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I just bought a plasma, Samsung 51". I put it on Movie Mode because the standard is too dark. But I found I was adjusting it for whatever movie I watched. If the movie had bright scenes or very dark. Batman, mostly dark, might be calibrated different than Clash of the Titans that has more outdoor scenes.

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Calibration should be done using test patterns and then left alone.
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the video signal is the same no matter what. some content is made better than others. the only time you should have different settings is to compensate for the room
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I was a bit like the OP when I first got my projector. Once I'd learnt how to calibrate using a meter (and gone through all the pain and learning curve that entails) I found that I could just sit and watch different films without needing to fiddle. Once you know the display is correctly calibrated, then you know you're seeing it as it was intended...if it's a dark film then that's how it's meant to be. Some films don't have good blacks, but that's not a cue to start adjusting the brightness control it's just how they are. The colour pallet of some films isn't as you would see if you just looked outside your window, etc.

I found it quite liberating in the end (and continue to be that way) so when I get a new display, I calibrate it, then leave the controls alone. smile.gif
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I just bought a plasma, Samsung 51". I put it on Movie Mode because the standard is too dark. But I found I was adjusting it for whatever movie I watched. If the movie had bright scenes or very dark. Batman, mostly dark, might be calibrated different than Clash of the Titans that has more outdoor scenes.

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