Originally Posted by maglor64
The Word document you refer too looks very helpful, but again I want to calibrate my TV in "Advance" [no "d" at the end of this word] mode, not "Off". What exactly
do I have to do different than the Word doc. to accomplish this?
Who is TURBE and when and how will he be 'running me through the rest?'
One proble I may have is that I don't own a laptop, and I don't think I'm willing to move my PC to the living room... that means I have to find a frien who will lend me a laptop right?
Trust me, none of this is that confusing once you're looking at it. I had a ton of questions to get it done, but I ended up throwing caution to the wind, getting ControlCal and the cables and diving in. But make sure you read and re-read the instructions.
Here is a link to where you can purchase ControlCal:http://www.controlcal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=173
I think there is a link on the step by step word document. TURBE is the person's screen name that sells it. You'll see his name on the left side of the above link and can message him.
The changes are within the screens of ControlCal and I don't have them in front of me but from memory you would choose what Pure Cinema mode to calibrate. If I remember correctly, you'll need to set the offsets for Pure Cinema: OFF first, as this is the only one where you can get the original settings for R,G,B,. You need the original settings to know what to change them to. I don't think we can get the original settings for Pure Cinema: Advanced yet. People using the offsets will simply use the same settings they ended up with for Pure Cinema: OFF.
Once "Advance" is calibrated, then you have calibrated any Pure Cinema mode that can give you 72hz. Just calibrate (or enter offsets) for both and then if you only want to use Advance so be it.
If you are borrowing a laptop, make sure you can have it for a few days. Once you are in the Service Menu, some things may not make sense and you may want to come back to the Forums for information. It can take days for some people to get back to you as we are not always on. Once you buy it you'll have TURBE actual e-mail and he was great in getting back to me as I had questions.
It's a bit overwhelming at first. Here is what I would do:
I'd break it in and see what the pictuer looks like before I go ordering anything. If you don't like the whites and pinks then definitely try the Offsets. Once you know you want ControlCal, figure out if you are getting the cables with it or getting the cables on your own. Make sure you can borrow a laptop.
As far as the breakin goes, you can also try the USB method but I did not use it. As for 150 hours, there was no way I could not watch anything for 150 hours and I was not going to run it continuously. So I'd run it for 4-6 hours a day, watch TV in full screen at night and I did not worry about it too much. Once I was at about 200 hours of total viewing I considered it broken in.
It's probably best that I don't try to walk you through this any further until you are really ready to be walked through it.