Originally Posted by smeg36
Thanks for the insight into your calibration. I'm going to do mine in a couple weeks. So did you calibrate it with the Active LED Zones on? I read somewhere (can't remember where, I've been reading a lot on calibrating) that it should be calibrated with them off, then turn them on after. Should I do that, or just calibrate with it on? Also, what order in % did you do the 11 points? I was going to do 80%, then 30%, but don't know where to go when I get them dialed in.
Next, did you notice any problem with the settings when calibrating? Katzmaier at CNET said the settings were off when he calibrated the 60", so they adjusted the % directly above it (10% adjusted 20%, and so on). I'm not sure if I'll run into that when I calibrate the 65".
This time, about my third or fourth attempt, I didn't calibrate with Active LED Zones on since I noticed gamma got slaughtered like that. If you do calibrate with Active Zones off, and then turn them on, I have found that it basically ruins all your work and blows out both whites and colors, at least on my set. You'll have many more LED Zones than this 42" bedroomer, so maybe that'll make a difference?
Also, this time, I calibrated White Balance from 100% down to 10%, instead of going up. When starting it, I think it would be a good idea to use the RGB Offset/Gain controls and flipping between the higher % and lowest ones, to get a good 'balance' between the two. Once you do that, you can start at 100% and work your way down using the 11-Point White Balance.
While I didn't find that 10% controlled the settings for 20% &c the way Katzmeier did - and by the way those numbers are absolutely useless; these displays are all different (to say nothing of mfr'ing variance from display to display) - I think that the controls are somewhat finicky, and what you do at a lower percentage can affect what the numbers for what is directly below it (or above it in the case of 90%). I had a much easier time across the board by going from top to bottom because of this, and can't recommend doing it the other way. You'll drive yourself insane.
One other thing I've found is that the RGB Offset/Gain settings are just as universal as the white balance - they will apply to all of your custom-made presets. Well, at least for that input, I don't know about others. Moreover, they WILL be erased if subsequent to calibration, you create a new setting from one of the factory presets (but not from a custom preset). The 11-Point White Balance numbers, however, will remain intact.
This is all very irksome if you want to calibrate to different settings and quickly change between them. But I guess that's what smartphones and Dropbox sync are for, heh...