Originally Posted by bestboy1
Anybody have a setting that could be used on the dishnetwork HD receiver for this TV.
This is what I use. This is very close to the reference standard while still maintaining the pop and high contrast of Standard Mode. Note the white balance settings. These settings will depend on your exact F8000 panel. For example, my green gain had to be lowered because my panel had a greenish hue in the grey scale after about 200 hours of viewing. I was able to correct it by eye. As long as your black level is slightly blue, the Offset should be left at 25 for all three. Only adjust the Gain if there are any odd hue's in the picture. If you don't have any calibration discs then pause a scene and get flesh tones to look the most natural by adjusting the RGB gain. Repeat freeze framing different flesh tones in various content (TV shows, movies, commercials) and adjust RGB gain until the flesh tones on every channel look natural and realistic. The accuracy of the more vibrant colors of objects and environments will come naturally as long as the flesh tones look believable (which is easier to do by eye since you know what a person's skin tone should look like).
Besides the white balance, I believe all the other settings should be copied verbatim unless it conflicts with a preference of yours.
Picture preset: Standard
Contrast 100 (90 min, I prefer 100 since whites pop a bit more)
Brightness: 45 (Anything higher raises the black level, anything lower destroys shadow detail)
Sharpness: 0 (20 max)
Color: 50 (Anything higher artificially over saturates colors and destroys the natural nuance of the picture)
Tint: G50/G50 (White balance adjustment only, leave this neutral)
Picture size: Screen Fit (No over or under scanning from 1080i/p sources)
Dynamic Contrast Off (Destroys color accuracy and fleshtones, makes certain content "look" better while making other content look terrible, don't bother)
Black Tone Low (Helps hide dark tone compression artifacts without compromising too much shadow detail, this is for relatively low bitrate TV streams, high quality inputs like BluRay, this should be off to preserve crystal clear shadow detail)
Flesh Tone 0
Color space Native (Maps colors to the wider than Rec.709 gamut - makes colors pop more but remain realistic)
Color tone Warm2 (Closest to the D6500K standard and thus gives the most realistic fleshtones)
Digital Clean View Off
MPEG noise filter Off
HDMI Black level Low
Film Mode Auto1 (Best for deinterlacing set top box feeds)
Motion Plus On (LED Clear: On, Anti-Blur 10, Anti-Judder 0 or 1)
Smart LED Standard (I prefer High)
Cinema Black On
B-Gain 30Edited by DRN94 - 1/27/14 at 6:32pm