I have a couple of gamma questions as they relate to my FPJ1.
First, the background. My flattest gamma readings were at the lowest gamma setting (1.8 I believe), but they were way low (on a numerical scale I was getting average of less than 1.5 I think. I rechecked greyscale/gamma on every preset using my Eye1 LT and AVHCD and even at 2.6 gamma my average was 2.0 (and not flat). I have the ability to drop luma at 11 pts on my Vision HDP to bump the gamma up to 2.2, but it requires quite a big drop at the higher IRE end. When doing so, it seems like I am losing too much brightness, although the picture does look pretty nice and details looked great in my 10 minute test on Braveheart Blu ray. I ran out of time and have not quite flattened the gamma to a perfect 2.2 (I have an almost perfectly flat grey scale). So here are my questions:
1. What were your average gamma readings (please list the preset on the pj and the actual measured gamma average)?
2. Are my results atypical? Or is the RS-2 FPJ1 significantly off on gamma with too much Luma across the board, but especially on the high IRE end?
3. If atypical, could this be a bad light meter? Or do I simply have contrast set to high (I had it at 0)? Or what could be causing this?
I found at least one review of the RS-1/RS-2 that showed initial gamma pretty low like mine (between 1.7 and 1.9). Looks like this might be typical, and with the RS-2 / FPJ1 it can be adjusted in the pj and, in my case, more easily in the Lumagen as I have done (mostly). So with that in mind, what have you all found to be the best "true" gamma settings (i.e., not the 2.4 preset with 5 pt bump at 10 IRE)? Do most of you run at a true 2.2, 2.25, 2.4 or a custom non-flat one (like 2.2 at low IRE and 2.4 at high)? For reference, I presently have a light controlled room, but it is not a batcave. For at least a few more months I have light carpet, reasonably dark walls and ceiling (but not black), with some off-white columns / bass traps that do reflect some light back to the screen. A batcave is in my future, however, and would already be done if the ceiling were square and not cut off at a down angle in 1 difficult corner... but I digress.http://www.displaycalibrationonline.com/reviews_rs1.asp