Originally Posted by karnog
Almost 100% certain you have a B model.
Yup...TV came a short while ago, it's a "B".
I used Will's here, except for the sub-menu dealing with Gamma
and stuff like that.
I'll do more extensive calibration later and check out Orion's.
Do DYNAMIC, MOVIE, and STANDARD each keep their own settings ?
No other modes available, just those 3 ? And once you change them, it overrides (i.e., if I have STANDARD and adjust the brightness just for an older movie, I have to change it back after that movie right ?).
I hate to be a downer, but have you done your research on plasmas and white levels? Once you get over about 50% of an all-white scene, it starts looking a bit washed out. Your NHL watching may be disappointing for you.
Truthfully, no. But again.....while I don't want to dismiss PQ, I am a guy coming from 2006 720p technology and before that a mid-1990's 27"/32" CRT. So I just watched an NHL game I had on the DVR (using component cables; my cable box needs to be returned for me to use HDMI) and it didn't look that bad.
What exactly do you mean by 'washed out' ?
Otherwise, using the above recommended settings, movies should be great.
I take it you mean Orion's, I'll look for it/them. Thanks !
The pentile display bothers some people, giving a "looking through a screen door" effect. I notice it but am fine once I am about 5-6 ft. away.
Again....compared to what I had and for the $$$, I didn't expect OLED or 8500 looks. I watch from about 9-10 feet away depending on if I am at the PC or the couch, so I should be fine.
Lastly, hopefully you will be able to watch in a relatively dark room with no lights behind you or in a position that they will not reflect off the screen. This screen is VERY reflective.
You know, it actually never bothered me when I would see the lights along my couch in the TV's side....but no, I only have windows on 1 side of my apartment and that's about 10 feet away from the TV on the East side of the room so sunlight only enters in the morning.
What I am most interested in is getting a good backlighting LED kit because I do watch lots of TV at night in the dark. I had Ambilight on the Philips and besides the LED strips I saw years ago I now see they have some sort of dynamic, adjusts-to-the-TV LED kits:
Anybody have any thoughts on good backlighting kits (and simple is best !
), let me know.