Originally Posted by CaptinCrunch
The Warm 2 setting comes the closest to the 6500K standard for color. Both your color setting and white balance levels will have some effect on the Temp settings. I calibrated my set with a SpectraCal C3 using the CalMAN 5 software.
As for the motionflow setting I find that Standard gives the best image without the soap-opera effect. (Smooth setting is the worst for S.O effect...lol)
I should also state that all my standard TV watching in via HD OTA. No cable or sat for me, and that cable and satellite boxes as well as the signal play a big part into your set's image quality!!
Yes, in my google travels to find some semblance of optimization for the 900, I've often come across mentions of the 6500K standard as the closest calibration for color on an LCD, especially for 3D (something I can live without). Perhaps better related settings will mitigate what my perception of it providing an "overly warmish/reddish" look; I've often settled for Warm1, but Neutral's worked best for me...accurate or not. I'm reminded of the audiophile dilemma of "accuracy" vs. "musical" reproduction. The late Gordon Holt (founder of Stereophile) was a proponent of the latter. Not the best analogy, but one that springs to mind with this current challenge.
My viewing is primarily BD flicks via an Oppo BDP105, streaming content from Netflix & Amazon (hard-wired) in addition to Comcast cable broadcasts. The cable box is HDMId to the Oppo for better -- so I'm told -- upscaling, etc.). The Oppo, in turn, has dual HDMIs, one for the Sony, one for the AVR audio. I'm seeking a happy compromise, probably weighted towards BDs; but I loathe the thought of tweaking for every movie -- my wife would never watch with me
Thanks again for the advice; I'm not a tech (as is obvious) and can only imagine what a SprctraCal is and how the heck Calman software works. I just downloaded AVS HD 709 and burning it to BD -- that should be interesting ')