Please take a look at these calibrations and see what you think; also downloaded the Excel entries for you to make it easier to read and give more accurate graphs.
The meter was, except for the "BestBrightNatural5500kGamma20Non-CustomColor" calibration, 2 ft away from the screen this 2ft distance was giving me funky Gamma readings. I then moved it in to 9" and Gamma readings improved. Not sure why, maybe the type of screen, a 110" Wilsonart Designer White laminate (Gain 1.24) with a throw of 11'9"; will re-calibrate these again at 9".
The Gamma if taken again, at 9” for the others, might be better than reported here.
The Green is off in "BestDynamicGamut, Saturation, Brightness, dE Chart" as it was re-calibrated, only green, a few days later most probably at a different Y reading as the tripod was set slightly differently, but in reality it looks fine on the screen, just off on the graph.The Files:
- BestDynamic is for the wife, with some ambient light, so she can do her nails, snack etc.
- Best BestNaturalNon-Bright was to see what low lamp mode locked like. It looks pretty good just a fraction dim.
- BestTB1Non-Bright was to see how well the colors really balanced in TB1 at low brightness, see what you think.
- BestBrightNatural was to see if a good Natural was obtainable but a little brighter.
So far BestBrightNatural is the best looking and can be slightly more punchy with auto iris on but of course it makes black areas a little too black. Dynamic is good but too bright to watch in a dark room, it tires the eyes, strangely though one does not notice the color pulls, the colors look fine visually. Theater Black 1 in low brightness cannot compare to the others.
As you will note in BestBrightNatural I did not lower 10% gray Gamma to 2.15, as the Gamma pre-set was 2.0, to get a 2.22 through most of the range. From experience it is really hard to play with custom Gamma when it is at a 2.0 Gamma pre-set, will try later. Might try playing around with the contrast, brightness, and color saturation to see if it will up the gamma pre-set in this setting, therby making it easier to adjust the "Custom Gamma".FtL
Here are ftL with Eye-One LT and actual ftL with Lux Meter adjusted for screen gain:Dynamic
ftL 20.43 Lux Meter: 22.27Natural (Brightness Control High)
ftL 10.897 Lux Meter = 11.88Natural (Brightness Control Low)
ftL 7.71 Lux Meter = 8.40Theater Black 1 (Brightness Control Low)
ftL 12.265 Lux Meter = 13.36885
Interestingly there is virtually no perceptual brightness between Theater Black 1 (Brightness Control Low) and Natural (Brightness Control Low), but Natural (Brightness Control High) appears significantly brighter (20-25%) than both even though the ftL of Theater Black 1 is greater, weird. Dynamic is brighter than Natural (Brightness Control High) by about 10-15% visually
Did not enter the settings into the note section of HCFR for "Dynamic", if you would like them let me know.
I did not "tighten up the "Hues, etc" after the first run, except the green as mentioned.
Best Dynamic2.3 Gamma6500kColor.zip 4.7587890625k . file
BestBrightNatural5500kGamma20Non-CustomColor.zip 4.810546875k . file
BestBrightNaturalGamut, Saturation, Brightness, dE Chart.zip 387.24609375k . file
BestDynamicGamut, Saturation, Brightness, dE Chart.zip 387.7822265625k . file
BestNaturalNon-Bright5500kGamma22CustomColor.zip 4.89453125k . file