Originally Posted by Dragon Reborn
From all reports so far, the JVC is pretty good right out of the box already, but I'd also be interested if anybody would like to share their settings.
It's been mentioned that Cinema or Natural modes are quite good, set color space to standard, set gamma to 2.2 (or just leave as is), and that's a pretty nice picture as is. For bat-cave movies, I set the iris to -15; for room-lighting TV, I leave it at 0. Then I used the AVS calibration tools (link in post #1) to do a basic calibration of brightness and contrast which gave me -1/+1 for contrast/brightness for bat-cave mode, and -2/+2 for TV mode. After that, I think I set the Black Level adjustment set at 1.
Hopefully, Zombie10k, Art et al. can present their own settings soon.
I set up with the User mode, which I've subsequently calibrated. I used the following settings, but found that the colour temp measured a bit too low once I got my meter out, though this will vary from example to example and also dependent on room/screen/ancillary equipment too.
Contrast, brightness, colour and tint at zero as confirmed by the AVS HD709 basic patterns.
Colour temp 6500K
Custom gamma set to 2.3
Standard colour space
Sharpness/detail to zero
Black level to +2 (I'm going to revisit this as I think my black level is slightly raised having done some more checking last night)
Aperture at -15 (gives me 100 Lux at 16:9 setting) which equals 14fL on my 1.5 gain screen).
I have User 2 set the same but the iris at -8 or -9 for use with 2.35:1 content with my A lens.
When I did my calibration I changed the colour temp to Custom colour temp and picked 6500 but then changed red gain to -10 and blue gain to -11 for 0.3 dE at 100%. In my case the Lumagen does the rest, so no need for further adjustments. Note that I left the RGB offsets at 0 to avoid raising the black level or crushing dark scenes.
Also, just to comment that there shouldn't be any need to have different brightness and contrast setting for 'TV' or 'Bat cave' mode: The correct setting with the black not being clipped and the lowest black floor is all that is needed. Perhaps if watching with some ambient light then maybe need to raise the brightness just to avoid black crush, but otherwise one correct setting should apply for both modes IMHO.