Originally Posted by Phase700B
Well, since you have the AVS HD 709 disc, What I would do is try it with the IRE in Expert 1 and 2 set to two of the settings that "looked ok to you" . Then, set the AVS HD 709 disc up to show stepped gray scale. Then use the Q.Menu button to select Picture mode and switch between each Expert1 and Expert 2 and "Intelligent Sensor". Why? I do this because the Intelligent Sensor is a VERY blue setting. By cycling through Expert 1 Expert 2 and the Intelligent Sensor setting with the gray scale up, you now have a quick and easy visual way to see which Expert setting you prefer for a "warm" color temp. Look for which ever one is most even and low in green, red, or blue tint. However a true "warm" color temp will have a slight red/yellow "warm" tone to it. Since you don't have equipment, you can use this method to compare the overall white balance to any of the cataloged settings you have and choose one or two that exhibit the most neutral "warm" color temperature setting for your TV.
Thanks boss. Damn, I thought calibrating in general was difficult enough to do now I have a whole 'nother set of things to play with. Sure wish I was easily satisfied
I'd be all done and worry-free by now. But then I'd probably be bored as well
I do lean towards the warmer settings so I may have to go back to one of your original warm settings (not the warm natural one that you posted up sometime ago). That was pre-AVS HD709 for me and I liked those settings, especially with my "basic" cals (brightness, contrast, sharpness, etc).