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Reason I ask, is both methods yield a different result.

If close to the VT50 screen you can note a red dither at 16, and slowly reduce until its gone. If you are say sitting 10ft away, in a dark room, the result when 16 appears blank to you is higher than the previous method.

Just wondering whats "right".

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I get very close. I'm curious to hear from the pros.
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I do too. But, I was kinda wondering since you dont sit there, you sit 10ft away smile.gif

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I adjust black level from the seat position, otherwise you will lose detail as you describe and you don't watch content stood against the TV.

Day and night calibration have different black level settings as you need a higher brightness output during the day, all set from the seating position.
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It is taught from the seating position ... not with your nose up to the TV. Just like sharpness is set from the seating position ...

This is about making a cake that people are allowed to taste ...

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Thanks. I agree I had been doing wrong IMO, just looking at the results of the bars, when you are seated and having made the adjustment 6" from the screen smile.gif

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I sit no more than 7 feet from a 46" LCD and the brightness setting is always the same for me whether I'm 7 feet back or nose to screen, day or night (curtains are closed during the day but plenty of light still gets through, especially around sunset. Sharpness is similar too, though it could be a bit higher from 7 feet back just because the haloing is a little harder to see. For sharpness, I can easily see EE on the pluge pattern on the Spears and Munsil 2nd Edition BD... all I have to do is look for an white outline where the BTB bars should be.

One can also easily see EE on subtitles for BD movies.
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Reason I ask, is both methods yield a different result.

If close to the VT50 screen you can note a red dither at 16, and slowly reduce until its gone. If you are say sitting 10ft away, in a dark room, the result when 16 appears blank to you is higher than the previous method.

Just wondering whats "right".

how many clicks apart?
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2-3, depending on mode.

What I really noticed is the 17 bar was not visible in a darkened room from my seat by setting at the screen. Once set at my seat, 17 and up were seen as bars and 16 was dark.

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16 invisible, I think it doesn't matter where you are calibrating from, seating distance , or up close to the screen. 17 barely visible, one click down and if 17 disappears, this is too dark , 2 clicks up and seventeen becomes visible this is too bright. You just want to barely see it.
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