The observation that Movie mode handled sharpness a bit differently than the other modes started me on this path.
I was also curious about Dynamic Backlight. If I could catch it working, that would be bad. But if I could watch whatever I wanted and never notice it working for me, that would be good. I have not caught the Dynamic Backlight once over a wide variety of material starting in Movie mode.
My meter does see the effects in a higher contrast ratio. Good show Toshiba.
To start this calibration I decided to begin in Movie mode.
I then set Dynamic Backlight On and Backlight to 50 in the user menu.
From there, I went to the test disk and set Contrast to 95 (CNTX 7F) and moved BRTC to 80 with user Brightness at 50. These settings avoid both Black and White crush at both ends of the grayscale.
For color temps I decided to calibrate with Medium Temp in the user menu and an anchor R-DRV of 72H, I went for a 6500 temp average and did ok with G_DRV at 5E and B-DRV at 56.
These settings give me a contrast ratio of 1757:1 with a top gray luminance of 51.471 ftL. the bottom gray is .029 ftL (darker than my calibrated CRT)
With the grays sorted, I then turned my attention to color.
I have tried in the past using Color Master to tame Green with results that did not give me warm fuzzies. This approach is a bit different, tame Green using the Color saturation controls, then use Color Master to restore the levels of the other colors. I am pleased with the results shown below.
Blue is the only color that is off of the mark. The Blue Color Master control does work, the hue and saturation change visibly on screen, but my meter does not indicate much change. I think the Blue will be alright.
Here are the settings all in one place.
Dynamic Backlight On
Color Master On
Red Hue 0, Saturation +28, Brightness 0
Green Hue -10, Saturation 0, Brightness 0
Blue Hue 0, Saturation +28, Brightness 0
Yellow Hue +7, Saturation +20, Brightness 0
Magenta Hue -15, Saturation +28, Brightness 0
Cyan Hue -1, Saturation -4, Brightness 0
Dynamic Contrast Off
Static Gamma -4
Color Temperature Medium
B Drive 0
G Drive 0
Those are my settings and I like them. When I have some time, I plan to reset my Service Menu to the factory defaults to see if I can duplicate these results using only the user menu.
One more thing... I cut the COLC value to 50H for my DVR feed. It is not that the DVR has a different color level than my Blu-ray player, but rather television programming is so variable in color saturation level. I prefer the look of undersaturated to that of oversaturated color, so I cut the COLC register for the DVR feeds of 1080i. I left the COLC value at reference level for Blu-ray and DVD at 1080p and 480p.
The COLC setting is odd, it appears that 1080i and 1080p both have two settings, one for streched and the other for Native. 720p has just one COLC setting. 480i and 480p appear to share the same COLC setting no matter what aspect is chosen. BRTC, UVTT and CNTX seem to follow the same pattern.
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