Originally Posted by CJayB
PerfectColor and Tint settings are still being tweaked (and this weekend I'm going into the service menu to make some of the adjustments being recommended in the forums; right now I have PerfectColor settings at default except red 30 and yellow 30) but here are my settings for everything else (after about 30 hours of use):
Deep Field Imager: Off (a close call, sometimes I prefer it on slightly, but overall the picture is more natural looking with it Off)
Sharp Edge: Off
Noise Reduction: Off (but really with it set to low it's hard to tell the difference with most material)
Picture Mode: Natural (for night viewing, with no more than minimal lighting)
Contrast: 22 (approximate only, I also have a VP50 video processor, so I'm guessing at this setting, I actually have my set at 24, but an adjustment would have to be made to that since my video processor has contrast at -7)
Brightness: 22 (approximate only per above notes, I actually have my set at 25 with the VP50 set at -5)
Color:37 (same as above, and would likely have it set around 40 without the video processor, which is set at +10)
Color temp: low
I'm also using 1080P 48 hz into one of the HDMI inputs.
Settings are using DVD. Using the set's own HD tuner, I have contrast at 31, brightness at 33, color at 36, everything else the same.
CJB, thanks very much for your posting and your settings. As much as we can gather about various owners' settings, the more we will learn about our sets. My settings are similar to yours. I have DFI ON. After lots of looking, I know that DFI does distort "perfection". However, it does bring out tiny information that is available in the dark parts of the screen. So, while it does distort "reality", it does provide additional information from the screen. Its strictly a personal choice.
Also, I agree that a single digit change in the color seems to make a BIG difference. I thought the greens and magenta were hot before adjustment. Initially I dropped the green to 28--BIG mistake. I finally ended up with magenta to 30, and green to 30. The yellow is also important in getting football fields to look neon. Far out. I have to admit that I prefer Bright to Natural during daylight hours. I know logically that natural is probably the better setting, but I like the punch of bright in a room that has a lot of daylight.
Please continue to post as you make additional tweeks. It helps the rest of us.
PS: The BIGGEST change to me was setting the SharpEdge to OFF for decent HD source. SE really creates artifacts and over-filters the image. A lot of the negative posts of in-store viewing, IMHO, can be traced to a good Mits HD feed and SE set to ON. HUGE mistake!