Originally Posted by Expidia
Just my opinion but . . .
I never got why so many people like movie mode? I find its usually always darker and tinted yellowish green.
I find the standard mode on this new KS series tv very good without even having to tweak it.
And I always calibrate my TV's settings with a DVD essentials disk. Still, I find I myself resetting the pics back to default as the newer tvs seem to have a pretty good handle on decent pic settings from the get go.
I've owned flat screens for maybe 15 years and never got the movie mode setting and now they are forcing us to only see HDR by using movie mode.
Hey its your
TV and your
eyeballs, so adjust it the way YOU like it...
If you prefer the "Standard" picture mode to the (more accurate) "Movie" mode, than leave it on "Standard" (well at least for non-HDR content).
Now that being said, the reason that most TV "experts" and "professional calibrators" recommend the "Movie" picture mode, and
a "Warm" Color Tone, is because the "Movie" and "Warm" settings are the most accurate
'out of the box' - that is to say, they are the settings that brings you closest to a properly calibrated display.
Calibrating a TV simply means setting it to match a set of established "standards".
When your TV at home is properly calibrated, the image you see on your screen will look as close as possible to what the director of the movie or TV show saw on his monitor (e.g. the Hulk will be the exact same shade of green on both TVs).
The point is, in order for your TV to adhere to the director's vision, it needs to reproduce white as closely as possible to the ISF recommended D65 (Daylight 6500K) which is similar to ambient daylight at midday. D65 is the standard used throughout the film and TV world.
If you have been conditioned to seeing a cooler/bluer, more dynamic picture, the "Movie" mode will appear far too "red" (or slightly "yellow") and too dim at first (cooler/bluer colors appear brighter than warmer/redder ones). However, give it a few days for your eyes and brain to adjust to the new more accurate settings (trust me, they will). After a few days, if you go back to one of the more "dynamic" modes, you’ll notice that the picture will appear far too bright and too blue.
Although less accurate, the "Standard" picture mode is brighter (bluer/cooler) than the "Movie" mode and therefore could
be the preferred choice for some when viewing in a bright room. Color temperature (or the temperature of "white") refers to the color of the light source that's being displayed on your screen. Generally speaking, the "Cool" settings are more suited for viewing in a brightly-lit room whereas the "Warm" settings are more suited for viewing in a dimly-lit room.
, many of the advanced picture settings are only available/adjustable in the "Movie" picture mode.