Post was last edited on July 28, 2016 9:44 AM PDT
Thanks so much for posting your results. Buying (or helping others buy) TVs over the years, your reviews and settings are the first stop I make to see about getting a great TV (relative to a particular budget and/or sale) and then to calibrate it accordingly.
This particular set of calibrations (I tried these settings on both a 6150 and 7650 recently) douse the entire picture in a sickly yellow color. It seems that the culprit is the Warm2 setting under Color Temperature. I found myself switching over to the Cinema setting and changing the Color Temp to Medium, and the color accuracy was MUCH closer for my eyes, EXCEPT (ironically) when it comes to the yellows! Watching an episode of The Simpsons, our favorite characters all have a rather green-ish yellow color to them rather than the trademark Springfield Yellow I've seen over the years on so many other TVs. With that said, nearly every other color is rich, accurate and beautiful at this setting. Watching Aladdin or The Force Awakens, and every scene is positively brimming with what feels like vivid, beautiful color.
I'm going to try some additional tweaks this evening (I agree that the Cinema comes in a bit too bright, so I may dial back the brightness as well), but I'd love to get your suggestions on how to balance things out for these models. It seems that the 7650 in particular (that's the TV I recently purchased) is simply a 7700 without 240Hz processing (I agree, hooey!), which itself is an 8500 without the 3D, so these settings should be pretty universal across these models.
Thanks again for all your hard work!