This is from the BD movie.. "the wild" around 1hr3min / chapter 16.
Here were the settings used for each photo:
(keep in mind the exposures can be off on each one from reality as the camera's timing may have differed each time)
Also.. recall.. my stand is 25.75" , i sit back 16 feet (zoomed in with camera) on a 17" high couch.. So my eyes hit about 4 inches below center, causing the hotspot to be a little lower and the top darker (though not as noticeable here I think).
I left it at the defaults that came with the TV:
Active Color on
Standard (these are the settings I use in general now, thanks to combining some of your results with my liking):
Color 63 (using 58 on cable)
Black adjust set to LOW (I think I have been using Medium with Cable) Gamma +2 (using +1 on cable) Wide colors DNE on (note.. I didn’t see a huge improvement with this on, like I did with Comcast Cable) NR off
There are two different frames here.. hence the naming. Note the one with the lights on.. a little bit of detail is lost (or the camera underexposed etc).
Which one would you say looks the best? (Also note the rock in the back right.. the shadow detail changes a bit from type to type, camera may have not focused perfectly from frame to frame too.. probably not the best test for colors since this is "cartoonish")
When I saw this movie playing on the Sony at the store with its default vivid settings.. I thought the two chameleons seemed to pop out of the screen more so than they do on the Samsung.. Ill know for sure once I go see these side by side on Friday or Saturday
I will take photos of both, if I can, at the store.
Here are the photos:
GameMode On (had it on standard settings, switched to Game):
Raised up 5" (to simulate being at or above center, central brightspot)
Also.. curious.. which Avia disc are most using.. is it the Avia Guide to Home theater? (DVD)