Originally Posted by AGZELA
After reporting that the PQ was subpar at best, I had my ISF trained tech come out and this is what he did to make it dramatically better and just as good if not better than the XBR1's
HDMI settings using a Directv HD receiver
1- Set the Color Matrix to Custom and all resolutions to either ITU601 or ITU709 mine are ITU601. (MY ISF guy found inaccurate color with the automatic setting)
2- Set Cinemotion to Auto it helped to clear up the 480I signals a whole lot.
3- Turn OFF all enhancements(CNET recommends this for the XBR1 as well)
4-Go to a 480i signal and change the DRC palette to High Density and MAX for both reality and clarity(top right corner of box)
5- Use power saving mode=on it enhances the blacks without the extra noise from the other options.
These are my Picture settings after ISF (mind you he did go into the service menu)
Picture mode= Custom
Advanced Iris= Auto 1
Color Temp=Neutral (ISF Tech found it to be the closest to 6500K)
White Balance settings=
All I can say is that WOW,,,I am watching Kingdom of Heaven on HBOHD and I can see the blood spurting out of the horses and the knights with such clarity and 3d effect that I am BLOWN AWAY........finally.....
Forget DRCv2.5 on the XBR2 you only really need it for 480i sources which the A2000 has that ability,,,buy the XBR2 because you want an extra HDMI port or because you like the DUMBO EARS....