what patterns are you guys using?
I tried to do a quick game mode calibration, figured I'd try the apl test patterns from HCFR, and the results were pretty darn amazing. got a calibrated 78ftl! then I start watching tv, and the bright areas were lacking all detail, it was clearly not right. I was using the small apl pattern, and thought maybe that was the problem, so I tried the large apl pattern. not much changed, other than the peak brightness going down to about 65ftl, and the MLL going up from .011 to .016, and therefore my contrast dropping from over 20000:1 to under 6000:1.
then I tried the 'window' patterns from HCFR, and noticed my gamma curve took a nose dive in the top half. figured this was likely why the image lost all detail in the bright areas. I quickly 'improved' this drop, but still have an avg gamma of like 2.0(it was a really close match to bt1886 using the apl patterns). the peak luminance is back down to a reasonable 60ftl, but I'm sure that'll come down as a flatten out the gamma, and get it back into the 2.2-2.4 range.
anyway, I guess I'm wondering if I should just stick to the 'window' patterns, or if the 'large apl' patterns have their merit. I'm actually really surprised the apl patterns don't give me better results, but it seems like I'm missing something important here
Displays: Samsung PN64F8500/JVC X35
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1018AH, 5.1 audio
Sources: HTPC(Mediabrowser), PS3, XBOX360, Wii, Sony DVP-CX995V
Control: Harmony One
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