Originally Posted by Sweet4444
thank you... so before I do all that what is the break in period? I need to let the tv run before I really get it going? Again thanks for your help in explaining this...
We usually calibrate after 100-200 hours of "break in", but you can still use the posted settings during this time. Remember, you may not get good results when copying full calibrations posted here (they're no substitute to calibrating with a meter). I would suggest for starters you use the posted settings but omit the color space, white bal and 10pt parts (just leave them at default) and do a basic calibration by eye with AVS HD 709. Get used to that before experimenting with custom calibrations.
Originally Posted by Micha_R
If I want to calibrate my PS59D7000 using the AVSHD DVD, what settings do I use for all the different filters, the skin tone, the gamma and the color temperature? If I calibrate the movie mode, what should I set for the movie mode within the picture options (i hope the menues are called like that in english): Off, Auto1 or Auto2?
Thanks for helping.
You should start with the basic D7000 settings, like those listed by Larry in the first post of this thread. You do not need to input the color space, white balance or 10pt numbers (they can do more harm than good since there is a lot of variation from set to set), just start with defaults (I prefer native color space, 10pt off, white balance reset). This is how I use AVS HD 709 without a meter:
1. Select default movie mode (an easy way to be sure is to just reset it) and use the recommended default settings for your model which disable unnecessary processing
2. Pick a contrast and cell setting that gives you the brightness you like (based on seemingly reliable information, cell should ideally be set to 20, then just use contrast to set the peak brightness to your preference)
3. Use the black and/or APL clipping pattern to set brightness under your typical viewing conditions (I just use the APL clipping pattern)
4. Display the flashing color bar pattern and switch your TV to blue only mode (advanced>RGB Only>blue), then set color followed by tint (only minor adjustments should be necessary)
5. Turn off RGB only mode and set your sharpness (some people prefer higher settings, but we find that 20 or less is optimal).