I have had to subscribe here as I have used one of the calibrations for my 46D8000 from the first page of this thread.
The one used is right at the bottom of the calibration list - the others were tried but they were nowhere as good as the personal calibration I made and have used since I got the D8000 over a year ago.
When I looked at the calibration, before changing the D8000 to it, I was not too keen on the suggested 49 colour and 53-56 brightness or the -3 flesh tone; and Gamma -1... I thought, are you kidding?
It just seemed like a disaster and I almost didn't do it at all.
This calibration * update 05/24/2012 Reflects adjustments based on calibrating to color checker patterns left me stunned.
My D8000 is not going to be the same D8000 the calibration was done on, so I had to shift colour to 54, and even then, there was nowhere near the colour shift I had expected.
When I looked at the 10pt Intervals with all those negative values on every one except the first two, all I thought was what a complete joke this was going to be.
First thing I did was Lord of the Rings on Blu-ray - and by that I mean the Extended Edition with the "Peter Jackson *new colour technique". It just never looked right, but I was not going to change it when everything else was good.
Suddenly, Middle Earth looked exactly how I think it should look. I get why Peter Jackson did that change to the colour.
And shadow detail - I just could not believe it. It was inky black, but there was much more than twice as much detail than I could ever get out of the D8000 than I thought was possible without stripping depth and colour out of it completely and flattening it out.
I have one word for this calibration; if my calibration (at the end of this post) works for your D8000, then this new calibration is going to seriously make your day.
This calibration is highly, highly, highly recommended if you have just the right D8000 in comparison to my own calibration. It just makes everything look exactly how it should look no matter how much you'd like to think it should look like anything else that LCD is supposed to do - that is, give light output and oodles of colour.
You think when you first try it that it isn't right, and then you watch LOTR Extended Edition and are simply knocked on your ass.
I am simply stunned by this calibration - I have a new kind of D8000 that is not supposed to be able to do this.
And the greyscale makes my previous one look like I should go see an Optician pronto.
It's perfect. It almost sparkles when I have a black and white photo on the screen - which doesn't even make sense, I know. But it does; it sparkles.
Dear zoyd, I THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH.
My own personal calibration I use is this (using HDMI/DVI):
Colour Space - Custom
51 0 2
5 57 0
0 1 64
53 55 0
0 56 58
52 0 57
0 0 0
0 0 0
-1 0 -1
-1 0 0
-1 0 1
-2 0 1
1 0 0
1 0 0
0 0 -4
0 0 -10