Originally Posted by lovingdvd
Yes, just put color back to 0, turn CMS off, and use the default 2.2 gamma without any tweaks. You can keep your tweaked grayscale settings for any gain/offset changes you made, and in fact I'd prefer it.
I use HCFR. You do not need to tell HCFR what % you are using. Just redo your Measure Primaries and Secondaries command, and be sure to use the 75% patterns for RGB and White. All the Y data and dE is based off the white reading, so as long as you give it a 75% white pattern when asked to measure white that's all you need to do (along with using 75% for RGBCYM).
My preferred gamut is attached. Note that all points chosen are intentional. This is a personal preference toward oversaturated colors which purists will not care for, but ultimately I find it more interesting so I go by what I like vs. what is technically correct in these cases.
Note that I did not use THX mode because the lack of grayscale tweaks and gamma was a show stopper. I did use it briefly to compare colors to my gamut and it was about as I expected. I used 75% patterns. I used a Color setting of -17. The Y values were pretty much spot on when I was done but I didn't have a chance to really refine it as I would have liked to. Also I would have liked to check the saturation levels as has been discussed lately but did not have a chance. This may have called for a little more careful rebalancing.
I barely had a chance to evaluate this after completing it. But I was pleased with what I saw in the little time I did have to check it out. Skin tones looked nice and noticeably better than the RS1. Color control was at -17. But again I really need a lot more time with it to re-evaluate in the face of all the new data.
Thanks for the advice re HCFR LovingDVD. I will run the tests for OOTB settings as soon as I get a chance to reconnect my i1... One question though: as you are using HCFR, and have a 750, what is stopping you from running the tests yourself? All the patterns are included in the AVS REC709 test disc, you just have to run the saturations measurements and off you go...
I have to say that despite the frustration with controlling the CMS, I have to lean towards Christoph's and Mark's opinion here.
I have just seen The Dark Knight tonight (tried THX in high mode with -15 iris, but that was too bright and the off greyscale really hurts the picture especially in dark scenes so I went back to my settings with low lamp and iris -9, which is still my preferred mode). I have only one word: WOW!
I'm not talking about my settings of course, but about the combination of a fantastic picture (no grain, Imax scenes absolutely fabulous) with an adequately (if not perfectly) calibrated projector. Yes we can lament with the numbers no end (and I'm definitely going to to try around -18 color next time I calibrate), but in the meantime I'm enjoying what's in my opinion the best PJ money can buy at that price to watch films in a light controlled environment. Although I agree the CMS should be easier to use and more predictable, I'm sure results can be further improved. It's just about finding the best compromise.