Originally Posted by VarmintCong
Are you saying a GT w/ THX mode is going to be better than at ST50 just inputting recommended settings from the ST50 thread? Cause that takes like 2 minutes. I was under the impression they're about the same.
I assume the GT50's THX mode is tested at the factory, but I doubt very much each TV is calibrated different, they're probably just tested to see if they're in spec for THX mode. Each ST50 is going to be tested as well, to see if it's in Panasonic's spec.
It's hard to say if it's "better" or not. What I am saying is that you can't reproduce the THX picture on a set without THX, simply using the settings available . THX colors are very close to reference, for example. As I said, I have 2 sets with and 1 without THX and I guess I tried all available settings posted here and other forums. Nothing can make the colors so perfect as I have on the THX sets. Out of the box , THX looks like a calibrated set, if you never had a professional calinrated set it's a bit difficult to describe what I mean but the most obvious thing, besides the colors, is the shadow detail on dark scenes. Look for a movie where people are wearing tux or dark suits, can you see all the details on the jacket? Can you see the buttons?
My guess is that you think THX is just a group of the same settings available in other modes, like custom or vivid. It is not. There are adjustments made at factory level and only professionals can mess with them.