Originally Posted by Murdock03
Out of curiosity, what is the exact difference between the PerfectTint/PerfectColor adjustments when compared to the lower end models that don't have it? Are they adjustments that absolutely cannot be done without having that feature or is there another 'backdoor' way to achieve the same adjustments?
Besides being able to adjust the "standard" Color (overall saturation of color...from black and white to overwhelming, bleeding color) and Tint controls (mostly for adjusting facial tones), Perfect Color also allows you to adjust the saturation (intensity) of each color of the six color processor...Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Yellow, and Magenta. Perfect Tint allows you to adjust six different hues. Out of the box, the factory defaults are all at 50%, which, for most people, are already "perfect". Just adjusting Color and Tint for minor tweaks will still provide a great, realistic picture, without going to the "Perfects". The more important adjustments are Contrast and Brightness, to get the proper balance between the blackest blacks, and the whitest whites, without blooming, crushed blacks, or a washed out, greyish display. Out of the box, for instance, the contrast is all the way up, giving that brilliant "showroom" display. It should be adjusted down for a more natural appearence (and save the life of the bulb), and I usually also adjust the brightness to approximately half the setting of contrast...personal preference may differ. Room lighting will also play a part in these adjustments. You can also adjust the Contrast and Brightness individually for each mode (Natural, Bright, Brilliant, and Game). I use higher settings for Brilliant, which I use for 3D, due to the glasses making the picture darker. I believe all the 92" models also have "Advanced Picture Adjustments", which might be your "backdoor" scenario for the lower end models. Mitsubishi recommends only a professionallly trained calibration tech work on these, as the novice can really screw things up. However, if you try adjusting Perfecr Color, Perfect Tint and the Advanced settings, and mess it up, you can always reset them back to factory defaults. No harm, no foul. Good luck with your choice.