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You're in the wrong forum for sharing calibrations. I would go to the LCD forum that is specific for your model of tv. Sharing settings may or may not work depending on how close your tv's component tolerances are to the tv that the settings came from. It could look ok or it could look like crap. Either way, you can't calibrate a tv by using someone else's settings. All you're doing is adjusting your tv to someone else's. There are four methods to optimize your settings:
1. Adjust your panel with a calibration disk like the free AVS HD709 disk or a commercial one like WoW or Spears & Munsil. It will not be a calibration, only an adjustment, but it may be all you need. To calibrate, you need a light meter.
2. Tweak to taste your basic settings: brightness, contrast, color, aspect, and sharpness.
3. Buy a light meter and appropriate software and learn how to calibrate yourself. Can be a steep learning curve but very satisfying.
4. Pay for a professional calibration.
Sharing settings may be a good way to learn how the various parameters affect each other, but to optimize your panel to its fullest capability you need to calibrate with a light meter so that your panel is set to its own component tolerances according to rec.709 standards and your viewing environment.