Originally Posted by D-Nice
My settings get you as close to D65 and possible. Mid color temp is no where near D65, regardless of source equipment.
If you feel as if a Mid color temp is more pleasing to you, by all means use it.
Look, I'm not attacking your settings. I think it's great that you've taken the time to publish them for the public to see and use. Perhaps this is a case of what is pleasing to me may not be pleasing to another.
Here's just an example: When I bought the PDP-5070 for my home theatre, I also bought a Panasonic th-42px77u. The Panasonic seems to generate a picture that is so much more vibrant using relatively standard settings found around the net (i.e., not torch mode). My wife and I were commenting on this today when we were watching a video shot down in the carribean this past spring. We had shown it to some friends on the Pioneer last night. The vibrancy of the colors just didn't shine... and the sky shots had this weird greenish tint. When I switched to the color temp Mid mode, the sky and water shots really began looking much more vibrant and clear. Tonight, we were showing another friend the same footage on our Panasonic and I was absolutely floored at how much better the color accuracy was. The flesh tones were so life like, the skies deep blue and the water a crisp aqua color.
My main frustration is that I poured all this $$$ into the Pioneer to make it the anchor of my home theatre... and I feel like my other tv - the panasonic 42px77u - is out performing the pioneer.
Yet, every review I've read... from CNet on down... tells me that the Pioneer is a benchmark of performance.
So my goal has become to figure out why the pioneer is lagging...
Perhaps a professional calibration is necessary.