After calibrating my WD-65736 I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread on calibrating the new Mitsubishi's. This way we could have a central place to share our ideas and settings. I initially used ColorHCFR to calibrate my TV but after experiencing freezing problems and inaccurate results I ended up using CalMAN to calibrate my TV.
Here is a little breakdown on what I used to calibrate my 736. First set the TV to Low color temp and then take a grayscale and primary and secondary colors reading and save it as your before settings. You can then refer back to this when you are finished to see how much your TV has improved after calibration.
To access the service menu, on the remote press Menu and then 2,4,5,7. This will bring up the service menu. The video button scrolls through each setting in the service menu. UP and Down changes each value, and pressing Enter (or OK) not sure what it is exactly on the remote since I do not have it in front of me, saves the changes.
Then I set my contrast and brightness in accordance with the "Calibration for Dummies Link" (see below). Next I calibrated my grayscale. G(RGB)L the first few settings, adjust the upper end of the grayscale, while BM(RGB) adjusts the low end. Once you get your grayscale correct, calibrate your primary colors, and then secondary colors.
Each color has the follwing in the service menu, with what I guess each could mean:
Here is what you are going to try and calibrate each color to if you are using a high definition calibration disk:
Rec. 709 (High Definition)
Use these to dial in your colors. Once you have your colors correct, test your grayscale again and make adjustments if needed. Everything effects everything, if that makes any sense, so make sure you recheck your grayscale after making changes to your colors and vice-versa.
One more tip, make changes in the service menu and then exit out to take the readings. You will see why, the colors and brightness differ when you are in the service menu. Those of you with 835's might have an easier time than I did since you have perfect tint, which I don't, only perfect color. So I had to adjust the tint/hue, of each color in the service menu. I was able to get my primary and secondary colors except for Blue and Red close to perfect. Which after a many tries I believe is a limitation of this TV.
In case you don't already have it here are a couple of links, the first is the calibration for dummies guide, and the second is the calibration disk I used, AVS HD 709. The third is for CalMAN, the calibration software I used.http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10457http://avshd709.com/http://www.spectracal.com/
Here are my current settings. These might give you a good starting point, if not you can always reset your service menu back to defaults by pressing 0 while in the service menu, and selecting restore white balance, first option I think.
Color Temp Low
Video Noise off
Deep Field Imager Off
Good luck and be patient. It is very tedious, make small changes and take readings. It is worth it though once you have it calibrated. Let me know if you have any questions or problems. I've attached a pdf of my calibration report.
Final Calibration.pdf 225.166015625k . file