Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Question about WARM 2
Thanks for these settings, will give them a try. However, wanted to know about WARM 2, the default setting when you choose Cinema. I find that WARM 2 makes it too orangy, and slightly washed out. When I flick between the options, changing that setting to OFF seems to me a better picture. But I'll try with the list of settings posted above. At the very least WARM 1 seems to be a more realistic colour....
I am very impressed by the picture quality most of the time. However, last night I watched War of the Worlds, and I was disappointed. I started trying to adjust the image mid-movie, which pretty well takes away from the viewing pleasure. I found that the image was grainy, but worse the colours were not realistic. They kind of looked like when a black and white movie is colourized, the reds were too red while the rest kind of looked all the same greyish tone. Since it was probably me, I reset it to factory settings, but it seemed to be about the same.
My room is quite dark, and it is possible it is the quality of the transfer which is in question, but normally big budget movies have good transfers. For instance, I watched King Kong recently, and it was nothing short of brilliant. All of my watching is from a DVD source with a Samsung DVD-1080p8 set to upconvert to 1080p. TV is a Samsung PN50A530 50" 1080p. I do not have any real Full HD sources <yet>. DVD player is connected via HDMI to a Yamaha 6160 receiver, which in turn is connected via HDMI to the plasma.
Any tweaks appreciated.