Hey guys. I have an LG 55EG9100 1080p OLED TV. I've having some issues calibrating it properly. I'm using the AVS HD 709 HDMV version running on my Mac as an ISO image via HDMI to the TV.
I've gone through the "basic settings" calibration. The results are posted below along with my previous shared settings from Rtings.com, for comparison:
AVS HD 709 setting:
Rtings shared setting:
I came across a few issues when running through the calibration. I followed the instructions manual and started brightness calibration from 100 then went down, and contrast calibration from 0 then went up. In the Black Clipping screen for brightness calibration when at 100, I can only see 18-25 flashing. Literally everything to the left of 18 is completely black... Similarly, on the White Clipping screen for contrast calibration, starting from 0, I can only see 230-234. Everything to the right of that is completely white. So the only numbers that are visibly flashing on both patterns are only the ones that should be flashing at the ideal setting. I used the APL Clipping screen instead to calibrate the two to basically the highest and lowest setting before they drop off. I don't quite know what to make of this. Why can't I ever see both patterns flashing in full? Does this indicate an issue with the TV or something else?
Second, I've calibrated the color and tint to the flashing Color Pattern perfectly, and the color seems a little too vivid. It pops a little too much but according to the flashing color pattern, its just right. In addition, skin tones def look way too red. when I compare it to my iPhone screen it doesn't look natural on the TV. Maybe with the color I might just need some time to adjust to it but the tint is definitely off. Skin tones look too red. Will I need to mess with the color settings in the White Balance setting? Can I do that by eye or will it require a meter and software?
Lastly, where should the Color Temperature setting be? I'm used to keeping it on neutral because I've always associated that as being the most natural since the sun is rated around 6000k. The TV has Cool, Neutral, Warm 1, and Warm 2. Neutral and Warm 1 look the most natural depending on the scene. Warm 2 is way too yellow
Sorry this is long. I wanted to explain exerything! Thanks!
P.S.: The color fields test at 5% look terrible with lots of banding. It gets better at 10% and completely evens out by 20%.
P.P.S.: I asked this in another thread and one responder got really kinda hostile. I'm asking here instead since it pertains more to the AVS HD 709 disc.