I agree 100% that these settings are excellent. They were very close to what I originally came up with using test discs from my HD-A1 over HDMI. Still, there were a few changes/additions that improved on what I came up with. I use them on all my inputs, as many as apply since some are grayed out.
I'd only add that I found Noise Reduction=Medium eliminates some noise issues that I was seeing in the VertRezMotion test. I use that now too. I also set Auto Iris to 2 during the day or with a lot of ambient light to add some punch and Auto 1 during for night time viewing and dark movies to improve the blacks. And have reduced contrast slightly from 80 to 77.
EDIT: Here are the settings originally provided by AGZELA in the big A2000 thread:
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=