Originally Posted by bygfoot
I Also had a black screen unit, picked it up in late october from costco, then 80 days later... black screen, had many lip-sync issues during that time as well. Unfortunately
i do not remember the serial of that unit.
I can say that after trying the LG 60LS5750 and the Sharp LC60C6400U I returned each after testing for a few days.
The LG had some dead edge lights and didnt give a comparatively great picture anyways, the sharp really did have a great picture, and better CMS, but was a little too dark overall for my tastes.
After getting the second E601i-A3 (i was very nervous about another black screen) and letting it break in for a hundred hours or so, I can say i am very happy with the picture which seems to have improved noticably during that time.
Current serial is 51 and firmware 1.1.4 (waiting for update)
I used the Disney WoW disc to get used to the nature of the set and the rules of contrast and brightness against sharpness, learning more about black and white clipping, etc.
Following are my favorite settings so far to which I owe Montecore a great vote of thanks.
I lowered my sharpness and raised my contrast slightly which, to me, gives me more natural edge definition.
Here they are:
Picture Mode: Football
Backlight: 82 (I like a slightly brighter overall pic and have a bright room)
Contrast: 84 (better edges than by having high sharpness, which artificially adds edging)
Color: 50 (more natural color saturation)
Color Temp: Cool
Red Gain: 118
Green Gain: 128
Blue Gain: 120
Red Offset: 127
Green Offset: 125
Blue Offset: 128
Smooth Motion: Off
Noise Reduction: Low
MPEG NR: Low
Color Enhancement: Grn/Flesh
Adaptive Luma: off (In dark scenes like in Dark Knight, and TV "American Horror Stories" off showed less blocky gray layering that with it on)
Backlight Control: OFF
Ambient Light Sensor: OFF
Hope this is helpful to anyone, Thanks to Montecore for the groundwork.
Am really loving this unit right now, but the Sharp has better off angle and better blacks naturally but pic out of the box just sucked in my opinion.