Originally Posted by apmonte
Agree - I'd like to see your original settings (from->to) as well.
Here they are. After hours I think I have it perfected.......
I used the 24 steps of grey I got from the 81 series LCD thread (saved it on a thumb drive), as well as BR disc material dark stuff.Picture settings:
Picture Mode: Custom
Picture: 30 (26-30 is doable, but I like 30)
Colro Temp: warm
Black Level: light
HD: Size 2Service menu settings
(select custom by hitting 9 on the remote (you will se the instructions for that in the service menu) so you can see how the custom picture will change since you will be viewing in custom mode):
Sub Brt: 80A
All Drv: E5
All Cut: 92
Thats it. If I didn't say it don't touch it in the service menu. Just the things I mentioned. There are more adjustments like B-cut, G-cut, etc. But by changing the "All drv" and "All Cut" they all change in concert. Also, write down all your values before you adjust them. It is on you if you choose to enter the service menu. It is basically fine adjustments that the average Joe doesn't care/know enough to use. Not really scary if your careful.
I had the set calibrated, but wasn't happy with the black level after some time with the new calibrated set. i decided that I really don't care about what the numbers say on equipment (which can be flawed as well), I wanted real world performance. So I used the service menu and after much effort I think I have it performing optimally in trems of maximum black level without sacrificing detail.
If you try these settings see what you think.
First adjust the basic picture menu settings. Then find a good scene where there is a black suit with plenty of wrinkles in it. Pause it, then pull up the service menu. Make the adjustments I noted and watch things improve!