Quote:Originally Posted by ryanmcde2587
Actually, in the professional calibrations that I found online are they messing with any settings that would help the whites look more white?
Sorry, forgot to address this question.
Yes, they do. Just dialing in a white balance preset (color temp) of standard, warm1, warm2 (whatever) doesn't mean your white balance is set correctly/completely. So during calibration if you do choose to use D65 as your target and select warm2 to get you close you would then go adjust both the coarse and fine white balance controls to ensure you are hitting D65 from low to high stimulus. White balance is probably one of the most important things to calibrate in terms of color reproduction. A lot of people don't know but the entire image is based off of a black and white image! Color is applied on top of the black and white image, so if your white balance is off everything is off.
Kinda goes like this...
1. Pick your color temp target
2. Pick what mode (warm1, warm2...) gets you closest
3. Calibrate 2 point coarse white balance (high and low luminance) to your target
4. Calibrate 10 point fine white balance to your target (from low to high luminance in step of 10) i.e. 10 to 100. 10 being dark; 100 be brightest.
Some TV's behave differently; so the steps might be different and or logic be drastically different. But that is the basics. You are missing steps 3 & 4 if you don't have a calibration done. I have seen the out of box white balance on the 65" F7100 with AUO screen and it's not terrible (this is the TV I own). So don't get too caught up in the calibration part, but it would make it more accurate.