I congratulate you for the gutsy move to go with Home Theater Tuneup. It's a little known and used dvd when compared to Avia and DVE. I sincerely believe you'll be fully satisfied. The package should come with red, blue and green color filters (I'm pretty sure this one comes with all three - at least the blue one for sure - I'm tto lazy to go look right now). Sometimes when these dvds are purchased from non-retailers, or rented, the filters are missing. The blue filter is critical for calibrating color, so be sure your seller is including this.
Basic Calibration - This is as much art as it is science. And some of these settings are interdependent with others. Contrast and Brightness for example. It will take time and much practice before you feel comfortable with this. So take it slow and very easy. These sets, being analog, require follow-up sessions to account for the settings drifting over time. I calibrate my sets at least once every six months. When I first got my calibration dvd(s) I did it numerous times to get used to how it all worked. As you practice calibrating you will get better and better at identifying how the controls affect the test patterns. In the beginning it may even seem that your adjustments don't seem to affect the test patterns they way the dvd tells you it should. I found this with Contrast on my Sony set. No matter how high I set it, the pattern just didn't seem to bloom they way I thought it should. It just took practice and patience on my part. You'll also find that when you adjust contrast, and then brightness, if you go back to contrast the new value may seem wrong. You may have to go back and forth with those two until you're satisfied with the results. Again, just be patient and take your time. It'll come easier to you as you practice.
Your planned adjustments are plenty for starters. The overall calibration will affect the user menu for Contrast, Brightness, Color, Hue and Sharpness. Also Color temp.
Once this is done it's best to tackle SM settings one at a time. Otherwise it gets very hard to know which ones made the difference. Make the adjustment and then spend some time watching the tv. See how it looks in high and low light conditions. Then either keep the change, make another adjustment or return it to default. Then move to your next planned adjustment. Try not to adjust two at once.
Again - be sure to have FUN. If you're not having fun you're working too hard.