Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS
Please elaborate on calibrating your settings... are you talking about the picture contrast etc. etc. settings?
Yep. Brightness, contrast, sharpness, etc., etc. Optimal calibration is different for each TV and should be tweaked to adjust for the amount of ambient light in your viewing area. I'm again going to reference avsforum.com:
Many of the threads there have posters who give feedback on "optimal" calibration settings for their units, including some folks who use professional calibration equipment. I'm fairly tech-savvy, but still consider myself a neophyte for things like calibration. I can "eyeball" it pretty well but after finding optimal calibration settings for my Samsung LN-T4066F I consider my viewing experience to be forever changed. A picture that used to look great now looks absolutely fantastic, with some of the deepest blacks I've ever seen on an LCD TV.
For reference, I'll post the settings I'm using and should note that different settings are necessary depending on the TV's firmware version.
Color Tone: Warm1
Size: Just Scan
Digital NR: Auto
Black Adjust: Low
Dynamic Contrast: High
Color Space: Auto
HDMI Black Level: Low
My Color Control:
Edge Enhancement: On
Now, those settings are only viable for my make and model of LCD TV, but it's a good example of how complicated calibration can get. Do a search of the threads at avsforum.com and you might run across the right settings for your TV. It's well worth taking the time.