Originally Posted by 80sGuy
What is your Brightness and Contrast level set at?
I checked my settings. Earlier I'd started a spreadsheet so I decided to finish it. The settings shown are only the factory stock reset values. Below I'll explain why.
You should be able to view and copy the document to make your own. Let me know if you can't. And BTW, if you succeed in modifying the original can you let me know too? I don't always trust sharing, whether it's me or the service at fault it doesn't matter.
Your tag says "Panasonic" and "Samsung," this control set was built from an LG menu system. Are they the same? There seem to be overlaps looking at the linked settings.
On my TV I'd swear over time I'd changed values in some of the stock control sets ("Vivid", "Standard", etc.) so I copied all my values to text and then reset each of the control sets.
All of my stock settings stayed the same after I reset them. The "Expert" pair reverted so now I think I must have reset them previously and didn't remember. Note: There's a slight difference between Expert 1&2, under the Color Mgt. System #1
uses Red and #2
uses Green. Go figure.
I'd recently changed Expert 1 and 2 to be either ridiculously dark, low contrast or bright, high contrast. That change was made just after I posted here originally.
dark was for use while I watched a show with a red dominated Chryon. Usually I just want to listen anyway. Heck, depending on where the TV remote is I might "test" the cable company's screen saver instead of changing the picture since the sound stays on, and viewing any visual is just two pushes of the exit button away.
brilliant setting was for scouring the screen with snow. Just think of adjusting Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness and maybe another few settings for the intended purposes.
I must say, scouring with #2
has sped up the ghost fading process. Viewing the most critical images it's gone from all but a couple of the stock settings.
The red Chryon used by the Emmy award winning sports commentary show PTI is very aggressive. (The show just won a third Emmy and it's their running punch line for now so: #humor
When I watch that show, the 15 minutes their side bar is up is enough time to ghost enough to see in regular viewing if it's brought to your attention. While regular viewing is enough to make it fade, a quick channel change to digital snow for the length of time it takes the TV to time-out/turn off, 15 minutes, works too.
Now that I've put together that spread sheet I'll probably start to experiment. The TV is in a room that faces directly east, and the TV's back it to a 108" x 60" window. I've got white blinds but no curtains. As you might imagine the room's lighting has three phases: Brilliant dawn to Noon, kind of dark until sunset, and nighttime. It will be nice to be more analytical.
One problem with experimenting was the controls weren't consistent. The sub-menus always threw me off, the difference. Now that I can plainly see the sets of controls it's time to have some fun dialing in. I'm even thinking of trying a set just for black and white movies. Those cinematographers really could do great work with the limited tool of grayscale.