Originally Posted by Vic12345
ok Thanks .I guess a box that does 4:2:2 would help here.Doubt I'm gonna shell out another $400 for another box.Especially since it's not even 2 years old.
Ps I lowered contrast to 85 and raised brightness too 57 and color 55.
Edit after more viewing .Its probably best too leave the contrast cranked up high while using dynamic contrast and/or brighter gamma setting and live with the piercing whites,but it's just a bit much.I'm dropping dynamic contrast again.
You have a reading comprehension problem. I never said 4:2:2 would make your TV look better. I said using 4:4:4 (when 4:2:2 is an available option) is a waste as it offers zero advantage over 4:2:2.... but as I was reminded (and agree with) a lot of cable or satellite boxes don't offer a 4:2:2 option.
Your description of how you are selecting the right contrast setting is not good and you should NEVER use dynamic contrast.
Is this a plasma TV? I forget. If it is a plasma TV it will ALWAYS look dim on content like hockey or skiing where images are mostly white because plasma TVs will not produce the same light output for a mostly white image as they do for images with small areas of white or no white at all. In fact, a plasma TV will be about 1/2 as bright for an image of hockey or skiing as it would be for a light bulb surrounded by a dimly lit room. The hockey ice or snow will measure no more than 17 fL or so, while you could have 30+ fL for the light bulb (assuming you are using reasonable user menu settings). If this is a plasma TV, you can FORGET trying to make hockey or snow scenes look bright because it is never going to happen.