Thanks, ront2. Yeah, this set is definitely cool. I can confirm I have no buzzing/whistling noise at this point (a problem with certain 3253s/etc) - so that makes me happy.
Saw the "blue" setting feature/thing - yep, that's very nice, such a "thoughtful" feature - you usually don't see the implementation of that kind of thing by the common CE manufacturer.
Well, I will definitely try those standard settings you posted in a minute.
I sat for about an hour and a half a little while ago trying to calibrate using a BD player and several different discs. God, once you get in to those white push/color intensity settings - you can confuse your eyes real fast.
I calibrated the three main modes as best I can but I think the only one I am sort of satisified with is, funnily enough, the "Dynamic" one that I just fine-tuned. Samsung seems to have made a lot of different but clear improvements to how each PQ setting works. Or maybe just the video processor as a whole is better. But, for example, I find that the DNIe feature is actually effective on these latest sets in conjunction with that Dynamic setting and other tweaks.
There are too many options (sort of). I tried out the extra three "entertainment" modes too. They are okay additions but not great. Sports and game mode seem to oversharpen but then again maybe thats fine for certain things like CGI movies, as well as, um, games and sports.
Funny how much the source matters per given mode you've finally calibrated to taste. It'll drive you crazy, when you put in a different movie and another setting immediately seems better.