First 2 questions on test patterns.
1. Should be able to seen video level 17 (Should not be able to see video level 16.) Lets agree on this correct?
2. Gamma should be between 2.22 and 2.5 for the entire range, Correct?
The end result should be every detail visible in the shadows correct?
WRONG!!!!, and this is what I am trying to figure out with this post.
Here are some real world test pictures that are difficult for most displays to display correctly.
I am trying to see if there is a solution for the problem on most displays, if at all without washing out the picture.*If your display you are viewing on is great at shadow detail you will see the details I have circled in red on the over exposed pictures. If you can not see them on the normal picture, then your display is not great at shadow detail.*
So here is what I am trying to solve...
I have a Pioneer Kuro 111FD in the living room and a JVC RS4810 in the theater room
The kuro shows all the shadow detail perfectly in all the above shots.
The JVC does not
To add even more ??? to the whole approach...
The JVC "calibrated" on the test pattern "CAN" show video level 17
The Kuro "calibrated" on the test pattern "CAN'T" show video level 17
So you are reading this right... the Kuro "CAN'T" show video level 17 but the JVC "CAN", but the Kuro still has more shadow detail... Mind boggling.
I can get the JVC to have the shadow detail by lowering gamma at 5%. But as soon as I get to the point I can bring out the detail the image is washed out and flat in brighter scenes.
I even used a Lumagen to find out what gamma level effects the details the most, and it is 1%. But even still adjusting that still washes out the image to some degree.