Greetings Calibration Colleagues,
I have tried the Warm1 and Warm2 color tones for the movie mode on my Samsung plasma. These tones were slightly too dark for my preferences. Also, standard mode didn't seem right and dynamic mode, a/k/a torch mode, was simply too bright.
Then I read in this forum that the movie mode can be brighten by simply changing the color tone to normal or cool.
I changed the tone to cool for my movie mode. If you are calibrating with a colorimeter, etc., RGB levels will be 90% for reds and 120% for blues, with green level at 100% as reference.
My settings, gamma graph, and rgb graph for my PN50B450 are as below:
cell light 8
sharpness 20 [30 when blu ray adjusted to 1080i]
(per service manual, use 720p signal on a 720p pattern)
native color space
cuts Red 24 Green 25 Blue 41
Gain Red 34 Green 25 Blue 24
All other enhancements off [edit note: make sure to maintain the same options when switching to cool tone. For example, changing to cool tone will change the black hdmi level to normal from low. You may have to change it back to low]
Target gamma is 2.4
The picture is slightly lighter and more pleasing.
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