Originally Posted by Xithryl
Appreciate the help. I have to recalibrate everything soon, Moving soon
Is there a reason behind Movie mode in a dark room? I'm currently in a pretty dark room but movie mode seems to just dim the picture a bit.
Sounds like the F7500 is like the F5900, in which case, Standard is definitely "enhanced", i.e. inaccurate and inconsistent with other devices. It's not a big difference, but it's easily noticeable with the right material as I described in the post I linked to and my earlier post in that thread. If you calibrate against it, I think other sources might be compromised due to having to tone down settings so the Samsung measures right.
To be clear, I was judging source accuracy on consistency grounds, and since I used the same material and found three separate sources to be consistent with one another with only the F5900 being different, I called them the "accurate" ones. Again, the F5900 was brought mostly in line with the others by switching it to its well-hidden "Movie" mode.
I'm leaving it in standard for now as it looks the best, mainly because that's the setting I calibrated at, however when I move I will probably calibrate on both settings and see which one looks best :P
You realize you're not really "calibrating" when using Disney WoW and choosing what "looks best", right? What "looks best" depends very much on the quality of the source material and your own expectations. You need a meter and software to calibrate. WoW and similar discs are mainly good for setting Brightness, Contrast, and Sharpness, as well as providing patterns to determine if anything is hugely out of whack like image size. The use of the supplied color filters and gamma patterns may or may not improve things; if it's a plasma TV, they're probably at best useless. Just eyeballing the WoW reference photos to adjust Color and Tint may be best, and I would look at familiar dark scenes to adjust the overall gamma. All the fancy controls like CMS and multipoint grayscale and gamma require a meter.
How about settings for YCbCr vs RGB? This confuses me a bit because, I see a lot saying to set it to YCbCr if your TV supports it
Spears and Munsil 2nd ed has a Colorspace Evaluation pattern to help determine which is best. The answer is, "It depends on the equipment." See their article for more:
but then in almost all of the posts I read about UNxx7series settings, they have HDMI level set to low, which I can not alter unless I set the output on the blu ray player to RGB. Any information on this?
I take it "low" is for Video Levels, RGB 16-235, and this is implied by the use of YCbCr. That's why you can't change it. The only reason to choose "High", or PC Levels, RGB 0-255, is if the source is outputting that range. It won't give you better quality for video, and it requires a different calibration. Whatever you do, your source and display must agree on the levels they're using, or you're going to be trying to correct some really dumb problems.