Originally Posted by CRITICALSHOT
I think most don't understand the process of making movies and the artistic direction used in deciding the "look/color" of the movie.
Check out this link:
(the new trend is the abuse of cyan in movies)
I see you are justifying your original setting and minimizing the contempt you gave warm 2 and the people using it. I don't want to point it out in your post; but please just be understanding that this is my opinion. I don't think it is a good idea to stand by the less optimal settings as "most folk" are easily swayed in the wrong direction. It is great that you now have a better understanding and it takes a big man to admit that your opinions have changed. Please don't flame me as I am not trying to be mean.
Well I think "contempt" is a rather strong description. And I do not think you are being mean at all. Don't worry, I love to talk about things like this maturely, its all in good spirits. I was not contempt, but more bewildered at how someone could see something with "colored haze" as being "better" is all.
Again, maybe I should be more clear about what I experienced and how I feel. Cause I do still stand behind my old settings IF your not going to get your set calibrated. Why ? Well because of what I said earlier and what I was saying real early on (what you took as "contempt"). Let me elaborate:
See, when you put your XBR950 out the box on "Warm 2" it creates this colored haze over the "aura" of the picture. Maybe some don't see it, but those with razor sharp eyes and that scrutinize color sure do. I'm one of those. Sure several other things become more natural looking, and "organic" like. I agree. BUT white becomes no longer white as I see it in real life stuff when I step outside, but yet white turns kinda greenish or redish (or both) tint in it (pending on your set). Some (mainly older people) say this is reality and how they see things outside in the real world. I tested that by walking around my city all day observing things. HELL no did I see what "Warm 2" (or even "Warm 1") was doing to my picture. My blue sky was CLEAR between me and the blue and things that were meant to be bright pure white, looked completely bright and pure white.
The set does not show white as white with it on Warm 2 UNTIL you whip out some gear and properly adjust the backlight, brightness, picture, color, and white balance to absolute spec. And they ALL play off each other so once you adjust one, you need to go back to the other, etc.. long process. ONCE everything is set right, then that is where my latest post came from, YES I admit, warm 2 is the way to go, but only if you can adjust it all with gear once its on there. It then has all the natural, organic and awesome benefits of Warm 2 BUT also now finally showing absolute clear aura along with pure whites when need be.
Now lets swing this back. If you do not have a professional come over with top end gear (not just any professional with just any gear) to adjust the Warm 2 color temp, then I stand behind the my older settings, because you get white whites and no colored haze. And thats all I am saying. I am not justifying anything. I just am pointing out how I think it is best. Sure I may be wrong. I may be right for only my tv for all we know. IDK. But I did want to explain it all to you.
I appreciate you saying and thinking it takes a big man to admit his options have changed, but in some sense, really my opinions didn't change. The summary of this and what happened is, I was shown that Warm 2 can be adjusted properly to make the things I didn't like it go away, but keep the things I did like about. So win win ! That is what has changed.
I hope all understand this is just my experience too, and my opinion. It may or may not apply to others. I am not defending or justifying myself or any past posts or antics of mine, I am simply explaining them and where they came from and the current status.