Originally Posted by dallows
I'm going to try and keep my posts constructive. I tried your current settings on my display and when I checked the DVE color calibration screen with the color filter they provide, it was off.
I understand all sets might not be the same (even same model) and viewing conditions, plus break in all apply. So I've adjusted a little (gamma helped a lot I think) and we'll go from there.
Thanks again and I look forward to your updates on your friends calibration.
That may very well be the case. Using a blue filter to adjust Hue and color only tells you one thing, blue tint (Hue) and blue color.
You don't get to see what that does to the rest of the color gamut. I spent most of my time on the greyscale tracking, and didn't get to spend much time with the color and tint setting yet. This is mainly due to the fact that the primary and secondary colors (except yellow) were overly saturated, even after reducing the color setting. Tint wise, the blue and red looked fairly good to begin as well as yellow. Swinging the color setting up and down in fairly large steps didn't seem to impact the saturation as much as I hoped. It seems that it may be impacting the color brightness more than color saturation.
On my display, there is a marked improvement from my previous settings, but I do need to understand the color management of the Samsung a little more before I share a calibration that I take as "best case". Like I said this is only the beginning and a quick first pass. I'll provide updated calibrations as we go. Did the settings look off on your display to your eye?
As far as gamma is concerned, 2.22 is targeted in many occasions, and it is what I use for my 1080UB projector, but on a very bright display like these plasmas a higher gamma can be utilized. At a gamma of -1 on the Samsung, the gamma was up around 2.6! Too high. CRT tube TV's gamma is typically in the 2.5 range just to give you a reference. On this plasma, with the 28-32 ft-L of brightness, a 2.4 is more pleasing, and less washed out looking while still retaining shadow detail. I'll look into this more as well on the Samsung as I try out different settings.
Originally Posted by kanpol
Thanks for taking the time to post your settings after calibraton, now these were done with component cables and 480p right? Will be interesting to see the difference using hdmi and also after your set has a couple hundred hours on it, if and how much settings change. I was wondering if when you have an all black screen up(like at end of movie before credits appear)does it seem like the back light goes off or tv appear to be in stand by mode and then as soon as color changes or anything appears on screen it comes back on. it only does this in movie mode on mine. Standard and dynamic mode are fine, only happens in movie mode. Once again thank you for taking time to post after calibration settings
I'll try to check on the movie mode "stand-by" mode anomaly tonight and see if I notice the same thing.