Originally Posted by Robinson ------
Thanks, I know you pointed out to me (I think it was you) about not lowering brightness settings because it con screw up the blacks. The only reason why I have gamma @-3, is that it made the colors look deep & I liked that. Warm1 to us makes the whites better, so should I just keep gamma@0 then. I dont know the science like some of you guys do, just see what looks good... I really like warm1 better than 2, so what would you recommend I do with that. Thanks.
According to Miller's calibration report, the gamma setting of 0 yields a true gamma of 2.38. Assuming that the gamma control changes the real gamma by 0.1 for each tick of change in the control as Samsung as done for the past several years then going down to -3 will put the true gamma at about 2.7. That's a very high gamma. In fact Miller's 2.4 gamma is high and only useful for viewing in a very dark environment. Also, it's clear from Miller's report that the default gamma point curve must be pretty flat -- he only needed to adjust the curve at 30% stimulus.
The color temperature of warm1 is bluer than warm2. Miller adjusted the warm2 color temperature to meet specification using the white balance and 10 point controls. Using his setting with the warm1 temperature is meaningless without knowing beforehand the warm1 characteristics.
Without meters, you are better off resetting all the controls. Download a free calibration disk. Turn off all the junk settings. Adjust your Contrast and Brightness (and maybe the tint) with the disk. For the Samsung, set Film mode to auto1 and Color space to auto. After that, you can adjust the gamma to your liking. Leave the white balance, 10 point, and color management controls alone.
EDIT: Set the color temperature to your liking also.