Im trying to calibrate my brothers VT60 using D-Nice's day and night settings as a foundation and am experiencing some problems and surprises:
First surprise is i1d3 is consistently measuring its black level at .0006. Back in November during its initial calibration, my i1d3 was measuring it at .0012. Am I the only one seeing this drastic change in black level over time or is my meter acting wonky? The set gets heavy use on a daily basis. Will check hour count and report back. To my eyes, the set doesnt look blacker than it did before.
The panel drifted significantly after the initial calibration back in November. Specifically, all the grayscale points have a significant red push.
Using the black pluge patterns on both avshd709 and getgray, I am severely crushing blacks using the day mode settings. The culprit is panel brightness being set to high, as the black crush goes away once I set panel brightness to mid. Brightness is at 4 and agc is set to 0. Is this black crush with high panel brightness normal? No. Your Brightness setting sounds way low.
Am I missing something?
I absolutely hate how you have to exit out of the adjustment menu to get an accurate reading. The indicator bar at the bottom of the screen definitely affects readings. Spring for ControlCal
Another frustrating phenomenon is how I get drastically different greyscale readings when comparing continuos readings and the series readings using CalMAN. Its frustrating because I use continuous readings to calibrate each point to perfection, only to get drastically different readings when doing a series read of all greyscale points to confirm my adjustments. Which readings should I trust, continuous or series? Not sure who the culprit is here, just though I'd mention it to see if its an isolated incident. Try doing a series reading. Take a guess at what adjustments are needed and set them. Take another reading, etc. This might help.
I would greatly appreciate if someone can chime in and address the issues I've noted on this post. Thanks in advance.