Originally Posted by ROXGenghis
Regarding Sharpness: I haven't noticed the "clayface" that seemed to plague the 60 series, so there's been no need to reduce sharpness like folks used to. However, I notice no difference, whether I set sharpness to -30 or +30...the picture always looks the same to me. Have others noticed this? Does anyone have any pointers on what kind of content would best highlight differences in sharpness setting?
I just got a PE77U last night and kind of noticed the same thing, though setting way to the negative end of the scale did seem to make things a tad blurry and way into the positive scale seemed to introduce noise around lines. I left mine at 0.
Regarding Color: I'm surprised that people are boosting their color even a little above zero. Even at -5 I find that some colors on Discovery HD are unrealistically bright. Are the positive color settings maybe just a personal preference for the "froot loop" pop it gives, despite being unrealistic?
I completely agree. I tired going higher and couldn't it didn't look real. I think I finally settled around -7.
Regarding Tint: I and others have observed that faces often appear a bit too red or tan, perhaps attributable to a bit of a red push. But I see that folks are adjusting their tint into the negatives (magenta). Wouldn't this aggrevate the problem with the faces?
If your seeing too much red try taking your temp setting off of warm, that tends to add more reds, personally I think that the warm setting looks best though, I have my tint around -3 if I remember correctly.
What I'm trying to do now if figure out which I like better. Running black at light with the settings dialed down a bit to still give good blacks or running black at dark with settings dialed up a bit so dark scenes aren't too dark. Personally I'm trying to find that happy medium. i.e. I love the dark setting on bright scenes and the light setting on dark scenes. Any suggestions?