Originally Posted by kjgarrison
There is a lot of variability in what you get on D* channels. There ARE NO "settings" that make everything look the same, much less look both the same- and good. Some shows look amazing, and most on the major networks look quite good. But some of what is shown on other so called HD channels is absolutely NOT actually HD material.
If you're like me, you'll just not enjoy watching shows that don't look right and you'll stop watching them.
Sorry for the necro quote but I have some issues with my last calibration. I have a 59D7000 and calibrated it with a Xrite Display Pro and CalMan software DIY. I have a PS3 that was used for the calibration. The PS3 looks amazing post calibration and BluRays are AWESOME. The problem, I found, is when I go back to watching my DirecTV HR22-100 box.
All my components are hooked up via HDMI though my Onkyo 609 receiver to a single HDMI input on the set. So, I am not processing them independently. The Onkyo is NOT performing any video processing. I calibrated the "MOVIE" mode on the set and use it for both TV and PS3.
Once I switch from pristine PS3 picture to DTV, things go downhill. Colors appear to be accurate although I sense an overly warm picture that my calibrated settings did not show on the PS3 in CalMAN (6500k). Plus, I sense the contrast may be off? Some skin looks sunburned and skin tone can appear washed out. Also, blacks are overly dark in some 1080p PPV movies.
None of this happens on the PS3 using same settings.
I guess the answer to my issue would be to use a different setting for TV (CAL DAY, etc.) but it retains the 10 point white settings across modes.
Does anyone have a suggestion or a fix for this? Should I see if the Onkyo can process the picture? Should I use a different input? Are there suggested DTV settings for the HR22-100?
Follow up question: Is it possible to rent an i1 Pro anywhere to profile my Display Pro? I really don't want to pay $400 just to do that!!