Originally Posted by bigwill
Thanks to everyone for all the help. I just want the best possible picture for my tv. My wife thinks im crazy and the tv looks perfect to her. I just notice if im watching Discovery HD or HDnet and then turn to HBOHD i find myself tweaking HBO. Maybe its just HBO. DiscoveryHD, HDnet, even ESPDHD looks amazing. Depending on the show sometimes ESPNHD doesnt look as good. Im on DirectvHD so it also may be the source. Last night i did the un-thinkable!!! I played Tiger Woods 08 on the 360 in 'VIVID'. Someone please tell why it looks so much better. Sharper, brighter, more vibrant colors and i could see much more detail. I tried to switch to other modes afterward and i could not achieve the same results. The thing that really shocked me was i had no IR at all afterward(i thought i would have more being on Vivid)... I played almost 2 hours. I know Vivid on tv watching has issues but for gaming it looked great. Thoughts?
Well you may want to think twice about calibration then. Don't take this the wrong way, but it sounds like you have the flair for oversaturated unatural colors of Vivid. There's a reason manufacturers put it on their TVs. It sells TVs.
ISF calibration will give you more clarity and detail along with natural colors, but that's something you need to decide if you want. People have actually been disappointed with ISF calibration because they thought oversaturated vivid was what TV was suppose to look like. Of course these people learn to live with Black Crush, Red push, blue white etc at the same time.