Originally Posted by SoCoolAZ
Ok - to clarify, here are the real numbers. 3rd bulb replaced at 06885. Thanks for the info. Capt Preshoot : I set it up to your specs and it looks better, I want to bet input from the group. I typically had the COLOR TEMP at HIGH as the LOW seems to give a yellowish tint. I adjusted to CP's stats and it looks much better, but I still think that I liked COLOR TEMP on high. Also, what are your sharp edge and video noise settings? Don't know how to get to grayscale either. Why is it when you go to MENU -> AUDIO/VIDEO that it resets the color settings? Argh...! Thanks in advance to all contributors.
Color temp high is bad, bad, bad. The object is to get this to around 6500 degrees (kelvin). Hard to do without test equipment, but color temp low is usually close.
Please forget I said anything about ggl, grl and gbl numbers. These are located deep in the isf calibrations settings menu and I really don't recommend anyone noodling around in there unless you know wtf you're doing, because there are a zillion settings in there and they're pretty much all "tamper-not" settings unless you have some high-end video test equipment. Search the settings thread for this model to find out how to get there & remember you were warned.
Sharp Edge off
Video noise low or off
Sharp edge seems to only enhance video noise (make it more noticeable) when its on and the Video Noise adjustment doesn't seem to do much of anything. Deep Field Imager (in my opinion) when on destroys your shades of black. It destroys rather than enhances your contrast ratio - again my opinion.
Proper room lighting also has an effect on the "perceived" picture quality. Never watch TV in a totally darkened room. Viewing distance from the set is also a factor. On a 57" set you'll need to be somewhere between 5~7' from the set and squarely in-line with it to get that "immersed in the picture" sensation. Off-axis viewing with the MITS DLP sets is arguably some of the best available, but still you want to be straight in front and eye-level with the screen.
We're on year 3 with our WD65732 and are now on our 3rd lamp, with a new (tested) spare ready to go in a spare housing. Ours runs constantantly, typically 16~17 hrs a day, on from 4:30 AM until around 9 PM every day. Never any service issues except lamps.