While that sounds very interesting... I have no idea what you just said
Ok, so far this has been hugely helpful.. Both you guys have cleared up a great deal.
So what I will do is miss the icc profile off for the time being and focus on the initial calibration.
I believe my tv only accepts 16/235 and therefore my devices are all set to standard (pc is ycbcr 4:4:4) which I believe is 16-235, Xbox standard, and ps3 limited.
I will use the HTPC via hdmi set to ycbcr 4:4:4 so play the mp4 files and calibrate via this software found in here.
Upon doing so, I will adjust the colours etc until delta is below 3.
Now, unfortunately my display does not have the 10pt grey scale stuff, only basic colour temp cpntrols (with an individual RGB slider) and it has a basic CMS that allows RBGCYM brightness, saturation and hue controls. It also has basic tint, colour, brightness and contrast.
I have no gamma control and no 10pt ire
So I will be limited.
I can't access the service menu to see what's in there either.. Tv is a toshiba and I tried all the service menu access ways but they are old and this is a new tv (bottom of range) but none of the service menu codes work on it.
With such basic controls, I will be limited (hence my reluctance to spend to much) but these pointers will be invaluable.
Once my tv have been calibrated via my HTPC on "Movie" mode I also need to calibrate "Game" mode for games...
How do I do this?
Do I just follow the same procedure and just have the HTPC send the same mp4 images and just change the picture setting from "movie" to "game" or do I use the actual console so send the mp4 this time?
When I calibrate the game mode, and the console, I still calibrate to the 709 standard even though the console sends RGB? Is this correct?
Thanks again fl all this help, I really do apologise in advance if I seem stupid or asking silly questions, but I just want to get prepped before I delve into this. I will order the pro and when I get it (Xmas) I will post back some images if you guys don't mind helping me with advice on how to get a better picture etc as you might see something I don't in the graphs etc..
Is it worth purchasing the calman? Is it with $150 in comparison to this software? Will I see $150 worth of difference in the calibration? For a newbie at calibration, is HCFR simple enough to use?
Thanks again for all the support this has really helped me feel like someone just threw me a rubber ring while I was drowning