Originally Posted by Hetfieldjames
Oh you bring up another question I have. Does it matter which picture mode you use when you are gonna change then to your looking anyway? I have seen people suggest using custom, or cinema pro or home but if your going to change all the settings anyway what does it matter or does it?
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The different modes handle things like brightness differently, (and of course Game disables enhancements and interpolations). These differences are outside of the controls you have with the various picture settings.
C-Pro and Home, as well as Custom and Game are the most accurate. Standard, Vivid, and Sports are not, they have wild brightness, edge enhancements and other things that you can't calibrate out.
To quote one review;
"One thing that is noticeable with the Sony X900E is that the tone mapping varies a lot between Cinema Pro, Custom, and Standard modes. We measured Calibrated Pro initially, since it should track the standards like we want it to, but watching Pan I found that Custom did a better job with tone mapping the extremely bright highlights. More detail was present compared to Cinema Pro, while Standard just blew them out. We will have to go back and perform a full set of measurements on Custom to see how it compared to Cinema Pro, but I prefer how it does the tone mapping."
"I’ve gone through and measured more of the presets on the X900E after the update to Android 7.0 and have some notes on each of them.
: This is the most accurate mode. It tracks the EOTF correctly and has the lowest grayscale errors of any of the presets.
: Cinema Home makes everything brighter, earlier. So a pixel that should be 95 nits is coming out at 251 nits, while one that should be 10 nits is 34 nits. This continues all the way up. What it does provide is a brighter, punchier image in many scenes, but when you have bright highlights those clip to a high degree and you lose lots of detail.
: Custom tracks the opposite way that Cinema Home does, it in that it makes everything dimmer. This leads you to seeing more detail in bright highlights, but most other scenes are dimmer than they should be. A pixel that should be 10 nits is instead 8.4, one that should be 94 nits comes out at 73 nits. The first value that should peak at 906 nits instead is only 554 nits."