O.K. I wanted to join the fun, so here are my numbers, and maybe more important Why I picked some.
I used both ColorMetre HCFR and CalMan 3.2, but between the two, I really like ColorMetre HCFR better. I used a Eye-One display 2, but also a Spyder 3.
TV is a LN52A850.
My final results were a gamma of 2.21, contrast of 1155:1 and delta E was under 10 from 10-30% and under 3 from 40-100%
I have FW 1005, and noticed very weak red that others have noticed. I'm thinking maybe this is Samsung's way of dealing with their IR problem. Samsung is currently waiting for parts, and then I'll get my inverters fixed. The IR problem is horrible, but thats another story.
It gives the most options.
This is plenty bright for me and saves power. I easily can get the 40 ftL, which is ideal.
This is a personnel preference, but again, plenty bright and whites not washed out.
Set with Pluge screen
I mainly watch HD and SD digital TV, so sharpness not needed
This is what it tests out to be, and its pretty good, but I might add one or two for a bit more saturation.
I need to experiment a bit with this one. Looks pretty good as tested.
Black Adjust: Off
I set this to low after testing. It seems to deepen the black levels a bit.
Dynamic Contrast: Off
This attempts to brighten the white levels, but mine are plenty bright as is. Not needed in my opinion.
This one was strange because negative numbers INCREASE gamma, and positive numbers decrease it. At zero mine was about 2.1, and -1 boosted it to 2.2 almost perfectly.
Color Space: Native
I see most others pick Auto, but I'm not exactly sure what "Auto" does. Native does no correction, and since I'm making other adjustments to white levels, I didn't think I needed it. What do others think?
Offset R 24, G 25, B 18
Gain R 44, G 20, B 24
You can see the compensation for the weak red here. I normally wouldn't touch the Green Gain, but since red was so high, I did lower it.
Flesh Tone: Off
Edge Enhancement: Off
xvYCC: Not fully sure what this does.
Color Tone: Warm2
This one was really needed to reach 6500K
Size: Just Scan
I drive my TV with a Windows Media Center PC and I want the pixels to match one for one.
Digital NR: Off
Auto Motion: Off
I like the picture, but I'm still tweaking a bit. I thought the "stock" picture was pretty bad to my eyes, which was contrary to what everyone was saying, but when calibrated, I'm pretty happy, but wish the black levels were a bit better. The 950 was a bit too much.
Any comments appreciated.