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Old 09-15-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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Default what is film mode on LCD tv?

When I watch blus, I never change it off the mode its on now. What does film mode do and does it make a difference?
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:06 PM   #2
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I would leave it off. Getting your set properly calibrated is what really matters to be honest.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:36 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Wingman1977 View Post
I would leave it off. Getting your set properly calibrated is what really matters to be honest.

Film mode is usually better than standard by default. However, I'd recommend going to CNET and looking up your set, they often provide ideal picture aettings and then you can tweek it to your liking.

You don't need your set professionally calibrated unless it cost a lot to make it worth paying the pro.
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
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Calibrations should be to your environment, so looking up settings is not always the best move, especially when you don't know how they were arrived at in the first place, as a jumping off point maybe useful but not much. Its worth it to spend the $15 and get a calibration disc like dve or spears etc.... or if your really cheaping out on it rent a disney disc.
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