I looked through the forum to try to find a general consensus on setting these values, but just want to make sure I am understanding how to set these values. I have two LCD TV's that do not clip whites regardless of the contrast setting. During my recent calibration of these TV's, I decided to leave the backlight setting at 5 (the midpoint) and use the contrast setting to bring the fL of the displays down to 45 fL's (for viewing in a mid-ambiant light room). Looking at the finished results, I am quite happy, but am wondering whether there is a better way.
Have I lost depth of contrast, due to bringing the contrast controls down to 77 on one TV and 85 on the other TV (they were both factory set at 95)?
I now know that lowering the backlight can make the blacks looks better, so should I keep the contrast high and use the backlight to reduce the fL's to my recommended setting.
Again, if my display clipped whites, this would be easier to determine, but since it doesn't I am having problems determining the correct method.