Originally Posted by sawfish
There's a master thread on it, and it also comes with instructions.
Yes, I found it in the meantime. Thanks.
The clipping patterns are the most useful. Use them to set Brightness and Contrast, but be aware that Contrast is mainly about maximum light output on these sets. Beyond that, set Color Temperature to Warm 2, Sharpness to 0, and Gamma to 2.4 or 2.6 for dark room, and that's about all you can do by eye.
It's a start but it's really a good start. Didn't have time to burn the AVS HD 709 ISO but I tried to run it on my HTPC via Kodi. Thanks a lot for the quick pointers. A few comments on the process:
- Sharpness and gamma, ok no big deal... But Warm 2 seems quite yellow to me. Is Warm 1 acceptable, for example in a semi-lit room or as a compromise in a room where the TV is used sometimes in the dark but sometimes in daylight?
- It is clear that my set had its Brightness setting set way too high (and I think I had put Black Level on Dark to kind of compensate). Just lowering Brightness and cranking up Contrast made a huge difference in the overall picture.
- That being said, I can't make the flashing white bars disappear by raising Contrast in the white clipping pattern. Should I set Contrast all the way up to 100 in that case? Or is there any reason to lower it or another criterion to adjust it?
- I let the TV input's RGB Color Range setting to "Auto". But if I understand your recommendation, you'd use "Limited" and accept crushed blacks and white on desktop apps and PC games?
- As for the general video card (nVidia in my case) output setting, if I understand correctly, you suggest using Full range so as to not squeeze the video range in a subset smaller than the actual Limited range, is that so?
- And checking the Limited range in Kodi is the right choice then?
A last question perhaps... if the settings above are the ones you recommend, then video playback using Kodi will be fine, but desktop and PC games will have crushed blacks and whites. But since the video cards outputs Full range, I guess switching the TV input from Limited to Full range would be a "single-setting" workaround for optimal PC gaming experience in that case? If so, I guess I could create an Activity in my Harmony remote for PC gaming that would change the TV to Full range, and revert it back on activity end...