Hey folks, long post coming,
Brand new here, just bought a 65737 to replace my old toshiba 42" rear projection. Quite a shock. I recommend everyone increase their screen size by 50% whenever possible, really adds to the experience.
That being said, I bought the DVE bluray to calibrate the tv because I couldn't afford to have someone travel out (no isfs by me) to calibrate a broke college students tv. I had several problems using this disc (note: I have never calibrated a tv before, or used test patterns but I consider myself somewhat savvy and figured I could get it in the ballpark).Brightness
: this one was easy, used the pluge pattern. Below black clipped for me at around 34 with 2% barely visible.Contrast
: This one was tricky because I felt like no matter how high I cranked it the white wouldn't clip. I have heard other people with this issue, I didn't think it wise to put contrast all the way up, any suggestions? I liked it at around 42.Color
: This is where it started to spin out of control
I used the 75% color bars w/ gray reference test pattern and RGB filter. Did the blue first. Got the cells with blue (bl, cy, mg) to be even with each other and the gray background. So far so good. The green and red were way trickier for me. RED: I am guessng it is more important for the red cells to be uniform than the opaque ones, so thats what I went for. But I just couldn't get them all consistant. I even tried adjusting the individual colors in the ADV picture menu. Closer but not perfect. Ended up adjusting the yellow the most (upwards). Still couldn't get them to look like they did in the tutorial. Tried many combos of adjusting the color, tint, and all the color setting in the menu. No luck. Oh well.Sharpness
: I used the overscan pattern and didn't think the sharpness helped anything so I turned it almost all the way down. Also, i noticed that the picture was a little shifted up and left, so I used the x and y axis adjustment (not what its called in the menu, couldn't remember the name) to center it perfectly. That won't adversely affect the picture will it?
If anyone else has calibrated using DVE, any questions/comments/insults are most appreciated. Sorry about the poor spelling/ grammar.
ps. when is LOTR gonna be able to meet my blu-ray player?