Originally Posted by Odoyle
One PQ issue: skin tone often looks way too ruddy and tan, like people are made of the red clay. I thought "clayface" applied to the smearing of faces because of a sharpness setting, but might what I'm seeing be "clayface?" It was especially prevelant during the SNL 90s special on Sunday May 6 in HD. I'm hesitant to play with the red push and other service menu options, but isn't there a red push fix for clayface on the 6-series?
You took the words right out of my mouth. I see ruddy faces, they seem like they've either been drinking too much (redface) or in the sun too much (tanface).
Like you, I'm not sure if this is clayface, since it's not a sharpness issue. Also like you, I'm hesitant to mess with the service menu. I notice that a lot of owners move their tint setting into the negatives...but that would just make this worse.
However, having observed this for a month now, I have a (lame) theory. I only seem to see ruddyface on HD channels showing things like dramas and comedies. I do not see it on DVDs. I do not see it on Standard Def. I do not see it on HD movies. I do not see it on HD "reality" shows like documentaries. So I'm starting to think I may just be sensitive to the excessive "base" makeup used for studio-style TV production. Such makeup isn't as visible on a SD signal, and isn't used for movies or documentaries.
Unfortunately, I only half-believe my own theory. I'd love to see a technical solution to this, if it ends up being an actual problem with the TV.