Originally Posted by ph1608sd
Thanks for the reply atc98092. I think ill just leave the TV as is once delivered. Thanks again.
While I won't disagree with what
wrote about the JS
Mod, I will say that leaving the TV as is would be almost as "bad" as going the "extreme" route of the JS
The best bit of advice concerning the JS
Mod is that if you are new to television calibration, then you probably wouldn't understand or possibly notice the perceived
gains from the mod or the perceived
gains from firmware updates. Therefore, the JS
Mod is not for the newbie.
However, there are multiple free options to better your viewing experience than just leaving the TV as is, such as:
- Free calibration disk (AVS HD 709) from this very website
- Suggested settings (non JS Mod and Advanced Service Menu Adjustments) from other users on this forum
- Suggested settings from other websites (i.e. Rtings.com, cnet.com, etc.)
If the above doesn't get you where you like to be, then you can purchase from a choice of calibration disks such as Disney's WOW, Spears and Munsil, Ted's Lightspace CMS Disk (of which there is a free version similar to AVS HD 709), etc. Those disks will allow you to adjust settings with the basic sliders (Backlight, Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Color, Tint) to get a better picture. However, if you don't have calibration equipment, then you are basically only "tweaking" the picture with the aforementioned disks and their respective images.
If neither of the above paragraphs help get the picture you desire, then you are left with hiring a professional calibrator or purchasing calibration equipment and doing it yourself.
King Richard has a really good post here
that should help you with most all of your questions.