Originally Posted by videkid
I purchased the WOW disc and was surprised to see that 1.9 Gamma The tracking seemed poor.
I went with the following which I am trusting the disc over the built-in pattern.
Gamma set at 2.4. Measures at 2.0 using
The dimming does not seem to stay on at 50. The blacks seem very good with excellent shadow detail.
Check your set with the WOW Basic calibration. It gives, more or less the proper values. The Advanced Contrast and Brightness results are too high! I've been in constant battle with the Disney people about this since it came out. I've gone as far as to put out the monies required to meet their criteria and the same results: namely, my Sony wasn't good enough, I need to use a Reference Blu-ray player. They recommended the OPPO 93 - bought it - same results. They said my sets need to be Professionally Calibrated. ISF Pro Calibrator was here. Same results, except now it was more noticeable!
After calibration - ISF calibrated the Best Brightness on 55LHX as being 52 - WOW Advanced results were 58. On the 55LHX, 52 is the cutoff point at which Local Dimming no longer shuts off, and is aways on leaving Milky Blacks. The further you go above 52, the milkier it gets. On the 55LV9500, the cutoff point is 50. Anything above creates milky blacks. The ISF calibrator found this out while trying to callibrate using 51 - he had to back down to 50 to get the correct results. On the Contrast - having seen the WOW Advanced again had the results being too high, not as bad as the Brightness - here, the ISF calirator had the Contrast on my 55LHX as being 84 - WOW showed the best results as being 87/88 area. When using the Basic WOW, your results will fall, more or less to what they should be.
Re: 55LV9500 Gamma - ISF Calibrator found setting Gamma to 1.9 gave him 2.2 with little adjustments having to be done. Instead, he put the value backup to 2.2 to avoid confusion, and had to do alot more adjustments to end up with the 2.2 Gamma. 2.4 Gamma, you adjust like you're a Brit!
Because of the result the ISF calibrator got on the 55LV9500 in regards to the Brightness having to be at 50, and not higher. This was why I put into my CNET 55LW9800 review, about the Brightness setting being at 52, was too high, and left Local Dimming always being on, resulting in milky Blacks. I noticed in the HDTV Showdown - the Sony original results were messed up, just because someone changed one of the settings.