After some more reading and experimenting I tried calibrating Standard mode.
Thanks again to 10K, turboman123, and others for your suggestions. I found out just how really bad my eyes are when I started over. My previously posted settings stink on ice by comparison.
My thought process this time was to go for color accuracy at 75%S and 75%A with hue being the most important factor during adjustment. Evidently the human eye detects differences in hue more than lightness and saturation.
I used the patterns from Mascior's disc.
The difference in picture quality is day and night. Sometime this year I'll give 3D LUT a go but will have to wait until my budget can afford that shock... be it the HTPC or eeColor route.
Here are my Standard settings.
ES8000 TS01 panel, i1Display 3, Chromapure.STD Settings (Click to show)
WB: 25, 24, 23, 50, 48, 11
Red 31, 0, 0
Green 16, 48, 0
Blue 0, 2 49
Yellow 53, 48, 0
Cyan 13, 51, 51
Magenta 33, 2, 48
Color Tone Warm2
All dynamic adjustments off
And here are the charts.
STD Mode Charts (Click to show)
With these settings I achieved a contrast ratio of 1:2500 and a gamma of 2.3. 2.2 gamma seemed too light to me.
Using the same 75% philosophy I tried to get Movie mode to match as closely as possible to my STD mode settings.
I left my Custom Color Controls to the STD mode settings with Movie mode set to Auto. Now I can switch back and forth depending on the source and programming. A compromise, yes, but I did adjust the custom color space during calibration but found that Auto wasn't different enough to be distracting.
So far I'm satisfied with the results. I default to STD mode and only use Movie mode for movies or programming that are too dark for STD mode because of dimming. The results are VERY close to STD. Hardly noticeable during normal viewing.
If anyone is interested here are my Movie mode settings. No charts because except for the color tracking (Auto mode) they are very similar to STD. I was able to get a contrast ratio of 1:2246.
I may revisit these settings in the future because there was a bit of color clipping around 95% for green but it isn't noticeable in normal programming.
Movie Settings (Click to show)
WB: 25, 25, 23, 35, 32, 8
Red 44, 2, 0
Green 5, 47, 3
Blue 0, 7, 52
Yellow 50, 47, 2
Cyan 4, 50, 50
Magenta 45, 6, 47
Color Tone Warm2
Dynamic Contrast: Low
All other dynamic settings OFF