Originally Posted by canadoc
anybody using own calibration disks play arouns with the white balance settings?
Also I know people don't seem to be using the black tone or dynamic contrast much but I find setting it on low adds a bit of pop without making things look too artificial.
Shoud Calibrations with DVE etc. be done only on movie warm 2 or can std or warm 1 be used?
You want a good calibration disk to play around with? Download the free AVS forum AVS HD 709 DVD
. I find the instructions are easy to follow (video calibration only, a good supplement to Digital Video Essentials).
It was great for setting the brightness (black level). However, I had a really tough time setting the contrast (white saturation) in either of the 3 (!) calibration DVDs I have. I didn't observe any clipping (white level saturation) until near close to 100, but I settled on a lower value based on looking at a few different test patterns.
First, I calibrated my DVD player input. Then, I plugged my DVD player into the STB (cable) HDMI input and repeated. Although the color temp was normal, the settings were nearly identical.
As for color temperature, I did a search in the Display Calibration
forum for "warm1". It seems that warm2 is somewhat more correct, but warm1 will work as well. User preference (I like warm1). Normal is not mentioned, so I think that it's OK for live video but not OK for movies.
Color temp - Movie mode (DVD): warm1, Standard mode (cable): Normal
Contrast : 89
Brightness: 51 (Movie), 48 (Standard)
Everything else set to default / auto / off.
I'll have to wait until the Flyers play tonight to check the ice color. It's Saturday - Hockey Night in Canda. In the mean time, Spring training is up and running on MLB-HD.