suggested, Game Mode cranks the Sharpness of the picture to 50 by default, which explains some of what I was seeing in terms of over-sharpening weirdness going on in the shadows in SFV. I attached a few photos to this thread, the first being a screenshot captured directly from the PC version I found on Google (guile1ldj9r.jpg
). The characters aren't in the same position, and I shot off the screen with my phone so it will never look *as* good, but you can get a baseline of how things should look.
, that's the general calibration setting I'm using for TV/Movies, which is based on the Rtings settings with the backlight bumped up a little bit.
shows the Game Mode with all the settings left to default. Things shift bluer and much, much sharper. Notice the shadows around Guile's tie and the right side of his jaw and you can see the over-sharpening I was talking about.
is Game Mode with the default Sharpness setting cut in half, and 04-Game-0-Sharp.jpg
is Game Mode with the Sharpness turned down to 0, with all other settings unchanged. Even with the Sharpness set to 0, there's still some noticeable weirdness by along his jaw, though the area near the tie has diminished significantly.
I'm going to try out a few more games through the weekend to see if there's any issues outside of SFV. This isn't the only game I play so it would be silly to adjust the TV's settings on it alone, but I think at least half of the default Sharpness is Game Mode would be better across the board. We'll see.
Originally Posted by ironcladtrash
My 65 inch should be here Thursday and this is what I've been curious on. What does gaming mode do to the picture? I have everything passing through my AVR and use my PS4 for blu rays. I'd rather just have 1 input mode and not sure if should always keep it in gaming mode or movie mode or keep switching depending on what I am doing.
Plus I have the Denon avr-s710w so it will pass 4k an HDR. Not really relevant for the PS4 but I was hoping to never run more than my AVR hdmi to the TV.
Game Mode cranks up the Sharpness and cools down the color temperature. On games, I think the color temp is fine so far, but it feels too cool when watching TV/Movies. The biggest issue is that it cranks up the sharpness so high you get a ton of artifacting on lower quality signals. Rtings suggests a Sharpness of 0 for their general use calibration settings, with Game Mode setting it to 50 by default.
I'm in the same boat as you (everything running into an AVR and one HDMI out to my TV), and unfortunately there's just no way I could leave Game Mode on all the time. Turning Game Mode on and off isn't a huge inconvenience or anything, but I would *love* if there was a way to place a shortcut on the TV's main menu instead of having to go 2 levels deep to change the setting every time.