I just finished calibrating my 46XF550 last night. Unfortunately in my haste to clean up and remove all programs from my borrowed laptop…I deleted my HCFR files too.
So no pretty pictures to look at.
My observations are that good gray scale and correct gamma made the most impact on my picture quality.Fortunately, The RBG cuts are intact for the 46”.
(sorry LeRoyK) With the cuts and gains…and about 30 minutes I was able to get my DeltaE under 2 for 30IRE and 90IRE. Red seamed to spike a bit at 40IRE for a DeltaE of ~5 50-80 all under 3 w/ some under 2. So a great gray scale IMHO.
Gamma was tougher at -4 on the static gamma control my gamma averaged 2.2 but is a slope from ~2.5 at 20IRE to ~2 at 100IRE. Not a flat gamma response but I have no idea how to improve that.
Adjusting the color was a breeze with the HCFR software and the color meter. The gray scale for dummies has the xyY standards listed so that made it easy to “try” and hit the colors. Hitting xy is not a problem for all colors using ColorMaster. The real problem is hitting Y (Luminance or Brightness) for each color particularly Green w/o introducing noise. In other words I could make the Triangle look perfect but the DeltaE’s would be off due to low Y. The Y could be increased but noise would be introduced. In the end I realized after taking a sanity check (watch reference material) that hitting green perfectly is not that important for me (YMMV). So in the end I nailed the Red and Blue primaries, the secondaries for Magenta and Yellow are right on, Cyan is off a bit (Y again), and Green is still quite a bit off but in the realworld it’s not that big of a difference for a user like me.
It was fun to play around with this.
I also learned that cribbing someone else’s settings is virtually worthless for my set. Most of the posted settings are not that close to mine.
Thanks all for your contributions.
Especially LeRoyk and sotti! Reading your posts was very helpful. Thank you both.
And thanks to TomHuffman his posts and calibration guide are great!