Thanks Whiz. Okay here are a couple of interesting things I've found.
First, I calibrated with the Spears and Munsil disc in movie mode from the beginning and that's all I've been using. The picture looks great but I do have some mild flashlighting and about 4-5 cloudy spots just right and left of the center of the screen(can only be seen on really dark images in really dark room...I can live with it).
So last night I finally recalibrated in standard mode first using Whiz's settings on page 3. The picture looks really good(no better or worse than movie mode), and the black levels are good but no more cloudy spots. The backlight setting is higher than what I was using in movie mode! Still lighter edges but I repeat.....nooo cloudy spots...they are gone.....weird
By the way, I don't think there is any way you are ever not going to have some manner of flashlighting with any edge lit tv...especially the more budget panels.
I can switch right back to movie mode and see the cloudy spots again. So there is definitely something else effecting the cloudy spots other than the backlight setting in the different modes.
Whiz, I then tried your latest settings and to tell you the truth didn't like them as much as your page 3 settings. Still a good picture but black levels didn't look as good and there is a bit of an overall haziness to the image on my set and I could see a couple of faint vertical lines in dark images.....weirder still
So for now I'm using whiz's page 3 settings in standard mode. No better picture, IMO, compared to properly cal'd movie mode, but a definite difference with the panel in regards to cloudy spots and overall uniformity.
Moral?.....if you have cloudy spots on your set, you may be able to cal a different mode and be rid of them. Weird!