Originally Posted by talbain
i'll write down the settings later when i go back upstairs. my settings though are not far off from the typical settings floating around here for movie mode. i do have the color up a bit though, and i think gamma is at +1. i'll check for sure later
dve really was of little help to me. i tried the sd disk and the hd dvd disc. the biggest help came from the avia disc and the various test pattern images i've picked up over the years. the hqv bd disc was useful (in a limited way) too...
Originally Posted by bahill
Markm, I've set 5689 to your settings, and agree with everything except for the sharpness, which I dropped back down to 10. And I agree with you and others about DNIe=on. Especially with sporting events, if you run the comparison, the DNIe picture looks much better (to my eyes, anyway).
Did you go into the service menu and turn CCA off and in the picture menu set the color gamut to RGB intially, before calibrating? (Did you also go with the avical starter settings in movie mode before calibrating) I didnt mess with the CCA, i feel I got the color somewhat close. Did you also go in there and change the Gamma setting in the service menu (I think someone mentioned tweaking this, but i'm not sure under which menu it is).
I must say.. using movie mode, I dont notice that much mosquito "noise" or pixelation like in dynamic or standard! (anyone else concur.. i'm referring to behind in the background often you'll see "noise") However, I feel that the set has a greyish cast overit, maybe color wise.. something is not quite rite, but very close though.
Here is the settings i ended up with based on that DVE disc and a blue filter (for HDMI and comcast, originally set using a BluRay player on the other HDMI port)..
Brightness 43-51 (i cant pinpoint exactly where i like best, even with the contrast test page).. I'd say about 47.
Color tone = Normal (or maybe cool1?)
Black adjustment=high (i'm not sure on this one, but i thought it looked better here)
Dynamic Contrast=medium or high (not sure here either)
White balance = +1
EdgeEnhancements = ON (not sure if this helped anything or not).
I realize these numbers will vary from set to set, but some of the more "detailed settings" i'm really puzzled on whether they are helping or not, or even in the ball park..
Ill be anxious to see what values you are using on yours too.