Well, Gregg just finished and found that the shop had apparently skewed my calibration when my tv was repaired. He also told me that he is seeing a 10% change in red ("yellow reds" on these tv's over the course of a year, so tuneups are recommended.
Gamma was 2.2
foot lambert reading was 34 (plenty damn bright)
When I got my tv back from the shop, I reset cinema and changed color to what Gregg had left which should have put it back to his calibrated settings, but I noticed I was clipping whites on the DVE blu-ray. This was corrected by my turning the contrast down from 100-65, but it concerned me.
Gregg used a signal generator from his laptop to HDMI 1 to first calibrate the tv and determine the whites were not clipping at a pic of 100. Once he put the DVE blu-ray in to see how his signal generator settings made the DVE blu-ray look, he found the whites clipped. Come to find out, it was my BD35. He put it in "user" mode and made the contrast a -2. He said he sees this issue on panny's, sonys and pioneers, so I'd suggest anyone with a BR player and the DVE disc throw it in and check the slide with the bars that go from black to white. If the brightest two white bars blend as one, crank the contrast setting down on the BR player. This made the visit even more worth it because we found a problem I did not even know I had.
Gregg also showed me how to setup my Denon rcvr and 3.1 system the right way, so I learned a lot there too.
His new photo research 670 ($25,000) is pretty sweet; talks to his laptop via bluetooth. He also had the new calman software (did not have it last time) and showed me how easy it made things.
Thanks again Gregg for another quality visit!
I'll post my before and after when I get it in a few days.