Now that I have a somewhat decent meter, I have resumed fiddling around with my tv settings. My grayscale has a few peaks, especially with the blue. The peaks are less frequent and are further apart than sonic_blue, but their amplitude is about the same.
I measured grayscale for various contrast values from 45 to 90. Considering grayscale neutrality only, the sweet spot on my set seems to be with a contrast of 85. Too bad I can't stand the "Normal" color temperature, as it is very flat even with lower contrast values.
30 ft/L is at contrast = 46; light output raises quickly (33.6 ft/L at 50, 36.5 at 55), but above 65 (40.6 ft/L) light output does not change much and the gamma starts to decrease. Gamma changes are of about -0.1 for grayscale 60 to 80, with a pronounced dip at 90.
Not exactly sure what I'll try next. I could not yet visually see the gamma dip at 85, but I find it a bit too bright.