vivid Vs natural

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  1. b0nzZ1

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    what picture u like more ?
    vivid or natural ?
     
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    An interesting question since the more vivid settings are generally scorned upon around here.

    There are of course industry standards where the techies have decided between them what a display should look like and how it should be calibrated.

    To start with I had my Sony 32s2530 set pretty much to what was recommended i.e. low backlight, lower contrast, "natural" color. But then I was watching some HD cricket. It was a sunny day outside my window where the colours were considerably more vivid than the sunny day at Trent Bridge! So I guess there are times when vivid real life can be more "natural" than our settings. (Well real life has to be natural by definition but you know what i mean :))

    Since then I have graduated to a Sony 40w4500 whose "natural" settings are noticeably more vivid than on the older set. I continue to use pretty much the recommended "natural" settings for night viewing but have still been known to crank things up a bit for daytime.

    Something I have also noticed on this topic is that foreign HD sports material e.g. US Superbowl or Italian CL are a notch or 2 less vivid that normal Sky Sports coverage.

    In the end it's probably all a matter of taste and personal perception. That's why God gave us so many settings to play with :clap:
     
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    I always have my Sony's set to Vivid,thats the setting i prefer the other settings seem too dark/dull to me
     
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    Hi

    Good post Restorer - like it! :thumbsup:

    I am the owner of a Samsung 40" A656 TV and God has given me a HUGE array of user settings to play with!

    Must admit though to liking a well-balanced natural picture but some mates hate it, they like overblown exciting vivid colours.

    Would'nt it be boring if we all liked the same thing!?

    Alan
     
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    On my 32w4000 I have it set as Standard simply because Vivid is very bright and Cinema is a touch too dark. Saying that though, I could set it to Vivid and reduce a bit of the brightness. The trouble is with the W4000 is that there is that many different settings, you just don't know what to settle on.
     
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    What's the with the sudden use of the term GOD lol

    Anyway, displays should be calibrated using a quality source so it can it produce maximum detail in a given image. Sometimes, it's not possible to get every settings correct (unless you're using a PC), which means you'll have to find the sweet spot/trade-off.

    For example, having color and contrast set too high can destroy the subtle details, which can cause the image to become 'unnatural/cartoonish'.

    The two images below are excellent examples. Can you spot the difference?

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    PS: The original source files can be found below

    http://cid-9c09d09ec80b78d1.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Public/Video Calibration
     
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