Originally Posted by ZeeAyKay
Thanks man. It seems that whenever I put on anyones settings, the picture seems washed out. But when i put on vivid, it looks a lot more clear, to me at least. This is on the 360 only. Am I the only one?
I think most people have the color set too low, and the gray's too red. Vivid has high color and bluish grays.
For some reason, the conventional wisdom I've heard is that "warm" is more accurate than "neutral" or "cool". To my eyes, warm1 and warm2 both has a reddish hue (as Sony states in their menu) for the grayscale (cool was clearly blue). Neutral too was slightly red in the lighter grayscale sections, but the "clear white" option removed this reddish hue. I used the GetGray grayscale sweep and my eyes to determine this.
For those of you who believe one of the warm settings are the most accurate, have you looked at a grayscale sweep with the various settings (or any you just taking conventional wisdom)? Especially look at the light areas of the grayscale. It is possible our sets are different.
DVE also confirmed for me that a color level of 54 was accurate for my set in my lighting conditions. As soon as I switched the colors in the custom menu to this, item in my Xbox 360 games just started jumping out at me. I had no idea accurate color could make everything seem more vivid. Every color in the spectrum looks great now. I wasn't just focusing on red or green anymore, my eyes would focus on everything.
I did away with the gamma control and raised the brightness. This allowed a much more even grayscale transition. If you want to tweak the darkness so you still see everything, go with gamma. If accuracy is more important, leave gamma off. The gamma settings help bring out shadow detail, but they also wash out the lower spectrum (such as dark blue colors).
I hope this helps.