Nowhere in the User Manual does it state to do a Factory Reset after
a Firmware Update. Matt said himself, in so many words, this not a
normal procedure or method. However, he and other forum members
stated it has cleared-up some 'glitches' after a Firmware Update.
Thus, some owners will religiously do a FR with every Firmware
Update, others do not.
It's up to you if you want to or not, now that you know that if you
suspect a problem and a Factory Reset may be the only way to clear
it up. Or, you'll feel more comfortable in doing a FR with every
Myself, I found doing a FR mostly didn't change anything. I will do a
Soft Power Cycle and/or Hard Power Cycle first, before a FR, only then
having to re-enter my 6 Custom Pic Modes again and again after every
I did notice my 11-Point was off with this new Beta. Shades of pink,
blue, green, etc. Since I did some minor adjustments with the last Beta,
it must have made it goofy with this new Beta, so I did a Color Tuner
Reset. Looks great now. I'll look at it later in detail to see if I need to
make any fine-adjusting, as I am fussy with it for B&W content.
In prior Firmware and year-models, the Firmware had some bad Grayscale.
Back then, I would eye-adjust the 2-point before doing anything with the
11-Point. Today's Firmware/P-Series, the Grayscale is so much better
that I won't touch the 2-Point. The 11-Point is 'safer' if
one is to do it by
eye (but leave the 5% alone unless it's way off.)