I am still creating the video evidence to back up all of the settings I am recommending. However, I know that some people are just interested in trying the settings and are not as concerned with the theories behind them. I have listed my final settings below. I will still produce the video and post it as a separate thread so I can keep it updated. However, if you can't wait then have a look below.
I have posted a cliff notes version of my recommendations below. There is very little information below to backup up these claims. However, I am putting that video together right now and I guarantee it will give everyone pause about what we thought we knew about these TVs. It will just take a little longer to compile this video because there are so many topics to cover.
If you want to try the settings then just punch in these values and see what you think. The Color settings are actually the only settings that are TV specific and those are actually a lot closer per TV than you would think.
2015 M-series - firmware 1.2.23-UHD
General TV viewing – Only Use HDMI 1-4 with these settings. Only plug a computer or gaming console into HDMI 5. My video will explain this in more detail.
Auto Brightness Control = Off
Backlight(Subjective) = 63-77
Brightness = 50 for Auto or YCbCr color space. 31,32, or 33 for RGB color Space.
Contrast = 50. Any other value here clips the signal with Auto, YCbCr, or RGB color space. You have been warned.
Color = 58, 59, or 60. Just trust me on this one. You can select any value you want here within reason but 58, 59, or 60 will be the optimal choice for calibrating the rest of the colors. 59 was the optimal choice for my M80-C3 and my M55 TVs.
Tint = 0 Don’t change this value. It is much better to use the fine color controls.
Sharpness(Subjective) = 18-25 I chose 18 for low quality sources and 22 for high quality ones
More Picture options:
Color Temperature(Subjective) – Normal if you want accurate. Computer if you want slightly cooler. Never use Cool. It is just wrong. It is Ironic that Cool is the default value.
Black Detail(Subjective) – Low. None of the other values work properly. Either use Off or Low. Don’t use Medium or High. Those two are broken and need a firmware update.
Active LED Zones – On pretty much always. If you see brightness pumping then turn it off but that is extremely rare as in only 1 Netflix show has it. Otherwise it needs to be on.
Reduce Judder = 2 for slight improvement in motion without the soap opera effect. Otherwise zero except for with computers. Select 9 for desktop computer use.
Reduce Motion Blur = Always 9 or Off. My video will explain this in more detail. 9 does not produce any Soap Opera Effect with 60p sources.
Clear Action – Off Always. The amount of screen darkening with the M-series is too great for this setting to be useful. Turning up the backlight cannot correct it. However, this setting is very effective with my 50 inch P-series.
Reduce Signal Noise = High. Always, Always, Always use High here even with high quality well produced Hollywood 1080p Blu-rays. Just trust me here. My video will explain this in detail. Always use High.
Reduce Block Noise = Off or Low. Perhaps Medium if the source is really over compressed.
Game Low Latency – Always Off for any input except for HDMI 5. Only use a computer or gaming console with HDMI 5. Never ever plug a Blu-ray player into HDMI 5. HDMI 5 disables the Reduce Signal Noise function which is ALWAYS necessary for even the highest quality movies. You have been warned.
Film Mode = Doesn’t matter. This setting is broken. You can pick Auto or Off and it will do the same thing.
Color Space = Auto. Don’t pick RGB. You really aren’t improving things by doing that. You have been warned.
Gamma(Subjective) = 1.8 will give you the most shadow detail. 2.4 will clip the most shadow detail. Somewhere in between is a good choice. I choose 2.0 for most things.
Color Calibration Settings: These settings are TV dependent. My settings are a good starting place but you will need to take you own measurements to be sure. Don't use the 11-point color balance settings. They are not precise enough to be effective.
Normal Color Profile:
Red: 13, 2
Green: -23, -6
Blue: 10, -6
Computer Color Profile:
Red: 13, -2
Green: -24, -2
Blue: 33, -18
Normal Color Profile:
Red: 7, -2
Green: -24, -6
Blue: 28, -6
Computer Color Profile:
Red: 6, 0
Green: -24, -8
Blue: 27, -24
Last edited by mpgxsvcd; 08-29-2015 at 03:42 PM.