Originally Posted by L_Bo
I see it on the spec sheet now you mention it, thanks. I was thinking for the $300 price difference there would be more of a difference.
I will say I was thoroughly impressed with the PQ on the 4254. Originally interested in Panny's I saw this set next to the Panasonic and was blown away by the difference. Granted the sets were all out of the box with no adjustments however the Samsung was noticably better. I contribute most of the difference in the higher dynamic contrast ratio, I think it really makes a difference.
One other question about the set, I see Samsung has a "powerful ani-burn-in technology" on these new sets. Should one not worry about the 100 hour break-in process? I am still glancing at other 15000:1 contrast ratio sets but for the price, features, and PQ I really think this set is hard to beat.
The 4254 is a hell of a set.
Try these settings in a dark room with minimal TV backlighting, A Spyder2 was used for my calibration works well for HD signals and HDMI input:
Mode set to: "Movie"
Color temp set to: WARM2
All the processing OFF(there is alot of it in both "Picture" and "set up" screens).
HDMI black level set to LOW.
Power Saving set to: HIGH
I can post detailed settings as well if people want their color that well dialed. Thats where I love the Sypder2.
Hell here it is in order from top to bottom:
Edge Enhancement: Off
Black adjust: off
Dynamic Contrast: Off
WHITE BALANCE control:
This basically allows you to dial in your grayscale tracking on the lower(darker) end.
R Offset: 12
G Offset: 14
B Offset: 14
This basically allows you to dial in the upper end(brighter)of the grayscale.
R Gain: 0
G Gain: 20
B Gain: 30