Confusion about Settings
Hello everyone. I have a question for everyone.
I picked up the H5000 for our new house, back in October. And we have been using it lightly - maybe 10 hours a week - since we moved in. I did not "break it in" with slides, but we limit it to mostly movies for the first several months. Now that the holidays are over, we are less busy and are settling in to our new routine. And I am trying to get around to projects that I had been neglecting. One of those was tuning the TV settings.
Firstly, let me say that I am a AV newb at best. And while I am not a videophile, I clearly recognize the quality of this set. I would agree that, based on my amateur eyes, this probably is the best set available, in this size and price range. I am well pleased. The reflection nor pene display is not a practical problem for us, sitting at 10' away in a light controlled basement family-room. I can make out the pixel layout at that distance, but it is not really a distraction.
To go about the tuning, I first found and read this thread. I noted the various setting suggestion and plugged them in. I then broke out my trusty Disney Tuning Blu Ray. Setting the brightness went great. I dropped the setting from 45 down to 42, and the "optimal black" got as dark as the "blacker than black" squares. But then I got to the contrast, and ran into a curious situation: The contrast was already set for 100, and no matter what I did with either setting, I cant get the "optimal white" to be as white as the +% squares. Is that normal? Am I doing something wrong? Is my tv off?
The set it replaced was a 47" LG lcd that is now in my bedroom. And when I optimized that unit, I had no problem tuning the whites and blacks to both reach their optimal settings at the same time.
Thoughts? Thanks in advance!