Originally Posted by merrymaid520
Thank you for this! I will start with their settings and eye ball it from here. In your opinion as a C8 owner, if I primarily like the brighter picture settings (more punch as I mentioned before), how inaccurate would the nighttime viewing be? I'd prefer to have one mode to set and forget it
I know I also have to set the other modes for DV and HDR viewing but those switch automatically each time. I know it sounds silly (dont blast me for this) but upon viewing the C8 at BB in Vivid mode, it still looked amazing to me! I know the colors are oversaturated and etc, but I liked it
Im just trying to obtain a fairly accurate calibrated display with a little extra kick/brightness.
You're welcome. I'll blast you in a PM for daring to say anything positive about vivid mode!
There are many others in this forum that have a better handle on the finer aspects of picture tweaking than I, and one of them may chime in. Part of the problem lies in subjective perception of what qualifies as "punch" in a picture. Some may see brightness/black level as bringing it, others may see color saturation as bringing it. But, "punch" aside, generally speaking a well-adjusted picture for daytime viewing will lack the deep blacks for night viewing. The picture is likely to look washed out to some degree. At least that's my understanding.
There is also the variable of the OLED light which may or may not affect your perception of "punch," but with effects on picture quality that I cannot intelligently articulate. Some have said that OLED light only affects your perception of the brightness of the image without affecting the image quality itself. Others have said that it does affect the image quality. I don't know the answer to that question. I know it affects the perceived brightness, but I don't know if it affects the black level. Logically it seems like it should, but again, others are more educated on the topic.
I don't switch modes or picture settings for daytime vs. night viewing for my main-level OLED (65C7) which is in a room with a lot of ambient light. My 65C8 is in a light-controlled room. All I can tell you is what I did and you can try it for yourself. I used the Digital Video Essentials "calibration" disc to set my picture settings for a dark environment. I also used the AVS HD 709 patterns available in the calibration forum to check the results from the DVE disc. They were not identical, but they were pretty close. I set the display up for a dark environment because the critical viewing is at night. Once that was set, I felt that the settings were satisfactory for daytime noncritical viewing. For that reason, I never change them.
So set it up so that it looks the way you like it, with as much punch as you want, for whatever time of day you will do your critical viewing. Then see how it looks at other times of the day. Keep good notes on your settings and changes so that you're not constantly reinventing the wheel.
And stay away from vivid mode.