Originally Posted by blazer316
Anyone got any updates on recommended picture settings on the newest firmware? I have the P50-C1.
Also I was wondering if anybody had any recommendations on best Backlight settings when using Clear Action? (Gaming is biggest example or use of.)
I usually don't like my Backlight cranked up. I came from a plasma when I originally got this [Display] and always had it on movie mode which made this [Display] rather bright to me in my room. I normally have it set like 17-22 Backlight on games and 12-18 on cable box. I just wondered if there was an optimal combination of backlight, brightness, etc to reduce the flicker or making it less noticeable?
I played around with the Clear Action
some time ago and I think I found a combo setting that stopped the flicker, so later today I'll try it again on my P50-C1 and let ya know.
Normally, you want Brightness
left at their defaults (50
). It's not recommended to use Clear Action for shows/movies. If you don't like Judder in shows/movies, you can adjust the Reduce Judder
setting to 1, 2, or 3. Settings of 4 and above take you into Soap Opera mode (shows or movies that were filmed now look like they were videoed - they're now 'extra smooth' looking).
(Day) and Calibrated Dark
(night) are your best settings for all videos/shows/movies. I leave all the Picture Modes at their default settings. What I did was to make Custom Picture Modes, based off of the default Calibrated Dark Picture Mode, for various sources or content.
With these Custom Pic Modes, you can set the Backlight
and other settings to where you want it for Movies vs Gaming, for example.
For all of my 6 Custom Pic Modes, I turned OFF both Noise Reduction
options and reduced the Sharpness
to either 0 or 11.
I have a NetFlix
Pic Mode, where my Sharpness most of the time is set at 11. My Backlight for this mode is usually anywhere from 40 to 50 (at night with 5-Watt LED lamp behind my P50-C1). Your 12-18 Backlight setting is pretty darn low. To me, it appears you're not getting the best pic-to-dollar ratio at those settings. Maybe your cable box has a 'very bright' output? Do you stream movies?
I watched a 4K YouTube nature video the other day. I turned the Sharpness down to 0 due the image 'ringing' on a setting of 11. Some 4K content requires the Sharpness be at 0 or else nasty white-edging ruins the image.