitive to all of these artifacts I'd normally never notice. *shrug*Edited by damag0r - 11/17/12 at 5:37am