Secret 'Service Menu'
Thanks to the very same forums that let me know that this was a great set, I also discovered how you gain access to the service (Factory Setting ) menu of this set (Hold down the source button on the remote for a number of seconds). What is less obvious is what everything does. Here is what I have found out/ think/ have surmised so far:
Don't really know, but it says something about having a gray bar ready and then to continue on with the calibration... I backed out before I did something I would regret.
Would assume it sets everything back to defaults, haven't used as I have things all nicely setup now!
Tells you what firmware the set is running
Allows you to set the colour temperature, but seeing as you can do that from the main menu, I'm not sure why it's here too.
The real goodies are in here in a sub-menu:
Well, I know what the visual results of this are:
I just don't know why you'd want to do it.
Related to de-interlacing. This sets whether it tries to automatically detect whether the source is film (in either PAL 2:2 or NTSC 3:2 cadences) or video source, or you can hard set it to 3:2, 2:2 or none. I have yet to be able to really find an example where I can see the difference of changing this. Only of interest if you're feeding the set interlaced material, if progressive then this doesn't come into play at all.
Dynamic Luma Enhemce
I'm really clutching at straws for most of what's to come here... I haven't really seen a difference in changing this. (I'm also guessing it should be 'Enhance'?)
Controls the detection of 3:2 vs 2:2 interlaced film material as per the film mode above.
Chroma Temporal Noise
According to Michaeldvd's site, chroma noise is noise in the colour portion of an image, affecting large areas of colour, making them noisy. I'll play some more with this setting now that I know what I'm looking for.
Luma Temporal Noise
A noise reduction filter, apparently by averaging values over time, this one has a fairly noticeable effect. With it set to 0 you can notice movement in noise in flat surfaces and patches of similar colour etc. Switch it to a low setting and you can 'sure up' this movement, making for a nicer image. Turn it up too high and you get patches of the image 'sticking' and floating when there is slight movement.:). I think 2 or 3 is a nice setting for this.
I can't remember what this does, I'll get back to you
Seems to be a sharpening filter, set based on personal preference, there is a slightly noticeable difference between settings.