The TV I am calibrating is a Panasonic 55" st30.
I calibrated with the goal of 2.4 gamma. Color calibration was done using 75% saturation/ 100% luminance.
I used HCFR window patterns on the avs709 disc. I waited 2 seconds after each pattern was displayed for the TV to adjust.
I am using MPC with MadVR. I tried calibrating with XBMC but the results it gives are very off... Not sure whats going on but MPC seemed to give much more expected results. And is now what I am using as an external player.
I used a i3display pro and plasma spectral sample.
The current settings I have arrived at are... (with comments)
80 contrast (set using ftL as using my HTPC I cant get under 16 to flash. This seems to be normal effect. Set to ~31ftL.)
58 brightness (set to just start to be able to see 17 causing pixels to activate on the screen. This causes nothing to be visible in the black areas of the screen.)
0 sharpness (seems to be the professionals common setting for this TV. However, looking at sharpness patterns it seems to effect nothing?)
color temp warm 2
color space normal
High red -7
high green 0
high blue +3
low red +3
low green 0
low blue -1
black extension 0
gamma 2.4 (using this because it gets me closer to 2.4 in the gamma chart which is ideally what I am targeting. I decided on this after a lot of reading.. I wouldn't mind hearing more opinions. but fairly well set. I am in a very light controlled room)
panel brightness mid (really want to use mid. low is just a little too dim for my tastes.)
content type graphics (seems to be a common solution to messed up colors with mid panel brightness otherwise)
this seems to be fairly decent. I know its hard to say without references boxes... so moving on..
the end is a little wonky.. could use some thoughts on that.. is blue clipping?
my goal was under 3.. I could spend days messing around for perfection. The blue does something weird at the high end which limited me going up or down as 70 and 80 seemed to be a little too different.
seems like the green luminance has a bit of a problem. I know according to the one excel file it should be roughly 75 or so cd/m and its about 85.... not sure if there's anything I can do about this?
Using the color setting I tried to get the best balance of over and under saturated...
This chart seems packed full of information.. just wish the Y axis was more usually used numbers.. if that makes sense... However, I don't see this chart on here often so I figured I would explain it from the help file.
Saturation-difference histogram measures two distinct things. Curves on higher part of the graph show the difference between the measured saturation level and the expected level. The goal is to reach a 0% difference for all curves. Negative values mean a lake of saturation and positive values mean an excess of saturation.
Curves on the lower part of the graph show a delta E between the measured color and the expected color, without taking into account the saturation level. As an example, a measured green with 60% of saturation instead of 50% will have a delta E of 0, contrary to the saturation curves, which will show +10% saturation error. However, whether the saturation is correct or not, if this green is not pure with blue or red component, the corresponding delta E curve would show the error.