Originally Posted by PhilH930
WMWilker - thank you for posting your settings. I always considering my living room to be dark, but with all the 'dark' settings I could not get the pop from my TV that I was accustomed to with my old set. I've started using your ISF day settings, and the picture is simply amazing. For daytime viewing the panel outputs plenty of color, and in the evening it comes to life even more. While this might be too bright for some, to my eye the picture is outstanding.
I've had the TV for 4 weeks now, and this has just taken it to another level. Thank you.
I too am very much enjoying his settings, both the day and night are fantastic. I almost want to get a calman or one of thes things that would allow me to open the isf day and night options but will get it calibrated in a couple months so am going to wait.
In other news with all the IR talk I figured I would work a little harder to find some since I've been logging a lot of hours playing MW3. Well it was a job but I did find some when watching Birds from BBC Life during some panning scenes with the light blue sky. I was not able to see it in a variety of other discs and content I tested. I then tried watching some panning scenes from Up and was just barely able to see it. So I ran the pixel flipper from the WOW disc all night and then today I did the same but ran the scrolling bar several times in between. By 5pm it was all but gone, I could kinda see a hint but it was very very hard to tell. When I tried to point it out to others no one could see what I was talking about.
I think what I thought with my last plasma, IR is not a myth but it is pretty hard to establish and near impossible see unless I dissect the hell out of my panel with a variety of content and the objective of finding it. I don't doubt others have real issues or that the severity varies from panel to panel but to my eyes it is a non issue and does wash with either the tv's tools or simple and regular content variation.
As much as I struggled with the decision between the VT50 and 70" Elite I am 100% happy with my decision and would buy the VT50 again. Don't get me wrong, the Elite is a damn nice panel but for me I know I would have really been bothered by the flaws I observed in the store tests I did given the hefty price tag. The colors and motion on the VT50 were probably the biggest win factors for me and I am constantly telling Mrs. Kenobi how impressed and pleased I am with this panel. No it's not perfect but IMO there is nothing better in current production.