Originally Posted by United32
I'm trying to calibrate my 50PZ800 (european model) with DVE DVD. Picture are very good but can be bether.
Have adjusted the things in service menu including subbrt which I increased and brightness in the "normal" menu are lower now. So I'm satisfied with contrast and brightness.
The only thing I'm not satisfied with are color. I'm trying to calibrate the colors using "color filters for decoder calibration" which comes with DVE DVD. I have adjusted the color of blue to be perfect, but red and green are not in the range of perfection like it should be.
Whatever I'm doing in the service menu and "normal" picture menu I can not get the red and green to be perfect like blue. Increasing rdrv, gdrv, rcut, gcut and color in the "normal" menu does not help.
What can I do to get red and green to be perfect when I see thru the DVE filters? Is there some one who can help me to solve this problem?
My settings are (translated to US model):
Normal mode (custom)
Color Temp Normal
Color Mgmt Off
Digital cinema color On (Only on european model because we do not have the THX mode)
Subbrt 808 (default 800, brightness increased +8, but lowered by 8 in the "normal" mode).
Just thought I would throw this forum link/article at you. http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10457
It explains calibration. It pretty much shows the need for a color meter (the Eye One for $150 is recommended), a calibration DVD, and free calibration software.
The article walks you through step by step calibration.
Trying to do it with only a DVD and your naked eyes will not get you to where you want to go as far as calibration. A good color meter hooked up to a PC will give you data and numbers, and graphs to show you where your settings are and where you want to get them too. You eyes cannot do the same....
Of course an experienced calibrator can do your calibration for $300 or so bucks.
IF you do go the DIY calibration route, make sure you write down all of the original factory settings you find in the Service Menu (where you will make all the necessary changes). That way if you end up frustrated you can go back and change it to the default.
When I have the money freed up I plan on doing my own calibration using this article as my guide. Keep in mind the author sells these color meters, though I feel his information is sincere, honest, concise and very informative.
His endorsement of the EYE ONE color meter over the SPYDER brand is confirmed on other sites and reviews I have read. It is supposedly the next best thing to color meters costing thousands of dollars.