Originally Posted by iontyre
There is only one set of user adjustable video settings (brightness, contrast, etc.) and several locked settings. The locked settings are all WAY too extreme (too bright, contrasty, color level too high, etc) In addition, some of the input labels actually lock you into one of the locked video settings (like the STB label). I would like to be able to edit those locked settings in a custom firmware so that they would be useful. Doesn't appear that Philips is going to give us more than the one set of user adjustable settings.
Yes, by this I take it you mean that all we have setting-wise is the PERSONAL preset; if we change any of the variables in the RICH or NATURAL or other presets, they revert back to their original factory specs AND the changes transfer over to the PERSONAL and override what we have there.
I agree, I especially never understood the transfer.
I think Philips figured that the other settings were just examples of how the set would look with different configurations and figured if you liked settings high -- the RICH look, for example -- that you would put in numbers CLOSE to that (but not necessarily exactly like those in the RICH) into the PERSONAL preset.
Bottom Line: Everyone should write down the specs for their preferred default PERSONAL so that if you inadvertently change one of the other presets OR if you decide to mimic them and input new numbers directly into PERSONAL, you can revert back to what you had originally.
Confusing, but with a pen & paper or reliable PC to keep track of the original PERSONAL that we watch most of the time, it's do-able.
Now that I am over 2,000 hours I have to admit I have occasionally watched a few minutes under one of the other presets, probably the RICH one mostly, and it is kinda cool. But when I watch HDTV or movies with my regular PERSONAL I really don't find myself wishing the Contrast or Brightness or Color were another 15-30 notches higher. The PQ really is good enough even if my numbers and overall 'brightness' or 'vividness' are low.
But when I check it out, yeah, I can see why someone would leave on one of the presets or try and input new ones closer to the higher preset numbers into PERSONAL.
I may get an ISF calibration and if so, would be very curious to see what my optimal settings are as defined by a pro and the set itself. Wouldn't surprise me if the final settings were alot closer to what I have right now in PERSONAL than any of the other 5 remaining presets (though I suspect the Service Menu junk would be tweaked which would affect how all the presets looked).