Originally Posted by jeffyjaixx
Hey, I just found out those settings I posted above have crushed blacks so I re-calibrated and have settled on these settings. You can give them a try. I think it looks even better now.
Energy Saving: OFF
Panel Light 90
H Sharpness 15
V Sharpness 15
Tint 0 (neutral)
Dynamic Contrast Off
Color Gamut: Standard
Edge Enhancer Off
Color Filter: Off
Color Temp: Warm1
Method: 2 points
Under Color Management, all settings for all colors = zero (in other words, I didn't mess with them at all)
In Picture Option:
Noise reduction Off
MPGEG Noise reduction OFF
Black Level HIGH
Real Cinema: ON (if available)
Originally Posted by studtrooper
I'm having issues with that on my 60pn5500 myself. It's nearly impossible to get shadow detail in dark/night scenes without cranking the brightness/contrast way too up. Very disappointing honestly.
I just tried these and are you sure the Color Temp should be Warm1? and Black Level HIGH?
putting color temp at Warm1 as compared to Medium absolutely kills the whites on my set, making them jaundiced looking for lack of a better word. Put on a hockey game where the ice is to be fairly white and using Warm1 with these settings makes the ice fairly yellow tinted.
Black Level on High with these settings makes everything a bit washed out and the blacks are definitely too grey.
Otherwise if I use these exact settings changing the Color Temp to Medium and Black Level to LOW, I really like the picture and it is very similar to the previous settings you had posted, but the blacks are indeed less crushed. I'd personally rather have crushed blacks than a washed out looking picture or yellow tinting to the whites. But, that's just me and our sets may be different as not everyone's settings will produce the same results on different sets.
As far as using the GAME setting the previous poster indicated, I have found that is definitely the best PRESET on both this set and the PA6500, but better resutls can be found. Or, it may just be that's the type of picture you prefer seeing.