I just got my 55 HX850 and Cinema 1 out of the box is the setting I like the most, but of course it need to be calibrated. I live in Central America and down here nobody does professional calibrations, your only option is do it yourself the best you can. So I have used in the past the Spears & Munsil High-Definition Benchmark Blu-ray and now I'm waiting for the Disney WOW calibration blu-ray to arrive to my house, I've read very good reviews about it. I guess the decision to go with cinema, standar, custom or even vivid is personal and depends of your taste and especially of your viewing enviroment. My las tv was a sony Kdl-Z5100 and I was close to buy a panasonic plasma VT-50, but despite the fact that the picture was very good in a very dark room, it was really drab and shallow in a medium bright room. My living room is like a medium bright dispite having curtains and at night I like to watch tv and play games with some light not in complete darkness, so LCD was the way to go all along and the hx850 I have to say has very good picture even if I just have a few hours of viewing. I think that the calibration settings you can find in sites like cnet, avforum, flatpanleHD, etc... were made in totally dark rooms and tha'ts why they tend to look so shallow when we try them in our homes. I think that is good to read this reviews because some things they say are very important like how options like motionflow and LED dynamic control funtion and what they do to the image. I'll post my setting when I can and excuse if my english is not that good because my native languaje is spanish.
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8/29/12 at 6:45pm