I like what you're saying about the edge points etc., I'm not a slave to them, and my display would say "I know, I know...". They are reasonable though, or at least they used to be. It's time to get into the service menu and give "the guns" the 10k tune-up, B can't be helped much IME, but R has drifted somewhat ("algorithmically aged lousily", plasma). Makes sense to adjust for best/correct look of real-world products rather than test signals, if one has to choose one or the other, but I'm nowhere close to that yet, just learning the ropes of the built-in generator.
I have always previously used the "75% APL" patterns on my test discs. Used similar with the generator, except for saturation and color checker. This 75/75 thing is new to me, I see it in the choices and have read a lot of recent comments about it in this thread, but haven't tried it yet.
What got me to look into touching up this display right now is I've been watching some B&W BDs. These are sourced from the early-mid 60s and are more taxing to the display's B&W capabilities than the relatively few B&W movie BDs I've watched were (the extreme majority of B&W content I have is on DVD). It could be the quantity though, with so many hours of getting used to it (it's a TV show), *I've* grown more critical with experience of the certain look. Sure doesn't look like a B&W show on an old B&W CRT, in every way...though I'm certain this display has a better grayscale by miles than any home TV I had ever was back in the day.
Originally Posted by zoyd
Yes, select the column and that pattern will be displayed.
This only works reliably for me with the 10-point grayscale (likely the most important anyway). The primaries/secondaries sometimes works. All the rest never work. I'll keep trying...
And again: nope, not possible for me to get proper blacks with 16-235 generator setting and matching display settings. I verified by Oppo the display setting is definitely not the prob. So then I'll have to say it's my video "card" that must be doing it, though I can find no mention of this (potential?) RGB range problem by googling. [I might also say without being too arrogant that even the people who reviewed this laptop on so-called "professional" sites seemed clueless and almost oblivious to its HDMI capability. Having HDMI capability is a big deal to some
laptop purchasers, you'd think a lot of them actually.] This video card gives no video type option and all references to video are to RGB, so I guess that's the only "option" (not totally unreasonably, since it is
a PC). It appears the Intel video card app doesn't actually change the RGB output range, Intel offers no updated drivers, the chipset itself is fully capable of 0-255 video.