Originally Posted by zeroescence
Well I did a lot of setting adjustment and came up with some amazing results. Well I think so atleast.
Picture mode: standard
Auto picture: off
Light sensor: off
Black adjust: off
Advanced cont adj: off
Xtended dynamic range:low
Color space: auto
Live color: medium
Everything else in clarity off
Motion set to standard
All other motion settings set to off
With all that the picture is really remarkable even with all the lights off in my house. Pitch black. The black levels aren't crushed and neither are the whites. These settings might not work for all but I would say it's a great starting point. I have spent countless hours getting it too look great I my honest opinion.
Hope this helps.
Gamma 1 seems rather high. I thought ideally you want to use -2 gamma and then adjust other levels from there?
The color on the set isn't bad by any means. It's the limited zones that are hurting it. A lot of blooming, and dimming seems to only work on live content and not in menus, screen savers and splash screens. Now maybe it will work from an Hdmi source, but the built in apps it didn't until content actually started playing. I tried to take some pictures but my iPhone 6 Plus just isn't capturing it right. I'll try with a real camera later.
The big negatives for me with this set are:
Picture looks like it's in a box when watching movies, you've got the usual black bars on the top, but now you've also got them on the sides too thanks to the speakers.
Not a big fan of Sonys picture adjustment menu. I think LG gives you more to play with, or maybe I just understand LGs terms better.
Built in sound isn't great, but i wasn't going to use it anyways. I'm sure a wireless sub would help. I'm more concerned about vocal clarity however, and I don't think the Sony does a great job of that. Turning on movie sound mode adjusts voices to +2 which helped. It's good enough for what it is, but I think any AVS member is doing themselves a great injustice by having a set of this caliber without a proper sound system.
At the end of the day for me it's going to come down to black level. I was hoping FALD would more closely mimic what OLED can do, and maybe it could with double or triple the zones. If I were to spend 15k on a 200 zone Samsung, I might as well spend 22k on the 77 OLED and get what i truly want.
I could afford a 22k TV, the question is do I really want to spend that on a TV? Let's say I keep it for 4 years and watch it for 2 hours every single night. That would mean I'm paying $7.50 an hour to watch it. thats iMax theater pricing!
Maybe I'll just pick up the 65" OLED for now, but then what do I do with this rather expensive Standout Designs 82" wide stand that I just bought? Throw it in storage for a couple years, or find a local Wisconsin buyer? Putting a 65" set on it my speakers would be spread too far apart from the display.