Originally Posted by p5browne
Firmware 3.07, that's on my July build is still available with the Menu Menu trick, but any Firmware since, requires a Special Remote to get to the SM. This was why we told anyone with the 3.07 and no lip sync issues (They were using a AVR or just didn't have the problem) to leave it alone if they want to access the SM. Even with access to the SM, usually we're told to not mess around with it unless you know what you're doing, and to definitely write down any values of anything before changing them.
The Problem with your 2 Point calibration system, you're only affecting the 20% and 80% areas, when the biggest problem with the xxLH90s is the 90% area. Using the THX system, the IRE's are pretty well flat from 100IRE to 30IRE, and not quite so flat down to 10IRE. Try putting the THX IRE values in one of the Expert Modes, along with your CMS values and see if this doesn't give you a better picture. This way, LG has done alot of the calibration work already. From 100IRE to 10IRE, Blue is also flat but boosted above the Red and Green - for those of us who like the Blue/White look, it gives us the PQ we prefer. Putting the THX values in the Expert Mode, you can tone down the Blue to your liking.
Have you found your build date yet on the back Info Plate?
I have Firmware 3.07 like you said and it's the August Build. I'll try carrying over the 10-point IRE setting from THX and compare them to my 2-point. Most of the values are at 0 and others don't seem like they've strayed too far from 0 so I don't see how it could possibly be better but alright, I'll try.
I've mentioned this before but it would be great if someone could translate my 2-point settings into 10-point. That way, I can even further improve on them. It's impossible to start from nothing and calibrate 10-point by eye like I did 2-point so that's why I stick with that. Somebody told me it isn't but I think it is - is it possible?
And about the lag that occurs often with 720p output, is there any way to fix that in the "Menu Menu" options? I saw separate settings there for content of different resolutions so maybe by tampering with one of those? It's a peculiar problem to exist without being fixable.. It would make more sense if this were the case with 1080p but I'm assuming that this happens because of the upscaling the TV must do I guess.EDIT:
So I tried the THX 10-point settings mixed with all my others. I of course made a few adjustments with those other settings (closer to my old settings - Gamma on Medium, a bit more contrast, etc..) to compensate for the change, and I was actually surprised that the result wasn't that bad. Nonetheless, I like my 2-point a lot more. With the THX IRE, the picture was a bit dull in every sense. The glowing whites in the fire of an explosion were dimmed and had a greenish tint to them (eww) and just in general, differences on the face (blush, paleness, makeup) blended more into one instead of a more detailed contrast (hence "dull"). In general, stuff like the glowing sky next to the sun wouldn't be glaring like it should, so yeah, just that sort of lack would effect the overall picture as well in the same terms. If in my 2-point settings it looks too red (which I can see possible), you can do multiple things. Lower the red by a little, turn Color Gamut to normal instead of wide, lower the Red contrast, and there you go. Since it wasn't so bad though, it made me realize the potential of the 10-point settings even more. It'd be amazing if someone could make a 10-point equivalent of my 2-point.My 2-point IRE:
Red Contrast: 21
Green Contrast: 3
Blue Contrast: 25
Red Brightness: -45
Green Brightness: -42
Blue Brightness" -44
- where I have set Gamma to Low with a few other changes to my previous settings
Red Contrast: 21
Green Contrast: 8
Blue Contrast: 24
Red Brightness: 3
Green Brightness: 6
Blue Brightness: 4
- more like with my older settings
*I'd prefer it be done with the first one but, whichever is easier would also be great.