Did settings like Contrast/Brightness/Color change from your previous calibration with the 1st edition?
For the most part, things should not change. It all depends on what level you went to using the first disc.
1. If you only used the contrast pattern on the first disc, to set contrast, it might not be set optimally. If you used the contrast and clipping pattern, then you are OK. The new contrast pattern has coarse elements from the clipping pattern on it. The disc also has RGB and YCbCr versions of the contrast pattern to fine tune even further.
2. We added a log grayscale concentric rectangle around the outside of the brightness pattern. If you have a DLP, then this will have no effect since picture level difference don't effect the display. Plasma and CRTs do change based on picture level differences.
3. SMPTE color bars using the 709 matrix will encounter a rounding error on the cyan and magenta bars. This will result in one rounding up and the other rounding down in digital value, which makes it look like tint is off. Our new color bar pattern does not suffer from that error. We also offer the old SMPTE style but we have added dither to hide the error. The new color bars are brighter and are easier to see through multiple layers of blue filter material. (2x or 3x on our filter)
4. We have added some additional tests to the sharpness pattern to better help fine tune.
5. We put all of these basic patterns into its own menu and name them based after the control you need to use. This was to help those who might not be familiar with calibration.
All of the above also works in 3D, which the first disc did not support. I know there are lots of players that can convert 2D into 3D. I don't actually know what they do on test patterns.Edited by sspears - 5/3/13 at 2:29pm