Originally Posted by TiVoHD
Is the Standard setting generally regarded as pretty bad? It doesn't look fantastic to me, but it doesn't look that bad. So if Standard really is pretty bad, maybe it is just me.
They are designed to appeal the a broad market, largely comprised of people accustomed to a "cool" looking color temp. They may look "bad" to people here, but we are not representative of the market at large. Most people would find them to be quite good, which is no doubt why Pioneer chose them.
Originally Posted by D-Nice
The default Standard mode has a color temp of 8K+. No where near accurate. My non-SM settings for the non-Elites are on the red side due to the Low color temp averaging 6K. That is why I posted SM RGB offests to get you closer to D65.
To qualify by previous comment, I liked your SM settings very well, distinctly better than anything I had attempted up to that point.
However, I was spooked by Pioneer's warnings not to change the RGB Lows, and your changes there were quite large, so for my own piece of mind I finally switched back to my own Low based settings. In the end, I discovered some I like as well or even a little better, with less radical SM adjustments.
I might never have found my present settings if the SM suggestions you posted hadn't shown me the possibilities, though, and for that I can't thank you too much.