Originally Posted by Riff Magnum
i'm still confused. Which comes first, adjusting the SM menu or adjusting the UM menu? I read through low tech's newest post and found myself more confused than when i started. Obviously he's working on a video tutorial which will explain it better, but it would be nice to have a "standard" step by step guide that handles all aspects from beginning to end.
If you decide to do a DIY calibration from my video (delayed), it would be fest to at least get your LED brightness, Screen brighness and Contrast levels set properly. DVE or THX optimizer will work for that.
Once you have performed the brightness and contrast adjustment, write them down. You will need to setup your Expert Mode calibration to use those settings. Once you adjust you should see the Service Menu screen change to those settings.
Durring the CCA adjustment, the proper settings will be made for the settings prefer, not the defualt.
Also when performing the sRGB Desaturation adjustments, it also is required.
NOTE: At anytime you wish to return to the service menu to make PQ adjustments you must go into the Expert Configurations and toggle the LED brightness as it will push all the expert configurations for PQ. If making adjustments to CCA you must run Calibration once to push the gamma and other settings for adjustment to CCA and it will turn off CCA for you to start entering new settings.
I will have to update my procedure one more time... as it seems that all CCA adjustments must be done in proper order as skipping the calibration set in the routine will not allow new settings to push properly to CCA.
1 calibration set (it turns off CCA and pushes external settings for calibration)
2 adjust settings
3 save CCA
4 color sensor status
5 if more changes are needed, start with step 1 and continue on.
I have found the CCA settings to stick better while making multiple changes... Also after doing so many attempts with various LED brightness settings. I have found you can, if very careful, have your settings work well for LED brightness set to Low and if needed Medium