Something is odd about your calibration, no offense. First, as Larry mentioned, since the term "IRE" was used, I'm assuming HCFR was used. It's a free calibration software that ISF/THX certified calibrators don't use. It's not bad by any means, it's just that most ISF/THX certified calibrators use the pay software like CalMAN or Chromapure.
I'm not sure why they have the term IRE. Maybe you can discern why since you are way more versed in calibrating a TV than I Am. I'm more into watching TV
. I have heard them refer to and talk about CALMAN software in other write ups on their Review site. I almost replied CALMAN software to Larry. I just don't know.
Secondly, the unit measurement wasn't included for the luminance readings. Most people in North America use foot lamberts (or fL / ftL) and people overseas usually use candelas per squared meter (or cd/m2). 1 foot lambert is ~3.426 cd/m2. 49.359 for 100% white would indicate that the units are in foot lamberts because 49cd/m2 would be very dim, but that would mean that your black level measurement seems higher than what an ST60 should measure. 0.008cd/m2 for black is close to what an ST60 should measure, but that would again mean that your white measurement is really low. A possibility could be that the units are in foot lamberts and your 100% white measurement is very low because your calibrator used full-field patterns to calibrate your display, but that's unlikely because any pro calibrator should know not to use full-field patterns on a plasma display.
You can go to plasma tv buying guide or LED TV buying or 3d TV buying guide and read other TV's calibration settings and maybe this will provide an answer as to what he used (they use.)There is a forum to post questions for the calibrator on the ST 60 calibration setting page. Maybe you want to ask him these questions. I'm sure he would provide you an answer. I know this calibrator studied at MIT bc his bio says this. It also says he has been doing this for some time.
If he did use full-field patterns what would that mean for outcome?
I highly doubt that D-Nice's settings will be even close. That doesn't necessarily mean that the panel variances are high panel to panel, but there are other factors that will cause settings to be different, such as meter accuracy, the patterns used and the quality of the calibration etc.
I have d- nice's settings on my 65 VT30 and am happy with them. I have to say I am just as happy with these settings for my ST 60. I may even go as far as saying a little happier. I watched Prometheus tonight on cable and new total recall on VT30 then I went to bedroom and watched some parts again on the ST60. The ST60 looks just as good if not a little better. These settings look great on the ST60 and I'm very happy with them. This is why I put them on this thread for others to enjoy. Here I thought I was doing a nice thing for everyone who owns this tv. I'm sorry I don't have answers for everyone's technical questions regarding making sense of the results. I don't believe there is a full calibration report on buying guide. There are only a few graphs that are not in my thread. A full report should have a lot more info than that, right? Or no?
I'm married with a full time career and children. Been to college done that, Magna cum laude BS finance and accounting, Betta Gamma Sigma/Business National Honor Society. I live hard and play hard. I don't have the time to learn how to calibrate TV's nor make sense of the reports. There are too many other things I have interests in. That's what people like you are for. You can help us since you are versed in it. All I know is my eyes tell me it looks good! Until a better setting comes out I will stick with these. I don't believe paying a calibrator $4 or $500 will give me that much better of a picture that I can justify the money spent afterwards. I'm just going to spend an extra $500 to upgrade to the 60" ST60 when it comes out on 4/22. This 50" will get returned and some lucky customer will not only get a great TV for $100 off but will get it calibrated too. I'm not sure if you own this TV or not but I am sure getting to love it! I am very happy with these settings. I don't see anyone else providing a calibration for this set. Who knows when d-nice will get around to it. Once he does I will plug his settings into my cinema mode and then compare the two or change back and forth depending on the content. It is nice to have options. Especially for day and night time viewing.