Originally Posted by Bumrush
Which preset are you using? I was using SonofTumble's DV profile but after months of getting frustrated with a lack of pop, switched to a modified Cinema Home setting which was significantly brighter.
Does the updated DV firmware improve the "cinema" setting?
Just a personal opinion, POP is overrated. I can not remember visiting anytime visiting about 8 of our national parks, some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet, where I ever thought the view had "POP" (whatever that is???).
It is all about what each person looks for, of course. I look for a natural presentation that has some hope of coming close to what I would see were I looking at the scene in real life.
POP, if I interpret what you mean when you say that, is not natural. It is artificial. .This is the reason that I really like the Sonoftumble, DV cal and his calibrations for the rest of my content settings.
I don't get distracted by over emphasized anything. It just looks very balanced, neutral, and real (or as close to real as any TV I have seen can get). After all, the settings are designed to calibrate the display to established standards for making us perceive real color and brightness levels... Anything more or less (POP), is not that, to me anyway.
No value judgements for or against what you are looking for, just my assessment. POP is real overrated. Though I have seen many others post that seem to feel it is a worthy pursuit. To each their own... obviously. Just an observation.
(BTW, to define terms going forward, what does "POP" mean to you???)