Originally Posted by NCRod16
Johnfull, Rilindo, and Mechman....I could use some of your advice. If you recall I have the new 80" UQ Q+ Sharp. I received the Disney Blu-Ray WOW Calibration Disc a few weeks ago. I have yet to calibrate any of the TV settings, using this disc. Granted, I have been very pleased with many of your settings. However, I recognize and realize that every set and panel can be different. So, I am considering when it gets dark tonight to calibrate some of the pre set modes and the USER/STANDARD modes, I'm currently using from johnfull. I am not experienced with calibration or using this disc. I hear that it is fairly straight forward and user friendly. However, I do have a few questions for any feedback. When calibrating, Should I completely disable Film Modes, refresh rates, SOP effect, Advanced Contrast modes, etc? What about OPC and backlight levels? What should these be set on when calibrating? Does the Disney Blu-ray have a setting to adjust backlight, etc? Just curious on things I should consider when starting a calibration. Any feedback from members that have experience with this disc are welcome. Thanks!
Doing simple adjustments like that isn't calibrating. You can only calibrate if you have something to target or match otherwise it's just tweaking which is perfectly fine yet I am just stating the difference between the two.
Regarding the stuff you mention, it doesn't matter really if you have those things disabled or enabled other than advanced contrast although if you plan to use that when watching content then set your contrast and brightness with it on.
The backlight setting would matter if you were calibrating (meaning with equipment) but since you won't be I would say you set that to whichever level you want, do your tweaks and then adjust it as you see fit when watching content.
As for using settings posted here, I would not recommend at all using my settings with a UQ since the UQs come out less blue (yet still too much, as in too high a colour temp) so my settings will look yellow or red on that set which if you tried them out you probably already saw that. SQs probably come about 25-40% too blue over the greyscale in low temp mode while the UQ is I'd guess probably something like 15-25%. The best settings to use would be mechman's calibrated movie settings from a couple weeks ago, at least his greyscale settings. His CMS results may look wonky on your set (I think a much bigger variance with set to set CMS values) which if that is the case then just use the CMS with default values.
If after you have tweaked and you find something is off and trying different settings doesn't help then really, I strongly recommend you hire a pro to come calibrate the set or buy your own equipment if you have an interest in this stuff and plan to use it on other displays you own or will own. Sure it may be a few hundred bucks to hire someone (or buy your own meter and software program) but it seems to me it makes the most sense for people to spend the cash and have their set taken care of rather than deal with issues.
These Sharp TVs are so bad out of the box that they should basically say "calibration required if you want the set to come anywhere close to looking good" on the product page and manual.