Rather than people have to trudge through the thread (for the lazy buggers!). I'm going to constantly update this first post as my current favourite settings: So check regular for updates, I will of course keep abreast of other tweak discoveries as we move through the thread in the normal way and people are completely free to contribute. D65 LIVING Settings 08/11/05 Just in time for that halloween movie! Unfiltered Contrast Ratio 1350:1 Preset: LIVING B: -3 C: +6 Sat: +2 *(See colour management) Tint: 0 Set your own of the above unless you are on HDMI then they should be close if you have same hardware as myself. Color temp: Low1 R: +10 G: -1 B: -8 Sharpness: -6 Lamp: A1 (for bright image, doesn't effect black level) Gamma: -1 Lens Iris: -40 (you will need dark room) Lamp Iris: AUTO Auto Black Stretch: off Contrast Enhancement: off Transient: Off (DOUBLE CHECK, MAIN CAUSE OF EE!) Gain R: +2 Gain G: +3 Gain BA: -5 Offset: R -15 Offset: G -13 Offset: B -6 Gamma R,G,B 0,0,0 HDMI: L2 for pc levels using VMR, re-calibrate brightness for L1 (video levels and overlay output) +ves Everything above IRE 40 now D65 without lumps and bumps. Gamma tracking spot on 2.23 -ves still a bit noisy, colour balance gives weird readings below IRE 40, looking into this ... *On top of all of this you will need to adjust the colour using colour management feature as the saturation is too orange. COLOUR MANAGEMENT ADJUSTMENT: All you need to do is load up a good screen with a close-up face on it that looks too orange-red, a nice clear outdoor shot. Select the colour management tool from the menu, the screen will freeze - then a target will appear - pick an area of the flesh tone depress the okay button you will then get a further menu which allows you to adjust the colour of that particular tone. I would suggest you change the colour level a couple of notches and you will sea the skin tone come back to a natural level. Have a mess with it - don't forget to store it within your preset. It also allows you to AB it. It works great! You can then set overall saturation as you require. You can also use this tool to fix colour decoder imbalances. _________________________________________________ Manual Iris, Lamp Iris and Lamp modes: You will find that you need to experiment with these settings to get the best combination of black level and light output with regard to your room characteristics and you personal preference. For instance in a dark film with no ambient light level its best to close the manual iris right down to -63 and turn on the adaptive lamp mode A1. This gives the best contrast and best black level. The downside is a bit more fan noise in bright scenes. A good compromise though is to set the lamp mode to LOW and select a manual iris of about -40 to -30, this way you will get a reasonable black level and contrast without the fan noise. Be aware if you open the iris up too much black will turn to a blue/green fog, this is panel leakage and should be avoided. In some cases it will look like the black level is too LOW (I kid you not!) when using the lowest settings if you have anything but a dark room, in this case have play with the iris settings until you are happy. Maybe a tweak of gamma between (-1 and +1) will help also.