Good morning everyone. I have done a couple more calibrations on my set to practice and got all dE's below 1 with all being around .5 except at one point. The picture does indeed look drastically different and much improved over the original movie mode settings. However, I notice that colors seem extremely saturated and bright with red and yellow being the worst. Anything that is red in the programming immediately jumps out at you and looks almost cartoonish.
Rahzel, whenever I look through the blue filter to adjust for tint/color at the end of the calibration, there are no adjustments needed as it looks perfect. If I turn down the color control from 50 to about 43 when watching TV, it looks toned down but causes errors when going back and looking through the blue filter. What causes the colors to look overly saturated and carrtoonish after doing a calibration? Is there anything I can do to fix these overly bright colors during calibration or I am stuck with them since I do not have a full CMS available?
When talking about the issue, I found this excerpt from an article here on AVS.
"Why can't I fix oversaturated colors by simply turning down the main Color control?
This issue comes up often in the context of popular displays that exhibit a strongly oversaturated gamut. The JVC RS1/2/10/15 front projectors are perhaps the best example.
Lacking a full-featured CMS, one is tempted to try to alleviate the problem by simply turning down the main Color control. Turning it down slightly may help somewhat, but anything more than a very small adjustment is likely to make the color worse rather than better. Why? The reason has to do with the fact that, contrary to popular belief, color controls are not engineered to adjust saturation. They are Chroma gain controls. Turn the color up, you increase the chroma of the signal. Turn the Color down, and you decrease the chroma. Although related, chroma and saturation are not the same.
Perhaps the best way to think of the difference is this: Imagine a red patch of color illuminated under a strong, bright light and then imagine the same patch seen under a dim light. As you change the lighting conditions, the red appears more or less colorful. This is chroma. However, the saturation of the color does not change even as its brightness changes dramatically. It will not plot differently on the CIE chart, despite the fact that it is less colorful and significantly dimmer.
Interestingly, the reverse is not true. If you lower the saturation of red, the chroma decreases to approximately the same degree. A less saturated red seems proportionally less colorful, but a less colorful red is not necessarily proportionally less saturated. Consider the two examples below."